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My Samsung Galaxy Note™ II

Book Description

Step-by-step instructions with callouts to Samsung Galaxy Note II photos that show you exactly what to do

Help when you run into Samsung Galaxy Note II problems or limitations

Tips and Notes to help you get the most from your Samsung Galaxy Note II

Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through getting and keeping your Samsung Galaxy Note II working just the way you want. Learn how to

  • Make the most of Galaxy Note II’s powerful hardware—from S Pen to sensors

  • Connect the right way at the right time, with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, VPNs, NFC, and beaming

  • Transform your Galaxy Note II into a Wi-Fi hotspot others can share

  • Access websites fast and sync bookmarks across all your devices

  • Customize your wallpaper, keyboard, sound, display, and language

  • Efficiently manage your life: messages, contacts, meetings, and more

  • Use GPS and Google Maps to find any destination and never get lost

  • Get the exact information you need right now, with Google Now

  • Play, sync, and manage media—from music to YouTube videos

  • Store your music collection in the cloud, so you can listen anywhere

  • Make plans faster by adding participants to calls in progress

  • Automatically reject calls you don’t want

  • Read ebooks and magazines with Google Play or the Amazon Kindle app

  • Find the best new apps and games on Google Play—even great freebies

  • Extend your battery life—today and for years to come

  • Keep your Galaxy Note II up-to-date, reliable, and secure

  • Table of Contents

    1. About This eBook
    2. Title Page
    3. Copyright Page
    4. Contents at a Glance
    5. Table of Contents
    6. About the Authors
    7. Dedication
    8. Acknowledgments
    9. We Want to Hear from You!
    10. Reader Services
    11. Prologue: Getting to Know Your Galaxy Note II
      1. Your Galaxy Note II’s External Features
      2. S Pen
      3. First-Time Setup
      4. Fundamentals of Android 4.1 and TouchWiz
      5. Installing Synchronization Software
    12. 1. Connecting to Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and VPNs
      1. Connecting to Bluetooth Devices
      2. Wi-Fi
      3. Wi-Fi Direct
      4. Near Field Communications (NFC)
      5. Cellular Networks
      6. Virtual Private Networks (VPN)
      7. Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspot
    13. 2. Customizing Your Galaxy Note II
      1. Changing Your Wallpaper
      2. Changing Your Keyboard
      3. Adding Widgets to Your Home Screens
      4. Changing Accessibility Settings
      5. Adjusting Sound Settings
      6. Modifying Display Settings
      7. Adjusting Samsung-Specific Settings
    14. 3. Browsing the Web
      1. Navigating with Chrome
      2. Managing Bookmarks, Most Visited, and Other Devices
      3. Managing Multiple Tabs
      4. Customizing Browser Settings
    15. 4. Email
      1. Gmail
      2. Email Application
      3. Working with the Email App
    16. 5. Google Now and Navigation
      1. Google Now
      2. Google Maps
      3. Navigation
    17. 6. Working with Date, Time, and Calendar
      1. Setting the Date and Time
      2. Clock Application
      3. Using the Calendar Application
    18. 7. Contacts
      1. Adding Accounts
      2. Navigating Contacts
      3. Adding and Managing Contacts
      4. Adding a Contact to Your Home Screen
    19. 8. Phone, SMS, and MMS
      1. Phone
      2. SMS and MMS
    20. 9. Audio, Video, Photos, and Movies
      1. Enjoying Music with the Music Application
      2. Playing and Sharing Videos
      3. Taking Photos and Videos with the Camera App
      4. Enjoying Videos with the YouTube App
    21. 10. Books and Magazines
      1. Reading Books with Play Books and Kindle
      2. Reading Magazines with Play Magazines
    22. 11. Working with Android Apps
      1. Configuring Google Wallet
      2. Navigating Google Play
      3. Keeping Apps Up to Date
    23. 12. Maintaining Your Galaxy Note II and Solving Problems
      1. Updating Android
      2. Optimizing the Battery
      3. Apps and Memory
      4. Reining in Your Data Usage
      5. Caring for the Galaxy Note II’s Exterior
      6. Getting Help with Your Galaxy Note II
    24. Index