Galaxy A12: Device Layout & Functions

Last Update date : Feb 18. 2021

Expand your view to the 6.5-inch Infinity-V Display of Galaxy A12 and see what you've been missing. Thanks to HD+ technology, your everyday content looks sharp, crisp and clear.

**Measured diagonally, the screen size is 6.5" in the full rectangle and 6.4" accounting for the rounded corners. The actual viewable area is less due to the rounded corners and the camera cut-out.

Device Layout

Galaxy A12 Device Layout

If you would like to review the Galaxy A12 User Manual please click here. To view the Galaxy A12 device Specs click here.

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. The Galaxy A12 has an in-built fast charging feature, you can easily enable this by heading into your Settings Device Care > Battery Charging > Toggle on Fast charging.

Please Note: The Galaxy A12 can not be wirelessly charged. If you are trying to enable Fast Charging function within the Device Care settings ensure that you are not cable charging the device prior to activating.

1 Connect the USB cable to the USB power adaptor.
2 Plug the USB cable into the device’s multipurpose jack.
Plug cable into phone multipurpose jack
3 Plug the USB power adaptor into an electric socket.
4 After full charge, disconnect the charger from the device. Then, unplug the charger from the electric socket.

Inserting the SIM card

For Indian variant Galaxy devices, the Galaxy A12 only comes in a single nano-sim. Follow the below instructions to learn how to correctly insert and remove your nano-SIM card. 

Inserting the SIM card
1 Insert the ejection pin into the hole next to the tray to loosen the tray.
2 Pull out the tray gently from the tray slot.
3 Place a memory card on the SIM card tray with the gold-coloured contacts facing downwards.
4 Insert the tray back into the tray slot.

Inserting the SIM card

With 64GB internal and up to 1TB external storage, you'll have plenty of room to stream, download and post. Please note that some SD cards may not be compatible with your device depending on the memory card manufacturer and type.

Inserting the SDcard
1 Insert the ejection pin into the hole next to the tray to loosen the tray.
2 Pull out the tray gently from the tray slot.
3 Place a memory card on the SIM card tray with the gold-coloured contacts facing downwards.
4 Insert the tray back into the tray slot.

Powering the Device On / Off

Power off device options

There are a few different ways of powering your Galaxy A12 off. Either through your Quick Panel or using the hard keys." Click one of the drop-down menus below to learn all the different ways of powering down your Galaxy A12.

Using the Quick Panel
1 Swipe down to access your Quick Settings and tap on the Power Icon button.
Tap the power button via your Quick Settings panel
2 Select Power off icon Power Off
Select Power Off
Using the Hard Keys

Powering off via Side Key

On Galaxy A12, you can remap the power off menu by pressing and holding the Side key unlike previous devices. If you are pressing the side key and noticing an application is being launched instead, you may need to customise your Side key functions.

1 Launch Settings > Advanced Features
Settings > Advanced Features
2 Tap on Side Key
Tap on Side Key
3 Under Press and Hold, select Power off menu
Under Press and Hold, select Power off menu

Using the Side & Volume Keys

1 Press and hold the Side and Volume down keys.
2 Tap on Power Off
Select Power Off

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