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My Samsung Galaxy S® 4

Book Description

Step-by-step instructions with callouts to Samsung Galaxy S 4 photos that show you exactly what to do.

Help when you run into Samsung Galaxy S 4 problems or limitations.

Tips and Notes to help you get the most from your Samsung Galaxy S 4.

Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through getting and keeping your Samsung Galaxy S 4 working just the way you want. Learn how to

  • Quickly set up your Galaxy S 4 and master its TouchWiz touch interface

  • Customize the Home screen by adding widgets, favorite apps, and personal wallpaper

  • Tweak system settings to make the phone uniquely yours

  • Use social networks, manage contacts, and create appointments

  • Discover the S 4’s best shortcuts for calling, texting, and web browsing

  • Send and receive email from multiple accounts

  • Shoot and share photos and HD video

  • Find great third-party apps—and make the most of your built-in apps

  • Never get lost with built-in GPS and Google Navigation

  • Transfer photos, songs, and more between your S 4 and computer or between two phones

  • Synchronize important contact, calendar, and other data across multiple accounts

  • Control your TV and DVR with the built-in WatchON app

  • Share music (and more) with nearby Samsung phones using Group Play

  • “Mirror” your phone’s display on your high-def TV

  • Share Internet access by transforming your S 4 into a mobile hotspot

  • Keep your S 4 safe and secure

  • Fix lockups, memory shortages, and other annoyances

  • Table of Contents

    1. About This eBook
    2. Title Page
    3. Copyright Page
    4. Contents at a Glance
    5. Table of Contents
    6. About the Author
    7. Dedication
    8. Acknowledgments
    9. We Want to Hear from You!
    10. Reader Services
    11. Introduction
      1. About This Book
      2. The Need for a Book
      3. How to Read This Book
      4. Smartphone “Facts of Life”
    12. 1. Galaxy S 4 Essentials
      1. About the Galaxy S 4
      2. Charging the Battery
      3. Powering On/Off
      4. Darkening and Restoring the Display
      5. Adjusting the Volume
      6. Using a Headset or Headphones
      7. Setting Up Voicemail
      8. Gmail and Your Phone
      9. Creating a Samsung Account
      10. Placing and Receiving Calls
      11. Working with Data
      12. Changing the Default Language
    13. 2. Understanding the Android/TouchWiz Interface
      1. The Home Screen
      2. Using the Hardware Keys
      3. The Notification Panel
      4. Interacting with the Touchscreen
      5. Entering Text
      6. Editing Text
    14. 3. Making the Phone Your Own
      1. Customizing the Home Screen
      2. Setting the Apps View
      3. Changing System Settings
      4. Using Voice Services
    15. 4. Placing and Receiving Calls
      1. Placing Calls
      2. Other Outgoing Call Options
      3. Receiving Calls
      4. In-Call Options
      5. Using Voicemail
      6. Enabling Mute, Vibrate, or Airplane Mode
      7. Configuring Call Settings
    16. 5. Managing Contacts
      1. The Contacts Interface
      2. Creating a Contact Record
      3. Adding a Photo to a Contact Record
      4. Viewing Contacts
      5. Editing Contact Records
      6. Working with Contact Groups
      7. Backing Up/Restoring and Exporting/Importing Contact Records
      8. Odds and Ends
    17. 6. Using the Calendar
      1. Adding Calendar Accounts
      2. Working in Calendar
      3. Responding to Reminders
      4. Setting Calendar Preferences
    18. 7. Browsing the Web
      1. Launching the Browser
      2. Visiting Web Pages
      3. Viewing Pages
      4. Working with Bookmarks
      5. More Menu Commands
      6. Configuring the Browser
    19. 8. Sending and Receiving Email
      1. Adding Email Accounts
      2. Configuring Email Accounts
      3. Retrieving Mail
      4. Reading Mail
      5. Composing and Sending Mail
      6. Managing the Mail
      7. Using the Gmail App
    20. 9. Messaging, Chatting, and Socializing
      1. Text and Multimedia Messaging
      2. Social Networking with Flipboard
      3. Chatting on Your Galaxy S 4
    21. 10. Installing and Using Applications
      1. Running an App
      2. Downloading and Installing Apps from Google Play
      3. Enabling App Downloads from Other Sources
      4. Using the Amazon Appstore for Android
      5. Managing Apps
    22. 11. Using GPS Apps
      1. Enabling/Disabling GPS
      2. Getting Directions
    23. 12. Playing and Managing Music
      1. Playing Stored Songs with the Music App
      2. Sharing Songs with Group Play
    24. 13. Shooting, Editing, and Sharing Photos
      1. Shooting Photos
      2. Changing the Camera Settings
      3. Reviewing Photos
      4. Using Gallery
      5. Using Photo Editor
      6. Running a Slideshow
    25. 14. Watching and Creating Videos
      1. Streaming Video to the Phone
      2. Playing Videos with the Video App
      3. Recording Videos with the Phone
      4. Participating in Video Chats
    26. 15. Transferring and Sharing Files
      1. Using Samsung Kies to Transfer Files over Wi-Fi
      2. Transferring Files over USB
      3. Transferring Files Using Bluetooth
      4. Emailing Files
      5. Transferring Files Between Phones
    27. 16. Synchronizing Data
      1. Developing a Sync Strategy
      2. Setting Sync Options and Schedules
      3. Performing Manual Syncs
    28. 17. Securing the Phone
      1. Securing the Lock Screen
    29. 18. Powering Other Devices
      1. Creating a Mobile HotSpot for Wi-Fi Devices
      2. Tethering the Phone and a PC
      3. Mirroring the Phone on an HDTV
    30. 19. Optimizing and Troubleshooting
      1. Managing Memory
      2. Conserving the Battery
      3. Managing Talk Time and Data Usage
      4. Viewing and Expanding Storage
      5. Installing or Replacing the SIM Card
      6. Checking for System Updates
      7. Troubleshooting
    31. Index