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ContentsFeaturesBixby Biometric security Dark modeGetting startedDevice layout: Galaxy A51Set up your device: Charge the batteryStart using your device: Turn on your device Use the Setup Wizard Transfer data froman old device Lock or unlock your device Side key settings Accounts Set up voicemail Navigation Navigation bar Customize your home screen Bixby Digital wellbeing andparental controls Always On Display Biometric security Mobile continuity Multiwindow Edge screen Enter text Emergency modeCustomize your home screen: App icons Create and use folders Wallpaper Themes Icons Widgets Home screen settings Easy mode Status bar Notification panelCamera and GalleryCamera: Navigate the camera screen Configure shooting mode AR Zone Live focus Scene optimizer Record videos Super Slow-mo Super steady Camera settingsGallery: View pictures Edit pictures Play video Edit video Share pictures and videos Delete pictures and videos Create movie Take a screenshotMobile continuityLink to WindowsSamsung appsGalaxy Essentials AR Zone Bixby Galaxy Store Galaxy Wearable Game Launcher Samsung Global Goals SmartThings Tips Calculator Calendar Clock Contacts Internet Messages My Files Phone Samsung Health Samsung Notes1VZW A515U EN UM TN TBC 031820 FINAL

ContentsGoogle appsChrome Drive Duo Gmail Google Google Pay Maps Photos Play Movies & TV Play Store YouTube YT MusicCarrier appsCall Filter Cloud Digital Secure My Verizon Visual Voicemail Message Microsoft appsOutlook LinkedIn Office OneDriveSettingsConnections: Wi-Fi Bluetooth NFC and payment Airplane mode Mobilenetworks Data usage Mobile hotspot Tethering Nearby device scanning Connect to aprinter MirrorLink Virtual Private Networks Private DNS EthernetCustomization: Display Notifications Sounds and vibrationSecurity: Lock screen and security Face recognition Fingerprint scannerAccounts: Add an account Account settings Remove an account Backup and restore Google settingsBackup: Google Account External storage transferAccessibility: Screen Reader Visibility enhancements Hearing enhancements Interaction and dexterity Advanced settings Installed services About AccessibilityOther: Tips and help Dual Messenger About phone Learn more Legal information2

Getting startedGalaxy A51Set up your deviceStart using your device3

Getting startedGalaxy A51MicrophoneFlashRear camerasFront cameraSIM/microSDcard trayVolume keysSide keyHeadphone jackSpeakerUSB charger/Accessory portMicrophoneDevices and software are constantly evolving — the illustrations you see here are for reference only.4

Getting startedSet up your deviceCharge the batteryYour device uses a nano-SIM card. A SIM card may be preinstalled, or you may be ableto use your previous SIM card. Contact your carrier for more details.Charge your deviceBefore turning onyour device,charge it fully.Install SIM/microSD cardsPlace the SIM card and optionalmicroSD card (sold separately)into the tray with the goldcontacts facing down.NOTE Use only charging devices and batteries (if applicable) that are approvedby Samsung. Samsung charging devices and batteries are designed for yourdevice to maximize battery life. Using other charging devices and batteries mayvoid your warranty and may cause damage.Devices and software are constantly evolving — the illustrations you see here are for reference only.5

Getting startedCharge the batteryYour device is powered by a rechargeable battery. A charger (charging head and USBType-C cable) is included with the device for charging the battery from a poweroutlet.TIP While charging, the device and the charger may become hot and stopcharging. This usually does not affect the device’s lifespan or performance and isin the device’s normal range of operation. Disconnect the charger from the deviceand wait for the device to cool down. For more information, rt using your deviceTurn on your device Use the Setup Wizard Transfer data from an old device Lock orunlock your device Side key settings Accounts Set up voicemail Navigation Navigation bar Customize your home screen Bixby Digital wellbeing and parentalcontrols Always On Display Biometric security Mobile continuity Multi window Edgescreen Enter text Emergency modeTurn on your deviceUse the Side key to turn your device on. Do not use the device if the body is cracked orbroken. Use the device only after it has been repaired. Press and hold the Side key to turn the device on. To turn the device off, open the Notification panel, and tapPower off. Confirm when prompted.Power To restart your device, open the Notification panel, and tapRestart. Confirm when prompted.Power TIP You can also turn your device off by pressing the Side and Volume down keysat the same time. To learn more about powering off your device from Settings,tapAdvanced features Side key How to power off your phone.6

Getting startedUse the Setup WizardThe first time you turn your device on, the Setup Wizard guides you through the basicsof setting up your device.Follow the prompts to choose a default language, connect to a Wi-Fi network, set upaccounts, choose location services, learn about your device’s features, and more.Transfer data from an old deviceUse Smart Switch to transfer contacts, photos, music, videos, messages, notes,calendars, and more from your old device. Smart Switch can transfer your data viaUSB cable, Wi-Fi, or computer.Visit samsung.com/us/support/owners/app/smart-switch to learn more.1. From Settings, tapAccounts and backup Smart Switch.2. Follow the prompts and select the content to transfer.Visit samsung.com/smartswitch for more information.7

Getting startedLock or unlock your deviceUse your device’s screen lock features to secure your device. By default, the devicelocks automatically when the screen times out. For more information about screenlocks, see Lock screen and security.Side keyPress to lock.Press to turn on thescreen, and then swipethe screen to unlock it.Devices and software are constantly evolving — the illustrations you see here are for reference only.8

Getting startedSide key settingsYou can customize the shortcuts assigned to the Side key.Double pressChoose which feature is launched when the Side key is pressed twice.1. From Settings, tapAdvanced features Side key.2. Tap Double press to enable this feature, and tap an option:lQuick launch camera (default)lOpen BixbylOpen appPress and holdChoose which feature is launched when you press and hold the Side key.1. From Settings, tapAdvanced features Side key.2. Under the Press and hold heading, tap an option:lWake Bixby (default)lPower off menuAccountsSet up and manage your accounts.TIP Accounts may support email, calendars, contacts, and other features. Seeyour carrier for more information.Add a Google AccountSign in to your Google Account to access your Google Cloud Storage, apps installedfrom your account, and make full use of your device’s Android features.1. From Settings, tap2. TapAccounts and backup Accounts.Add account Google.9

Getting startedNOTE When you sign in to a Google Account, Factory Reset Protection (FRP) isactivated. FRP requires your Google Account information when resetting tofactory settings. For more information, see Factory Reset Protection.Add a Samsung accountSign in to your Samsung account to access exclusive Samsung content and make fulluse of Samsung apps.1. From Settings, tap2. TapAccounts and backup Accounts.Add account Samsung account.TIP To quickly access your Samsung account, from Settings tapaccount profile.SamsungAdd an Outlook accountSign in to your Outlook account to view and manage email messages.1. From Settings, tap2. TapAccounts and backup Accounts.Add account Outlook.Set up voicemailYou can set up your voicemail service when you access it for the first time. You canaccess voicemail through the Phone app.1. FromPhone, touch and hold the1 key.2. Follow the tutorial to create a password, record a greeting, and record yourname.10

Getting startedNavigationA touch screen responds best to a light touch from the pad of your finger or acapacitive stylus. Using excessive force or a metallic object on the touch screen maydamage the surface of the screen and the damage will not be covered by thewarranty.TapLightly touch items to select or launch them.lTap an item to select it.lDouble-tap an image to zoom in or out.Devices and software are constantly evolving — the illustrations you see here are for reference only.11

Getting startedSwipeLightly drag your finger across the screen.lSwipe the screen to unlock the device.lSwipe the screen to scroll through the Home screens or menu options.Devices and software are constantly evolving — the illustrations you see here are for reference only.12

Getting startedDrag and dropTouch and hold an item, and then move it to a new location.lDrag an app shortcut to add it to a Home screen.lDrag a widget to place it in a new location.Devices and software are constantly evolving — the illustrations you see here are for reference only.13

Getting startedZoom in and outBring your thumb and forefinger together or apart to zoom in and out.lMove your thumb and forefinger together on the screen to zoom out.lMove your thumb and forefinger apart on the screen to zoom in.Devices and software are constantly evolving — the illustrations you see here are for reference only.14

Getting startedTouch and holdTouch and hold items to activate them.lTouch and hold a field to display a pop-up menu of options.lTouch and hold a Home screen to customize the Home screen.Devices and software are constantly evolving — the illustrations you see here are for reference only.15

Getting startedNavigation barYou may navigate your device by using either the navigation buttons or full screengestures.Recent appsBackHomeDevices and software are constantly evolving — the illustrations you see here are for reference only.16

Getting startedNavigation buttonsChange how the navigation icons appear along the bottom of the screen. From Settings, tapDisplay Navigation bar. The following options areavailable: Navigation buttons: Show the three navigation icons along the bottom of thescreen.– Button order: Swap the order of the Back and Recent apps icons. Full screen gestures: Hide the navigation icons for an unobstructed screenexperience, and use screen gestures to navigate. The following options areavailable:– More options: Configure additional options for Full screen gestures.– Gesture hints: Display lines at the bottom of the screen where each screengesture is located.– Show button to hide keyboard: Show an icon on the bottom right corner ofthe screen to hide the keyboard when the phone is in portrait mode.Full screen gestures optionsCustomize your Full screen gestures even further by adjusting the sensitivity andenabling different types of gestures. From Settings, tapDisplay Navigation bar Full screen gestures Moreoptions for the following: Swipe from bottom: Swipe up from three different areas at the bottom of thescreen to go back, go to the Home screen, or view recent apps. You can alsoswipe up and hold the screen to use your device assistance app. Swipe from sides and bottom: Swipe inward from either side of the screen togo back, swipe up from the bottom of the screen to go to the Home screen,and swipe up and hold the screen to view your recent apps.– Back gesture sensitivity: Drag the slider to adjust your device’s sensitivityto detecting back gestures.17

Getting startedCustomize your home screenThe Home screen is the starting point for navigating your device. You can place yourfavorite apps and widgets here, in addition to setting up additional Home screens,removing screens, changing the order of screens, and choosing a main Home screen.App icons Create and use folders Wallpaper Themes Icons Widgets Home screensettings Easy mode Status bar Notification panelApp iconsUse app icons to launch an app from any Home screen. From Apps, touch and hold an app icon, and tapAdd to Home.To remove an icon: From a Home screen, touch and hold an app icon, and then tapRemove fromHome.NOTE Removing an icon does not delete the app, it just removes the icon from aHome screen.Use foldersOrganize App shortcuts in folders on an Apps screen or Home screen. For moreinformation, see Create and use folders.WallpaperChange the look of the Home and Lock screens by choosing a favorite picture, video,or preloaded wallpaper.1. From a Home screen, touch and hold the screen, and then tapWallpaper.2. Tap one of the following menus for available wallpapers: My wallpapers: Choose from featured and downloaded wallpapers. Gallery: Choose pictures and videos saved in the Gallery app. Wallpaper services: Enable additional features including guide page andDynamic Lock screen. Apply Dark mode to Wallpaper: Enable to apply Dark mode to your wallpaper.18

Getting started Explore more wallpapers: Find and download more wallpapers from GalaxyThemes.3. Tap a picture or video to choose it. If choosing a single picture, choose which screen or screens you want toapply the wallpaper to. Videos and multiple pictures can only be applied to the Lock screen. If choosing videos or pictures from the Gallery, tap on one or more items, andthen tap Done.4. Tap Set on Home screen, Set on Lock screen, or Set on Home and Lock screens(depending on which screens are applicable). If applying a wallpaper to both the Home and Lock screens, enable Sync myedits if you want any edits made to that wallpaper to be applied to bothscreens.ThemesSet a theme to be applied to your Home and Lock screens, wallpapers, and app icons.1. From a Home screen, touch and hold the screen.2. TapThemes to customize.3. Tap a theme to preview and download it to My themes.4. TapMy page Themes to see downloaded themes.5. Tap a theme, and then tap Apply to apply the selected theme.IconsApply different icon sets to replace the default icons.1. From a Home screen, touch and hold the screen.2. TapThemes Icons to customize.3. Tap an icon set to preview and download it to My icons.4. TapMy page Icons to see downloaded icons.5. Tap an icon, and then tap Apply to apply the selected icon set.19

Getting startedWidgetsAdd widgets to your home screens for quick access to info or apps.1. From a Home screen, touch and hold the screen.2. TapWidgets, and then touch and hold a widget, drag it to a Home screen, andrelease it.Customize WidgetsOnce you have added a widget, you can customize where it's located and how itfunctions. From a Home screen, touch and hold a widget, and tap an option: Remove from Home: Delete a widget from your screen. Widget settings: Customize the function or appearance of the widget. App info: Review the widget usage, permissions, and more.Home screen settingsCustomize your Home and Apps screens.1. From a Home screen, touch and hold the screen.2. TapHome screen settings to customize: Home screen layout: Set your device to have separate Home and Appsscreens, or only a Home screen where all apps are located. Home screen grid: Choose a layout to determine how icons are arranged onthe Home screen. Apps screen grid: Choose a layout to determine how icons are arranged onthe Apps screen. Apps button: Add a button to the Home screen for easy access to the Appsscreen. App icon badges: Enable to show badges on apps with active notifications.You can also choose the badge style. Lock Home screen layout: Prevent items on the Home screen from beingremoved or repositioned.20

Getting started Add apps to Home screen: Automatically add newly-downloaded apps to theHome screen. Swipe down for notification panel: Enable this feature to open theNotification panel by swiping down anywhere on the Home screen. Rotate to landscape mode: Rotate the Home screen automatically when yourdevice’s orientation is changed from portrait to landscape. Hide apps: Choose apps to hide from the Home and App screens. Return tothis screen to restore hidden apps. Hidden apps are still installed and canappear as results in Finder searches. About Home screen: View version information.21

Getting startedEasy modeThe Easy mode layout has larger text and icons, making for a more straightforwardvisual experience. Switch between the default screen layout and a simpler layout.Apps list1. From Settings, tap2. TapDisplay Easy mode.to enable this feature. The following options appear: Touch and hold delay: Set how long it takes for a continuous touch to berecognized as a touch and hold. High contrast keyboard: Choose a keyboard with high contrast colors.Devices and software are constantly evolving — the illustrations you see here are for reference only.22

Getting startedStatus barThe Status bar provides device information on the right side and notification alerts onthe left.Status iconsBattery fullBattery lowAirplane mode Bluetooth activeChargingMuteVibrateWi-Fi activeLocation activeAlarmNotification iconsMissed callsCall in progressCall on holdNew messageVoicemailNew emailDownloadUploadWi-Fi availableApp updateConfigure display options for the Status bar. From Quick settings, tap More options Status bar for the following options: Show notification icons: Choose how to display notification icons on theStatus bar. Show battery percentage: Display the battery charge percentage next to thebattery icon on the Status bar.23

Getting startedNotification panelFor quick access to notifications, settings, and more, simply open the Notificationpanel.Device settingsQuick settingsView allNotification cardsDevices and software are constantly evolving — the illustrations you see here are for reference only.24

Getting startedView the Notification panelYou can access the Notification panel from any screen.1. Drag the Status bar down to display the Notification panel.2. Swipe down the list to see notification details. To open an item, tap it. To clear a single notification, drag the notification left or right. To clear all notifications, tap Clear. To customize notifications, tap Notification settings.3. Drag upward from the bottom of the screen or tapNotification panel.Back to close theQuick settingsThe Notification panel also provides quick access to device functions using Quicksettings.1. Drag the Status bar down to display the Notification panel.2. DragView all downward. Tap a quick setting icon to turn it on or off. Touch and hold a quick setting icon to open the setting. TapFinder search to search the device. TapPower off for Power off, Restart, and Emergency mode options. TapOpen settings to quickly access the device's settings menu. Tap3. DragMore options to reorder Quick settings or to change the button layout.View all upward to close Quick settings.25

Getting startedBixbyBixby is a virtual assistant that learns, evolves, and adapts to you. It learns yourroutines, helps you set up reminders based on time and location, and is built in to yourfavorite apps. Visit samsung.com/us/support/owners/app/Bixby for more information.The Bixby Home page displays customized content based on your interactions. Bixbylearns from your usage patterns and will suggest content you may like. From a Home screen, swipe right or press and hold the Side key.TIP You can also access Bixby from the Apps list.Bixby RoutinesYou can use Bixby to show you information or change device settings based on whereyou are and what you are doing. From Settings, tapAdvanced features Bixby Routines.Bixby VisionBixby is integrated with your Camera, Gallery, and Internet apps to give you a deeperunderstanding of what you see. It provides contextual icons for translation, QR codedetection, landmark recognition, or shopping.CameraBixby Vision is available on the Camera viewfinder to help understand what you see. FromCamera, tap More Bixby Vision and follow the prompts.GalleryBixby Vision can be used on pictures and images saved in the Gallery app.1. FromGallery, tap a picture to view it.2. TapBixby Vision and follow the prompts.26

Getting startedInternetBixby Vision can help you find out more about an image you find in the Internet app.1. FromInternet, touch and hold an image until a pop-up menu is displayed.2. Tap Bixby Vision and follow the prompts.Digital wellbeing and parental controlsYou can monitor and manage your digital habits by getting a daily view of howfrequently you use apps, how many notifications you receive, and how often you checkyour device. You can also set your device to help you wind down before going to bed. From Settings, tapDigital wellbeing and parental controls for the followingfeatures: Screen time: Tap the time value in the dashboard for details on how longeach app has been opened and used today. Notifications: Tap to see how many notifications have been received fromeach app today. Unlocks: Tap to see how many times each app has been opened today. Your goals: Set up screen time and unlock goals and view your dailyaverages. App timers: Set a daily limit for how long you use each app. Focus mode: Configure times and activities to avoid distractions from yourphone. Wind down: Enable to turn the screen to grayscale and limit notificationsbefore going to bed. Parental controls: Supervise your children’s digital life with Google’s FamilyLink app. You can choose apps, set content filters, keep an eye on screentime, and set screen time limits.27

Getting startedAlways On DisplayView missed calls and message alerts, check the time and date, and view othercustomized information without unlocking your device using Always On Display(AOD).1. From Settings, tap2. TapLock screen Always On Display.to enable the feature, and then set the following options: Choose when to show a clock and notifications on the screen when yourdevice is not in use: Tap to show, Show always, or Show as scheduled. Clock style: Change the style and color options for the clock on the Lockscreen and Always on Display. Show music information: Show music details when the FaceWidgets musiccontroller is in use. Rotate screen to: Display the AOD in portrait or landscape mode. Auto brightness: Automatically adjust the brightness of Always On Display. About Always On Display: View the current software version and licenseinformation.NOTE Some display settings can appear on both the Lock screen and Always OnDisplay.AOD themesApply custom themes for Always On Display.1. From a Home screen, touch and hold the screen, and tapThemes AODs. Tap an AOD to preview and download it to My Always On Displays.2. TapMy page AODs to see downloaded AODs.3. Tap an AOD, and then tap Apply.28

Getting startedBiometric securityUse biometrics to securely unlock your device and log in to accounts.Face recognitionYou can enable Face Recognition to unlock your screen. To use your face to unlockyour device, you must set a pattern, PIN, or password. Face recognition is less secure than Pattern, PIN, or Password. Your device couldbe unlocked by someone or something that looks like your image. Some conditions may affect face recognition, including wearing glasses, hats,beards, or heavy make-up. When registering your face, ensure that you are in a well-lit area and the cameralens is clean.1. From Settings, tapBiometrics and security Face recognition.2. Follow the prompts to register your face.Face recognition managementCustomize how face recognition works. From Settings, tapBiometrics and security Face recognition. Remove face data: Delete existing faces. Add alternative look: Enhance face recognition by adding an alternativeappearance. Face unlock: Enable or disable face recognition security. Stay on Lock screen: When you unlock your device with face recognition, stayon the Lock screen until you swipe the screen. Faster recognition: Turn on for faster face recognition. Turn off to increasesecurity and make it harder to unlock using an image or video of yourlikeness. Require open eyes: Facial recognition will only recognize your face whenyour eyes are open.29

Getting started Brighten screen: Increase the screen brightness temporarily so that your facecan be recognized in dark conditions. Samsung Pass: Access your online accounts using face recognition. About unlocking with biometrics: Learn additional information aboutsecuring your device with biometrics.Fingerprint scannerUse fingerprint recognition as an alternative to entering passwords in certain apps.You can also use your fingerprint to verify your identity when logging in to yourSamsung account. To use your fingerprint to unlock your device, you must set apattern, PIN, or password.1. From Settings, tapBiometrics and security Fingerprints.2. Follow the prompts to register your fingerprint.Fingerprint managementAdd, delete, and rename fingerprints. From Settings, tapBiometrics and security Fingerprints for the followingoptions: The list of registered fingerprints is at the top of this list. You can tap afingerprint to remove or rename it. Add fingerprint: Simply follow the prompts to register another fingerprint. Check added fingerprints: Scan your fingerprint to see if it has beenregistered.30

Getting startedFingerprint verification settingsUse fingerprint recognition to verify your identity in supported apps and actions. From Settings, tapBiometrics and security Fingerprints. Fingerprint unlock: Use your fingerprint for identification when unlockingyour device. Show icon when screen is off: Show the fingerprint icon when the screen isoff. Samsung Pass: Use your fingerprint for identification when using supportedapps. About unlocking with biometrics: Read details on the requirements eachbiometric security feature has for using your pattern, PIN, or password as abackup.Biometrics preferencesConfigure your preferences for biometric security options. From Settings, tapBiometrics and security Biometrics preferences for thefollowing: Screen transition effect: Show a transition effect when you use biometrics tounlock your device.NOTE From Settings, tapBiometrics and security Biometrics security patchto view the software version of your device’s biometric security features.31

Getting startedMobile continuityAccess storage and other functions of your device across compatible mobile devicesand computers.Link to WindowsAchieve mobile continuity between your Samsung device and Windows-based PCs. Getinstant access to your device’s photos, messages, and more on a PC by linking yourdevices.Pictures Drag and drop pictures to Windows. Open and edit pictures in the Your Photos app. Share images with your contacts through Windows.Messages (SMS/MMS) MMS group messaging support. Integration with Windows Emoji Picker. Get a Windows pop-up when receiving a new message.Notifications See and manage phone notifications from your PC. Exclude notifications from individual phone apps. Get a Windows pop-up when receiving a new notification.App mirroring Live stream your phone screen on your PC. Interact with your phone using the keyboard and mouse. Use Windows Accessibility.32

Getting startedLink your device to your computer1. From Settings, tap2. TapAdvanced features Link to Windows.to enable this feature.3. Follow the prompts to connect your device to your PC.TIP You can also enable this feature from the Quick settings menu.33

Getting startedMulti windowMultitask by using multiple apps at the same time. Apps that support Multi window can be displayed together on a split screen. You can switch between the apps andadjust the size of their windows.Split screen control1. From any screen, tapRecent apps.2. Tap the app icon, and then tap Open in split screen view.3. Tap an app in the other window to add it to the split screen view. Drag the middle of the window border to adjust the window size.Devices and software are constantly evolving — the illustrations you see here are for reference only.34

Getting startedEdge screenThe Edge screen is made up of several customizable edge panels. Edge panels can beused to access apps, tasks, and contacts, as well as view news, sports, and otherinformation.Apps panel Smart Select Tools Configure Edge panels Edge lighting About EdgescreenEdge handleDevices and software are constantly evolving — the illustrations you see here are for reference only.35

Getting startedApps panelYou can add up to ten apps in two columns to the Apps panel.1. From any screen, drag the Edge handle to the center of the screen. Swipe untilthe Apps panel is displayed.2. Tap an app or app pair to open it.To configure Apps panel:1. From any screen, drag the Edge handle to the center of the screen. Swipe untilthe Apps panel is displayed.2. TapAdd apps to folder to add other apps to the Apps panel. To add an app to the Apps panel, find it on the left side of the screen and tapit to add it to an available space on the right column. To create a shortcut for two apps to open in Multi window, tap Create apppair. To create a folder shortcut, drag an app from the left side of the screen ontop of an app in the columns on the right. To change the order of the apps on the panel, drag each app to the desiredlocation. To remove an app, tap3. TapRemove.Back to save changes.Smart SelectThe Smart select feature captures an area of the screen as an image or animationthat you can share or pin to the screen.1. From any screen, drag the Edge handle to the center of the screen. Swipe untilthe Smart select panel is displayed.2. Tap a Smart select tool to use: Rectangle: Capture a rectangular area of the screen. Oval: Capture an oval area of the screen. Animation: Record activity o

Type-C . cable) is included with the device for charging the battery from a power outlet. TIP While charging, the device and the charger may become hot and stop