| Galaxy S8 User Manual |



Learn the basics for how to navigate through your device.


Touchscreen Navigation

Please note that a touch screen responds best to a light touch from the pad of your finger or a capacitive stylus. Using excessive force or a metallic object on the touch screen may damage the tempered glass surface and void the warranty.


Use the following motions and gestures on your touchscreen to navigate the device:



Lightly tap items to select or launch them.

• Tap the keyboard to enter characters or text.

• Tap an item to select it.

• Tap an app shortcut to launch the application.



Lightly tap items twice to select or launch them.

• Double-tap an image to zoom in or out.


Touch and Hold

Touch and hold items on the screen to activate them.

• Touch and hold a field to display a pop-up menu of options.



Lightly drag your finger vertically or horizontally across the screen.

• Swipe the screen to unlock the device.

• Swipe the screen to scroll through the Home screens or menu options.



Touch and hold an item, and then move it to a new location.

• Drag an app shortcut to add it to a Home screen.

• Drag a widget to place it in a new location on a Home screen.


Pinch and Spread

Pinch the screen using your thumb and forefinger or spread by moving your fingers apart.

• Pinch the screen to zoom out while viewing a picture or a web page.

• Spread your fingers on the screen to zoom in while viewing a picture or a web page.


Common Options

The device uses basic command options to perform common actions.


 More options: Tap to view more menu options for a screen. This often allows you to select items to delete or share.


Delete: Tap to select items to delete.


Share: Tap to select items to share, and then choose a sharing method.


Edit: Tap to customize the screen.


On/Off: Tap to turn the option on ( ) or off ( ).


Checkbox: Tap to enable or select. When enabled, a checkmark is displayed. You can often tap a checkbox at the top of the screen to select all.


Menu: Tap to view available options for the field.



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