How do I use the Samsung Internet app?

How do I use the Samsung Internet app

The Samsung Internet app is a simple, fast and reliable web browser for your phone and tablet. Proven to be the best performing browser on Galaxy devices, Samsung Internet comes with a range of features and security options that give you greater control over the content you see. From downloading ad blockers, browsing privately and having your details complete automatically on sites, Samsung Internet makes browsing better.

Basic navigationClick to Expand

When you open the Samsung Internet app you will be taken to your homepage, or the last page that you were viewing. The toolbars at the top and bottom of the app give you various options such as adding a bookmark, opening a new tab and returning to your homepage.

Basic navigation of the Samsung Internet app

Please note: if you can't see the toolbar at the bottom of the screen, tap an empty space or scroll upwards to bring it up

1 Bookmark: add the web page that you are viewing to your bookmarks
2 Address bar: this shows you what web page you are on. Tap here to enter or search for a different website
3 Reload: this will reload the page that you are currently on
4 Back: this will take you to the last web page you visited
5 Forward: if you've used the back button, this will take you back to the web page that you were on
6 Home: go to your homepage
7 Bookmark list: see a list of all the web pages that you've bookmarked
8 Tabs: view all the tabs that you have open
9 Menu: view additional options and settings
How do I change my homepage?Click to Expand

Your homepage is the website that loads when you first open Samsung Internet or open a new tab. By default this will be Google but it can be set to any website that you like.

1 Swipe up from your home screen, to access your apps
Swipe up
2 Tap Internet
Tap Internet
3 Tap the menu icon
Tap the menu icon
4 Tap Settings
Tap Settings
5 Tap Homepage
Tap <b>Homepage</b>
6 Tap Quick access to make your homepage a selection of quick access links to various websites
Tap Quick access
7 Tap Current page to set the page you are currently looking at as your homepage
Tap Current page
8 Tap Custom page to enter the address of the website you want as your homepage
Tap Custom page
Using bookmarksClick to Expand

You can save a web page to your bookmarks so that you can easily come back to it later. If you use bookmarks regularly, it could be a good idea to create some folders to organise your saved sites.

 

Creating a bookmark

1 Open the web page that you want to save to your bookmarks
Open a webpage you want to save
2 Tap the bookmark button
Tap the bookmark button
3 Tap the bookmark list button
Tap the bookmark list button
4 All of your saved web pages will be shown
Your saved pages are shown

Rename your bookmarks

1 Tap the bookmark list button
Tap the bookark list button
2 Tap the options icon
Tap the options icon
3 Tap Edit
Tap Edit
4 Tap the bookmark that you want to rename
Tap the bookmark you want to rename
5 Tap the options icon again
Tap the options icon
6 Tap Edit bookmark
Tap Edit bookmark
7 Enter a new name for your bookmark
Enter a new name for your bookmark
8 Tap Save to confirm
Tap Save to confirm

Creating folders for your bookmarks

1 Tap the bookmark list button
Tap the bookmark list button
2 Tap the options icon
Tap the options icon
3 Tap Create folder
Create folder
4 Give your folder a name, then tap Create
Name the folder then tap create
5 Tap the options icon
Tap the options icon
6 Tap Edit
Tap edit
7 Select the bookmarks that you want to move into your new folder
Select the bookmarks you want to move
8 Tap the options icon again
Tap the options icon again
9 Tap Move
Tap Move
10 Tap the folder you want to move the bookmarks into
Tap the folder you want to move your bookmarks into
11 Tap Select to confirm
Tap Select to confirm
Managing tabsClick to Expand

Tabs are a convienient way to have multiple web pages open at the same time. You can have up to 50 open tabs at the same time, making it easy to keep track of the websites you love.

 

Creating and switching tabs

1 Tap the tabs icon
Tab the tabs icon
2 Tap New tab

Please note: the Samsung Internet app supports a maximum of 50 tabs. If you already have 50 tabs and open another, it will close your oldest tab automatically

Tap New tab
3 To view all your open tabs, tap the tabs icon again
Tap the tabs icon to view all your open tabs
4 Tap the tab you want to open
Tap a tab to open it

Closing and reopening tabs

1 Tap the tabs icon
Tap the tabs icon
2 Tap the close icon to shut a specific tab
Tap the close icon to close a specific tab
3 Tap Close all to shut all of your tabs
Tap Close all
4 If you've accidentally closed a tab you want to view again, tap the options icon
To reopen a closed tab tap the options icon
5 Tap Reopen closed tab, to open the last tab that was closed
Tap Reopen closed tab
Private browsingClick to Expand

By browsing the internet in secret mode you can view websites and enter searches without any of the data being saved. 

1 Tap the tabs icon
Tap the tabs icon
2 Tap Turn on Secret mode
Tap Turn on Secret Mode
3 Set up a password for Secret mode or continue without
Choose whether to have a password for Secret mode
4 A new tab will open in Secret mode. You can easily identify that Secret mode is active as the top and bottom of the Samsung Internet app will turn grey
5 Once you've finished browsing privately, tap the tabs icon
6 Tap Turn off Secret mode
How do I clear my history, cache and cookies?Click to Expand

When you visit a web page, certain information about it will be saved to make loading it again quicker. If a website isn't loading or working properly, it can sometimes help to clear your history, cache and cookies.

Please note: after clearing your data you may have to log into some websites again. Make sure that you know your login information before clearing your data

1 Tap the menu icon in the bottom right of the screen
Tap the menu icon
2 Tap Settings
Tap Settings
3 Tap Privacy and security
Tap Privacy and security
4 Tap Delete browsing data
Tap Delete browsing data
5 Select which parts of your browsing data you wish to delete
Select which parts of your browsing data you want to delete
6 Tap Delete
Tap Delete
Adding and adjusting autofill formsClick to Expand

You can use autofill forms to remember important details such as your name, address and card details so that you don't have to type them into every website you visit. 

1 Tap the menu icon
Tap the menu icon
2 Tap Settings
Tap Settings
3 Tap Privacy and security
Tap Privacy and security
4 Tap Autofill forms
Tap Autofill Forms
5 Tap Profiles or Credit and debit cards. Profiles save details such as where you live and your phone number while Credit and debit cards will remember details such as your card number. In this example we are adding a profile

Please note: to save card details you will need to register additional security information such as your fingerprint

Tap Profiles or credit and debit cards
6 Tap Add
Tap Add
7 Enter your details

Please note: you don't have to complete all of the options. Enter as many or as few details as you would like

Enter your details
8 Tap Save
Tap Save
9 When you start to enter your details on a website, an autofill option will appear. Tap it to use your saved details
Tap the autofill option
Ad blockersClick to Expand

Ad blockers prevent ads and pop-ups from appearing on the websites that you are visiting, giving you uninterrupted browsing and minimising the risks of malicious content. Removing ads from websites may change how they appear in your browser.

1 Tap the menu icon
Tap the menu icon
2 Tap Ad blockers
Tap Ad blockers
3 If you haven't already downloaded an ad blocker, you will need to do so. Tap the download icon next to your preferred ad blocker
Tap the download icon
4 Tap Install
Tap Install
5 You can now tap the switch to turn your ad blocker on or off
Tap the switch to turn the ad blocker on or off
6 Bring up the menu again, to check how many ads are being blocked. It will be the small number next to Ad blockers
You can see how many ads are being blocked in the menu

If you're experiencing unusual behaviour on Samsung mobiles, tablets or wearables, you can send us an error report or ask us a question in the Samsung Members app.

 

This allows us to take a closer look at what is happening. The data is anonymised and only held for the duration of the investigation. Find out more about sending an error report through the Samsung Members app.

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