My Samsung Galaxy S7 for Seniors

My Samsung Galaxy S7 for Seniors

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 179 x 231 x 22mm | 912g
  • Que Corporation,U.S.
  • United States
  • English
  • 0789757877
  • 9780789757876
  • 620,731

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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About Michael Miller

Michael Miller is a prolific and popular writer of more than 150 nonfiction books, known for his ability to explain complex topics to everyday readers. He writes about a variety of topics, including technology, business, and music. His best-selling books for Que include My Windows 10 Computer for Seniors, My Social Media for Seniors, My Facebook for Seniors, My Google Chromebook, Easy Computer Basics, and Computer Basics: Absolute Beginner's Guide. Worldwide, his books have sold more than 1 million copies.

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