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May 7, 2013 by Dan Grose
Got a Samsung Galaxy S4 but not sure how to do something on it? Not a problem as we’ve come up with a comprehensive guide of all the things that you can do on your handset.
Navigate using the links below or download the full guide by clicking the PDF logo. If you can’t find what you’re looking for then ask a question in the comments section and we’ll try our best to get you an answer.
What’s in the box?
In your Samsung Galaxy S4 box you will find:
How to insert your microSIM
How to insert your microSD card
How to charge your phone
To get your Samsung Galaxy S4 set up and fully charged:
Alternatively you can charge your device using your laptop. To do this:
How to set up your phone
To set up your phone straight from the box:
How to change the language on your phone
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What’s the latest software available for my phone?
The Samsung Galaxy S4 runs Android Jelly Bean (version 2.2) overlaid with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI.
How to update your phone’s software
How to perform a factory reset
Where can I get more help?
If you have any more questions about your phone’s software, head over to the P4u Forum and get in touch with the team, who will be more than happy to help you out.
How to set up a Google Account on your phone
How to set up an email account on your phone
How to send an email
How to send an attachment in an email
How to set up social network feeds
How to save an attachment
How to delete a mailbox
How to send a text message using your voice
Does my phone have an app store?
Yes, the Samsung Galaxy S4 comes with access to the Google Play app store and Samsung Apps.
How to download apps from Google Play
How to download an app from Samsung Apps
How to close an app
How to delete/uninstall an app
How to pair your phone with another Bluetooth device
How to remove a device from your Bluetooth pairing list
How to turn off Bluetooth
How to connect your phone to my computer using the USB cable
How to upload things to the cloud
The Samsung Galaxy S4 comes with Dropbox integration pre-installed. Keeping your photos, music, videos and documents in your Dropbox means you can access it from anywhere via the internet. You can also use it to back up all your stuff, so if you lose or break your mobile you’ll still have all your files. To save an image to your Dropbox account:
How to set up Wi-Fi
How to set up a Wi-Fi Hotspot
How to update Maps
How to open a web page on the browser
How to open multiple pages
How to switch between open pages
How to close a page
How to bookmark a web page
How to monitor your data usage
How to take a picture on your phone
How to capture a video on your phone
How to turn the camera flash on and off
Where can I view the pictures/videos I’ve taken?
How to edit a photo
How to delete a photo or video
How to send a picture or video message
How to make a music playlist
How to add songs to a playlist
How to delete a song
How to delete a playlist
What type of media files does my phone support?
The Samsung Galaxy S4 supports:
Android Ice Cream Sandwich
Android Jelly Bean
HTC One X
Samsung Galaxy Note
Samsung Galaxy S4
Samsung Galaxy S III
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Windows Phone 8
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