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Page 1 - User Manual ManualEnglish. 02/2015. Rev.1.3SM-A700FDSM-A700FSM-A700HSM-A700FQ

Page 2 - Table of Contents

Getting started10Using the SIM or USIM card and batteryInstalling the SIM or USIM cardInsert the SIM or USIM card provided by the mobile telephone ser

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100Connecting with other devicesBluetoothAbout BluetoothBluetooth creates a direct wireless connection between two devices over short distances. Use B

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Connecting with other devices1012 Select a device to pair with.If your device has paired with the device before, tap the device name without confirmin

Page 5 - Read me first

Connecting with other devices102Unpairing Bluetooth devices1 On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Bluetooth.The device displays the paired devices in th

Page 6 - Instructional icons

Connecting with other devices103Sending and receiving dataYou can share data, such as contacts or media files, with other devices. The following actio

Page 7 - Getting started

Connecting with other devices104NFC (NFC-enabled models)About NFCYour device allows you to read near field communication (NFC) tags that contain infor

Page 8 - Device layout

Connecting with other devices105Making a purchase with the NFC featureBefore you can use the NFC feature to make payments, you must register for the m

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Connecting with other devices106S Beam (NFC-enabled models)Use this feature to send data, such as videos, images, and documents.1 Activate the S Beam

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Connecting with other devices107Quick ConnectAbout Quick connectUse this feature to easily search and connect to nearby devices. You can also convenie

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Connecting with other devices108Sharing contentShare content with the connected devices.1 Open the notifications panel and tap Quick Connect.2 Select

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Connecting with other devices109•This feature may not be available depending on the region or service provider.•Some files may be buffered during pl

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Getting started112 Pull out the SIM card tray gently from the SIM card tray slot.► Dual SIM models:► Single SIM models:

Page 14 - Removing the SIM or USIM card

Connecting with other devices110Mobile printingConnect the device to a printer via Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi Direct, and print images or documents.Some printers

Page 15 - Switching between cards

111Device & data managerUpgrading the deviceThe device can be upgraded to the latest software.Upgrading over the airThe device can be directly upg

Page 16 - Charging the battery

Device & data manager112Transferring files between the device and a computerMove audio, video, image, or other types of files from the device to t

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Device & data manager113Backing up and restoring dataKeep your personal information, app data, and settings safe on your device. You can back up y

Page 18 - Using a memory card

114SettingsAbout SettingsUse this app to configure the device, set app options, and add accounts.Tap Settings on the Apps screen.To search for setting

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Settings115To use options, tap .•Scan: Search for available networks.•Wi-Fi Direct: Activate Wi-Fi Direct and connect devices directly via Wi-Fi to

Page 20 - Formatting the memory card

Settings116Tethering and Mobile hotspotUse the device as a mobile hotspot to share the device’s mobile data connection with other devices. Refer to Te

Page 21 - Turning the device on and off

Settings117LocationChange settings for location information permissions.On the Settings screen, tap Location, and then tap the Location switch to acti

Page 22 - Using the touch screen

Settings118•S Beam: Activate the S Beam feature to send data, such as videos, images, and documents, to devices that support NFC and Wi-Fi Direct.•T

Page 23 - Double-tapping

Settings119More networksCustomise settings to control networks.On the Settings screen, tap More networks.Default messaging appSelect the default app t

Page 24 - Spreading and pinching

Getting started123 ► Dual SIM models: Place the SIM or USIM card on the SIM card tray with the gold-coloured contacts facing downwards.Place the prima

Page 25 - Home screen layout

Settings120•Ringtones (single SIM models): Add or select a ringtone for incoming calls.•Vibrations: Add or select a vibration pattern.•Notification

Page 26 - Flipboard Briefing

Settings121•Screen rotation: Set the content to rotate automatically when the device is turned.•Smart stay: Set the device to prevent the display ba

Page 27 - Apps screen

Settings122•Camera shortcut: Set the device to show the camera shortcut on the locked screen.This feature may not be available depending on the regio

Page 28 - Indicator icons

Settings123PERSONALISATIONAccountsAdd email or SNS accounts.On the Settings screen, tap Accounts.CloudChange settings for syncing data or files with y

Page 29 - Using the notifications panel

Settings124AccessibilityUse this feature to improve accessibility to the device.On the Settings screen, tap Accessibility.•Vision: Customise the sett

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Settings125–Samsung subtitles (CC): Set the device to display closed captions on content supported by Samsung and to change the closed caption settin

Page 31 - Using the quick setting panel

Settings126Blocking modeSelect which notifications will be blocked or set to allow notifications for calls from specified contacts in blocking mode.On

Page 32 - Opening apps

Settings127Samsung keyboardTo change the Samsung keyboard settings, tap .The available options may vary depending on the region or service provider.•

Page 33 - Managing apps

Settings128Google voice typingTo change the voice input settings, tap .•Choose input languages: Select languages for text input.•Block offensive wo

Page 34 - Entering text

Settings129Notification readoutSet the device to read aloud notifications when you have incoming calls, messages, or events.Pointer speedAdjust the po

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Getting started134 Insert the SIM card tray back into the SIM card tray slot.► Dual SIM models:► Single SIM models:

Page 36 - Copying and pasting

Settings130AccessoriesChange the accessory settings.On the Settings screen, tap Accessories.The available options may differ depending on the region o

Page 37 - My Files

Settings131StorageView memory information for your device and memory card, or format a memory card.On the Settings screen, tap Storage.Formatting a me

Page 38 - Power saving feature

Settings132•Go to website: Access the Find my mobile website ( You can track and control your lost or stolen device from th

Page 39 - Viewing help information

Settings133APPLICATIONSApplication managerView and manage the apps on your device.On the Settings screen, tap Application manager.Default applications

Page 40 - Network connectivity

134AppendixTroubleshootingBefore contacting a Samsung Service Centre, please attempt the following solutions. Some situations may not apply to your de

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Appendix135The touch screen responds slowly or improperly•If you attach a protective cover or optional accessories to the touch screen, the touch scr

Page 42 - Using Bluetooth tethering

Appendix136Sound echoes during a callAdjust the volume by pressing the Volume button or move to another area.A cellular network or the Internet is oft

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Appendix137Your device is hot to the touchWhen you use apps that require more power or use apps on your device for an extended period of time, your de

Page 44 - Mute/Pause

Appendix138•Your device supports photos and videos captured with the device. Photos and videos captured by other devices may not work properly.•Your

Page 45 - Palm swipe to capture

Appendix139Data stored in the device has been lostAlways make backup copies of all important data stored in the device. Otherwise, you cannot restore

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Getting started14Removing the SIM or USIM card1 Insert the ejection pin into the hole on the SIM card tray to loosen the tray.2 Pull out the SIM card

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Appendix140Removing the battery (non-removable type)•These instructions are only for your service provider or an authorised repair agent.•Damage or

Page 48 - Using Multi window options

Appendix1414 Remove the circuit board by lifting it out of the case using an opening tool, then put the case aside and place the circuit board face do

Page 49 - Pop-up Multi window

CopyrightCopyright © 2014 Samsung ElectronicsThis manual is protected under international copyright laws.No part of this manual may be reproduced, dis

Page 50 - Moving pop-up windows

Getting started15Using dual SIM or USIM cards (dual SIM models)If you insert two SIM or USIM cards, you can have two phone numbers or service provider

Page 51 - Using pop-up view shortcut

Getting started16Charging the batteryUse the charger to charge the battery before using it for the first time. A computer can be also used to charge t

Page 52 - One-handed operation

Getting started17•The device can be used while it is charging, but it may take longer to fully charge the battery.•If the device receives an unstabl

Page 53 - Side key panel

Getting started18Using a memory cardInstalling a memory cardYour device accepts memory cards with maximum capacities of 64 GB. Depending on the memory

Page 54 - Personalising

Getting started194 Insert the memory card tray back into the memory card tray slot.► Dual SIM models:► Single SIM models:

Page 55 - Managing the Apps screen

2Table of ContentsRead me firstGetting started7 Package contents8 Device layout10 Using the SIM or USIM card and battery18 Using a memory card21

Page 56 - Setting wallpaper

Getting started20Removing the memory cardBefore removing the memory card, first unmount it for safe removal. On the Home screen, tap Apps → Settings →

Page 57 - Password

Getting started21Turning the device on and offPress and hold the Power button for a few seconds to turn on the device.When you turn on your device for

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22BasicsUsing the touch screen•Do not allow the touch screen to come into contact with other electrical devices. Electrostatic discharges can cause t

Page 59 - Easy mode

Basics23Tapping and holdingTap and hold an item or the screen for more than 2 seconds to access available options.DraggingTo move an item, tap and hol

Page 60 - Using Samsung Smart Switch

Basics24FlickingFlick left or right on the Home screen or the Apps screen to see another panel. Flick up or down to scroll through a webpage or a list

Page 61 - Setting up accounts

Basics25Home screen layoutHome screenThe Home screen is the starting point for accessing all of the device’s features. It displays widgets, shortcuts

Page 62 - Making calls

Basics26Home screen optionsOn the Home screen, tap and hold an empty area, or pinch your fingers together to access the available options.Flipboard Br

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Basics27Apps screenThe Apps screen displays icons for all apps, including newly installed apps.On the Home screen, tap Apps to open the Apps screen. T

Page 64 - Receiving calls

Basics28Indicator iconsIndicator icons appear on the status bar at the top of the screen. The icons listed in the table below are most common.The stat

Page 65 - Options during calls

Basics29Icon MeaningNew text or multimedia messageAlarm activatedMute mode activatedVibration mode activatedFlight mode activatedError occurred or cau

Page 66 - Contacts

Table of Contents3Useful apps and features83 S Finder83 S Planner85 S Voice86 Internet87 Music89 Video91 Clock93 Calculator93 Memo94 Voice Recorde

Page 67 - Searching for contacts

Basics30You can use the following functions on the notifications panel.Launch Settings.Launch S Finder.Tap a notification and perform various actions.

Page 68 - Messages & email

Basics31Using the quick setting panelYou can activate or deactivate some features on the notifications panel. To activate or deactivate more features,

Page 69 - Viewing incoming messages

Basics32•Smart stay: When you activate this feature, the screen stays on as long as you look at it.•Power saving: Refer to Power saving feature for

Page 70 - Sending emails

Basics33Play StoreUse this app to purchase and download apps.Tap Play Store on the Apps screen.Installing appsBrowse apps by category or tap to sear

Page 71 - Reading emails

Basics34Entering textKeyboard layoutA keyboard appears automatically when you enter text to send messages, create memos, and more.Text entry is not su

Page 72 - Basic shooting

Basics35Using additional keyboard functionsTap and hold to use various functions. Other icons may appear instead of depending on the last function

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Basics36• : Enter emoticons.• : Switch to the floating keyboard. You can move the keyboard to another location by dragging .Switch to the standard k

Page 74 - Shooting modes

Basics37Screen captureCapture a screenshot while using the device.Press and hold the Home button and the Power button simultaneously. The image is sav

Page 75 - Panorama

Basics38Power saving featurePower saving modeSave the battery power by limiting the device’s functions.On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Power saving

Page 76 - Downloading shooting modes

Basics39Viewing help informationTo view help information to learn how to use the device and apps, open the Apps screen and tap Settings → Help.To view

Page 77 - Camera settings

Table of Contents4Device & data manager111 Upgrading the device112 Transferring files between the device and a computer113 Backing up and resto

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40Network connectivityMobile dataConnect the device to a mobile network to use the Internet or share media files with other devices. Refer to Data usa

Page 79 - Viewing content on the device

Network connectivity41Tethering and Mobile hotspotAbout tethering and mobile hotspotsUse this feature to share the device’s mobile data connection wit

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Network connectivity42Using USB tetheringShare the device’s mobile data connection with other devices via a USB cable.1 On the Apps screen, tap Settin

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43Motions & usability featuresMotions and gesturesExcessive shaking or impact on the device may result in unintended inputs. Control motions prope

Page 82 - Help message

Motions & usability features44Mute/PauseOn the Apps screen, tap Settings → Motions and gestures → Mute/Pause, and then tap the Mute/Pause switch t

Page 83 - Useful apps and features

Motions & usability features45Palm swipe to captureOn the Apps screen, tap Settings → Motions and gestures → Palm swipe to capture, and then tap t

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Motions & usability features46Multi windowAbout Multi windowMulti window lets you run two apps at the same time in a split screen. You can also ru

Page 85 - Using S Voice

Motions & usability features47Launching Multi window from the list of recent apps1 Tap .2 Tap to launch an app in Multi window.3 Select another

Page 86 - Internet

Motions & usability features48Adjusting the window sizeDrag the circle between the app windows up or down to adjust the size of the windows.Using

Page 87 - Playing music

Motions & usability features49• : Drag and drop text or copied images from one window to another. Tap and hold an item in the selected window and

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5Read me firstPlease read this manual before using the device to ensure safe and proper use.•Descriptions are based on the device’s default settings.

Page 89 - Playing videos

Motions & usability features503 Tap an app icon in the Multi window tray to launch it in a pop-up window.App icons marked with can be launched in

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Motions & usability features51Using pop-up view shortcut1 On the Apps screen, launch an app to use in a pop-up window.2 Drag down diagonally from

Page 91 - Deleting alarms

Motions & usability features52One-handed operationYou can switch to one-handed operation mode to conveniently operate the device with one hand.Red

Page 92 - Stopwatch

Motions & usability features53One-handed inputOn the Apps screen, tap Settings → Display and wallpaper → One-handed operation → One-handed input,

Page 93 - Calculator

54PersonalisingManaging the Home and Apps screensManaging the Home screenAdding itemsTap and hold an app or a folder from the Apps screen, and then dr

Page 94 - Voice Recorder

Personalising55Managing panelsOn the Home screen, tap and hold an empty area to add, move, or remove a panel.To add a panel, scroll left to the last p

Page 95 - Playing voice memos

Personalising56Setting wallpaper and ringtonesSetting wallpaperSet an image or photo stored in the device as wallpaper for the Home screen or the lock

Page 96 - Flipboard

Personalising57Changing the screen lock methodYou can change the way that you lock the screen to prevent others from accessing your personal informati

Page 97 - Scanning radio stations

Personalising58Private modeAbout private modeUse this mode to prevent others from using or accessing specific content, such as images and documents, s

Page 98 - Google apps

Personalising59Viewing hidden contentYou can only view hidden items when private mode is activated.1 On the Apps screen, tap Settings → Private mode,

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Read me first6Instructional iconsWarning: situations that could cause injury to yourself or othersCaution: situations that could cause damage to your

Page 100 - Connecting with other devices

Personalising60Transferring data from your previous deviceUsing backup accountsYou can transfer backup data from your previous device to your new devi

Page 101 - Sending and receiving data

Personalising61Using Smart Switch with computersUse this feature to import a backup of your data (from selected manufacturer’s mobile devices) from a

Page 102 - Wi-Fi Direct

62PhoneMaking callsTap Phone on the Apps screen.► Dual SIM models: Tap Keypad, enter a phone number, and then tap or to make a voice call, or tap

Page 103 - Ending the device connection

Phone63► Single SIM models: Tap Keypad, enter a phone number, and then tap to make a voice call, or tap to make a video call.Access additional opti

Page 104 - NFC (NFC-enabled models)

Phone64Making an international callTap Keypad.► Dual SIM models: Tap and hold 0 until the + sign appears. Enter the country code, area code, and phone

Page 105 - Sending data

Phone65Options during callsDuring a voice callThe following actions are available:• : Increase the volume.•Add call: Dial a second call.•Keypad: Op

Page 106 - S Beam (NFC-enabled models)

66ContactsAdding contactsMoving contacts from other devicesYou can move contacts from other devices to your device. Refer to Transferring data from yo

Page 107 - Quick Connect

Contacts67Searching for contactsOn the Apps screen, tap Contacts → Contacts.Use one of the following search methods:•Scroll up or down the contacts l

Page 108 - Screen Mirroring

68Messages & emailMessagesSending messagesSend text messages (SMS) or multimedia messages (MMS).You may incur additional charges for sending or re

Page 109 - Viewing content on a TV

Messages & email69► Single SIM models:Access additional options.Enter a message.Select contacts from the contacts list.Enter emoticons.Enter recip

Page 110 - Mobile printing

7Getting startedPackage contentsCheck the product box for the following items:•Device•Quick start guide•The items supplied with the device and any

Page 111 - Device & data manager

Messages & email70EmailSetting up email accountsTap Email on the Apps screen.Set up an email account when opening Email for the first time.Enter t

Page 112 - Connecting with Samsung Kies

Messages & email71Reading emailsTap Email on the Apps screen.Tap , select an email account to use, and new messages are retrieved. To manually ret

Page 113 - Performing a data reset

72CameraBasic shootingTaking photos or recording videos1 Tap Camera on the Apps screen.2 Tap the image on the preview screen where the camera should f

Page 114 - Settings

Camera73•The camera automatically shuts off when unused.•Make sure that the lens is clean. Otherwise, the device may not work properly in some modes

Page 115 - Bluetooth

Camera74Shooting modesAutoUse this mode to allow the camera to evaluate the surroundings and determine the ideal mode for the photo.On the Apps screen

Page 116 - Data usage

Camera754 Show your palm to the screen or tap to take a photo of yourself.5 Slowly rotate the device left and then right to take a panoramic photo.

Page 117 - Location

Camera76NightUse this mode to take a photo in low-light conditions, without using the flash.On the Apps screen, tap Camera → MODE → Night.Animated GIF

Page 118 - Printing

Camera77Camera settingsOn the Apps screen, tap Camera → . Not all of the following options are available in both still camera and video camera modes.

Page 119 - More networks

Camera78•Location tags: Set the device to attach the location tag to the photo.•To improve GPS signals, avoid shooting in locations where the signal

Page 120 - Display and wallpaper

79GalleryViewing content on the deviceOn the Apps screen, tap Gallery and select an image or a video.Video files show the icon on the preview thumbna

Page 121 - Lock screen

Getting started8Device layoutMicrophoneTouch screenFront cameraProximity/Light sensorHeadset jackMultipurpose jackHome buttonRecent apps buttonPower b

Page 122 - Motions and gestures

Gallery80Viewing content stored on other devicesSearch for content that is stored in other devices and view it on your device.Tap Gallery on the Apps


81Safety assistanceEmergency modeAbout emergency modeUse this mode to extend the device’s standby time when you are in an emergency situation. When th

Page 124 - Accessibility

Safety assistance82Deactivating emergency modeTo deactivate emergency mode, press and hold the Power button, and then tap Emergency mode. Alternativel

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83Useful apps and featuresS FinderUse this app to search for content on the device. You can apply various filters and view the search history.Open the

Page 126 - Language and input

Useful apps and features84Enter a title.Attach a map showing the location of the event.Add more details.Select a calendar to use or sync with.Select a

Page 127 - Samsung keyboard

Useful apps and features85S VoiceAbout S VoiceUse this app to command the device by voice to perform various features.Tap S Voice on the Apps screen.

Page 128 - Text-to-speech options

Useful apps and features86Waking up S Voice in standby modeIf S Voice is not used for a certain period, it automatically switches to standby mode.Tap

Page 129 - Safety assistance

Useful apps and features87MusicPlaying musicTap Music on the Apps screen.Select a music category, and then select a song to play.Add the song to a pla

Page 130 - Power saving

Useful apps and features88To set a personalised sound while listening to songs with a headset, tap → Settings → Adapt Sound → On.When you activate t

Page 131 - Security

Useful apps and features89VideoPlaying videosTap Video on the Apps screen.Select a video to play.Change screen ratio.Move forwards or backwards by dra

Page 132 - About device

Getting started9•Do not cover the antenna area with your hands or other objects. This may cause connectivity problems or drain the battery.•Using a


Useful apps and features90Playing videos stored on other devicesSearch for videos that are stored in other devices and play them on your device.Tap Vi

Page 134 - Appendix

Useful apps and features91ClockAlarmOn the Apps screen, tap Clock → Alarm.Setting alarmsTap in the alarms list, set an alarm time, select the days o

Page 135 - Calls are not connected

Useful apps and features92World clockOn the Apps screen, tap Clock → World clock.Creating clocksEnter a city name or select a city from the cities lis

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Useful apps and features93CalculatorUse this app for simple or complex calculations.Tap Calculator on the Apps screen.Rotate the device to landscape o

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Useful apps and features94Voice RecorderRecording voice memosTap Voice Recorder on the Apps screen.Tap to start recording. Speak into the microphone.

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Useful apps and features95Playing voice memosTap Voice Recorder on the Apps screen.Tap and select a voice memo to play.• : Trim the voice memo.• :

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Useful apps and features96FlipboardUse this app to view live social network updates and news in a personalised magazine format.Tap Flipboard on the Ap

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Useful apps and features97View information about the current station.Fine-tune the frequency.Enter radio station frequency manually.Record a song from

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Useful apps and features98Google appsGoogle provides entertainment, social network, and business apps. You may require a Google account to access some

Page 142 - Trademarks

Useful apps and features99Play BooksDownload various books from Play Store and read them.Play NewsstandRead news and magazines that interest you in on

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