Get your Samsung Galaxy J6 2018 up and running with this super-helpful guide. We’ll show you how to put the SIM and memory cards in, lead you through the setup wizard, and add things like email accounts and alarms.
Here’s what you’ll find in the box:
You’ll need to insert a micro-SIM before you turn your phone on, and you can add some extra storage space with a ‘microSD’ (memory) card.
On the left-hand edge of the phone are two trays, each with a small hole in. The tray nearest the volume buttons is for the SIM card, the one near the bottom of the phone is for the memory card.
Push the pointy end of the SIM tool into the small tray pinhole on the left-hand edge of the phone.
Put the SIM in the tray with the metal contacts facing down and lined up so the cut-off corner goes into the phone first.
Push the SIM tray back into the phone.
To add a memory card, use the tool to pop the other tray out and remove it.
Put the microSD card in the tray, so the narrow end goes into the phone first with the contacts facing down.
Push the memory card tray into the phone.
Now that the SIM’s in the phone, you’re ready to set it up. Press and hold the Power button on the right-hand edge until it turns on, then follow the steps below to get started.
Check the language is right, then press the arrow under ‘Start’.
Choose your Wi-Fi network from the list and tap next.
Type in your Wi-Fi password. If you’re on your home network, make sure there’s a tick in ‘Auto reconnect’ so the phone remembers your network. Then tap Connect.
After a few seconds, you should see the word ‘connected’ under the name of your network.
You’ll need to sign in to a Google account. If you don’t have one, you can get one by tapping Create account.
Type in your email address, then tap Next.
Tyoe in the password, and tap Next.
If you’ve used your Google account on other phones you might get an option to restore an old backup. Tap the most recent backup, or choose Don’t restore to set it up as new.
You can choose the type of screen lock you’d like to use, but we’d recommend choosing No, thank you for now so you don’t have to keep unlocking it during the setup. We’ll cover the lock screen later in this guide.
If you chose to skip the lock screen, you’ll see a warning, just tap Skip anyway.
Choose which Google services you want to use, then tap Agree.
You can set up the Google Assistant here if you want. Tap Next and follow the instructions, or tap Skip to do it later.
If you have a Samsung account, sign in here, or tap Skip.
You’ll be taken to your Home screen, and that’s the Setup Wizard done.
If you haven’t already connected to the internet then here are the steps you need:
Follow these steps to get connected to Wi-Fi.
Swipe down twice from the top of the screen to go to the quick settings menu. Hold your finger down on the Wi-Fi symbol (it looks like a fan), to go to the settings.
Make sure the switch at the top is on, and choose the Wi-Fi network you want to connect to.
Type the Wi-Fi password, tick Auto reconnect to connect to the network automatically in future.
Here’s how to turn on your mobile data.
Open the quick settings menu by swiping down twice from the top of the screen.
Press and hold the Mobile data icon (two arrows) to open the settings.
Tap the Mobile data switch to turn it on.
Follow the steps below to get your email set up using the Gmail app.
Swipe up from the bottom of the Home screen to open your apps list.
Tap on the Gmail icon to open the app.
Tap got it.
If you signed in to your Google account when you went through the setup, your Gmail account will already be active. To add another one, tap Add another email address.
Pick the type of account you’re adding, if yours isn’t listed, choose Other.
Type in your email address, and tap Next.
Type in your password, and tick Keep me signed in so you don’t have to type your password in every time you open your emails.
Gmail needs permission to be able to manage your emails. If you’re happy to continue, tap Yes.
You’ll get a few options for how you want Gmail to handle your emails, tick the options you want, then tap Next.
You can change the name that will appear on your emails if you want. When you’re happy with it, tap Next.
Tap Take me to Gmail to finish setting up your email account.
Whether it’s a PIN number, a pattern, or fingerprint, adding a lock screen is a good idea because it helps keep your data safe if your phone goes missing. If you want to add a fingerprint lock, you’ll need to add a PIN first.
Swipe down from the top of the screen and tap the settings cog.
Tap Lock screen, then Screen lock type.
Choose the type of lock you’d like to use.
We recommend using ‘PIN’ or ‘Pattern’ because they’re the most secure.
Type in or draw the lock you want, then press Continue. (Tick the box if you want the PIN to be accepted without pressing OK).
Type it in again to confirm it, then press OK.
Once you’ve set a screenlock, you can register your fingerprint to make it quicker and easier to unlock your phone.
Swipe down from the top of the screen and tap the cog to open the settings menu.
Go to Biometrics and security > Fingerprint scanner.
Put your finger on the scanner and lift it off repeatedly to register your print.
When it’s registered, tap Done.
Tap Turn on to use your fingerprint to unlock your phone.
That’s your fingerprint registered. Try locking your phone, then put your finger on the scanner on the back of the phone to unlock it.
Downloading apps to your Samsung J6 is done through the Google Play Store, which has millions of different apps and games you can install. We've got a guide to downloading apps to help you out.
We’ll run through how to make calls on your Samsung J6.
From the Home screen, tap the phone icon in the bottom left.
Enter a number and tap the green call icon to make a call. Tap the red button to end the call.
To make a call from your contacts list just tap a contact, then the green button.
Follow the steps below to find out how to send text messages, and how to add pictures.
From the Home screen, tap Messages.
To start a new text message, tap the blue speech bubble at the bottom right.
Choose a contact from the list, or look for a contact by typing a name in the search box.
Tap the Enter message box to bring up the keyboard.
Type in your message. If you want to attach a picture, tap the +.
Tap the photo(s) you want to attach and when you’re ready to send your message, tap the blue arrow.
Follow these steps to send an email.
From your Home screen, go to Google > Gmail.
Tap the red circle to write a new message.
In the ‘To’ section, type in the email address of the person you’re sending your message to.
Write a subject for your email, then type your message in the email. If you want to add an attachment, tap the three dots in the top-right corner.
Choose Attach file to add a file from your phone’s storage, or Insert from Drive if you want to attach something from your Google cloud storage.
Tap the photo(s) you want to attach.
When you’re ready to send your email, tap the arrow at the top of the screen.
Alarms can be really useful for setting reminders, or just to use for helping you get up in the morning. Here’s how to set alarms on your J6.
From your apps list, tap the clock icon.
Tap the plus icon in the bottom-right corner of the screen.
Scroll the numbers up or down until you’ve set the time you want the alarm to go off. You can choose the days you want the alarm to sound by tapping the letters below Repeat.
When you’re happy with your alarm, tap Save.
Your alarm is now set, and you can turn it on or off using the switch.
When you’re on the Home screen, you’ll see a small alarm clock in the notification panel showing that you have an active alarm.
Hopefully, you should be up and running with your phone. If you’d like any extra help, get in touch with one of our experts from Team Knowhow.
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