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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Samsung Galaxy S8 Settings to Change

Samsung Galaxy S8 Settings to Change
Configure your Samsung Galaxy S8 connections and settings, add accounts, and customize Home screens, apps,
and features.
 

Galaxy S8
How to Use Settings Samsung Galaxy S8
Access Settings
There are a couple of ways to access your device settings.
►► From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps, and then tap Settings.
– or –
Drag down from the Status bar to display the Notification panel, and then tap Settings.
Search for Settings
If you are not sure exactly where to find a certain setting, you can use the Search feature.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps, and then tap Settings.
2. Tap Search.
• Enter a word or words in the Search field. As you type, settings that match display on the screen.
• Tap an entry to go to that setting.

Connections
Manage connections between your device and a variety of networks and other devices.

Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi is a term used for certain types of Wireless Local Area Networks (WLAN). Wi-Fi communication requires
access to a wireless Access Point (AP).

Connect to a Wi‑Fi Network
To scan for a Wi-Fi network and connect to it:
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap Settings > Wi-Fi, and then tap On/Off to turn on Wi-Fi.
• When Wi-Fi is turned on, your device automatically scans for available networks and displays them.
3. Tap the network you want to connect to.
• When you select an open network, you are automatically connected to the network.
Otherwise, enter a password to connect.

Manually Connect to a Wi‑Fi Network
You can connect your device to a Wi-Fi network manually.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap Settings > Wi-Fi, and then tap On/Off to turn on Wi-Fi.
3. Swipe to the bottom of the screen and tap Add network.
4. Enter information about the Wi-Fi network:
• Network name: Enter the name of the Wi-Fi network.
• Security: Select a security option and enter your password.
• Auto reconnect: Connect to this network automatically whenever available.
• Show advanced options: Add advanced options such as IP settings and Proxy settings
5. Tap Connect to store the new information and connect to your target wireless Access Point.

Wi-Fi Options
The Wi-Fi settings menu allows you to set up many of your Samsung Galaxy S8 advanced Wi-Fi services.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap Settings > Wi-Fi, and then tap On/Off to turn on Wi-Fi.
3. Tap More options > Advanced for options:
• Show Wi-Fi pop-up: Notify if Wi-Fi is available when opening apps.
• Smart network switch: Connect automatically to a mobile network connection when the

  Wi-Ficonnection is unstable.
• Wi-Fi notifications: Receive notifications when open networks in range are detected.
• Hotspot 2.0: Connect automatically to Wi-Fi access points that support Hotspot 2.0.
• Manage networks: Manage your saved Wi-Fi networks.
• WPS push button: Set up a connection to a WPS (Wi-Fi Protected Setup) router or other equipment.
• WPS PIN entry: View the PIN used by your device to set up a PIN-secured connection to a Wi-Fi router or other equipment (not configurable).
• Keep Wi-Fi on during sleep: Specify when to disconnect from Wi-Fi.
• Install network certificates: Install authentication certificates.
• Wi-Fi control history: View devices that have turned your Wi‑Fi on or off.
• MAC address: View your device’s MAC address, which is required when connecting to some secured networks (not configurable).
• IP address: View your device’s IP address (not configurable).

Wi-Fi Direct Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus
Wi-Fi Direct allows direct device-to-device connections using Wi-Fi, without having to connect to a Wi-Fi
network.
Connect to a Device with Wi-Fi Direct
Use Wi-Fi Direct to connect directly to other Wi‑Fi Direct devices.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap Settings > Wi-Fi, and then tap On/Off to turn on Wi-Fi.
• Wi-Fi must be on to configure settings.
3. Tap Wi-Fi Direct. Your device automatically scans for nearby Wi-Fi Direct devices.
4. Select a device, and then follow the prompts to complete the connection.

Share Data with Wi-Fi Direct
Share data with another device using Wi-Fi Direct.
1. Connect your phone to the device using Wi‑Fi Direct.
2. From an app, tap Share or More options > Share.
3. Tap Wi-Fi Direct and follow the prompts.

Disconnect from Wi-Fi Direct
Disconnect your phone from a Wi-Fi Direct device.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap Settings > Wi-Fi > Wi‑Fi Direct.
3. Tap a device to disconnect it.


Galaxy S8 Plus

Bluetooth Samsung Galaxy S8
Bluetooth is a short-range communications technology that connects your device wirelessly to a number of
Bluetooth devices, such as headsets and hands-free car
Bluetooth systems, and Bluetooth‑enabled computers, printers, and wireless devices.
The Bluetooth communication range is approximately 30 feet.

Pair with a Bluetooth Device
The Bluetooth Samsung Galaxy S8 pairing process allows you to establish trusted connections between your device and another
Bluetooth device.
Pairing between two Bluetooth devices is a one‑time process. Once a pairing is created, the devices
continue to recognize their partnership and exchange information without having to re-enter a passcode.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap Settings > Bluetooth, and then tap On/Off to turn on Bluetooth.
• Make sure that the target device is discoverable so that your device can find it. Refer to the
instructions that came with the device to find out how to set it to discoverable mode.
• When Bluetooth is first turned on, it scans for nearby Bluetooth devices and displays them.
• To manually perform a new scan, tap Scan.
3. Tap the name of the target device when you see it displayed in the Bluetooth devices section.
• Your device automatically tries to pair with the target device. If automatic pairing fails, enter
the passcode supplied with the target device.

Rename a Paired Device
Once you have paired your device to another device, you can rename the paired device to make it easier to recognize.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap Settings > Bluetooth, and then tap On/Off to turn on Bluetooth.
3. Tap Settings next to the previously paired device, and then tap Rename.
4. Enter a new name, and tap Rename.

Share Data with Bluetooth
Use Bluetooth to transfer information between your Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus and another Bluetooth-enabled device.
To send data to another device using Bluetooth:
1. From an app, tap Share or More options > Share.
2. Tap Bluetooth and follow the prompts.
To receive data from another device using Bluetooth:
1. When another device attempts to send a file to your phone using Bluetooth, you will see a request to
accept the file.
2. Tap Accept.
3. To open the file, drag down the Notification panel and tap File received.

Connect with a Bluetooth Device
Listen to music using a Bluetooth stereo headset, or have hands-free conversations using a ompatible
Bluetooth headset or car kit.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap Settings > Bluetooth, and then tap On/Off to turn on Bluetooth.
3. Tap a device from the “Paired devices” list.

Disconnect from a Bluetooth Device
Disconnect a Bluetooth device from your Samsung Galaxy S8.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap Settings > Bluetooth, and then tap On/Off to turn off Bluetooth.

Unpair from a Bluetooth Device
When you unpair from a Bluetooth device, the two devices no longer recognize each other. To connect again, you have to pair the devices.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap Settings > Bluetooth, and then tap On/Off to turn on Bluetooth.
3. Tap Settings next to the paired device, and then tap Unpair to delete the paired device.

Phone Visibility
Allow other devices to find your mobile device and transfer files.
To enable or disable Phone visibility:
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap Settings > More > Phone visibility, and then tap On/Off.
Data Usage
Monitor how your data is being used, and set limits and restrictions to conserve it.
Your service provider may account for data usage differently.
Turn Data Saver On or Off
Data saver prevents some apps from sending or receiving data in the background, as well as reduce the frequency of data use.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap Settings > Data usage > Data saver.
3. Tap Allow app while Data saver on.
4. Tap On/Off next to each app that you want to permit to have unrestricted data usage.

Turn Mobile Data On or Off
Enable or disable mobile data use on your phone.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap Settings > Data usage > Mobile data to turn mobile data on or off.

Create an Alert for Mobile Data Usage
Receive alerts when mobile data use reaches a warning amount you set.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap Settings > Data usage > Mobile data usage.
3. Tap Settings > Data warning.
4. Enter the data usage warning amount, and then tap Set to save.

Check Mobile Data Usage by Apps
Monitor your apps’ mobile data usage.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap Settings > Data usage > Mobile data usage.
3. Tap an app to view data usage details.

Additional Mobile Data Usage Options
Configure more options for mobile data usage.
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap Settings > Data usage. The following options are available:
• Bill cycle: Set the day of the month to start the bill cycle for your device.
• Wi‑Fi data usage: View data usage over Wi‑Fi connections.

Restrict networks: Select networks to prevent apps that are running in the background from using them.

Airplane Mode
Airplane mode disconnects your device from all networks and turns off connectivity features, such as phone calls and Wi-Fi.
While in Airplane mode, you can use other features such as playing music, watching videos, and ther offline applications.

Turn Airplane Mode On or Off
To enable or disable Airplane mode:
1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.
2. Tap Settings > Airplane mode, and then tap On/Off to enable or disable the option.
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