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June 13, 2011 by Dan Nixon
Got a Samsung Galaxy S II but not sure how to do something on it? Not a problem as we’ve come up with a comprehensive guide of all the basic stuff that you can do on your handset.
Navigate using the links below, but if you can’t find what you’re looking for then ask a question in the comments and we’ll try our best to get you an answer.
Is there a software update available for my phone?
At the moment, the latest software available for the Samsung Galaxy S II is Android 2.3 Gingerbread. The quickest way to check if a software update is available to download onto your handset is by going to Settings from the main menu, selecting About Phone and then pressing System Updates.
How do I update my phone’s software?
Firstly, you need to download some software onto your computer called Samsung Kies which you must use to update your Galaxy S II’s software. You can get it from the official Samsung website. Once you’ve done this:
Unfortunately, there isn’t a version of Kies available for Mac at the moment but you can get around this hurdle by using Bootcamp software, which allows you to run Windows software. If your Mac runs Mac OS X Snow Leopard, you can set your Mac to run Bootcamp by booting it into Windows and then rebooting it. This method only works on new Macs so if you have an older one, your best bet is to order the software from the Apple Store.
Where can I get more help?
If you have any more questions about your Samsung Galaxy S II software, head over to the P4u Forum and get in touch with the team, who will be more than happy to help you out.
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How do I capture video?
How do I record a video in 1080p?
Where can I see the pictures/videos I have taken?
How do I delete a picture or video?
How many pictures can I take on my phone?
The Samsung Galaxy S II comes in 16GB and 32GB models, which can be further expanded by up to 32GB with a microSD card. As a rough guide, 4GB of internal memory can hold about 1,600 pictures so you’ll be able to take a lot more than that if you have an 16GB Samsung Galaxy S II. Of course, how many pictures you can take also depends on how much memory space you have left on your handset which can be taken up by videos and music for example.
What’s the longest video clip I can record?
Unlimited. It just depends on how much memory you have left.
How do I set up my email account?
How do I send an email?
How do I attach a file to an email?
How do I send a picture or video message?
How do I delete a text message?
How do I turn predictive text on or off?
How do I put music onto my device?
How do I make a music playlist?
To add a song to an existing playlist:
To delete a song from an existing playlist:
To delete a playlist:
What type of media files does my Samsung Galaxy S II support?
The Samsung Galaxy S II supports MP3, WAV, eAAC+, AC3 and FLAC music files and MP4, DivX, Xvid, WMV, H.263 and H.264 video files.
How many songs can my Samsung Galaxy S II hold?
1GB of memory can hold about 250 songs, although this can depend on how long each track is. So, with this in mind you can hold up to around 4,000 tracks if you have a 16GB version of the Galaxy S II. You’ll be able to create even more room for your tunes with the 32GB micro SD card slot too. Bear in mind that the amount of songs your Galaxy S II can hold depends on how many pictures and videos you have on it too so only take these figures as a rough estimate.
Does my Samsung Galaxy S II have an app store?
Yes indeed. It comes with direct access to the Android Market and Samsung Apps.
How do I access the Android Market/Samsung Apps?
You can access both of them from the Applications menu. For the Android Market, tap the Market icon and for Samsung Apps, select the Samsung Apps button.
How do I download an app from the Android Market?
How do I download an app from Samsung Apps?
How do I delete an app?
How do I connect to a Wi-Fi network on my Samsung Galaxy S II?
How do I sign into my social networking accounts?
The best way to get onto your social networking accounts on the go is to download the official Facebook and Twitter apps from the Android Market. You can also check the latest Facebook and Twitter feeds through the Social Hub, which you can access through the Applications menu.
How do I set up Social Hub?
How do I use Social Hub?
Once you’ve gone through the above steps to set up all your accounts, you’ll be able to use Social Hub to view all your messages and social networking updates in one place. To view status updates and whatnot, click Feeds or to go straight to your text message inbox, select Messages.
How do I open multiple windows on the web browser?
To switch between tabs:
To close a tab:
How do I bookmark a web page?
How do I clear the cache of stored information on my browser?
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