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Galaxy S4 Manual

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  • When you subscribe to a cellular network, you are provided with a plug-in SIM card loaded with your subscription details, such as your PIN, available optional services, and many others features.

    Important! The plug-in SIM card information and its contacts can be easily damaged by scratching or bending, so be careful when handling, inserting, or removing the card. Keep all SIM cards out of reach
    of small children.

    Carefully slide the SIM card into the SIM card socket until the card locks into place.

    • Make sure that the card’s gold contacts face into the phone and that the upper-left angled corner of the card is positioned.

    Note: If the card is not inserted correctly, the phone will not detect the SIM card. Re-orient the card back into the slot if the SIM is not detected.

  • 1. Insert the battery into the opening on the back of the phone, making sure the connectors align.
    2. Gently press down to secure the battery.

  • Push the microSD card into the slot until it clicks.

    • Make sure the microSD’s gold contact pins face downward and the card is securely inserted.

    Removing the Memory Card

    1. Push on the memory card until it clicks and is released.
    2. Grasp the memory card and remove it from the phone.

  • Your device is powered by a rechargeable Li-ion battery. The Travel Charger that is used to charge the battery, is included with your device. Use only Samsung-approved batteries and chargers.

    Note: You must fully charge the battery before using your phone for the first time. A discharged battery recharges fully in approximately 4 hours.

    Note: Long backlight settings, searching for service, vibrate mode, web browser use, and other variables may reduce the battery’s talk and standby times.

    Although you can use the phone while the battery is charging, doing so will require additional charging time.

  • An active Samsung account is required to begin accessing applications such as ChatON and Samsung Hub. If you did not create a Samsung account when you first set up your phone, follow these steps:

    1. From the home screen, tap App Drawer ➔ Settings ➔ Accounts ➔ Add account.
    2. Tap Samsung account.
    3. Tap Create new account.
    4. Enter the required information and tap Sign up.
    5. Tap Terms and conditions to read them and tap Back.
    6. Tap all of the other headings to read them and tap Back.
    7. Tap the I accept all the terms above checkbox.
    8. Tap Agree.
    9. At the Welcome screen, tap Next.
    10. Follow the on-screen instructions to verify your email address and activate your account.

  • You can change the Wallpaper (background) of your home screens by following these steps:

    1. From any Home screen, touch and hold on an empty area of the screen.
    The Home screen window is displayed.
    2. Tap Set wallpaper.
    3. Select the location where you would like to change the wallpaper. Tap Home screen, Lock screen, or Home and lock screens.
    4. Tap one of the following options:
    • Gallery: select a wallpaper from photographs you have taken with your camera.
    • Live wallpapers: select an animated wallpaper. This option is not available for the Lock screen option.
    • Wallpapers: select from many still-life wallpapers.
    5. Select a wallpaper and tap Set wallpaper, Done, or Cancel.

  • The Notification Bar includes a pull-down list to show information about processes that are running, recent notifications, and alerts. To display the Status indicator:

    On the Home screen, touch and hold the Notification Bar until the pull-down displays, then drag down
    vertically.

    Clearing Notifications

    To clear all notifications from the Notification panel:

    1. From the Home screen, touch and hold the Notification Bar until the pull-down displays, then drag down vertically.

    2. Tap the Clear button. The notifications are cleared and the panel closes.

  • 1. From the Home screen, tap Phone icon and use the on-screen keypad to enter the number you wish to dial.
    2. Tap green phone icon to make the call.

  • Taking pictures with your device’s built-in camera is as simple as choosing a subject, pointing the camera, then pressing the camera key.

    Note: When taking a photo in direct sunlight or in bright conditions, shadows may appear on the photo.

    1. From the main Home screen, tap App Drawer ➔ Camera to activate the camera mode.
    2. Using the phone’s main display screen as a viewfinder, adjust the image by aiming the camera at the subject.
    3. Before you take a picture, use the Up and Down Volume keys to zoom in or out. You can magnify the picture up to x4 (400 percent).
    – or –
    Pinch the screen to zoom out or pinch outwards to zoom in.
    4. If desired, before taking the photo, you can tap on-screen icons to access various camera options and settings.
    5. You can also tap the screen to move the focus to the area you touch.
    6. Press the Camera key until the shutter sounds.
    (The picture is automatically stored within your designated storage location. If no microSD is installed, all pictures are stored on the Phone.)
    7. While viewing a picture, after you have taken it, pinch the screen outwards to zoom in or pinch the screen inwards to zoom out. You can magnify the picture up to x4.
    8. Press back to return to the viewfinder.

  • When shooting video in direct sunlight or in bright conditions, it is recommended that you provide your subject with sufficient light by having the light source behind you.

    1. From the main Home screen, tap Camera to activate the camera mode.
    2. Using the camera’s main display screen as a viewfinder, adjust the image by aiming the camcorder at the subject.
    3. Before you take a video, use the Volume control buttons to zoom in or out. You can magnify the video up to x4 (400 percent).
    4. Tap the Video key to begin shooting video. The red light will blink while recording.
    5. You can tap the screen to move the focus to the area you touch.
    6. target area.
    7. To capture an image from the video while recording, tap record icon. This feature is not available while the anti-shake feature is activated.
    8. Tap the Pause key to stop the recording and save the video file to your Camera folder.
    9. Tap the Stop key to stop the recording and save the video file to your Camera folder.
    10. Once the file has been saved, tap the image viewer, then tap play to play your video.
    11. Press back to return to the viewer.

  • 1. From the main Home screen, tap Messaging ➔ Compose.
    2. Tap on the Enter recipient field to manually enter a recipient or tap contacts to select a recipient from your Contacts. You can also select the recipient based on Groups, Favorites, or Logs.
    3. If adding a recipient from your Contacts, tap the contact to place a checkmark then tap Done. The contact will be placed in the recipient field.

    Note: For the Group option, if the number of recipients is less than 10, all members in the group will be added. You will need to delete any unnecessary members in the list by selecting the trash can icon and deleting unwanted entries.

    Note: Enter additional recipients by separating each entry with a semicolon (;) then using the previous procedure.

    4. Tap the Enter message field and use the on-screen keypad to enter a message.
    5. Add more recipients by tapping the recipient field.
    6. Review your message and tap send.

    Note: If you exit a message before you send it, it will be automatically saved as a draft.

  • 1. From the Gmail Inbox, tap plus mail icon at the bottom of the screen to create a new message.
    2. Enter the recipients Email address in the To field. Separate multiple recipient email addresses with a comma.
    3. Tap options and select Add Cc/Bcc to add a carbon or blind copy.
    4. Enter the subject of this message in the Subject field.
    5. Tap the Compose email field and begin composing your message.
    6. Tap to send.

  • 1. From the Home screen, tap ➔ Settings ➔ Connections ➔ Wi-Fi.
    2. Tap the ON/OFF slider, located to the right of the Wi-Fi field, to turn Wi-Fi ON.
    3. Tap Scan to scan for available Wi-Fi networks


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