My Samsung Galaxy Tab 4

My Samsung Galaxy Tab 4

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 150 x 230 x 20mm | 785g
  • Que Corporation,U.S.
  • United States
  • English
  • illustrations (colour)
  • 0789753847
  • 9780789753847
  • 618,045

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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About Eric Butow

Eric Butow began writing books in 2000 when he wrote Master Visually Windows 2000 Server. Since then, Eric has authored or coauthored 24 other books. Those books include Addison-Wesley's User Interface Design for Mere Mortals, Amacom's How to Succeed in Business Using LinkedIn, Wiley Publishing's Droid Companion, Wiley Publishing's Google Glass For Dummies, Que Publishing's My Samsung Galaxy Tab 3, and Que Publishing's Blogging to Drive Business, Second Edition.

Eric lives in Jackson, California. He has a master's degree in communication from California State University, Fresno, and is the owner of Butow Communications Group (BCG), an online marketing ROI improvement firm.


Lonzell Watson is the best-selling author of the Teach Yourself Visually iPad book series. His books have won the International Award of Excellence, the award of Distinguished Technical Communication, and Best of Show presented by the Society for Technical Communication. He is the author of other popular titles including My Samsung Galaxy Tab 3, My Amazon Fire Phone, The Guide for Android Apps and Gear, My HTC EVO 3D, Teach Yourself Visually Digital Video, Teach Yourself Visually Final Cut Pro, and the Canon VIXIA Digital Field Guide.

Lonzell is an instructional designer in the aerospace and defense industry and designs interactive training simulations for the Basic Engineering Common Core Studies of the United States Navy. He holds a master's degree in Instructional Design and Development, and is an Adjunct Professor at Bellevue University. Lonzell is also the owner of Creative Intelligence LLC, an instructional design and technical writing company.

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