Experience all your Android device has to offer! Teach Yourself VISUALLY Android Phones and Tablets, 2nd Edition is the perfect resource if you are a visual learner who wants to master the ins and outs of the Android operating system. With step-by-step instructions driven by targeted, easy-to-understand graphics, this informative book shines a light on the features, functions, and quirks of the Android OS?and shows you how to use them. With the guidance provided by this easy to follow resource, you will quickly access, download, and enjoy books, apps, music, and video content, as well as photos, emails, and other forms of media, right from your phone or tablet! This book is perfect for Android users at beginner to intermediate levels. The Android operating system is graphics intensive, which is why a visual guide is the best way to navigate your Android device. Now that the Android OS is available on both phones and tablets, you can maximize the productivity and convenience of your devices by mastering the features, functions, and quirks of this operating system.
Explore the latest Android features and functions Peruse full-color illustrations that walk you, step-by-step, through instructions for using the Android operating system Discover how to access, download, and enjoy multimedia content Sync your Android devices to maximize their capabilities Teach Yourself VISUALLY Android Phones and Tablets, 2nd Edition is the top resource for visual learners wanting to further explore the capabilities of Android devices.
John Wiley & Sons Inc
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Series: Teach Yourself VISUALLY (Tech)
12 June 2015
Professional and scholarly
Chapter 1 Getting Started with Android Discover the Types of Android Devices 4 Meet Your Device's Controls 6 Perform the Initial Setup for Your Device 8 Connect to a Wireless Network 12 Download and Install Companion Software 14 Transfer Files from Your PC to Your Device 16 Transfer Files from Your Mac to Your Device 18 Explore the User Interface and Launch Apps 20 Understanding Skinned Versions of Android 22 Navigate with Gestures 26 Work with Notifications 28 Using Google Now 32 Chapter 2 Customizing Your Phone or Tablet Find the Settings You Need 36 Choose Which Notifications to Receive 38 Configure Interruptions and Downtime 42 Choose Volume and Sound Settings 44 Set Display Brightness and Wallpaper 46 Choose Location Access Settings 48 Secure Your Phone or Tablet with a PIN 50 Encrypt Your Phone or Tablet for Security 52 Choose Language and Input Settings 54 Customize the Home Screens 56 Set Up Sleep and Daydream 60 Install Credentials 62 Chapter 3 Sharing Your Device with Others Using Screen Pinning 66 Using Guest Mode 68 Add a User to Your Phone or Tablet 70 Create a Restricted Profile on a Tablet 72 Switch Users on a Multiuser Device 74 Configure or Remove a User Account 76 Chapter 4 Working with Text, Voice, and Accessibility Using the On?Screen Keyboard and Gesture Typing 80 Edit Text and Use Cut, Copy, and Paste 84 Give Commands with Voice Actions 86 Dictate Text into Apps 88 Gather Information with Voice Search 90 Set Up Accessibility Features 92 Using TalkBack and Explore by Touch 94 Chapter 5 Setting Up Communications Set Up Your E?Mail Accounts 98 Choose Settings in Gmail 106 Remove an E?Mail Account 110 Set Up and Use Priority Inbox 112 Choose Which Contacts to Display 114 Import Your Contacts into the Contacts App 116 Choose Calendar Notifications and Reminders 118 Choose Week and Time Zone Settings 120 Chapter 6 Networking and Communicating Control Wi?Fi, Bluetooth, and Cellular Access 124 Connect Bluetooth Devices 126 Control Data Roaming and Cellular Usage 128 Connect Your Device to a Different Carrier 130 Connect to Your Work Network via VPN 132 Using the Tethering Feature 134 Using the Portable Hotspot Feature 136 Manage Your Wireless Networks 138 Log In to Wi?Fi Hotspots 140 Transfer Data Using Android Beam 142 Make Payments with NFC 144 Chapter 7 Phoning, Messaging, and Social Networking Make Phone Calls 148 Make Phone Calls with a Headset 150 Make a Conference Call 152 Call with Speed Dial, Recents, and History 154 Send and Receive Instant Messages with Hangouts 156 Manage Your Hangouts and Instant Messages 158 Using Video Chat with Hangouts 162 Install and Use Skype 164 Set Up Google+ 166 Navigate Google+ 168 Navigate Facebook 170 Send Tweets 172 Chapter 8 Working with Apps Run Apps and Switch Quickly Among Them 176 Explore Google Play and Download Apps 178 Update Your Apps 180 Remove Apps You No Longer Need 182 Choose Which Apps to Update Automatically 184 Move Apps to the SD Card 186 Manually Install an App 188 Chapter 9 Browsing the Web and E-Mailing Browse the Web 192 Using Bookmarks, Most Visited, and Other Devices 194 Create Bookmarks for Web Pages 196 Configure Your Default Search Engine 198 Fill In Forms Using Autofill 200 Tighten Up Your Browsing Privacy Settings 202 Navigate in the Gmail App 206 Read Your E?Mail Messages 208 Reply to or Forward an E?Mail Message 210 Label and Archive Your Messages 212 Write and Send E?Mail Messages 214 View Files Attached to Incoming Messages 216 Browse by Labels and Search for Messages 218 Chapter 10 Taking and Using Photos and Videos Take Photos with the Camera App 222 Using Zoom and Manual Focus 224 Using the Flash and the HDR Feature 226 Take Panorama, Photo Sphere, and Lens Blur Photos 228 Choose Settings for Photos and Videos 230 Edit Your Photos 232 Capture Video 236 Share Your Photos and Videos 238 Chapter 11 Using Maps, Clock, Play Music, and Videos Find Your Location with the Maps App 242 Find Directions with the Maps App 244 Rotate, Zoom, and Tilt the Map 246 Make a Map Available Offline 248 Explore with Street View 250 Share a Location with Others 252 Using the Clock App 254 Copy Your Music and Videos to Your Device 258 Play Music 260 Adjust the Sound with the Equalizer 262 Create a Playlist 264 Customize the Music Settings 266 Watch Videos 268 Find Videos on YouTube 270 Watch, Rate, and Flag YouTube Videos 272 Chapter 12 Troubleshooting Your Device Close an App That Has Stopped Responding 276 Update Your Device's Software 278 Extend the Runtime on the Battery 280 Reset Your App Preferences 282 Check Free Space and Clear Extra Space 284 Back Up Your Phone or Tablet Online 286 Back Up and Restore with a Computer 288 Restore Your Device to Factory Settings 290 Troubleshoot Charging Problems 292 Troubleshoot Wi?Fi Connections 294 Index 296
Guy Hart-Davis (Barnard Castle, UK) is the authorof more than 40 computing books, including Teach Yourself VISUALLY Samsung S5, Teach Yourself VISUALLY iPad, and Teach Yourself VISUALLY iPhone. He also writes about PCs,Windows, Linux, and VBA.