Connections & network: Samsung Galaxy Note II

Learn how to connect to Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC, and data networks (2G, 4G) on the Samsung Galaxy Note II. Find out more on this page:

 

Bluetooth

Emergency Alerts

GPS

Network

NFC

System Manager

Wi-Fi

 

 

Bluetooth

Pair Bluetooth device

To turn on Bluetooth and pair with a headset or other device, follow these steps:

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap the Connections tab.
  4. Tap the Bluetooth Switch to On. The Switch moves right and turns green.
  5. If necessary, turn on the other device and make it discoverable.
  6. Tap Bluetooth.
  7. Under 'Available devices,' tap the device you want to pair with.
    Note: Tap Scan if you do not see the device you want to pair with.
  8. If prompted, enter the pairing passcode. The default passcode is '1234.'
  9. On the other device, if necessary, enter the passcode and then accept the pairing.

 

 

Turn on/off Bluetooth

To turn on or turn off Bluetooth, follow these steps:

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap the Connections tab.
  4. To turn on, tap the Bluetooth Switch to On. The Switch moves right and turns green.
  5. To turn off, tap the Bluetooth Switch to Off. The Switch moves left and turns grey.

 

 

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Emergency Alerts

Turn on/off Emergency Alerts

To turn on or turn off Emergency Alert messages that push to the device, follow these steps:

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Apps icon.
  2. Tap Messaging.
  3. Tap the Menu key and then tap Settings.
  4. Tap Emergency alerts.
  5. For the following alerts, tap the alert to select the check box and turn on or clear the check box and turn off:

    • Imminent extreme alert
    • Imminent severe alert
    • AMBER alerts

    Note: Presidential alerts are automatically turned on and cannot be disabled.

 

 

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GPS

Turn on/off GPS

To turn on or turn off GPS, follow these steps:

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap the More tab.
  4. Tap Location services.
  5. To turn on, tap Use GPS satellites to select the check box.
  6. To turn off, tap Use GPS satellites to clear the check box.

 

 

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Network

APN & data settings

To set the Access Point Name (APN) and turn on data settings, follow these steps:

 

APN Settings

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap the Connections tab.
  4. Tap More networks.
  5. Tap Mobile networks.
  6. Tap Access Point Names.
  7. If available, tap the T-Mobile US APN (the bullet point fills with green). If not available, tap the Menu key, and then tap New APN.
    Note: To reset your APN settings, tap the Menu key and then tap Reset to default.
  8. Verify and update the following settings for the Data APN:
    • Name: T-Mobile US LTE
    • APN: fast.t-mobile.com
    • Proxy: <Not set>
      • You can also set: 216.155.165.050
    • Port: <Not set>
      • You can also set: 8080
    • Username: <Not set>
    • Password: <Not set>
    • Server: <Not set>
    • MMSC: http://mms.msg.eng.t-mobile.com/mms/wapenc
    • MMS proxy: <Not set>
      • You can also set: 216.155.165.050
    • MMS port: <Not set>
      • You can also set: 8080
    • MCC: 310
    • MNC: 260
    • Authentication type: <Not set>
    • APN type: <Not set> OR Internet+MMS
    • APN protocol: IPv4
    • Enable/disable APN: <greyed out unless there are multiple APN's>
    • Bearer: Unspecified
  9. Tap the Menu key.
  10. Tap Save.
  11. Tap the desired APN profile you want to use. The bullet point fills with green next to the APN profile.

 

Data Settings

  1. From any Home screen, touch the Status bar and drag it down.
  2. If necessary, tap Wi-Fi to turn off Wi-Fi. The icon is removed of color.
  3. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  4. Tap Settings.
  5. Tap the Connections tab.
  6. Tap More networks.
  7. If necessary, tap Airplane mode to clear the check box. Airplane mode is now turned off.
  8. Tap the Back key.
  9. Tap Data usage.
  10. If necessary, tap Mobile data to select the check box. Your data connection is now turned on.
  11. If you are roaming off the T-Mobile Network, you can tap the Menu key and then tap Data roaming to select the check box if you are roaming internationally, but it is required to receive data when roaming domestically.

 

 

Manual network selection

To manually select the wireless network the device connects to, follow these steps:

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  3. Tap Settings.
  4. Tap the Connections tab.
  5. Tap More networks.
  6. Tap Mobile networks.
  7. Tap Network operators.
  8. Tap Search now.

 

The device detects and registers on wireless networks inside T-Mobile’s calling area, but roaming networks are usually restricted to T-Mobile SIM cards. You can manually select a network only in areas where T-Mobile does not own GSM spectrum.

 

 

Switch 2G/4G

To change the band between 2G and 4G, follow these steps:

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap the Connections tab.
  4. Tap More networks.
  5. Tap Mobile networks.
  6. Tap Network mode.
  7. Tap one of the following desired band settings:

    • Automatic LTE / 4G / 3G / 2G
    • Automatic 4G / 3G / 2G
    • 2G only

 

 

Turn on/off Airplane mode

Airplane mode turns off wireless connections. This allows you to use apps and menus, but not make calls or use the internet.

 

To turn on or turn off airplane mode, follow these steps:

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap the Connections tab.
  4. Tap More networks.
  5. To turn on, tap Airplane mode to select the check box. Tap OK.
  6. To turn off, tap Airplane mode to clear the check box. Tap OK.

 

 

Turn on/off data roaming

To turn on or turn off data roaming, follow these steps:

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap the Connections tab.
  4. Tap More networks.
  5. Tap Mobile networks.
  1. To turn on, tap Data roaming to select the check box.
  2. To turn off, tap Data roaming to clear the check box.

 

 

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NFC

Read NFC tag

To read the NFC tag information from another NFC device or a printed tag, follow these steps:

 

  1. Turn on NFC on your device.
  2. Place the rear of your phone against the rear of the other device or against the printed tag. Your device should vibrate or sound a confirmation depending on your settings.
  3. If necessary, follow any prompts (for example, if you are receiving a contact, you must select where to save the contact).

 

 

Turn on / off NFC

To turn on or turn off NFC, follow these steps:

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap the Connections tab.
  1. To turn on, tap the NFC Switch to On. The Switch moves right and turns green.
  2. To turn off, tap the NFC Switch to Off. The Switch moves left and turns grey.

    Note: If necessary, tap the S Beam Switch to On or Off.

 

 

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System Manager (Carrier IQ)

Opt in/out of System Manager

System Manager makes it easier for T-Mobile to help with problems that happen when using your device. To opt in or opt out of System Manager, follow these steps:

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap the Accounts tab.
  4. Tap Back up and reset.
  5. Tap Collect diagnostics.
  6. To opt in, tap Allow diagnostics to select the check box.
  7. To opt out, tap Allow diagnostics to clear the check box.

 

 

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Wi-Fi

Delete Wi-Fi network profile

To delete a saved Wi-Fi network profile, follow these steps:

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap the Connections tab.
  4. If necessary, tap the Wi-Fi Switch to On. The Switch moves right and turns green.
  5. Tap Wi-Fi.
  6. Touch and hold on the Wi-Fi network.
  7. Tap Forget network.

 

 

Scan & connect to Wi-Fi network

To scan for and connect to available Wi-Fi networks, follow these steps:

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap the Connections tab.
  4. If necessary, tap the Wi-Fi Switch to On. The Switch moves right and turns green.
  5. Tap Wi-Fi.
  6. If necessary, tap Scan.
  7. Tap the desired Wi-Fi network you want to connect to.
  8. If necessary, enter the password.
  9. Tap Connect.

 

 

Turn on / off Wi-Fi

To turn on or turn off Wi-Fi, follow these steps:

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap the Connections tab.
  4. To turn on, tap the Wi-Fi Switch to On. The Switch moves right and turns green.
  5. To turn off, tap the Wi-Fi Switch to Off. The Switch moves left and turns grey.

 

 

W-Fi indicators

To determine when you have an active Wi-Fi connection, refer to these icons:

 

wi fi connected.jpgConnected to a Wi-Fi network
wifi avail.pngWi-Fi networks are available, but not connected

 

 

 

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