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The visual guide to unlocking the full potential of the Samsung Galaxy S5

Teach Yourself VISUALLY Samsung Galaxy S5 is the comprehensive guide to everything your new phone has to offer. Clear, concise language and pages of screenshots make this resource easy to follow. With expert guidance written by a veteran technology author, you'll learn how to fully use the Galaxy S5's features and capabilities. All aspects of the device are covered, from ...

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The visual guide to unlocking the full potential of the Samsung Galaxy S5

Teach Yourself VISUALLY Samsung Galaxy S5 is the comprehensive guide to everything your new phone has to offer. Clear, concise language and pages of screenshots make this resource easy to follow. With expert guidance written by a veteran technology author, you'll learn how to fully use the Galaxy S5's features and capabilities. All aspects of the device are covered, from initial setup to staying in touch, organizing your life, playing games, watching media, and more!

The Samsung Galaxy S5 runs on an Android-based platform, giving you access to over 1 million apps and providing coverage by major carriers worldwide. The Galaxy S5 has added brand new features, such as iris recognition security. This Teach Yourself VISUALLY guide provides step-by-step guidance for getting the most out of your smartphone, laid out in a visually-rich style making it invaluable to those new to smartphone technology.

  • Configure and get your phone set up just the way you want
  • Text, e-mail, use social networking, and take pictures easily
  • Access the Internet, maps, and navigate in a snap
  • Download apps and sync your Galaxy S5 with other devices

Your Galaxy S5 can streamline your life, and keep you organized and in touch. Teach Yourself VISUALLY Samsung Galaxy S5 is the new Galaxy owner's indispensible guide to getting up and running quickly.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118919316
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 7/21/2014
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 196,569
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Guy Hart-Davis is the author of Teach Yourself VISUALLY Android Phones and Tablets; Teach Yourself VISUALLY iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c; Teach Yourself VISUALLY iMac, Third Edition; iMac Portable Genius, Fourth Edition; and iWork Portable Genius, Second Edition.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Getting Started with Your Galaxy S 5

Get Your Galaxy S 5 Ready for Use 4

Meet the Galaxy S 5’s Hardware and Controls 6

Perform the Initial Setup Routine 8

Set Up Fingerprint Recognition 12

Connect to a Wireless Network 14

Explore the User Interface and Launch Apps 16

Using Multi Window 18

Navigate with Gestures 22

Using the Notifications Panel 24

Using the Toolbox 26

Download and Install Samsung Kies 28

Sync Files from Your Computer 30

Chapter 2 Customizing Your Galaxy S 5

Find the Settings That You Need 34

Customize the Quick Settings Bar and Quick Settings Panel 36

Choose Which Notifications to Receive 38

Choose Volume and Sound Settings 40

Set the Display Options and Wallpaper 42

Choose Location Access Settings 44

Secure Your Galaxy S 5 46

Encrypt Your Galaxy S 5 48

Choose Language and Input Settings 50

Customize the Home Screens 52

Customize the Lock Screen 56

Set Up Sleep and Daydream 58

Set Up Accessibility Features 60

Using TalkBack and Explore by Touch 64

Set Up and Use Kids Mode 66

Chapter 3 Working with Text and Voice

Using the On-screen Keyboard and Continuous Input 70

Work with Different Keyboards 72

Edit Text and Use Cut, Copy, and Paste 74

Using Voice Input and Voice Search 76

Using S Voice 78

Using Car Mode 80

Chapter 4 Setting Up Communications

Set Up Your Gmail Accounts 84

Choose Essential Settings for Gmail 86

Set Up Your Other E-mail Accounts 90

Set Your Default Account and Signatures 92

Choose How and When to Get Your E-mail 94

Set Up and Use the Priority Inbox 96

Choose Which Contacts to Display 98

Import Your Contacts 100

Choose S Planner Notifications and Reminders 102

Choose Week and Time Zone Settings 104

Chapter 5 Networking and Communicating

Control Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Cellular Access 108

Connect Bluetooth Devices 110

Control Data Roaming and Cellular Usage 112

Connect to a Wi-Fi Direct Device 114

Using USB Tethering 116

Using a Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot 118

Using Bluetooth Tethering 120

Manage Your Wireless Networks 122

Log in to Wi-Fi Hotspots 124

Transfer Data Using Android Beam 126

Transfer Data Using S Beam 128

Chapter 6 Making Calls and Texting

Make Phone Calls 132

Make Phone Calls with a Headset 134

Make a Conference Call 136

Call Using Call Logs and Frequent Contacts 138

Send and Receive Text Messages 140

Manage Your Text Messages 142

Chat with Hangouts 144

Using Blocking Mode 146

Chapter 7 Enjoying Social Networking

Set Up Google 150

Navigate Google+ 152

Set Up Your Facebook Account 154

Navigate Facebook 156

Set Up Your Twitter Account 158

Send Tweets 160

Using Group Play 162

Explore Samsung ChatON 164

Chapter 8 Working with Apps

Switch Quickly from One App to Another 168

Explore the Play Store 170

Find and Download Apps from the Play Store 172

Update Your Apps 174

Remove an App 176

Choose Which Apps to Update Automatically 178

Install an App Manually 180

Chapter 9 Browsing the Web and E-mailing

Browse the Web 184

Create Bookmarks for Web Pages 186

Using Bookmarks, Saved Pages, and History 188

Search for Information 190

Fill in Forms Using Auto Fill Forms 192

Tighten Up Your Browsing Privacy Settings 194

Read Your E-mail Messages with Email 196

Reply to or Forward a Message with Email 198

Write and Send E-mail Messages with Email 200

Send and Receive Files with Email 202

Reply to or Forward a Message with Gmail 204

Write and Send E-mail Messages with Gmail 206

Send and Receive Files with Gmail 208

Label and Archive Your Messages with Gmail 210

Browse by Label and Search with Gmail 212

Chapter 10 Taking Photos and Videos

Take Photos with the Camera App 216

Using Zoom and Manual Focus 218

Using the Flash and High Dynamic Range 220

Using Other Camera Modes 222

Take Panoramic Photos 224

Using Selective Focus 226

Choose Settings for Taking Photos 228

Take Photos on a Remote Camera 232

Edit Your Photos 234

Capture Video 240

View Your Photos and Videos 242

Share Your Photos and Videos 244

Chapter 11 Using Maps and Other Built-in Apps

Find Your Location 248

Get Directions 250

Display Different Layers in the Maps App 252

Rotate, Zoom, and Tilt the Map 254

Explore with the Street View 256

Share a Location 258

Explore the Clock App 260

Explore Other Apps 262

Chapter 12 Playing Music and Videos

Copy Your Music and Videos to Your Galaxy S 5 266

Buy Music Online 268

Play Music with the Music App 270

Adjust the Sound with the SoundAlive Equalizer 272

Create a Playlist 274

Customize the Audio Settings for Your Headset 276

Play Music through Other Devices 278

Watch Videos 280

Using the Pop-up Video Player 282

Explore YouTube 284

Chapter 13 Using Your Galaxy S 5 for Work

Understanding the Options Available for Work 288

Set Up Private Mode 290

Using Private Mode 292

Connect to a Work Network via VPN 296

Connect to Exchange Server 298

Install Credentials 302

Work on Microsoft Office Documents 304

Chapter 14 Troubleshooting Your Galaxy S 5

Close an App That Has Stopped Responding 308

Update Your Galaxy S 5’s Software 310

Extend the Runtime on the Battery 312

Using Ultra Power Saving Mode 314

Reset Your App Preferences 316

Check Free Space and Clear Extra Space 318

Back Up and Restore Online 320

Back Up Your Data with Samsung Kies 322

Restore Your Data with Samsung Kies 324

Reset Your Galaxy S 5 to Its Factory Settings 326

Troubleshoot Wireless Network Connections 328

Index 330

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