Kit Guide: Samsung Galaxy S6 - using it


This guide will help you to familiarise yourself with some of the main features of your Galaxy S6.

1. Making phone calls


You can make calls using the Phone app, which is found in the bottom-left corner of your Home screen.

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

2. Sending texts & multimedia messages (MMS)


Text messages are sent using the Messaging app, and you can also add attachments to your messages.

Sending texts


Galaxy S6 Messages 1

Open the Messaging app from your Home screen.


Tap the new message button in the bottom-right, or tap a person's name to reply to them.


If you're creating a new message, tap the To box and start typing a contact's name or number.


Type your message in the box at the bottom, then tap the Send button to send the text.

Sending attachments & multimedia messages (MMS)

Follow steps 1-4 above to get your text ready (but don't send it yet), then follow these steps to add an attachment.

Galaxy S6 Messages 2

Tap the paperclip icon and choose the type of file you want to attach.


Find the item you want to send, and tap it to choose it.


Tap Send to send your message with the attachment.

Deleting a message thread

A 'message thread' is a list of all of the messages sent between you an a contact.


Open the Messaging app.


Press and hold on the message thread you want to delete, until a tick appears next to them.


Tap the bin icon at the top to delete the thread.

3. Sending emails


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

Sending an email

Galaxy S6 Emails 1

Open the Email app from the Home screen, then tap the new message button in the bottom-right.


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.


Type a subject for your email, and type your message.


Tap the arrow in the top-right corner to send the email.

Adding an attachment

Follow steps 1-4 (above) to get your email ready, then go through these steps to add an attachment.

Galaxy S6 Emails 2

Tap attach in the top-right corner.


Find the item you want to attach. If you're adding images, you might be asked to resize them. This will make the email send more quickly, but the pictures might not look as good.


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

4. Setting alarms


This part of our guide shows you how to set alarms on your Samsung S6.

Galaxy S6 Alarms 1

Open the Clock app from the Home screen.


Tap the Alarm clock icon in the top-left.


Use the hour and minute sliders to set the alarm time.


Tap Repeat to choose which days you want the alarm to sound. Then tap Save.

Galaxy S6 Alarms 2

To change the alarm settings, tap Options, then choose 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'.

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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