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  • Copyright 2017
  • Dimensions: 7" x 9-1/8"
  • Pages: 496
  • Edition: 1st
  • eBook (Watermarked)
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-458192-X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-458192-7

The perfect book to help anyone 50+ learn the Samsung Galaxy S7 — in full color!

My Samsung Galaxy S7 for Seniors helps you quickly and easily get started with the new smartphone and use its features to look up information and perform day-to-day activities from anywhere, any time.

Veteran author Michael Miller has written more than 100 nonfiction books and is known for his ability to explain complex topics to everyday readers. Michael wrote this book from the 50+ point of view, using relevant examples and covering all the most popular tasks.

  • Set up contacts, accounts, and voicemail
  • Make and receive voice and video calls
  • Turn your phone into an alarm clock
  • Explore the Web with Google Chrome
  • Customize your phone’s settings
  • Master the arts of texting and emailing
  • Take and share great photos and videos
  • Get driving directions
  • Watch TV and movies in the palm of your hand
  • Use your phone to monitor your health
  • Learn all the exclusive features of the Galaxy S7 Edge
  • Keep your phone safe and secure

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1  Getting Started with Your Samsung Galaxy S7     3
Unboxing and Charging Your New Phone     3
    Take Your New Phone Out of the Box     4
    Connect and Recharge Your Phone     5
Getting to Know the Galaxy S7     6
Turning Your Phone On and Off     10
    Power On Your Phone     10
    Lock Your Phone     12
    Unlock Your Phone     12
    Turn Off Your Phone     14
    Restart Your Phone     15
Using the Galaxy S7     16
    Learn Essential Touch Gestures     16
    Navigate the Lock Screen     18
    Navigate the Home Screen     19
    Understand the Status Bar     20
    Navigate the Apps Screen     22
    View the Notification Panel     23
    Move from Screen to Screen     25
    View and Close Open Apps     28
Performing Basic Operations     28
    Change the Volume Level     29
    Put the Phone on Vibrate or Mute     30
    Adjust the Brightness Level     31
    Rotate the Phone     31
    Enter Text with the Onscreen Keyboard     32
    Copy and Paste Text     35
    Set an Alarm     36
    Set a Timer     39
    Use Your Phone as a Flashlight     39
Managing Your Phone’s Power     40
    Monitor Battery Usage     41
    Deal with a Low Battery     42
    Turn On Power Saving Modes     43
Chapter 2  Using the Galaxy S7 edge 47
Getting to Know the Galaxy S7 edge     47
Using Edge Panels     49
    Display the Edge Panels     49
    Edit the Edge Panels     50
    Configure the Edge Panel Handle     51
Using the Apps Edge     52
    Configure Apps on the Apps Edge     52
    Launch an App from the Apps Edge     54
Using the Tasks Edge     54
    Configure Tasks on the Tasks Edge     55
    Launch a Task from the Tasks Edge     56
Using the People Edge     56
    Add a Contact to My People     56
    Change a Contact’s Color     57
    Contact a Favorite Contact     59
Using the News and Weather Edges     60
    Use the News Edge Panel     60
    Use the Weather Edge Panel     61
Using Edge Lighting     61
    View Missed Messages     61
Using Edge Feeds     63
    Activate and Configure the Information Stream     63
    View the Edge Feeds     65
Using the Night Clock     66
    Activate the Night Clock     67
    View the Night Clock     69
Chapter 3  Personalizing the Way Your S7 Looks and Works     71
Personalizing the Screen Background     72
    Change the Lock Screen Wallpaper     72
    Change the Home Screen Wallpaper     75
    Change Your Phone’s Theme     77
Personalizing Screen Settings     79
    Screen Mode Options     79
    Set the Screen Mode     80
    Set Screen Timeout     81
    Configure Smart Stay     82
    Prevent the Screen from Turning On Accidentally     83
    Display a Screen Saver While Charging     84
    Configure the Always On Display     85
Personalizing Sounds and Notifications     88
    Configure Sounds and Ringtones     89
    Configure Vibrations     93
    Configure Notifications     94
    Configure the LED Light     96
    Turn on Do Not Disturb     96
Chapter 4  Making the Galaxy S7 More Accessible 99
Working with Easy Mode     99
    Switch to Easy Mode     100
    Use Easy Mode     102
Changing Screen Fonts and Sizes     104
    Select Screen Fonts and Sizes     104
Using Voice Feedback     105
    Enable the Voice Assistant     106
    Use the Voice Assistant     107
Configuring Visibility Options     108
    Enable Visibility Options     109
Configuring Hearing Options     110
    Enable Hearing Options     111
Configuring Dexterity and Interaction Options     112
    Enable Dexterity and Interaction Options     113
Working with the Assistant Menu     114
    Enable the Assistant Menu     114
    Use the Assistant Menu     116
Chapter 5  Connecting to the Internet and Cellular Networks     119
How Your Galaxy S7 Connects     119
    Cellular Networks     120
    Wi-Fi Networks     120
Connecting to the Internet via Wi-Fi     121
    Disable and Re-Enable Wi-Fi     121
    Connect to a New Wi-Fi Network     122
    Connect to a Wi-Fi Network You’ve Used Before     124
Connecting to the Internet via Cellular     126
    Manually Connect to a Data Network     128
    Enable Smart Network Switching     128
Monitoring and Managing Your Data Usage     130
    Monitor How Much Data You’ve Used     130
    Set Data Usage Alert Level     131
    Limit Data Usage     132
Turning Your Phone into a Mobile Hotspot     134
    Enable a Mobile Hotspot     134
    Connect Another Device to Your Phone via Wi-Fi     136
    Tether Another Device to Your Phone     136
Chapter 6  Installing and Using Apps     139
Using Apps     140
    View All Your Apps on the Apps Screen     140
    Open an App     141
    Close an App     142
    Switch Between Open Apps     143
    Use Multi Window     144
Managing Installed Apps     147
    Add App Shortcuts to the Home Screen     147
    Rearrange Apps on the Home Screens     148
    Remove an App Shortcut from the Home Screen     149
    Uninstall an App     149
    Manage the Screens on the Home Screen     150
    Change the Icon Grid     152
    Add a Widget to the Home Screen     153
    Remove a Widget from the Home Screen     155
    Organize Apps into Folders     156
    Open and Close a Folder     156
    Set Default Applications for Common Operations     157
    Set Other Default Applications     160
    Use the Application Manager     162
Downloading New Apps from the Google Play Store     163
    Browse and Search the Google Play Store     164
    Purchase and Download Apps     165
Chapter 7  Making Phone Calls     169
Calling on Your Galaxy S7     169
    Dial a Number     170
    Quick-Dial from Your Contacts List     171
    Dial a Favorite Contact     172
    Dial a Recent Number     172
    Answer a Call     173
    Options During a Call     173
Using Speed Dial     175
    Create a Speed Dial Entry     175
    Remove a Person from Speed Dial     176
    Make a Call with Speed Dial     176
Handling Multiple Calls and Activities     177
    Make a New Call While on Another     177
    Receive a New Call While on Another     178
Managing Your Call Log     179
    View Recent Calls     179
    Save a Recent Caller to Your Contact List     180
    Delete a Call from Your Call Log     180
    Reject Future Calls from a Given Number     181
    Block Unknown Numbers     182
Using Voice Mail     183
    Set Up Your Voice Mail     183
    Check Voice Mail Messages     184
Configuring Call Settings     184
    Set Your Default Ringtone     185
    Configure Other Call Settings     186
Connecting via Headset or Car Speaker     187
    Connect a Wired Headset     187
    Connect a Bluetooth Headset     188
    Connect to Your Car via Bluetooth     189
    Call from Your Car     190
Chapter 8  Managing Your Contacts List     193
Adding and Editing Contacts     193
    Add a New Contact     194
    Edit Contact Information     195
    Star Favorite Contacts     196
    Assign a Unique Ringtone to a Contact     197
    Add a Photo to a Contact     197
    Delete a Contact     200
Using the Contacts App     200
    Sort Contacts     200
    Change the Display Format     201
    Search for Contacts     202
    Contact a Contact     202
Linking to Other Contacts     203
    Add a New Account     204
    Merge Contacts from Different Accounts     205
    Delete Accounts     206
Working with Groups     207
    Create a Group     207
    Add Contacts to a Group     208
Chapter 9  Texting Friends and Family     211
Sending and Receiving Text Messages     211
    Send a Text Message     212
    Read and Reply to a Message     213
    Use Emoji     214
    Delete Conversations     215
Sending and Receiving Multimedia Messages     216
    Attach a Photo or Video File     217
    Shoot and Send a Photo or Video     218
    View Photos and Videos You Receive     218
Working with Priority Senders     219
    Set Priority Senders     219
    Text to Priority Senders     220
Configuring the Messages App     220
    Personalize the Display     221
    Change Font Size     222
Chapter 10  Sending and Receiving Email     225
Setting Up the Email App     225
    Add a New Account     226
    Switch Between Accounts     227
Receiving and Sending Messages     227
    Read and Reply to Messages     228
    Create a New Message     230
    Send Photos and Other Attachments     232
    View and Save Attachments     234
Chapter 11  Browsing and Searching the Web     237
Browsing the Web with Google Chrome     237
    Make Chrome Your Default Browser     238
    Launch Google Chrome     239
    Enter a Web Address     240
    Use Web Links     242
    Revisit Past Pages     243
Working with Your Home Page     244
    Set Your Home Page     244
    Go to Your Home Page     245
Using Tabs     245
    Display Tabs as Tabs     245
    Open a New Tab     246
    Open a New Incognito Tab     247
    Switch Between Tabs     248
    Close a Tab     249
Bookmarking Favorite Pages     250
    Create a Bookmark     250
    Revisit a Bookmark     251
Making the Web More Readable     252
    Zoom Into a Page     252
    Rotate the Screen     253
Searching the Web with Google     254
    Enter a Query     254
    Fine-Tune Your Search Results     256
Chapter 12  Controlling Your Phone with Voice Commands     259
Controlling Your Phone with Samsung’s S Voice     260
    Set Up S Voice for the First Time     260
    Configure S Voice Options     262
    Learn S Voice Commands     263
    Give S Voice a Command     264
Doing More with OK Google     264
    Learn OK Google Commands     265
    Give an OK Google Command     268
Chapter 13  Video Chatting on Your Phone     271
Using Google Hangouts     271
    Make a Video Call     272
    Add People to a Group Call     276
    Participate in a Text Chat     277
Using Skype     279
    Make a Video Call     279
    Participate in a Text Chat     281
Chapter 14  Monitoring Your Health     285
Setting Up the S Health App     285
    Get Started with S Health     286
    Configure Your Profile     286
    Select Activities to Manage     288
Tracking Your Vital Statistics     291
    Monitor Your Pulse     291
    Track Your Blood Pressure     294
    Track Your Food Intake and Calories Consumed     297
    Track the Steps You Take     300
Chapter 15  Managing Your Calendar     305
Viewing Your Calendar     305
    Change the Calendar View     306
    View Calendar Items     307
Creating Appointments and Events     308
    Create a New Event     309
    Create a Repeating Event     310
    Invite Others to an Event     310
Creating a To-Do List     311
    Create a New Task     311
    Manage Your Tasks     314
Chapter 16  Viewing Maps and Driving Directions     317
Viewing Maps     317
    Display Your Current Location     318
    Display Traffic Conditions     319
    Change the Map Display     320
Finding Nearby Places     320
    Enter a New Location     321
    Find Nearby Businesses and Attractions     322
Generating Directions     324
    Generate Driving Directions     324
    Generate Other Types of Directions     327
Chapter 17  Shooting and Sharing Photos and Videos     331
Shooting Photos with Your Smartphone’s Cameras     331
    Shoot a Photograph     332
    Shoot a Selfie     333
    Select a Shooting Mode     334
    Select Quick Settings     336
    Configure Other Camera Settings     337
Viewing and Organizing Your Photos     339
    View Pictures in the Gallery     339
    Manage Your Photos     342
    Create a New Album     343
    Delete Photos     345
Editing Your Photos     346
    Employ Auto Adjust     347
    Rotate an Image     348
    Crop a Photo     349
    Perform Detailed Adjustments     350
    Adjust Brightness, Contrast, and Color     351
    Apply Special Effects     352
Recording and Playing Videos     353
    Record a Video     353
    Play a Video     355
Sharing Your Photos and Videos     357
    Shoot and Share a Photo or Video     357
    Share Items from the Gallery     358
Chapter 18  Listening to Music     361
Listening to Streaming Music Services     362
    Listen to Pandora Radio     362
    Listen to Spotify Music     365
Listening to Music Stored on Your Phone     370
    Play Music     371
    Create and Play Playlists     375
Chapter 19  Watching TV Shows, Movies, and Other Videos     379
Watching TV Shows and Movies on Netflix     379
    Watch a Movie or TV Show on Netflix     380
Watching TV Shows and Movies on Hulu     383
Watching Videos on YouTube     386
    Watch YouTube     387
Chapter 20  Copying Files To and From Your Phone–And Backing Up Your Important Data     391
Working with Removable MicroSD Storage     392
    Insert a MicroSD Card     392
    Format a MicroSD Card     393
    Remove a MicroSD Card     394
Viewing Device Storage     395
    View Storage Statistics     395
Using the My Files App     396
    View and Manage Your Files     397
    Change the File Display     397
    Change the Sort Order     398
    View Downloaded Files     400
    View and Open Files     400
    Delete Files     401
Storing Files on Google Drive     402
    Use Google Drive from the My Files App     403
    Use the Google Drive App     403
    Download a File from Google Drive     405
    Upload a File to Google Drive     406
Transferring Files Between Devices     407
    Connect Your Phone to Your Computer     407
    Copy Files from One Device to Another     409
Backing Up Your Data     410
    Configure Data Backup     411
Chapter 21  Making Your Phone More Secure     415
Creating a Safer Lock Screen     415
    Add a PIN     416
    Unlock with a Password     418
    Unlock with a Gesture     419
    Use Fingerprint Recognition     421
Locating a Lost or Stolen Phone     423
    Enable Find My Mobile     423
    Access Your Phone Remotely     425
Paying Safely with Samsung Pay     426
    Set Up Samsung Pay on Your Phone     426
    Set Up Simple Pay     427
    Pay with Samsung Pay     428
Chapter 22  Fixing Common Problems     431
Keeping Your Phone Up and Running     431
    Maximize Battery Life     432
    Use a Performance-Enhancing App     433
    Free Up Space by Deleting Unused Apps     434
Troubleshooting Minor Issues     434
    You’re Locked Out     434
    An Individual App Freezes     435
    Your Phone Freezes     435
    Your Phone Won’t Turn On     435
    Your Phone Is Running Slow     436
    Your Mobile Signal Is Weak     436
    You Have Trouble Connecting to Wi-Fi     436
Rebooting and Resetting Your Phone     438
    Reboot Your Phone     438
    Reboot a Frozen Phone     439
    Reset Your Phone’s Settings     439
    Reset Your Phone to Factory Condition     440
Glossary     443
Index     449


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