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Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro Tips, Tricks, FAQs & Useful Options



The South Korean Giant had launched a new smartphone called the Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro which will be the sibling to the Galaxy J2 2016 that was released earlier this month. Samsung has priced this handset at Rs. 9,890 and will be available exclusively via Snapdeal. The device sports the same specifications and design as its sibling but for the storage. The RAM has been increased to 2 GB from 1.5 GB and ROM to 16 GB from 8 GB and this pro version is just 140 rupees costlier than its sibling. If you have not read the tips and tricks of the Galaxy J2 2016, then this is for you as they are similar on both.

Followed are some tips and tricks that will be helpful if you are planning to get this device or have one.

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

With the S Bike Mode, the user can filter all the calls and notification on the device when the car is moving at a speed more than 10 Kmph. This ensures that the user gets notified only about the priority calls, and the rest can be attended later to make sure the user is driving the car safely without many distractions.

What are the screen modes available on this handset?

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

How to insert the SIM card on your device?

To insert SIM on your J2 Pro, you need to switch -off the device initially and then remove the back panel. Now you have to remove the battery from your device to insert the SIM card into their respective slots and place the battery. Further, put the back cover and power on the device and it will be ready.

What is the type of SIM supported on this device?

Samsung Galaxy J2 Pro is a dual SIM Smartphone and supports Micro SIM card on this device. Dual SIM is a must for every smartphone as it gives its user the option of using two different numbers in a single device.

What is Smart Glow on this device?

This Smart Glow feature was also seen in the Galaxy J2 2016 that was released earlier this month. This is a ring that is located around the rear camera that acts as a LED light notify, that is present in most of the devices. Below are few features of this Smart Glow which are very useful.

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.

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.

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.

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.

How to take a Screenshot on my Samsung Galaxy J2 PRO?

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 Pro, 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 Pro?

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 Pro, 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 PRO?

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 PRO?

The device comes with 16GB as its internal storage, out of which around 11.2 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 2.0 GB RAM where 986 MB is user available, and the rest is occupied by the inbuilt apps and the system OS.

How to reset Galaxy J2 Pro?

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 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.

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.

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.

Hope these tips and tricks of Galaxy J2 Pro will be helpful its users and if you have more queries, do comment in the comment section below or at Phoneradar forum page.


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