Samsung Galaxy J7 Tips, Tricks, FAQs & Useful Options

by Ganesh Mundhra 38

Samsung Galaxy J7 Feature Image

Samsung has recently launched a new smartphone Galaxy J7. The device comes powered by an octa-core processor clocking at 1.5GHz. It is the bigger sibling among the two J Series handsets launched by South Korean giant this year. These devices are considered to be as gaming handsets. If you have purchased the device then here are few tips and tricks that can help you in exploring your device with ease.

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How to insert SIM card into the device?
To insert a SIM on your Samsung Galaxy J7, Switch-off your device and remove the back panel. Further, remove the battery and insert the SIM in their respective port and place the battery back. Now put back the cover and switch it on. You have successfully inserted battery on your device and the device will set up in few minutes and will be ready for use.

How much is the free RAM available when no app is running?
The device comes with 1GB RAM where 582MB is used by the system; 207MB is used by pre-installed apps and around 584MB of free RAM is available when no apps are running on the device.

How much is the internal storage of the device?
The device comes with 16GB as its internal storage where 11.59GB free space is available for the users and rest of space will be occupied by System and pre-installed apps.

What are the bloatware available on the device?
The device comes with a few bloatware games like Bubble Bash 3, Game Zone, Midnight Pool 2, Prince of Persia and Zombie Infection 2 and few Microsoft applications pre-installed that can be disabled on your device. But you cannot uninstall the bloatware on your device.

What is System Manager and how to use it?
System Manager is used to boosting the performance of the device by cleaning the cache memory on you device. To use this application on your device, open the app from your app drawer and tap on Clean All. It cleans the memory, and release improves the performance.

How to check for the Android Updates on your device?

Samsung Galaxy J7 Updates

Android updates or the OTA are helpful in fixing the minutes bugs on your device. To check for updates on your device, Open the settings, scroll down to the bottom of the page 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 download the update if you are connected to the Wi-Fi. Now you can install the update on your device.

What are the pre-installed apps on the device?
The device comes with Radio, basic tools like calculator, clock, memo, My Files, Voice Recorder, Galaxy Apps, SPlanner, few bloatware and all the google related apps pre-installed.

How to capture the screenshot on you device?
To capture a screenshot on your device, you need to press the power/lock key along with home button. The screenshot is captured and saved to the gallery folder on your device.

Does the device support OTG drive?
Yes, the device supports the OTG feature and helps in moving the files from your device to OTG drive.

How to share your Data network via Tethering on the Samsung Galaxy J7?
Tethering mode is helpful in sharing the data over a device. To enable this option on your device, Open the settings and in the connections section, tap on Mobile hotspot and tethering. In the new window, click on a mobile hotspot and toggle the off button to enable it on your device. You can click on More on the same window and tap on Configure mobile hotspot to set the network name and password for your device.

How to Install external apps with apk files on the Samsung Galaxy J7?
External apps can be installed by enabling the Unknown sources option on your device. To enable this option on your Samsung Galaxy J7, open the settings, tap on Lock screen and security. In the new window, tap on Unkown Sources option and click on OK button to enable that on your device. Once it is enabled on your device, you can install any external app on your device.

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

How to use the Power saving modes on the Samsung Galaxy J7?

Samsung Galaxy J7 Power

Powersaving mode helps in improving the battery life of the device in case of emergency. To enable this option on your device, Open the settings, head over to the system and tap on battery. In the new window, you will find Two battery options Power saving mode and Ultra power saving mode. Tap on any of the power saving modes and toggle the off button to enable them on your device. Power saving mode will save the battery life by limiting the maximum CPU brightness and frame rate.

How to use the Ultra Power Saving mode on the device?
When you use the Ultra power saving mode for the first time a pop-up with terms and conditions appear on screen. Now tick the check box and tap on Agree button and the Ultra power saving mode is enabled on your device. You can find only three options on the home screen, and all the background apps are disabled on the device. If you want to come out from ultra power saving mode, tap on more button, i.e., to the top right of the device and click on disable ultra power saving mode. All the services and background action would be reduced to normal.

Can we uninstall the bloatware apps on Samsung Galaxy J7?
No, we cannot uninstall the bloatware from Samsung Galaxy J7, we can just disable them on your device.

What are the benchmarking scores of the device?

After testing the device with different benchmarking tools, here are their respective benchmarking scores.

Antutu benchmark score: 38094
Vellamo Multicore score: 1562
Vellamo Metal score: 1097
Chrome Browser Score: 2291
Geekbench Single-core score: 683
Geekbench Multi-core score: 3458
Quadrant Standard score: 198640

How to enable the one-handed operation on your device?

Samsung Galaxy J7 One Handed

One handed operation helps you to adjust the size and position of the dialing pad, in-call button, Samsung keyboard, calculator and unlock pattern for easy use of operations with one hand. To enable this on your device, Open the settings, tap on display in the device section. In the new window, tap on One-Handed input and toggle the off button to enable that on your device.

Can we move apps from internal storage to external SD card?
Yes, there is an option on the device where you can move an app from internal storage to an external micro SD card on your device. To use the feature on your device, open the Settings, tap on Applications in the device section. In the new window, tap on Application Manager. Now tap on the application that you want to move and click on Move to SD card. The App is successfully moved from internal to SD card on your device.

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.

  • Rehan Rashid

    “The device comes with 1GB RAM where 582MB is used by the system; 207MB is used by pre-installed apps and around 584MB of free RAM is available when no apps are running on the device.”
    Doesn’t the J7 come with 1.5 GB RAM?

  • Raj Raj

    not mounting my sd card

  • Ashok Patnaik

    Hi Friends,

    I have two requirements unfulfilled; (1) to include “memos”
    & “messages” from my old phone, GT C3222 to Samsung J7 and (2) to open
    phone through Samsung Kies.

    1st Glitch is partially fulfilled.
    Back up of all Contacts, a few Messages and Memos in my old
    phone, Samsung GT C3222 was done through old phone’s Backup Manager.

    It created (1) as many “*.vcf” files as that of my number of
    contacts; (2) as many “*.vnt” files as
    that of my number of memos; (3) as many “*.vmg” files as that of my number of

    I copied all the vcf files from old phone Backup to SD Card
    on J7 and tried to restore them to J7. It was restoring but only one at a time.
    Then a friend of mine made 900+ vcf files in to a single vcf file, then
    restored to contacts in J7. Update of J7 contacts was perfect; all my contacts
    were copied correctly. Unfortunately I did not care to record the process.

    I am not able to copy Memos and Messages.

    I need guidance to include those “memos” & “messages”
    from backup files to my J7.

    The 2nd lingering Glitch

    GT C3222 to PC connectivity is through New PC Studio. When I
    connected Galaxy J7 to PC through “Kies” as shown in J7 Specifications, I was
    directed to use “Smart Switch”. I found in another brochure that “Kies Air” is
    the PC connectivity software. “Smart Switch” is not having all the familiar
    look as that of New PC Studio or Kies. I am yet to explore “Smart Switch”.

    I request the experts to share their knowledge and
    experience on above topics.

    Thanks for giving your valuable time.

    Ashok Patnaik

  • siva

    Screenshot in palmswipe mode in Samsung j7..? Any idea. .?

  • Harminder Singh

    Please help with regard to battery charging i.e just after one day of my purchase i literally removed the battery and when i reinstalled the charge percent dropped to 12 % and it is taking lot of hours to charge i.e more than 20 hours and with break and the charge percent has reached till now to 78%…i have disabled the background power consuming apps and the device is in power saving mode…plz suggest how to boost the charge and also if any power charger is available in the market which can be bought further.

    • ChadeuX

      pretty sure that’s a factory defect. you can fully charge the phone in between 1-2 hrs

    • Sundaram Chandrasekar

      Hi harminder..I dunno if Ur problem is solved or not..but I too had that problem when i bought the’s coz the battery has been in plastic for so many weeks that it fails to show to exact charging just take out the battery and slightly scratch with Ur fingers over contact area..Ur prob ll be solved

  • Gowri Amrutha

    How do we set default storage to sd card? All my videos, pics and songs that I download are getting saved to device memory

  • Dranreb

    How can we save the videos, songs all the download apps from the internet?.They are all getting save from the device memory.
    even if i move the videos from the SD Card, yet they’re still appear from the device storage
    default videos.

    • ChadeuX

      It’s already on the SD Card. and the first picture just tells you the list of videos you have. It does not tell you that it is still in the internal storage.

  • amit maniyar

    How can i hide the my new app from screen in j7

    • amit maniyar


    • ChadeuX

      Homescreen? Just touch & hold the new app until the “remove” icon shows up on top of the screen then drag it there

  • amit maniyar

    Give me the best application lock for j7

    • shakir azm


  • amit maniyar

    Wheres the menu option in j7

  • ishna shami

    I can’t install the game “Charades!’ On my J7. Is the game not compatible for the phone?

  • shakir azm

    I want to know about:
    How can i hide my incoming and out-going contact number.
    How can i hide contact number not to be shown when doing SMS.

  • naga shree

    From this mobile if i press on power button the mobile is not getting enough though I have choose lock instantly with power key. N I even selected d options lock automatically for 15sec
    Can any pls suggest me wat to do. Even i restarted d mobile but to finding d same problem

  • wilz

    I have the same problem too. You moved ur app to sd card, right? Even my pictures & videos were deleted also.

  • Kajal bhatt

    How to off the system monitor. Please send me a steps by which I can off it

  • Dimpy Sailor

    My all photos were first saves in device and i cud see them all. I moved them into my memory card. And i can see the memory card photos in the gallary bt now whenever i save any of the fotos i cannot see it in the gallary. I have to move it to memory card then it is seen in the device plz help.

  • Jaskaran Singh

    how to detect songs stored in ext sd card on google play music in samsung galaxy j7(v 5.1.1(lollipop)).Please help

  • Rojeh Najjar

    How to remove this sim icon from the top ??? (Samsung Galaxy J7)

  • Rojeh Najjar


  • Ramit Baswal

    1.How can we hide videos,musics,names etc ?
    2.I have inserted a SIM on this phone,but my contact list is showing empty over here…any reason?

  • Dianna

    There are 3 things I cannot figure out how to do on my new J7.

    1. the keys on the bottom of the phone are different than other samsungs. Usually when you press and hold the home button, the option comes up to close apps. On this model it brings you to a google page. Can that be changed?

    2. In text messaging, how can I change the colors (like you can with other samsung phones)?

    3. When I try to change the lock screen image, the option at the bottom of the screen is to ‘set as wall paper’. I want to set it as the lock screen image not wall paper. How do I do that?

    • sk

      GO TO wallpaper… on top you will see ” home” with a dropdown arrow. select that and you will get the option of home and lock screen…. select whatever you want and set the desired image for the same.

  • pawankumar shindhe

    how to make the sd card as the default storage so that all the downloaded things get into the memory card directly. one more problem, when the images will be in the phone list 8it shows all the images when i moved it to the sd card it deleted i mean not visible.. what to do? do the needful as soon as possible before i could shift to the other mobile. thank you

    • Bolaji Ajayi

      same here. have u found a solution?

  • Bernadine Aguila

    They say that it is capable of pop up video player but I dont know how to do it

  • Tandin Gyem

    How can I switch the mobile data from sim 1 to sim 2? I tried to do it from sim card management in the setting but it doesn’t seem to work.

  • Mihir Shah

    I have this new Samsung J7 2016 phone.
    I want to hide certain apps from Tray, but not disable them.
    This feature was available in previous samsung phone running on android 4.1.2.
    How to hide apps without disabling in J7. Need help please.

  • Shawn Baublitz

    How do I connect it to the comouter via usb? I cannot find where to change it from Charge only. I want to move pics amd set up tethering but my computer never recognizes it. I have still yet to figure out why charge only is the default.

    • Rikk

      Turn off the power saving mode

  • Brock

    Does the J7 have the app locking feature?

  • Sunny Anthal Rajput

    Mere bhaii ne aj j7 ka software update kiya aur instaal k baad phone hang ho gya….on hone pe sirf samsung likha jaa rha ha……phone kaam ni kr rhaaa….koi key b work ni kr rhi…sirf on hota ha aur off battrey nikal k jo rha haa….bhaii koi to solution btaaaooo…plzzzzzzzzz

  • Saikiran Neerudu

    Where we can find the Call Waiting setting in Samsung J7 prime