Additional Features

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Fingerprint Scanner

Now you can quickly lock and unlock your phone, control passwords and logins or make instant online mobile payments—with a single swipe.

Launch Settings

Tap Finger Scanner

Tap Fingerprint Manager

Tap the Add icon to add your fingerprint, then select OK

Swipe downward across the Home key until the device registers your fingerprint



Get severe weather alerts or send a distress signal in an instant.
Switch to Emergency Mode to save battery power while reaching out to friends, family or rescue services for assistance.

Launch Settings

Tap Safety Assistance and select Emergency Mode

Swipe the ON/OFF button at the top-right of the screen to the ON position

Agree to the terms and conditions, then tap OK. Tap Ok again after reading details about Emergency Mode.


Kids Mode

Kids Mode offers a custom interface, characters, games and apps designed to keep your little ones engaged while keeping your personal information safe. You can also set limits on how long they play and watch.

Try It Out:

Launch Kids Mode and tap the Parent/Child icon

Enter the PIN number you create to set up Kids Mode

Tap the Menu icon (three horizontal lines) at the top-left of the screen

Tap Daily Playtime Limit

Swipe the button at the top-right to green to activate. Then use the slider or touch the circle to set the time limit

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Device Protection

With Samsung Protection PlusSM Mobile Elite, you can receive coverage against accidental damage such as drops or spills for two years.

Learn More


Where can I find support for my Samsung Galaxy S5?

Find in-depth product support—including how-to guides and FAQs—on Samsung’s support page. Get on-device support in Apps > Settings > Help. You can follow step-by-step instructions for the Galaxy S5 in the Smart Simulator.

What's S Voice?

S Voice™ is a voice recognition app that you can use to activate a wide variety of functions on your phone. You can access S Voice settings in two ways:

  • From S Voice: Tap Apps >S Voice > Menu > Settings
  • From Settings: Tap S Voice > Menu > Settings

For details about S Voice settings, see S Voice Settings.

How do I configure Smart Remote?

Use your Galaxy S5 to control your TV, Set-top box, DVR, Stereos, and other electronic devices. Personalize your top picks by answering a few questions, and then tap the star on shows you like. Smart Remote will suggest other programs you might like.

Tap Apps > Smart Remote to learn more

How do I get additional storage?

A microSD™ memory card is an optional accessory (not included) that allows you to store images, videos, music, documents, and other data on your phone. You can damage a microSD card by improper installation, so please be careful when handling it. Detailed instructions can be found in your manual.