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  • Copyright 2014
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-7897-5193-3
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-5193-5

Step-by-step

instructions with callouts to photos that show you exactly what to do with the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1, Galaxy Tab 3 8.0, and Galaxy Tab 3 7.0

Help when you run into Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 problems or limitations

Tips and Notes to help you get the most from your Samsung Galaxy Tab 3

Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through getting and keeping your Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 working just the way you want. Learn how to

• Navigate Samsung Galaxy Tab 3’s Android operating system

• Retrieve, play, and manage music, video, podcasts, and audiobooks

• Use Google Play as a portal to movies and TV content

• Capture higher quality photos and video

• Surf the Web quickly with the built-in browser

• Simplify your life with the Calendar and Contacts

• Send email, text, and multimedia messages

• Connect your Galaxy Tab 3 to other devices and the cloud

• Use your Galaxy Tab 3 as an eReader to read books and magazines online

• Find and share any destination with Maps, Navigation, Local, and Location Sharing

• Discover, install, maintain, and work with new Android apps and widgets

• Customize your tablet to reflect your personal style and preferences

• Keep your Galaxy Tab 3 software up to date, reliable, and running smoothly

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Table of Contents

1 The Galaxy Tab Universe 3

First, a Look at Android ........................................................................ 4

The Newest Members: The Galaxy Tab 3 Family......................... 5

    The Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 ....................................................................... 5

    The Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 ....................................................................... 7

    The Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 .................................................................... 8

Comparing the Tab 3 to Other Tabs ................................................ 9

    Galaxy Tab 7.0 ................................................................................... 9

    Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus ........................................................................10

    Galaxy Tab 7.7 .................................................................................10

    Galaxy Tab 8.9 .................................................................................11

    Galaxy Tab 10.1 ...............................................................................12

    Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 and 10.1 ...........................................................12

    Galaxy Note 8.0 and 10.1 ............................................................13

2 Meeting the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 17

Investigating the Galaxy Tab 3 Unit ..............................................18

    Physical Features of the Galaxy Tab 3 8” ...............................19

    Physical Features of the Galaxy Tab 3 10” .............................23

The Galaxy Tab 3 Buttons and Switches ......................................26

    The Three Galaxy Tab 3 Buttons ...............................................27

    The Power Button ..........................................................................29

    Volume Control Buttons .............................................................30

Galaxy Tab 3 Screens ..........................................................................32

    The Lock Screen (Galaxy Tab 3 8”) ...........................................32

    The Lock Screen (Galaxy Tab 3 10”) ........................................33

    The Apps Screen (Galaxy Tab 3 8”) ..........................................34

    The Application Screen (Galaxy Tab 3 8”) .............................35

Manipulating the Screen ...................................................................35

    Tapping an Element .....................................................................36

    Pinching ............................................................................................36

    Dragging and Flicking .................................................................36

Interacting with Android ...................................................................38

    Sliders.................................................................................................38

    Settings Menus ...............................................................................38

    Button Bar ........................................................................................39

    Tab Areas ..........................................................................................39

Using the Keyboard ............................................................................40

    Using Special Keyboards and Characters .............................42

3 Setting Up the Galaxy Tab 3 47

Getting Details About the Galaxy Tab 3 ......................................48

Setting Up Your Network .................................................................50

Syncing the Galaxy Tab 3 .................................................................55

4 Customizing Android to Your Liking 59

Password-Protecting the Galaxy Tab 3.........................................59

Changing Your Password .................................................................62

Setting Parental Restrictions............................................................64

Changing the Date and Time ..........................................................65

Modifying Your Wallpaper ................................................................68

Setting Alert Sounds ...........................................................................69

Changing Keyboard and Voice Settings ......................................71

Modifying More Settings ..................................................................74

5 Adding Widgets to Your Home Screens 79

Accessing the Widgets Screen .......................................................79

Taking a Tour of Available Widgets ...............................................81

Adding a Widget to a Home Screen ............................................90

Creating a New Home Screen .........................................................97

Removing a Widget .......................................................................... 100

6 Browsing the Web 103

Browsing to a URL ........................................................................... 103

Searching the Web ........................................................................... 105

Viewing Web Pages ......................................................................... 107

Bookmarking Websites ................................................................... 110

Returning to Previously Visited Pages ...................................... 111

Deleting Bookmarks ........................................................................ 113

Filling in Web Forms ......................................................................... 115

Copying Text and Images from Web Pages ............................. 116

7 Sending Email and Instant Messages 119

Configuring Email ............................................................................ 119

Reading Email..................................................................................... 124

Composing a New Message.......................................................... 127

Creating Your Own Signature ....................................................... 129

Deleting Messages ........................................................................... 130

Searching Through Email ............................................................... 131

Configuring Email Settings ........................................................... 133

Sending and Receiving Instant Messages ............................... 137

Configuring Google Hangouts Settings .................................. 142

Reading Email Messages Using the Email Widget ................ 145

8 Using Galaxy Tab 3 Widgets 149

Finding the Widgets ........................................................................ 150

Using the Widgets ............................................................................ 153

9 Using Productivity Apps to Simplify Your Life 179

Staying Up to Date .......................................................................... 180

Managing Contacts ......................................................................... 194

Managing Your Busy Schedule .................................................... 203

    Use Calendar Views .................................................................... 207

10 Connecting to Devices and the Cloud 215

Connecting Using Wi-Fi Direct .................................................... 215

Printing Wirelessly ............................................................................ 217

Sharing Files ........................................................................................ 222

Sharing Music and Video ............................................................... 230

    Copy Files with Windows Media Player .............................. 230

    Connect as a Mass Storage Device ..................................... 232

    Samsung Kies for PCs and Macs ........................................... 234

11 Using Apps for Learning, Creating, and Sharing 239

Staying Up to Date with Google Now ....................................... 239

Using ChatON ..................................................................................... 245

Connecting to Google+ .................................................................. 249

Creating Documents and Presentations with Polaris Office................. 255

12 Playing Music and Video 269

Downloading Movies and TV Shows ......................................... 269

Playing Videos ................................................................................... 276

Viewing YouTube Videos ............................................................... 282

Recording Video ................................................................................ 286

Purchasing Music .............................................................................. 291

    Use the Samsung Music Hub ................................................. 291

Playing Songs ..................................................................................... 303

Creating Your Own Playlists .......................................................... 310

Adding a Podcast App .................................................................... 312

13 Reading and Managing Books and Magazines 317

Using Google Play Books ............................................................... 318

Using Google Play Magazines ...................................................... 331

Shopping for Book and Magazine Readers ............................. 344

14 Capturing and Managing Photos 347

Using the Camera ............................................................................. 348

Navigating Image Viewer ............................................................... 353

Tips for Capturing Photos .............................................................. 356

Working with Gallery ....................................................................... 356

Creating Screen Captures .............................................................. 364

15 Using Maps, Navigation, Local, and Location Sharing 367

Enabling GPS ...................................................................................... 368

Getting Around with Maps............................................................ 368

Getting Voice-Command Directions .......................................... 376

Getting to Know Local .................................................................... 380

Sharing Locations with Friends ................................................... 382

16 Finding and Managing Apps 391

Getting Apps in the Google Play Store .................................... 392

Managing Apps Through Your Home Pages ........................... 402

Adding Useful Apps ......................................................................... 407

17 Adding New Hardware 419

Galaxy Tab 2013 USB Connection Kit ........................................ 420

Bluetooth Keyboards ....................................................................... 420

Pairing Bluetooth Devices ............................................................. 420

MicroSD Cards .................................................................................... 422

18 Troubleshooting Your Galaxy Tab 3 425

Maintaining Your Galaxy Tab 3..................................................... 425

Updating Galaxy Tab 3 Software ................................................. 426

Backing Up and Restoring Your Galaxy Tab 3 ......................... 427

Syncing and Using Manual Backup ............................................ 429

Extending Battery Life ..................................................................... 429

    Utilize Sleep Mode ..................................................................... 432

Solving Random Galaxy Tab Issues ............................................ 434

    Difficulty Turning Your Tab On or Off .................................. 434

    Touchscreen Becomes Unresponsive ................................. 435

    Battery Does Not Charge ......................................................... 436

Troubleshooting Wi-Fi Accessibility Problems ......................... 438

    Make Sure Wi-Fi Is Activated .................................................. 438

    Check Your Range....................................................................... 439

Getting Technical Help .................................................................... 440

    Contact Your Cellular Provider or Samsung...................... 441

Index 459

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