| Galaxy S8 User Manual |

Device Maintenance

View the status of your device’s battery, storage, and memory. You can also automatically optimize your device’s system resources.

 

 

Settings ► Device Maintenance:

 

Battery

 

Performance Mode

 

Storage

 

Emergency Mode

 

Language and Input

 

Date and Time

 

Reset

 

Factory Data Reset

 

System Updates

 

 

 

Battery

View how battery power is used for device activities.

 

1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.

 

2. Tap Settings > Battery for options:

 

Battery usage: View details of battery usage by item.

 

Power saving mode: Extend battery life by selecting a power saving mode level. Choose Off, Mid, or Max. Estimated remaining battery life for each mode is provided.

 

App power monitor: Put apps to sleep so that they do not use battery power when not in use. Tap Save power to enable.

 

Unmonitored apps: Select apps to exclude from being put to sleep by the App power monitor.

 

 More options > Advanced settings: Configure advanced battery settings and notifications, such as Fast cable charging, or showing a battery percentage in the Status bar.

 

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Performance Mode

Optimize your device’s performance features to best fit your usage.

 

1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.

 

2. Tap Settings > Performance mode. Choose one of the following options:

 

Optimized (recommended): Balance battery life and screen resolution for everyday use.

 

Game: Enhance your gaming experience by making games run more smoothly.

 

Entertainment: Enjoy music and videos with ultra high quality sound and enhanced images.

 

High performance: Experience the highest quality display settings.

 

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Storage

View the device memory and usage. Mount, unmount, or format an optional memory card (not included).

 

 

Device Memory

View and manage the memory used by the device.

 

1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.

 

2. Tap Settings > Storage:

 

 

Memory Card (SD Card)

Once an optional memory card (not included) has been installed in your device, the card memory is displayed in the Storage setting.

 

For more information, see “Install the SIM Card and a Memory Card

 

 

Mount a Memory Card

When you install an optional memory card, it is automatically mounted (connected to the device) and prepared for use. However, should you unmount the card without removing it from the device, you need to mount it before it can be accessed.

 

1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.

 

2. Tap Settings > Storage.

 

3. Under Portable storage, tap your SD card, and then tap Mount.

 

 

Remove a Memory Card

 

Warning: To prevent damage to information stored on the memory card, unmount the card before removing it from the device.

 

1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.

 

2. Tap Settings > Storage.

 

3. Under Portable storage, tap your SD card, and then tap Unmount.

 

4. Remove the memory card from the device.

 

 

Format a Memory Card

 

Warning: When formatting an SD card, you should back up your music and photo files that are stored on the card because formatting the SD card deletes all the stored data.

 

1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.

 

2. Tap Settings > Storage.

 

3. Under Portable storage, tap your SD card, tap Format, and then follow the prompts.

 

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Emergency Mode

Use Emergency mode to conserve battery power during emergencies. Power‑hungry apps and functions are disable, but you are still able to send messages, use Contacts, and make emergency calls.

 

1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.

 

2. Tap Settings > Privacy and emergency > Emergency mode.

 

3. Tap On/Off to turn the feature on.

 

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Language and Input

Configure your device's language and input settings.

 

 

Change the Device Language

You can add languages to your list and organize them according to preference. If an app doesn't support your default language then it will move to the next supported language in your list.

 

1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.

 

2. Tap Settings > Language and input > Language.

 

3. Tap Add language, and select a language from the list.

 

• To change the default language, or remove a language from your list, tap Edit.

 

 

Google Voice Typing

Speak rather than type your text entries using Google Voice typing.

 

1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.

 

2. Tap Settings > Language and input.

 

3. Tap Virtual keyboard > Google voice typing.

 

Languages: Select languages for Google voice typing.

 

«Ok Google» detection: Launch a Google search whenever you say «OK Google».

 

Hands-free: Allow requests with the device locked.

 

Speech output: Select options for spoken feedback.

 

Offline speech recognition: Download and install speech recognition engines, allowing you to use voice input while not connected to the network.

 

Block offensive words: Hide search results that contain offensive words.

 

Bluetooth headset: Records audio through a Bluetooth headset, if available.

 

 

Manage Virtual Keyboards

Enable or disable virtual keyboards.

 

1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.

 

2. Tap Settings > Language and input.

 

3. Tap Virtual keyboard > Manage keyboards.

 

4. Tap each keyboard to enable or disable.

 

 

Physical Keyboards

Customize options when you have a physical keyboard connected to your device (Sold separately).

 

1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.

 

2. Tap Settings > Language and input.

 

3. Tap Physical keyboard, and select an option:

 

Show virtual keyboard: Show the virtual keyboard while a physical keyboard is also being used.

 

Keyboard shortcuts: Show explanations of the keyboard shortcuts on the screen.

 

 

Text-to-Speech Options

Configure your Text-to-Speech (TTS) options. TTS is used for various accessibility features, such as Voice Assistant. For more information, see “Accessibility

 

1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.

 

2. Tap Settings > Language and input > Text‑to‑speech for options:

 

Preferred TTS engine: Choose either the Samsung or Google Text-to-speech engine. Tap  Settings next to each TTS engine for options.

 

Speech rate: Set the speed at which the text is spoken.

 

Pitch: Set the pitch of the speech.

 

Reset speech rate: Reset the speech rate.

 

Reset pitch: Reset the speech pitch.

 

Listen to an example: Tap to play a short demonstration of speech synthesis.

 

Default language status: Display the default language in use.

 

 

Pointer Speed

Configure pointer speed for an optional mouse or trackpad (not included).

 

1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.

 

2. Tap Settings > Language and input.

 

3. Under Pointer speed, drag the slider to the right to go faster or to the left to go slower.

 

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Date and Time

By default, your device receives date and time information from the wireless network. When you are outside network coverage, you may want to set date and time information manually using the date and time settings.

 

1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.

 

2. Tap Settings > Date and time. The following options are available:

 

Automatic date and time: Receive date and time updates from the wireless network. When Automatic date and time is disabled, the following options are available:

 

- Set date: Enter the current date.

- Set time: Enter the current time.

- Select time zone: Choose your local time zone.

 

Use 24-hour format: Set the format for displaying time.

 

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Reset

Reset device and network settings. You can also reset your device to its factory defaults.

 

Reset Settings

You can reset your device to its factory default settings, which resets everything except the security, language, and account settings. Personal data is not affected.

 

1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.

 

2. Tap Settings > Backup and reset > Reset settings.

 

3. Tap Reset settings, and confirm when prompted.

 

 

Reset Network Settings

You can reset Wi-Fi, Mobile data, and Bluetooth settings with Reset network settings.

 

1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.

 

2. Tap Settings > Backup and reset > Reset network settings.

 

3. Tap Reset settings, and confirm when prompted.

 

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Factory Data Reset

You can reset your device to factory defaults, erasing all data from your device.

 

This action permanently erases ALL data from the device, including Google or other account settings, system and application data and settings, downloaded applications, as well as your music, photos, videos, and other files. Any data stored on an external SD card is not affected.

 

Note: When you sign in to a Google Account on your device, Factory Reset Protection is activated. This protects your device in the event it is lost or stolen.

For more information, see “Factory Reset Protection

 

If you reset your device to factory default settings with the Factory Reset Protection (FRP) feature activated, you must enter the user name and password for a registered Google Account to regain access to the device. You will not be able to access the device without the correct credentials.

 

Warning: If you reset your Google Account password, it can take 24 hours for the password reset to sync with all devices registered to the account.

 

Before resetting your device:

 

1. Verify that the information you want to keep has transferred to your storage area.

 

2. Log in to your Google Account and confirm your user name and password.

 

To reset your device:

 

1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.

 

2. Tap Settings > Backup and reset > Factory data reset.

 

3. Tap Reset and follow the prompts to perform the reset.

 

4. When the device restarts, follow the prompts to set up your device.

 

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System Updates

Check for and install available software updates for your device.

 

1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.

 

2. Tap Settings > System updates > Check for system updates.

 

 

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