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Get the most out of Samsung’s Galaxy S5 smartphone right from the start. With clear instructions from technology expert Preston Gralla, this Missing Manual gives you a guided tour of Samsung's new flagship phone, including great new features such as the fingerprint scanner, heart rate sensor, and Download Booster. You’ll get expert tips and tricks for playing music, calling and texting, shooting photos and videos, and even getting some work done.

Table of Contents

  1. Special Upgrade Offer
  2. The Missing Credits
    1. About the Author
    2. About the Creative Team
    3. Acknowledgements
    4. The Missing Manual Series
  3. Introduction
    1. About the Samsung Galaxy S5
    2. What’s New in the S5
    3. About This Book
    4. About the Outline
    5. About→These→Arrows
    6. About the Online Resources
      1. Missing CD
      2. Registration
      3. Feedback
      4. Errata
    7. Safari® Books Online
  4. I. The Basics
    1. 1. The Guided Tour
      1. Power/Lock Button
        1. Locking the Screen
      2. Headset Jack
      3. About the Screen
        1. Built-in Sensors
      4. Status Bar Icons
      5. The Three Keys
        1. Recent Apps
        2. Home Key
        3. Back Key
      6. Multipurpose Jack and Charger
      7. Ringer Volume
      8. Microphone
      9. Battery
      10. SIM Card
      11. MicroSD Card
      12. Camera
      13. Water-Resistant Case
      14. Samsung and Google Accounts
        1. Google Account
        2. Samsung Account
      15. Home Screen
        1. Notification and Quick Settings Panel
        2. Apps Screen
        3. The Panes
      16. Easy Mode and Standard Mode
      17. Customizing the Home Screen and Panes
        1. Adding Widgets and Wallpaper
          1. Wallpapers
          2. Widgets
          3. Home screen settings
        2. Adding Apps and Folders to the Home Screen
        3. Deleting and Moving
        4. Adding and Deleting Panes
      18. Controlling the Galaxy S5 with Your Fingers
        1. Tap
        2. Touch and Hold
        3. Drag
        4. Slide
        5. Flick
        6. Pinch and Spread
        7. Double-Tap
      19. The Magic of the S5’s Gestures
        1. Air Browse
        2. Direct Call
        3. Mute/Pause
        4. Air View
      20. Using Multi Window
    2. 2. Typing, Texting, and Searching
      1. Using the Samsung Keyboard
        1. Auto-Suggestions and the Dictionary
        2. Moving the Insertion Point
        3. Accented and Special Characters
        4. The Express Lane to Punctuation Marks
        5. Swipe Your Way to Better Text Input
        6. Tips for Swiping Text
      2. The Magic of the Microphone Key
      3. Copying and Pasting Text
        1. Copying Text from a Web Page
      4. Text Messaging
        1. Receiving a Text Message
        2. Sending a Text Message
        3. Adding Pictures, Audio, and Video
        4. Text Messaging Tricks
      5. Searching Your Galaxy S5
        1. Performing a Search
      6. Voice Search
    3. 3. Phone Calls
      1. Placing a Phone Call
      2. Dialing a Call
        1. Choosing from the Logs
        2. Choosing from Your Contacts
      3. Managing Contacts
        1. Adding a Contact
        2. Editing Contacts
        3. Working with Groups
        4. Fancy Tricks with Contacts
      4. Designating Favorites
      5. Answering Calls
        1. Turning Off the Ring
        2. Ignoring the Call
      6. Conference Calling
      7. Voicemail
        1. Visual Voicemail
      8. Call Waiting
      9. Call Forwarding
      10. Caller ID
      11. Bluetooth Earpieces
        1. Pairing with a Bluetooth Earpiece
        2. Bluetooth and Car Kits
  5. II. The Built-In Features
    1. 4. Music
      1. Where to Get Music
      2. Using the Music App
      3. Playing Your Music
        1. More Music Controls and Features
        2. More Song Options
      4. Creating Playlists
      5. Using Your Galaxy S5 While Playing Music
      6. Playing Music and Media on Other Devices
      7. Google Music Cloud Player App
    2. 5. Camera, Photos, and Video
      1. Opening the Gallery
        1. Viewing Pictures
      2. Tagging Faces in Photos
      3. More Photo Options
      4. Working with Multiple Photos
      5. Videos in the Gallery
      6. Taking Still Photos
      7. Using the Onscreen Controls
      8. Using Different Modes
      9. Taking Video
      10. Playing S5 Video on Your TV
        1. Connecting to the TV by Cable
        2. Connecting to a Samsung TV Wirelessly
      11. Using Your S5 as a Universal Remote
    3. 6. Maps and Navigation
      1. Google Maps
        1. Browsing Google Maps
        2. Changing Your View
        3. Traffic
        4. Google Earth
        5. Street View
        6. More Layers
        7. The Compass Button
        8. How the Galaxy S5 Finds Your Location
        9. Searching Maps
      2. Finding Businesses and Contacts
      3. Getting Directions
      4. Turn-by-Turn Navigation
    4. 7. Calendar
      1. Using the Calendar
        1. Calendar Views
        2. Making an Appointment
        3. Getting Notifications about Who Has Accepted
        4. Editing, Rescheduling, and Deleting Events
        5. Accepting an Invitation
      2. Calendar and Geolocation
      3. Working with Multiple Calendars
      4. More Calendar Options
      5. Google Calendar on the Web
      6. Synchronizing Your Calendar with Outlook
      7. Corporate Calendar and Microsoft Exchange
  6. III. The Galaxy S5 Online
    1. 8. Getting Online: WiFi, 3G/4G, and Mobile Hotspots
      1. How the Galaxy S5 Gets Online
      2. Connecting via WiFi
        1. Disconnecting and Reconnecting
        2. Connecting to For-Pay WiFi Networks
        3. Connecting to an “Invisible” Network
        4. Boost Your Download Speed
        5. The WPS Alternative
      3. Turning Your Galaxy S5 into a WiFi Hotspot or Tethering It
        1. Setting Up a Hotspot
        2. Setting Up and Using Tethering
      4. Configuring Wi-Fi Direct
      5. Wi-Fi Calling
      6. Airplane Mode
    2. 9. The Web
      1. The Galaxy S5’s Browser
      2. Basic Navigation and Managing Windows
      3. Navigating a Web Page
      4. Web Pages Designed for Mobile Phones
      5. The Address Bar
        1. Typing an Address
      6. Bookmarks
        1. Adding a Bookmark
        2. Managing Bookmarks
      7. The History List
        1. Editing and Managing the History List
      8. Tapping Links
        1. Other Things to Tap
      9. Saving Online Images
        1. Viewing Downloaded Images
      10. Finding Text, Sharing Pages, Getting Page Information, and More
      11. Selecting and Copying Text
      12. Online Privacy and Security
        1. Pop-up Blocker
        2. Cookies
        3. Privacy Settings
    3. 10. Email and Gmail
      1. Understanding Email on the Galaxy S5
      2. Setting Up Gmail
      3. Reading Mail in Gmail
        1. Handling Graphics in Gmail
        2. Attachments in Gmail
        3. Information about the Sender
      4. Replying and Forwarding in Gmail
      5. Understanding Gmail’s Organization
      6. Managing Incoming Mail in Gmail
        1. Managing Multiple Email Messages
      7. Writing Messages in Gmail
        1. Adding a Signature
      8. Working with Labels and Search
      9. Searching Gmail
        1. Advanced Gmail Searching
      10. Setting Up Email Accounts
        1. POP3 and IMAP Accounts
      11. Reading Mail
      12. Handling Attachments and Pictures in Email
        1. Attachments in Email
        2. Adding the Sender to Your Contacts
      13. Managing Mail
      14. Creating and Sending Mail
        1. Adding a Signature
      15. Using Web-Based Mail Programs
    4. 11. Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Chat, and Videochat
      1. Facebook
        1. Writing Posts, Uploading Photos, and Using Check In
        2. Navigating Facebook’s World
        3. Interacting with Friends and Finding New Ones
        4. Viewing Your Friends’ Walls, Info, and More
        5. Facebook Notifications
        6. Add a Facebook Widget
      2. Twitter
        1. Taking Action on Tweets
        2. Twitter Notifications
      3. Google+
      4. Chat and Videochat with Google Hangouts
        1. Videochat with Hangouts
        2. Retrieving Archived Hangouts and More
        3. Responding to a Hangouts Invitation
      5. Chat and Videochat with ChatON
    5. 12. Downloading and Using Apps
      1. The Galaxy S5’s Free and Easy Approach to Apps
      2. Apps and Multitasking
        1. Seeing Your Most Recently Run Apps
      3. Where to Get Apps
      4. Using Google’s Play Store
        1. Browsing by Category
        2. Searching Google Play for Apps
        3. Getting Info About an App
        4. Downloading and Installing Apps
      5. Downloading from the Web
      6. Downloading and Using a Bar Code Scanner
      7. Updating Apps
      8. Managing, Sharing, and Uninstalling Apps
        1. Using the Task Manager for Managing Apps
      9. Putting an App on the Home Screen or Panes
      10. Troubleshooting Apps
      11. Thirteen Great Apps
        1. S Health
          1. S Health
          2. Endomondo Sports Tracker
          3. TuneIn Radio
          4. Google Play Newsstand
          5. Evernote
          6. Aldiko Book Reader
          7. Candy Crush Saga
          8. Google Goggles
          9. WhatsApp Messenger
          10. Vine
          11. Instagram
          12. Snapchat
          13. Duolingo
  7. IV. Advanced Features
    1. 13. Transferring Music, Videos, Pictures, and Other Files, and Using Group Play
      1. Connecting Your Galaxy S5 to Your Computer
      2. Transferring Files by Using Your PC
      3. Transferring Files by Using Your Mac
      4. Using the Galaxy S5 My Files App
      5. Sharing Files by NFC and Beaming
      6. Quick Connect
      7. Checking Space on Your Galaxy S5
      8. Using Group Play
    2. 14. Taking the Galaxy S5 to Work
      1. Setting Up Your Galaxy S5 with Your Company Account
      2. Virtual Private Networking (VPN)
      3. Using Microsoft’s Office Mobile for Android
        1. Viewing and Editing Files
      4. Using Polaris Office
      5. Using Google Docs
        1. Google Drive
    3. 15. My Magazine, Google Now, and Voice Search and Control
      1. Using My Magazine
      2. Using Google Now
        1. Using Cards in Google Now
      3. Using the Magic of Voice Search and Voice Control
        1. What You Can Do with Voice Search
        2. Editing Text Messages and Email with Voice Search
    4. 16. Settings
      1. Quick Settings
      2. Network Connections
        1. Wi-Fi
          1. Wi-Fi
          2. Download booster
          3. Bluetooth
          4. Tethering and Mobile HotSpot
          5. Airplane Mode
          6. Data Usage
          7. Location
          8. More Networks
          9. Default messaging app
          10. Mobile Networks
          11. VPN Settings
          12. WiFi Calling
      3. Connect and Share
        1. NFC
          1. NFC
          2. Nearby devices
          3. Printing
          4. Screen Mirroring
      4. Sound and Display
        1. Sound
          1. Sound
          2. Display
          3. Wallpaper
          4. Lock screen
          5. Multi window
          6. Notification panel
          7. Toolbox
          8. One-handed operation
      5. Personalization
        1. Easy mode
          1. Easy mode
          2. Accessibility
          3. Blocking mode
          4. Private mode
          5. Finger scanner
      6. Motion
        1. Motion and gestures
          1. Motion and gestures
          2. Air view
      7. User and Backup
        1. Accounts
          1. Accounts
          2. Cloud
          3. Backup and reset
      8. System
        1. Language and Input
          1. Language
          2. Keyboards and input methods
          3. Voice search
          4. Text-to-speech options
          5. Read notifications aloud
          6. Pointer speed
        2. Date and Time
          1. Automatic date and time
          2. Set date
          3. Set time
          4. Automatic time zone
          5. Select time zone
          6. Use 24-hour format
          7. Select date format
        3. Safety Assistance
        4. Accessories
        5. Battery
        6. Power Saving
          1. Power saving mode
          2. Ultra power saving mode
        7. Storage
        8. Security
          1. Encrypt device
          2. Encrypt external SD card
          3. Set up SIM card lock
          4. Make passwords visible
          5. Device administrators
          6. Unknown sources
          7. Verify apps
          8. Security policy updates
          9. Send security reports
          10. Credential storage
        9. Help
        10. About Device
          1. Software update
          2. Status
          3. Legal information
          4. Device name
          5. Model number
          6. Android version
          7. Other information
      9. Applications
        1. Application Manager
        2. Default Applications
        3. Calendar
        4. Call
        5. Contacts
        6. Email
        7. Gallery
        8. Internet
        9. Messages
        10. S Voice
  8. V. Appendixes
    1. A. Setup and Signup
      1. Choosing a Plan
        1. Your Phone Number
      2. Making Account Changes on the Web
      3. Upgrading to the Newest Software
    2. B. Accessories
      1. Useful Accessories
      2. Places to Shop
    3. C. Troubleshooting and Maintenance
      1. Make Sure Your Software Is Up to Date
      2. Fixing a Frozen Phone
      3. Correcting Email Settings
        1. If Email Doesn’t Work at All
        2. If You Can’t Send Email
          1. Try using a different port
          2. Use Gmail’s outgoing mail server
      4. Troubleshooting the SD Card
      5. Resetting the Galaxy S5
      6. Warranty and Repair
      7. Where to Go for Help
  9. Index
  10. About the Author
  11. Special Upgrade Offer
  12. Copyright