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Samsung Galaxy J5 Tips, Tricks, FAQs and Useful Options

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Samsung has launched a new smartphone Galaxy J5 that comes with 2GB RAM and 8GB as its internal memory. The device comes powered by a quad-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz. If you purchased this device, then here are some 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 Samsung Galaxy J5?
Samsung Galaxy J5 is a dual SIM smartphone and supports dual standby. To insert an SIM in your device, Switch off the device and remove the back panel. Now, remove the battery and insert the SIM in the respective slots as per instruction given on the back panel. Now, place the battery and put the back panel and boot your device. You have successfully inserted SIM in your device.

How to share your Data network via Tethering on the Samsung Galaxy J5?
Samsung Galaxy J5 has got a feature where you can share data network with others. To share the internet over your device, Open the Settings, Tap on Mobile Hotspot and tethering. Now, tap on Mobile hotspot and click on Off button to enable it. Now you can set the Network SSID name and password for your device.

How to take a Screenshot on my Samsung Galaxy J5?
To capture a screenshot on your device, press the power/lock key along with the home button. The screen captured and saved to the gallery on your device. To quickly access the photo you can open it from the notification panel.

How to check for the Android Updates on Samsung Galaxy J5?
To check for update on your device, Open the settings, Tap on About device. Now, click on system update and Tap on Update now to check for updates. The device checks for updates and when there are no updates available then a message stating The latest updates have already been installed is displayed on the screen.

How to Install external apps with apk files on the Samsung Galaxy J5?
External applications can be installed by enabling the Unknown Sources option your device. To enable this on Samsung Galaxy J5, Open the Settings, Tap on Lockscreen and security and click on Unknown sources. Now tap on OK in the pop-up to enable it. Once this option is enabled on your device, then you can install some apps without any restriction.

How to customize the Quick Settings in the Notification Panel?
The Quick Settings the notification panel can be customized by tapping the edit button on the notification panel. You need to drag the apps and place them on the notification panel screen. Now tap on done to save the list. At max, ten options can be added and are displayed in a single row with five apps at once. To check the other five apps swipe the row from right to left on the panel and vice-versa.

What is a Smart Manager and how to use it?

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Smart manager is used to boosting the performance of the phone by removing the cached files from your device. To use this on your Galaxy J5, Tap on Smart Manager and click on Clean ALL. The device clears the unused RAM and releases it.

How to use the Power saving modes on the Samsung Galaxy J5?
Power saving modes helps you to enhance the battery performance. To enable this on your device, Open the settings, scroll down to the system and tap on battery. In the new window, you will find the two power saving modes, i.e., Power saving mode, and ultra power-saving mode. Power saving mode helps you to save the battery by limiting the maximum CPU performance, reducing the screen brightness and frame rate, and reducing the time before the screen is turned off when notification is received. Ultra power saving mode, save battery power by using a minimal home screen layout and limiting the number of usable apps. When you select the Ultra power saving mode for the 1st time you need to agree the terms and then it is enabled on your device.

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

Are there LED notification lights on the Samsung Galaxy J5?
No, there is no LED notification lights on the Samsung Galaxy J5.

How to use the Screen pinning feature on this device?
All the device with Android lollipop on it supports the screen pinning feature. Samsung Galaxy J5 comes with Android 5.1.1 on it, so to enable this on your device, Open the settings, tap on Lock screen and security. Now scroll down to security and tap on Other settings. Further head on to Advanced and click on Pin windows. Now, tap on off button to enable it. This option is enabled on your device, now tap on recent key and click on the pin icon that is on the right corner of the screen. To Unpin your pinned screen, you need to press and hold the recent key and back key together.

What are the Pre-installed Apps on the Samsung Galaxy J5?
The device comes with Galaxy Apps, S Planner, Smart Manager and all the Google related apps pre-installed. The device also comes with few Microsoft apps like OneDrive, OneNote, Skype pre-installed. The bloatware on the device is WeChat and few games like Bubble Bash 3, Game Zone, Midnight Pool2, Prince of Persia, Zombie infection pre-installed.

Can I Move apps from phone storage to SD card on Samsung Galaxy J5?
Yes, there is an option where you can move apps from internal storage to SD card. To move apps on your Samsung Galaxy J5, open the settings, scroll down to the device and tap on Applications. Further Tapon Application Manager, select the app that you want to move and tap on it. Now, Tap on move to sd card. The app is successfully moved from internal storage to SD card.

How much is the internal storage on the Samsung Galaxy J5?
The device comes with 8 GB as its internal storage where System occupies 3.35GB, pre-installed apps occupy 445MB and 4.21GB is available for the user.

How much free RAM is available on the Samsung Galaxy J5 if no apps are running?
The device comes with 2GB RAM where the system uses 607MB RAM, and pre-installed apps use 184MB, and 597MB of RAM is available when no apps are running on the device.

What are the benchmarking scores of the device?
After testing the device with the different benchmarking tools here are the different benchmarking scores of the device.

Antutu benchmark score: 21609
Vellamo Multicore score: 1213
Vellamo Metal score: 949
Chrome Browser Score: 1973
Geekbench Single-core score: 475
Geekbench Multi-core score: 1434
Quadrant Standard score: 14818

What is easy mode and how can you this on Samsung Galaxy J5?

Samsung Galaxy J5 Easy Mode

Easy mode helps you to access the device easily with a simpler home screen layout and straightforward application interactions. The font is large in this mode. To enable this on your device, open the Settings, scroll down to personal and tap on Easy mode. Now tap on easy mode and enable this on your device.

These are the general Tips and Tricks a user searches for when he purchases a new phone.If you have any queries, you can pass them in the comment box below, we will get back to you.

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