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Taking pictures with the built-in camera is as simple as choosing a subject, pointing the lens and tapping a button.
- Press > Camera.
- Aim the camera lens at your subject.
- Tap to take a picture.
To switch to the front-facing camera:
Tap at the top of the screen.
For more detailed instructions on how to use all the great features of the camera, including how to change shooting and scene modes, please see the user guide.
From the camera/camcorder:
- Tap the thumbnail in the top left corner.
- Swipe from right to left to see older photos.
- If you don't see icons at the top of the screen, tap the photo for options such as sharing or deleting the photo. You can also press for additional options.
From the Gallery app:
- Press > Apps > Gallery.
- Tap the album you'd like to view.
- Tap a thumbnail to view it larger.
- Swipe from right to left to see older photos.
If you don't see icons at the top of the screen, tap the photo for options such as sharing or deleting the photo. You can also press for additional options.
You can use Google+ to automatically sync photos and videos from your phone to your Google account for easy access on your computer.
Please note: Your photos and videos will go into a private folder on Google so nobody will see them unless you choose to make them public.
To sync your photos and videos:
- Press > Apps > Google+.
- If you haven't used the app yet, go through the setup process. On the Turn on Instant Upload screen, choose Over Wi-Fi or mobile network or Over Wi-Fi only depending on your preference.
If you've already set up the app, press from the main screen, then tap Settings > Instant Upload. Tap the switch to turn on Instant Upload if it's off and then select your upload settings.
You can transfer files to and from your phone using a USB cable.
On a PC
- Connect your phone to your computer using the included USB cable.
- If an AutoPlay pop-up appears on your computer, click Open device to view files. Otherwise, wait for the device drivers to install if needed and then find and open the newly created disk, drive or portable device for your phone. The device name is SPH-L720. (This is found in Computer or My Computer on a PC.)
- Open the folder on your computer that you'd like to move files to or from.
- To move files from your computer to your phone, drag and drop them from the folder on your computer to the main folder of your phone's drive.
To move files from your phone to your computer, drag and drop the files from your phone's drive to the desired folder on your computer.
- Simply disconnect the phone from the cable when you're done.
On a Mac
You'll need Samsung's Kies software on your computer to sync files from your computer. You can download Kies for Mac from the Samsung site (the link is in the Kies section of the page) and install it before you begin.
- Open the Kies software on your Mac.
- Connect your phone to your computer using the included USB cable. It may take a minute or so for your phone to connect.
- Once the phone connects, click the Sync tab.
- Check what you'd like to sync. For example, to sync music, check Sync music and then select All Music in Library, Selected playlist or Selected music folder and then choose the playlist or folder you'd like to sync. You can sync multiple categories at the same time.
- When you've selected everything you'd like to sync, click the Sync button in the top right corner. A progress bar will appear at the bottom right corner of the window after a while. It will let you know when it's finished syncing and the Sync button (which was disabled during the sync) will be available again.
- To disconnect your phone, click the little button to the right of SPH-L720 in the left sidebar. When your phone disappears from the screen, you can disconnect the USB cable.
Please note: If you try to sync all the music in your library and it doesn't work, try selecting the folder with all of your music under Selected music folder instead.
Before you begin, be sure to turn GPS on in settings:
- Press > > Settings > More (at the top of the screen) > Location services.
- Tap Use GPS satellites if it's not already checked. A check mark will appear. You may also want to check Use wireless networks if it's not checked as this can make it easier to find your location.
Now to get turn-by-turn, voice-guided directions:
- Press > Apps > Navigation.
- If you get a pop-up message, read through and tap Accept to continue.
- To enter a destination, you can:
- Tap Speak destination, Type destination, Go home or Map.
- Swipe the screen from right to left to choose a contact's address.
- Swipe from left to right to pick a location you starred in Google maps.
- Once the destination has been selected, the turn-by-turn, voice-guided navigation will begin.
Please note: GPS can drain your battery faster. We recommend only turning it on when you need it.