Galaxy Fold: Device Layout and functions
When you're on the go, you can close your Galaxy Fold to maximize its portability, so it's perfect for one-handed use with its 4.6ʺ cover screen*. Or when you want to enjoy video content or games, open it for a wider viewing experience with its bigger 7.3ʺ inner screen**. Transform your Galaxy Fold into a tablet.
* Measured diagonally, the screen size is 4.6“ in the full rectangle and 4.5" with accounting for the rounded corners.
** Measured diagonally without accounting for the upper cutout, the screen size is 7.3"" in the full rectangle and 7.1""with accounting for the rounded corners. The actual viewable area is less due to the rounded corners and the upper cutout.
Unfolded Device Layout
Folded Device Layout
Please Note: Due to the new polymer screen and hinge technologies, the Galaxy Fold is not water-resistant.
The S Pen is not available on the Galaxy fold. The S Pen is an accessory designed for the Galaxy Note series. Please also note that the Galaxy Fold doesn't support an external SD Card slot.
Charging the battery
It is recommended to charge the battery before using it for the first time or when it has been unused for extended periods. Please ensure you charge your device only with Samsung approved chargers and cables. Unapproved chargers and cables could damage your device.
- Connecting the charger improperly may cause serious damage to the device. Any damage caused by misuse is not covered by the warranty.
- Only use USB Type-C cable supplied with the device. The device may be damaged if you use Micro USB cable.
Inserting the SIM card
Your Galaxy Fold includes an eSIM that functions as a SIM card. You can use the mobile network after activating the eSIM or installing a nano-SIM card.
You can both activate the eSIM and install a nano-SIM card so you can have two phone numbers or service providers for a single device. In some areas, data transfer speeds may be slower if two SIM cards are inserted in the device than when one SIM card is inserted. For more information on activating the eSIM check out our page Activating the eSim on the Galaxy Fold.
Ensure that the ejection pin is perpendicular to the hole. Otherwise, the yoour Galaxy Fold may be damaged.
If the card is not fixed firmly into the tray, the SIM card may leave or fall out of the tray.
- If you insert the tray into your device while the tray is wet, your device may be damaged. Always make sure the tray is dry.
- Fully insert the tray into the tray slot to prevent liquid from entering your device.
Applying the Cover
Attach the supplied cover to the front and back of your device to use the device safely. If foreign objects come between the cover and device during use, wipe it down.
- Do not apply excessive pressure when attaching or removing the cover. The cover may be damaged.
- To avoid scratches on your device, be careful not to allow foreign objects to come in between the cover and the device while using the cover.
To avoid scratches on your device, be careful not to allow foreign objects to come in between the cover and the device while using the cover.
Removing the cover
While your device is unfolded, detach the cover from the top inner edge of the device.
Powering the Device On / Off
Press and hold the Side key for a few seconds to turn on the device.
When you turn on your device for the first time or after performing a data reset, follow the on-screen instructions to set up your device.
Turning the device off
As the Power and Bixby functions have now been intergrated to one button it may seem tricky powering your device on or off. Fortunately, there are a few different ways of powering your Galaxy Fold off. Either through your Quick Panel, using the hard keys or activiating Bixby Voice and saying "Turn off the phone." Click one of the drop down menus below to learn all the different ways of powering down your Galaxy Fold.
Powering off via Side Key
On the Galaxy Fold, you can now remap the power off menu by pressing and holding the Side key. If you are pressing the side key and noticing that only Bixby is being launched, you may need to customise your Side key functions.
Using the Side & Volume Keys
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