Samsung Galaxy J2 Tips, Tricks, FAQs & Useful Options

by Ganesh Mundhra 15

Samsung Galaxy J2

Samsung has recently launched a budget smartphone in J-series, i.e., Galaxy J2. It comes powered by an Exynos 3475, a quad-core processor clocked at 1.3GHz. If you have purchased this device then here few tips and tricks that can help you in exploring your device with ease.

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How to insert the SIM card on your device?

Samsung Galaxy J2 2

Insertion of SIM on the device is very simple. To insert SIM on your J2, switch -off your device, remove the back panel and remove the battery from your device. Now insert the SIM card in their respective slots and place the battery. Further, put the back cover and power on your device. You have successfully inserted Sim on your device, and it will be ready to use in some time.

What is the type of SIM supported on this device?
Samsung Galaxy J2 is a dual SIM Smartphone and supports Micro SIM card on this device.

How to share your Data network via Tethering on the device?

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To share Data network on your device, Open the settings and tap on the mobile hotspot and tethering. In the new window, tap on the mobile hotspot and toggle the off button to enable that on your device. You can also set the password and device name by tapping more and click configure mobile hotspot.

How to take a Screenshot on my Samsung Galaxy J2?
To capture a screenshot on your device, you need to press the power button along with the home button. The screen shot is captured and saved to the gallery. You can quickly access the image by rolling down the notification panel.

How to check for the Android Updates on the device?

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To check for Andriod updates on your device, open the Settings and tap on About device in the system section. Now, tap on software updates and click on update now. The device checks for updates and if there are no updates then a message stating The latest updates have already been installed is displayed on Screen. The device comes with a 66.4Mb update out of the box.

What is the SAR Information value of the device?
The Maximum Head SAR value for this model and conditions which it was recorded is 0.502 W/Kg.

How to Install external apps with app files on the device?
External apps can be installed by enabling the unknown sources option on your device. To enable this feature on your Samsung Galaxy J2, open the settings and tap on Lock screen and security in the personal section. In the new window, head over to Security section and tap on Unknown sources and click on OK to enable them on your device. Now you can install any number of applications with apk on your device.

How to customize the Quick Settings in the Notification Panel?
The quick setting in the notification panel of the device cannot be customized.

How to use the Power saving modes on the Samsung Galaxy J2?

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Power saving mode is helpful in improving the battery life on your device. To enable this on your J2, open the settings and tap on the battery in the system section. In the new window, tap on Ultra-saving mode and toggle the off button to enable that on your device. If you are installing for the first time you need to accept the terms and conditions and click on agree button. To get out from the ultra power saving mode, tap on more on the home screen and click on Disable ultra power saving mode.

What are the sensors available on the phone?
Acceleration and Proximity are the two sensors available on the device and helps in automating the device.

Are there LED notification lights on the device?
No there are no LED notification lights available on the device.

How to use the Screen pinning feature on the Samsung Galaxy J2?
Screen pinning option is available on the devices with android lollipop available on it. To enable this on your device, Open the settings and tap on the lock screen and security and scroll down to bottom and tap on the security setting. In the new window, head over to advanced and tap on Pin window and toggle the off button to enable that on your device. Now open the recent button and tap on the pin button to pin the screen. If you want to get out from the pinned screen, you need to press and hold the back and recent joys together.

What are the Pre-installed Apps on the device?
The device comes with basic tools, camera, radio, Spanner, Galaxy apps, smart manager, few bloatware like mix radio, opera max, USB Backup and all the google related apps pre-installed.

Can I Move apps from phone storage to SD card on this device?
Yes, there is an option on the device where you can move the apps form the internal storage to micro SD card on your device. To use this feature on your device, open the Settings, tap applications in the device section. In the new window tap on application manage and tap on the app that you want to move. Further, tap on mOve to SD card. The app is successfully moved from internal to sd card on your device.

What is Smart Manger and how to use it?

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Smart Manager is used to boosting the performance of the device by clearing the cache and killing the background applications. To use this application on your device, open the smart manager app from app drawer and tap on clean all. It check for the junk on your device and clears them.

How much the internal storage on the Samsung Galaxy J2?
The device comes with 8GB as its internal storage, out of which around 4.24 GB of free space is available on the device.

How much free RAM is available on the device if no apps are running?
The device comes with 1GB RAM where 422MB is used the System, and pre-installed apps use 110MB and 360MB free RAM is available when no apps are running on the device.

What are the benchmarking scores on the device?

We have tested the device with various benchmarking tools and here are their respective scores.

Antutu benchmark score: 21626
Vellamo Multicore score: 1228
Vellamo Metal score:831
Chrome Browser Score: 1643
Geekbench Single-core score: 350
Geekbench Multi-core score: 1170
Quadrant Standard score: 9795

These are the general questions a user search for when he purchases a new device. If you have any other queries, pass them in the comment box, we will get back to you.

  • Adam Jo

    How to change my lock screen to pattern?

    • FluffTiff

      Go to settings, then scroll down until you see the option named “Lock screen and security”. Click it and at the very top you will see “Screen lock type”. Click that and if you already have a password then enter it then select your chosen screen lock.

  • sourabh

    Wow nice my samsung j2 softwear updated and add S bike mode in j2 thanx for this

  • Gunjan Banerjee

    The upper notification bar menu of Samsung Galaxy j2 is not responding while I swipe down it. I have to restart many time. It’s a big problem. Please Samsung fix it.

  • mdazhar uddin

    The upper notification bar menu of Samsung Galaxy j2 is not responding while I swipe down it. I have to restart many time. It’s a big problem for me how can repair this ?

  • Ekasuthan

    How to increase the notification swiping area In Samsung Galaxy j2 ?? Please reply me……I’m facing big problem because of this…..
    Please reply

  • sukhwant singh

    How to set separate wallpaper on lock screen and home screen

  • Kasuni

    How to reset password in mobile hotspot?

  • Schandra D

    how to have the dual monitor on the J2 samsung. kindly help

  • Philip-Mark Osrah

    My phone does not boot after reset. Why?

  • HUKMARAM

    MY ALL GALLARY PHOTO AND VIDEO HIDE HOW TO SHOW RETURN SAMSUNG J2

  • Kratika

    How to change the preferred installation location?

  • Alvin Cabales

    Good day, i want too seek some help from you guys. I have a problem with this J2 Prime of mine because after I transferred any application to sd card to free some space in the internal memory the application can’t be open already. I want to ask for your advice. Thanks

  • ANoop

    Hi,
    I have this model and my question is How to Install external apps with app files on the device?
    Your answer in the content is not at all relevant to this phone as there is no such option available in this phone. there is no such tab available here.
    please help.

  • Ati Aonok

    How do i create or open new display pagd in my home screen in samsung j2