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Lock screen

Change settings for the locked screen. Available options may vary, depending on the screen lock feature selected.

  • Screen lock: Activate the screen lock feature.
  • Multiple widgets: Set the device to allow use of widgets on the locked screen.
  • Lock screen widgets: These settings are applied only when you set the swipe lock option.
    • Favourite apps or Camera: Set the device to show shortcuts for each application or launch the camera application automatically when you swipe panels to the left on the locked screen.
    • Clock or personal message: Set the device to show a clock or personal message on the locked screen. The following options may vary, depending on your selection.
    For a personal message:
    • Edit personal message: Edit the personal message.
    For a clock:
    • Dual clock: Set the device to show the dual clock.
    • Clock size: Change the size of the clock.
    • Show date: Set the device to show the date with the clock.
    • Owner information: Enter your information that is shown with the clock.
  • Shortcuts: Set the device to show and edit application shortcuts on the locked screen. This feature may not be available depending on the region or service provider.
  • Unlock effect: Select an effect when you unlock the screen.
  • Help text: Set the device to show the help text on the locked screen.
  • Wake up in lock screen: Set the device to recognise your wake up command when the screen is locked.
  • Set wake-up command: Set a wake up command to launch S Voice or perform a specified function.

Display

Change the settings for the display.

Wallpaper:

  • – Home screen: Select a background image for the Home screen.
  • – Lock screen: Select a background image for the locked screen.
  • – Home and lock screens: Select a background image for the Home screen and the locked screen.

Notification panel: Customise the items that appear on the notifications panel.

Multi window: Set the device to use Multi Window.

Screen mode:

  • Adapt display: Use this mode for optimising the display according to the display settings.
  • Dynamic: Use this mode to make the display tone more vivid.
  • Standard: Use this mode for normal surroundings.
  • Professional photo: Use this mode to make the display tone look like real colours.
  • Movie: Use this mode for dim surroundings, such as in a dark room.

Brightness: Set the brightness of the display.

Auto-rotate screen: Set the content to rotate automatically when the device is turned.

Screen timeout: Set the length of time the device waits before turning off the display’s backlight.

Daydream: Set the device to launch a screensaver when your device is connected to a desktop dock or charging.

Font style: Change the font type for display text.

Font size: Change the font size.

Touch key light duration: Set the duration for the touch button backlight.

Display battery percentage: Set the device to display the remaining battery life.

Edit after screen capture: Set the device to edit the screenshot after capturing it.

Auto adjust screen tone: Set the device to save power by adjusting the brightness of the display.

High touch sensitivity: Set the device to increase the sensitivity so you can use the touch screen with gloves on.

Depending on the type of material you wear while touching the device, some commands may not be recognised.

LED indicator

Charging: Set the device to turn on the notification light while you are charging the battery.

Low battery: Set the device to turn on the notification light when the battery is low.

Notifications: Set the device to turn on the notification light when you have missed calls, messages, or notifications.

Voice recording: Set the device to turn on the notification light when you record voice memos.

Sound

Change settings for various sounds on the device.

Volume: Adjust the volume level for call ringtones, music and videos, system sounds, and notifications.

Vibration intensity: Adjust the force of the vibration notification.

Ringtones: Select a ringtone to alert you to incoming calls.

Vibrations: Add or select a vibration pattern.

Default notification sound: Select a ringtone for events, such as incoming messages and missed calls.

Vibrate when ringing: Set the device to vibrate and play a ringtone for incoming calls.

Dialling keypad tone: Set the device to sound when tapping the buttons on the keypad.

Touch sounds: Set the device to sound when selecting an application or option on the touch screen.

Screen lock sound: Set the device to sound when locking or unlocking the touch screen.

Haptic feedback: Set the device to vibrate when touching keys.

Adapt Sound: Personalise the sound for the ear you use most during calls or while listening to music.

Home screen mode

Select a Home screen mode (basic or easy).

Call

Customise the settings for calling features.

Call rejection: Reject calls from specified phone numbers automatically. Add phone numbers to the reject list.

Set up call reject messages: Add or edit the message sent when you reject a call.

Answering/ending calls:

  • The home key answers calls: Set the device to answer an incoming call when pressing the Home button.
  • Voice control: Set the device to answer or reject an incoming call with voice commands.
  • The power key ends calls: Set the device to end a call when pressing the Power button.

Turn off screen during calls: Set the device to turn on the proximity sensor during a call.

Call alerts:

  • Answer vibration: Set the device to vibrate when the other party answers a call.
  • Call-end vibration: Set the device to vibrate when the other party ends a call.
  • Call connect tone: Activate or deactivate the call connection tone.
  • Minute minder: Activate or deactivate the minute minder tone.
  • Call end tone: Activate or deactivate the call disconnection tone.
  • Alerts during calls: Set the device to alert you to events during a call.

Call accessories:

  • Automatic answering: Set the device to answer automatically after a specified period (available only when a headset is connected).
  • Automatic answering timer: Select the length of time that the device waits before answering calls.
  • Outgoing call conditions: Set the device to allow outgoing calls with a Bluetooth headset, even when your device is locked.
  • Outgoing call type: Select the type of outgoing calls to make you use a Bluetooth headset.

Additional settings:

  • Caller ID: Display your caller ID to other parties for outgoing calls.
  • Call forwarding: Divert incoming calls to another number.
  • Auto area code: Set the device to insert a prefix (area or country code) automatically before a phone number.
  • Call barring: Block incoming or outgoing calls.
  • Call waiting: Allow incoming call alerts when a call is in progress.
  • Auto redial: Activate auto redial for calls that were not connected or that were cut off.
  • Fixed Dialling Numbers: Activate or deactivate FDN mode to restrict calls to numbers in the FDN list. Enter the PIN2 supplied with your SIM or USIM card.

Ringtones and keypad tones:

  • Ringtones: Select a ringtone to alert you to incoming calls.
  • Vibrations: Add or select a vibration pattern.
  • Vibrate when ringing: Set the device to vibrate and play a ringtone for incoming calls.
  • Keypad tones: Set the device to sound when tapping the buttons on the keypad.

Personalise call sound: Select a type of call sound to use with a headset.

Noise reduction: Set the device to remove background noise so that the other party can hear you more clearly.

Increase volume in pocket: Set the device to raise the ringtone volume when the device is in an enclosed, such as a bag or pocket.

Video call image: Select an image to be shown to the other party.

Use call fail options: Choose to try a voice call when a video call fails to connect.

Voicemail service: Select or set your voicemail service provider.

Voicemail settings: Enter the number to access the voicemail service. Obtain this number from the service provider.

Sound: Select a ringtone to alert you to new voicemails.

Vibrate: Set the device to vibrate when voicemails are received.

Accounts: Set the device to accept IP calls and set up your accounts for IP call services.

Use Internet calling: Set whether to use IP call services for all calls or only for IP calls.

Blocking mode

Select which notifications will be blocked or set to allow notifications for calls from specified contacts in blocking mode.

Safety assistance

Set the device to send a message to recipients in an emergency. Press and hold the Volume up button and the Volume down button for 3 seconds to send the message.

Edit emergency message: Edit the message that will be sent when you are in an emergency.

Send emergency pictures: Set the device to take photos and send them along with the message to the recipients.

  • This feature may not be available depending on the region or service provider.

Message interval: Set an interval for resending the message.

Emergency contacts: Select or edit the recipients for the message.

Power saving mode

Activate power-saving mode and change the settings for power-saving mode.

CPU power saving: Set the device to limit some system resource usage.

Screen power saving: Set the device to decrease the brightness of the display.

Turn off haptic feedback: Set the device to turn off the vibration when touching keys.

Learn about Power saving mode: Discover how to reduce battery consumption.

Accessory

Change the accessory settings.

Dock sound: Set the device to play a sound when your device is connected to or removed from a desktop dock.

Audio output mode: Set the device to use the dock speaker when your device is connected to a desktop dock.

Desk home screen display: Set the device to show the desk clock when your device is connected to a desktop dock.

Automatic unlock: Set the device to unlock automatically when the cover is flipped open.

Audio output: Select a sound output format to use when connecting your device to HDMI devices. Some devices may not support the surround sound setting.

Accessibility

Accessibility services are special features for those with certain physical disabilities. Access and alert the following settings to improve accessibility to the device.

Auto-rotate screen: Set the interface to rotate automatically when you rotate the device.

Screen timeout: Set the length of time the device waits before turning off the display’s backlight.

Speak passwords: Set the device to read aloud passwords you enter with Talkback.

Answering/ending calls:

  • The home key answers calls: Set the device to answer an incoming call when pressing the Home button.
  • Answer calls by tapping: Set the device to answer an incoming call when tapping the call accept button twice.
  • Voice control: Set the device to answer or reject an incoming call with voice commands.
  • The power key ends calls: Set the device to end a call when pressing the Power button.

Show shortcut: Add a shortcut to Accessibility on the quick menu that appears when you press and hold the Power button.

Manage accessibility: Export or import the accessibility settings to share them with other devices.

TalkBack: Activate Talkback, which provides voice feedback.

Font size: Change the font size.

Magnification gestures: Set the device to zoom in and out with finger gestures.

Negative colours: Reverse the display colours to improve visibility.

Colour adjustment: Adjust the colour scheme for the screen when the device determines that you are colour blind or having difficulty reading content.

Accessibility shortcut: Set the device to activate Talkback when you press and hold the Power button, and then tap and hold the screen with two fingers.

Text-to-speech options:

  • Preferred TTS engine: Select a speech synthesis engine. To change the settings for speech synthesis engines, tap .
  • Speech rate: Select a speed for the text-to-speech feature.
  • Listen to an example: Listen to the spoken text for an example.

Enhance web accessibility: Set applications to install web scripts to make their web content more accessible.

Sound balance: Adjust the sound balance when using a dual headset.

Mono audio: Enable mono sound when listening to audio with one earbud.

Turn off all sounds: Mute all device sounds.

Flash notification: Set the flash to blink when you have incoming calls, new messages, or notifications.

Assistant menu: Set the device to show the assistive shortcut icon that helps you access functions supported by external buttons or features on the notifications panel. You can also edit the menu on the shortcut icon.

Tap and hold delay: Set the recognition time for tapping and holding the screen.

Interaction control: Set an area of the screen to be excluded from touch inputs.

Language and input

Change the settings for text input. Some options may not be available depending on the selected language.

Language

Select a display language for all menus and applications.

Default

Select a default keyboard type for text input.

Google voice typing

To change the voice input settings, tap .

  • Choose input languages: Select input languages for text input.
  • Block offensive words: Set the device to prevent the device from recognising offensive words in voice inputs.
  • Download offline speech recognition: Download and install language data for offline voice input.

Samsung keyboard

To change the Samsung keyboard settings, tap .

  • The available options may vary depending on the region or service provider.

Portrait keyboard types: Change the keyboard layout.

Input languages: Select languages for text input.

Predictive text: Activate predictive text mode to predict words based on your input and show word suggestions. You can also customise the word prediction settings.

Continuous input: Set the device to enter text by sweeping on the keyboard.

Cursor control: Enable or disable the smart keyboard navigation feature to move the cursor by scrolling the keyboard.

Handwriting: Customise settings for handwriting mode, such as recognition time, pen thickness, or pen colour.

Advanced:

  • Auto capitalisation: Set the device to automatically capitalise the first character after a final punctuation mark, such as a full stop, question mark, or exclamation mark.
  • Auto spacing: Set the device to automatically insert a space between words.
  • Auto-punctuate: Set the device to insert a full stop when you double-tap the space bar.
  • Character preview: Set the device to display a large image of each character tapped.
  • Key-tap vibration: Set the device to vibrate when a key is touched.
  • Key-tap sound: Set the device to sound when a key is touched.

Help: Access help information for using the Samsung keyboard.

Reset settings: Reset Samsung keyboard settings.

Voice recogniser

Select a voice recognition engine.

Voice search

For Samsung voice recognition, use the following options:

  •  Language: Select a language for the voice recognition.
  • • Open via the home key: Set the device to launch S Voice by pressing the Home button twice.
  • • Use location data: Set the device to use location information for voice search results.
  •  Hide offensive words: Hide offensive words from voice search results.
  •  Help: Access help information for S Voice.
  • • About: View version information.
  • • Driving mode: Activate driving mode to set the device to read contents aloud and specify applications to use in driving mode.
  • • Voice control: Control applications by voice commands.
  •  Auto-start speaker: Set the device to automatically turn on the speakerphone when making a call with S Voice.
  • • Show body of message: Set the device to view the text of a new message received while in driving mode.
  • • Wake up command: Set the device to start voice recognition by saying a wake up command while using S Voice.
  • • Wake up in lock screen: Set the device to recognise your wake up command when the screen is locked.
  •  Set wake-up command: Set a wake up command to launch S Voice or perform a specified function.
  • • Check missed events: Set the device to check missed calls, messages, or events when S Voice is launched by pressing the headset button.
  • • Home address: Enter your home address to use location information with the voice command feature.
  • • Log in to Facebook: Enter your Facebook account information.
  •  Log in to Twitter: Enter your Twitter account information.

For Google voice recognition, use the following options:

  • Language: Select a language for the voice recognition.
  • Speech output: Set the device to provide voice feedback to alert you to the current action.
  • Block offensive words: Hide offensive words from voice search results.
  • Download offline speech recognition: Download and install language data for offline voice input.
  • Bluetooth headset: Set the device to allow a voice search with a Bluetooth headset, when it is connected to the device.

Text-to-speech options

Preferred TTS engine: Select a speech synthesis engine. To change the settings for speech synthesis engines, tap .

Speech rate: Select a speed for the text-to-speech feature.

Listen to an example: Listen to the spoken text for an example.

Pointer speed

Adjust the pointer speed for the mouse or trackpad connected to your device.

Motions and gestures

Activate the motion recognition feature and change the settings that control motion recognition on your device.

Air gesture:

  • Learn about sensor and icon: View information about the gesture sensor and the indicator that appears while using the air gesture feature.
  • Quick glance: When the screen is turned off, move your hand above the sensor to view notifications, missed calls, new messages, time and date, and more.
  • Air jump: While viewing emails or webpages, move your hand up or down across the sensor to scroll the page up or down.
  • Air browse: Move your hand to the left or right across the sensor to browse images, webpages, songs, or memos.
  • Air move: Tap and hold an icon with one hand, and then move your other hand to the left or right across the sensor to move the icon to another location.
  • Air call-accept: When a call comes in, move your hand to the left, and then to the right across the sensor to answer the call.

Motion:

  • Direct call: Set the device to make a voice call by picking up and holding the device near your ear while viewing call, message, or contact details.
  • Smart alert: Set the device to alert you if you have missed calls or new messages when you pick up the device.
  • Zoom: Set the device to zoom in or out while viewing images in Gallery or browsing webpages, when you tap and hold two points with your fingers and then tilt the device back and forth.
  • Browse an image: Set the device to scroll through an image by moving the device in any direction when the image is zoomed in.
  • Mute/Pause: Set the device to mute incoming calls, alarms, and music by placing the device face down.

Palm motion:

  • Capture screen: Set the device to capture an image of the screen when you sweep your hand to the left or right across the screen.
  • Mute/Pause: Set the device to pause media playback when you touch the screen with your palm.

Gyroscope calibration:

Calibrate the gyroscope so your device can correctly recognise rotation.

  • Place the device on a stable surface during calibration. The calibration process may fail if the device vibrates or moves.
  • Calibrate the gyroscope when you experience drifting or unintended movements when using tilting or panning motions or motion-enabled games.

Smart screen

Smart stay: Set the device to prevent the display backlight from turning off while you are looking at the display.

Smart rotation: Set the interface not to rotate according to the orientation of your face.

Smart pause: Set the device to pause video playback when you look away from the screen.

Smart scroll:

  • Scroll by: Select a method to scroll the screen up or down.
  • Speed: Adjust the speed for scrolling the screen.
  • Visual Feedback display: Set the device to display a signal icon when the device recognises your action.
  • This feature may not work properly in bright light, in dark conditions, or when the device is being moved or shaken.

Air view

Preview content or view information in a pop-up window by pointing at an item with your finger.

Information preview: View information in a pop-up window by pointing at items with your finger.

Progress preview: While playing music or videos, preview a scene or view the elapsed time by pointing at the progress bar with your finger.

Speed dial preview: View contact information of speed dial numbers in a pop-up window by pointing at a speed dial number with your finger.

Webpage magnifier: While browsing the Internet, magnify the content by pointing at the screen.

Sound and haptic feedback: Set the device to sound and vibrate when pointing at items with your finger.

Voice control

Change settings to control options by voice commands.

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