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  • Copyright 2016
  • Dimensions: 6" x 9"
  • Edition: 1st
  • eBook (Watermarked)
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-417161-6
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-417161-6

Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through getting and keeping your Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 edge working just the way you want. Learn how to

  • Discover your Galaxy S6 or S6 edge’s most exciting new capabilities
  • Master the quickest shortcuts for calling, texting, and browsing
  • Customize your S6 to show what you want, when you want it
  • Avoid unexpected data charges by making the most of Wi-Fi
  • Use voice dialing, automatic call rejection, and other advanced phone features
  • Organize your life with Contacts and Calendar
  • Simplify email by running multiple accounts through one app
  • Get Google Now to run errands and retrieve information for you
  • Never get lost! Use Google Maps--even if you’re biking, walking, or offline
  • Find, retrieve, and play media: music, movies, TV, podcasts, books, and more
  • Capture pro-quality images with the Galaxy S6’s amazing 16.0MP camera
  • Share files and media directly with other devices via Wi-Fi Direct
  • Transform your S6 into a mobile hotspot
  • Store content and create safe backups in the cloud
  • Sync your Galaxy S6 with your Windows PC or Mac
  • Troubleshoot Galaxy S6 software, hardware, and accessories
  • Link your Galaxy S6 to an Android Wear smartwatch
  • Track your health goals and fitness activities with S Health

  • Step-by-step instructions with callouts to Samsung Galaxy S6 images that show you exactly what to do
  • Help when you run into Samsung Galaxy S6 problems or limitations
  • Tips and Notes to help you get the most from your Samsung Galaxy S6

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Table of Contents

Prologue: Getting to Know Your Galaxy S6     3

Your Galaxy S6’s External Features     3

Front     4

Back     5

Bottom     6

Gestures and Motions     7

First-time Setup     9

Fundamentals of Android 5.0 and TouchWiz     20

The Lock Screen     21

The Home Screen     23

Work with Notifications     26

Create App Shortcuts     27

Create App Folders     28

Create a New Home Screen Pane and Remove an App Shortcut     29

Use the Touchscreen     29

Use the Keyboard     30

Dictation--Speak Instead of Type     35

Edit Text     35

Keyboard Tricks     37

Menus     38

Switch Between Apps     40

Run Multiple Apps on the Screen at the Same Time     41

Installing Synchronization Software     46

Install Android File Transfer (Apple Mac OS X)      47

Install Google Music Manager (Apple Mac)      48

Install Google Music Manager (Windows)      49

Configure Music Manager (Windows and Apple Mac)      50

Samsung Kies     53

Chapter 1: Making the S6 Your Own     57

Changing Your Wallpaper     57

Set Up Wallpaper from Gallery Pictures     58

Set Up Live Wallpaper     60

Set Up Wallpaper     61

Changing Your Keyboard     61

Adding Widgets to Your Home Screens     64

Add a Widget     64

Remove and Move a Widget     67

Setting the Language     68

Changing Accessibility Settings     69

Vision     71

Hearing     73

Dexterity and Interaction     75

Direction Lock     76

Direct Access     77

Notification Reminder     78

Answering/Ending Calls     78

Manage Accessibility     79

Adjusting Sound and Notifications Settings     79

Adjust Sound Settings     79

Ringtones and Sounds     81

Vibrations     83

Sound Quality and Effects     85

Do Not Disturb     86

Modifying Display Settings     86

Adjusting the S6 Edge Settings     88

Edge Lighting     89

People Edge     91

Select Notifications     93

Information Stream     94

Night Clock     95

Edge Screen Position     96

Easy Home Screen Mode     97

Privacy and Safety     98

Private Mode     99

Send SOS Messages     101

Themes     102

Lock Screen and Security     104

Chapter 2: Making and Receiving Calls     113

Getting to Know the Phone App     113

Open and Navigate the Phone App     114

Call Log     115

Favorites     116

Contacts     117

Receiving a Call     118

Accept a Call     118

Reject a Call     120

Reject a Call and Send a Text Message     121

Handle Missed Calls     122

Making Calls     124

Dial Using Your Voice     124

Make Conference Calls     125

Configuring the Phone App     127

Chapter 3: Managing Contacts     131

Configuring Contacts     131

Set Up Contacts Accounts     132

Add Contacts     133

Search for Contacts     139

Link Contacts     140

Use Contacts     142

Chapter 4: Using the Calendar     145

Managing Your Busy Schedule     145

Create Calendar Events     146

Use Calendar Views     151

View More Event Options     156

Add a Task to Your Calendar     157

View the Task List and Remove Tasks     160

View More Task Options     160

Chapter 5: Browsing the Web     165

Browsing to a URL     165

Searching the Web     167

Viewing Web Pages     171

Working with Bookmarks     173

Create a Bookmark     173

Delete a Bookmark from the Bookmarks List     176

Delete a Bookmark from the History List     176

Returning to Previously Visited Pages     178

Filling in Web Forms     180

Copying Text and Images from Web Pages     181

Copy a Block of Text     181

Copy an Image     183

Chapter 6: Email and Text Messages     187

Gmail     187

Add a Google Account     188

Add a POP3/IMAP Account     191

Navigate the Gmail App     195

Compose an Email     197

Read an Email     199

Customize Gmail App Settings     203

Email Application     209

Add a Work Email Account     209

Add a New POP3 or IMAP Account     214

Working with the Email App     219

Navigate the Email Application     219

Compose an Email     220

Add Attachments to a Message     221

Read Email     223

Change Email App Settings     224

SMS and MMS     230

Get to Know the Messages App     231

Manage Settings for the Messages App     233

Compose Messages     236

Attach Files to Messages     238

Receive Messages     239

Chapter 7: Google Now and Navigation Using Google Maps     243

Google Now     243

Set Up Google Now     246

Google Maps     249

Get Directions     251

Configure Google Maps Settings     254

Use Offline Google Maps     256

Chapter 8: Playing and Managing Music     261

Purchasing Music in Google Play Music     261

Playing Songs     269

Play Music in the Music App     270

Play Music in the Google Play Music App     273

Creating Your Own Playlists     277

Adding a Podcast App     278

Chapter 9: Taking and Sharing Photos     289

Using the Camera     290

Change Quick Settings     290

View and Change Pro Settings     293

Set Camera Modes     300

Change Camera Settings     301

Take a Photo     303

Navigating Image Viewer     304

Working with Gallery     307

Manage Photos with Gallery     308

Email Photos from Gallery     313

Creating Screen Captures     315

Chapter 10: Watching and Creating Videos     319

Downloading Movies and TV Shows     319

Download a TV Show     320

Play the TV Show     324

Shop for a Movie     325

Playing Videos     328

Play Movies and TV Shows in the Play Movies & TV App     328

Play Videos in the Milk Video App     330

Play Videos in the Video App     334

Viewing YouTube Videos     339

Recording Video     345

Change Camera App Settings     346

View and Change Basic Settings     348

View and Change Pro Settings     349

Chapter 11: Sharing and Synchronizing Data     357

Connecting Using Wi-Fi Direct     358

Set Up Wi-Fi Direct     358

Printing Wirelessly     361

Connect a Wi-Fi Printer     361

Connect a Bluetooth Printer     363

Sharing Files     366

Use the Google Drive App     366

Find Other Cloud Services     379

Sharing Music and Video     381

Copy Files with Windows Media Player     381

Connect as a Mass Storage Device     383

Samsung Smart Switch for PCs and Macs     385

Backing Up and Restoring Your Galaxy S6     391

Ensure Automatic Google Account Backup     391

Chapter 12: Working with Android Applications     395

Configuring Google Wallet     396

Navigating the Google Play Store     396

Install Free Applications     398

Buy Applications     400

Manage Apps     402

Adjust Google Play Settings     403

Galaxy Apps     406

Adding a Payment Method for Galaxy Apps     407

Install Free Applications     408

Buy Applications     410

Chapter 13: Books and Magazines     415

Books     415

Navigate the Play Books App     416

Buy Books     417

Read Books     419

Magazines and Newspapers     423

Purchase or Subscribe to Publications     425

Read a Publication     427

Chapter 14: Optimizing and Troubleshooting     431

Finding Accessories     432

Pairing Bluetooth Devices     433

Pair a Bluetooth Device     433

Maintaining Your Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge     435

Updating Galaxy S6 Software     435

Extending Battery Life     438

Monitor Power Usage     439

Adjust Screen Brightness     440

Utilize Sleep Mode     441

Conserve Power by Turning Off Wi-Fi     442

Conserve Power by Turning Off Bluetooth     443

Conserve Even More Power Using Power Saving Modes     444

Solving Random Galaxy S6 Issues     448

Difficulty Turning Your Galaxy S6 On or Off     448

Touchscreen Becomes Unresponsive     449

Force Stop an App     449

Battery Does Not Charge     451

Landscape Orientation Does Not Work     451

Troubleshooting Wi-Fi Accessibility Problems     452

Make Sure Wi-Fi Is Activated     452

Check Your Range     453

Reset the Galaxy S6 Device     453

Getting Technical Help     456

Contact Your Cellular Provider or Samsung     456

Locate the Galaxy S6 Model Number     457

Chapter 15: Using Your Galaxy S6 with an Android Wear Smartwatch     459

Setting Up Your Android Wear Watch     460

Choosing Settings for Your Android Wear Watch     462

Navigate the Android Wear App     463

Using Your Android Wear Watch     474

Navigate Your Watch     474

Adjust Your Watch’s Settings     477

Use Your Watch and Run Watch Apps     478

Use Watch Functions and Watch Apps     479

Chapter 16: Getting Fit with S Health     489

Working with S Health     489

Start S Health     490

Add and Remove Trackers     492

Sync Your Health Data and Change Settings     494

Using Activity Trackers     496

Set Daily Step Goals and Track Your Steps     496

Track Your Sleep     501

Viewing Partner Apps and Settings     504

Setting Goals and Creating Running Programs     507

Index     509


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