Using a Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3


This guide helps you get more familiar with using your Xcover 3. We've covered the basics, from making calls to settings alarms.


Making phone calls


Read through the steps below to learn how to make a call from your phone.

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From the Home screen, tap on the phone icon, which is in the bottom-left corner.


You'll see the dialler keyboard, used to type in the number or contact name you want to call. Use the green phone icon to call the number.


You can also tap Contacts and search for people you want to call.


Tapping Logs shows you your recent call log.

Sending texts & multimedia messages (MMS)


Our guide below will show you how to send texts and messages with attachments.

Sending texts

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From the Home screen, tap the Messaging app - it looks like a white envelope with a yellow sheet inside. If you have unread messages, there'll be a red badge in the corner.


Tap the compose button (pen and paper).


Tap the contact line at the top, and type in a number or contact name. Tap to choose their name. You can add more contacts if you want.


Tap in the text line and type your message.


Tap the orange envelope to send.

Sending attachments & multimedia messages (MMS)

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Tap the paperclip to the left of the text box.


You can choose from the files on your phone, or take a picture, record a video or record your voice. Tap the file to choose it.


Add more files if you'd like, and tap the orange envelope to send it.

Attaching media will send it as a multimedia message, and you might be charged for this - check with your mobile network provider for more information.

Deleting a message thread

To delete a thread of messages, open the Messaging open, and find the conversation you want to delete. Touch and hold on the contact's name and you'll see a tickbox. Tap the bin icon to delete it.


Sending emails


You must already have an email account set up on the E5020. Take a look at our setup guide if you need help.

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Tap Apps from your Home screen, then Email.


Tap Compose, which is a pen in a circle.


Tap in the To line and start typing your contact's name. Tap to select them, and you can add more contacts in this way if you'd like.


Type a Subject, and tap in the Compose email box to type your email.

Adding an attachment

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To send an attachment, tap the paperclip at the top. Tap Attach file and choose what to attach from the files on your phone. You can also take a new picture, voice recording or video. Add more attachments if you'd like.


Tap the arrow at the top to send your email.

Setting alarms


To set alarms on your XCover 3:

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Go to Apps then Clock, or tap the clock from your Home screen.


Tap the + to set an alarm.


Use the arrows to set the time. Tap Repeat if you want to set the alarm for multiple days. Tick the boxes, and tap OK.

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You can change the melody, volume, vibration and snooze options. You can also set it as a smart alarm, which gradually gets louder the longer you leave it. Tap Save.


Tap the green alarm clock to turn off an alarm. Tap it again to turn it back on.



Here's something else you can do with the Xcover 3.

Using the XCover button

There’s a blue button on the left side of the phone which turns on the torch. Holding it goes to your camera app, but you can change its function.

  • Go to Settings, the scroll down and tap XCover Key.
  • There are two options, for short press and long press. Tap on each one and choose a new shortcut for the button. You can pick from apps or functions of your phone.
  • In camera mode, the button will act as a shutter button.

That should be everything you need to know to start using the Xcover 3. If you need it, you can get more help from Team Knowhow here.

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