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My Samsung Galaxy Tab 3

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Step-by-step

instructions with callouts to photos that show you exactly what to do with the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1, Galaxy Tab 3 8.0, and Galaxy Tab 3 7.0

Help

when you run into Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 problems or limitations

Tips and Notes

to help you get the most from your Samsung Galaxy Tab 3

Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through getting and keeping your Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 working just the way you want. Learn how to

• Navigate Samsung Galaxy Tab 3’s Android 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 3 to other devices and the cloud

• Use your Galaxy Tab 3 as an eReader to read books and magazines online

• Find and share any destination with Maps, Navigation, Local, and Location Sharing

• 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 3 software up to date, reliable, and running smoothly

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. 1. The Galaxy Tab Universe
    1. First, a Look at Android
    2. The Newest Members: The Galaxy Tab 3 Family
    3. Comparing the Tab 3 to Other Tabs
  12. 2. Meeting the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3
    1. Investigating the Galaxy Tab 3 Unit
    2. The Galaxy Tab 3 Buttons and Switches
    3. Galaxy Tab 3 Screens
    4. Manipulating the Screen
    5. Interacting with Android
    6. Using the Keyboard
  13. 3. Setting Up the Galaxy Tab 3
    1. Getting Details About the Galaxy Tab 3
    2. Setting Up Your Network
    3. Syncing the Galaxy Tab 3
  14. 4. Customizing Android to Your Liking
    1. Password-Protecting the Galaxy Tab 3
    2. Changing Your Password
    3. Setting Parental Restrictions
    4. Changing the Date and Time
    5. Modifying Your Wallpaper
    6. Setting Alert Sounds
    7. Changing Keyboard and Voice Settings
    8. Modifying More Settings
  15. 5. Adding Widgets to Your Home Screens
    1. Accessing the Widgets Screen
    2. Taking a Tour of Available Widgets
    3. Adding a Widget to a Home Screen
    4. Creating a New Home Screen
    5. Removing a Widget
  16. 6. Browsing the Web
    1. Browsing to a URL
    2. Searching the Web
    3. Viewing Web Pages
    4. Bookmarking Websites
    5. Returning to Previously Visited Pages
    6. Deleting Bookmarks
    7. Filling in Web Forms
    8. Copying Text and Images from Web Pages
  17. 7. Sending Email and Instant Messages
    1. Configuring Email
    2. Reading Email
    3. Composing a New Message
    4. Creating Your Own Signature
    5. Deleting Messages
    6. Searching Through Email
    7. Configuring Email Settings
    8. Sending and Receiving Instant Messages
    9. Configuring Google Hangouts Settings
    10. Reading Email Messages Using the Email Widget
  18. 8. Using Galaxy Tab 3 Widgets
    1. Finding the Widgets
    2. Using the Widgets
  19. 9. Using Productivity Apps to Simplify Your Life
    1. Staying Up to Date
    2. Managing Contacts
    3. Managing Your Busy Schedule
  20. 10. Connecting to Devices and the Cloud
    1. Connecting Using Wi-Fi Direct
    2. Printing Wirelessly
    3. Sharing Files
    4. Sharing Music and Video
  21. 11. Using Apps for Learning, Creating, and Sharing
    1. Staying Up to Date with Google Now
    2. Using ChatON
    3. Connecting to Google+
    4. Creating Documents and Presentations with Polaris Office
  22. 12. Playing Music and Video
    1. Downloading Movies and TV Shows
    2. Playing Videos
    3. Viewing YouTube Videos
    4. Recording Video
    5. Purchasing Music
    6. Playing Songs
    7. Creating Your Own Playlists
    8. Adding a Podcast App
  23. 13. Reading and Managing Books and Magazines
    1. Using Google Play Books
    2. Using Google Play Magazines
    3. Shopping for Book and Magazine Readers
  24. 14. Capturing and Managing Photos
    1. Using the Camera
    2. Navigating Image Viewer
    3. Tips for Capturing Photos
    4. Working with Gallery
    5. Creating Screen Captures
  25. 15. Using Maps, Navigation, Local, and Location Sharing
    1. Enabling GPS
    2. Getting Around with Maps
    3. Getting Voice-Command Directions
    4. Getting to Know Local
    5. Sharing Locations with Friends
  26. 16. Finding and Managing Apps
    1. Getting Apps in the Google Play Store
    2. Managing Apps Through Your Home Pages
    3. Adding Useful Apps
  27. 17. Adding New Hardware
    1. Galaxy Tab 2013 USB Connection Kit
    2. Bluetooth Keyboards
    3. Pairing Bluetooth Devices
    4. MicroSD Cards
  28. 18. Troubleshooting Your Galaxy Tab 3
    1. Maintaining Your Galaxy Tab 3
    2. Updating Galaxy Tab 3 Software
    3. Backing Up and Restoring Your Galaxy Tab 3
    4. Syncing and Using Manual Backup
    5. Extending Battery Life
    6. Solving Random Galaxy Tab Issues
    7. Troubleshooting Wi-Fi Accessibility Problems
    8. Getting Technical Help
  29. Index
  30. A. Finding Galaxy Tab 3 Accessories
    1. Protective Cases
    2. Screen Protectors
    3. Chargers and Adapters
  31. B. Glossary of Terms