Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 that was released few months back comes with some good specifications. This 9.7-inch screen comes with a 1536 x 2048 pixels resolution giving a pixel density of 264 ppi. The Device is available in both 3G and 4G LTE variants and will be powered by a Quad-core processor. Memory can be extended up to a maximum of 128 GB via microSD card slot, and it will be available in 32 and 64 GB variants.
Followed are the Tips and tricks of the device that can help the users in various ways.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 comes with a non-removable back panel, and the SIM card slot is present on the left of the device. To insert SIM on your device, Switch off you device and push the ejector pin in the slot. Now remove the tray and place the SIM in the slot and push back the tray in the respective port. You have successfully inserted SIM on your device.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 comes with a single SIM card port on it and supports Nano-SIM card.
Sharing on the internet over another device can be done using the Tethering mode on the device. To share the data on your Tab S2, Open the settings and tap on Mobile hotspot and tethering. Further, tap on the Mobile Hotspot and toggle the off button to activate that on your device.
There are two methods to capture a screenshot on your Tab S2.
Press the power/lock key along with Home key simultaniously untill you hear a sound or feel a vibration to capture screenshot on your device.
Swipe your palm from left to right and vice-versa to capture the screenshot on your device. This feature is called palm swipe that has to be turned on from the Motions and gestures option available in the settings of the device.
Once the screenshot is captured using any of the methods, it is saved in the gallery. If you want to use the image quickly after the capture, you can access that from the notification panel. This image can be shared via any application if needed.
To check for updates on your device, Open the setting and head over to System section and tap on About Device. Now click on Software Update and tap 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 the screen.
External apps can be installed by enabling the Unknown sources options on your device. To enable this option on your Tab S2, Open the settings and tap on Lock screen and security. In the new window, Tap on Unknown sources option, and click on the ok button in the pop-up to enable that on your device.
Samsung has not provided the option of customizing the Quick Settings option available on the device, but you still can customize the quick settings from the notification panel.
Power saving mode is used to enhance the performance of the battery by disabling the background option on your device. The device comes with power saving mode and ultra power saving mode. To enable any of them on your device, Open the settings, tap on battery and click on power saving mode and toggle the off button to enable that on your device. This can be turned automatically when the battery comes to 5, 15, 20 and 50% accordingly.
Ultra Power saving mode will reduce the performance of the device and boosts the life of the battery. For enabling the Ultra power saving mode, Open the settings, tap on the battery in the personal section and click on Ultra power saving mode. Now toggle the off button, a new pop-up appears you need to tap on the check box to agree to the terms and conditions and tap on Agree button to enable that on your device. To get out from the power saving mode, tap on more button that is on the top right of the screen and tap on disabling Ultra power saving mode. Your device would be resumed to normal.
The device comes with various sensors like Fingerprint sensor, Direction, G-sensor, Acceleration, Light, E- compass, Proximity, Gyro, Pressure, Linear acceleration and random vector are the sensors available on the device.
The device comes with LED notification lights on the top. To enable this on your Tab S2, Open the settings, tap on Sounds and notifications. In the new window, tap on LED indicator and enable it on the tab. This ensures the user do not miss any notifications, even when the device is in silent mode.
Screen pinning feature helps you to pin any of the application on the screen so that other does not get access to all the applications expect that is pinned. To enable this feature on your device, Open the settings and tap on lock screen and security in the personal section. In the new window, scroll down to security and tap on Other security settings. Further, tap on the Pin window in the advanced section. Now you can toggle the off button to enable that on your device. Open the recent menu and tap on pin button that is at the bottom right on the app.
The device comes with S Health, S Voice, Microsoft apps, Galaxy Apps, Slide Sync, S Note, S Planner, Smart Manager, all other Google related apps pre-installed.
Bloatware is the unwanted applications that come pre-installed on any device. Facebook, Whatsapp, Messenger and few Microsoft apps are the bloatware that comes pre-installed on this device.
There is no external slot on the device where you can place external Micro SD card. So there isn’t any option to move an app from internal storage to external storage on the device.
The device comes with 32GB as its internal storage out of which 25.16 GB of space is available for the user and rest of space is occupied by System memory and pre-installed apps.
The device comes with 3GB RAM, where the system occupies 1.2 GB, pre-installed apps use 540MB, and 1.7 GB of free RAM is available when no applications are running on the device.
Yes, the device supports the OTG feature where you can transfer files from device to the OTG drive with ease. With OTG drive support, the user can easily transfer from the device to drive and vice versa. This saves a lot of the time because the user need not connect to the system always.
To factory reset your device, open the Settings, tap on Backup and reset in the personal section and click on factory reset data. In the new window, tap on reset device and further tap on Erase everything. The device will reboot, and data is completely erased from your device, and it will restart as if you have booted the device for the first time. Make sure that all your data is backed up and the battery on the device is more than 50%.
The SAR limit recommended by the International Commission on Non-ionizing radiation protection is 2 W/Kg averaged over the 10g tissue. The highest head SAR value of the device is 1.58 W/Kg.
The device comes to Android 5.0.2 Lollipop out of the box, and the company has not given any word on the Marshmallow update on it.
The smart manager helps increase the performance of the device by clearing the cache from your device and stops the unwanted applications and release memory on your device. To use this on your device, Open the smart manager app and tap on clean on. The changes in the RAM value are displayed on your screen.
The device comes with smart gestures like swipe to capture a screenshot and place the palm on the screen to mute the device.
Developer mode is helpful in rooting the device and also helpful in changing the custom ROMs on your device. To enable the developer mode on your device, Open the settings and tap on About Phone. In the new window click on Software info and tap on build number 7 times continuously. Developer mode is enabled on your device; developer options appear in System section.
Galaxy Tab S2 comes with a 8 MP autofocus rear-facing the camera and a 2.1 MP front-facing the camera for video calling.
Being a tablet, the device comes with a Li-Ion 5870 mAh battery on the back that will give a talk time up to 12 h on 2G and up to 30 h on 3G.
The device comes with many application pre-installed and it includes Microsoft Apps. The applications like Word, Excel, Powerpoint, OneNot, Skype, and OneDrive are available.
To mute an incoming call or to end alarm, we can place your hand on the screen of the device and the device is muted. This can be possible when the screen is on. To turn on this feature, go to the settings of the device and tap on Motions and Gestures and then turn on the feature by toggling the option.
SlideSync will connect the device to another device and mirror your device on it. You can easily do the things that you would do your device like making calls and using any application just as you use on your handset.
The model number of the devices varies according to the region of the availability, and the number mentioned on this device is SM-T815Y. You can view this by heading to the settings of the device and selecting the option About phone.
The Baseband version mention on the device is T815YDVU1AOG5.
The built number mentioned on the device is LRX22G.T815YDVU1A0H3.
This tab comes with a Fingerprint sensor that can be used for securing your device. To add a fingerprint sensor, open the settings and tap on lock screen and security. In the new window, tap on fingerprints and click on Add Fingerprint and tap on the Confirm button in the pop-up. Now place the finger on the home key and lift it when you feel the vibration and again place it to add the fingerprint to your device. Once the fingerprint is added a success message is displayed on the screen. Now you need to create the backup password and re-enter it to confirm and click on the OK. A new pop-up stating Set Screen lock type is displayed on the screen. Now, click on Set button in the pop-up to set fingerprint as lock screen type on your device.
Sadly this tablet won’t come with an S-Pen and does not support this feature also.
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