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My Samsung Galaxy S5 for Seniors

My Samsung Galaxy S5 for Seniors

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  • Copyright 2015
  • Dimensions: 7" x 9-1/8"
  • Pages: 560
  • Edition: 1st
  • eBook (Watermarked)
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-402980-1
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-402980-1

My Samsung Galaxy S5 for Seniors helps you quickly get started with the new smartphone and use its features to look up information and perform day-to-day activities from anywhere, any time.

Step-by-step instructions for the tasks you care about most
Large, full-color, close-up photos show you exactly what to do
Common-sense help whenever you run into problems
Tips and notes to help you do even more

Written for seniors by a senior, the full-color, step-by-step tasks—in legible print—walk you through getting and keeping your Samsung Galaxy S5 working just the way you want.

• Learn all the basics—and the easiest, best shortcuts
• Set up contacts, accounts, and voicemail
• Make and receive calls—even three-way calls
• Switch to Vibrate or Airplane Mode
• Explore the Web
• Connect with family on Facebook
• Customize your phone’s settings
• Master the art of texting
• Take great photos—and share them
• Get driving directions
• Watch TV and movies
• Discover great new apps
• Keep your phone safe and secure

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1  Getting Started     3
About the Galaxy S5      4
   The Hardware      4
   The Android Operating System and TouchWiz      8
The Touchscreen      9
   The Interface      10
Charging the Battery      11
Adjusting the Volume      12
Using a Headset or Headphones      14
   Connect a Wired Headset or Headphones      14
Chapter 2  Understanding the Galaxy S5 Interface     17
The Home Screen      17
   The Status or Notification Bar      18
   Main Area      20
   Extended Home Screen      21
   Set the Home Screen Mode      24
   Primary and Other App Shortcuts      26
Using the Icons      27
   Recent Apps Key      27
   Home Key      28
   Back Key      29
Interacting with the Touchscreen      30
   Using Your Fingers      30
   Rotating the Screen      33
Entering Text      34
   Use the Keyboard: Tapping     35
   Use Voice Input      39
Editing Text      41
Searching for Items on the Phone      43
   Use S Finder      43
   Search in Settings      45
Chapter 3  Running the Setup Wizard     47
Run the Setup Wizard      48
Darkening and Restoring the Display     53
   Restore a Dark Display      54
   Set the Screen Timeout Interval      54
Chapter 4  Using the Phone      57
Making a Call      57
   Manual Dialing     58
   Call from a Contact Record      62
   Calling from the Call Logs      63
   Dialing a Number in a Text or Email Message      66
Setting Up Voicemail      68
Bluetooth Headset     69
   Pair the Headset with the Phone      70
   Use the Headset for Calls      71
Emergency Calling      72
   Call 911      73
   Emergency Calling Tips      74
Other Outgoing Call Options      74
   Speed Dialing      74
   Temporarily Blocking Your Caller ID Information      77
   Three-Way Calling      78
Receiving Calls      80
   Respond to an Incoming Call      80
   Call Waiting      83
   Call Forwarding      84
In-Call Options      84
Checking Voicemail      87
Enabling Mute, Vibrate, or Airplane Mode      89
   Mute and Vibrate      90
   Airplane Mode      91
Configuring Call Settings      92
Chapter 5  Using the Keys and Gestures     99
The Keys      99
   Keyboard Letters and Symbols      100
   Other Buttons and Keys      101
Using Motions and Gestures     102
   Enabling Motions and Gestures      103
   Enabling Air View      104
   One-Handed Operation      105
Chapter 6  Managing Contacts     109
The Contacts Interface     110
Creating a Contact Record      111
Adding a Photo to a Contact Record      117
Viewing Contacts      119
Editing Contact Records      121
   Edit Contacts     121
   Set Defaults for a Contact      122
   Link and Unlink Contacts     123
   Mark Contacts as Favorites      124
   Delete Contacts      126
Working with Contact Groups      127
   Create a Group      127
   Change a Group’s Membership      129
   Email or Text a Group      130
   Delete a Group     132
Backing Up/Restoring and Exporting/Importing Contact Records      133
   Importing Contact Data from Other Sources into Google Contacts      133
Setting Display Options      135
Chapter 7  Setting Up Accounts     139
Gmail and Your Phone      139
   Create a Gmail Account      140
   Register Your Gmail Account      141
Creating Another Email Account      145
Creating a Samsung Account      147
Creating a Dropbox Account      150
Chapter 8  Connecting to a Network     155
Automatic Network Detection      155
Enabling and Disabling Wi-Fi      157
   Manually Set a Connection Method      158
   Connect to a New Wi-Fi Network      159
Using Bluetooth      162
Wireless Printing      165
   Install the Print Services Software (First Time Only)      166
Chapter 9  Using Voice Services     171
Using S Voice     171
   Commanding the Phone      173
   Commanding Apps: Calendar      176
   Configure S Voice      177
Using Google/Voice Search      180
Configuring Google/Voice Search      183
Chapter 10  System Functions and Tools     187
Setting the Date and Time      187
Changing the Volume      190
Enabling Mute, Vibrate, and Ringtones      191
   Mute Your Phone      191
   Control Vibration      193
   Choose Ringtones and Vibrations      194
Enabling Airplane Mode      201
Changing the Default Language      202
Using the Calculator      203
Using the Calendar      204
Getting Help      208
Checking on Data Usage      209
Changing Display Characteristics      212
Backing Up Using the Cloud      214
   Back Up in Batches     214
   Back Up Specific Apps      215
Chapter 11  Using the Calendar     217
Adding Calendar Accounts      217
Working in Calendar      219
   Creating Events and Tasks      219
   View the Calendar      227
   Manage Events and Tasks      234
Responding to Reminders      235
Setting Calendar Preferences      238
Chapter 12  Communicating with Others     243
Sending Email      243
   Compose and Send Email with the Gmail App      244
   Save a Draft in the Gmail App      247
   Use the Email App      248
Reading Email with Gmail      249
   Reply to Email      251
About Text and Multimedia Messaging     252
   Composing a Text Message (SMS)      253
Composing a Multimedia Message (MMS)      261
Managing Conversations      265
   Responding to a New Message Notification      265
   Continue a Conversation      266
   Reviewing a Conversation     268
   Delete Conversations      269
   Delete Messages      270
   Other Options for Individual Messages      270
   Search for Messages      272
Other Messaging Apps and Alternatives      273
   Text Chat      273
   Audio and Video Chat      275
Staying Connected with Social Media      276
   Watch a YouTube Video      276
Chapter 13  Customizing Your Screen     281
Setting the Wallpaper      282
Adding, Removing, and Rearranging Home Screen Pages      285
   Add a Home Screen Page      286
   Remove a Home Screen Page      287
   Rearrange Home Screen Pages      288
Adding Shortcuts and Widgets      289
   Add Shortcuts      289
   Add Widgets      290
Creating Folders      292
Repositioning and Removing Home Screen Items      293
Chapter 14  Securing Your Cell Phone     297
Locking the Screen      297
   Change the Screen Locking Method      298
   Encrypt the Phone     299
   Use Your Fingerprint      301
Security      303
   Protecting and Locating a Lost Phone      304
   SIM Card Lock      306
   Security Update Service      307
Using Blocking Mode and Private Mode      309
   Turn On Blocking Mode     309
   Turn On Private Mode      311
Setting Up Safety Assistance      312
   Create an Emergency Contacts List      312
   Turn On Emergency Mode      314
   Turn On Geo News      314
   Send Help Messages      315
Chapter 15  Browsing the Web     319
Launching Internet      320
Configuring the Browser      322
Visiting Web Pages      324
   Type the Address      324
   Following a Link      325
   Visit a Bookmarked, Recent, or Saved Page      326
   Search for a Site or Page      329
Using the History List      330
Viewing Pages      330
   Portrait or Landscape View      331
   Magnification (Zoom)      332
   Reader View     333
   Refreshing the Page      334
   Working with Windows      334
   Page Navigation      335
   Incognito Browsing      336
Working with Bookmarks      337
   Create a Bookmark from the Current Page      337
   Create a Bookmark from the History List      339
   Edit Bookmarks      340
   Using Bookmark Folders      341
   Delete Bookmarks      344
More Menu Commands      345
Google Chrome Essentials      347
Chapter 16  Adding, Removing, and Using Apps     353
Using the Google Apps      353
   Add an App with the Play Store      354
   Get eBooks with Play Books      357
   Have Fun with Play Games      358
   Purchase Movies and TV Shows      360
   Play Music      362
Using the Amazon Apps      365
   Using the Appstore      366
   Use Amazon.com      367
   Read with the Kindle App      369
   Using Amazon Music      371
Managing Your Apps      373
Chapter 17  Connecting with Family and Friends on Facebook     379
Why Use Facebook?      379
Installing the Facebook App      380
The Home Page       383
   The Toolbar      384
Completing Your Profile      385
Finding Friends      386
   Add Friends      386
   Unfriend a Person      388
   Block a Friend      388
Reading Your News Feed      390
Updating Your Status Updates, Photos, and Videos      391
Creating a Facebook Group      393
Chapter 18  Shooting, Editing, and Sharing Photos     397
Shooting Photos      397
   Shoot Self-Portraits with the Front Camera      398
   Shoot Photos with the Rear Camera      400
Changing the Camera Settings      402
   Configure and Use the Shortcuts      402
   Using the Settings Palette      404
   Selecting a Shooting Mode      408
Reviewing Photos      412
Using Gallery to View and Edit Photos      413
   View and Edit Photos      414
Image-Editing with Photo Studio      424
Running a Slideshow      430
Posting a Picture on Facebook      432
   View Pictures on Facebook      432
   Post Pictures to Facebook      433
Chapter 19  Travel and Driving Applications     437
Using the GPS      437
Enabling/Disabling GPS       438
Getting Directions from Google Maps      439
   Voice Search: Direct to Navigation      440
   Launch Google Maps      441
   Set a Trip within Google Maps      442
Configuring Location (GPS) Settings      446
Chapter 20  Searching for People, Places, and Things     449
Using Google Search      449
   Perform a Text-Based Search      450
   Perform a Voice Search      451
Specifying Your Search      451
   Search Techniques      453
   Alternative Google Searches      454
Using Free Search Sites      460
   Check Public Records      462
Chapter 21  Watching and Creating Videos     467
Streaming Video to the Phone     467
   Streaming with a Dedicated App      468
   Streaming from Web Pages      469
Playing Videos with the Video App      470
   Using the Video Menus       475
Recording Videos with the Phone      477
Participating in Video Chats      483
Chapter 22  Getting the News     485
Using the Play Newsstand      485
   Navigate the Play Newsstand      487
   Explore the Play Newsstand      488
   Subscribe to News      490
   Bookmark an Article      492
Chapter 23  Weather     497
Setting Up Localized Weather Reports      498
Receiving Severe Weather Alerts      502
Using Weather Maps      504
Chapter 24  Monitoring Your Health     507
Using S Health      507
   Set Up S Health      508
   Use the Pedometer      512
   Use the Exercise Record      513
   Use the Heart Rate Monitor      515
Setting Up Your Music      518
Index     521


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