Set up your phone

Your SIM card may be pre-installed.

Note: Use only charging devices and batteries approved by Samsung. Samsung accessories are designed for your device to maximize battery life. Using other accessories may invalidate your warranty and may cause damage.

SAMSUNG Smartphone Galaxy REMOVE SIM

Use the tool to open the SIM/microSD card tray.

INSERT SIM/microSD CARD Slide the SIM card and the optional microSD card into the tray with the gold contacts facing
down. microSD card sold separately

SAMSUNG Smartphone Galaxy INSERT SIMmicroSD CARD

Before turning on your phone, charge it fully.

Customize your phone

Pinch a home screen to change the look and feel of your device.

  • Wallpapers: Change the look of the Home and Lock screens.
  • Themes: Change the look for system screens and icons.
  • Widgets: Drag a widget to an empty space on the Home screen for quick access to applications.
  • Home screen settings: Customize the look of the Home screen.
SAMSUNG Smartphone Customize your phone

Additional customization options From a home screen, swipe up, and tap Settings Settingsto customize, connect or turn on options to personalize your phone:

Connect to a Wi-Fi network, Bluetooth device and other connection options.
Set device volume and notification sounds.
Customize the home screen and display brightness.
Select a screen lock type and set security options.


Bixby allows you to quickly set reminders, search and access content on your phone and on the Internet.
To launch Bixby, from the home screen, swipe right. Note: For more information about Bixby, visit app/Bixby.

SAMSUNG Smartphone Bixby

From the home screen swipe up, and search for apps, settings, contacts, and more. Create an apps shortcut Touch and hold an app icon and tap Add shortcut to home. Create an apps folder Touch and hold an app icon, and then drag and drop it on top of another app icon.

SAMSUNG Smartphone Search


To make a call, tap ]


  • Touch and hold to access voicemail.
  •  Tap to make a phone call.
  • To answer a call, touch and slide
  • To reject and route a call to your voicemail, touch and slide 
  •  To end a call, touch and slide
SAMSUNG Smartphone Search Calls


Create a contact

  1. From the Home screen, swipe up and tapContacts.Contacts.
  2.  TapContacts. to add a new contact.
  3.  Enter the desired information and tap SAVE to store the new entry.

Edit a contact

  1. From the Home screen, swipe up and tap Contacts.Contacts.
  2. Tap a contact name from the list and tap Details > EDIT.
  3.  Edit the desired information and tap SAVE.

Delete a contact

  1.  From the Home screen, swipe up and tap  Contacts.Contacts.
  2. Touch and hold a contact name from the list and tap DELETE.


Create and send a message

  1. From the Home screen, tap MessagesMessages > New message New message  .
  2.  Enter a phone number or contact name in the Recipient field.
    Note: If entering a phone number, press to add the phone number as a recipient.
  3. Tap START to compose a message.
  4. Tap Enter message and enter your text.
  • Tap to add an attachment.
  • Touch and holdaudio message to create an audio message.
  •  Tap to add a sticker or a GIF.
    5. Tapsend the message to send the message.


Capture a photo or record a video

  •  From the Home screen, tap Camera  Camera.
  •  Tap take a photo to take a photo.
  •  Drag take a photoleft or right to zoom in or out.
  •  Tap swipe up or swipe up to take selfies.
  •  Swipe right or left to select a shooting mode.
  • Taprecord to record a video
  • Tapcapture to capture a picture while recording a video.
  •  Tappause to pause a recording.
  • Tap finish to finish recording a video.


Connect to Bluetooth
1. From the Home screen, swipe up and tap SettingsSettings > Connections > Bluetooth.
2. Tap ON/OFF to turn on Bluetooth ® .
3. Tap a device from the list to initiate pairing.
4. Enter the passkey/PIN code, if required, and tap OK.
When connectedBluetooth displays in the status bar.

Connect to Wi-Fi
1. From the Home screen, swipe up and tap SettingsSettings > Connections > Wi-Fi.
2. Tap ON/OFF to turn on Wi-Fi ® .
3. Tap a network and enter the password if prompted. When connected connecteddisplays in the status bar.

Learn more

Need help?
The Help feature gives access to the user manual and information on how to use your device.
To open, from the Home screen, swipe up and tap SettingsSettings > Help

Download appsDownload apps
Backup and restoreBackup and restore
Health & FitnessHealth & Fitness
PersonalizedPersonalized device support
AccessibilityAccessibility settings

Documents / Resources

SAMSUNG Smartphone Galaxy [pdf] User Manual
Smartphone Galaxy-J7

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