Welcome to the Galaxy Popular for both work and play, Android tablets fill a useful niche between smartphone and computer. Samsung's Galaxy Tab kicks it up a notch, offering both hardware and software technology beyond its competitors. Samsung enhances the basics--web, email, eReader, navigation, music, video, camera--and offers unique tools such as the Bixby assistant and the high-tech S-Pen. Coupled with an envious design, Galaxy Tab is a formidable contender to other devices, offering features you won't find anywhere else.
Samsung Galaxy Tab For Dummies helps you take full advantage of everything this sweet device has to offer. Whether you're looking to keep in touch with friends and family on social media, want a portable way to stay connected to your work, or desire to read the latest potboiler or catch-up with the latest streaming TV drama, the Galaxy Tab makes it possible--and this book shows you how.
Set up and start using your new tablet Connect with email, video chat, and explore social media Play games, enjoy music, watch movies and streaming TV Browse digital magazines and enjoy ebooks A whole new galaxy awaits! Get ready to soak it all in!
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Introduction 1 About This Book 1 Foolish Assumptions 3 Icons Used in This Book 3 Beyond the Book 4 Where to Go from Here 4 Part 1: A Galaxy at Your Fingertips 5 Chapter 1: Tab Orientation 7 Set Up Your Galaxy Tab 7 Opening the box 8 Charging the battery 9 Know Your Way around the Galaxy 10 Finding things on the tablet 10 Inserting and removing a microSD card 12 Getting optional accessories 14 Where to Keep Your Tab 15 Making a home for the tablet 15 Taking the tablet with you 15 Chapter 2: The On-and-Off Chapter 17 Hello, Tablet 17 Turning on your Galaxy Tab (for the first time) 18 Turning on your tablet 19 Unlocking the tablet 19 Working the Lock screen 21 More Accounts for Your Tab 22 Farewell, Tablet 24 Locking the tablet 24 Turning off your Galaxy Tab 24 Restarting the tablet 25 Chapter 3: Galactic Procedures 27 Basic Operations 27 Touching the touchscreen 27 Changing the orientation 28 Using the navigation icons 30 Setting the volume 30 Behold the Home Screens 31 Touring the Home screen 32 Reviewing notifications 33 Making Quick Settings 34 All About Those Apps 35 Starting an app 35 Quitting an app 35 Working with widgets 36 Visiting the Apps screen 36 Switching between running apps 37 Recognizing common icons 38 Chapter 4: Text to Type and Edit 41 This Is a Keyboard? 41 The Old Hunt-and-Peck 43 Typing one character at a time 44 Accessing special characters 44 Typing quickly by using predictive text 45 Adding keyboard swipe 46 Google Voice Typing 47 Dictating text 47 Uttering s**** words 48 Text Editing 49 Moving the cursor 49 Selecting text 49 Cutting, copying, and pasting 50 Undoing and redoing mistakes 51 Chapter 5: Tab Toys and Peripherals 53 The Samsung Book Cover Keyboard and DeX 53 Connecting to the book cover keyboard 54 Activating DeX manually 55 Exploring DeX 55 Exiting from DeX 57 Disabling DeX 58 S Pen Scribbling 58 Understanding the S Pen 58 Using Air Command 59 Part 2: Tab Communications 61 Chapter 6: All Your Friends in the Galaxy 63 Meet the Tab's Address Book 63 Using the Contacts app 64 Sorting your contacts 65 Searching contacts 66 Add More Friends 66 Creating a contact from scratch 66 Creating a contact from an email message 67 Grabbing contacts from your social networking sites 68 Importing contacts from a computer 68 Manage Your Friends 69 Editing contact information 69 Taking a picture of a contact 70 Making a favorite 71 Joining identical contacts 71 Separating contacts 72 Removing a contact 72 Chapter 7: Mail of the Electronic Kind 73 Galactic Email 73 Adding more email accounts 74 Creating a signature 75 Removing an email account 76 You've Got Email 76 Checking the inbox 77 Reading email 78 Write That Message 79 Message Attachments 80 Dealing with attachments 80 Sending an attachment 81 Chapter 8: Text, Video, and Voice Chat 83 Let's Hang Out 83 Using Hangouts 84 Typing at your friends 84 Talking and video chat 85 Placing a Hangouts phone call 86 Connect to the World with Skype 87 Getting Skype for your Tab 87 Chatting with another Skype user 87 Seeing on Skype (video call) 88 Placing a Skype phone call 88 Chapter 9: Web Browsing 91 The Web Browser App 92 Mobile Web Browsing 92 Viewing the web 92 Visiting a web page 93 Browsing back and forth 94 Working with bookmarks 94 Managing web pages in multiple tabs 95 Going incognito 96 Finding text on a web page 96 Sharing a web page 97 The Art of Downloading 97 Grabbing an image from a web page 98 Downloading a file 98 Saving a web page 98 Reviewing your downloads 98 Web Browser Controls and Settings 99 Clearing your web history 99 Changing the way the web looks 99 Setting privacy and security options 100 Chapter 10: Social Networking 101 Face-to-Face with Facebook 101 Running Facebook on your tablet 102 Setting your status 103 Uploading a picture to Facebook 104 Going live 105 All A-Twitter 106 Even More Social Networking 107 Part 3: Everything in the Galaxy 109 Chapter 11: From Here to There 111 There's a Map for That 111 Using the Maps app 112 Adding layers 113 Saving an offline map 114 It Knows Where You Are 115 Finding a location 115 Helping others find your location 116 Find Things 117 Looking for a specific address 117 Finding a business, restaurant, or point of interest 117 Searching for favorite or recent places 119 The Galactic Navigator 119 Getting directions 120 Adding a navigation Home screen widget 121 Chapter 12: It's a Big, Flat Camera 123 Your Galactic Camera 123 Introducing the Camera app 124 Taking a still image 125 Recording video 125 Doing a selfie 126 Taking in a panorama 126 Deleting something you just shot 127 Capturing the screen 128 Camera Settings and Options 128 Setting the flash 129 Changing still resolution and video quality 129 Activating the location tag 130 Chapter 13: All the Photos in Your Galaxy 131 Your Pictures and Videos 131 Creating an album 133 Starting a slideshow 133 Finding a picture's location 134 Edit and Manage Images 134 Editing an image 134 Unediting an image 136 Cropping an image 136 Rotating a picture 137 Editing video 138 Deleting images and videos 139 Set Your Pics and Vids Free 139 Posting a video to YouTube 140 Sharing images with other apps 141 Chapter 14: Music Everywhere 143 Your Hit Parade 143 Browsing your music library 144 Playing a tune 145 Queuing up the next song 147 Being the life of the party 148 Organize Your Music 148 Reviewing your playlists 148 Creating your own playlists 149 Saving the song queue as a playlist 150 Removing unwanted music 150 Soap, No Soap, Galaxy Radio 150 Chapter 15: What Else Does It Do? 153 It's an Alarm Clock 153 It's a Very Big Calculator 155 It's a Calendar 155 Browsing your schedule 156 Reviewing appointments 157 Creating an event 158 Adding a task 160 It's an eBook Reader 160 It's a Game Machine 163 It's Your Pal, Google 163 It's Your Video Entertainment 165 Enjoying YouTube 165 Buying and renting movies 165 Chapter 16: The Google Play Store 167 Welcome to the Store 167 Browsing Google Play 168 Obtaining an item 170 Purchasing something at Google Play 172 Renting or purchasing videos 173 Google Play Tricks 174 Using the wish list 175 Sharing a Google Play item 175 Keeping stuff on the device 175 Part 4: Nuts and Bolts 177 Chapter 17: It's a Wireless Life 179 Wireless Networking Wizardry 179 Using the mobile data network 180 Understanding Wi-Fi 180 Activating and deactivating Wi-Fi 181 Connecting to a Wi-Fi network 181 Connecting to a hidden Wi-Fi network 183 Connecting to a WPS router 183 The Bluetooth Experience 184 Understanding Bluetooth 184 Activating Bluetooth on the Tab 184 Pairing with a Bluetooth device 185 Chapter 18: Connect, Share, and Store 187 The USB Connection 187 Connecting the tablet to a computer 188 Configuring the USB connection 188 Dealing with the USB connection in Windows 189 Connecting your Tab to a Mac 190 Disconnecting the tablet from a computer 191 Files from Here, Files to There 191 Transferring files by using the USB connection 191 Sharing files in the cloud 193 Sharing the screen 194 Printing 195 Galactic Storage 196 Reviewing storage stats 196 Managing files 198 Chapter 19: Apps and Widgets 199 Apps and Widgets on the Home Screen 199 Adding an app to the Home screen 199 Slapping down widgets 201 Resizing a widget 202 Moving icons and widgets 202 Removing an icon or a widget 203 Building app folders 203 Manage Your Apps 204 Updating apps 205 Uninstalling an app 205 Choosing a default app to open a file 206 Clearing a default app 207 Setting a default app 207 Shutting down an app run amok 208 Organizing the Apps Screen 208 Rearranging apps on the Apps screen 209 Working with Apps screen folders 209 Chapter 20: Customize Your Tab 211 Home Screen Settings 211 Hanging new wallpaper 211 Managing Home screen pages 212 Setting the primary Home screen page 213 Adjusting the screen timeout 214 Lock Screen Configuration 214 Adding Lock screen app shortcuts 215 Displaying FaceWidgets 215 Various Galactic Adjustments 216 Singing a different tune 216 Changing visual settings 216 Chapter 21: Galactic Security 219 Lock Your Tablet 219 Finding the screen locks 219 Removing the screen lock 220 Setting a PIN 220 Assigning a password 221 Creating an unlock pattern 221 Unlocking the tablet with your face 222 Other Tab Security 223 Adding owner info text 223 Hiding Lock screen notifications 224 Find your lost tablet 224 Avoiding Android viruses 225 Performing a factory data reset 226 It's Everyone's Tab! 227 Adding another user 227 Switching users 228 Configuring the Tab for a kid's account 229 Chapter 22: Taking the Tab with You 231 Before You Go 231 Galaxy Tab Travel Tips 232 Into the Wild Blue Yonder 233 The Galaxy Goes Abroad 234 Traveling overseas with the tablet 234 Disabling mobile data and data roaming 235 Chapter 23: Maintenance and Troubleshooting 237 Regular Galactic Maintenance 238 Keeping it clean 238 Backing up your stuff 238 Updating the system 239 Battery Care and Feeding 239 Monitoring the battery 239 Determining what is sucking up power 241 Extending battery life 242 Help and Troubleshooting 242 Fixing random and annoying problems 242 Getting support 244 Valuable Galaxy Tablet Q&A 245 I can't turn the tablet on (or off)! 245 The touchscreen doesn't work! 245 The battery doesn't charge! 245 The tablet gets so hot that it turns itself off! 246 It doesn't do Landscape mode! 246 Part 5: The Part of Tens 247 Chapter 24: Ten Tips, Tricks, and Shortcuts 249 Make Some Multi Window Magic 250 Snooze with Do Not Disturb Mode 251 Configure Auto Restart 252 Activate the Blue Light Filter 252 Avoid Display Timeouts with Smart Stay 253 Watch the Tablet Dream 254 Add Spice to Dictation 254 Restore the Apps Icon 255 Hide the Navigation Bar 255 Check Your Data Usage 256 Chapter 25: Ten Things to Remember 257 Summon a Recently Opened App 257 Make Quick Settings 258 Use Dictation 258 Lock the Orientation 258 Use Keyboard Suggestions 259 Avoid Things That Consume Lots of Battery Juice 259 Make Phone Calls 260 Keep Up with Your Schedule 260 Snap a Pic of That Contact 260 Enter Location Information for Your Events 261 Index 263
Dan Gookin combined his love of writing with his gizmo fascination nearly 30 years ago to produce more than 160 informative, entertaining books demystifying technology. Perhaps his most famous is DOS For Dummies, published in 1991, which became the world's fastest-selling computer book and launched the entire For Dummies franchise.