Samsung Galaxy S4 in Easy Steps

Samsung Galaxy S4 in Easy Steps

by Nick Vandome


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Samsung Galaxy S4 in Easy Steps by Nick Vandome

Samsung Galaxy S4 in easy steps is an informative and insightful guide to help you quickly get up and running with your new S4, one of the market leaders in Smart Phone technology. In the familiar In Easy Steps style, this title is essential in getting the best out of your new smartphone with step-by-step instructions and handy screenshots to guide you through the basics.

Accelerate your learning and propel your way through the clever features of the S4; navigating and organising Home Screen Apps; Motion gestures and Smart Screen options; keyboard shortcuts and enhancing your writing; entertainment - from Books to Games, Videos and Music; personalising your phone; Samsung Apps store and Google Play store; security, passwords and Antivirus

Samsung Galaxy S4 in easy steps navigates smoothly and efficiently around tasks and features such as working with Home screens, apps, widgets, customizing your smartphone and key aspects of the Android OS, Jelly Bean. This book also includes innovative features of the S4: Air and Smart Gestures, the exceptional camera, and its neat communications functions.

Samsung Galaxy S4 in easy steps is perfect for those upgrading to the S4 smartphone, and those new to Samsung and the Android Operating System.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781840786002
Publisher: In Easy Steps Limited
Publication date: 10/08/2013
Series: In Easy Steps Series
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 1,300,072
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Nick Vandome is an IT writer and trainer who specializes in digital imaging and web authoring subjects. In addition to his writing, he also works designing websites and runs training courses. Before he started working with computers he wrote books about working and traveling abroad.

Nick is an established In Easy Steps author with several successful guides to his credit.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction the Galaxy S4 7

About the Galaxy S4 8

About Android 10

Around the Galaxy S4 Body 12

The Galaxy S4 SIM Card 14

Getting a Samsung Account 16

Samsung Apps Store 17

The Google Play Store 18

Creating a Google Account 19

Galaxy S4 Specifications 20

2 Around the Galaxy S4 21

Viewing the Home screen 22

Managing Home screens 24

Navigating Around 28

Organizing Apps 30

Working with Favorites 34

Adding Widgets 35

Changing the Background 36

Notifications Panel 38

Multi Windows 40

Creating Folders 42

Screen Rotation 43

Locking Your Galaxy S4 44

Searching 46

Using Google Now 48

3 Galaxy S4 Settings 51

Accessing Settings 52

Connections 53

My Device 60

Accounts 68

More 70

4 Air and Smart Gestures 75

About Gestures 76

Accessing Gestures 77

Air Gestures 78

Motion Gestures 80

Palm Motion Gestures 81

Air View Gestures 82

Smart Screen Gestures 84

5 Calls and Contacts 85

Adding Phone Contacts 86

Saving Phone Contacts 87

From Phone to SIM 88

Editing Contacts 89

Making a Call 90

Setting Ringtones 92

Finding Contacts 94

6 Using the Keyboard 95

About the Keyboard 96

Keyboard Settings 98

Keyboard Shortcuts 100

Adding Text 101

Working with Text 102

7 Messaging and Email 103

Texting Contacts 104

Selecting Your Text Keyboard 106

Using the QWERTY Keyboard 107

Using the 3x4 Keyboard 108

I Predict a Text 109

Using Predictive Text 110

Learned Words 111

Tidying Up Your Texts 112

Enhancing Your Texts 113

Adding Smileys 114

Continuous Input 115

Setting Conversation Length 116

Changing the Skin f 117

Messaging with ChatON 118

Setting Up Email 120

Going Hands-Free 122

8 Apps on the Galaxy S4 123

About Apps 124

Built-in Apps 125

Samsung Apps Store 128

Google Play Store 130

Downloading Apps 132

Deleting Apps 134

Updating Apps 135

App Information 136

9 Being Entertained 137

About the Samsung Hub 138

About the Play Store 139

Playing Music 140

Viewing Videos 142

Reading Books 144

Playing Games 146

Learning Hub 148

10 Keeping in the Picture 149

Using the Camera 150

Camera Settings 152

Camera Modes 156

Adding Photos 158

Viewing Albums 159

Viewing Photos 160

Editing Photos 162

Selecting Areas 167

Sharing Photos 168

11 Getting Online 169

Android Web Browsers 170

Opening Pages 171

Bookmarking Pages 172

Opening New Windows 174

Being Incognito 176

Viewing Desktop Versions 177

Browser Settings 178

12 Staying Secure 179

Security Issues 180

About Antivirus Apps 181

Using Antivirus Apps 182

Lost and Found 184

Index 187

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