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Galaxy S II: The Missing Manual

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Galaxy S II: The Missing Manual is the definitive guide to Samsung’s hottest and smartest new phone. Veteran author and Android expert Preston Gralla gives you a guided tour of every feature, with lots of expert tips and tricks along the way. With loads of illustrations and clear instructions, this book shows you how to call and text like a pro, take and share photos, enjoy streaming music and video, get turn-by-turn directions, and more.

Table of Contents

  1. Special Upgrade Offer
  2. The Missing Credits
    1. About the Author
      1. About the Author
      2. About the Creative Team
      3. Acknowledgements
      4. The Missing Manual Series
  3. Introduction
    1. About the Samsung Galaxy S II
    2. About This Book
    3. About the Outline
    4. About→These→Arrows
    5. About the Online Resources
      1. Missing CD
      2. Registration
      3. Feedback
      4. Errata
      5. Newsletter
    6. Safari® Books Online
  4. I. The Basics
    1. 1. The Guided Tour
      1. Power/Lock Key
        1. Locking the Screen
      2. Headset Jack
      3. About the Screen
        1. Built-in Sensors
      4. Status Bar Icons
      5. The Four Keys
        1. Menu Key
        2. Home Key
        3. Back Key
        4. Search Key
      6. Micro USB Port and Charger
      7. Ringer Volume
      8. Microphone
      9. Battery
      10. SIM Card
      11. MicroSD Card
      12. Camera
      13. Home Screen
        1. Settings Pane
        2. Social Networking Pane
        3. Widgets and Apps on Other Panes
      14. Customizing the Home Screen and Panes
        1. Adding Widgets, Folders, Shortcuts, and Wallpaper
        2. Deleting and Moving
      15. Deleting and Adding Panes
      16. Controlling the Galaxy S II with Your Fingers
        1. Tap
        2. Touch and Hold
        3. Drag
        4. Slide
        5. Flick
        6. Pinch and Spread
        7. Double-Tap
    2. 2. Typing and Texting
      1. The Keyboards
        1. Switching Among the Three Keyboards
      2. Using the Android 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. The Widescreen Keyboard
      3. Using the Swype Keyboard
        1. Swype Keyboard Layout
        2. Tips for Using Swype
      4. Using the Samsung Keypad
      5. Copying and Pasting Text
        1. Copying Text from a Web Page
      6. Searching Your Samsung Galaxy S II
        1. Performing a Search
        2. Controlling Searches
      7. Voice Search
      8. Text Messaging
        1. Receiving a Text Message
        2. Sending a Text Message
        3. Adding Pictures, Audio, and Video
        4. Text Messaging Tricks
      9. Google Talk
    3. 3. Phone Calls
      1. Placing a Phone Call
      2. Dialing a Call
        1. Choosing from the Logs List
        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 Car Kits
  5. II. Music, Pictures, and Video
    1. 4. Music
      1. Where to Get Music
      2. Using the Music App
      3. Playing Your Music
        1. More Music Controls and Features
        2. Sound Effects and the Equalizer
      4. Creating Playlists
      5. Using Your Galaxy S II While Playing Music
      6. Playing Music and Media on Other Devices
      7. Google Music Cloud Player
    2. 5. Camera, Photos, and Video
      1. Opening the Gallery
        1. Viewing Pictures
      2. More Photo Options
      3. Working with Multiple Photos
      4. Videos in the Gallery
      5. Taking Still Photos
      6. Using the Onscreen Controls
      7. Customizing Your Photo Shooting
      8. Taking Video
      9. Using HDMI to View Photos and Videos on a TV or Monitor
      10. YouTube
        1. Playing a Video
        2. Finding Videos
        3. Recording and Uploading Videos
  6. III. Maps, Apps, and Calendar
    1. 6. Maps, Navigation, and Other Galaxy S II Apps
      1. Maps
        1. Browsing Google Maps
        2. Changing Your View
        3. Traffic
        4. More Layers
        5. The Nifty Compass Button
        6. How the Galaxy S II Finds Your Location
        7. Searching Maps
        8. Finding Businesses and Contacts
        9. Getting Directions
        10. Turn-by-Turn Navigation
        11. Street View
      2. Weather
      3. Reading the News
        1. Changing News Settings
        2. Using the News Widget
        3. An Even Better Way to Read News
      4. Calculator
    2. 7. Calendar
      1. Using the Calendar
        1. Calendar Views
        2. Making an Appointment
        3. Additional Event Options
        4. Getting Notifications About Who Has Accepted
        5. Editing, Rescheduling, and Deleting Events
        6. Accepting an Invitation
      2. Calendar and Geolocation
        1. Working with Multiple Calendars
        2. More Calendar Options
      3. Google Calendar on the Web
        1. What Happened to Google Tasks?
      4. Synchronizing Your Calendar with Outlook
      5. Corporate Calendar and Microsoft Exchange
  7. IV. Online
    1. 8. Getting Online: Wi-Fi, 3G, and Mobile Hot Spots
      1. How the Galaxy S II Gets Online
      2. Connecting via Wi-Fi
        1. Disconnecting and Reconnecting
        2. Connecting to For-Pay Wi-Fi Networks
        3. Connecting to an “Invisible” Network
        4. Using WPS
      3. Turning Your Galaxy S II into a Wi-Fi Hot Spot or Tethering It
        1. Setting Up a Hot Spot
        2. Setting Up and Using Tethering
      4. Configuring Wi-Fi Direct
      5. Flight Mode
    2. 9. The Web
      1. The Galaxy S II’s Browser
      2. Basic Navigation and Managing Windows
      3. Navigating a Web Page
      4. Multiple Windows
      5. Web Pages Designed for Mobile Phones
      6. The Address Bar
        1. Typing an Address
      7. Bookmarks
        1. Adding a Bookmark
        2. Managing Bookmarks
      8. Most Visited and History Lists
        1. Editing and Managing the Most Visited List
        2. Editing and Managing the History List
      9. Tapping Links
        1. Other Nifty Things to Tap
      10. Saving Online Images
        1. Viewing Images and Downloaded Pages
      11. Finding Text, Sharing Pages, Getting Page Information, and More
      12. Selecting and Copying Text
      13. Getting the Facts with RSS
      14. Online Privacy and Security
        1. Pop-up Blocker
        2. Cookies
        3. Privacy Settings
      15. Using Other Browsers
    3. 10. Email, Gmail, Twitter, and Facebook
      1. Understanding Email on the Galaxy S II
      2. Setting Up Gmail
      3. Reading Mail in Gmail
        1. Handling Graphics in Gmail
        2. Attachments in Gmail
        3. Add the Sender to Your Contacts
      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
      16. The Samsung Social Hub
      17. Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn on the Galaxy S II
        1. Setting Up Your Accounts
        2. Using Social Networking Services
        3. Using Social Networking Apps and Widgets
        4. Facebook and Twitter Message Notifications
        5. Using Google+
    4. 11. Downloading and Using Apps
      1. The Galaxy S II’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 Market
        1. Browsing by Library Divisions and Categories
        2. Searching the Market 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. Six Great Apps
  8. V. Advanced
    1. 12. Transferring Music, Videos, Pictures, and Other Files
      1. Connecting Your Galaxy S II to Your Computer
      2. Transferring Files Using Your PC
      3. Transferring Files Using Your Mac
      4. Transferring Music, Videos, and Pictures from a PC Using Windows Media Player
      5. Transferring Music, Videos, and Pictures to Your PC
      6. Using the Galaxy S II Files Application
      7. Checking Space on Your Galaxy S II
    2. 13. Taking the Galaxy S II to Work
      1. Setting Up Your Galaxy S II with Your Company Account
      2. Virtual Private Networking (VPN)
      3. Using Google Docs
        1. Creating and Editing Google Docs Documents
        2. Google Docs
        3. Gdocs
      4. Using Microsoft Office
    3. 14. Controlling the Galaxy S II with Your Voice
      1. Two Ways to Control the Galaxy S II by Voice
      2. Using the Magic of Voice Search
      3. What You Can Do with Voice Search
        1. Editing Text Messages and Email with Voice Search
        2. Sending Email with Voice Search
      4. Using Voice Talk
      5. What Can You Control with Your Voice?
      6. Setting Voice Talk and Voice Search Options
    4. 15. Settings
      1. Wireless and Network
        1. Flight Mode
        2. Wi-Fi Settings
        3. Bluetooth
        4. Bluetooth Settings
        5. USB Utilities
        6. Tethering and Portable Hotspot
        7. VPN Settings
        8. Mobile Networks
      2. Call
      3. Sound
      4. Display
      5. Power Saving Mode
      6. Location and Security
      7. Applications
      8. Accounts and Sync
        1. Google
        2. Facebook
        3. Phone Backup Assistant
        4. Add Account
      9. Motion
      10. Privacy
      11. Storage
      12. Language and Keyboard
      13. Voice Input and Output
        1. Text-to-Speech Settings
      14. Accessibility
      15. Dock Settings
      16. Date and Time
      17. About Phone
      18. Software Update
  9. VI. 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
        3. Try using a different port
        4. Use Gmail’s outgoing mail server
      4. Troubleshooting the SD Card
      5. Resetting the Galaxy S II
      6. Warranty and Repair
      7. Where to Go for Help
  10. Index
  11. About the Author
  12. Special Upgrade Offer
  13. Copyright