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a8 2018 howto add email to "share"


A new smartphone user. Samsung A8 2018 (UK version). Oreo. The first thing I found and enabled was the extreme/max power saving mode (battery lasted  atleast 6 days; after reading comments yesterday by 2 guys (jeremy, jonathan) on, henceforth going to cycle battery from 65% max to 40% minimum).Disabled updating/datamode.

What I want is this:

1. Select a photo in Gallery. Press "Share" button. I am not getting e-mail (gmail) as an option (to share). Getting bluetooth, whatsapp, some members of whatsapp, contacts > me, as options.  I send the photo to a person i know on whatsapp and tell that person to email me the photo. Have setup my email account on the samsung (no sync). I want an email option for "share". Tried the 'contacts>me" - a round circle is highlighted in photo automatically; i do not get a "email" option. 

2. The 8 buttons (max power saving mode) on Home screen are: Phone, messages, chrome, settings, camera , gallery, clock, whatsapp.

Can 1 add  more buttons on home screen (in max battery saving mode)? If yes, how?

3. How to delete the "camera" button (will use double press of power button for camera instead) and then add, in its place, another app shortcut? The latter part I have done earlier and may not be answered.

Sorry for using the wrong terms like "buttons" (just getting started)


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Re: a8 2018 howto add email to "share"

Hey there, Thanks for reaching out. This forum is for support of US products and customers. As your product is a non-US model and support for these models is very limited, please seek a support team for your area. You can do so by using this link: