You’ll learn to:
Set up the Gmail and Email apps
Compose and send mail
Organize Gmail using labels
Handle photos and attachments
YOU WANT EMAIL? YOU’VE got email. The Galaxy S5 does a great job of handling whatever email task you throw at it. Want to send and receive attachments like pictures; Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files; and PDFs? The S5 can do that. How about working with just about any email service out there? It can do that, too. You can also manage your mail, sync your mail, and plenty more right on your phone. It’s a great way to have your email always in your pocket.
THE GALAXY S5 RUNS on Google’s Android operating system (described in the box on The Software Behind the Galaxy S5), so it comes as no surprise that it includes Gmail built into it. You don’t have to use Gmail if you don’t want to, though; you can use your current email service instead. Or you can use both. Gmail on the S5 works a bit differently from other email services, so this chapter covers Gmail as well as regular email.
The Email icon on your Home screen is Android’s app for handling other email accounts, not Gmail. Gmail has its own app, which you can find in the Apps screen, as described in the next section. If you’d like to get started with a different email account (your work or home account, for example), flip to Setting ...