Samsung Focus (I917)

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Samsung Focus (I917)

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Learn more about your Samsung Focus (I917)

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Call forwarding

This article describes how to activate or deactivate call forwarding.

Call waiting & 3-way

This article describes how to answer a call while on another call and how to make a three person conference call.

Caller ID

Block your caller ID from appearing on outgoing calls.

Contacts

Add a contact to your device's address book.

In-call options

These are features to help you manage your phone call.

Make & receive a call

Make a call by directly dialing a number.

Make & receive an AT&T Video Call

Talk to friends using your device's front-facing camera.

Speed dial

Quickly call a contact using speed dial.

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Airplane mode

This feature allows you to use your device without a wireless signal.

Bluetooth

Connect your device to another Bluetooth device or accessory.

Connect to Wi-Fi

Connect your device to a Wi-Fi network.

NFC

This article describes how to use your device's Near Field Communication.

Signal & cellular data

This article describes how to turn your cellular data on and off.

USB tethering

Use the USB cable to connect your device to a computer and share your device's internet connection.

Wi-Fi

Turn your device's Wi-Fi connection on or off.

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What's in the box

These items are in the box with your new Samsung Focus.

Adjust volume

Change the loudness of your ringtone.

Cleaning your device

Get tips on the best way to keep your device clean.

Device layout

This article describes the various controls of the device.

Device setup

This article walks you through the setup of your phone using your device's Setup Wizard.

Gestures & navigation

This article describes the primary actions needed to interact with your device.

Insert SIM & memory card

An optional memory card expands the storage capacity for music, photos and programs on your device.

Insert SIM card

The SIM card accesses the wireless network and is often pre-installed.

Keyboard & typing

Access special characters and predictive text on your keyboard.

Learn & customize the home screen

Add, delete or move application shortcuts and widgets to view the info you want in the location you prefer.

Learn the home screen

The start screen delivers the latest info such as new message notifications and upcoming appointments, as well as offers shortcuts to frequently used applications such as email and web.

Microsoft account sign-in

Sign in to your Windows Live account and sync your Email account information.

Power device on or off

The power button is generally found on the top or side edge of your device.

Search

This article describes how to use Bing Search.

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Available memory

Find how much storage space is available on your memory card.

Software update

Learn how to update the software of the Samsung Focus (I917)

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Reset device

A soft reset will generally fix issues such as a frozen screen with minimal risk to device data. A factory reset will erase all data from your device, including personal account information. Do a factory reset to return the device to the manufacturer's original settings.

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Email options

This article describes how to configure your device to use Exchange ActiveSync.

Email settings

Add a unique signature to emails sent from your device.

Messaging settings

Turn your device's predictive text function on or off.

Send & receive email

Create and send an email from your device.

Send & receive messages

Create and send a new text.

Set up corporate email

Create and send email from your corporate Exchange email.

Set up email

Add your email accounts so you can read and send email on your device.

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Browse the Web

Use your device to go on the Internet and access a website.

Browser options

Add a bookmark to your favorite websites.

Download apps & games

Install an app to your device.

Maps

This article gives a general overview of the features present in the Bing Maps app.

My Files

View and edit Office documents with your device.

Remove an app

Uninstall or remove programs from your device.

View or close running apps

View and close currently running applications.

YouTube

Watch a video using the YouTube app.

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Battery optimization

There are several settings you can adjust on your device to conserve your battery.

Charge the battery

This article describes how to charge the battery.

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Voice control

Search or control your device using voice commands.

Calendar

Create a new appointment in your device's calendar.

Media sharing & storage

Change the location of where things are saved on your device.

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Camera & video settings

Access and adjust settings such as flash, white balance and contrast to take the best pictures.

Play music

Listen to your favorite music.

Take a picture

Use the device to take a picture and store it in memory.

Take a video

Use the camera to record video and store it in memory.

Transfer media to & from computer

Transfer music content from your PC to your device.

View & share photos or videos

Share your pictures and video via messaging or social networks.

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Lock & unlock

Sleep mode or lock conserves the battery and prevents accidental calls.

Set or change password security

Set a password to access your device.

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Change alerts

Change the way your device notifies you of new messages, missed calls and new voicemails.

Change ringtones

Set a new ringtone.

Change wallpaper

Customize your screen's wallpaper with your own photo or a preloaded background.

Date & time

Manually change the date and time to keep up with your travels.

Display

Adjust the brightness level of the screen.

Find IMEI & device ID

Identify your current operating system version and device specific ID.

Location services & GPS

Turn your device's GPS locator on or off.

Ring & vibrate settings

Turn off your ringer or set the phone completely to silent when desired.

Screen

Adjust the length of time before the screen automatically locks when idle.

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View call log

View a log of outgoing, incoming and missed calls.

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