Samsung Focus (I917)

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Browse the web

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

Add bookmark

Add a bookmark to your favorite websites.

Download an app

Install an app to your device.


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

View and edit documents

View and edit Office documents with your device.

Uninstall apps

Uninstall or remove programs from your device.

View and close running applications

View and close currently running applications.

Play YouTube videos

Watch a video using the YouTube app.


Battery optimization

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

Charge battery

This article describes how to charge the battery.


Activate or deactivate call forwarding

This article describes how to activate or deactivate call forwarding.

Call waiting and 3-Way calling

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

Hide or show caller ID

Block your caller ID from appearing on outgoing calls.


Add a contact to your device's address book.

Mute, speaker & other call options

These are features to help you manage your phone call.

Make a call

Make a call by directly dialing a number.

Video calling

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

Speed dial

Quickly call a contact using speed dial.


Flight mode on/off

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

Connect a Bluetooth device

Connect your device to another Bluetooth device or accessory.

Connect to Wi-Fi networks

Connect your device to a Wi-Fi network.

Smart tags

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

Turn Cellular Data on/off

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


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

Turn Wi-Fi on/off

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


Adjust ringtone volume

Change the loudness of your ringtone.

Learn how to clean your device

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

Device controls

This article describes the various controls of the device.

On-device setup wizard

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

Touchscreen gestures

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

Insert a memory card

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

Insert SIM card & battery

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

Use the keyboard

Access special characters and predictive text on your keyboard.

Customize the home screen

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

Start screen - include Notifications Bar and indicators

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 on

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

Use Bing Search

This article describes how to use Bing Search.

What's in the box

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


Advanced email setup

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

Add email signature

Add a unique signature to emails sent from your device.

Configure message settings

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

Send Email

Create and send an email from your device.

Send a text message

Create and send a new text.

Configure corporate Exchange 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.


Voice commands

Search or control your device using voice commands.

Add an appointment

Create a new appointment in your device's calendar.

Set the default storage location - cloud vs phone

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


Camera 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 photo

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

Record a video

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

Sync your music

Transfer music content from your PC to your device.

Share your photo/video

Share your pictures and video via messaging or social networks.


Lock/unlock device

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

Password security

Set a password to access your device.


Change alerts

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

Change ringtone

Set a new ringtone.

Change background

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

Set date/time

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

Change brightness

Adjust the brightness level of the screen.


Identify your current operating system version and device specific ID.

Turn GPS on/off

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 timeout

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


Check available storage

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

Software update for the Samsung Focus (I917) for the Samsung Focus (I917)

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


View call history

View a log of outgoing, incoming and missed calls.


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.