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Android Phones & Tablets For Dummies

Book Description

Outsmart your new Android

Getting a smartphone or tablet can be intimidating for anyone, but this user-friendly guide is here to help you to get the most out of all your new gadget has to offer! Whether you’re upgrading from an older model or totally new to the awesome world of Androids, this book makes it easier than ever to get up and running with the latest technology.

From setup and configuration to taking advantage of all those intricate bells and whistles, Android Phones & Tablets For Dummies helps you unleash everything your Android can do for you. If you’re looking to use your phone or tablet for texting, emailing, accessing the Internet, or anything in between, you’ll want to keep this go-to reference close by every step of the way. 

•    Make sense of the phone features

•    Find your way around with navigation

•    Capture moments on the camera

•    Seamlessly sync with a PC or Mac

Who needs a headache when dealing with a new device? This book makes it totally pain free!

Table of Contents

    1. Cover
    2. Introduction
      1. About This Book
      2. How to Use This Book
      3. Foolish Assumptions
      4. Icons Used in This Book
      5. Contacting the Author
      6. Beyond the Book
    3. Part 1: Your Own Android
      1. Chapter 1: An Out-of-the-Box Experience
        1. Liberation
        2. Device Assembly
        3. Charge the Battery
        4. Android Exploration
        5. Where to Keep Your Digital Pal
      2. Chapter 2: The On-Off Chapter
        1. Greetings, Android
        2. Add More Accounts
        3. Farewell, Android
      3. Chapter 3: Android Tour
        1. Basic Operations
        2. Home Screen Chores
        3. The World of Apps
        4. Common Android Icons
      4. Chapter 4: Type to Type, Text to Edit
        1. Onscreen Keyboard Mania
        2. Everybody Was Touchscreen Typing
        3. Google Voice Typing
        4. Text Editing
    4. Part 2: Stay Connected
      1. Chapter 5: Telephone Stuff
        1. Reach Out and Touch Someone
        2. It’s for You!
        3. Multi-Call Mania
      2. Chapter 6: Forward Calls, Missed Calls, and Voicemail
        1. Forward Calls Elsewhere
        2. Who Called Who When?
        3. Voicemail
      3. Chapter 7: The Address Book
        1. The People You Know
        2. Making New Friends
        3. Manage Your Friends
      4. Chapter 8: Text Me
        1. Msg 4U
        2. Multimedia Messages
        3. Text Message Management
      5. Chapter 9: You’ve Got Email
        1. Android Email
        2. You’ve Got Mail
        3. Compose a New Email Epistle
        4. Message Attachments
        5. Email Configuration
      6. Chapter 10: Web Browsing
        1. The Web Browser App
        2. Behold the Web
        3. The Art of Downloading
        4. Web Browser Controls and Settings
      7. Chapter 11: Digital Social Life
        1. Share Your Life on Facebook
        2. A Virtual Hangout
        3. Let’s All Tweet
        4. Skype the World
        5. Other Social Networking Opportunities
    5. Part 3: Amazing Android Feats
      1. Chapter 12: There’s a Map for That
        1. Map 101
        2. It Knows Where You Are
        3. Find Things
        4. Android the Navigator
      2. Chapter 13: Everyone Say “Cheese!”
        1. The Android’s Camera
        2. The Google Camera App
        3. Camera Settings and Options
      3. Chapter 14: Your Digital Photo Album
        1. The Photos App
        2. Edit and Manage Images
        3. Set Your Pictures and Videos Free
      4. Chapter 15: Music, Music, Music
        1. The Hits Just Keep On Comin’
        2. Add Some Music to Your Life
        3. Organize Your Music
        4. Music from the Stream
      5. Chapter 16: Various and Sundry Apps
        1. Clock
        2. Calculator
        3. Calendar
        4. eBook Reader
        5. Game Machine
        6. Your Pal, Google
        7. Video Entertainment
      6. Chapter 17: Google Play Shopping
        1. Welcome to the Store
        2. Google Play Tricks
    6. Part 4: Nuts and Bolts
      1. Chapter 18: It’s a Wireless Life
        1. Android Wireless Networking
        2. Share the Connection
        3. The Bluetooth Connection
        4. Android, Beam It to Me
      2. Chapter 19: Connect, Share, and Store
        1. The USB Connection
        2. Files Back and Forth
        3. Android Storage Mysteries
      3. Chapter 20: Apps and Widgets
        1. Apps and Widgets on the Home Screen
        2. App Management
        3. Apps Drawer Organization
      4. Chapter 21: Customize and Configure
        1. It’s Your Home Screen — and Lock Screen
        2. Display Settings
        3. Keyboard Settings
        4. Audio Adjustments
      5. Chapter 22: Android Security
        1. Lock Your Android
        2. Other Security Features
      6. Chapter 23: On the Road Again
        1. Where the Android Roams
        2. International Calling
        3. You Can Take It with You
        4. The Android Goes Abroad
      7. Chapter 24: Maintenance, Troubleshooting, and Help
        1. The Maintenance Chore
        2. Battery Care and Feeding
        3. Help and Troubleshooting
        4. Valuable Android Q&A
    7. Part 5: The Part of Tens
      1. Chapter 25: Ten Tips, Tricks, and Shortcuts
        1. Switch Apps Quickly
        2. Deploy the Flashlight
        3. Shoot a Panorama
        4. Avoid Data Surcharges
        5. Watch Your Android Dream
        6. Create a Kid’s Account
        7. Add Spice to Dictation
        8. Visit the Dictionary
        9. Add Useful Widgets
        10. Take a Screen Shot
      2. Chapter 26: Ten Things to Remember
        1. Dictate Text
        2. Change the Orientation
        3. Work the Quick Settings
        4. Employ Keyboard Suggestions
        5. Avoid the Battery Hogs
        6. Unlock and Launch Apps
        7. Enjoy Phone Tricks
        8. Check Your Schedule
        9. Snap a Pic of That Contact
        10. Use Google Assistant
    8. About the Author
    9. Connect with Dummies
    10. End User License Agreement