Kit Guide: Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus - using it

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This guide will help you get to know some of the core features of your Galaxy S6 Edge+, including making calls and sending texts. We've also included some tips for you to get the most from your phone.

1. Making phone calls

Phone calls are all made using the Phone app, which is found in the bottom-left corner of your Home screen.

 
 
 
 
S6 Edge Calls
  • When the phone app opens, it'll be on the 'Log screen', which will show you any recently made, received or missed calls.
  • Tap the Favourites tab to see your most used contacts.
  • Tap the Contacts tab to see the full list of all the numbers saved on your phone.
  • To dial a number, press the green keypad button. Type in a number, and then press the green phone icon at the bottom to call it.

2. Sending texts & multimedia messages (MMS)

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Your S6 Edge+ can send texts and attachments using the Messaging app, which is on the bottom row of icons on the Home screen.

Sending texts

 
 
 
 
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1.

Open the Messaging app from the Home screen, then tap the new message button in the bottom-right, or tap a person's name to reply to them.

2.

If you're creating a new message, tap the To box and start typing a contact's name or number. Suggestions might show as you type - tap one to choose them.

3.

Write your text into the box at the bottom.

4.

Tap the Send button to send the text.

Sending attachments & multimedia messages (MMS)

Follow steps 1-4 above to get your text ready, and then go through these steps to add an attachment.

 
 
 
 
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1.

Tap the paperclip icon.

2.

Tap the sort of thing you want to attach - an image, video etc.

3.

Go through your phone to find the item you want to send, and tap it to choose it.

4.

Tap Send to send you message with the attachment.

Deleting a message thread

A 'message thread' is the back and forth messages sent between you and a contact.

  1. Open the Messaging app.
  2. Press and hold on the message thread you want to delete, until a tick appears next to them.
  3. Tap the bin icon at the top to delete the thread.

3. Sending emails

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You'll need to have set up an email account on your phone before you can send email.

 
 
 
 
S6 Edge+ Attach 1
1.

Open the Email app from the Home screen.

2.

Tap the new message button in the bottom-right.

3.

Tap the To box, and start to type a person's name or email address. Suggestions might appear as you type - tap one to choose them.

4.

Type a subject for you email and tap the arrow in the top-right corner to send it.

Adding an attachment

Follow steps 1-5 (above) to get your email ready, and then go through these steps to add an attachment.

 
 
 
 
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1.

Tap attach in the top-right corner.

2.

Go through your phone and choose the item you want to attach.

3.

If you're attaching images, you might be asked to resize them, which will make the email send more quickly, but the pictures might not look as good.

4.

Tap the arrow in the top-right to send the email with the attachments.

4. Setting alarms

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You can set and change alarms using the Clock app. You can add more than one alarm, and we'll go through all the options for them.

 
 
 
 
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1.

Open the Clock app from the Home screen.

2.

Tap the Alarm clock icon in the top-left.

3.

Use the hour and minute sliders to choose the time you want the alarm to go off.

4.

Tap Repeat and choose the days you want the alarm to sound, then tap Save.

The alarm is set, and will go off at that time. You can change some of the other alarm options to customise it.

The alarm is set, and will go off at that time. You can change some of the other alarm options to customise it.
The alarm is set, and will go off at that time. You can change some of the other alarm options to customise it.
The alarm is set, and will go off at that time. You can change some of the other alarm options to customise it.
The alarm is set, and will go off at that time. You can change some of the other alarm options to customise it.
The alarm is set, and will go off at that time. You can change some of the other alarm options to customise it.
 
 
 
 
S6 Edge+ Alarms 2

Tap Options, and then choose the the settings you want:

  • Alarm tone: change the sound the alarm makes.
  • Volume: set how loud the alarm will be.
  • Snooze: turn the snooze on or off.
  • Alarm name: give the alarm a label, like 'work' or 'school'.

5. Tips

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Now that you've got to know the basics about using your phone, here are some tips to help you get a bit more out of it.

Customising the Edge Screen

You can change some of the options for the edges of your phone screen, and they can be used to give you quick bits of information.

Go to Settings > Edge Screen and you can change:

  • Edge lighting: lights up the edge of the screen to let you know about incoming calls, texts and other notifications.
  • People Edge: shows five contacts on the edge, and tap them to quickly contact them.
  • Information stream: shows stories from Twitter, your interests and news sites.
  • Night clock: shows a clock on the edge, but keeps the rest of the screen off.

Using motion gestures

Your S6 Edge+ can perform some actions using motion controls.

  • Direct call: if you lift the phone up to your ear when looking at a contact, message or missed call from them, your phone will call them.
  • Smart alert: if there's any missed calls or texts, your phone will vibrate when you pick it up.
  • Mute: turn the phone over, or place your hand, flat, above it to mute incoming calls.
  • Palm swipe: swipe side to side across the phone to take a screenshot.

Hopefully that should be all you need to know, but if you want some extra help with your phone, get in touch with our Team Knowhow Experts here.

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