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Galaxy S5: The Missing Manual by Preston Gralla

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Chapter 16. Settings

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You’ll learn to:

  • Change your connection and wireless settings

  • Change your device settings

  • Change your keyboard settings

  • Change your account settings

  • Change your email and related settings

RIGHT OUT OF THE box, the Samsung Galaxy S5 is set up for you and ready to go. But what if you want to change the way it notifies you when there’s a call, fine-tune the way its location services work, or alter its music setup? You turn to this chapter, which describes all its settings and explains what they do for you. To get to the Settings screen, tap Settings on the Apps screen. You can also pull down the Notification panel and tap the Settings icon at the top right of the screen—it looks like a gear.

You’ll find nine sections: Quick Settings, Network Connections, Connect and Share, Sound and Display, Personalization, Motion, User and Backup, System, and Applications. Scroll down to get to them all. Then head to the appropriate section of this chapter for the full description and advice.

Quick Settings

AS THE NAME SAYS, this section includes the settings you’ll most commonly use, like turning on WiFi, locking the screen, controlling power savings, and more. Each of these settings is included in other sections in the Settings app—for example, WiFi in the Network Connections area, and Lock screen in Sound and Display. Rather than describe the same settings twice, this chapter covers ...

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