Teach Yourself VISUALLY Samsung Galaxy S6

Teach Yourself VISUALLY Samsung Galaxy S6

by Hart-Davis


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Your visual guide to unlocking the full potential of the Samsung Galaxy

Teach Yourself VISUALLY Samsung Galaxy is your step-by-step, visual guide to everything your new phone has to offer. With expert guidance from veteran technology author Guy Hart-Davis, it offers clear, concise instructions and pages of full-color screenshots that make it easy to learn how to fully utilize the Galaxy's latest features and capabilities from initial set-up to staying in touch, organizing your life, playing games, watching media, and more!

  • Configure and get your phone set up just the way you want it
  • Text, e-mail, use social networking, and take pictures easily
  • Get access to the Internet, maps, and navigation in a snap
  • Download apps and sync your Galaxy S6 with other devices

Your new Samsung Galaxy can streamline your life and keep you organized — all with the touch of a finger. Make the most of the experience with Teach Yourself VISUALLY Samsung Galaxy!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781119113492
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 08/17/2015
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 1,192,663
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Getting Started with Your Galaxy S6

Meet the Galaxy S6’s Hardware and Controls 4

Perform the Initial Setup Routine 6

Connect to a Wireless Network 14

Explore the User Interface and Launch Apps 16

Using Multi Window 18

Navigate with Gestures 22

Using the Notification Panel 24

Download and Install Samsung Smart Switch 26

Copy Files from Your Computer 28

Using the Galaxy S6 Edge 30

Chapter 2 Customizing Your Galaxy S6

Find the Settings That You Need 34

Customize the Quick Settings 36

Choose Which Notifications to Receive 38

Configure Do Not Disturb 42

Choose Volume and Sound Settings 44

Set Screen Brightness and Wallpaper 46

Choose Location Access Settings 48

Secure Your Galaxy S6 with Smart Lock 50

Encrypt Your Galaxy S6 54

Choose Language and Input Settings 56

Customize the Home Screens 58

Customize the Lock Screen 62

Set Up Sleep and Daydream 64

Chapter 3 Working with Text and Voice

Using the On‐Screen Keyboard and Continuous Input 68

Work with Different Keyboards 72

Edit Text and Use Cut, Copy, and Paste 74

Using Voice Input and Voice Recorder 76

Using S Voice 78

Set Up Accessibility Features 80

Using Galaxy TalkBack 84

Chapter 4 Setting Up Communications

Set Up Your E‐Mail Accounts in the Gmail App 88

Choose Settings in Gmail 94

Remove an E‐Mail Account 98

Set Up Your Signatures 100

Set Up and Use Priority Inbox 102

Choose Which Contacts to Display 104

Import Your Contacts into the Contacts App 106

Choose S Planner Notifications and Reminders 108

Choose Week and Time Zone Settings 110

Chapter 5 Networking and Communicating

Control Wi‐Fi, Bluetooth, and Cellular Access 114

Connect Bluetooth Devices 116

Control Data Roaming and Cellular Usage 118

Connect to a Wi‐Fi Direct Device 120

Using USB Tethering 122

Using Mobile Hotspot 124

Manage Your Wireless Networks 128

Log In to Wi‐Fi Hotspots 130

Transfer Data Using Android Beam 132

Make Payments with Tap and Pay 134

Chapter 6 Phoning, Messaging, and Social Networking

Make Phone Calls 138

Make a Conference Call 140

Call Using Call Logs and Frequently Contacted 142

Send and Receive Instant Messages 144

Manage Your Instant Messages 146

Set Up Google+ 148

Navigate Google+ 150

Using Facebook and Twitter 152

Chapter 7 Working with Apps

Switch Quickly from One App to Another 156

Pin a Window to the Screen 158

Find and Download Apps from Google Play 160

Update Your Apps 162

Remove an App 164

Choose Which Apps to Update Automatically 166

Install an App Manually 168

Understanding the Galaxy Apps 170

Chapter 8 Browsing the Web and EMailing

Browse the Web 174

Create Bookmarks for Web Pages 176

Using Bookmarks, Saved Pages, and History 178

Search for Information 180

Fill in Forms Using Auto Fill 182

Tighten Up Your Browsing Privacy Settings 184

Read Your E‐Mail Messages with Gmail 186

Reply to or Forward a Message with Gmail 188

Write and Send E‐Mail Messages with Gmail 190

Send and Receive Files with Gmail 192

Label and Archive Your Messages with Gmail 194

Browse by Label and Search with Gmail 196

Chapter 9 Taking and Using Photos and Videos

Take Photos with the Camera App 200

Using Zoom, Manual Focus, and Tracking Auto‐Focus 202

Using Selective Focus 204

Using the Flash and HDR Mode 206

Using Pro Mode 208

Take Panoramic Photos 210

Choose Settings for Taking Photos 212

Edit Your Photos 214

Capture Video 218

View Your Photos and Videos 220

Share Your Photos and Videos 222

Chapter 10 Navigating, Working, and Productivity

Find Your Location and Display Different Layers 226

Get Directions 228

Rotate, Zoom, and Tilt the Map 230

Make a Map Available Offline 232

Explore with Street View 234

Explore the Clock App 236

Explore Other Included Apps 238

Set Up Private Mode 240

Using Private Mode 242

Connect to a Work Network via VPN 246

Connect to Exchange Server 248

Install Credentials 252

Chapter 11 Playing Music and Videos

Play Music with the Music App 256

Adjust the Sound with the SoundAlive Equalizer 258

Create a Playlist 260

Customize the Audio Settings for Your Headset 262

Play Music Through Other Devices 264

Watch Videos 266

Using the Pop‐Up Video Player 268

Chapter 12 Troubleshooting Your Galaxy S6

Close an App That Has Stopped Responding 272

Update Your Galaxy S6’s Software 274

Extend the Runtime on the Battery 276

Using Ultra Power Saving Mode 278

Reset Your App Preferences 280

Check Free Space and Clear Extra Space 282

Back Up and Restore Online 284

Back Up Your Data with Smart Switch 286

Restore Your Data with Smart Switch 288

Reset Your Galaxy S6 to Factory Settings 290

Troubleshoot Wireless Network Connections 292

Locate or Wipe Your Missing Galaxy S6 294

Index 296

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