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My Samsung Galaxy S®5 for Seniors

Book Description

My Samsung Galaxy S5 for Seniors helps you quickly get started with the new smartphone and use its features to look up information and perform day-to-day activities from anywhere, any time.

Step-by-step instructions for the tasks you care about most
Large, full-color, close-up photos show you exactly what to do
Common-sense help whenever you run into problems
Tips and notes to help you do even more

Written for seniors by a senior, the full-color, step-by-step tasks—in legible print—walk you through getting and keeping your Samsung Galaxy S5 working just the way you want.

• Learn all the basics—and the easiest, best shortcuts
• Set up contacts, accounts, and voicemail
• Make and receive calls—even three-way calls
• Switch to Vibrate or Airplane Mode
• Explore the Web
• Connect with family on Facebook
• Customize your phone’s settings
• Master the art of texting
• Take great photos—and share them
• Get driving directions
• Watch TV and movies
• Discover great new apps
• Keep your phone safe 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 Author
  7. About AARP and AARP TEK
  8. Dedication
  9. Acknowledgments
  10. We Want to Hear from You!
  11. Reader Services
  12. Part I: Getting Started
    1. 1. Getting Started
      1. About the Galaxy S5
        1. The Hardware
        2. The Android Operating System and TouchWiz
      2. The Touchscreen
        1. The Interface
      3. Charging the Battery
      4. Adjusting the Volume
      5. Using a Headset or Headphones
        1. Connect a Wired Headset or Headphones
    2. 2. Understanding the Galaxy S5 Interface
      1. The Home Screen
        1. The Status or Notification Bar
        2. Main Area
        3. Extended Home Screen
        4. Set the Home Screen Mode
        5. Primary and Other App Shortcuts
      2. Using the Icons
        1. Recent Apps Key
        2. Home Key
        3. Back Key
      3. Interacting with the Touchscreen
        1. Using Your Fingers
        2. Rotating the Screen
      4. Entering Text
        1. Use the Keyboard: Tapping
        2. Use Voice Input
      5. Editing Text
      6. Searching for Items on the Phone
        1. Use S Finder
        2. Search in Settings
    3. 3. Running the Setup Wizard
      1. Run the Setup Wizard
      2. Darkening and Restoring the Display
        1. Restore a Dark Display
        2. Set the Screen Timeout Interval
    4. 4. Using the Phone
      1. Making a Call
        1. Manual Dialing
        2. Call from a Contact Record
        3. Calling from the Call Logs
        4. Dialing a Number in a Text or Email Message
      2. Setting Up Voicemail
      3. Bluetooth Headset
        1. Pair the Headset with the Phone
        2. Use the Headset for Calls
      4. Emergency Calling
        1. Call 911
        2. Emergency Calling Tips
      5. Other Outgoing Call Options
        1. Speed Dialing
        2. Temporarily Blocking Your Caller ID Information
        3. Three-Way Calling
      6. Receiving Calls
        1. Respond to an Incoming Call
        2. Call Waiting
        3. Call Forwarding
      7. In-Call Options
      8. Checking Voicemail
      9. Enabling Mute, Vibrate, or Airplane Mode
        1. Mute and Vibrate
        2. Airplane Mode
      10. Configuring Call Settings
    5. 5. Using the Keys and Gestures
      1. The Keys
        1. Keyboard Letters and Symbols
        2. Other Buttons and Keys
      2. Using Motions and Gestures
        1. Enabling Motions and Gestures
        2. Enabling Air View
        3. One-Handed Operation
    6. 6. Managing Contacts
      1. The Contacts Interface
      2. Creating a Contact Record
      3. Adding a Photo to a Contact Record
      4. Viewing Contacts
      5. Editing Contact Records
        1. Edit Contacts
        2. Set Defaults for a Contact
        3. Link and Unlink Contacts
        4. Mark Contacts as Favorites
        5. Delete Contacts
      6. Working with Contact Groups
        1. Create a Group
        2. Change a Group’s Membership
        3. Email or Text a Group
        4. Delete a Group
      7. Backing Up/Restoring and Exporting/Importing Contact Records
        1. Importing Contact Data from Other Sources into Google Contacts
      8. Setting Display Options
    7. 7. Setting Up Accounts
      1. Gmail and Your Phone
        1. Create a Gmail Account
        2. Register Your Gmail Account
      2. Creating Another Email Account
      3. Creating a Samsung Account
      4. Creating a Dropbox Account
    8. 8. Connecting to a Network
      1. Automatic Network Detection
      2. Enabling and Disabling Wi-Fi
        1. Manually Set a Connection Method
        2. Connect to a New Wi-Fi Network
      3. Using Bluetooth
      4. Wireless Printing
        1. Install the Print Services Software (First Time Only)
    9. 9. Using Voice Services
      1. Using S Voice
        1. Commanding the Phone
        2. Commanding Apps: Calendar
        3. Configure S Voice
      2. Using Google/Voice Search
      3. Configuring Google/Voice Search
    10. 10. System Functions and Tools
      1. Setting the Date and Time
      2. Changing the Volume
      3. Enabling Mute, Vibrate, and Ringtones
        1. Mute Your Phone
        2. Control Vibration
        3. Choose Ringtones and Vibrations
      4. Enabling Airplane Mode
      5. Changing the Default Language
      6. Using the Calculator
      7. Using the Calendar
      8. Getting Help
      9. Checking on Data Usage
      10. Changing Display Characteristics
      11. Backing Up Using the Cloud
        1. Back Up in Batches
        2. Back Up Specific Apps
    11. 11. Using the Calendar
      1. Adding Calendar Accounts
      2. Working in Calendar
        1. Creating Events and Tasks
        2. View the Calendar
        3. Manage Events and Tasks
      3. Responding to Reminders
      4. Setting Calendar Preferences
    12. 12. Communicating with Others
      1. Sending Email
        1. Compose and Send Email with the Gmail App
        2. Save a Draft in the Gmail App
        3. Use the Email App
      2. Reading Email with Gmail
        1. Reply to Email
      3. About Text and Multimedia Messaging
        1. Composing a Text Message (SMS)
      4. Composing a Multimedia Message (MMS)
      5. Managing Conversations
        1. Responding to a New Message Notification
        2. Continue a Conversation
        3. Reviewing a Conversation
        4. Delete Conversations
        5. Delete Messages
        6. Other Options for Individual Messages
        7. Search for Messages
      6. Other Messaging Apps and Alternatives
        1. Text Chat
        2. Audio and Video Chat
      7. Staying Connected with Social Media
        1. Watch a YouTube Video
    13. 13. Customizing Your Screen
      1. Setting the Wallpaper
      2. Adding, Removing, and Rearranging Home Screen Pages
        1. Add a Home Screen Page
        2. Remove a Home Screen Page
        3. Rearrange Home Screen Pages
      3. Adding Shortcuts and Widgets
        1. Add Shortcuts
        2. Add Widgets
      4. Creating Folders
      5. Repositioning and Removing Home Screen Items
    14. 14. Securing Your Cell Phone
      1. Locking the Screen
        1. Change the Screen Locking Method
        2. Encrypt the Phone
        3. Use Your Fingerprint
      2. Security
        1. Protecting and Locating a Lost Phone
        2. SIM Card Lock
        3. Security Update Service
      3. Using Blocking Mode and Private Mode
        1. Turn On Blocking Mode
        2. Turn On Private Mode
      4. Setting Up Safety Assistance
        1. Create an Emergency Contacts List
        2. Turn On Emergency Mode
        3. Turn On Geo News
        4. Send Help Messages
    15. 15. Browsing the Web
      1. Launching Internet
      2. Configuring the Browser
      3. Visiting Web Pages
        1. Type the Address
        2. Following a Link
        3. Visit a Bookmarked, Recent, or Saved Page
        4. Search for a Site or Page
      4. Using the History List
      5. Viewing Pages
        1. Portrait or Landscape View
        2. Magnification (Zoom)
        3. Reader View
        4. Refreshing the Page
        5. Working with Windows
        6. Page Navigation
        7. Incognito Browsing
      6. Working with Bookmarks
        1. Create a Bookmark from the Current Page
        2. Create a Bookmark from the History List
        3. Edit Bookmarks
        4. Using Bookmark Folders
        5. Delete Bookmarks
      7. More Menu Commands
      8. Google Chrome Essentials
    16. 16. Adding, Removing, and Using Apps
      1. Using the Google Apps
        1. Add an App with the Play Store
        2. Get eBooks with Play Books
        3. Have Fun with Play Games
        4. Purchase Movies and TV Shows
        5. Play Music
      2. Using the Amazon Apps
        1. Using the Appstore
        2. Use Amazon.com
        3. Read with the Kindle App
        4. Using Amazon Music
      3. Managing Your Apps
  13. Part II: Useful Applications
    1. 17. Connecting with Family and Friends on Facebook
      1. Why Use Facebook?
      2. Installing the Facebook App
      3. The Home Page
        1. The Toolbar
      4. Completing Your Profile
      5. Finding Friends
        1. Add Friends
        2. Unfriend a Person
        3. Block a Friend
      6. Reading Your News Feed
      7. Updating Your Status Updates, Photos, and Videos
      8. Creating a Facebook Group
    2. 18. Shooting, Editing, and Sharing Photos
      1. Shooting Photos
        1. Shoot Self-Portraits with the Front Camera
        2. Shoot Photos with the Rear Camera
      2. Changing the Camera Settings
        1. Configure and Use the Shortcuts
        2. Using the Settings Palette
        3. Selecting a Shooting Mode
      3. Reviewing Photos
      4. Using Gallery to View and Edit Photos
        1. View and Edit Photos
      5. Image-Editing with Photo Studio
      6. Running a Slideshow
      7. Posting a Picture on Facebook
        1. View Pictures on Facebook
        2. Post Pictures to Facebook
    3. 19. Travel and Driving Applications
      1. Using the GPS
      2. Enabling/Disabling GPS
      3. Getting Directions from Google Maps
        1. Voice Search: Direct to Navigation
        2. Launch Google Maps
        3. Set a Trip within Google Maps
      4. Configuring Location (GPS) Settings
    4. 20. Searching for People, Places, and Things
      1. Using Google Search
        1. Perform a Text-Based Search
        2. Perform a Voice Search
      2. Specifying Your Search
        1. Search Techniques
        2. Alternative Google Searches
      3. Using Free Search Sites
        1. Check Public Records
    5. 21. Watching and Creating Videos
      1. Streaming Video to the Phone
        1. Streaming with a Dedicated App
        2. Streaming from Web Pages
      2. Playing Videos with the Video App
        1. Using the Video Menus
      3. Recording Videos with the Phone
      4. Participating in Video Chats
    6. 22. Getting the News
      1. Using the Play Newsstand
        1. Navigate the Play Newsstand
        2. Explore the Play Newsstand
        3. Subscribe to News
        4. Bookmark an Article
    7. 23. Weather
      1. Setting Up Localized Weather Reports
      2. Receiving Severe Weather Alerts
      3. Using Weather Maps
    8. 24. Monitoring Your Health
      1. Using S Health
        1. Set Up S Health
        2. Use the Pedometer
        3. Use the Exercise Record
        4. Use the Heart Rate Monitor
      2. Setting Up Your Music
  14. Index