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  • Copyright 2015
  • Dimensions: 6" x 9"
  • Pages: 496
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-7897-5384-7
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-5384-7

Friendly, quick, and 100% practical, My Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 is the must-have companion for every Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 user.

  • Step-by-step instructions with callouts to photos that show you exactly what to do with the Galaxy Tab 4 10.1, Galaxy Tab 4 8.0, and Galaxy Tab 4 7.0
  • Help when you run into Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 problems or limitations
  • Tips and Notes to help you get the most from your Samsung Galaxy Tab 4
Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through getting and keeping your Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 working just the way you want. Learn how to
  • Navigate Samsung Galaxy Tab 4’s Android KitKat 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 4 to other devices and the cloud
  • Use your Galaxy Tab 4 as an eReader to read books and magazines online
  • Find and share any destination with Maps
  • 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 4 software up to date, reliable, and running smoothly


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Accessing the Internet on the Galaxy Tab 4 Using the Chrome Browser App

Change Feature Settings to Enhance Your Galaxy Tab 4 Experience

Changing Google Settings and Use Android Device Manager on the Galaxy Tab 4

Changing Settings in the Email App on the Galaxy Tab 4

Changing the Look and Feel of Your Galaxy Tab 4 by Changing Accessibility Settings

Changing Your Galaxy Tab 4 Display Settings

Connecting with Email, Dropbox, and ChatON on Your Samsung Galaxy Tab 4

Controlling Your Galaxy Tab 4 Using Motion Control and Voice Recognition

Creating a Photo Slideshow on the Galaxy Tab 4

Creating, Sharing, and Storing Content on Google Drive

Customizing Smart Typing on the Galaxy Tab 4

Discovering Hidden Galaxy Tab 4 Tips and Tricks

Exploring Updated Google Music and Video Apps on Your Samsung Galaxy Tab 4

Finding and Adding Widgets to Your Home Screens on Your Samsung Galaxy Tab 4

Finding New Apps from Google and Samsung on Your Samsung Galaxy Tab 4

Getting More from the Play Books App on the Galaxy Tab 4

Go Further with Downloaded Apps on the Galaxy Tab 4

Learning How to Use Updated Productivity Apps on Your Samsung Galaxy Tab 4

Managing Galaxy Tab 4 Security and the Lock Screen

Managing Your Galaxy Tab 4 Battery Life Effectively

Navigating My Files on Your Galaxy Tab 4

Organizing Contacts Within the Contacts App on the Galaxy Tab 4

Shopping for Books and Magazines on Your Samsung Galaxy Tab 4

Solving Reader Issues with the Galaxy Tab 4

Syncing and Managing Cloud Services on the Galaxy Tab 4

Turn Your Galaxy Tab 4 into a Remote Control Using the Peel Smart Remote App

Upgrading the Galaxy Tab 4 to Lollipop and Touring the New Lollipop Features

Using AVG AntiVirus Security to Protect Your Galaxy Tab 4 from Viruses and Malware

Using Google Maps on Your Samsung Galaxy Tab 4

Using Google Now and Google+ on Your Samsung Galaxy Tab 4

Using the Lollipop Notifications Screen on the Galaxy Tab 4

Writing and Sharing Memos Using the Galaxy Tab 4 Memo App

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Customizing Android to Your Liking in Your Samsung Galaxy Tab 4


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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Galaxy Tab Universe     3

First, a Look at Android     3

The Newest Members: The Galaxy Tab 4 Family     5

The Galaxy Tab 4 7.0     6

The Galaxy Tab 4 8.0     7

The Galaxy Tab 4 10.1     8

Comparing the Tab 4 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 Tab 3 7.0, 8.0, and 10.1     13

Galaxy Note and Note Pro     14

Galaxy Tab Pro and Tab S     15

Chapter 2: Meeting the Galaxy Tab 4     19

Investigating the Galaxy Tab 4 Unit     20

Physical Features of the Galaxy Tab 4 8"     21

Physical Features of the Galaxy Tab 4 10"     24

The Galaxy Tab 4 Buttons and Switches     28

The Three Galaxy Tab 4 Buttons     28

The Power Button     30

Volume Control Buttons     31

Galaxy Tab 4 Screens     32

The Lock Screen (Galaxy Tab 4 8")     32

The Lock Screen (Galaxy Tab 4 10")     33

The Apps Screen (Galaxy Tab 4 8")     34

The Application Screen (Galaxy Tab 4 8")     35

Manipulating the Screen     36

Tapping an Element     36

Pinching     36

Dragging and Flicking     37

Screen Rotation and Orientation     37

Interacting with Android     39

Sliders     39

Button Bar     39

Tab Areas     39

Using the Keyboard     40

Using Special Keyboards and Characters     41

Copy and Paste Data     43

Chapter 3: Setting Up the Galaxy Tab 4     47

Getting Details About the Galaxy Tab 4     48

Setting Up Your Network     50

Set Up Wi-Fi     50

Set Up Bluetooth     53

Set Up a VPN     54

Syncing the Galaxy Tab 4     56

Chapter 4: Customizing Android to Your Liking     61

Password-Protecting the Galaxy Tab 4     61

Changing Your Password     64

Setting Parental Restrictions     66

Changing the Date and Time     67

Modifying Your Wallpaper     69

Setting Alert Sounds     70

Changing Keyboard and Voice Settings     73

Modifying More Settings     77

Chapter 5: Adding Widgets to Your Home Screens     81

Accessing the Widgets Screen     81

Taking a Tour of Available Widgets     83

Examine the Page 1 Widgets     83

Examine the Page 2 Widgets     85

Examine the Page 3 Widgets     86

Examine the Page 4 Widgets     88

Examine the Page 5 Widgets     90

Examine the Page 6 Widgets     92

Examine the Page 7 Widgets     93

Adding a Widget to a Home Screen     94

Place a Widget on a Home Screen     94

Move a Widget on a Home Screen     96

Resize a Widget     98

Creating a New Home Screen     100

Removing a Widget     103

Chapter 6: Finding Widgets     107

Viewing Default Widgets     108

Find Widgets on the Widgets Pages     109

Using the Widgets     111

Learn What It’s Like Outside with the Weather and Briefing Widget     112

Add Videos to the Video Widget     116

View Pictures in the Picture Frame     118

Access Chrome Bookmarks Quickly Using Bookmarks     120

See Your Calendar at a Glance Using the Calendar Widgets     122

Chapter 7: Browsing the Web     129

Browsing to a URL     129

Searching the Web     131

Viewing Web Pages     134

Bookmarking Websites     136

Returning to Previously Visited Pages     138

Deleting Bookmarks     139

Delete from the Bookmarks List     140

Delete from the History List     141

Filling in Web Forms     142

Copying Text and Images from Web Pages     143

Copy a Block of Text     143

Copy an Image     144

Chapter 8: Sending Email and Instant Messages     147

Configuring Email     147

Reading Email     154

Composing a New Message     159

Creating Your Own Signature     160

Deleting Messages     162

Searching Through Email     163

Configuring Email Settings     165

Sending and Receiving Instant Messages     170

Configuring Google Hangouts Settings     172

Reading Email Messages Using the Email Widget     176

Chapter 9: Connecting to the Cloud     181

Connecting Using Wi-Fi Direct     181

Set Up Wi-Fi Direct     182

Printing Wirelessly     184

Connect a Wi-Fi Printer     184

Connect a Bluetooth Printer     185

Sharing Files     188

Use the Dropbox App     188

Find Other Cloud Services     196

Sharing Music and Video     197

Copy Files with Windows Media Player     197

Connect as a Mass Storage Device     199

Samsung Kies for PCs and Macs     201

Chapter 10: Using Maps     207

Enabling GPS     208

Getting Around with Maps     208

Find a Location with Maps     209

Get Directions with Maps     211

Specify Locations with Maps     214

Getting Voice-Command Directions     216

Finding Local Information     220

Sharing Locations with Friends     223

Chapter 11: Capturing and Managing Photos     231

Using the Camera     232

Navigating Image Viewer     237

Tips for Capturing Photos     240

Working with Gallery     241

Manage Photos with Gallery     241

Email Photos from Gallery     246

Creating Screen Captures     248

Chapter 12: Playing Music and Video     251

Downloading Movies and TV Shows     251

Download a TV Show     252

Play the TV Show     254

Shop for a Movie     255

Playing Videos     257

Play Movies and TV Shows in the Play Movies & TV App     257

Play Videos in the Video Player App     258

Viewing YouTube Videos     261

Recording Video     265

Purchasing Music     270

Playing Songs     276

Play Music in the Music App     276

Playing Music in the Google Play Music App     278

Creating Your Own Playlists     281

Adding a Podcast App     283

Chapter 13: Reading and Managing Books and Magazines     289

Using Google Play Books     290

Browse the Catalog     290

Purchase a Book     292

Download and Read a Book     295

Use Reading Aids     296

Add Bookmarks, Highlights, and Notes     301

Organize Your Books     304

Using Google Play Newsstand     305

Shop for Magazines     305

Purchase a Magazine     308

Subscribe to a Magazine     309

Read an Issue     311

Use Reading Aids     312

Organize Your Magazines     316

Shopping for Book and Magazine Readers     317

Chapter 14: Using Productivity Apps to Simplify Your Life     321

Staying Up to Date     322

Choose a Weather Forecast     322

Track Stocks     325

Select Your News Settings     328

Managing Contacts     334

Set Up Contacts Accounts     334

Add Contacts     335

Search for Contacts     339

Link Contacts     339

Use Contacts     341

Managing Your Busy Schedule     342

Create Calendar Events     342

Use Calendar Views     347

Add a Task to Your Calendar     352

Chapter 15: Using Apps for Learning, Creating, and Sharing     355

Staying Up to Date with Google Now     355

Start Google Now for the First Time     356

Use Google Now     357

Using ChatON     360

Connecting to Google+     364

Set Up Google+     364

Use Google+     366

Write a Post     368

Creating Documents and Presentations with Hancom Office     370

Start Hancom Office Viewer for the First Time     370

Open and Close a Document     371

Install Hancom Office     373

Open a Document in Hword     375

Access Files from a Cloud Service     378

Create a New Document     380

Chapter 16: Finding and Managing Apps     385

Accessing Google Apps from the Home Screen     386

Opening Multiple Apps in Multi-Window View     387

Manage Multiple Windows on the Screen     389

Edit Apps in the App Tray     393

Finding Apps from Samsung     394

Set Up the Kids Mode App     394

Shop in the Galaxy Apps Store     399

Getting Apps in the Google Play Store     401

Search for Android Applications     401

Find Great Apps     404

Purchase Android Applications     406

Rate Applications     408

Get Help with Apps     409

Managing Apps Through Your Home Pages     411

Adding Useful Apps     415

Use the Merriam-Webster Dictionary App     415

Use the LinkedIn Pulse RSS Reader     418

Use Note Everything     423

Chapter 17: Adding New Hardware     429

Bluetooth Keyboards     430

Pairing Bluetooth Devices     430

Pair a Bluetooth Device     431

MicroSD Cards     432

Formatting MicroSD Cards     432

Chapter 18: Troubleshooting Your Galaxy Tab 4     437

Maintaining Your Galaxy Tab 4     437

Updating Galaxy Tab 4 Software     438

Backing Up and Restoring Your Galaxy Tab 4     439

Ensure Automatic Google Account Backup     439

Syncing and Using Manual Backup     441

Extending Battery Life     441

Monitor Power Usage     442

Adjust Screen Brightness     443

Utilize Sleep Mode     444

Conserve Power by Turning Off Wi-Fi     444

Conserve Power by Turning Off Bluetooth     445

Solving Random Galaxy Tab Issues     446

Difficulty Turning Your Tab On or Off     446

Touchscreen Becomes Unresponsive     446

Force Stop an App     447

Battery Does Not Charge     448

Landscape Orientation Does Not Work     449

Troubleshooting Wi-Fi Accessibility Problems     450

Make Sure Wi-Fi Is Activated     450

Check Your Range     451

Reset the Galaxy Tab 4 Software     451

Getting Technical Help     452

Contact Your Cellular Provider or Samsung     453

Appendix A: Finding Galaxy Tab 4 Accessories     455

Protective Cases     455

Screen Protectors     456

Chargers and Adapters     457

Appendix B: Glossary of Terms     459

Index     468


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