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Samsung Galaxy J2 2016 Tips, Tricks, FAQs and Useful Options

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The South Korean Giant is in the new from past few days for its new device that’s going to come with plenty of new features. Dubbed as the Samsung Galaxy J2 2016, this device will flaunt few new features that will be extended to the future models from Samsung. This device has been priced at Rs. 9,750 and will be available both offline and online across India in Black, Silver and Gold color variants. Samsung is also offering free double data for six months to Airtel prepaid users worth Rs. 4,500. This handset is powered by a 1.5 GHz quad-core processor coupled with 1.5 GB of RAM and Mali-400MP2 GPU. This 5.0-inch device comes with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels giving a pixel density of 294 ppi. This device was launched in Delhi alongside Galaxy J Max and will be successor to the Galaxy J2 that was launched last year.

These are some tips and tricks that will be helpful for the Galaxy J2 2016 users.

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What is Single Tap mode on Galaxy J2?

The Single tap Mode lets you dismiss or snooze an alarm, notifications and answer or reject incoming calls just with a single tap. This is useful when the user is busy that lets the user finish the task efficiently without having to fidget with it.

How to quickly launch the camera application?

The user can launch the camera application easily just by pressing the home key twice in quick succession. This also works when the screen is off, letting its user turn on the camera quickly before they miss the movement. To use this feature, the user needs to turn on this from camera settings.

What is Smart Glow on this device?

This Smart Glow is a ring that is located around the rear camera that acts as an LED light notify, that is present in most of the devices. Below are few features of this Smart Glow which are very useful.

Priority Alerts: The alerts on Smart Glow can be selected and given a particular color for priority contacts and application.

Usage alerts: This gives the alerts about the battery power, data usage, and device storage alerts

Selfie assist: Receive visual cues from the app to help the user to take selfies by using the rear camera. The user can also set the position of the imagery manually by adjusting the box and then the selfie is clicked automatically when the user is inside that box.

What are the screen modes available on this handset?

The screen modes available on this device are Adaptive display, AMOLED cinema, AMOLED photo and basic. These can be selected from the display option available in the settings of the device.

What is Find My Mobile on my device?

Find My Mobile is a feature that can be found in many devices these days that helps the user locate the handset easily when it is lost. For this, the user needs to activate it by going to the settings of the device and tapping on the Lock screen and security option wherein you can see the Find My Mobile toggle that can be turned on or off.

How to turn on Battery percentage on status bar?

Turn on Percentage on the status bar will you see the amount of battery percentage that is left on the device so that you can use the device accordingly and charge it if required. To turn on this feature go Settings>Smart manager>Battery and then toggle it on or off.

What is the Model Number of this device?

The Model number mentioned on the device is SM-J2 201610F. This could be varying according to the location of the device.

What is the Built Number of this handset?

The Build number on the device is MMB29Q.J2 201610FXXUOAPF4. This can be viewed from the about device section from the settings of the device.

How to insert the SIM card on your device?

To insert SIM on your J2 2016, 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 card 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 2016 is a dual SIM Smartphone and supports Micro SIM card on this device.

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

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 2016?

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?

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.

Can the memory be extended?

Yes, the company has provided and microSD card slot under the back cover of the device wherein the user can extend the memory up to a maximum of 128GB.

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 2016, 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 2016?

Power saving mode is helpful in improving the battery life on your device by altering the usage of the handset. To enable this on your J2 2016, open the settings and tap on the battery in the system section. In the new window, tap on any of the power-saving modes that you wish to 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 this power saving mode, tap on more on the home screen and click disable it.

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.

Can the device capture 4K videos?

No, this device only supports 720p video recording at 30fps, as it is an entry level device. 4K video recording can mostly be expected from high-end devices or camera centric devices only.

What are the camera modes and resolution?

The modes available in the camera application of the J2 are Auto, Pro, Panorama, Continuous shot, Beauty face, Rear-cam selfie and sports. To set the resolution of the camera, go to the settings from the camera apps and you can configure the Picture size of the rear camera accordingly from the option available.

8.0M (4:3) 3264×2448
6.0M (16:9) 3264×2448
6.0M (1:1) 2448×2448
3.1M (4:3) 2048×1536
2.4M (16:9) 2048×1152

Are there LED notification lights on the device?

No there are no LED notification lights available on the device as the Smart Glow fulfills its need.

How to use the Screen pinning feature on the Samsung Galaxy J2 2016?

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. Now select the option 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 keys together.

What are the Pre-installed Apps on the device?

The device comes with applications like, 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 the move to SD card option. The app is successfully moved from internal to Sd card on your device.

What is Smart Manger and how to use it?

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 to clear the junk.

How much the internal storage on the Samsung Galaxy J2 2016?

The device comes with 8GB as its internal storage, out of which around 4.60 GB of free space is for the user.

How much free RAM is available on the device if no apps are running?

The device comes with 1.5 GB RAM where 809MB is user available, and the rest is occupied by the inbuilt apps and the system OS.

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: 21042
Vellamo Multicore score: 896
Vellamo Metal score: 585
Chrome Browser Score: 1486
Geekbench Single-core score: 320
Geekbench Multi-core score: 984
Quadrant Standard score: 5804

How to reset Galaxy J2 2016?

To reset the device, go to the settings of the device and select Backup and reset option. Before you start the resetting procedure, make sure you backup all the data that is important, and the battery on the device is more than 50%. This ensures that you do not lose any contacts or other important information.

Will the device support NFC connectivity?

No, sadly this device does not support NFC (Near field communication). This feature lets the user transfer data fast and easily just by taping the other device that also has this NFC connectivity on it.

What are the bloatware applications on the device?

The device comes with bloatware applications like S Planner, Microsoft Apps, i.e., Excel, Powerpoint, OneDrive, Word, One Note, Skype

Can I remove the bloatware apps from the device?

Yes, the device comes with an option where you can uninstall the apps from your device. Not all the applications can be uninstalled, the applications which cannot be uninstalled can be disabled from your device. To uninstall an app, open the settings and tap on App in the device section and click on the app that you want to remove. In the app info window, click on the uninstall button, the app is successfully removed from your device.

How to change the Theme on your device?

Themes can be changed by heading on to the settings section of the device. Now by tapping on it display section of it and select Themes. Now, click on the theme that you want to apply and tap on the use button. The theme is successfully implemented to your device.

How to customize the Quick Settings in the Notification Panel?

Yes, the quick settings in the notification panel can be customized on your device. To customize the quick settings option, open the notification panel and tap on the edit button adjacent to the settings cog and drag the options among themselves to rearrange them on your device. Once you are done with the customization, tap on the done button which is on the top right of the screen.

What is S Bike Mode and how to use that on your device?

S Bike Mode will filter all the calls on your device and helps in receiving the notifications of the urgent calls while you are driving at a speed of about 10 Kmph and above.

How to change the Font Size and style?

To change the font size and style on the device, go to the settings and tap on the option Display. Here you can adjust the brightness of the device also. Now tap on the Font option wherein the user have the option to swipe and select from Tiny to Huge and the preview will be shown on the top. In the same page, you can also change the font style from the given options.

How much battery is available on the device?

The device comes with a Li-ion 2600 mAh on the back that can be removable. This should be enough to last an entire days charge on normal usage.

Will the device get Android Marshmallow 6.0 Update?

The device comes with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box. There is no information provided by the brand about the device getting the further updates.

These are few tips and tricks that can be useful for Samsung Galaxy J2 2016 users. If you have more queries, do comment in the comment section below or at Phoneradar forum page.

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