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Basic Settings

From the home screen, tap Apps all apps icon > Settings settings app icon to access your phone’s settings menu.

The table below outlines the top-level settings categories.

Category

Description

Wi-Fi Calling

Enable and set Wi-Fi calling options.

Wi-Fi

Enable and set Wi-Fi options.

Bluetooth

Enable Bluetooth connections.

Device visibility

Make your device visible to allow other devices to find it and share content.

Data usage

Check your phone’s data usage.

Airplane mode

Turn Airplane mode on or off.

NFC and payment

Enable Near-Field Communication (NFC) functions, including Tap and pay services.

Mobile networks

View and configure your mobile network connections and settings.

Location

Select the method used to estimate your location. You can also view the apps that have requested your location and review their history logs.

More connection settings

Set wireless and network functions, including scanning for nearby devices, using printing services, using MirrorLink, and setting up a Virtual Private Network (VPN).

Hotspot and Tethering

Use the Mobile Hotspot feature and tethering feature to share your phone’s data connection with other devices using Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or USB connection.

Sounds

Configure ringtone and vibration settings.

Notifications

Select which apps can send you alerts, notifications, sounds, and vibrations.

Display

Set display features, font, brightness, etc.

Wallpapers and themes

Set wallpaper for the home and lock screens, and select visual themes for your phone.

Advanced features

Configure features for the S Pen, playing games, using the phone with one hand, screen capture gestures, and more.

Device maintenance

See an overview of the status of your device’s battery, storage, RAM, and device security.

Applications

Manage default apps, default apps, and system processes.

Lock screen and security

Set your phone’s lock screen options. Set security features such as device administrators, encryption, and trusted credentials.

Cloud and accounts

Set up and manage accounts, back up and sync your data, reset your phone, and transfer content from old devices.

Google

Configure your device’s Google settings.

Accessibility

Set accessibility options such as screen magnification, hearing aid compatibility, etc.

General management

Configure your phone’s language and input options, set the date and time, and report diagnostic information.

System Update

Update your system’s software, PRL, and Profile.

Help

View tips and guidelines for using your phone.

About device

View device status, legal information, and hardware information about your device.

Access Settings

  1. From home, tap Apps all apps icon > Settings settings app icon.

    screenshot of settings
  • The settings menu opens.
  1. Select categories and then select your settings options.
  • Settings are made and applied.

Tip: You can also access settings from the notification panel. Pull down the status bar and tap Settings settings icon.