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  • Copyright 2015
  • Dimensions: 6" x 9"
  • Edition: 1st
  • eBook (Watermarked)
  • ISBN-10: 0-7897-5519-X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-5519-3

Friendly, quick, and 100% practical, My Samsung Galaxy Tab S is the must-have companion for every Samsung Galaxy Tab S user.
    •    Step-by-step instructions with callouts to photos that show you exactly what to do with the Galaxy Tab S 10.5 and Galaxy Tab S 8.4
    •    Help when you run into Samsung Galaxy Tab S problems or limitations
    •    Tips and Notes to help you get the most from your Samsung Galaxy Tab S
 
Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through getting and keeping your Samsung Galaxy Tab S working just the way you want. Learn how to
    •    Navigate Samsung Galaxy Tab S’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 S to other devices and the cloud
    •    Use your Galaxy Tab S 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 S software up to date, reliable, and running smoothly
 

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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 S Family ........................................5

        The Galaxy Tab S 8.4 ....................................................................................................5

        The Galaxy Tab S 10.5 .................................................................................................6

    Comparing the Tab S to Other Tabs ......................................................................7

        Galaxy Tab 7.0....................................................................................................................7

        Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus .......................................................................................................8

        Galaxy Tab 7.7....................................................................................................................9

        Galaxy Tab 8.9....................................................................................................................9

        Galaxy Tab 10.1 .............................................................................................................10

        Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 and 10.1 ....................................................................................10

        Galaxy Tab 3 7.0, 8.0, and 10.1.........................................................................11

        Galaxy Tab 4 7.0, 8.0, and 10.1.........................................................................12

        Galaxy Note and Note Pro ..................................................................................13

        Galaxy Tab Pro ................................................................................................................15

Chapter 2: Meeting the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 17

    Investigating the Galaxy Tab S Unit ....................................................................19

        Physical Features of the Galaxy Tab S 8.4 ..............................................19

        Physical Features of the Galaxy Tab S 10.5 ...........................................22

    The Galaxy Tab S Buttons and Switches .........................................................24

        The Three Galaxy Tab S Buttons.....................................................................25

        The Power Button .......................................................................................................26

        Volume Control Buttons .......................................................................................27

    Galaxy Tab S Screens ........................................................................................................28

        The Lock Screen (Galaxy Tab S 8.4) .............................................................28

        The Lock Screen (Galaxy Tab S 10.5) ..........................................................29

        The Apps Screen ..........................................................................................................30

    Manipulating the Screen ..............................................................................................32

        Tapping an Element ..................................................................................................32

        Pinching ...............................................................................................................................32

        Dragging and Flicking ............................................................................................32

        Screen Rotation and Orientation ..................................................................33

    Interacting with Android ..............................................................................................34

        Sliders ....................................................................................................................................34

        Button Bar ..........................................................................................................................34

        Tab Area ...............................................................................................................................34

    Using the Keyboard ...........................................................................................................35

        Using Special Keyboards and Characters ..............................................36

        Copy and Paste Data ................................................................................................38

Chapter 3: Setting Up the Galaxy Tab S 41

    Getting Details About the Galaxy Tab S .........................................................42

    Setting Up Your Network .............................................................................................44

        Set Up Wi-Fi ......................................................................................................................44

        Set Up Bluetooth .........................................................................................................47

        Set Up a VPN ....................................................................................................................48

    Syncing the Galaxy Tab S .............................................................................................49

        Sync Media Files ...........................................................................................................50

Chapter 4: Customizing Android to Your Liking 53

    Password-Protecting the Galaxy Tab S.............................................................53

    Changing Your Password ..............................................................................................56

    Use Your Fingerprint to Access the Galaxy Tab S ...................................58

        Set Up Finger Scanner ............................................................................................58

        Test the Finger Scanner .........................................................................................60

        Change the Screen Lock Type .........................................................................61

    Setting Parental Restrictions .....................................................................................62

    Changing the Date and Time ...................................................................................62

    Modifying Your Wallpaper ...........................................................................................64

    Setting Alert Sounds ........................................................................................................65

    Changing Keyboard and Voice Settings .........................................................67

    Modifying More Settings ..............................................................................................70

Chapter 5: Adding Widgets to Your Home Screens 73

    Accessing the Widgets Screen .................................................................................73

    Taking a Tour of Available Widgets .....................................................................74

        Examine the Page 1 Widgets ............................................................................75

        Examine the Page 2 Widgets ............................................................................77

        Examine the Page 3 Widgets ............................................................................80

        Examine the Page 4 Widgets ............................................................................82

    Adding a Widget to a Home Screen ...................................................................82

        Place a Widget on a Home Screen...............................................................83

        Move a Widget on a Home Screen ..............................................................85

        Resize a Widget .............................................................................................................86

    Creating a New Home Screen ..................................................................................88

    Removing a Widget ...........................................................................................................89

Chapter 6: Finding Widgets and Using Quick Briefing 91

    Viewing Default Widgets ..............................................................................................92

        Find Widgets on the Widgets Pages ..........................................................93

    Using the Widgets ..............................................................................................................94

        Learn What It’s Like Outside with the Weather Widget ............95

        Get Social Network Updates with Flipboard ......................................97

        Add Videos to the Video Widget ................................................................101

        Access Chrome Bookmarks Quickly Using Bookmarks .........104

    Using the Quick Briefing Home Screen ........................................................106

        View the Primary Quick Briefing Home Screen ............................107

        View the Secondary Quick Briefing Home Screen .....................109

        Change Quick Briefing Settings and Bookmarks ........................110

Chapter 7: Browsing the Web 113

    Browsing to a URL ............................................................................................................113

    Searching the Web ..........................................................................................................114

    Viewing Web Pages ........................................................................................................116

    Bookmarking Websites ...............................................................................................118

    Returning to Previously Visited Pages ...........................................................120

    Deleting Bookmarks ......................................................................................................122

        Delete from the Bookmarks List .................................................................122

        Delete from the History List ...........................................................................123

    Filling in Web Forms ......................................................................................................124

    Copying Text and Images from Web Pages ..............................................126

        Copy a Block of Text ...............................................................................................126

        Copy an Image ...........................................................................................................127

Chapter 8: Sending Email and Instant Messages 129

    Configuring Email ............................................................................................................130

    Reading Email ......................................................................................................................135

    Composing a New Message ...................................................................................138

    Creating Your Own Signature................................................................................140

    Deleting Messages ..........................................................................................................142

    Searching Through Email ..........................................................................................143

    Configuring Email Settings......................................................................................144

    Sending and Receiving Instant Messages .................................................147

    Configuring Google Hangouts Settings ......................................................149

    Reading Email Messages in the Quick Briefing Home Screen. ......152

Chapter 9: Connecting to the Cloud 155

    Connecting Using Wi-Fi Direct .............................................................................155

        Set Up Wi-Fi Direct ..................................................................................................156

    Printing Wirelessly ...........................................................................................................157

        Connect a Wi-Fi Printer .......................................................................................157

        Connect a Bluetooth Printer ..........................................................................158

    Sharing Files ..........................................................................................................................161

        Use the Dropbox App ..........................................................................................161

        Find Other Cloud Services ...............................................................................168

    Sharing Music and Video ...........................................................................................168

    Copy Files with Windows Media Player ...............................................169

    Connect as a Mass Storage Device ..........................................................171

    Samsung Kies for PCs and Macs .................................................................173

Chapter 10: Using Maps 179

    Enabling GPS ........................................................................................................................180

    Getting Around with Maps ......................................................................................180

        Find a Location with Maps ..............................................................................180

        Get Directions with Maps .................................................................................184

        Specify Locations with Maps .........................................................................185

    Getting Voice-Command Directions ...............................................................187

    Finding Local Information ........................................................................................191

    Sharing Locations with Friends ...........................................................................195

Chapter 11: Capturing and Managing Photos 201

    Using the Camera .............................................................................................................202

    Navigating Image Viewer ..........................................................................................207

    Tips for Capturing Photos .........................................................................................209

    Working with Gallery ....................................................................................................210

        Manage Photos with Gallery .........................................................................210

        Email Photos from Gallery ...............................................................................214

    Creating Screen Captures .........................................................................................217

Chapter 12: Playing Music and Video 219

    Downloading Movies and TV Shows ..............................................................219

        Download a TV Show ...........................................................................................220

        Play the TV Show ......................................................................................................222

        Shop for a Movie.......................................................................................................223

    Playing Videos .....................................................................................................................225

        Play Movies and TV Shows in the Play Movies & TV App ........225

        Play Videos in the Video App.........................................................................226

    Viewing YouTube Videos ............................................................................................229

    Recording Video ................................................................................................................233

    Purchasing Music..............................................................................................................236

    Playing Songs ......................................................................................................................241

        Play Music in the Music App ..........................................................................241

        Play Music in the Google Play Music App..........................................243

    Creating Your Own Playlists ....................................................................................245

    Adding a Podcast App .................................................................................................247

Chapter 13: Reading and Managing Books and Magazines 253

    Using Google Play Books ..........................................................................................253

        Browse the Catalog ................................................................................................254

        Purchase a Book ........................................................................................................256

        Download and Read a Book ...........................................................................258

        Use Reading Aids .....................................................................................................260

        Add Bookmarks, Highlights, and Notes ...............................................263

        Organize Your Books .............................................................................................266

    Using Google Play Newsstand .............................................................................267

        Shop for Magazines ...............................................................................................268

        Purchase a Magazine ............................................................................................270

        Subscribe to a Magazine ...................................................................................272

        Read an Issue ...............................................................................................................273

        Browse and Read Individual Pages ..........................................................275

        Organize Your Magazines .................................................................................277

    Shopping for Book and Magazine Readers ..............................................277

Chapter 14: Using Productivity Apps to Simplify Your Life 281

    Staying Up to Date ..........................................................................................................281

        Choose a Weather Forecast.............................................................................282

        Track Stocks ...................................................................................................................284

        Select Your News Settings ................................................................................286

    Managing Contacts ........................................................................................................291

        Set Up Contacts Accounts................................................................................291

        Add Contacts ...............................................................................................................292

        Search for Contacts ................................................................................................295

        Link Contacts ...............................................................................................................295

        Use Contacts .................................................................................................................297

    Managing Your Busy Schedule.............................................................................298

        Create Calendar Events .......................................................................................298

        Use Calendar Views ................................................................................................301

        Add a Task to Your Calendar ...........................................................................306

Chapter 15: Using Apps for Learning, Creating, and Sharing 309

    Staying Up to Date with Google Now ...........................................................309

        Start Google Now for the First Time .......................................................310

        Use Google Now .......................................................................................................311

    Connecting to Google+..............................................................................................313

        Set Up Google+ .........................................................................................................313

        Use Google+ .................................................................................................................315

        Write a Post ....................................................................................................................318

    Creating Documents and Presentations with

        Hancom Office ............................................................................................................320

        Start Hancom Office Viewer for the First Time ..............................320

        Open and Close a Document ........................................................................321

        Install Hancom Office ...........................................................................................323

        Open a Document in Hword 2014 ...........................................................325

        Access Files from a Cloud Service .............................................................326

        Create a New Document ...................................................................................328

Chapter 16: Finding and Managing Apps 331

    Accessing Google Apps from the Home Screen ..................................332

    Opening Multiple Apps in Multiwindow View ......................................333

        Manage Multiple Windows on the Screen ........................................334

        Edit Apps in the App Tray .................................................................................338

    Finding Apps from Samsung .................................................................................339

        Set Up the Kids Mode App ..............................................................................340

        Shop in the GALAXY Apps Store ................................................................343

    Getting Apps in the Google Play Store.........................................................344

        Search for Android Applications ................................................................345

        Find Great Apps .........................................................................................................346

        Purchase Android Applications ...................................................................348

        Rate Applications .....................................................................................................350

        Get Help with Apps ................................................................................................351

    Managing Apps Through Your Home Screens .......................................352

    Adding Useful Apps .......................................................................................................355

        Use the Merriam-Webster Dictionary App ........................................356

        Use the LinkedIn Pulse RSS Reader .........................................................358

        Use Note Everything .............................................................................................362

Chapter 17: Adding New Hardware 367

    Bluetooth Keyboards ....................................................................................................368

    Pairing Bluetooth Devices ........................................................................................368

        Pair a Bluetooth Device ......................................................................................369

    Using MicroSD Cards .....................................................................................................370

    Format MicroSD Cards .........................................................................................370

Chapter 18: Troubleshooting Your Galaxy Tab S 373

    Maintaining Your Galaxy Tab S .............................................................................373

    Updating Galaxy Tab S Software ........................................................................374

    Backing Up and Restoring Your Galaxy Tab S .........................................374

        Ensure Automatic Google Account Backup .....................................375

    Syncing and Using Manual Backup .................................................................376

    Extending Battery Life..................................................................................................377

        Monitor Power Usage ...........................................................................................377

        Adjust Screen Brightness ..................................................................................378

        Utilize Sleep Mode ..................................................................................................378

        Conserve Power by Turning Off Wi-Fi ....................................................379

        Conserve Power by Turning Off Bluetooth .......................................380

        Conserve Even More Power Using Power Saving Modes ........381

    Solving Random Galaxy Tab Issues ..................................................................384

        Difficulty Turning Your Tab On or Off .....................................................384

        Touchscreen Becomes Unresponsive ....................................................384

        Force Stop an App ...................................................................................................385

        Battery Does Not Charge ..................................................................................385

        Landscape Orientation Does Not Work ...............................................386

    Troubleshooting Wi-Fi Accessibility Problems .......................................387

        Make Sure Wi-Fi Is Activated ..........................................................................387

        Check Your Range ....................................................................................................388

        Reset the Galaxy Tab S Software ................................................................388

    Getting Technical Help ................................................................................................390

        Contact Your Cellular Provider or Samsung .....................................390

        Locate the Tab Model Number ....................................................................391

Appendix A: Finding Galaxy Tab S Accessories 393

Appendix B: Glossary of Terms 397

TOC, 9780789755193, 4/22/2015 MF

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