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Galaxy S4: The Missing Manual

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Unlock the potential of Samsung’s outstanding smartphone with this fully illustrated, jargon-free guide from technology guru Preston Gralla. You’ll quickly learn how to shoot high-res photos and HD video, keep your schedule, stay in touch, and enjoy your favorite media. Every page is packed with illustrations and valuable advice to help you get the most from the smartest phone in town.

Table of Contents

  1. Special Upgrade Offer
  2. The Missing Credits
    1. About the Author
      1. About the Creative Team
      2. Acknowledgements
    2. The Missing Manual Series
  3. Introduction
    1. About the Samsung Galaxy S4
    2. What’s New in the S4
    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. Menu Key
        2. Home Key
        3. Back Key
      6. Micro USB Port and Charger
      7. Ringer Volume
      8. Microphone
      9. Battery
      10. SIM Card
      11. MicroSD Card
      12. Camera
      13. Samsung and Google Accounts
        1. Google Account
        2. Samsung Account
      14. Home Screen
        1. App Drawer
        2. The Panes
        3. S Travel
      15. Easy Mode and Standard Mode
      16. Customizing the Home Screen and Panes
        1. Adding Widgets, Folders, Shortcuts, and Wallpaper
          1. Set wallpaper
          2. Apps and widgets
          3. Folders
          4. Page
        2. Deleting and Moving
      17. Deleting and Adding Panes
      18. Controlling the Galaxy S4 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 Air Gesture, Smart Scroll, Smart Screen, and Air View
        1. Smart Scroll and Smart Screen
        2. Air Gesture
        3. Air View
        4. 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. Using the Swype Keyboard
        1. Swype Keyboard Layout
        2. Adding Words to the Swype Dictionary
      4. Copying and Pasting Text
        1. Copying Text from a Web Page
      5. Text Messaging
        1. Receiving a Text Message
        2. Sending a Text Message
        3. Adding Pictures, Audio, and Video
        4. Text Messaging Tricks
      6. Searching Your Galaxy S4
        1. Performing a Search
        2. Controlling Searches
      7. Voice Search
    3. 3. Phone Calls
      1. Placing a Phone Call
      2. Dialing a Call
        1. Choosing from the Recents 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 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 S4 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. Customizing Your Camera Settings
      10. Taking Video
      11. Playing S4 Video on Your TV
        1. Connecting to the TV by Cable
        2. Connecting to a Samsung TV Wirelessly
      12. Using Your S4 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 S4 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 S4 Online
    1. 8. Getting Online: WiFi, 3G/4G, and Mobile Hotspots
      1. How the Galaxy S4 Gets Online
      2. Connecting via WiFi
        1. Disconnecting and Reconnecting
        2. Connecting to For-Pay WiFi Networks
        3. Connecting to an “Invisible” Network
        4. The WPS Alternative
      3. Turning Your Galaxy S4 into a WiFi Hotspot or Tethering It
        1. Setting Up a Hotspot
        2. Setting Up and Using Tethering
      4. Configuring Wi-Fi Direct
      5. Airplane Mode
    2. 9. The Web
      1. The Galaxy S4’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. The History List
        1. Editing and Managing the History List
      9. Tapping Links
        1. Other Nifty Things to Tap
      10. Saving Online Images
        1. Viewing Downloaded Images
      11. Finding Text, Sharing Pages, Getting Page Information, and More
      12. Selecting and Copying Text
      13. Online Privacy and Security
        1. Pop-up Blocker
        2. Cookies
        3. Privacy Settings
    3. 10. Email and Gmail
      1. Understanding Email on the Galaxy S4
      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. Mail from Multiple Accounts
      15. Creating and Sending Mail
        1. Adding a Signature
      16. 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. Hangout Options
        3. Retrieving Archived Hangouts and More
        4. Responding to a Hangouts Invitation
      5. Chat and Videochat with ChatON
    5. 12. Downloading and Using Apps
      1. The Galaxy S4’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 Play Store
        1. Browsing by Library Divisions and Categories
        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
          3. Pulse News
          4. Google Currents
          5. Evernote
          6. Aldiko Book Reader
          7. Candy Crush Saga
          8. Google Goggles
          9. TedAIR
          10. Vine
          11. Instagram
          12. Snapchat
          13. Minecraft Pocket Edition Demo
  7. IV. Advanced Features
    1. 13. Transferring Music, Videos, Pictures, and Other Files, and Using Group Play
      1. Connecting Your Galaxy S4 to Your Computer
      2. Transferring Files by Using Your PC
      3. Transferring Files by Using Your Mac
      4. Transferring Music, Videos, and Pictures by Using Windows Media Player
        1. Transferring Music, Videos, and Pictures to Your PC
      5. Using the Galaxy S4 My Files App
      6. Using the Kies via Wi-Fi App
      7. Sharing Files by Beaming
        1. NFC
        2. S Beam
      8. Checking Space on Your Galaxy S4
      9. Using Group Play
    2. 14. Taking the Galaxy S4 to Work
      1. Setting Up Your Galaxy S4 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. Google Now and Voice Search and Control
      1. Using Google Now
        1. Using Cards in Google Now
      2. 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
      3. Setting Google Now and Voice Options
    4. 16. Settings
      1. Connections
        1. Wireless and Network
          1. Wi-Fi
          2. Bluetooth
          3. Data Usage
        2. More Networks
          1. Airplane Mode
          2. Mobile Networks
          3. Tethering and Mobile Hotspot
          4. VPN Settings
          5. WiFi Calling
          6. NFC
          7. S Beam
          8. Nearby devices
          9. Screen Mirroring
          10. Kies via Wi-Fi
      2. My Device
        1. Lock Screen
          1. Screen lock
          2. Lock screen widgets
          3. Lock automatically
          4. Lock instantly with power key
        2. Display
          1. Wallpaper
          2. Notification panel
          3. Multi window
          4. Screen mode
          5. Brightness
          6. Auto-rotate screen
          7. Screen timeout
          8. Touch key light duration
          9. Auto adjust screen tone
        3. LED Indicator
        4. Sound
          1. Volume
          2. Vibration intensity
          3. Ringtones
          4. Vibrations
          5. Notifications
          6. Vibrate when ringing
          7. System
          8. Adapt Sound
        5. Home Screen Mode
        6. Call
          1. Call rejection
          2. Set up call rejection messages
          3. Answering/ending calls
          4. Turn off screen during calls
          5. Call alerts
          6. Call accessories
          7. WiFi calling
          8. Additional settings
          9. Ringtone and sound settings
          10. Voicemail
        7. Blocking Mode
        8. Power Saving Mode
          1. Power saving mode
        9. Accessory
        10. Language and Keyboard
          1. Select input method
          2. Swype
          3. Samsung keyboard
          4. Language
          5. Block offensive words
          6. Personalized recognition
          7. Google Account dashboard
          8. Pointer speed
        11. Motion and Gestures
          1. Air gesture
          2. Motion
          3. Smart screen
          4. Air view
          5. Voice control
      3. Accounts
        1. Google
          1. Maps & Latitude
          2. Search
          3. Location Settings
          4. Google+
          5. Ads
        2. Samsung account
          1. Account settings
          2. Storage usage
          3. Backup
          4. Restore
        3. Add Account
        4. Backup Options
          1. Cloud
          2. Backup and reset
      4. More
        1. Location Services
        2. Security
          1. Encrypt device
          2. Encrypt external SD card
          3. Set up SIM card lock
          4. Visible Passwords
          5. Device Administration
          6. Credential Storage
        3. Application Manager
        4. Battery
        5. Development
        6. Storage
        7. Date and Time
          1. Automatic date and time
          2. Set date
          3. Set time
          4. Automatic time zone
          5. Use 24-hour format
          6. Select date format
        8. About device
          1. Software update
          2. Status
          3. Legal information
          4. Device name
          5. Model number
          6. Android version
          7. Other Information
  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 S4
      6. Warranty and Repair
      7. Where to Go for Help
  9. Index
  10. About the Author
  11. Special Upgrade Offer
  12. Copyright