Galaxy S3 Manual

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  • Installing the battery

    1. Remove the battery cover.
    2. Insert the battery into the phone, aligning the gold contacts on the battery with the gold contacts in the phone.
    3. Replace the battery cover.

    Removing the Battery

    1. Remove the battery cover.
    2. Lift the battery up and out of the phone, using the slot provided.
    3. Replace the battery cover.

  • Your phone comes with a Wall/USB Charger (Charging Head and USB cable) to charge your phone from any 110/220 VAC outlet.

    Note: The battery comes partially charged. You must fully charge the battery before using your phone for the first time. A fully discharged battery requires up to 4 hours of charge time. After the first charge, you can use the phone while charging.

    1. Insert the USB cable into the port.
    2. Connect the USB cable to the charging head.
    3. Plug the charging head into a standard AC power outlet.
    4. When charging is complete, unplug the charging head from the power outlet and remove the USB cable from the phone.

  • Turning the Phone On

    Press and hold the Power/Lock Key until the phone vibrates and starts up.

    Note: Your phone’s internal antennas are located along the top and bottom of the phone. Do not block the antennas; doing so may affect call quality or cause the phone to operate at a higher power level than is necessary.

    Turning the Phone Off

    1. Press and hold the Power/Lock Key until the phone vibrates, and the Device Options menu displays.
    2. At the prompt, tap Power off.

  • Installing a Memory Card

    1. Remove the back cover.
    2. With the gold contacts facing down, slide the memory card into the slot, pushing gently until it locks into place.
    3. Install the back cover.

    Removing a Memory Card

    Important! To prevent damage to data stored on the memory card, unmount the card before removing it from the phone.

    1. From the Home screen, touch Menu, then touch Settings ➔ Storage ➔ Unmount SD card.
    2. At the prompt, read the warning and select OK to continue. Wait for the SD card safe to remove icon
    to appear in the Status bar and Notification panel.
    3. Remove the back cover.
    4. Gently press on the memory card to release the lock, then carefully pull the card out.
    5. Install the back cover.

  • Choose a picture to display in the background of the Home screen. You can choose from pre-loaded wallpaper images, or select a picture you’ve taken with the Camera or downloaded.

    1. From the Home screen, touch and hold on the screen to display the Home screen menu, then select Homescreen, Lock screen, or Home and lock screen.
    2. Choose a source:
    • Gallery: Choose a picture stored on your phone or on an optional installed memory card. Touch a picture to select it, then use the crop tool to resize the picture, if desired. Touch Done to set the picture as wallpaper.
    • Live wallpapers: Choose from pre-loaded interactive moving wallpapers. Touch a wallpaper, then touch Set wallpaper.
    • Wallpaper: Choose from pre-loaded wallpaper images. Touch a wallpaper, then touch Set wallpaper.

  • Enter a phone number with the Phone Keypad, then save it.

    1. From the Home screen, touch Phone.
    2. Touch the digits of the phone number on the Keypad.
    3. Touch Add to Contacts, then select Create contact from the pop-up menu.
    4. Continue entering contact information.

  • Your phone offers multiple ways to make calls:
    • Use the touch screen Phone Keypad to enter the phone number or speed dial.
    • Call a contact from Contacts.
    • Call a contact from Favorites.
    • Return a call, or call a recent caller, from Recent calls.
    • Voice dial using S Voice.

  • A contact is an entry that you have created to store the name, numbers, and other information for people or groups of interest.

    1. From the Home screen, touch Contacts.
    2. Find the contact and touch it to open the Contact entry.
    3. Swipe your finger from left to right across the contact to dial their default number.
    – or –
    Touch a contact, then touch Dialer to dial the number.

  • 1. From the Home screen, touch Messaging.
    2. Touch New message.
    3. Touch Enter recipient and enter a name, phone number or email address, or touch to add recipients from Contacts. As you enter text, matching contacts appear. Touch a contact to add it to the list.
    4. Touch Enter message, then enter the message. While entering the message, use these options (available
    options depend on attachment):
    • Touch Attach to add media or content to the message (converts the message to MMS).
    • Touch Menu for options:

    – Insert smiley: Add a text emoticon to the message.
    – Add text: Select text from S Memo, Calendar, Contacts or Text templates to add.
    – Preview: View the message and attachments before sending.
    – Add to Contacts: If the recipients are not saved in Contacts, save the info as a new contact, or update an existing contact.
    – Add slide/Remove slide: Add or remove a slide. Slides hold pictures or other media, and adding a slide converts the message to MMS.
    – Add subject: Add a subject field (converts the message to MMS.)
    – Duration: Set the length of time the media on the slide displays.
    – Layout: Choose whether the message text appears above (Text on top) of the attachment(s), or after (Text on bottom).

    5. Touch to send the message.

  • 1. From the Home screen, select Apps ➔ Email.
    2. If you have multiple accounts set up, choose an account from the menu at the top of the screen.
    3. Touch COMPOSE, then touch fields to enter recipients and the email text.
    4. While composing a message, use these options:
    • Touch Menu for options. Available options depend on the type of email account.
    • Touch Attach to add a file to the message. Available options depend on the type of email account.
    5. Touch Send to send the message.

  • 1. From the Home screen, touch Apps ➔ Camera.
    2. Using the display as a viewfinder, compose your picture by aiming the lens at the subject. You can
    rotate the phone to any position, and the screen controls rotate to make taking pictures easy.
    3. As you compose a picture, the Camera automatically focuses the shot (the focus bracket turns green), or:

    • Touch the screen to focus on the area you touched.
    • “Pinch” the screen, or press the Volume Key, to zoom in or out.
    • Configure other options. For more information, see “Picture Options” on page 77.

    4. To take the picture, touch Capture.

  • The Clock application includes these features:

    • Alarm: Create alarms to go off once, or to repeat.
    • World clock: Display the time and date in any time zone.
    • Stopwatch: Record lap times.
    • Timer: Measure elapsed time.
    • Desk clock: Display the date and time in large format, for easy viewing.
     From the Home screen, touch Apps ➔ Clock.

  • Set a picture as the wallpaper for the Home and Lock screens.

    1. From the Home screen, touch Apps ➔ Gallery.
    2. Touch a category, then touch a picture to select it.
    3. Touch Menu ➔ Set picture as.
    4. Select an option, from Home and lock screens, Home screen wallpaper, or Lock screen wallpaper. Use the crop tool to edit the picture, then touch Done.

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