Understanding the Device Buttons and Features

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) on Android 6.0.1

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Explore an interactive view of the front of your device. Learn about various icons, buttons, and features and where they're located.

  • Select a yellow indicator on the image or an item from the list to learn more about that feature.

    Scroll to learn more about each feature.

    The indicator is in the top left.
  • Audio/Headphone Jack: Used to plug in your headset or headphones.

    The indicator is in the top left.
  • Back Button: Used to go back one screen.

    The indicator is in the bottom right.
  • Earpiece Speaker: Listen to audio or phone calls from here.

    The indicator is towards the top.
  • Home Button: Navigates you back to the main Home screen.

    The indicator is towards the bottom.
  • Microphone: Built-in microphone used for phone calls and voice commands.

    The indicator is towards the bottom.
  • Nano SIM/microSD Card Slot: Insert or remove your nano SIM/microSD card here.

    The indicator is in the bottom left.
  • Power/Lock Button: Press to lock or unlock the touchscreen. Hold down to turn the device on or off.

    The indicator is towards the right.
  • Recent Apps Button: Opens a list of the apps you've opened recently and provides access to the Task Manager.

    The indicator is in the bottom left.
  • Touchscreen: Used to navigate your device.

    The indicator is in the center.
  • USB/Charging Port: Used to charge your battery and connect your phone to other devices.

    The indicator is towards the bottom.
  • Volume Buttons: Adjusts the volume on your device.

    The indicator is in the top left.

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