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Basics 4 Read me first 6 Device overheating situations and solutions 10 Device layout and functions 17 Battery 19 SIM or USIM card (nano-SIM card) 25 Memory card (microSD card) 29 Turning the device on and off 30 Initial setup 32 Samsung account 34 Transferring data from your previous device (Smart Switch) 35 Understanding the screen 48 Notification panel 50 Entering text Apps and features 53 Installing or uninstalling apps 55 Bixby Home (Galaxy A30) 57 Reminder 61 Phone 66 Contacts 70 Messages 73 Internet 75 Email 76 Camera 89 Gallery 94 AR Emoji (Galaxy A30) 100 Always On Display (Galaxy A30) 103 Multi window 106 Kids Home (Galaxy A30) 108 Galaxy Wearable 108 Samsung Members 109 Samsung Notes 110 Calendar 111 Samsung Health 115 Radio 116 Voice Recorder 117 My Files 117 Clock 119 Calculator 120 Game Launcher 123 SmartThings 127 Sharing content 128 Google apps 2 Table of Contents Settings 130 Introduction 130 Connections 132 Wi-Fi 134 Bluetooth 136 NFC and payment (NFC-enabled models) 138 Data saver 139 SIM card manager (dual SIM models) 139 Mobile Hotspot and Tethering 141 More connection settings 143 Sounds and vibration 144 Dolby Atmos (surround sound) 144 Separate app sound 145 Notifications 145 App icon badges 146 Display 147 Blue light filter 148 Changing the screen mode or adjusting the display colour 149 Screensaver 150 Wallpapers and themes 150 Lock screen 151 Smart Lock 152 Biometrics and security 153 Face recognition 156 Fingerprint recognition 159 Samsung Pass 164 Secure Folder 169 Accounts and backup 170 Samsung Cloud 3 171 Google 172 Advanced features 173 Dual Messenger 174 Digital wellbeing 176 Device care 179 Apps 180 General management 181 Accessibility 181 Software update 182 User manual 182 About phone Appendix 183 Troubleshooting 190 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. • 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. 5 Basics 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 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. 6 Basics 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 – 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 7 Basics 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. Device limitations when the device overheats 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 becomes hotter than usual, a device overheating message will appear. 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 you will only be able to make emergency calls until the device cools down. • If the device overheats or feels hot for a prolonged period, a power off message will appear. Turn off the device, and wait until it cools down. 8 Basics 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. • Never use a damaged charger or battery. 9 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. 10
Basics Device layout ► Galaxy A20: Proximity sensor Speaker Front camera Power key Touchscreen Multipurpose jack (USB Type-C) 11
Basics 12 NFC antenna (NFC-enabled models) GPS antenna Microphone Rear camera (Dual) SIM card / Memory card tray Flash Fingerprint recognition sensor Speaker Microphone Main antenna Earphone jack Basics ► Galaxy A30: Front camera Power key Touchscreen 13 Volume key Speaker Proximity sensor Light sensor Multipurpose jack (USB Type-C) Basics 14 NFC antenna (NFC-enabled models) GPS antenna Fingerprint recognition sensor Microphone Speaker Microphone Rear camera (Dual) SIM card / Memory card tray Flash Main antenna Earphone jack
• 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. Basics • 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/light sensor area with screen accessories, such as a screen protector or stickers. 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. Hard keys Volume key Power key Key Function Power • Press and hold to turn the device on or off. • Press to turn on or lock the screen. Volume • Press to adjust the device volume. 15
Basics Soft buttons Recents button Back 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. 16 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 chargers, batteries, and cables. Unapproved chargers or cables can cause the battery to explode or damage the 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. 17 Basics 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. 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 Power 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. 18 Basics • 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 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. 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. While charging the battery when the device is turned off, the icon appears on the screen. If the fast charging feature is not activated, launch the Settings app, tap Device care → Battery → → Settings, and then tap the Fast cable charging switch to activate it. • 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 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. 19 Basics Some LTE services may not be available depending on the service provider. For more information about service availability, contact your service provider. ► Single SIM models: 20 Basics ► Dual SIM models: 21 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. 3 ► Single SIM models: Place the SIM or USIM card on the SIM card tray with the gold- coloured contacts facing downwards. ► Dual SIM models: Place the SIM or USIM card on the SIM card tray with the gold- coloured contacts facing downwards. Place the primary SIM or USIM card on the SIM card tray 1 ( 1 ) and the secondary SIM or USIM card on the SIM card tray 2 ( 2 ). 1 2 SIM card tray 2 SIM card tray 1 4 Gently press the SIM or USIM card into the SIM card 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. 22 Basics Correct card installation ► Single SIM models: Nano-SIM card microSD card ► Dual SIM models: Nano-SIM card 2 Nano-SIM card 1 microSD card Use only a nano-SIM card. 23 Basics Removing the SIM or USIM card 1 Insert the ejection pin into the hole next to the tray to loosen the tray. 2 Pull out the tray gently from the tray slot. 3 Remove the SIM or USIM card. 4 Insert the tray back into the tray slot. 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. 24 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. 25 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. 26 Basics 3 Place a memory card on the memory card tray with the gold-coloured contacts facing downwards. Memory card tray 4 Gently press the memory card into the memory card 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 → → Storage settings → SD card → Unmount. 1 Insert the ejection pin into the hole next to the tray to loosen the tray. 2 Pull out the tray gently from the tray slot. 27 Basics 3 Remove the memory card. 4 Insert the tray back into the tray slot. 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. 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 → → Storage settings → 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. 28 Basics Turning the device on and off Press and hold the Power key for a few seconds to turn on the device. When you turn on your device for the first time or after performing a data reset, follow the on-screen instructions to set up your device. To turn off the device, press and hold the Power key, and then tap Power off. Follow all posted warnings and directions from authorised personnel in areas where the use of wireless devices is restricted, such as aeroplanes and hospitals. Restarting the device To restart the device, press and hold the Power key, and then tap Restart. If your device is frozen and unresponsive, press and hold the Power key and the Volume Down key simultaneously for more than 7 seconds to restart it. Volume Down key Power key 29 Basics 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. Activating emergency mode To activate emergency mode, press and hold the Power key, and then tap 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. Deactivating emergency mode To deactivate emergency mode, tap → Turn off Emergency mode. Alternatively, press and hold the Power key, and then tap Emergency mode. 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. The initial setup procedures may vary depending on the device’s software and your region. 1 Turn on the device. 30
Basics 2 Select your preferred device language and select Select a language. .
3 Read and agree to the terms and conditions and tap Next. 4 Get your content from a previous device. 5 Select a Wi-Fi network and connect to it. 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. 6 Follow the on-screen instructions to proceed the initial setup. 7 Set a screen lock method to protect your device. You can protect your personal information by preventing others from accessing your device. To set the screen lock method later, tap Not now. 8 If the recommended apps screen appears, select apps you want and download them. 9 Sign in to your Samsung account. You can enjoy Samsung services and keep your data up to date and secure across all of your devices. Refer to Samsung account for more information. 31 Basics Samsung account Introduction 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. Once your Samsung account has been registered, you can keep your data up to date and secure across your Samsung devices with Samsung Cloud, track and control your lost or stolen device, see tips and tricks from Samsung Members, and more. Create your Samsung account with your email address. 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. Registering your Samsung account Registering a new 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. 32 Basics Registering an existing Samsung account If you already have a Samsung account, register it to the device. 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. If you forget your account information, tap Find ID or Reset password. You can find your account information when you enter the required information. 3 Read and agree to the terms and conditions and tap Next to finish registering your Samsung account. If a pop-up window about using biometric data appears, tap Register. You can verify your Samsung account password via your biometric data, such as fingerprints. Refer to Samsung Pass for more information. Removing your Samsung account When you remove your registered 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 → → Remove account.
3 Tap Remove, enter your Samsung account password, and then tap OK. 33 Basics Transferring data from your previous device (Smart Switch) Connect with your previous device via Smart Switch to transfer data. 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 via Wi-Fi Direct 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 Apps (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, select an item to transfer and tap SEND. 6 On your device, tap Receive. 7 Follow the on-screen instructions to transfer data from your previous device. 34 Basics Transferring data using external storage Transfer data using external storage, such as a microSD card. 1 Transfer 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. 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. 35 Basics Tapping Tap the screen. Tapping and holding Tap and hold the screen for approximately 2 seconds. Dragging Tap and hold an item and drag it to the target position. Double-tapping Double-tap the screen. 36 Basics Swiping Swipe upwards, downwards, to the left, or to the right. Spreading and pinching Spread two fingers apart or pinch on the screen. 37 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 38 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. Recents button Back button Home button 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 where the soft buttons are located. To use the soft buttons, drag the gesture hint of the desired button upwards. If you want to hide the gesture hints at the bottom of the screen, tap the Gesture hints switch to deactivate it. Setting the navigation bar Launch the Settings app, tap Display → Navigation bar, and then select an option. • Navigation type: Set the device to hide or display the navigation bar. To hide the navigation bar, tap Full screen gestures. While the navigation bar is hidden, you can use the soft buttons by dragging the gesture hint of the desired button upwards. • Button order: Change the order of the buttons on the navigation bar. • Gesture hints: Set the device to display indicators at the bottom of the screen to show where the soft buttons are located. This feature appears only when you select Full screen gestures. 39 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) 40 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. 41 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 drag it to the top of the screen. 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. 42 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 Enter folder name and enter a folder name. • Adding more apps Tap Add apps on the folder. Tick the apps to add and tap Add. 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. 43 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: Change the size of the grid to display more or fewer items on the Home screen and more. 44 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. Icon Meaning 45
/ 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 Mute mode activated Vibration mode activated Basics Icon Meaning Battery power level Lock screen Pressing the Power key turns off the screen and locks it. Also, the screen turns off and automatically locks if the device is not used for a specified period. To unlock the screen, swipe in any direction when the screen turns on. If the screen is off, press the Power key to turn on the screen. 46 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. Screen capture Capture a screenshot while using the device. Use the following methods to capture a screenshot. Captured screenshots will be saved in Gallery. • Key capture: Press the Volume Down key and the Power key simultaneously. • Swipe capture: Swipe your hand to the left or right across the screen. • It is not possible to capture a screenshot while using some apps and features. • If capturing a screenshot by swiping is not activated, launch the Settings app, tap Advanced features → Motions and gestures, and then tap the Palm swipe to capture switch to activate it. 47 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. 48 Search for content or apps stored on your device. Access the notification settings. Launch Settings. Quick setting buttons Preferred SIM or USIM card for View the notification details and perform various actions. each option. Tap to access the SIM card manager. (dual SIM models) 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. 49 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 then select the languages to use. When you select two or more languages, you can switch between the input languages by swiping to the left or right on the space key. 50 Delete a preceding character. Enter symbols. Break to the next line. Basics Changing the keyboard Tap to change the keyboard. 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, 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. • : Set the device to transliterate characters from English into another language. • : Add an item from the clipboard. • : Change the keyboard mode or size. • 51 : Predict words based on your input and show word suggestions. To return to the keyboard functions list, tap → → → : Open the text editing panel. 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. The selected text is copied to the clipboard. 4 Tap and hold where the text is to be inserted and tap Paste. To paste text that you have previously copied, tap Clipboard and select the text. Dictionary Look up definitions for words while using certain features, such as when browsing webpages. 1 Tap and hold over a word that you want to look up. If the word you want to look up is not selected, drag to select the desired text. 2 Tap Dictionary on the options list. If a dictionary is not preinstalled on the device, tap Move to Manage dictionaries, tap next to a dictionary, and then tap INSTALL to download it. 3 View the definition in the dictionary pop-up window. To switch to the full screen view, tap . Tap the definition on the screen to view more definitions. In the detailed view, tap to add the word to your favourite words list or tap Search Web to use the word as a search term. 52 or or Apps and features Installing or uninstalling apps Galaxy Apps (Galaxy Store) Purchase and download apps. You can download apps that are specialised for Samsung Galaxy devices. Launch the Galaxy Apps (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 → Settings → 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. 53 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. 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. When you open an app, a pop-up window may appear and request access to certain features or information. Tap Allow on the pop-up window to grant permissions to the app. 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 → → App permissions. Select an item and tap the switches next to apps to grant permissions. If you do not grant permissions to apps, the basic features of the apps may not function properly. 54 Apps and features Bixby Home (Galaxy A30) On the Bixby Home screen, you can view recommended services and information that Bixby provides by analysing your usage patterns and your routine. • To view more content, connect to a Wi-Fi or mobile network. • To fully use this feature, you must register and sign in to your Samsung account. Opening Bixby Home 1 On the Home screen, swipe to the right. The Bixby Home screen will appear. When launching this feature for the first time or after performing a data reset, follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup. 2 Swipe upwards or downwards to view recommended content. 55 Access additional options. Upcoming reminder Recommended content 3 To close Bixby Home, swipe to the left on the screen or tap the Back button. Apps and features Using recommended content on Bixby Home When you open Bixby Home, you can view the content that is frequently updated as cards. Swipe upwards or downwards to view the cards. For example, on the way to the office in the morning, you can view your day’s schedule and play your favourite music on the Bixby Home screen. In the evening, you can view alarms, check your daily activity, and view your friends’ feeds. The content and order of the cards update automatically at a specified interval. To manually update cards, swipe downwards on the screen. Editing cards list • To pin a card to the top of the Bixby Home screen, tap → Pin to top. To unpin a card, tap → Unpin. • To stop displaying a card on the list, drag the card to the right and tap Don’t show again. • To hide a card from the list, drag the card to the right and tap Hide for now. Selecting apps to show as cards Add or delete apps to show as cards on the Bixby Home screen. On the Bixby Home screen, tap → Cards and tap the switches next to items to add or delete them. If an app is not installed on the device, you must install it to use it. On the Bixby Home screen, tap → Cards and then download an app. Customising the Bixby Home settings On the Bixby Home screen, tap → Settings. • Customisation Service: Set to use Bixby’s interactive and customised services to enhance your experience. • Bixby Home content providers: Read and agree to or withdraw your agreement from the terms and conditions and privacy policies of each content provider. • About Bixby Home: View the Bixby Home version and legal information. 56 Apps and features 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 register and sign in to your Samsung account. • To use location reminders, the GPS feature must be activated. Starting Reminder You can start Reminder from the Calendar app. Launch the Calendar app and tap → Reminder. The Reminder screen will appear and the Reminder app icon ( ) will be added to the Apps screen. Creating reminders Create reminders with various methods. Reminder will alert you if you create a reminder with a specified time or location setting. You can also save various content, such as a single memo or webpage address, and view it later. For example, create a reminder to alert you to ‘Water the flowers when I get home’. 1 Launch the Reminder app. 2 Tap Write a reminder or and enter ‘Water the flowers’. 3 Tap Place → Set conditions → Pick a place and set the location to home. 57 Apps and features 4 Tap When I arrive at → Done. 5 Tap Save to save the reminder. When you arrive at home, the ‘Water the flowers’ notification will appear. 58 Apps and features Checking reminder notifications At the preset time or location, a notification pop-up window will appear. Tap Complete or Snooze. Viewing the reminders list Launch the Reminder app to view your reminders list. To view reminder details, select a reminder. 59 Apps and features Editing reminder details Add or edit reminder details, such as frequency, date and time, or location. 1 On the reminders list, select a reminder to edit and tap Edit. 2 Edit the conditions and tap Save. Reminder information Add a checklist. Add an image. Completing reminders Mark reminders that you do not need to be reminded of as complete. On the reminders list, select a reminder and tap Complete. Alternatively, drag the reminder to the left. Restoring reminders Restore reminders that have been completed.
1 On the reminders list, tap → Completed → Edit.
2 Tick items to restore and tap Restore. Reminders will be added to the reminders list and you will be reminded at the preset times. Deleting reminders To delete a reminder, drag the reminder to the right. To delete multiple reminders, tap and hold a reminder, tick reminders to delete, and then tap Delete. 60 Change the reminder's colour. Reminder conditions 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 61 Access additional options. Add the number to the contacts list. Preview the phone number. Delete a preceding character. to make a voice call, or tap to make a video call. Apps and features Making calls from call logs or contacts list 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. Using speed dial Set speed dial numbers to quickly make calls. To set a number to speed dial, 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 62 . 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. If the Add reminder switch is activated, a reminder will be saved to alert you of the rejected call one hour later. 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, 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. 63 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:
• : 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. 64 Apps and features Adding a phone number to Contact 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 contact to create a new contact, or tap Update existing 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 contact to create a new contact, or tap Update existing 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 Contact. This allows you to view the caller’s information when they call without having them listed in Contact. 1 Launch the Phone app and tap Recents.
2 Tap a phone number → .
3 Tap Add tag, enter a tag, and then tap Add. When a call comes from that number, the tag will show under the number. 65 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 and tap Select. 3 Enter contact information. Select a storage location. Add an image. Open more information fields. 66 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/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. 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 67 at the top of the contacts list and enter search criteria. Apps and features 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. Saving and sharing profile
Save and share your profile information, such as your photo and status message, with others using the profile sharing feature. • The profile sharing feature may not be available depending on the region or service provider. • The profile sharing feature is only available for contacts who have activated the profile sharing feature on their device. 1 Launch the Contacts app and select your profile. 2 Tap Edit, edit your profile, and tap Save. 3 Tap Tap here to share your profile and tap the switch to activate it. To use the profile sharing feature, your phone number must be verified. You can view your contacts’ updated profile information in Contacts. To change the scope of contacts to share your profile with, tap Select what’s shared, select an item to share, and then select an option. 68 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 69 → 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 keyboard is hidden. Recipient Send the message. 3 Tap 70 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. 3 View your conversation. To reply to the message, tap Enter message, 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 Inbox and select a contact. Or, tap Contacts, select contacts, and then tap Done. To manually enter a number, enter a phone number under Enter number and tap 71 . Apps and features 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. 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. 3 Tap and hold a message, tap Delete. To delete multiple messages, tick messages you want to delete. 4 Tap Delete. 72 Apps and features 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. 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. 73 Apps and features 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 → 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. Changing security settings You can change your password or the lock method. Tap → Settings → Privacy and security → Set Secret mode lock → Change password. To set your registered biometric data as the lock method along with the password, tap the Fingerprints switch to activate it. Refer to Fingerprint recognition for more information about using your biometric data. Deactivating secret mode In the toolbar at the bottom of the screen, tap 74 → Turn off Secret mode. Apps and features Email Setting up email accounts Set up an email account when opening Email for the first time. 1 Launch the Email app. 2 On the list, select an email service or tap Other. 3 Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup. To set up another email account, tap → Add account. If you have more than one email account, you can set one as the default account. Tap 75 → → Set default account. Sending emails 1 Tap to compose an email. 2 Add recipients and enter a subject line and text. 3 Tap to send the mail. Reading emails When Email is open, the device will automatically retrieve new emails. To manually retrieve emails, swipe downwards on the top of the emails list. Tap an email on the screen to read it. If email syncing is disabled, new emails cannot be retrieved. To enable email syncing, tap → your account name, and then tap the Sync account switch to activate it. → → → Apps and features 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 Power key twice quickly.
• On the locked screen, drag 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. 76 Apps and features Basic shooting Taking photos or recording videos 1 On the shooting modes list, tap Photo or Video. 2 Tap the image on the preview screen where the camera should focus. 3 Tap Options for current shooting mode Stickers list (Galaxy A20) AR Emoji (Galaxy A30) Camera settings • To adjust the brightness of photos or videos, tap the screen. When the adjustment bar appears, drag 77 . • 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 to take a photo or tap on the adjustment bar towards . to record a video. or Scene optimiser button Current mode Switch between the front and rear cameras. Take a photo. Preview thumbnail Shooting modes Select a lens Apps and features • 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. Selecting a lens for shooting Take a photo or record a video after selecting the camera lens you want. On the preview screen, select a lens. This feature is available only in some modes.
• : You can take a basic photo or record a normal video with the normal lens. • 78 : You can take a photo or record a video of a larger scene clearly with the Ultra wide lens.
Ultra wide shooting Basic shooting Apps and features Zooming in and out Spread two fingers apart on the screen to zoom in, and pinch to zoom out. Zooming features are available only when using the rear camera. Editing the shooting modes list You can edit the shooting modes list on the preview screen.
1 On the preview screen, tap → Camera modes → Edit modes.
Alternatively, tap and hold the shooting modes list on the preview screen. 2 Tick modes to use.
To change the order of shooting modes, drag Shooting modes list 79 to another location.
Apps and features Setting the camera button action (Galaxy A30) You can take a series of photos or create an animated GIF by tapping and holding the camera button. On the preview screen, tap → Hold Shutter button to and select an action you want to use. • Take a picture: Take a photo. • Take burst shot: Take a series of photos. • Create GIF: Create an animated GIF with sequential photos you taken. The Take burst shot and Create GIF features are available only in some shooting modes. 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. This feature is available only in Photo or Pro modes. 80
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