My Samsung Galaxy S 4

My Samsung Galaxy S 4

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Step-by-step instructions with callouts to Samsung Galaxy S 4 photos that show you exactly what to do.Help when you run into Samsung Galaxy S 4 problems or limitations.Tips and Notes to help you get the most from your Samsung Galaxy S 4.Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through getting and keeping your Samsung Galaxy S 4 working just the way you want. Learn how toQuickly set up your Galaxy S 4 and master its TouchWiz touch interfaceCustomize the Home screen by adding widgets, favorite apps, and personal wallpaperTweak system settings to make the phone uniquely yoursUse social networks, manage contacts, and create appointmentsDiscover the S 4's best shortcuts for calling, texting, and web browsingSend and receive email from multiple accountsShoot and share photos and HD videoFind great third-party apps-and make the most of your built-in appsNever get lost with built-in GPS and Google NavigationTransfer photos, songs, and more between your S 4 and computer or between two phonesSynchronize important contact, calendar, and other data across multiple accountsControl your TV and DVR with the built-in WatchON appShare music (and more) with nearby Samsung phones using Group Play"Mirror" your phone's display on your high-def TVShare Internet access by transforming your S 4 into a mobile hotspotKeep your S 4 safe and secureFix lockups, memory shortages, and other annoyances
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Product details

  • Paperback | 544 pages
  • 152 x 226 x 26mm | 859.99g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Que Corporation,U.S.
  • Indianapolis, United States
  • English
  • 0789751577
  • 9780789751577
  • 366,944

About Steve Schwartz

Steve Schwartz got an early start as a computer industry writer and author. Immediately after buying an Apple II+ in 1978, he began writing regularly for the computer magazines of the day. Since then, he has written hundreds of articles for major publications, including Macworld, PC World, InfoWorld, and Computerworld. He is also the author of more than 60 books on technology, game and computer topics, including guides to business/productivity software (Microsoft Office, Access, and FileMaker Pro), Internet software (Internet Explorer, Outlook Express, Entourage, and Gmail), and graphics/image-editing software (Picasa, Picture It!, Digital Image Suite, and CorelDRAW). Following his best-selling My Samsung Galaxy S III, this is Steve's second book in the My series.Before becoming a full-time writer in 1990, Steve served as editor-in-chief for Software Digest and technical services director for Funk Software. He also authored the first trade paperback on the then-new Nintendo phenomenon: Compute!'s Guide to Nintendo Games.Steve has a Ph.D. in psychology, consults on game design, database design, and technology issues, and lives in the fictional town of Lizard Spit, Arizona. You can see the complete list of his published books at
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Table of contents

Introduction 1Chapter 1: Galaxy S 4 Essentials 5About the Galaxy S 4 5The Hardware 6The Android Operating System and TouchWiz 9The Interface 9Customization 10Charging the Battery 12Powering On/Off 13Darkening and Restoring the Display 15Restoring a Dark Display 16Setting the Screen Timeout Interval 16Adjusting the Volume 18Using a Headset or Headphones 20Using a Wired Headset or Headphones 20Using a Bluetooth Headset 20Setting Up Voicemail 23Gmail and Your Phone 24Creating a Gmail Account 24Registering Your Gmail Account 26Creating a Samsung Account 28Placing and Receiving Calls 31Placing a Call 31Receiving a Call 32Working with Data 33Manually Setting a Connection Method 33Connecting to a New Wireless Network 34Changing the Default Language 36Chapter 2: Understanding the Android/TouchWiz Interface 39The Home Screen 40The Status or Notification Bar 40Main Area 41Extended Home Screen 42Setting the Home Screen Mode 43Primary and Other App Shortcuts 44Using the Hardware Keys 45Menu Key 45Home Key 45Back Key 47The Notification Panel 48Interacting with the Touchscreen 49Using Your Fingers 49Rotating the Screen 51Entering Text 52Using the Keyboard: Tapping 52Using the Keyboard: Swype 54Using Voice Input 57Editing Text 60Chapter 3: Making the Phone Your Own 63Customizing the Home Screen 64Selecting Wallpaper 64Rearranging, Removing, and Adding Home Screen Pages 66Adding Shortcuts 67Adding Widgets 69Creating Folders 71Repositioning and Removing Home Screen Items 72Setting the Apps View 74Changing System Settings 77Setting the Date and Time 78Enabling Motion and Palm Motion Settings 78 Enabling Air Gesture 81Setting Ringtones 82Personalize Your Call Sound 89Using Voice Services 92S Voice and S Voice Driving Mode 92Voice Control 94Google Voice Search 95Voice Recorder 96Chapter 4: Placing and Receiving Calls 99Placing Calls 100Manual Dialing 100Dialing from a Contact Record 103Dialing and Texting from the Call Logs 104Dialing a Number in a Text or Email Message 108Emergency Calling 110Other Outgoing Call Options 111Speed Dialing 111Temporarily Blocking Your Caller ID Information 116Three-Way Calling 117Inserting Pause and Wait Commands 118Receiving Calls 119Responding to an Incoming Call 119Call Waiting 121Call Forwarding 122In-Call Options 124Icon Options 125Other In-Call Options 126Using Voicemail 127Enabling Mute, Vibrate, or Airplane Mode 129Mute and Vibrate 129Airplane Mode 130Configuring Call Settings 131Chapter 5: Managing Contacts 137The Contacts Interface 138Creating a Contact Record 140Adding a Photo to a Contact Record 145Viewing Contacts 146Editing Contact Records 148Editing Contacts 148Setting Defaults for a Contact 149Joining and Separating Contacts 150Marking Contacts as Favorites 151Deleting Contacts 152Working with Contact Groups 153Creating a Group 153Adding or Removing a Person from Group Membership 155Emailing or Texting a Group 155Reordering the Groups 157Deleting a Group 157Backing Up/Restoring and Exporting/Importing Contact Records 158Backing Up Contact Data 159Restoring Contacts from Backups 162Importing Contact Data from Other Sources into Google Contacts 165Odds and Ends 167The Send Email and Send Message Commands 167Setting Display Options 168Chapter 6: Using the Calendar 171Adding Calendar Accounts 172Working in Calendar 174Creating Events and Tasks 174Viewing the Calendar 180Managing Events and Tasks 186Responding to Reminders 187Setting Calendar Preferences 190Chapter 7: Browsing the Web 195Launching the Browser 196Visiting Web Pages 197Typing the Address 197Following a Link 198Visiting a Bookmarked, Recent, or Saved Page 199Searching for a Site or Page 200Viewing Pages 201Portrait or Landscape View 202Magnification (Zoom) 203Refreshing the Page 204Working with Windows 204Page Navigation 206Incognito Browsing 206Working with Bookmarks 208Creating a Bookmark from the Current Page 208Creating a Bookmark from the History List 209Editing Bookmarks 210Using Bookmark Folders 211Deleting Bookmarks 212More Menu Commands 214Configuring the Browser 216Chapter 8: Sending and Receiving Email 219Adding Email Accounts 220Automatically Adding an Account 220Manually Adding an Account 222Configuring Email Accounts 225Editing Account Settings 225Deleting an Account 230Retrieving Mail 231Reading Mail 232Viewing and Saving Attachments 234Composing and Sending Mail 237Creating a New Email Message 237Replying to Mail 239Forwarding Mail 240Adding Attachments and Inserts 241Managing the Mail 243Deleting Messages 243Moving Messages 245Changing the Message Read Status 246Marking Important Messages 247Using the Gmail App 248Chapter 9: Messaging, Chatting, and Socializing 253Text and Multimedia Messaging 253Composing a Text Message (SMS) 254Composing a Multimedia Message (MMS) 261Managing Conversations 263Configuring Messaging Settings 270Social Networking with Flipboard 76Adding Social Networking Accounts 276Adding Content Feeds 278Viewing and Interacting with Content and Feeds 279Chatting on Your Galaxy S 4 281Chapter 10: Installing and Using Applications 283Running an App 284Launching an App 284Using the Hardware Keys 287Switching Among Running Apps 289Using Multi Window to Run Two Apps 290Exiting an App 293Downloading and Installing Apps from Google Play 293Customizing Google Play 296Enabling App Downloads from Other Sources 299Using the Amazon Appstore for Android 300Installing the Amazon Appstore App 300Downloading Apps from the Amazon Appstore 302Customizing the Amazon Appstore 305Managing Apps 307Creating Home Screen Shortcuts 308Uninstalling Apps 308Updating Apps 312Chapter 11: Using GPS Apps 315Enabling/Disabling GPS 316Getting Directions 317Using Google Navigation 317Using Google Local 322Chapter 12: Playing and Managing Music 327Playing Stored Songs with the Music App 328Working with Playlists 332Sharing Songs with Group Play 339Chapter 13: Shooting, Editing, and Sharing Photos 347Shooting Photos 348Shooting Self-Portraits with the Front Camera 348Shooting Photos with the Rear Camera 350Changing the Camera Settings 352Using Quick Settings 352Using the Settings Dialog Box 354Selecting a Shooting Mode 358Reviewing Photos 361Using Gallery 363Using Photo Editor 372Running a Slideshow 376Chapter 14: Watching and Creating Videos 379Streaming Video to the Phone 379Streaming with a Dedicated App 380Streaming from Web Pages 382Playing Videos with the Video App 383Using the Video Menu 387Converting DVD Videos for Playback on the Phone 388Recording Videos with the Phone 395Participating in Video Chats 399Chapter 15: Transferring and Sharing Files 401Using Samsung Kies to Transfer Files over Wi-Fi 402Setup and Basic Operation 402Copying Files 405Transferring Files over USB 408Manual USB Transfers to and from a Mac 408Manual USB Transfers to and from a PC 410Transferring Files Using Bluetooth 413Pairing the Phone with the Computer 413Sending Files from Computer to Phone 415Sending Files from Phone to Computer 416Emailing Files 419Emailing Photos from Gallery 420Emailing Songs from My Files 422Transferring Files Between Phones 423Using Wi-Fi Direct 424Using S Beam 426Using Share Shot 428Chapter 16: Synchronizing Data 433Developing a Sync Strategy 433Microsoft Exchange Server 434Google/Gmail 435Alternative Software 438The Sneakernet (Manual) Approach 438Setting Sync Options and Schedules 439Performing Manual Syncs 441Chapter 17: Securing the Phone 447Securing the Lock Screen 447Changing the Screen Locking Method 448Setting Lock Screen Options 457Unlocking the Lock Screen 462Chapter 18: Powering Other Devices 467Creating a Mobile HotSpot for Wi-Fi Devices 467Tethering the Phone and a PC 470Mirroring the Phone on an HDTV 473Chapter 19: Optimizing and Troubleshooting 477Managing Memory 478Conserving the Battery 480Configuring and Enabling Power Saving Mode 480Tips for Manually Conserving the Remaining Charge 481Viewing Battery Usage by Features and Apps 484Managing Talk Time and Data Usage 485Checking Current Usage 485Managing Data Usage 486What's Cheaper? 488Can This Call Be Made Later? 488Viewing and Expanding Storage 489Viewing Used and Available Space 489Adding a Memory Card 490Installing or Replacing the SIM Card 495Checking for System Updates 496Troubleshooting 497General Troubleshooting 497Testing in Safe Mode 499Fixing a "Lockup" 499Performing a Factory Data Reset 500Index 503
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