Galaxy S2 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.

  • 1. Remove the battery. Use your thumbnail or a sharp object to lift the battery up and then away from the device.

    2. 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. Remove the battery.
    2. Push on the memory card until it clicks and is released.
    3. 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: 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.

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

  • 1. Press and hold power button (on the upper right side of the phone) until the phone switches on.
    2. Sweep your finger across the screen to unlock the phone.

    Note: The display language is preset to English at the factory. To change the
    language, use the Language menu.

    3. To switch off the phone, press and hold power button, until the Phone options screen displays.
    4. Tap Power off to switch off the phone.

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

    1. Press Home to activate the Home screen.
    2. Touch and hold on an empty area of the screen.
    3. From the Add to Home window tap Wallpapers.
    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.
    • Wallpaper gallery: select from many still-life wallpapers.
    5. Select a wallpaper and tap the Set wallpaper or Save icon.

  • 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.

  • 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 Dialer 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 Camera to activate the camera mode.

    Note: The main Home screen initially contains the Camera icon. If you delete it, or if you want to access the camera from another Homescreen, you must tap Applications ➔ Camera.

    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).

    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.)

  • 1. From the Gmail Inbox, press Compose.
    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 Mail field and begin composing your message.
    6. Tap send to send.

  • 1. From the Home screen, tap Home ➔ Settings ➔ Wireless and network ➔ Wi-Fi settings.
    2. Tap Wi-Fi. A check mark displayed indicates Wi-Fi is active.

  • From the Home screen, tap Home ➔ Settings ➔ Wireless and network ➔ Bluetooth settings and tap Bluetooth to turn it on.

  • Power Saving Mode allows you to manage your phone to conserve power.

    1. From the Home screen, tap ➔ Settings ➔ Power saving mode.
    2. The following options are available:
    • Use Power saving mode: allows you to automatically switch to Power saving mode when the battery is low.
    • Power saving mode on at: allows you to set the battery power level when Power saving mode will be enabled.
    • Turn off Wi-Fi: automatically turns off Wi-Fi when you are not connected with Mobile AP.
    • Turn off Bluetooth: automatically turns off Bluetooth when it is not in use.
    • Turn off GPS: automatically turns off GPS when it is not in use.
    • Turn off Sync: automatically turns off Sync when the phone is not synchronizing with the server.
    • Brightness: allows you to manually adjust the brightness of the screen. Tap this option to enable the next Brightness option.
    • Brightness: allows you to set the Brightness percentage of the screen.
    • Screen timeout: allows you to set the time before the screen times out and goes into lock mode.
    • Power saving tips: describes various ways to conserve battery power.

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