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Teach Yourself VISUALLY Android Phones and Tablets

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The fast and easy way for visual learners to get up to speed on Android

Packed with step-by-step, image-driven guidance, this must-have Visual book offers the latest tips for getting the most out of your Android devices that run on the most recent versions of the Android OS. Through the use of clear, visual instruction, you will learn how to access, download, and enjoy books, apps, music, and video content as well as send photos and emails, edit media on your phones and tablets,...

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Overview

The fast and easy way for visual learners to get up to speed on Android

Packed with step-by-step, image-driven guidance, this must-have Visual book offers the latest tips for getting the most out of your Android devices that run on the most recent versions of the Android OS. Through the use of clear, visual instruction, you will learn how to access, download, and enjoy books, apps, music, and video content as well as send photos and emails, edit media on your phones and tablets, sync with desktop and other devices and services, and effectively multi-task.

  • Offers beginning-to-intermediate level coverage on the latest Android features for both experienced Android users and those new to the Android family
  • Addresses a variety of quirks unique to the Android phones and tablets and discusses how to handle them
  • Features full-color illustrations to accompany the step-by-step instructions, aimed at readers who learn best when they can see how things are done

Teach Yourself VISUALLY Android Phones and Tablets is an ideal resource if you learn best via visual guidance!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118646618
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/17/2013
  • Series: Teach Yourself VISUALLY (Tech) Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 247,815
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Getting Started with Android

Discover the Types of Android Devices 4

Unbox and Charge Your Phone or Tablet 6

Meet Your Device’s Controls 8

Perform the Initial Setup Routine 10

Connect to a Wireless Network 12

Download and Install Companion Software 14

Transfer Files from Your PC to Your Device 16

Transfer Files from Your Mac to Your Device 18

Explore the User Interface and Launch Apps 20

Understanding Skinned Versions of Android 22

Navigate with Gestures 26

Use the Notification Shade 28

Chapter 2 Customizing Your Phone or Tablet

Find the Settings You Need 32

Choose Which Notifications to Receive 34

Choose Volume and Sound Settings 36

Set Display Brightness and Wallpaper 38

Choose Location Access Settings 40

Secure Your Phone or Tablet with a PIN 42

Encrypt Your Phone or Tablet for Security 44

Choose Language and Input Settings 46

Customize the Home Screens 48

Customize the Lock Screen 52

Set Up Sleep and Daydream 54

Set Up Accessibility Features 56

Use TalkBack and Explore by Touch 58

Install Credentials 60

Set Up Multiple Users on a Tablet 62

Switch Users on a Multiuser Tablet 64

Accessorize Your Phone or Tablet 66

Chapter 3 Working with Text and Voice

Use the On-Screen Keyboard and Gesture Typing 70

Edit Text and Use Cut, Copy, and Paste 72

Give Commands with Voice Actions 74

Dictate Text into Apps 76

Gather Information with Voice Search 78

Chapter 4 Setting Up Communications

Set Up Your Gmail Account 82

Choose Essential Settings for Gmail 84

Set Up Your Other E-Mail Accounts 86

Connect to Exchange Server 88

Set Your Default Account and Signatures 92

Choose When and How to Get Your E-Mail 94

Use the Quick Responses Feature 96

Set Up and Use the Priority Inbox 98

Choose Which Contacts to Display 100

Import Your Contacts into the People App 102

Choose Calendar Notifications and Reminders 104

Choose Week and Time Zone Settings 106

Chapter 5 Networking and Communicating

Control Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Cellular Access 110

Connect Bluetooth Devices 112

Control Data Roaming and Cellular Usage 114

Connect Your Device to a Different Carrier 116

Connect to Your Work Network via VPN 118

Use the Tethering Feature 120

Set Up Your Portable Hotspot Feature 122

Manage Your Wireless Networks 124

Log In to Wi-Fi Hotspots 126

Transfer Data Using Android Beam 128

Make Payments with NFC 130

Chapter 6 Making Calls and Instant Messaging

Make Phone Calls 134

Make Phone Calls with a Headset 136

Make a Conference Call 138

Call with Call Logs and Frequently Called 140

Send and Receive Instant Messages 142

Manage Your Instant Messages 144

Use Video Chat with Google Talk 146

Install Skype on Your Phone or Tablet 148

Make Video Calls with Skype 150

Chapter 7 Enjoying Social Networking

Set Up Google+ 154

Navigate Google+ 156

Install the Facebook App and Log In 158

Navigate Facebook 160

Install the Twitter App and Log In 162

Send Tweets 164

Chapter 8 Working with Apps

Run Apps and Switch Quickly among Them 168

Explore Google Play 170

Find the Apps You Need on Google Play 172

Update Your Apps 174

Remove an App You No Longer Need 176

Choose Which Apps to Update Automatically 178

Manually Install an App 180

Chapter 9 Browsing the Web and E-Mailing

Browse the Web 184

Use Bookmarks, Most Visited, and Other Devices 186

Create Bookmarks for Web Pages 188

Configure Your Default Search Engine 190

Fill in Forms Using Autofill 192

Tighten Up Your Browsing Privacy Settings 194

Read Your E-Mail Messages 196

Reply to or Forward an E-Mail Message 198

Label and Archive Your Messages 200

Write and Send E-Mail Messages 202

View Files Attached to Incoming Messages 204

Browse by Label and Search for Messages 206

Chapter 10 Taking and Using Photos and Videos

Take Photos with the Camera App 210

Use Zoom and Manual Focus 212

Use the Flash and the HDR Feature 214

Take Panorama and Photo Sphere Photos 216

Choose Settings for Taking Photos 218

Edit Your Photos 220

Capture Video 222

Share Your Photos and Videos 224

View Your Photos and Videos on Your TV 226

Beam a Photo to Another Android Device 228

Chapter 11 Using Maps, Google Earth, and Clock

Find Your Location with the Maps App 232

Find Directions with the Maps App 234

Display Different Layers in the Maps App 236

Rotate, Zoom, and Tilt the Map 238

Make a Map Available Offline 240

Explore with Street View 242

Explore Google Earth 244

Share a Location via E-Mail or Messaging 248

Set Alarms 250

Use the Stopwatch and Timer 252

Set Up the Clock App with Multiple Cities 254

Chapter 12 Playing Music and Videos

Copy Your Music and Videos to Your Device 258

Buy Music Online 260

Play Music 262

Adjust the Sound with the Equalizer 264

Create a Playlist 266

Customize the Audio Settings ...268

Watch Videos 270

Buy Videos Online 272

Find Videos on YouTube 274

Watch, Rate, and Flag YouTube Videos 276

Chapter 13 Troubleshooting Your Device

Close an App That Has Stopped Responding 280

Update Your Device’s Software 282

Extend the Runtime on the Battery 284

Reset Your App Preferences 286

Check Free Space and Clear Extra Space 288

Back Up Your Phone or Tablet Online 290

Back Up and Restore with a Computer 292

Restore Your Device to Factory Settings 294

Troubleshoot Charging Problems 296

Troubleshoot Wi-Fi Connections 298

Index 300

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