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Samsung Galaxy S6 for Dummies

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Explore the capabilities of your Samsung Galaxy S 6 with this definitive guide!

Learning to use a new phone can be both difficult and frustrating. With confusing documentation and baffling support, the references provided by phone manufacturers can be intimidating. Enter Samsung Galaxy S 6 For Dummies! This extensive yet practical guide walks you through the most useful features of your new Samsung Galaxy S 6—and it shows you all the best tricks to getting the most out of your device. With an accessible and fun, yet informative writing style, this is a text that you'll refer to again and again as you explore the capabilities of your new smartphone!

Samsung is the largest phone manufacturer in the world, so it's no wonder that its flagship smartphone products—the Galaxy S line—have made quite a splash. Built around the Android operating system, the Galaxy S 6 is so much more than a phone, it is a mobile device with endless capabilities, so why not explore and use that functionality?

  • Set up and configure your new smartphone to fit your needs and preferences

  • Review the phone's features and capabilities

  • Access key functionality, such as texting, emailing, accessing the internet, using navigation, capturing photos and videos, social networking, watching movies, downloading apps, securing and synching your phone with your PC

  • Expand the capabilities of your Samsung Galaxy S 6 by downloading new software upgrades

  • Samsung Galaxy S 6 For Dummies clearly explains the features and capabilities of your new phone—and will have you up and running on your smartphone in no time!

    Table of Contents

      1. Cover
      2. Introduction
        1. About This Book
        2. What You’re Not to Read
        3. Foolish Assumptions
        4. How This Book Is Organized
        5. Icons Used in This Book
        6. Beyond the Book
        7. Where to Go from Here
      3. Part I: Getting Started with the Samsung Galaxy S6
        1. Chapter 1: Exploring What You Can Do with Your Phone
          1. Discovering the Basics of Your Phone
          2. Taking Your Phone to the Next Level: The Smartphone Features
          3. Customizing Your Phone with Games and Applications
          4. You and Your Shadow: How Your Cellular Carrier Bills You
          5. Surviving Unboxing Day
        2. Chapter 2: Beginning at the Beginning
          1. First Things First: Turning On Your Phone
          2. Charging Your Phone and Managing Battery Life
          3. Navigating the Galaxy S6
          4. Going to Sleep Mode/Turning Off the Phone
      4. Part II: Communications
        1. Chapter 3: Calling People
          1. Making Calls
          2. Answering Calls
          3. Keeping Track of Your Calls: The Call List
          4. Making an Emergency Call: The 411 on 911
          5. Syncing a Bluetooth Headset
          6. Options Other than Headsets
        2. Chapter 4: Discovering the Joy of Text
          1. Sending the First Text Message
          2. Carrying on a Conversation via Texting
          3. Sending an Attachment with a Text
          4. Receiving Text Messages
          5. Managing Your Text History
        3. Chapter 5: Sending and Receiving E-Mail
          1. Setting Up Your E-Mail
          2. Reading E-Mail on Your Phone
          3. Writing and Sending E-mail
          4. Replying To and Forwarding E-mail
        4. Chapter 6: Managing Your Contacts
          1. Using the Galaxy S6 Contact Database
          2. Creating Contacts Within Your Database
          3. How Contacts Make Life Easy
          4. Playing Favorites
      5. Part III: Live on the Internet: Going Mobile
        1. Chapter 7: You’ve Got the Whole (Web) World in Your Hands
          1. Starting the Browser
          2. Accessing Mobile (or Not) Websites
          3. Getting Around in the Browser
          4. Using Bookmarks
          5. Deciding Between Mobile Browsing and Mobile Apps
        2. Chapter 8: Playing in Google’s Play Store
          1. Exploring the Play Store: The Mall for Your Phone
          2. Getting to the Store
          3. Seeing What’s Available: Shopping for Android Apps
          4. Installing and Managing an Android App
          5. Rating and Uninstalling Your Apps
      6. Part IV: Entertainment Applications
        1. Chapter 9: Sharing Pictures
          1. Say Cheese! Taking a Picture with Your Phone
          2. Getting a Little Fancier with Your Camera
          3. The Digital Camcorder in Your Pocket
          4. Managing Your Photo Images
          5. Using Images on Your Phone
          6. Deleting Images on Your Phone
        2. Chapter 10: Playing Games
          1. The Play Store Games Category
          2. Leaving Feedback on Games
        3. Chapter 11: Mapping Out Where You Want to Be
          1. GPS 101: First Things First
          2. Practically Speaking: Using Maps
          3. Getting and Using Directions
          4. Upgrading Your Navigation
        4. Chapter 12: Playing Music and Videos
          1. Being Mindful of Carrier Quirks
          2. Getting Ready to be Entertained
          3. Enjoying Basic Multimedia Capabilities
      7. Part V: Productivity Applications
        1. Chapter 13: Using the Calendar
          1. Syncing Calendars
          2. Setting Calendar Display Preferences
          3. Setting Other Display Options
          4. Creating an Event on the Right Calendar
        2. Chapter 14: On the Road Again: Taking Your Work with You on Your Phone
          1. Preparing for Using Office Apps
          2. Reading and Editing Files with Your Phone
        3. Chapter 15: Talking with S-Voice
          1. Look Ma! No Hands!
          2. Dictating a Text
          3. Preparing to Work with S-Voice
          4. Searching the Web by Voice
          5. Changing Settings on S-Voice
      8. Part VI: The Part of Tens
        1. Chapter 16: Ten Ways to Make Your Phone Totally Yours
          1. Using a Bluetooth Speaker
          2. Cruising in the Car
          3. Considering Wireless Charging Mats
          4. Your Phone Is Watching You
          5. Making a Statement with Wraps
          6. You Look Mahvelous: Custom Screen Images
          7. Empowering Power Savings
          8. Setting Do Not Disturb Options
          9. Wearing Wearables
          10. Daydreaming While You Work
        2. Chapter 17: Ten Ways to Make Your Phone Secure
          1. Use a Good Case and Screen Cover
          2. Put It on Lock Down
          3. Encrypt Your Device
          4. As Secure as Ft. Knox with Knox
          5. Put Your Contact Number on the Screensaver
          6. Be Careful with Bluetooth
          7. Protect Against Malware
          8. Don't Download Apps from Just Anywhere
          9. Rescue Your Phone When It Gets Lost
          10. Wipe Your Device Clean
        3. Chapter 18: Ten Features to Look for Down the Road
          1. Smarter Customer Care for Your Phone
          2. Control of Your Home Electronics
          3. Entertainment Selector
          4. Serving You Better
          5. Placing You Indoors
          6. Augmenting Your Reality
          7. More and Better Health Sensors
          8. Better 911 Services
          9. More Body English/Less Tapping
          10. Information Finder
      9. About the Author
      10. Cheat Sheet
      11. Advertisement Page
      12. Connect with Dummies
      13. End User License Agreement