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Table of Contents
Introduction.................................................................................................................................................... 2
About the User Guide............................................................................................................................ 2
Get Started .................................................................................................................................................... 3
Parts and Functions .............................................................................................................................. 3
Tablet Layout ................................................................................................................................ 3
Charge the Battery ................................................................................................................................ 5
SIM Card ............................................................................................................................................... 6
Turn Your Tablet On and Off ................................................................................................................ 8
Use the Touchscreen ............................................................................................................................ 9
Activate Your Tablet ............................................................................................................................ 12
Complete the Setup Screens .............................................................................................................. 13
Basic Operations ......................................................................................................................................... 15
Basics .................................................................................................................................................. 15
Home Screen and Applications (Apps) List ................................................................................ 15
Tablet Settings Menu .................................................................................................................. 16
Portrait and Landscape Screen Orientation ................................................................................ 16
Capture Screenshots .................................................................................................................. 17
Applications ......................................................................................................................................... 18
Launch Applications .................................................................................................................... 18
Apps List ..................................................................................................................................... 18
SIM Card Phone Number .................................................................................................................... 22
Airplane Mode ..................................................................................................................................... 23
Enter Text ............................................................................................................................................ 25
Samsung Keyboard .................................................................................................................... 25
Google Voice Typing ................................................................................................................... 27
Tips for Editing Text .................................................................................................................... 28
Google Account ................................................................................................................................... 28
Create a Google Account ............................................................................................................ 28
Sign In to Your Google Account.................................................................................................. 30
Factory Reset Protection ............................................................................................................ 31
Google Play Store ............................................................................................................................... 31
Find and Install an App ............................................................................................................... 32
Request a Refund for a Paid App ............................................................................................... 33
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Update an App ............................................................................................................................ 33
Uninstall an App .......................................................................................................................... 34
Get Help with Google Play .......................................................................................................... 35
Lock and Unlock Your Screen ............................................................................................................ 35
Memory Card ...................................................................................................................................... 37
Install a microSD Card ................................................................................................................ 37
Unmount and Remove a microSD Card ..................................................................................... 37
View the microSD Card’s Available Memory .............................................................................. 38
Format a microSD Card .............................................................................................................. 38
Update Your Tablet ............................................................................................................................. 38
Update Your Tablet Software...................................................................................................... 38
Update Your Profile ..................................................................................................................... 41
Update Your PRL ........................................................................................................................ 41
Your Tablet's Home Screen ........................................................................................................................ 42
Home Screen Basics........................................................................................................................... 42
Home Screen Layout .................................................................................................................. 42
Extended Home Screens ............................................................................................................ 43
Status Bar and Notification Panel ....................................................................................................... 44
Status Bar ................................................................................................................................... 44
Notification Panel ........................................................................................................................ 47
Multi Window ....................................................................................................................................... 48
Customize the Home Screen .............................................................................................................. 49
Change the Wallpaper ................................................................................................................ 50
Add Shortcuts to the Home Screen ............................................................................................ 51
Add Widgets to the Home Screen .............................................................................................. 52
Add Folders to the Home Screen................................................................................................ 53
Contacts ...................................................................................................................................................... 55
Contacts Screen Layout ...................................................................................................................... 55
Add a Contact ..................................................................................................................................... 56
View Contacts ..................................................................................................................................... 58
Edit a Contact ...................................................................................................................................... 59
Delete a Contact ................................................................................................................................. 60
Share Contacts ................................................................................................................................... 62
Share an Individual Contact ........................................................................................................ 62
Share Multiple Contacts .............................................................................................................. 64
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Import Contacts ................................................................................................................................... 66
Back Up Contacts ............................................................................................................................... 67
Messaging ................................................................................................................................................... 69
Text and Multimedia Messaging ......................................................................................................... 69
Send a Text Message ................................................................................................................. 69
Send a Multimedia Message (MMS) ........................................................................................... 71
Save and Resume a Draft Message ........................................................................................... 74
New Messages Notification ......................................................................................................... 74
Manage Message Conversations ............................................................................................... 75
Messages Settings ...................................................................................................................... 77
Gmail ................................................................................................................................................... 78
Create and Send a Gmail Message ............................................................................................ 79
Check Received Gmail Messages .............................................................................................. 80
Use Gmail Labels ........................................................................................................................ 82
Archive Gmail Threads ............................................................................................................... 83
Mute Gmail Threads ................................................................................................................... 84
Delete Gmail Threads ................................................................................................................. 85
Search Gmail Messages ............................................................................................................. 86
Report Spam Gmail Messages ................................................................................................... 87
Add Another Google (Gmail) Account ........................................................................................ 88
Switching Between Gmail Accounts ........................................................................................... 89
Gmail Settings ............................................................................................................................. 90
Email ................................................................................................................................................... 91
Set Up an Email Account ............................................................................................................ 91
Add an Email Account ................................................................................................................. 92
Add an Exchange ActiveSync Account ....................................................................................... 94
Compose and Send Email .......................................................................................................... 95
Open Email Messages ................................................................................................................ 97
Delete an Email Account ............................................................................................................. 98
Manage Your Email Inbox ......................................................................................................... 100
Exchange ActiveSync Email Features ...................................................................................... 101
Internet and Social Networking ................................................................................................................. 104
Data Services General Information (4G LTE) ................................................................................... 104
4G LTE ...................................................................................................................................... 104
Your User Name ....................................................................................................................... 105
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Data Connection Status and Indicators .................................................................................... 106
Browser ............................................................................................................................................. 107
Use the Browser ....................................................................................................................... 107
Add a Bookmark ....................................................................................................................... 108
View Browser History ................................................................................................................ 109
Open New Browser Tab ............................................................................................................ 110
Browser Settings ....................................................................................................................... 111
Chrome Browser ............................................................................................................................... 111
Facebook .......................................................................................................................................... 112
Google Hangouts .............................................................................................................................. 113
Instagram .......................................................................................................................................... 114
Messenger ........................................................................................................................................ 115
Connectivity ............................................................................................................................................... 116
Transfer Files Between Your Tablet and a Computer ...................................................................... 116
Wi-Fi .................................................................................................................................................. 118
Turn Wi-Fi On and Connect to a Wireless Network .................................................................. 118
Wi-Fi Settings ............................................................................................................................ 120
Disconnect Wi-Fi ....................................................................................................................... 121
Wi-Fi Direct ............................................................................................................................... 122
Bluetooth ........................................................................................................................................... 124
Bluetooth Information ................................................................................................................ 124
Enable Bluetooth ....................................................................................................................... 124
Pair Bluetooth Devices .............................................................................................................. 126
Connect to a Paired Bluetooth Device ...................................................................................... 127
Share Information Using Bluetooth ........................................................................................... 128
Receiving Data Using Bluetooth ............................................................................................... 130
Camera and Video .................................................................................................................................... 132
Camera Overview ............................................................................................................................. 132
Take Pictures and Record Videos .................................................................................................... 133
Take a Picture ........................................................................................................................... 133
Record Videos .......................................................................................................................... 134
Shooting Modes ........................................................................................................................ 135
View Pictures and Videos Using Gallery........................................................................................... 136
Edit Pictures ...................................................................................................................................... 139
Share Pictures and Videos ............................................................................................................... 143
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Send Pictures or Videos by Email or Gmail .............................................................................. 143
Send Pictures or Videos Using Bluetooth ................................................................................. 144
Share Pictures or Videos Using Additional Apps or Social Media ............................................ 145
Share Videos on YouTube ........................................................................................................ 146
Camera Options and Settings ........................................................................................................... 147
Switch Cameras ........................................................................................................................ 147
Set Camera Options ................................................................................................................. 147
Productivity ................................................................................................................................................ 149
1Weather ........................................................................................................................................... 149
Calculator .......................................................................................................................................... 149
Calendar ............................................................................................................................................ 150
Add an Event to the Calendar ................................................................................................... 150
View Calendar Events ............................................................................................................... 153
Share Calendar Events ............................................................................................................. 154
Sync Calendars ......................................................................................................................... 156
Synchronize an Exchange ActiveSync Calendar...................................................................... 157
Clock ................................................................................................................................................. 158
Set Alarms................................................................................................................................. 159
World Clock ............................................................................................................................... 160
Stopwatch ................................................................................................................................. 160
Timer ......................................................................................................................................... 161
Gallery ............................................................................................................................................... 161
Google Drive ..................................................................................................................................... 163
Google Maps ..................................................................................................................................... 163
Photos ............................................................................................................................................... 165
Google Search .................................................................................................................................. 165
Use Google Search ................................................................................................................... 165
Samsung Kids ................................................................................................................................... 166
Lookout ............................................................................................................................................. 166
Memo ................................................................................................................................................ 167
My Files ............................................................................................................................................. 168
Sprint Family Locator ........................................................................................................................ 168
Entertainment and Activities...................................................................................................................... 169
Amazon ............................................................................................................................................. 169
Amazon Kindle .................................................................................................................................. 169
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Amazon Music ................................................................................................................................... 169
Amazon Photos ................................................................................................................................. 169
Amazon Video ................................................................................................................................... 169
DraftKings ......................................................................................................................................... 169
Galaxy Apps ...................................................................................................................................... 169
Google Play Movies & TV ................................................................................................................. 170
Google Play Music ............................................................................................................................ 170
Samsung+ ......................................................................................................................................... 173
Sprint Fun & Games.......................................................................................................................... 173
Sprint Music Plus .............................................................................................................................. 173
Sprint TV & Movies ........................................................................................................................... 174
YouTube ............................................................................................................................................ 175
Connections Settings ................................................................................................................................ 178
Basic Settings ................................................................................................................................... 178
Wi-Fi Settings Menu .......................................................................................................................... 180
Bluetooth Settings ............................................................................................................................. 183
Airplane Mode ................................................................................................................................... 184
Hotspot and Tethering Settings ........................................................................................................ 185
Hotspot Settings ........................................................................................................................ 185
Tethering Settings ..................................................................................................................... 189
Data Usage Settings ......................................................................................................................... 190
Mobile Networks Settings ................................................................................................................. 191
More Connection Settings ................................................................................................................. 192
Nearby Device Scanning .......................................................................................................... 193
Printing ...................................................................................................................................... 194
Virtual Private Networks (VPN) ................................................................................................. 195
Ethernet ..................................................................................................................................... 203
Screen Sharing ......................................................................................................................... 203
Device Settings ......................................................................................................................................... 204
Smart Manager ................................................................................................................................. 204
Applications Settings ......................................................................................................................... 206
Application Manager ................................................................................................................. 207
Default Applications .................................................................................................................. 208
Calendar Settings ..................................................................................................................... 209
Camera Settings ....................................................................................................................... 210
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Contacts Settings ...................................................................................................................... 211
Email Settings ........................................................................................................................... 212
Internet Settings ........................................................................................................................ 216
Messages Settings .................................................................................................................... 217
Weather Forecast Settings ....................................................................................................... 219
Sound Settings .................................................................................................................................. 220
Sound Mode .............................................................................................................................. 221
Volume ...................................................................................................................................... 222
Notification Sounds ................................................................................................................... 223
Do Not Disturb .......................................................................................................................... 224
System Sounds ......................................................................................................................... 225
Key-tap Feedback ..................................................................................................................... 226
Sound Quality and Effects ........................................................................................................ 227
Notifications Settings......................................................................................................................... 228
Display Settings ................................................................................................................................ 228
Advanced Features ........................................................................................................................... 230
Users ................................................................................................................................................. 231
Personal Settings ...................................................................................................................................... 232
Wallpaper .......................................................................................................................................... 232
Home Screen Settings ...................................................................................................................... 233
Lock Screen and Security Settings ................................................................................................... 233
Lock Screen and Security Overview ......................................................................................... 233
Screen Lock .............................................................................................................................. 235
Disable the Screen Lock ........................................................................................................... 240
Device Security ......................................................................................................................... 241
Privacy .............................................................................................................................................. 242
Location Settings ...................................................................................................................... 243
App Permissions ....................................................................................................................... 246
Private Mode ............................................................................................................................. 247
Report Diagnostic Info .............................................................................................................. 248
Accessibility Settings......................................................................................................................... 249
Vision Accessibility Settings...................................................................................................... 250
Hearing Accessibility Settings ................................................................................................... 252
Dexterity and Interaction Settings ............................................................................................. 253
Configure Other Accessibility Settings ...................................................................................... 255
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Account Settings ............................................................................................................................... 256
Google Settings ................................................................................................................................. 258
Backup and Reset ............................................................................................................................. 258
Factory Data Reset ................................................................................................................... 260
System Settings ........................................................................................................................................ 262
Language and Input Settings ............................................................................................................ 262
Battery Settings ................................................................................................................................. 264
Power Saving Mode .................................................................................................................. 265
Ultra Power Saving Mode ......................................................................................................... 266
Storage Settings ................................................................................................................................ 267
Accessories ....................................................................................................................................... 268
Date and Time Settings .................................................................................................................... 269
Help Menu ......................................................................................................................................... 270
System Update .................................................................................................................................. 271
About Device ..................................................................................................................................... 272
For Assistance .......................................................................................................................................... 275
Sprint Account Information and Help ................................................................................................ 275
Sprint Account Passwords ........................................................................................................ 275
Manage Your Account .............................................................................................................. 275
Copyright Information ........................................................................................................................ 276
Intellectual Property .................................................................................................................. 276
Disclaimer of Warranties; Exclusion of Liability ........................................................................ 276
Modification of Software ............................................................................................................ 277
Samsung Knox .......................................................................................................................... 277
Samsung Electronics America (SEA), Inc. ............................................................................... 277
Do you have questions about your Samsung Mobile Device? ................................................. 277
Legal Information ...................................................................................................................... 278
Index .......................................................................................................................................................... 279
1
Getting Started
The following set of topics will introduce you to your phone, help you get set up with service, provide an
overview of the phone screen, and get you started with basic phone operations.
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Introduction
The following topics describe the basics of using this guide and your new tablet.
About the User Guide
Thank you for purchasing your new Samsung Galaxy Tab A. The following topics explain how best to use
this guide to get the most out of your tablet.
Before Using Your Tablet
Thoroughly read the Get Started guide and Important Information booklet that were packaged with your
tablet for proper usage.
Accessible services may be limited by subscription contract conditions.
Descriptions in the User Guide
Note that most descriptions in this guide are based on your tablet's setup at the time of purchase. Unless
otherwise noted, instructions begin from the tablet's home screen, which is displayed by pressing the
Home key. Some operation descriptions may be simplified.
Screenshots and Key Labels
Screenshots in the user guide may appear differently on your tablet. Key labels in the user guide are
simplified for description purposes and differ from your tablet's display.
Other Notations
In the user guide, the tablet may be referred to either as “tablet” or “device.”
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Get Started
The following topics give you all the information you need to set up your tablet and wireless service the
first time.
Parts and Functions
These topics illustrate your tablet’s primary parts and key functions.
Tablet Layout
The following illustration outlines your tablet’s primary external features and buttons.
Part
Description
Microphone
Record your voice or ambient sounds for voice recordings and videos.
Front camera
Take pictures and record videos while facing the screen. May also be
used for video conference apps.
Proximity sensor
Detect the presence of objects near the device.
Back key
Return to the previous screen, or close a dialog box, options menu,
the notification panel, or keyboard.
Home key
Return to the home screen. Press and hold to open Google
Search/Google Now.
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Part
Description
Recent Apps key
Access recently used apps.
Touchscreen
Display information needed to operate your tablet, such as the call
status, the Contacts list, and the date and time. Also provides one-tap
access to all of your features and applications.
Headset jack
Plug in a headset for convenient, hands-free listening.
Part
Description
USB charger/accessory port
Connect the tablet to the charger using a USB cable.
Flash
Illuminate subjects in low-light environments when taking a photo or
recording video.
Rear camera
Take pictures and videos.
Speaker
Play sounds.
SIM card
Location of the SIM card.
SD card
Location of the optional memory card (not included).
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Part
Description
Volume key
Adjust media volume.
Power/Lock key
Turn the tablet or screen on or off.
CAUTION! Inserting an accessory into the incorrect jack may damage the tablet.
Charge the Battery
Follow these instructions to charge your tablet’s battery using either the included charging head and USB
cable or using a USB connection on your computer.
Note: This tablet has an integrated battery that cannot be removed by the user.
Battery Cautions
Storage: Avoid storing or leaving the tablet with no battery charge remaining. Saved information and
settings may become lost or changed, or the tablet may become unusable. Charge once every six
months before storing or leaving unused for a long period.
Caution: Use only charging devices and batteries approved by Samsung. Samsung accessories are
designed for your device to maximize battery life. Using other accessories may invalidate your
warranty and may cause damage.
Charge Using the USB Charger
Use the charger that came with your tablet.
1. Plug the USB cable into the USB charger/accessory port on the top of your tablet.
2. Plug the other end of the USB cable into the charging head.
3. Plug the charging head into an electrical outlet.
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4. After charging, disconnect the tablet from the charger.
Unplug the charging head from the outlet, and remove the USB cable from both the tablet
and the charging head.
Charge Using a PC Connection
Before using a PC connection to charge your tablet, ensure that the computer is turned on. Depending on
the type of connection, your tablet’s battery may not charge.
1. Insert the small end of the USB cable into the USB charger/accessory port on the top of your
tablet.
2. Insert the large end of the USB cable into a USB port on your computer.
3. After charging, remove the USB cable from both the tablet and the computer.
SIM Card
The SIM card is an IC card containing a phone number and other customer information. Your tablet’s SIM
card is preinstalled and should only be accessed if directed by a customer service representative.
Handling a SIM Card
Keep the following in mind when handling a SIM card:
You are responsible for any damage caused by inserting the SIM card in another brand IC card
reader, etc. Sprint is not responsible in such a case.
Always keep the IC chip clean.
Wipe clean with a dry, soft cloth.
Avoid applying labels. May damage SIM card.
See instructions included with SIM card for handling.
The SIM card is the property of Sprint.
The SIM card is replaceable (at cost) in case of loss/damage.
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Return the SIM card to Sprint when canceling subscription.
Returned SIM cards are recycled for environmental purposes.
Note that SIM card specifications and performance may change without notice.
It is recommended that you keep a separate copy of information that is stored on SIM card. Sprint
is not responsible for damages from stored information that is lost.
Always follow emergency procedures to suspend service if your SIM card or tablet (SIM card
inserted) is lost or stolen. For details, contact Customer Service.
Always power off the tablet before inserting/removing the SIM card.
Insert SIM Card
Follow these instructions to insert a SIM card. Remember to power off your tablet before inserting a SIM
card.
Note: Your tablet’s SIM card is preinstalled. These instructions are for reference only.
1. Open the SIM card slot cover and turn to expose the slot.
2. Carefully slide the SIM card into the SIM card slot until the card locks into place.
3. Make sure that the card’s gold contacts face into the device and that the upper-left angled corner
of the card is positioned as shown.
4. Close the SIM card slot cover.
Caution: If the card is not inserted correctly, the device will not detect the SIM card. Re-orient the card
and place it back into the slot if the SIM is not detected.
Warning: Please be careful when handling the SIM card to avoid damaging it. Keep all SIM cards out of
reach of small children.
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Turn Your Tablet On and Off
The instructions below explain how to turn your tablet on and off.
Turn Your Tablet On
Press and hold the Power/Lock key.
Your tablet will power on. Depending on the settings, you may see the Lock screen.
See Lock and Unlock Your Screen and Screen Lock for information about using the screen
lock.
The first time you turn the tablet on, you will see the startup screens. See Complete the
Setup Screens for details.
If your tablet is not yet activated, see Activate Your Tablet for more information.
Turn Your Tablet Off
1. Press and hold the Power/Lock key to open the tablet options menu.
2. Tap Power off > Power off to turn the tablet off.
Your tablet will power off.
Your screen remains blank while your tablet is off (unless the battery is charging).
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Note: If your device is not responding, press and hold both the Power/Lock and Volume down keys
simultaneously for more than seven seconds to restart the device.
Use the Touchscreen
Your tablet’s touchscreen lets you control actions through a variety of touch gestures.
Tap or Touch
When you want to type using the keyboard, select items such as application and settings icons, or press
buttons, simply tap or touch them with your finger.
Touch and Hold
To open the available options for an item (for example, a contact or link in a Web page), touch and hold
the item.
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Swipe or Slide
To swipe or slide means to quickly drag your finger vertically or horizontally across the screen.
Drag
To drag, press and hold your finger with some pressure before you start to move your finger. While
dragging, do not release your finger until you have reached the target position.
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Flick
Flicking the screen is similar to swiping, except that you need to move your finger in light, quick strokes.
This finger gesture is always in a vertical direction, such as when flicking the contacts or message list.
Rotate
For most screens, you can automatically change the screen orientation from portrait to landscape by
turning the tablet sideways. When entering text, you can turn the tablet sideways to bring up a bigger
keyboard. See Enter Text for more details.
Note: Screen rotation must be enabled for the screen orientation to automatically change. To enable
screen rotation, slide your finger down from the status bar to display the Notification table, and then tap
Portrait to turn the option on. (If you see the Auto rotate option, screen rotation is already turned on.)
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Pinch and Spread
Pinch the screen by moving two fingers inward to zoom out, or spread by moving two fingers outward to
zoom in.
Activate Your Tablet
Follow the instructions below to activate your tablet if it has not already been activated. Depending on
your account or how and where you purchased your tablet, it may be ready to use or you may need to
activate it on your Sprint account.
If you purchased your tablet at a Sprint store, it is probably activated and ready to use.
If you received your tablet in the mail and it is for a new Sprint account or a new line of service, it
is designed to activate automatically.
When you turn the tablet on for the first time, you should see a Hands free activation
screen, which may be followed by a PRL update screen and a Software update screen.
Follow the instructions to continue.
If you received your tablet in the mail and you are activating a new tablet for an existing number
on your account (you are swapping tablets), you can activate on your computer online or directly
on your tablet.
Activate on your computer:
Go to sprint.com/activate and complete the online instructions to activate your tablet.
Activate on your tablet:
Turn on your new tablet. (Make sure the old one is turned off.) Your tablet will
automatically attempt Hands-Free Activation.
Tap Activate to override auto-activation and start the manual activation wizard.
Follow the prompts to complete the activation process.
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If your tablet is still not activated, visit sprint.com/support for assistance. If you do not have access to the
Internet, call Sprint Customer Service at 1-888-211-4727.
Tip: Do not press the Power/Lock key while the tablet is being activated. Pressing the Power/Lock key
cancels the activation process.
Note: If you are having any difficulty with activation, visit sprint.com/support.
Complete the Setup Screens
The setup screens help you set up certain features and preferences on your tablet. Once your tablet has
been turned on, you will see a welcome message. You can then complete the setup process.
Note: You may be able to complete the setup screens before your tablet has been activated on your
Sprint account.
1. At the Welcome screen, choose options, and then tap Start to begin setup:
Language: Choose the default language for your tablet’s operation.
Accessibility: Configure settings to access settings to improve the accessibility of your
tablet’s features if you are visually impaired or hard of hearing.
2. Follow the instructions to complete setup for each topic. Tap Next, or the right arrow, to move
through the steps. You can skip options to continue to the Next one. During setup, you may see
these options:
Note: Screens may vary based on the activation status of your tablet.
Wi-Fi: By default, your tablet prompts you to use Wi-Fi® when accessing data services. Tap a
Wi-Fi access point to connect to it, or you can continue setup using your tablet’s connection
to the wireless network.
Terms and conditions: Read the End User License Agreement (EULA) and consent for
diagnostic and usage data. If you consent to provide diagnostic and usage data to Samsung,
tap the check box. Tap Next to proceed, and then tap Agree to confirm that you understand
and agree to the terms and conditions. If you do not agree to the EULA, you cannot continue
with setup.
Hands free activation: Automatically connect to Sprint network and set up voice and data
services.
After Hands Free Activation completes, tap OK to continue.
You may see a message indicating your tablet needs to restart. Tap OK again and wait
for your tablet to restart.
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Add your account (Google): Your tablet uses your Google Account to provide access to
many features and apps. Complete the steps to sign in to your current Google Account, or
sign up for a new Google Account right from your tablet. You can also skip signing in to your
Google Account, or sign in later.
To sign in to an existing Google Account, you will need your account name (Gmail
address) and password.
For both new and existing accounts, you will need to review and accept the Terms of
Service and Privacy Policy by tapping Accept when prompted.
Name: Enter your First and Last name, to personalize Google features and apps.
Set up email: Configure an email account on your device. If you want to skip this step, tap
Not now.
Protect your tablet: Set up a screen lock to prevent others from using the tablet without your
permission.
Google services: Select Google service preferences, including Backup & restore, Location
and Communication options.
Samsung account: Some apps and features use your Samsung account. You can sign in to
your Samsung account, or follow the prompts to create a new account.
To sign in to or set up a Samsung account, you will have to review and agree to the
Terms and Conditions by tapping Agree when prompted.
Get weather forecasts: View the weather forecast for your current location on the Home
screen.
3. Tap Finish to complete setup.
Your tablet is now set up for use. If you skipped any part of the setup, you can access
additional options through the Apps list or through Settings.
Note: You do not need to sign up for a Google Account to use your tablet. However, to download apps
from the Google Play store app, you must link your tablet to a Google Account.
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Basic Operations
The following topics outline basic features and operations of your tablet.
Basics
The following topics offer an overview of your tablet’s basic operations.
Home Screen and Applications (Apps) List
Most of your tablet’s operations originate from the home screen or the apps list.
1. From any screen, press the Home key to display the home screen.
2. Tap Apps to display the apps list.
For information about using the home screen, see Home Screen Basics.
Select Options and Navigate Screens
Tap icons, keys, and other items to open or activate the assigned function.
Tap the Back key to return to the previous screen.
Recent Applications
You can display a list of recently used applications using the Recent Apps key.
Tap the Recent Apps key to view a list of recently used applications.
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Tablet Settings Menu
You can customize your tablet’s settings and options through the Settings menu.
From home, tap Apps > Settings .
– or –
Drag the notification panel down and tap Settings .
The Settings menu displays.
For more information, see Connections Settings.
Portrait and Landscape Screen Orientation
The default orientation for your tablet’s screen is portrait (vertical), but many apps will change to
landscape orientation (widescreen) when you rotate the tablet sideways.
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Turn Screen Rotation On or Off
1. Open the notification panel by dragging down from the top of the screen.
2. Tap Auto rotate to turn the option off. Tap Portrait to turn the option on.
You may need to scroll left or right to see the Screen rotation option.
If the Screen rotation option is not available, tap View all to display the full options list.
Not all screens will adjust for landscape orientation.
Capture Screenshots
You can use your tablet’s Power/Lock and Home keys to capture screenshots.
1. Press and hold the Power/Lock key and Home key at the same time to capture a screenshot of
the current screen.
2. After capture a screenshot, the following features are available:
Capture more screenshots.
Share the screenshot.
Crop the screenshot.
The current screenshot will be captured and stored in the Screenshots album in the tablet’s
Gallery. From home, tap Apps > Gallery .
Depending on your settings, you may also capture a screenshot by swiping your palm across the screen
from side to side.
To set up Palm swipe screen capture:
1. From home, tap Apps > Settings .
2. Tap Advanced features > Palm swipe to capture, and then tap On/Off.
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Applications
The following topics describe how to access the applications (apps) list and launch apps on your tablet.
Launch Applications
All installed apps can be accessed and launched from the apps list.
1. From home, tap Apps .
The apps list opens.
2. Tap an app icon to launch the corresponding application.
The application opens.
Apps List
The apps list expands to include any apps you download and install on your tablet. The following table
outlines the primary apps that have been preinstalled on your tablet.
App
Function/Service
1Weather
Receive real-time local weather information at any location in the world.
Access 7-day and hourly weather forecasts for your area.
Amazon (Amazon
Shopping)
Shop at amazon.com from your device.
Amazon Kindle
Download books for reading right on your device. You must have an
account with Amazon to use the Kindle application.
Amazon Music
Purchase, download, and play music from Amazon.
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App
Function/Service
Amazon Photos
Store your photos on Amazon’s cloud server.
Amazon Video
Watch Amazon Prime movies and videos on your tablet.
Calculator
Perform basic and advanced mathematical calculations. Located in the
Samsung folder in the apps list.
Calendar
Use Calendar to create and manage events, meetings, and
appointments, organize your time, and be reminded of important events.
Camera
Take pictures and record videos using the front and rear cameras.
Chrome
Browse the Internet using Google’s Chrome Web browser. Located in
the Google folder in the apps list.
Clock
Set alarms, view time in time zones around the world, use a stopwatch,
and set a timer. Located in the Samsung folder in the apps list.
Contacts
Store and manage contacts from a variety of sources, including contacts
you enter and save directly in your tablet as well as contacts
synchronized with your Google Account, compatible email programs
(including Exchange Server), and your Facebook friends.
DraftKings
Play daily fantasy sports against other users.
Drive
Store, sync, and access your data across multiple devices with Google
Drive cloud storage. Located in the Google folder in the apps list.
Email
Send and receive email from a variety of email service providers. Located
in the Samsung folder in the apps list.
Facebook
Keep up with friends and family with the Facebook app. Share updates,
photos, and videos, as well as text, chat, and play games.
Galaxy Apps
Discover apps designed exclusively for your Galaxy device. Located in
the Samsung folder in the apps list.
Gallery
View and edit pictures and watch videos that you have taken with your
tablet’s camera or downloaded.
Gmail
Send and receive messages using Google’s Gmail service. Located in
the Google folder in the apps list.
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App
Function/Service
Google
Search the Internet using Google Search. Located in the Google folder in
the apps list.
Hangouts
Instant message with your friends and family using Google Hangouts.
Located in the Google folder in the apps list.
Instagram
Capture and share photos and videos with your friends. Customize what
you capture, and then share it on your feed or post it directly to your
friends.
Internet
Browse the Internet using a full-featured browser. Located in the
Samsung folder in the apps list.
Lookout
Lookout® Mobile Security provides key security options, such as anti-virus
and anti-malware technology, a lost and stolen device locater service, an
application privacy adviser, and a backup service.
Maps
Use Google Maps to determine your current location with or without
GPS, get driving and transit directions, and find phone numbers and
addresses for local businesses. Located in the Google folder in the apps
list.
Memo
Organize your life by creating, editing, and managing memos.
Messages
Send and receive text and multimedia messages.
Messenger
Instantly reach your friends and family with Facebook Messenger.
My Files
Manage your sounds, images, videos, Bluetooth® files, Android files, and
other data in one convenient location.
NextRadio
NextRadio® is an FM tuner application that receives FM radio broadcasts
in your local area. NextRadio also provides a data service for radio
broadcasters to share information about their station and their broadcast
content so that listeners can receive real-time updates as they listen.
Photos
View photos and videos on your tablet, and sync them with your Google
account using Google Photos. Located in the Google folder in the apps
list.
Play Movies & TV
Google Play Movies & TV allows you to watch movies and TV shows
purchased on Google Play. You can stream instantly on your Android
tablet or download so you can watch from anywhere, even when you are
not connected. Located in the Google folder in the apps list.
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App
Function/Service
Play Music
Use the Google Play Music app to browse, shop, and play back songs
purchased from Google Play as well as songs you have loaded from your
own music library.
Play Store
The Google Play store app is the place to go to find new Android apps,
games, movies, music, and books for your tablet. Choose from a wide
variety of free and paid apps ranging from productivity apps to games.
Samsung Kids
Samsung Kids is a monthly service which provides easy access to
ageappropriate activities while also using parental security features.
Samsung+
Get live help, discover new features, and unlock promotions for your
Samsung device.
Settings
Configure settings and options on your tablet.
Sprint Family Locator
Sprint Family Locator lets you locate any device on your Sprint family
plan instantly—from your mobile phone, tablet or computer.
Sprint Fun & Games
Download new apps and games from Sprint.
Sprint Music Plus
Purchase, download, and play music and tones for your tablet.
Sprint TV & Movies
Use Sprint TV & Movies to watch live TV and access movies and other on
demand entertainment on the go.
YouTube
YouTube is a video sharing website on which users can upload and
share videos. The site is used to display a wide variety of user-generated
video content, including movie clips, TV clips, and music videos, as well
as video content such as video blogging, informational shorts, and other
original videos. Located in the Google folder in the apps list.
Note: Available apps are subject to change.
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SIM Card Phone Number
Follow the instructions below to display your tablet’s wireless phone number.
Note: Your tablet cannot make or receive calls. The phone number is assigned to the SIM card for
account identification purposes only.
1. From home, tap Apps > Settings .
2. Tap About device .
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3. Tap Status > SIM card status.
You will see the number listed under My phone number.
Airplane Mode
Airplane mode turns off all functions that emit or receive signals, while leaving your tablet on so you can
use apps that do not require a signal or data.
To turn on airplane mode:
1. From home, tap Apps > Settings .
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2. Tap Airplane mode .
3. Tap On/Off to enable Airplane mode.
Your tablet is now in airplane mode. An airplane mode icon displays on the status bar.
Note: You can also enable or disable Airplane Mode through the notification panel quick settings (drag
down the status bar and tap Airplane mode > Turn on).
To turn off airplane mode:
1. From home, tap Apps > Settings .
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2. Tap Airplane mode .
3. Tap On/Off to enable Airplane mode.
Your tablet’s wireless connection features are now restored.
Note: You can also enable or disable Airplane Mode through the notification panel quick settings (drag
down the status bar and tap Airplane mode).
Enter Text
You can type on your tablet using the touchscreen Samsung keyboard or Google Voice typing.
Samsung Keyboard
Use the touchscreen Samsung keyboard for entering text. The keyboard appears automatically when you
tap a text entry field, and can be used in either portrait or landscape mode. You can also use the Google
voice typing option to enter text using your voice (see Google Voice Typing for details).
The Samsung keyboard offers a traditional QWERTY keyboard setup for entering text by tapping keys
(like on a computer), along with enhancements and options that allow you to enter text faster and more
accurately, such as continuous key input, personalized usage dictionaries, and more.
Note: Depending on which app you are using (Messages, Email, etc.), the keyboard appearance may
differ.
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Assigning the Samsung Keyboard for Text Entry
If you have multiple text input methods installed on your device, you can select the Samsung keyboard to
be your default text input method from Settings, or you can choose it at any time while entering text.
Note: The Samsung keyboard is the default text input method on your tablet. Additional keyboards and
input methods are available for download at the Google Play store. See Google Play Store.
To select the Samsung keyboard from the Settings menu:
From home, tap Apps > Settings > Language and input > Default keyboard, and
then choose Samsung keyboard.
To select the Samsung keyboard while entering text:
1. Drag down from the top of the screen to open the notification panel.
2. Tap Select keyboard, and then choose Samsung keyboard.
Use Samsung Keyboard to Enter Text
Tap keys to enter text. While entering text, use these options:
Tap Delete to delete incorrect characters. Touch and hold Delete to delete a whole
word or field.
Tap Shift to change the case of the text (the arrow will turn blue). Tap Shift twice to
switch to all capitals (the arrow will turn blue).
Tap Symbols to switch to a symbols keyboard, to enter symbols. There are two symbol
keyboards.
Touch and hold Control for quick access to cut (x), copy (c), paste (v), undo (z), redo (y),
and select all (a).
Touch and hold Settings > Voice input to switch to Google voice typing to enter
text by speaking. See Google Voice Typing.
Touch and hold Settings to open an options menu. Select from the following options.
Voice typing to switch to Google voice typing.
Handwriting to enter text using your handwriting.
Clipboard to attach a screenshot or other item from the clipboard.
Emoticon to display a grid of emoticons.
Keyboard types to select a layout for the keyboard (Normal, Floating, or Split).
Keyboard settings to view the Samsung keyboard settings menu.
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If you have more than one language selected in Samsung keyboard settings, you can swipe
your finger over Spacebar to switch between languages.
Note: The Settings key changes depending on which option was used most recently. For example, if
you use voice typing, the key changes to Voice input , and you can then switch to voice typing just by
tapping the key.
Configure Samsung Keyboard
From home, tap Apps > Settings > Language and input > Samsung keyboard.
Google Voice Typing
Google voice typing uses Google voice recognition to convert speech to text.
Use Google Voice Typing to Enter Text
1. While entering text, drag down from the top of the screen to open the notification panel, and then
tap Select keyboard > Google voice typing.
– or –
Tap Voice input on the Samsung keyboard.
– or –
Touch and hold Settings on the Samsung keyboard, and then tap Voice input .
2. Speak into the microphone and watch your text being entered.
3. If the text is incorrect, tap Delete .
4. Once you have completed entering your text, tap Exit . The keyboard will reappear.
Note: You can assign a new language to Google voice typing. Tap Settings > Languages, and then
touch and hold a language to assign it as the default language. To add more languages, tap Settings
> Languages, tap the language(s) you want to add, tap Save, and then tap the Back key .
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Configure Google Voice Typing
From home, tap Apps > Settings > Language and input > Google voice typing.
Tips for Editing Text
Your tablet gives you many options to make entering text easier, including copying, cutting, and pasting
text, using voice-to-text input, customizing the user dictionary, using predictive text, and more.
Touch and hold text to highlight it, and then select from the following options:
Select all: Highlight all the text in the field.
Cut: Remove the selected text and save it to the clipboard.
Copy: Copy the selected text to the clipboard.
Paste: Insert the last copied or cut text into the current field.
Share: Send the selected text to others using email, Gmail, Bluetooth, and more.
Clipboard: View items copied to the clipboard.
Assist: Perform a Google search on the selected term.
Note: Editing options may vary between apps. Touch and hold Control for quick access to cut (x),
copy (c), paste (v), undo (z), redo (y), and select all (a).
Google Account
You will need a Google Account to access several tablet features such as Gmail, Google Maps,
Hangouts, and the Google Play applications. Before you are able to access Google applications, you
must enter your account information. These applications sync between your tablet and your online
Google Account.
Google Account Cautions
Be sure not to forget your Google Account ID or password.
Create a Google Account
If you do not already have a Google Account, you can create one online or using your tablet.
Note: You can also create and sign into your Google/Gmail account through your tablet’s Setup
application.
Note: Although you need a Gmail account to use certain features of your tablet, such as Google Play, you
do not need to use Gmail as the default account for your tablet.
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Create a Google Account Online
1. From a computer, launch a Web browser and navigate to google.com.
2. On the main page, click Sign-in > Create account.
3. Follow the prompts to create your free account.
4. Look for an email from Google in the email box you provided, and respond to the email to confirm
and activate your new account.
Create a Google Account Using Your Tablet
1. From home, tap Apps > Settings > Accounts > Add account.
2. Tap Google, and then tap Or create a new account.
3. Follow the prompts to set up your account.
You are signed in to your Google Account, and your tablet will synchronize the selected
items.
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Note: When setting up a new Google Account, either on your tablet or online, you will be prompted to add
a secondary email address. Enter a second Gmail address or any other email address from which you
currently send and receive email. This address is used to authenticate your account should you ever
encounter problems or forget your password. It is strongly encouraged for Android users so you can
regain access to Google services and purchases on your tablet.
Sign In to Your Google Account
If you have a Google Account but have not yet signed in with your tablet, follow these instructions to sign
in to your Google Account.
1. From home, tap Apps > Settings > Accounts > Add account.
2. Tap Google, and then tap Enter your email.
3. Enter your Gmail address and tap Next, and then enter your password and tap Next.
4. Complete any additional screens if prompted.
You are signed in to your Google Account.
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Factory Reset Protection
When you sign in to a Google Account on your device, Factory Reset Protection is automatically turned
on. Factory Reset Protection (FRP) prevents other people from using your device if it is reset to factory
settings without your permission. For example, if your device is lost or stolen and a factory data reset is
performed, only someone with your Google Account username and password can use the device.
You will not be able to access the device after a factory data reset if you do not have your
Google Account username and password. For more information, see Factory Data Reset.
Caution: You should remove your Google Account before shipping your device to Samsung or any other
service provider for service and before resetting the device to factory settings.
Enable Factory Reset Protection
Adding a Google Account to your device automatically turns on the Factory Reset Protection (FRP)
security feature. For more information, see google.com.
Disable Factory Reset Protection
To disable FRP, remove all Google Accounts from the device.
1. From home, tap Apps > Settings > Accounts > Google.
2. Select a Google Account, and then tap More > Remove account.
3. Repeat until all configured Google Accounts have been removed from the device.
Google Play Store
Google Play is the place to go to find new Android apps, books, movies, and music for your tablet.
Choose from a wide variety of free and paid content ranging from productivity apps and games, to
bestselling books, blockbuster movies, and music. When you find what you want, you can easily
download and install it on your tablet.
To access the Google Play store app, you must first connect to the Internet using your tablet’s Wi-Fi or
mobile data connection and sign in to your Google Account. See Browser and Sign In to Your Google
Account for details.
Installing Applications
Many different kinds of applications can be installed on your tablet from Google Play (provided by
Google Inc.). Sprint is not responsible in any way for user-installed applications (quality, reliability,
legality, fitness for a purpose, credibility, accuracy, etc.) or resulting malfunctions (viruses, etc.).
Important: Our policies often do not apply to third-party applications. Third-party applications may access
your personal information or require us to disclose your customer information to the third-party application
provider. To find out how a third-party application will collect, access, use, or disclose your personal
information, check the application provider’s policies, which can usually be found on their website. If you
aren’t comfortable with the third-party application’s policies, do not use the application.
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Find and Install an App
When you install apps from Google Play app and use them on your tablet, they may require access to
your personal information (such as your location, contact data, and more) or access to certain functions
or settings of your tablet. Download and install only apps that you trust.
1. From home, tap Apps > Play Store .
2. When you open the Google Play store app for the first time, the Terms of Service window will
appear. Tap Accept to continue.
3. Browse through the categories, find an item you are interested in, and tap the name.
Search for an app. Tap the Google Play search field, enter the name or type of app you are
looking for, and then tap Search on the keyboard.
4. Tap an app to read a description about the app and user reviews.
5. Tap Install (for free applications) or the price (for paid applications).
Note: If you have not already done so, you will need to set up a payment method to purchase paid apps
from Google Play.
6. The subsequent screen notifies you whether the app will require access to your personal
information or access to certain functions or settings of your tablet. If you agree to the conditions,
tap Accept (for free apps) or Accept and then Buy (for paid apps) to begin downloading and
installing the app.
If you have not already set up a payment method, tap Continue and then follow the prompts
to arrange payment and complete the purchase.
The selected app is downloaded and installed on your tablet.
Warning: Read the notification carefully! Be especially cautious with applications that have access to
many functions or a significant amount of your data. Once you tap Ok on this screen, you are responsible
for the results of using this item on your tablet.
Purchasing Applications
Purchase apps at your own risk. Sprint is not responsible for any harm to you or third parties resulting
from the use of purchased applications.
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Request a Refund for a Paid App
If you are not satisfied with an app, you can ask for a refund within 15 minutes of the purchase. Your
credit card or other payment method is not charged and the app is uninstalled from your tablet.
If you change your mind, you can install the app again, but you cannot request a refund a second time.
1. From home, tap Apps > Play Store .
2. Tap Menu > My apps & games.
3. Tap the app to uninstall for a refund. The details screen for the app opens.
4. Tap Refund, and then tap Yes to confirm. Your app is uninstalled and the charge is cancelled.
Update an App
Depending on your settings, many apps will update automatically, or you can update apps directly from
the Play store app.
Update an App Directly
1. From home, tap Apps > Play Store .
2. Tap Menu > My apps & games.
3. Tap the app you want to update, and then tap Update.
The app update is downloaded and installed.
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Set Automatic App Updates
1. From home, tap Apps > Play Store .
2. Tap Menu > My apps & games.
3. Tap the app you want to set for auto-update, and then tap Menu > Auto-update.
The app is set to update automatically whenever an update becomes available.
Note: Automatic updates are unavailable for some apps.
Uninstall an App
You can uninstall any app that you have downloaded and installed from Google Play.
1. From home, tap Apps > Play Store .
2. Tap Menu > My apps & games.
3. On the Installed screen, tap the app you want to uninstall, and then tap Uninstall > OK.
The app is uninstalled and removed from your tablet.
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Get Help with Google Play
The Google Play store app offers an online help option if you have questions or want to know more about
the app.
1. From home, tap Apps > Play Store .
2. Tap Menu > Help & feedback.
The Web browser will take you to the Google Play Help Web page, where you will find
comprehensive, categorized information about Google Play.
Lock and Unlock Your Screen
Your tablet allows you to quickly turn the screen off when not in use and to turn it back on and unlock it
when you need it.
Turn the Screen Off When Not in Use
To quickly turn the screen off, press the Power/Lock key. Pressing the Power/Lock key again
will show the Lock screen.
To save battery power, the tablet automatically turns off the screen after a certain period of time when
you leave it idle.
Note: For information on how to adjust the time before the screen turns off, see Display Settings.
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Turn the Screen On and Unlock It
1. To turn the screen on, press the Power/Lock key.
The Lock screen appears.
2. Swipe your finger across the screen to unlock it.
The screen is unlocked.
If you have set up a screen lock, you will be prompted to draw a pattern or enter a password
or PIN. See Screen Lock.
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Memory Card
You can install an optional microSD or microSDHC memory card (not included), to add storage for
images, videos, music, documents, and other files on your tablet.
Install a microSD Card
Use the following procedures to install an optional microSD card (not included) in your tablet.
1. Open the microSD card slot cover and turn to expose the slot.
2. With the gold contacts facing down, carefully slide the memory card into the slot, pushing gently
until it clicks into place.
3. Replace the microSD card slot cover.
Important: You can easily damage the microSD card and card slot by improper operation. Please be
careful when inserting, removing, or handling it. Do not over-insert the card as this can damage the
contact pins.
Unmount and Remove a microSD Card
Use the following procedures to remove an optional installed microSD card (not included) from your
tablet.
Important: When you need to remove an installed microSD card, you must unmount the card first to
prevent corrupting the data stored on it or damaging the card.
1. From home, tap Apps > Settings > Storage > Detail.
2. Tap SD card > Unmount.
3. Open the microSD card slot cover and turn to expose the slot.
4. Gently press in on the microSD card so that it pops out from the slot, and then carefully pull the
card out.
5. Replace the microSD card slot cover.
Important: You can easily damage the memory card and card slot by improper operation. Please be
careful when inserting, removing, or handling it.
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View the microSD Card’s Available Memory
Use the following procedure to view used and available memory on an optional microSD card (not
included).
From home, tap Apps > Settings > Storage > Detail.
Format a microSD Card
Formatting permanently removes all files stored on an optional microSD card (not included).
Note: The formatting procedure erases all the data on an installed card, after which the files cannot be
retrieved. To prevent the loss of important data, please check the contents before you format a card.
1. From home, tap Apps > Settings > Storage > Detail.
2. Tap SD card > Format > Format > Done.
Update Your Tablet
From time to time, updates may become available for your tablet. You can download and apply updates
through the Settings > System Update menu.
Software Update Cautions
During update: The tablet cannot be used until the software update is complete. It may take time to
update your tablet’s software.
Signal during update: Update your tablet where signal reception is good, and do not change
location during the update process. Make sure the battery is adequately charged before beginning an
update. A weak signal or low battery during an update may cause the update to fail. An update failure
may disable the tablet.
Other functions during update: Other tablet functions cannot be used during a software update.
Update Your Tablet Software
You can update your tablet's software using the System Update option.
Before Updating Your Tablet
Updating your tablet may result in a loss of saved data depending on the condition of your tablet
(malfunctioning, damaged, water seepage, etc.). You must back up all critical information before updating
your tablet firmware.
Back Up All Data Prior to Update
To back up your Gmail information:
1. From home, tap Apps > Settings > Accounts > Google > [your account].
2. Tap On/Off to enable backup of each item.
3. Tap More > Sync now to sync your Google Account information.
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To back up your Exchange Mail information:
1. From home, tap Apps > Settings > Accounts > Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync.
2. Tap On/Off to enable backup of each option (Calendar, Contacts, Email, Tasks).
3. Tap More > Sync now to sync your Microsoft® Exchange ActiveSync information.
To back up your Google apps:
1. From home, tap Apps > Play Store .
2. Tap Menu > My apps & games > All tab.
3. Scroll through the list of previously downloaded Google apps and choose those you wish to
reinstall.
4. Follow the instructions.
Note: Your Google app purchases are saved remotely and can be re-installed after the update is applied.
As an added precaution, to preserve any data on your optional microSD card (not included), please
unmount it from your tablet prior to starting the update process. From home, tap Apps > Settings
> Storage > Detail > SD card > Unmount.
Update Your Tablet’s Software
Once you have backed up all your data, use the Download updates manually option to update your
tablet’s software.
From home, tap Apps > Settings > System Update > Download updates manually.
Your tablet automatically downloads and installs any available updates. You may be required
to power your tablet off and back on to complete the software upgrade.
– or –
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1. Locate the Software update icon in the notification area.
2. Drag the status bar down.
3. Tap Software update to open the Software update screen.
4. Tap Install and follow the instructions. The downloading icon appears within the status bar to
indicate the tablet is downloading the necessary files.
5. Follow the prompts to install the update and restart your tablet.
Confirm Your Current Tablet Software
1. From home, tap Apps > Settings > About device .
2. Locate the Software version read-only field.
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Update Your Profile
This option allows you to automatically update your online user profile information. If you choose to
change your user name and select a new one online, you must then update the user name on your tablet.
1. From home, tap Apps > Settings > System Update > Update Profile.
2. Follow the instructions.
The tablet will download and install the profile update and you will see a confirmation when
complete.
Note: If your data services or account syncing ever seems to go out unexpectedly, use this feature to
reconnect with the network.
Update Your PRL
This option allows you to download and update the PRL (preferred roaming list) automatically.
1. From home, tap Apps > Settings > System Update > Update PRL.
2. Follow the instructions.
The tablet will download and install the PRL update and you will see a confirmation when
complete.
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Your Tablet's Home Screen
The following topics describe how to use and customize your tablet’s home screen, understand the status
bar, and use the notification panel.
Home Screen Basics
The home screen is the starting point for your tablet’s applications, functions, and menus. You can
customize your home screen by adding application icons, shortcuts, folders, widgets, and more.
Home Screen Layout
Your home screen extends beyond the initial screen. Swipe the screen left or right to display additional
screens.
Item
Description
Status area
The status area of the status bar (on the right) displays tablet and
service status information such as signal strength, battery status, Wi-Fi
and data connectivity, and time.
Status bar
The status bar displays icons to notify you of your tablet’s status (on the
right side) and notifications (on the left side).
Widget
Widgets are self-contained apps that reside on your tablet’s home
screen.
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Item
Description
Application icons
Application icons are shortcuts to favorite applications. You can add
and remove these shortcuts as you wish.
Applications (Apps) list
Tap to open the applications (apps) list. The apps list key is a primary
shortcut available from all home screens.
Primary shortcuts
Primary shortcuts are application shortcuts that appear in the same
location on all of your tablet’s home screens. These are customizable
except for the Applications (Apps) shortcut, which remains static.
Notification area
The notification area of the status bar (on the left) displays notifications
for incoming messages, missed calls, application updates, and more.
Note: The indicator above the primary shortcuts lets you know your current screen position.
Tip: Press the Home key to return to the main home screen from any other screen.
Extended Home Screens
In addition to the main home screen, your tablet features extended home screens to provide more space
for adding icons, widgets, and more. Press the Home key to display the main home screen and then drag
across the screen to move from the main screen to an extended screen.
Swipe left or right to go to an extended home screen.
While on an extended screen, press the Home key to return to the main home screen.
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Add Home Screens
If you want to set up more shortcuts or widgets than you have space for, you can add more home
screens.
1. Touch and hold an empty area on a home screen.
2. Scroll through the thumbnail screens to the right until you see a blank screen with the Add
icon.
3. Tap Add to add the screen.
A new blank home screen will be added to the far right of your screens.
Status Bar and Notification Panel
Your tablet’s status and notifications are available at a glance at the top of the screen.
Status Bar
The status bar at the top of the home screen provides tablet and service status information on the right
side and notification alerts on the left. To view the notification panel or access the quick settings menu,
slide your finger down from the top of the screen.
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Status Bar Layout
Main Status Icons
Icon
Status
Bluetooth:
Location:
Wi-Fi:
File download in progress:
Mute mode:
Vibrate mode:
Signal strength:
Roaming signal strength:
3G:
4G LTE active:
Airplane mode:
Sync:
Bluetooth is active.
Location service is active.
Wi-Fi is active.
Download of a file or app is in progress.
Mute mode is enabled.
Vibrate mode is enabled.
Cellular network signal strength is displayed.
Roaming network signal strength is displayed.
The device is connected to a 3G wireless network.
The device is connected to a 4G LTE wireless network.
Airplane mode is active.
Sync is active.
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Icon
Status
Battery charging:
Battery full:
Battery is charging.
Battery is fully charged.
Main Notification Icons
Icon
Notification
New email:
New Gmail:
New message:
New Hangouts message:
Event:
Alarm:
Emergency alert:
Update available:
File upload in progress:
Update downloading:
Update successful:
Keyboard in use:
More notifications available:
New email has arrived.
New Gmail has arrived.
New text or MMS message
New Hangouts message has arrived.
A calendar event is approaching.
An alarm has been set.
A new Emergency alert has arrived.
An app update is available from the Google Play store.
File is being uploaded or sent.
An app update is downloading.
An app or software update was successful.
Keyboard is in use.
View additional notifications.
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Notification Panel
Your tablet’s notifications appear at the left side of the status bar, and you can access the full notification
panel by pulling down the status bar. From there, you can check notifications, download updates, open
messaging apps, use the quick settings menu, and more.
Open the Notification Panel
Slide the status bar down. (Slide your finger down from the top of the screen.)
The notification panel opens. To check notifications, tap an item in the list.
Close the Notification Panel
Slide the notification panel up. (Slide your finger up from the bottom of the screen.)
– or –
Tap the Back key to close the notification panel.
Notification Panel Layout
The notification panel gives you access to notifications, settings, and the quick settings menu.
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Notification Panel Quick Settings
The quick settings list at the top of the notification panel lets you quickly access frequently used settings
options. Scroll left or right to display all available settings, and tap an icon to turn the selected feature on
or off.
You can customize how settings are arranged in your quick settings list.
1. From a home screen, drag the status bar down to display the notification panel.
2. Tap View all > Edit to display the quick settings panel options.
3. Drag buttons to arrange the order in which options appear in the quick settings panel.
4. Tap Done when you are finished.
Multi Window
The Multi window feature lets you multitask by using multiple applications at the same time.
Activate Multi Window
Apps that support Multi window display together on a split screen. You can switch between the apps,
adjust the size of their display on the screen, and copy information from one app to the other.
Note: Multi window is not available for all apps.
1. From any screen, touch and hold Recent apps .
2. Tap two apps that support Multi window to open them in split screen view.
– or –
If you are currently using an app that supports Multi window, tap another app to add it in split
screen view.
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You can also launch recently used apps directly into Multi window view:
1. From any screen, tap Recent apps .
Recently used apps that support Multi window have a Multi window icon in their title bar.
2. Tap Multi window in the title bar to launch an application in split screen view.
Other recently used apps that support Multi window display below the launched app.
3. Tap an app shortcut to add it to the split screen view.
Note: Only applications that support Multi window have the Multi window icon.
Window Controls
Use Window controls to switch windows, drag and drop content, minimize or maximize windows, or to
close a window.
1. Select an app window, and then tap Window controls in the middle of the window border.
2. The following options are available:
Switch windows: Switch locations between Multi window apps.
Drag and drop content: Move items between the app windows. Drag an item to share
from one window to another. Not all applications support this feature.
Minimize window: Minimize the selected app window. This turns the app into a circular,
movable icon that can be opened by tapping on it.
Maximize window: Open the selected app window in full screen view.
Close app: Close the selected app.
Customize the Home Screen
Learn how to set the wallpaper and add, move, or remove shortcuts, widgets, and folders from the home
screen.
Operations for Rearranging the Home Screen
Moving widgets and icons: From home, touch and hold an item, and then drag it to the desired
location.
Deleting widgets and icons: From home, touch and hold an item, and then drag it to
Delete .
Displaying the home screen menu: From home, touch and hold an empty space to display the
home screen menu. Menu options include Wallpapers and Widgets.
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Change the Wallpaper
Select and assign your tablet’s background wallpaper.
1. From home, touch and hold an empty space, and then tap Wallpapers .
Tip: You can also access the wallpaper menu through settings. From home, tap Apps > Settings
> Wallpaper .
2. Tap an option at the top of the screen to select the wallpaper you want to change.
Home screen: Set the background wallpaper for your home screen.
Lock screen: Set the wallpaper for your lock screen.
Home and lock screens: Set a wallpaper for both your home screen and your lock screen.
3. Select a wallpaper and tap Set as wallpaper.
The wallpaper is set.
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Add Shortcuts to the Home Screen
You can add shortcuts for quick access to favorite apps from the home screen.
1. From home, tap Apps .
The Apps list opens.
2. Touch and hold an app icon.
The icon will disengage and you will see the current home screen.
3. Drag the icon to an empty location on the home screen.
The shortcut is added to the home screen.
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Add Widgets to the Home Screen
You can add widgets to your tablet’s home screen. Widgets are self-contained apps that display on a
home screen. Unlike a shortcut, the Widget works like an application on a Home screen itself. There are
all kinds of widgets, including links to a specific contact, Internet bookmarks, Gmail and email accounts,
and many others.
1. From home, touch and hold an empty space, and then tap Widgets .
2. Touch and hold a widget icon.
The icon will disengage and you will see the current home screen.
3. Drag the icon to an empty location on the home screen.
The widget is added to the home screen.
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Add Folders to the Home Screen
You can group home screen shortcuts into folders for convenient access.
1. From home, touch and hold a shortcut you want to place in a folder, and then drag it on top of
another shortcut and release it.
Type a name for the folder.
Tap Add to add additional apps to the folder.
Tap Palette and select a color for the folder.
2. Tap Back .
A new folder is created.
Note: To add more app shortcuts to the folder, touch and hold a shortcut and drag it on top of the new
folder.
Change Folder Names
Once you have added folders, you can change the name easily from the folder display.
1. From home, tap the folder to open it, and then tap the folder name.
2. Type a new name and then tap Done.
3. Tap Back to close the folder and return to the home screen.
Change the Folder Color
You can change the color of a folder.
1. From home, tap the folder to open it.
2. Tap Palette and select a color.
3. Tap Back to close the folder and return to the home screen.
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Making Connections
The topics in this section will cover your tablet’s ability to help you make connections, from maintaining
contacts to text messages, email, and Internet usage.
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Contacts
The Contacts application lets you store and manage contacts from a variety of sources, including
contacts you enter and save directly in your tablet as well as contacts synchronized with your Google
Account, your PC, compatible email programs (including Microsoft® Exchange Server), and your
Facebook friends.
Contacts Cautions
Information saved in Contacts may be lost or changed if the battery is left uncharged. Accident or
malfunction may also cause loss or change to information. It is recommended that you keep a
separate copy of contacts and other important information. Sprint is not responsible for any damages
from lost or changed contacts.
Contacts Screen Layout
The following illustration show’s your Contacts app layout and describes the various features.
Item
Description
Add new contact
Add a new contact.
Contact
Tap to show the contact’s details.
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Item
Description
Image
Show the contact’s image. A thumbnail image displays in the contact list on the left,
and the full image displays on the right when viewing a contact's details.
Search
Search contacts.
Groups
Show contact groups.
More options
Access additional options. More (left) provides universal Contacts app options, while
More (right) provides individual contact listing options.
Add a Contact
You can add contacts from the Contacts application. Enter details such as name, phone numbers, email
addresses, mailing addresses, and more.
1. From home, tap Apps > Contacts .
You will see the Contacts list on the left, and a selected contact's information on the right.
2. Tap Add to add a contact.
3. If you have multiple account types associated with your tablet, select a contact type by tapping
the account type in the upper left corner.
Select Device as the sync account if you want your contacts on your tablet only; they will not
be synced with your Google Account.
Select Google if you want to save contacts to your Google Account; these will be synced
automatically with your Google Account online. If you have multiple Google Accounts set up,
you will need to pick a specific account.
Select Samsung account to sync your contacts automatically with your Samsung account.
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Select Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync to sync your contacts automatically with your
Microsoft Exchange account.
4. Enter as much information as you want.
Photo: Tap Photo to assign a picture to the contact.
Name: Enter the contact’s name.
Phone number: Enter a phone number for the contact.
Email: Enter an email address.
Groups: If desired, assign the contact to one or more contact groups.
More: Add additional information, such Organization, Address, Web address, IM account,
and more.
Note: To select a type (label) for a phone number, email address, or address (such as Mobile, Home,
Work, etc.), tap the type to the right of the field and select the appropriate type.
Note: To add more phone numbers, email addresses, etc., tap on the right side of the entry field.
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5. When you have finished adding information, tap Save.
The contact is added.
View Contacts
View a contact’s details by displaying a contact entry.
1. From home, tap Apps > Contacts .
2. Tap a contact to view its details.
The contact information is displayed.
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Edit a Contact
Once you have added a contact, you can add or edit any of the information in the entry.
1. From home, tap Apps > Contacts .
2. Tap a contact to view its details.
The contact’s detailed listing appears.
3. Tap Edit.
4. Tap any field you want to change or add. See Add a Contact.
5. Add or edit the information, and then tap Save.
Your changes are saved to the contact entry.
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Delete a Contact
You can delete individual and multiple contacts.
Delete an Individual Contact
1. From home, tap Apps > Contacts .
2. Tap a contact to view its details.
The contact’s detailed listing appears.
3. Tap More (right) > Delete > Delete.
The contact is deleted.
Tip: You can also touch and hold the contact from the Contacts list and tap Delete > Delete.
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Delete Multiple Contacts
1. From home, tap Apps > Contacts .
2. Tap More (left) > Delete.
3. Tap contacts to select them, and then tap Delete > Delete.
The contacts are deleted.
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Share Contacts
You can quickly share contacts using Bluetooth, email, Gmail, or text messaging.
Share an Individual Contact
Share individual contacts from the contact view screen.
1. From home, tap Apps > Contacts .
2. Tap a contact to display it, and then tap More (right) > Share contact.
3. Choose to send as either a vCard file (VCF) or Text.
You will see list of sharing methods.
When sharing a contact as a.vcf file, the follow sharing methods are available:
Bluetooth: Send the information using Bluetooth. See Bluetooth for information on
pairing and sending using Bluetooth.
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Email: Send the information as an email attachment. If prompted, select an email
account. Address the message, add a subject and a message, and then tap Send. See
Compose and Send Email for details on sending email.
Gmail: Send the information as a Gmail attachment. Address the message, add a subject
and a message, and then tap Send. See Create and Send a Gmail Message for details.
Messages: Send the information in a text message. Select a contact or enter a wireless
phone number or email address, enter any additional information, and then tap Send. For
more information on text messaging, see Send a Multimedia Message (MMS).
Save to Drive: Save the information to your Google Drive account.
Wi-Fi Direct: Send the information to another device using Wi-Fi Direct. See Wi-Fi Direct.
When sharing a contact as a text file, the follow sharing methods are available:
Bluetooth: Send the information using Bluetooth. See Bluetooth for information on
pairing and sending using Bluetooth.
Copy to clipboard: Save the information to the clipboard.
Email: Send the information as an email attachment. If prompted, select an email
account. Address the message, add a subject and a message, and then tap Send. See
Compose and Send Email for details on sending email.
Gmail: Send the information as a Gmail attachment. Address the message, add a subject
and a message, and then tap Send. See Create and Send a Gmail Message for details.
Hangouts: Send the information using Hangouts.
Memo: Save the information in the Memo app.
Messages: Send the information in a text message. Select a contact or enter a wireless
phone number or email address, enter any additional information, and then tap Send. For
more information on text messaging, see Send a Multimedia Message (MMS).
Save to Drive: Save the information to your Google Drive account.
Wi-Fi Direct: Send the information to another device using Wi-Fi Direct. See Wi-Fi Direct.
4. Complete the required steps as prompted for the selected method.
The selected contact will be shared.
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Share Multiple Contacts
You can select multiple contacts to share directly from the contact list view.
1. From home, tap Apps > Contacts .
2. Tap More (left) > Share.
3. Tap contacts to select them, and then tap Share.
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4. Choose to send as either a vCard file (VCF) or Text.
You will see list of sharing methods.
When sharing contacts as .vcf files, the follow sharing methods are available:
Bluetooth: Send the information using Bluetooth. See Bluetooth for information on
pairing and sending using Bluetooth.
Email: Send the information as an email attachment. If prompted, select an email
account. Address the message, add a subject and a message, and then tap Send. See
Compose and Send Email for details on sending email.
Gmail: Send the information as a Gmail attachment. Address the message, add a subject
and a message, and then tap Send. See Create and Send a Gmail Message for details.
Messages: Send the information in a text message. Select a contact or enter a wireless
phone number or email address, enter any additional information, and then tap Send. For
more information on text messaging, see Send a Multimedia Message (MMS).
Save to Drive: Save the information to your Google Drive account.
Wi-Fi Direct: Send the information to another device using Wi-Fi Direct. See Wi-Fi Direct.
When sharing contacts as text files, the follow sharing methods are available:
Bluetooth: Send the information using Bluetooth. See Bluetooth for information on
pairing and sending using Bluetooth.
Copy to clipboard: Save the information to the clipboard.
Email: Send the information as an email attachment. If prompted, select an email
account. Address the message, add a subject and a message, and then tap Send. See
Compose and Send Email for details on sending email.
Gmail: Send the information as a Gmail attachment. Address the message, add a subject
and a message, and then tap Send. See Create and Send a Gmail Message for details.
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Hangouts: Send the information using Hangouts.
Memo: Save the information in the Memo app.
Messages: Send the information in a text message. Select a contact or enter a wireless
phone number or email address, enter any additional information, and then tap Send. For
more information on text messaging, see Send a Multimedia Message (MMS).
Save to Drive: Save the information to your Google Drive account.
Wi-Fi Direct: Send the information to another device using Wi-Fi Direct. See Wi-Fi Direct.
5. Complete the required steps as prompted for the selected method.
The selected contacts will be shared.
Import Contacts
Import (load) contacts that have been backed up to device storage.
Import Contacts from Device Storage
1. From home, tap Apps > Contacts .
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2. Tap More (left) > Settings > Import/Export contacts.
You will see the Import/Export contacts menu.
3. Tap Import.
4. Select a destination for the imported contacts.
5. Follow the instructions to complete the import.
The contacts are imported and stored in the selected account.
Back Up Contacts
If you are saving contacts to an account that does not automatically back them up using the Cloud, you
can manually back them up to your tablet’s memory for re-import if needed.
1. From home, tap Apps > Contacts .
You will see the Contacts list.
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2. Tap More > Settings > Import/Export contacts.
You will see the Import/Export contacts menu.
3. Tap Export.
The contacts are exported to your main device storage folder.
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Messaging
With wireless service and your tablet’s messaging capabilities, you have the opportunity to share
information through many different channels and accounts, including text and multimedia messaging,
Gmail (Google), and personal and corporate email.
Text and Multimedia Messaging
With text messaging (SMS), you can send and receive instant text messages between your tablet and
another messaging-ready device.
Multimedia messages, or MMS, can contain text and pictures, recorded voice, audio or video files, picture
slideshows, contact cards (vCard), or appointments (vCalendar).
See your service plan for applicable charges for messaging.
Send a Text Message
Quickly compose and send text messages on your tablet.
1. From home, tap Apps > Messages .
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2. On the Messages screen, tap Compose new message .
3. Fill in one or more recipients. You can:
Enter phone numbers directly in the Enter recipients field. If you are sending the message to
several phone numbers, separate the phone numbers with a comma. As you enter
information, any matching phone numbers from your contacts list are displayed. Tap a match
to enter that number or address directly.
Tap Add from Contacts , and then select the contacts to whom you want to send the
message. You can also select contact groups as recipients. When you have selected all the
message recipients, tap Done.
4. Tap the Enter message field and then start composing your message.
5. When done, tap Send to send the text message.
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Send a Multimedia Message (MMS)
When you need to add a little more to a text message, you can send a multimedia message (MMS) with
pictures, voice recordings, audio or video files, contact cards (vCard), or appointments (vCalendar).
1. From home, tap Apps > Messages .
2. On the Messages screen, tap Compose new message .
The Compose screen opens.
3. Fill in one or more recipients. You can:
Enter phone numbers directly in the Enter recipients field. If you are sending the message to
several phone numbers, separate the phone numbers with a comma. As you enter
information, any matching phone numbers from your contacts list are displayed. Tap a match
to enter that number or address directly.
Tap Add from Contacts , and then select the contacts to whom you want to send the
message. You can also select contact groups as recipients. When you have selected all the
message recipients, tap Done.
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4. Tap the Enter message field, and then start composing your message.
5. Tap Attach .
6. In the Attach window, select from the following file attachments:
Camera: Take a new picture.
Gallery: Attach a picture from the Gallery app.
Other: Select from the following sources:
Image: Attach a stored picture. See View Pictures and Videos Using Gallery.
Video: Attach a stored video. See Record Videos.
Audio: Attach a stored music file or voice recording.
Record audio: Make a voice recording and attach it.
Memo: Attach a note. See Memo.
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Calendar: Select the calendar event you want to attach. See Calendar.
Location: Add your current location (requires GPS to be turned on) or a location you pick
on a map to your message. See Google Maps.
Contacts: Select a contact from your tablet, and then select which contact information
you want to attach. See Contacts.
7. Tap Send to send the MMS message.
Create a Slideshow
In a multimedia message, you can add slides, each containing a picture, video, or audio.
1. In the multimedia message you are composing, tap More > Message options > Create
slideshow to add space for a new slide.
2. Tap the space for the slide.
3. To compose your slideshow, do any of the following:
Add a picture: Tap Attach > Other > Image and select a picture.
Add a video: Tap Attach > Other > Video and select a video. (You cannot add both a
picture and a video on the same slide.)
Add music or a voice recording: Tap Attach > Audio and select a file.
Add a new slide: Tap More > Add slide.
View the next or previous slide: Swipe up or down.
Preview your slideshow. Tap More > Preview.
For more options, tap More and select an option.
4. When you have finished composing the multimedia message, tap Send .
Tip: To compose a slide show, you can also simply attach multiple items separately to the MMS
message. Tap Attachment and select a file type, location, and file and then repeat it for additional
slides. Your tablet will automatically compile a slide show.
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Save and Resume a Draft Message
While composing a text or multimedia message, tap Back to automatically save your message as a
draft.
To resume composing the message:
1. From home, tap Apps > Messages .
2. Tap the message to resume editing it.
3. When you finish editing the message, tap Send .
New Messages Notification
Depending on your notification settings, the tablet will sound an alert, vibrate, or display the message
briefly in the status bar when you receive a new text or multimedia message.
New message also appears in the notifications area of the status bar to notify you of a new text or
multimedia message. The Messages app shortcut (if shown on the home screen) also displays the
number of new messages.
To open the message, pull down the status bar to open the notification panel. Tap the new
message to open and read it. For more information on reading and replying to messages see
Manage Message Conversations.
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Manage Message Conversations
Text and multimedia messages that are sent to and received from a contact (or a number) are grouped
into conversations or message threads in the Messages screen. Text or MMS conversations let you see
exchanged messages (similar to a chat program) with a contact on the screen.
Read a Text Message
Do one of the following:
On the Messages screen, tap the text message or conversation to open and read it.
If you have a new message notification, pull down the status bar to open the notification
panel. Tap the new message to open and read it.
To return to the Messages screen from a conversation, tap Back .
Note: If a message contains a link to a Web page, tap the message and then tap the link to open it in the
Web browser.
Note: If a message contains a phone number, tap the message and then tap the phone number to add it
to your contacts.
View a Multimedia Message (MMS)
1. From home, tap Apps > Messages .
2. On the Messages screen, tap a multimedia message or conversation to open it.
3. Tap the attachment to open it.
If the attachment is a vCard contact, it is imported to your contacts list. For more information,
see Contacts.
If the attachment is a vCalendar file, you can choose the calendar where you want to save
the event. For information on using Calendar, see Calendar.
4. To save the attachment to device memory or an SD card, touch and hold the attachment, and
then tap Save attachment on the options menu.
Note: When Auto retrieve in MMS settings is disabled, only the message header is downloaded. To
download the entire message, tap the Download button at the right side of the message.
Note: If you are concerned about the size of your data downloads, check the multimedia message size
before you download it.
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Reply to a Message
1. From home, tap Apps > Messages .
2. On the Messages screen, tap a conversation to open it.
3. Tap the text box at the bottom of the screen, enter your reply message, and then tap Send .
Note: To reply to a text message with a multimedia message, open the text message, tap More and then
tap More > Add subject, or Attach. The text message is automatically converted into a multimedia
message.
Protect (Lock) a Message
You can lock a message so that it will not be deleted even if you delete the other messages in the
conversation.
1. From home, tap Apps > Messages .
2. On the Messages screen, tap a conversation.
3. Touch and hold the message that you want to lock.
4. Tap Lock on the options menu. A lock icon is displayed at the right hand side of the message.
Delete Conversations
1. From home, tap Apps > Messages .
2. On the Messages screen, tap More > Delete.
3. Select the conversations you want to delete.
4. Tap Delete and then tap Delete to confirm. Any locked messages will not be deleted.
Tip: You can also delete a conversation while you are viewing it. While viewing a conversation, tap More
> Delete, and then tap OK to confirm. Any locked messages in the conversation will not be deleted
unless you select the Delete locked messages check box.
Delete a Single Message
1. While viewing a conversation, touch and hold the message that you want to delete.
If the message is locked, tap Unlock on the options menu and hold the message to display
the options menu again.
2. Tap Delete on the options menu.
3. When prompted to confirm, tap Delete.
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View Contact Information from a Message
When you have received a message from someone in your stored contacts, you can tap the contact’s
picture or icon in the conversation to open a menu of options. Depending on the stored contact
information, you can view the contact details or send an email message to the contact.
Messages Settings
The messages settings menu lets you control options for your text and MMS messages including
message limits, size settings, and notifications.
1. From home, tap Apps > Messages .
2. Tap More > Settings to configure settings:
Notifications: When turned on, notifications for new messages display in the status bar. Tap
On/Off to turn the setting on, and then configure options:
Notification sound: Choose a sound to play for new message notifications.
Vibrations: Choose whether vibration plays along with the sound for new message
notifications.
Pop-up display: Choose whether a new message pops up on the display to notify you.
Preview message: Show previews of new messages on the status bar and lock screens,
and in pop-ups.
Backgrounds: Choose backgrounds and bubble styles.
Quick responses: Create and manage text phrases that you can add to messages.
Block messages: Block messages by filtering based on criteria you set. Tap Block
messages, and then configure filters:
Block list: Enter telephone numbers to automatically block.
Block phrases: Enter text phrases to automatically block.
Blocked messages: View blocked messages.
More settings > Text messages:
Auto combination: Choose whether long messages that are received in multiple parts
are automatically re-assembled to display as a single message.
More settings > Multimedia messages:
Group conversation: Control how messages to multiple recipients are handled. When
enabled, a single message is sent to multiple recipients. When disabled, a separate
message is sent to each recipient.
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Auto retrieve: Choose whether message attachment(s) are automatically downloaded
when you display a multimedia message. If you disable this option, only the message
header displays in the message list, and you will be prompted to download the
attachment(s).
Roaming auto retrieve: Choose whether message attachment(s) are automatically
downloaded when your tablet is outside its home network.
More settings > Delete old messages: Automatically delete the oldest messages when the
maximum number of text (1000) and multimedia (100) messages has been exceeded.
Emergency alert settings: Configure emergency alert settings. You can enable or disable
some alerts: Extreme Alert, Severe Alert, Amber Alert, and Emergency alert test messages.
You cannot disable Presidential alerts.
Emergency alerts: Choose types of messages to receive. You can enable or display any
of the message types, except for Presidential Alert. You can also choose to receive
emergency alert test messages.
Important: The Commercial Mobile Alert System (CMAS) system provides the government the ability to
send geographically targeted notifications of emergencies, such as threats to public safety, severe
weather events, a hazardous material spill or a missing child in the user’s area.
Emergency notification preview: Play a sample emergency alert tone. Tap Stop to
cancel the playback.
Vibrations: Select vibration options for emergency message notifications.
Alert reminder: Configure the reminder interval.
Gmail
Use Google’s Gmail service and your Google Account to send, receive, and manage your Gmail
messages. Before using Gmail, you must register a Google (Gmail) Account on your tablet. See Google
Account for details.
Gmail Cautions
Gmail is handled as email from a PC. Restricting email from PCs on your tablet prevents your tablet
from receiving Gmail.
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Create and Send a Gmail Message
Use your tablet to create and send Gmail messages.
1. From home, tap Apps > Google > Gmail .
The Gmail Inbox opens.
2. In the Inbox, tap Compose .
The Gmail composition window opens.
3. Enter the message recipient(s), subject, and message, and then tap Send .
The Gmail message is sent.
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Gmail Composition Options
Adding Cc/Bcc: In the mail composition window, tap Expand , and then add recipients.
Attaching Pictures or Videos: In the mail composition window, tap Attach > Attach file or
Insert from Drive. Locate and then tap the picture or video you want to attach.
Save as a Draft (Send Later): While composing your message, tap More options > Save
draft. The message is saved as a draft for later.
Delete Mail Being Composed: In the mail composition window, tap More options > Discard
> Discard.
Note: To view your draft email messages, in the Inbox, tap Menu > Drafts.
Note: To view your sent messages, in the Inbox, tap Menu > Sent.
Check Received Gmail Messages
Your tablet allows you to access, read, and reply to all your Gmail messages.
Open Gmail Messages from Notifications
When new Gmail arrives, you will see New Gmail in the status bar.
1. Pull down the status bar to display the notification panel.
2. Tap the new message from the notification panel.
The new Gmail message opens.
If you have two or more new Gmail messages, tapping the notification opens the Gmail
Inbox.
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Open Gmail Messages from the Inbox
You can also read and reply to all your Gmail messages from the Gmail Inbox.
1. From home, tap Apps > Google > Gmail .
The Gmail Inbox opens.
2. Tap the message thread you want to view.
The message thread opens, with the newest message displayed.
Options when Reviewing Gmail Messages
Replying to Gmail Messages: With the Gmail message open, tap Reply , compose your
reply message, and tap Send .
To reply to all, tap More options > Reply all.
Forwarding Gmail Messages: With the Gmail message open, tap Forward , enter a recipient
and an additional message, and tap Send .
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Use Gmail Labels
Gmail saves all mail in one box, but you can add labels that allow you to sort your Gmail conversation
threads. For example, when a new thread starts with a received mail, the label “Inbox” is automatically
added to the thread. By then adding the label “travel,” all threads with “travel” are shown in a list.
1. From home, tap Apps > Google > Gmail .
The Inbox opens.
2. Touch and hold a conversation thread to add a checkmark to it, and then tap More options >
Move to.
3. Tap a label for the thread.
The thread is added to the selected label.
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Archive Gmail Threads
Remove sent and received Gmail threads so they do not appear in the Inbox. When replies arrive for
archived threads, they appear in the Inbox again.
1. From home, tap Apps > Google > Gmail .
The Inbox opens.
2. Touch and hold a conversation thread to add a checkmark to it, and then tap Archive .
The thread is now archived.
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Mute Gmail Threads
If registered on a mailing list, there will be threads with always-continuing conversations. For long threads
that are not important, mute the threads and they will no longer appear in the Inbox. When mail arrives
that includes user's address as a recipient or in Cc, mail will again appear in the Inbox.
1. From home, tap Apps > Google > Gmail .
The Inbox opens.
2. Touch and hold a conversation thread to add a checkmark to it, and then tap More options >
Mute.
The thread is now hidden.
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Delete Gmail Threads
If you no longer wish to keep a Gmail conversation thread, you can simply delete it from the Inbox.
1. From home, tap Apps > Google > Gmail .
The Inbox opens.
2. Touch and hold a conversation thread to add a checkmark to it, and then tap Delete .
The thread is deleted.
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Search Gmail Messages
If you need to find a specific message or message thread, you can search Gmail from the Inbox.
1. From home, tap Apps > Google > Gmail .
The Inbox opens.
2. Tap Search .
3. Enter your search text and tap Search .
The search results appear. Tap a message or thread from the list to display it.
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Report Spam Gmail Messages
You can report spam Gmail messages from your tablet’s Gmail Inbox.
1. From home, tap Apps > Google > Gmail .
The Inbox opens.
2. Touch and hold a conversation thread to add a checkmark to it, and then tap More options >
Report spam.
The selected message is reported as spam Gmail.
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Add Another Google (Gmail) Account
If you have multiple Gmail accounts you wish to view on your tablet, you can add them from the Settings
> Accounts menu.
1. From home, tap Apps > Settings > Accounts > Add account.
2. Tap Google, and then tap Enter your email.
3. Enter your Gmail address and tap Next, and then enter your password and tap Next.
4. After your tablet connects with the Google servers, select the items you would like to sync with
your tablet and then tap Sync now.
5. Tap Finish setup.
You are signed in to your Google Account, and you can access both of your Gmail accounts
from the Gmail app.
Note: You can also sign up for a new Gmail account from the Settings menu. In step 2 above, tap Or
create a new account and follow the prompts.
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Switching Between Gmail Accounts
If you have more than one Gmail account set up, you can switch between them in the Gmail app.
1. From home, tap Apps > Google > Gmail .
The Inbox opens.
2. Tap Menu .
3. Tap the icon for the account you want to view from the list at the top of the menu.
The selected account Inbox is displayed.
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Gmail Settings
You can access settings for the Gmail app and for your individual Gmail accounts from the Gmail Settings
menu.
1. From home, tap Apps > Google > Gmail .
The Primary Inbox opens.
2. Tap Menu > Settings .
3. Tap General settings to access settings for all accounts, or tap an account name to configure
settings for a specific Gmail account.
General settings: Gmail default action, Conversation view, Swipe actions, Sender image,
Reply all, Auto-fit messages, Auto advance, Confirm before deleting, Confirm before
archiving, and Confirm before sending.
Account settings: Inbox type, Inbox categories, Notifications, Inbox sound & vibrate,
Signature, Vacation responder, Sync Gmail, Days of mail to sync, Manage labels, Download
attachments, and Images.
Note: Available settings are subject to change.
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Email
Use the Email application to send and receive email from your webmail or other accounts, using POP3 or
IMAP, or access your Exchange ActiveSync account for your corporate email needs.
Set Up an Email Account
Your tablet supports several types of email accounts and allows you to have multiple email accounts set
up at one time.
Before setting up an email account, make sure you have the username (user ID), password, server name,
etc., so you can get set up successfully.
1. From home, tap Apps > Samsung > Email .
A window for adding an account appears if no email account has been previously set up.
2. Tap Add new account, enter your Email address and Password, and then tap Sign in.
3. Follow the instructions to set up your email account.
The email account is set up and you will begin receiving email.
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Add an Email Account
You can add several types of personal email accounts, such as POP3 and IMAP accounts, on your tablet.
Add an Email Account from the Email App
You can add email accounts directly from the email app, even if you have another email account set up.
1. From home, tap Apps > Samsung > Email .
The email inbox opens.
2. Tap More > Settings > Add account.
3. Tap Add new account, enter your Email address and Password, and then tap Sign in.
4. Follow the instructions to complete the account setup.
The email account is added and you will begin receiving email for the account.
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Add an Email Account from the Settings Menu
You can also set up email accounts from the Settings > Accounts menu.
1. From home, tap Apps > Settings > Accounts .
2. Tap Add account > Email.
3. Enter the Email address and Password for the email account, and then tap Sign in.
Tapping Sign in prompts your tablet to attempt a “regular” email setup and test the incoming
and outgoing servers.
If you have custom settings you need to configure, tap Manual Setup and enter your
settings. These may include mail type, user name, password, server, security type, etc.
4. Select your sync settings, and then tap Next.
5. Enter an account name and a name for outgoing email and tap Done to complete setup.
The email account is set up and you will begin receiving email for the account.
Note: Not all options and steps will be shown for all email types.
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Important: If the account type you want to set up is not in the tablet database, you will be asked to enter
more details. You should get all pertinent information for the email account, such as incoming and
outgoing server settings, before you proceed.
Add an Exchange ActiveSync Account
If you synchronize your tablet with your Exchange ActiveSync account, you can read, manage, and send
email in the same easy way as with a POP3/IMAP account. However, you can also access some powerful
Exchange features.
Important: Before setting up a Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync Account, contact your company’s
Exchange Server administrator for required account settings information.
1. From home, tap Apps > Settings > Accounts > Add account > Microsoft
Exchange ActiveSync.
2. Enter the Email address and Password for the email account, and then tap Manual setup.
3. Enter the required information.
Email address: Enter your email address.
Domain\username: Enter your network domain and username, separated by “\”.
Password: Enter your network access password (case-sensitive).
Show password: Display the password as you enter it.
Exchange server: Enter your system’s Exchange server remote email address. Obtain this
information from your company network administrator.
Use secure connection (SSL): Tap to place a checkmark in the box, if your system requires
SSL encryption.
Use client certificate: Tap to place a checkmark in the box, if your system requires
certification.
Mobile device ID: View your mobile device ID.
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4. Tap Sign in, and then follow the prompts to configure options for the account.
5. Enter an account name and then tap Done to complete setup.
Your corporate email account is set up and you will begin receiving email for the account.
Tip: For some common Exchange email types, you may be able to tap Sign in in step 2. The server
information will be filled in automatically if the system recognizes the domain.
Compose and Send Email
Compose and send email using any account you have set up on your tablet. Increase your productivity by
attaching files such as pictures, videos, or documents to your email messages.
1. From home, tap Apps > Samsung > Email .
The email inbox opens.
If you want to switch to a different email account, tap the account name at the top of the
screen and select another account.
You can also view multiple inboxes at once. Tap the account name at the top of the screen
and then tap Combined inbox to see messages from all your configured email accounts.
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2. Tap Compose .
The email composition window opens.
3. Enter the message recipient(s), subject, and message.
To attach pictures or other files to the email, tap Attach, select a file type, and then tap a file
to attach it.
For additional options when composing email messages, tap More and select an option.
4. Tap Send.
The email message is sent.
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Open Email Messages
You can open and read email messages directly from the email inbox. Reading and replying to email on
your tablet is as simple as on your computer.
1. From home, tap Apps > Samsung > Email .
The email inbox opens.
2. Tap the message you want to view.
The email message opens.
Tip: Tap the account name at the top of the screen to switch to a different email account.
3. Tap Reply or Reply all to reply to the message.
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Options When Reviewing Email Messages
Resetting mail as unread: Touch and hold a read message, tap the check boxes to select any
additional messages, and then tap More > Mark as unread.
Deleting email: From the Inbox, touch and hold a message, select any additional messages, and
then tap Delete > Delete.
When reading an email, tap Delete > Delete.
Replying to email messages: With an email message open, tap Reply or Reply all ,
compose your reply message, and tap Send.
Forwarding email messages: With the email message open, tap Forward , enter a recipient
and an additional message, and tap Send.
View message thread: With the email message open, tap Thread , and then tap a message
to view it.
Delete an Email Account
You can delete an email account from your tablet if you no longer wish to receive messages for the
account on your tablet.
1. From home, tap Apps > Samsung > Email .
The email inbox opens.
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2. Tap More > Settings.
3. Tap the account name, and then tap Remove > Remove.
The account is deleted from your tablet
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Manage Your Email Inbox
Your email inbox provides management options for viewing, sorting, and deleting your email messages.
View Your Email Inbox
1. From home, tap Apps > Samsung > Email .
The email inbox opens.
2. Tap the email account at the top of the screen to select a different inbox, or tap Combined inbox
to see all your email inboxes at once.
Sort Email Messages
1. On the email account inbox, tap More > Sort by.
2. Select options for sorting email messages.
Delete Email Messages
1. On the email account inbox, touch and hold the message you want to delete.
Tap additional emails to delete.
2. Tap Delete > Delete.
Priority Senders
Messages from priority senders automatically display at the top of your email inbox. Emails from priority
senders display Priority sender in their subject line.
To add priority senders:
1. On the email account inbox, tap Priority senders.
2. Tap Add priority sender .
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3. Select a recommended contact to add it as a priority sender.
– or –
Tap Enter Email to enter a priority sender email address or Contacts to select additional
contacts, and then tap Done.
To view only emails from priority senders:
On the email account inbox, tap Priority senders .
Exchange ActiveSync Email Features
Set options for your corporate Exchange ActiveSync email messages, including synchronization options,
out-of-office messages, account settings, and so on.
To access Exchange ActiveSync settings:
1. From home, tap Apps > Samsung > Email .
2. Tap More > Settings.
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3. Tap the Exchange ActiveSync account name to view its options.
The following options are available:
Sync account: Keep the account synchronized on your tablet.
Account name: Change the account name.
Always Cc/Bcc myself: Send a copy of each email you send to yourself.
Signature: Enable and configure your signature for each email you send.
Show images: Show all images in emails.
Auto download attachments: Automatically download attachments when connected to
a Wi-Fi network.
Sync schedule: Configure a schedule for syncing your email account.
Period to sync Email: Configure how far back in time you want to sync your email
account.
Limit retrieval size: Set a limit to the size of email messages you want to receive on
your tablet.
Limit retrieval size while roaming: Set a different email size limit when your tablet is on
roaming.
Out of office settings: You can set your Out of Office status and auto-reply message
right from your tablet.
Folder sync settings: Select which email folders to sync with the server.
Period to sync Calendar: Set the time period for syncing your calendar with the server.
Empty server trash: Delete the content of the trash folder on the server.
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In case of sync conflict: Select whether the device or the server has priority during a
sync conflict.
Sync Contacts: Sync your Contacts with your Exchange account.
Sync Calendar: Sync your calendar with your Exchange account.
Sync Task: Sync your tasks with your Exchange account.
Security options: Manage encryption and signature options for outgoing email.
Exchange server settings: Modify the Exchange server settings for this email account.
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Internet and Social Networking
The following topics describe how to connect to and use the Internet on your tablet, and how to access
popular social networking sites such as Facebook, Google Hangouts, Instagram, and more.
Note: Additional popular social networking apps, such as LinkedIn, Snapchat, and Periscope, may be
available for download via Google Play. See Google Play Store for more information.
Data Services General Information (4G LTE)
The following topics will help you learn the basics of using your data services, including managing your
user name, launching a data connection, and navigating the Web with your tablet.
Important: Certain data services requests may require additional time to process. While your tablet is
loading the requested service, the touchscreen or QWERTY keyboard may appear unresponsive when in
fact they are functioning properly. Allow the tablet some time to process your data usage request.
4G LTE
The 4G LTE network provides your tablet with wireless Internet access over greater distances than Wi-Fi
and delivers data transfer rates of up to 60 Mbps. To connect your tablet to a 4G LTE network, you need
to be in an area covered by a 4G LTE network.
For more information about the availability of Sprint 4G LTE service in your location, visit
sprint.com/coverage.
Note: The availability and range of the network depends on a number of factors, including your distance
to the base station, and infrastructure and other objects through which the signal passes.
Note: The Sprint networks are self-discoverable, which means no additional steps are required for your
tablet to connect to them.
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Your User Name
When you buy your tablet and sign up for service, you are automatically assigned a user name, which is
typically based on your name and a number, followed by “@sprintpcs.com”. (For example, the third John
Smith to sign up for Sprint data services might have jsmith003@sprintpcs.com as his user name.)
When you use data services, your user name is submitted to identify you network. Your user name is
automatically programmed into your tablet. You do not have to enter it.
Find Your User Name
You can find your user name through your tablet's device menu.
1. From home, tap Apps > Settings > About device .
2. Tap Status.
You will see your user name under the “Username” heading.
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Update Your User Name
If you choose to change your user name and select a new one online, or make any changes to your
services, you must then update the profile on your tablet.
1. From home, tap Apps > Settings > System Update .
2. Tap Update Profile.
Your tablet will download and install the profile update.
Data Connection Status and Indicators
Your tablet displays the current status of your data connection through indicators at the top of the screen.
The following symbol is used:
Icon
Status
Network (full signal):
4G LTE data service:
3G (data service):
The fullness of the triangle icon indicates the strength of the
signal. A fuller icon means a better signal.
Your phone is connected to a 4G LTE network.
Your phone is connected to a 3G network.
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Browser
Your tablet’s Web browser gives you full access to both mobile and traditional websites on the go using
4G or Wi-Fi data connections.
SSL/TLS
SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) and TLS (Transport Layer Security) are protocols for encrypting
sent/received data. While in a screen connected by SSL/TLS, data is encrypted to safely send/receive
private information, credit card numbers, corporate secrets, etc., and provide protection against online
threats (eavesdropping, falsification, impersonation, etc.).
SSL/TLS Cautions
When opening a secured page, users must decide as their responsibility whether or not to open the
page with use of SSL/TLS. Sprint and the applicable Certification Authorities make no guarantees
whatsoever to users regarding security of SSL/TLS.
Use the Browser
Launching the browser is as easy as tapping an icon.
From home, tap Apps > Samsung > Internet .
The browser opens.
The first time you launch Internet, you may be prompted to enter your tablet's 10-digit
wireless phone number to access the Sprint Mobile home page. See SIM Card Phone
Number to find the number.
You can also launch the browser by tapping a URL in a text message, email message, or
Gmail message.
Tip: To change the tablet’s default launch page to your current page, tap More > Settings > Homepage
> Current page.
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Add a Bookmark
Bookmark favorite sites using the browser menu options.
1. From home, tap Apps > Samsung > Internet .
The browser opens.
2. Navigate to the Web page you want to bookmark, and tap Bookmarks > Add.
The add bookmark window opens.
3. Check or change the bookmark title, URL, etc., and then tap Save.
The Web page is added to bookmarks.
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Bookmark Options
Edit Bookmarks: From the browser, tap Bookmarks, touch and hold a bookmark, tap More >
Edit bookmark, edit the bookmark, and then tap Save.
Delete Bookmarks: From the browser, tap Bookmarks, touch and hold a bookmark, and then
tap Delete.
View Browser History
Use the browser menu options to view your browsing history.
1. From home, tap Apps > Samsung > Internet .
The browser opens.
2. Tap Bookmarks.
The bookmark window opens.
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3. Tap the History tab, and then tap an entry.
The Web page opens.
Open New Browser Tab
Use tabs to switch between websites quickly and easily.
1. From home, tap Apps > Samsung > Internet .
The browser opens.
2. Tap New tab .
The tab opens.
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Browser Settings
Configure Internet browser settings.
1. From home, tap Apps > Samsung > Internet .
2. Tap More > Settings.
For more details, see Internet Settings.
Chrome Browser
In addition to the default “Internet” Web browser, your tablet supports the Chrome mobile Web browser. If
you are signed in with a Google Account, the Chrome browser will import all your bookmarks and other
Web preferences for use on your tablet.
1. From home, tap Apps > Google > Chrome .
Chrome opens.
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2. Tap the address bar at the top and enter search words (for a Google search) or a Web address
(URL).
The search results appear or a Web page opens.
Chrome Support
To find on-tablet help with Chrome, from Chrome, tap More options > Help & feedback.
A Web page will open displaying Google help for Chrome.
Tip: For more information, from your computer, visit: google.com/chrome.
Facebook
Post updates, read what your friends are up to, upload pictures and check-ins, and more with on-the-go
Facebook access.
Sign In to Facebook
1. From home, tap Apps > Facebook .
2. Follow the prompts to install or update the app.
3. Follow the prompts to set up or log in to an account.
You are signed in to Facebook.
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Google Hangouts
Hangouts is Google's instant messaging service. Use to communicate with other Hangout users, as well
as for video calling. Log in to a Google account beforehand (see Google Account).
Using Hangouts
1. From home, tap Apps > Google > Hangouts .
The Hangouts app will open.
2. Tap Add , and then tap New conversation.
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3. Type a name, email, number, or circle, or select a contact from the list.
4. Type a message or tap Video to start a video chat.
A chat window or a video chat window opens.
Each time text is entered, the corresponding friend appears.
If a friend is not in a Hangout, you will see a message. Tap Send invitation to invite them to
join the Hangout.
Hangouts Operations
Disabling chat history: If you do not want to keep chat history, in the chat window, tap More
options > Turn history off.
Delete chat history: To delete all your chat history, in the chat window, tap More options >
Delete > Delete.
Ending a video chat: In the video chat window, tap End .
Instagram
Use Instagram to capture and share photos and videos with your friends. Customize what you capture,
and then share it on your feed or post it directly to your friends.
Set Up Instagram
1. From home, tap Apps > Instagram .
2. Follow the prompts to install or update the app.
3. Follow the prompts to set up or log in to an account.
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Use Instagram
From home, tap Apps > Instagram .
Messenger
Send instant messages with all your friends using Facebook’s Messenger app.
Install Messenger
1. From home, tap Apps > Messenger .
2. Follow the prompts to update the Messenger app.
Use Messenger
From home, tap Apps > Messenger .
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Connectivity
The following topics address your tablet’s connectivity options, including USB file transfer and tethering,
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, IR connectivity, and more.
Transfer Files Between Your Tablet and a
Computer
You can use the supplied USB connector to connect your tablet directly to your computer and transfer
music, pictures, and other content files.
For example, if you have a music album stored on your computer that you want to listen to on your tablet
with any of the music apps, just attach your tablet to the computer and copy the files to the music folder.
File Transfer Tips
If you want to save data to an SD card on your tablet, make sure the SD card is installed and
active. See Memory Card.
Avoid removing the SD card while transferring data.
Data exchange may use the methods outlined in the following table:
Method
Description
Transferring media
files
Transfer files between your tablet and PC such as pictures, videos, and
music.
Transferring images
Transfer picture and video files between your tablet and PC.
Connecting MIDI
devices
Connect to MIDI-compatible devices.
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Transfer Files Between the Tablet and a Computer
1. Connect your tablet to your computer using the supplied USB/charging cable.
Insert the smaller end of the cable to the charger/accessory port at the bottom of the tablet.
Insert the USB end of the cable into an available USB port on your computer. You may need
to remove the USB cable from the charging head to access it.
2. Drag the status bar down to display the notification panel.
For most transfers, you will want to use Transferring media files.
To change the option, tap the notification in the notification panel to open the Use USB for
window, and then tap the desired option.
3. On your computer, navigate to the detected device (such as through the My Computer menu) and
open it.
4. Select Tablet for internal tablet storage.
5. Select a folder (for example, Music for songs and albums) and copy files to it from your
computer.
6. When you are done, disconnect your tablet from your computer.
The transferred files are now saved to your tablet.
Note: The first time you connect your tablet to your computer, the device drivers will automatically be
installed on the computer.
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Note: You can also copy files from your tablet to your computer. For example, if you want to save pictures
or videos from your tablet on your computer.
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi provides wireless Internet access over distances of up to 300 feet. To use your tablet’s Wi-Fi, you
need access to a wireless access point or “hotspot.”
The availability and range of the Wi-Fi signal depends on a number of factors, including infrastructure and
other objects through which the signal passes.
Turn Wi-Fi On and Connect to a Wireless Network
Use the Connections setting menu to enable your tablet’s Wi-Fi radio and connect to an available Wi-Fi
network.
1. From home, tap Apps > Settings > Wi-Fi .
2. Tap On/Off to turn Wi-Fi on.
Wi-Fi is enabled. You will see the names and security settings of in-range Wi-Fi networks.
To disable Wi-Fi, tap On/Off again.
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3. Tap a Wi-Fi network to connect, enter the password (if it is not an open network), and then tap
Connect.
Your tablet is connected to the Wi-Fi network. You will see Wi-Fi connected in the status
bar.
The password, for a household wireless LAN router, is sometimes found on a sticker on the
router (WEP, WPA, KEY, etc.). Contact the router manufacturer for information. For
password for a public wireless LAN, check with user's service provider.
Entering a password is not required if an access point is not security protected.
Note: The next time your tablet connects to a previously accessed secured wireless network, you will not
be prompted to enter the password again, unless you reset your tablet to its factory default settings or you
instruct the tablet to forget the network.
Tip: You can also turn Wi-Fi on and off through the notification panel quick settings. Slide open the
notification panel and tap Wi-Fi .
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Wi-Fi Settings
Use the Wi-Fi settings menu to manually set your Wi-Fi connection options.
1. From home, tap Apps > Settings > Wi-Fi .
2. Tap On/Off to turn Wi-Fi on.
Wi-Fi is enabled. You will see the names and security settings of in-range Wi-Fi networks.
To disable Wi-Fi, tap On/Off again.
3.
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Tap More > Advanced.
The advanced Wi-Fi settings menu appears.
4. Configure your Wi-Fi settings.
Your Wi-Fi settings changes are saved.
Disconnect Wi-Fi
You may want to remove a connected Wi-Fi network.
1. From home, tap Apps > Settings > Wi-Fi .
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2. Tap the name of the connected access point, and then tap Forget.
Wi-Fi is disconnected and the network settings are removed.
After “forgetting” an access point, you need to enter the correct password (and other network
settings, if required) to reconnect.
Wi-Fi Direct
Use Wi-Fi Direct to connect directly to other Wi-Fi Direct devices using only Wi-Fi, without a wireless
access point (network) or using the Internet.
1. From home, tap Apps > Settings > Wi-Fi .
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2. Tap On/Off to turn Wi-Fi on.
Wi-Fi is enabled. You will see the names and security settings of in-range Wi-Fi networks.
3. Tap Wi-Fi Direct in the banner at the top of the screen.
The Wi-Fi Direct settings menu appears.
Wi-Fi Direct and Wi-Fi are unavailable at the same time.
4. If a device is found, tap the device entry to connect.
If connected using Wi-Fi, you will see a confirmation. Follow the instructions.
5. Accept the connection on the other device.
The tablet is connected using Wi-Fi Direct.
If a connection is not accepted after a certain period, the connection request is cancelled.
To stop a connection, tap the device name on the Wi-Fi Direct list.
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Bluetooth
Bluetooth is a short-range communications technology that allows you to connect wirelessly to a number
of Bluetooth devices, such as headsets and hands-free car kits, and Bluetooth-enabled handhelds,
computers, printers, and wireless tablets. The Bluetooth communication range is usually approximately
30 feet.
Bluetooth Hints
Problem: I cannot use Bluetooth.
Solution: Is your tablet in airplane mode? Bluetooth is unavailable in airplane mode.
Bluetooth Function Cautions
Information may not appear correctly on connected devices depending on the transferred data.
Bluetooth Information
Bluetooth is a technology that enables wireless connection with PCs, Bluetooth devices with hands-free
features, etc.
Function
Description
Audio output
Listen to music, etc., wirelessly.
Data exchange
Exchange data with Bluetooth devices.
Enable Bluetooth
Use the settings menu to enable or disable your tablet’s Bluetooth capabilities.
Wireless connection to all Bluetooth functions is not guaranteed for the tablet.
The tablet may not connect properly depending on the other device.
Noise may be experienced with wireless calls and hands-free calls depending on the conditions.
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To enable Bluetooth:
1. From home, tap Apps > Settings > Bluetooth .
The Bluetooth settings open.
2. Tap On/Off to turn Bluetooth on.
Bluetooth is enabled.
To disable Bluetooth, tap On/Off again.
Tip: You can also turn Bluetooth on or off with the Quick settings button in the notification panel. Drag the
status bar down to display the notification panel and then tap Bluetooth to turn Bluetooth on or off.
Note: Turn off Bluetooth when not in use to conserve battery power, or in places where using a wireless
tablet is prohibited, such as aboard an aircraft and in hospitals.
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Pair Bluetooth Devices
Search for and pair nearby Bluetooth devices. Saved Bluetooth devices can be connected simply.
Note: Before pairing, turn on Bluetooth on the other device and make sure it is visible or discoverable.
To pair Bluetooth devices:
1. From home, tap Apps > Settings > Bluetooth .
The Bluetooth settings open.
Nearby devices that are visible or discoverable appear in the “Available devices” list.
If a target device is not detected, tap Scan to search again.
2. Tap a device from the “Available devices” list, and follow the instructions to pair with the device.
Methods to accept a Bluetooth connection differ depending on the device used.
The Bluetooth device is paired to your tablet.
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Unpairing from a Paired Device
1. From the Bluetooth settings menu, tap Settings next to the paired device you wish to unpair.
2. Tap Unpair.
The device is unpaired from your tablet. To make another connection with the device, you will
need to pair again.
Connect to a Paired Bluetooth Device
You can listen to music or videos over a Bluetooth stereo headset, or have hands-free video chat using a
compatible Bluetooth headset or car kit. It is the same procedure to set up stereo audio and hands-free
devices.
1. From home, tap Apps > Settings > Bluetooth .
The Bluetooth settings open.
Paired Bluetooth devices appear in the “Paired devices” list.
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2. Tap a device from the “Paired devices” list.
Your tablet connects to the paired device.
The pairing and connection status is displayed below the device’s name in the Bluetooth devices section.
When the device is connected to your tablet, the Bluetooth connected icon is displayed in the status
bar. Depending on the type of device you have connected, you can then start using the headset or car kit
to listen to music or make and receive tablet calls.
Note: Due to different specifications and features of other Bluetooth-compatible devices, display and
operations may be different, and functions such as transfer or exchange may not be possible with all
Bluetooth-compatible devices.
Share Information Using Bluetooth
You can use Bluetooth to transfer information between your tablet and another Bluetooth-enabled device
such as a tablet or notebook computer.
Types of Data You Can Send Using Bluetooth
You can send the following types of information, depending on the device you are sending to:
Images and videos
Calendar events
Contacts
Audio files
The instructions below illustrate sharing information using Bluetooth by describing how to share a contact.
Sending Contacts Data Using Bluetooth
Note: Your tablet must be paired with another Bluetooth-enabled device in order to send information.
1. From home, tap Apps > Contacts.
You will see the Contacts list.
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2. Tap a contact to send.
3. Tap More > Share contact.
4. Select vCard file (VCF) or Text format.
5. Tap Bluetooth.
6. Tap a paired device to receive the data.
The contact information is sent.
If you see a message to confirm, follow the instructions.
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Receiving Data Using Bluetooth
You can use Bluetooth to receive information from another Bluetooth-enabled device, such as a tablet or
notebook computer.
Note: Your tablet must be paired with another Bluetooth-enabled device in order to send information.
1. When another device attempts to send a file to your tablet using Bluetooth, you will see a request
to accept the file.
2. Tap Accept.
The file is sent to your tablet.
When your tablet receives a file, you will see a notification. To open the file immediately, drag
the status bar down to display the notification panel, and then tap the notification.
When you open a received file, what happens Next depends on the file type:
Media files and documents are usually opened directly in a compatible application.
For a vCalendar file, select the calendar where you want to save the event, and then tap
Import. The vCalendar is added to your Calendar events. (For more information on using
the Calendar, see Calendar.)
For a vCard contact file, received contacts are stored in the Contacts list.
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Apps and Entertainment
The topics in this section will explore the features that make your tablet so useful and fun, from the
camera and productivity apps to music, entertainment, and more.
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Camera and Video
You can use the camera or video camera to take and share pictures and videos. Your tablet comes with a
5 megapixel rear camera and a 2 megapixel front camera that let you capture sharp pictures and videos.
Camera Overview
The camera's viewfinder screen lets you view your subject and access camera controls and options.
Gallery: View your picture or video in the Gallery application.
Record video: Begin recording video.
Capture picture: Take a picture.
Switch cameras: Switch between the rear camera and the front camera.
Shooting modes: Select a shooting mode.
Camera settings: Opens the camera settings menu and lets you change additional camera
settings. See Camera Options and Settings.
Shortcuts Menu: Gives quick access to frequently-used camera settings:
Effect: Add a special graphical effect.
Timer: Take time-delayed pictures or videos.
Flash: Activate or deactivate the flash. Toggle through flash options—on, auto, or off
(rear camera only).
Picture size: Change the resolution of pictures.
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Take Pictures and Record Videos
The following topics teach you how to take pictures and record videos with your tablet’s camera.
Capturing Pictures/Videos
File Format for Pictures: File format for pictures is JPEG (.jpg).
File Format for Videos: File format for videos is MPEG4 (.mp4).
Camera Cautions
If Lens Becomes Dirty: Fingerprints/smudges on lens prevent capturing of clear still images/videos.
Wipe lens with a soft cloth beforehand.
Avoid Exposure to Direct Sunlight: Be careful not to expose lens to direct sunlight for long periods.
This may discolor color filter and affect color of images.
Take a Picture
You can take high-resolution pictures using your tablet’s camera.
Note: Prior to using the camera, remove the plastic protective covering from the camera lens.
1. From home, tap Apps > Camera .
The camera viewfinder appears.
2. Aim the camera at your subject and then tap Capture .
The shutter clicks and the picture is captured and saved to your tablet.
Tip: You can launch the camera from the lock screen. Swipe Camera up from the lock screen to open
the camera.
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Record Videos
Record high-quality videos using your tablet’s video camera.
1. From home, tap Apps > Camera .
The camera viewfinder appears.
2. Aim the camera at your subject and then tap Record .
Video recording begins.
Tap Pause to pause recording.
Tap Resume to resume recording.
Tap Capture to take a picture while recording.
3. Tap Stop to stop recording.
The camera stops recording and the video is captured and saved to your tablet.
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Shooting Modes
Your tablet’s camera offers many shooting modes, to make your pictures or videos special.
1. From home, tap Apps > Camera .
The camera viewfinder appears.
2. On the Camera screen, tap Mode to choose a shooting mode. Scroll available modes, and
then tap a mode to select it.
Both cameras
Night: Take clearer, brighter pictures in low light. Auto night detection does not apply when
recording videos.
Sound & shot: Enrich your pictures by adding a few seconds of background sound.
Rear camera
Auto: Allow the camera to evaluate the surroundings and determine the ideal mode for the
picture.
Pro: Manually adjust the ISO sensitivity, exposure value, white balance, and color tone while
taking pictures.
Panorama: Create a linear image by taking pictures in either a horizontal or vertical direction.
Continuous shot: Take pictures continuously by pressing and holding the Camera button.
HDR (Rich tone): Enable the light sensitivity and color depth features of the device to
produce a brighter and richer picture.
Beauty face: Take portrait pictures with an airbrushed effect.
Sports: Take clearer pictures of fast moving subjects.
Front camera
Selfie: Take selfie shots and apply an adjustable airbrushed effect.
Note: All modes may not be shown when you tap Mode , depending on your tablet's setup and which
camera is active (front or rear).
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View Pictures and Videos Using Gallery
Using the Gallery application, you can view pictures and watch videos that you have taken with your
tablet’s camera, downloaded, or copied to tablet memory. You can also take a look at your pictures and
your friends’ pictures that are on your social networks.
For pictures that are on your tablet, you can do basic editing such as rotating and cropping. You can also
easily assign a picture as your contact picture or wallpaper and share pictures with your friends.
1. From home, tap Apps > Gallery .
The Gallery opens.
2. Tap Time to open a drop-down list and select other views, such as Albums, Events, or
Categories.
The list of albums opens.
3. Tap an album to view its contents.
To select another album, tap the Back key to return to the Albums.
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4. For a picture, tap a thumbnail to view the picture. While viewing a picture full-screen you can use
these options:
Favorite: Tag a picture as a favorite.
More: Choose other options, including:
Rotate left: Rotate the picture to the left.
Rotate right: Rotate the picture to the right.
Details: View file details.
Slideshow: Create a slideshow.
Set as contact picture: Set the picture as the photo for a contact.
Set as wallpaper: Set the picture as wallpaper for your Home or Lock screens.
Auto adjust: Automatically enhance your pictures.
Share: Choose a method for sharing the picture.
Edit: Modify your picture.
Delete: Erase the current picture.
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5. For a video, tap a video to select it. When the video is displayed full-screen, you can use these
options:
Tap Play to play the video.
Favorite: Tag a video as a favorite.
More: Choose other options, including:
Details: View file details.
Slideshow: Create a slideshow.
Share: Choose a method for sharing the video.
Delete: Erase the current video.
Pictures and Videos: Review Screen
After capturing a picture or video, from the camera screen, tap the thumbnail image at the upper right
corner of the screen to see the item in the review screen. From there, you can access options such as
save, view, send, or delete the picture or video.
Pictures and Videos: Options While Viewing
Zoom in or out on a picture: Tap the screen twice or pinch/spread the screen to zoom in or out
on a picture.
Viewing videos: Use the controls to play, pause, or stop the video playback.
After selecting an album from the Albums tab, you can browse through the pictures and videos of that
album. Tap a picture or video to view it in full screen.
Note: When viewing pictures, you can tap a picture or video to open a selection menu and choose what
to do with the picture or video.
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Edit Pictures
Whether you are browsing pictures in filmstrip or grid view in the Gallery application, you can tap a picture
to open a selection menu and choose to delete the picture, rotate or crop it, and more.
Rotate and Save a Picture
1. From home, tap Apps > Gallery .
The Gallery app opens.
2. Tap the picture you want to rotate.
3. Tap More > Rotate left or Rotate right.
The picture is rotated and saved to the tablet.
Crop a Picture
1. From home, tap Apps > Gallery .
The Gallery app opens.
2. Tap the picture you want to crop.
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3. Tap Edit > Adjustment .
A crop box appears on the picture.
4. To adjust the crop box size, touch and hold the edge of the box. Drag your finger inward or
outward to resize the crop box.
To move the crop box to the part of the picture that you want to crop, drag the crop box to the
desired size and position.
5. Tap Apply to save the changes to the picture.
The cropped picture is saved in the album as a copy. The original picture remains unedited.
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Photo Editor
Perform advanced edits on your pictures, including straightening, adjusting the tone, adding visual
effects, and enhancing portraits.
1. From home, tap Apps > Gallery .
The Gallery app opens.
2. Tap the picture you want to edit.
3. Tap Edit .
Enhancement tools are displayed.
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4. Adjust your picture with these tools:
Adjustment: Straighten and freely rotate your picture.
Tone: Adjust the brightness, contrast, saturation, temperature, and hue of the picture.
Effects: Add color effects to your picture.
Drawing: Draw or write on your picture.
Add image: Add an image to make a collage
5. Tap Apply > Save to save the edited picture.
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Share Pictures and Videos
The Gallery application lets you send pictures and videos using email or multimedia messages. You can
share pictures on your social networks (such as Facebook) and share videos on YouTube. You can also
send them to another tablet or your computer using Bluetooth.
Send Pictures or Videos by Email or Gmail
You can send several pictures, videos, or both in an email or Gmail message. They are added as file
attachments in your email.
1. From home, tap Apps > Gallery .
The Gallery app opens.
2. Tap the pictures or videos you want to share.
To select multiple items, touch and hold an image to turn on multiple select. Tap all the items
you want to include.
3. Tap Share, and then on the sharing menu, tap Email or Gmail.
Follow prompts to complete and send the message.
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Note: If you have multiple email accounts or Gmail accounts, the default account will be used. Check the
“From” line to determine which account is being used.
For more information about using email and Gmail, see Compose and Send Email or Create and Send a
Gmail Message.
Send Pictures or Videos Using Bluetooth
You can select several pictures, videos, or both and send them to someone’s tablet or your computer
using Bluetooth.
1. From home, tap Apps > Gallery .
The Gallery app opens.
2. Tap the pictures or videos you want to share.
To select multiple items, touch and hold an image to turn on multiple select. Tap all the items
you want to include.
3. Tap Share, and then on the sharing menu, tap Bluetooth.
Follow the prompts to complete and send the files.
For more information, see Bluetooth.
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Share Pictures or Videos Using Additional Apps or Social
Media
From Gallery, you can share your pictures and videos from a variety of apps and social media sites, such
as Facebook, Hangouts, Instagram, and more. Available apps will vary depending on what you have
installed on your tablet.
1. From home, tap Apps > Gallery .
2. Tap the album that contains the photos or videos you want send.
3. Select the items you want to send.
To select multiple items, touch and hold an image to turn on multiple select. Tap all the items
you want to include.
4. Tap the screen, tap Share, and then tap the app you want to use.
5. Follow the prompts to complete the share.
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Share Videos on YouTube
You can share your videos by uploading them to YouTube. Before you do this, you must create a
YouTube account and sign in to that account on your tablet.
1. From home, tap Apps > Gallery .
The Gallery app opens.
2. Tap the videos you want to share.
To select multiple videos, touch and hold an image to turn on multiple select. Tap all the
videos you want to include.
3. Tap Share, and then on the sharing menu, tap YouTube.
4. Enter the prompted information, such as description and tags, and select a privacy option.
5. Tap Upload .
The upload is completed.
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Camera Options and Settings
You can adjust your camera’s settings using the icons on the main camera screen and the full camera
settings menu.
Switch Cameras
Your tablet lets you switch between the front and rear cameras.
1. From home, tap Apps > Camera .
The camera viewfinder appears.
2. Tap Switch cameras .
The camera switches type.
Set Camera Options
You can configure your camera’s settings to fit any situation and event.
1. From home, tap Apps > Camera .
The camera viewfinder appears.
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2. Tap Settings .
The camera settings menu opens.
3. Select your desired settings:
Note: Not all settings will be available at all times, depending on which camera is in use (front or rear).
Both cameras
Full screen view (16:9): Preview pictures and videos using the full screen.
Grid lines: Display viewfinder grid lines to help composition when selecting subjects.
Location tags: Attach a GPS location tag to the picture.
Review pictures: Set to show pictures after taking them.
Storage location: Select the memory location for storage.
Volume keys function: Use the Volume key as the capture key, the record key, or as a
zoom key.
Reset settings: Reset the camera settings.
Help: View information on using the camera.
Rear camera
Video size (rear): Select a resolution. Use higher resolution for higher quality. Higher
resolution videos take up more memory.
Front camera
Video size (front): Select a resolution. Use higher resolution for higher quality. Higher
resolution videos take up more memory.
Save pictures as previewed: Save the selfportrait or selfrecording as viewed on the
camera screen.
Shooting methods (front): Tap the screen and/or hold your palm facing the camera to
take selfies.
For additional camera settings, see Camera Settings.
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Productivity
Use your tablet to stay ahead of the game with calendar, navigation, alarm, office, and more productivity
apps.
1Weather
Check weather and forecasts with 1Weather®: Widget Forecast Radar, which combines a groundbreaking
UI with a power set of weather tools.
1. From home, tap Apps > 1Weather .
The Google Play store will launch to the 1Weather page.
2. Tap install and follow the prompts to setup the app.
Calculator
Your tablet’s convenient built-in calculator lets you perform basic and advanced mathematical equations.
1. From home, tap Apps > Samsung > Calculator .
The calculator app launches.
2. Tap keys for calculations.
Calculation results appear.
Tip: To clear your current calculations, tap Clear . To clear your calculation history, tap Clear history.
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Calendar
Use Calendar to create and manage events, meetings, and appointments. Your Calendar helps organize
your time and reminds you of important events. Depending on your synchronization settings, your tablet’s
Calendar stays in sync with your Calendar on the Web, Exchange ActiveSync calendar, Google
Calendar, and Outlook® calendar.
In order to sync with your Google calendar, you must sign in to a Google account on your tablet. See
Google Account.
Calendar Operations
View today’s calendar: From the Calendar, tap Today.
Change calendar view: From the Calendar, tap Year, Month, Week, Day, or Tasks to change
the current view.
View the next/previous time period (Year/Month/Week/Day view): From the Calendar, swipe
the screen left or right.
Add an Event to the Calendar
Add events to your calendar directly from the Calendar application.
1. From home, tap Apps > Calendar .
The Calendar app opens.
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2. Tap Create event .
The add event window opens.
3. Enter an event title, start date/time, end date/time, etc., and then tap Save.
The event is added to your calendar.
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Selecting a Calendar
If you have more than one calendar, select a calendar by tapping the current calendar on the
Create event screen.
Select My calendars to create an event that will appear only on your tablet.
Select your Google Account to create a Google Calendar event. If you have several Google
Calendars on the Web, select one in which to add your event.
You can create multiple Google Calendars only in Google Calendar on the Web. After
creating them in Google Calendar on the Web, you will be able to see them in the
Calendar application on your tablet. For more information about creating and managing
multiple Google Calendars, visit calendar.google.com.
Select Samsung Calendar to create an event that will sync with your Samsung account.
Select your Outlook or Exchange account to create an event that will sync with these account
types.
Note: Available options differ depending on the type of account selected for an event.
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View Calendar Events
You can display the Calendar in year, month, week, day, or task view. To change the Calendar view, tap
a tab at the top of the calendar.
1. From home, tap Apps > Calendar .
The Calendar app opens.
2. Tap an event.
The event details appear.
Tap Edit to edit the event.
Tap Share to share the event with others.
Tap Delete to delete the event.
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Share Calendar Events
Once you have created a Calendar event, you can share it with others using a variety of methods.
1. From home, tap Apps > Calendar .
2. Tap an event to see its details.
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3. From the event details screen, tap Share.
4. Choose a Share as option (Calendar file (ICS) or Text).
5. Select a sharing method and follow the prompts to send the event information.
The event is sent.
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Sync Calendars
You can select which calendars you would like to sync on your tablet, along with what types of
information you want to sync.
1. From home, tap Apps > Calendar .
The Calendar app opens.
2. Tap More > Manage calendars.
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3. Select sync options by tapping On/Off next to each item.
The sync settings have been updated.
Synchronize an Exchange ActiveSync Calendar
If you have set up a Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync account on your tablet, you can also synchronize
Exchange ActiveSync calendar events on your tablet. Calendar events on your Exchange ActiveSync will
also show in Calendar if you chose to synchronize with the Exchange ActiveSync Server.
To check if Exchange ActiveSync items are set to be synchronized:
1. From home, tap Apps > Settings > Accounts > Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync.
If Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync doesn’t appear under the Accounts heading in the Settings
menu, you do not have an Exchange ActiveSync account configured on the tablet. For
information about adding an account, see Add an Exchange ActiveSync Account.
2. If your Exchange ActiveSync account is set for synchronization, tap On/Off next to Sync
Calendar.
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Clock
Your tablet has a clock app that lets you set alarms, view time in time zones around the world, use a
stopwatch, and set a timer.
Checking the Time
You can always check the time on your tablet. The current time displays in the upper right corner of the
status bar. Many widgets and Lock screens also display the time and provide options for how time is
displayed.
Setting Date and Time
Your tablet automatically receives the current date and time from the wireless network. You can set the
date by hand by overriding the default setting.
1. From home, tap Apps > Settings > Date and time .
2. Tap On/Off to turn Automatic data and time off to set the date and time and select a time zone.
Your date and time settings are applied and saved.
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Set Alarms
Set multiple alarms using your tablet’s Clock app.
1. From home, tap Apps > Samsung > Clock > Alarm.
2. Set the alarm options, including time, days, and repeat pattern. For more options, tap Options.
3. When finished, tap Save.
You will see the alarm icon in the status bar.
Tip: Once you have set an alarm, you can quickly reset the same alarm by tapping the alarm icon on
the Alarm page.
Tablet at Alarm Time
At the set alarm time, the tablet sounds the alarm and/or vibrates.
When the alarm sounds, drag Dismiss to left or right to dismiss it.
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World Clock
The world clock lets you keep track of the current time in multiple cities around the globe.
1. From home, tap Apps > Samsung > Clock > World clock.
2. Tap a city, and then tap Add city to add it to your list.
3. Repeat to add multiple cities.
Stopwatch
The stopwatch lets you time events down to the hundredth of a second.
1. From home, tap Apps > Samsung > Clock > Stopwatch.
2. Tap Start to begin timing.
3. Tap Stop to stop timing.
Additional options include Lap to keep track of laps, Resume to continue timing, and Reset
to reset the stopwatch to zero.
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Timer
The timer provides a countdown timer for up to 99 hours, 59 minutes, and 59 seconds.
1. From home, tap Apps > Samsung > Clock > Timer.
2. Tap Keypad and then use the keypad to set the length of the timer.
3. Tap Start to begin the timer.
Gallery
Using the Gallery application, you can view pictures and watch videos that you have taken with your
tablet’s camera or downloaded.
You can do basic editing such as rotating and cropping. You can also set a picture as your contact picture
or wallpaper and share pictures with your friends.
While viewing pictures in the Gallery, scroll up the screen to view more albums. Simply tap an album to
view the photos or videos in that album.
If you have downloaded any photos and videos, these will be placed in the All downloads album.
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1. From home, tap Apps > Gallery .
The Gallery app opens.
2. From the main Gallery screen, you can use these options:
Tap a picture or video to display it in full screen view.
Touch and hold thumbnails to select them (indicated by a check mark).
Tap the drop-down list in the upper-left corner (Time is the default view) to choose another
display style. You can view by Albums, Stories, or Categories.
Tap Camera to launch the Camera to take pictures or record video.
Story Settings: Create stores automatically based on the faces, times, and locations tagged
in pictures and videos. You can also receive suggestions of images you might want to add to
each story.
Tap More for options. Available options depend on which Gallery screen you are viewing,
and may include:
Edit: Depending on the view, tap albums or items to select them. After selection, you can
tap More again for options you can use with the selected item(s).
Share: Share albums, pictures, or videos.
Animate: Create animated pictures.
Collage: Create a photo collage.
Create album: Create a new album.
For more information about using Gallery, see View Pictures and Videos Using Gallery, Edit Pictures, and
Share Pictures and Videos.
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Google Drive
Use Google Drive to view, rename, and share your Google Docs and files.
From home, tap Apps > Google > Drive .
Google Maps
Use the Google Maps app to determine your location, find directions, browse local businesses and
attractions, rate and review places, and more.
Note: To use Google Maps, you will need to have your tablet's Location feature turned on. See Location
Settings for information about enabling Location on your tablet.
View Maps of Specified Places
Use Google Maps to locate and map a specific address or destination.
1. From home, tap Apps > Google > Maps .
Google Maps opens.
Note: The first time you access Maps, you may be prompted to accept the Terms of Service and Privacy
Policy. Tap Accept & continue to continue.
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2. Tap in the search box to start a search.
3. Enter an address, city, facility name, etc., and then tap a candidate in the results list.
A map of the specified location opens.
Google Maps Operations
Viewing current location: Tap Center .
Obtain useful area information for current location: Tap the Search field, enter the
information you are looking for, and then tap a result to view it.
View traffic information, aerial photos, and more: Tap Menu , and then tap Traffic,
Satellite, Google Earth, or other options.
Check route to destination: Tap Directions , enter your current location and your
destination, and then tap a method of transport (car, public transit, bicycle, or on foot) to see
available routes.
Check detailed operation for maps: Tap Menu > Help.
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Photos
The Photos app automatically backs up your photos and videos to your Google Account.
From home, tap Apps > Google > Photos .
Google Search
Search information saved on the tablet and in tablet applications as well as on the Internet.
Use Google Search
Type search terms in the Google Search bar to find information on your tablet and around the globe.
1. From home, tap the Google search bar or tap Apps > Google > Google .
The Search window opens.
If a description for Google Now appears, tap What can Google Now do? and read the
information. Tap Yes, I am in on the last page if you want to use Google Now, or tap Skip to
continue to the Google search page.
2. Type your search keywords and tap Search .
Search results appear.
To search by voice, tap Voice search in the search bar and speak your search terms.
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Google Search Options
Note: To view the Google search Menu options, you may need to tap the Back key to return to
the main Google screen.
Changing search information: In the search window, tap Menu > Settings > Tablet
search and select where to search.
Using Google Now: Google Now automatically searches for information based on search
keywords used, your current location, etc., and presents search results in the search screen.
Google Now also informs users of scheduled events.
To enable Google Now, in the search window, tap Menu > Settings. Tap Now cards,
and then tap On/Off next to Show cards.
To disable Google Now, in the search window, tap Menu > Settings. Tap Now cards,
and then tap On/Off next to Show cards. Tap Turn off to confirm.
Samsung Kids
Samsung Kids is a monthly service which provides easy access to ageappropriate activities while also
using parental security features.
Update Samsung Kids
The first time you use Samsung Kids, you will be prompted to update the app.
1. From home, tap Apps > Samsung Kids .
The Google Play store will launch to the Samsung Kids page.
2. Tap Update > Accept to update the app, and then follow the prompts.
Lookout
Lookout Mobile Security provides key security options, such as ant