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My Samsung Galaxy S6

Book Description

Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through getting and keeping your Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 edge working just the way you want. Learn how to

  • Discover your Galaxy S6 or S6 edge’s most exciting new capabilities

  • Master the quickest shortcuts for calling, texting, and browsing

  • Customize your S6 to show what you want, when you want it

  • Avoid unexpected data charges by making the most of Wi-Fi

  • Use voice dialing, automatic call rejection, and other advanced phone features

  • Organize your life with Contacts and Calendar

  • Simplify email by running multiple accounts through one app

  • Get Google Now to run errands and retrieve information for you

  • Never get lost! Use Google Maps--even if you’re biking, walking, or offline

  • Find, retrieve, and play media: music, movies, TV, podcasts, books, and more

  • Capture pro-quality images with the Galaxy S6’s amazing 16.0MP camera

  • Share files and media directly with other devices via Wi-Fi Direct

  • Transform your S6 into a mobile hotspot

  • Store content and create safe backups in the cloud

  • Sync your Galaxy S6 with your Windows PC or Mac

  • Troubleshoot Galaxy S6 software, hardware, and accessories

  • Link your Galaxy S6 to an Android Wear smartwatch

  • Track your health goals and fitness activities with S Health

  • Step-by-step instructions with callouts to Samsung Galaxy S6 images that show you exactly what to do

  • Help when you run into Samsung Galaxy S6 problems or limitations

  • Tips and Notes to help you get the most from your Samsung Galaxy S6

  • 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 Authors
    7. Dedication
    8. Acknowledgments
    9. We Want to Hear from You!
    10. Reader Services
    11. P. Getting to Know Your Galaxy S6
      1. Your Galaxy S6’s External Features
        1. Front
        2. Back
        3. Bottom
      2. Gestures and Motions
      3. First-time Setup
      4. Fundamentals of Android 5.0 and TouchWiz
        1. The Lock Screen
        2. The Home Screen
        3. Work with Notifications
        4. Create App Shortcuts
        5. Create App Folders
        6. Create a New Home Screen Pane and Remove an App Shortcut
        7. Use the Touchscreen
        8. Use the Keyboard
        9. Dictation—Speak Instead of Type
        10. Edit Text
        11. Keyboard Tricks
        12. Menus
        13. Switch Between Apps
        14. Run Multiple Apps on the Screen at the Same Time
      5. Installing Synchronization Software
        1. Install Android File Transfer (Apple Mac OS X)
        2. Install Google Music Manager (Apple Mac)
        3. Install Google Music Manager (Windows)
        4. Configure Music Manager (Windows and Apple Mac)
        5. Samsung Kies
    12. 1. Making the S6 Your Own
      1. Changing Your Wallpaper
        1. Set Up Wallpaper from Gallery Pictures
        2. Set Up Live Wallpaper
        3. Set Up Wallpaper
      2. Changing Your Keyboard
      3. Adding Widgets to Your Home Screens
        1. Add a Widget
        2. Remove and Move a Widget
      4. Setting the Language
      5. Changing Accessibility Settings
        1. Vision
        2. Hearing
        3. Dexterity and Interaction
        4. Direction Lock
        5. Direct Access
        6. Notification Reminder
        7. Answering/Ending Calls
        8. Manage Accessibility
      6. Adjusting Sound and Notifications Settings
        1. Adjust Sound Settings
        2. Ringtones and Sounds
        3. Vibrations
        4. Sound Quality and Effects
        5. Do Not Disturb
      7. Modifying Display Settings
      8. Adjusting the S6 Edge Settings
        1. Edge Lighting
        2. People Edge
        3. Select Notifications
        4. Information Stream
        5. Night Clock
        6. Edge Screen Position
      9. Easy Home Screen Mode
      10. Privacy and Safety
        1. Private Mode
        2. Send SOS Messages
      11. Themes
      12. Lock Screen and Security
    13. 2. Making and Receiving Calls
      1. Getting to Know the Phone App
        1. Open and Navigate the Phone App
        2. Call Log
        3. Favorites
        4. Contacts
      2. Receiving a Call
        1. Accept a Call
        2. Reject a Call
        3. Reject a Call and Send a Text Message
        4. Handle Missed Calls
      3. Making Calls
        1. Dial Using Your Voice
        2. Make Conference Calls
      4. Configuring the Phone App
    14. 3. Managing Contacts
      1. Configuring Contacts
        1. Set Up Contacts Accounts
        2. Add Contacts
        3. Search for Contacts
        4. Link Contacts
        5. Use Contacts
    15. 4. Using the Calendar
      1. Managing Your Busy Schedule
        1. Create Calendar Events
        2. Use Calendar Views
        3. View More Event Options
        4. Add a Task to Your Calendar
        5. View the Task List and Remove Tasks
        6. View More Task Options
    16. 5. Browsing the Web
      1. Browsing to a URL
      2. Searching the Web
      3. Viewing Web Pages
      4. Working with Bookmarks
        1. Create a Bookmark
        2. Delete a Bookmark from the Bookmarks List
        3. Delete a Bookmark from the History List
      5. Returning to Previously Visited Pages
      6. Filling in Web Forms
      7. Copying Text and Images from Web Pages
        1. Copy a Block of Text
        2. Copy an Image
    17. 6. Email and Text Messages
      1. Gmail
        1. Add a Google Account
        2. Add a POP3/IMAP Account
        3. Navigate the Gmail App
        4. Compose an Email
        5. Read an Email
        6. Customize Gmail App Settings
      2. Email Application
        1. Add a Work Email Account
        2. Add a New POP3 or IMAP Account
      3. Working with the Email App
        1. Navigate the Email Application
        2. Compose an Email
        3. Add Attachments to a Message
        4. Read Email
        5. Change Email App Settings
      4. SMS and MMS
        1. Get to Know the Messages App
        2. Manage Settings for the Messages App
        3. Compose Messages
        4. Attach Files to Messages
        5. Receive Messages
    18. 7. Google Now and Navigation Using Google Maps
      1. Google Now
        1. Set Up Google Now
      2. Google Maps
        1. Get Directions
        2. Configure Google Maps Settings
        3. Use Offline Google Maps
    19. 8. Playing and Managing Music
      1. Purchasing Music in Google Play Music
      2. Playing Songs
        1. Play Music in the Music App
        2. Play Music in the Google Play Music App
      3. Creating Your Own Playlists
      4. Adding a Podcast App
    20. 9. Taking and Sharing Photos
      1. Using the Camera
        1. Change Quick Settings
        2. View and Change Pro Settings
        3. Set Camera Modes
        4. Change Camera Settings
        5. Take a Photo
      2. Navigating Image Viewer
      3. Working with Gallery
        1. Manage Photos with Gallery
        2. Email Photos from Gallery
      4. Creating Screen Captures
    21. 10. Watching and Creating Videos
      1. Downloading Movies and TV Shows
        1. Download a TV Show
        2. Play the TV Show
        3. Shop for a Movie
      2. Playing Videos
        1. Play Movies and TV Shows in the Play Movies & TV App
        2. Play Videos in the Milk Video App
        3. Play Videos in the Video App
      3. Viewing YouTube Videos
      4. Recording Video
        1. Change Camera App Settings
        2. View and Change Basic Settings
        3. View and Change Pro Settings
    22. 11. Sharing and Synchronizing Data
      1. Connecting Using Wi-Fi Direct
        1. Set Up Wi-Fi Direct
      2. Printing Wirelessly
        1. Connect a Wi-Fi Printer
        2. Connect a Bluetooth Printer
      3. Sharing Files
        1. Use the Google Drive App
        2. Find Other Cloud Services
      4. Sharing Music and Video
        1. Copy Files with Windows Media Player
        2. Connect as a Mass Storage Device
        3. Samsung Smart Switch for PCs and Macs
      5. Backing Up and Restoring Your Galaxy S6
        1. Ensure Automatic Google Account Backup
    23. 12. Working with Android Applications
      1. Configuring Google Wallet
      2. Navigating the Google Play Store
        1. Install Free Applications
        2. Buy Applications
        3. Manage Apps
        4. Adjust Google Play Settings
      3. Galaxy Apps
      4. Adding a Payment Method for Galaxy Apps
        1. Install Free Applications
        2. Buy Applications
    24. 13. Books and Magazines
      1. Books
        1. Navigate the Play Books App
        2. Buy Books
        3. Read Books
      2. Magazines and Newspapers
        1. Purchase or Subscribe to Publications
        2. Read a Publication
    25. 14. Optimizing and Troubleshooting
      1. Finding Accessories
      2. Pairing Bluetooth Devices
        1. Pair a Bluetooth Device
      3. Maintaining Your Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge
      4. Updating Galaxy S6 Software
      5. Extending Battery Life
        1. Monitor Power Usage
        2. Adjust Screen Brightness
        3. Utilize Sleep Mode
        4. Conserve Power by Turning Off Wi-Fi
        5. Conserve Power by Turning Off Bluetooth
        6. Conserve Even More Power Using Power Saving Modes
      6. Solving Random Galaxy S6 Issues
        1. Difficulty Turning Your Galaxy S6 On or Off
        2. Touchscreen Becomes Unresponsive
        3. Force Stop an App
        4. Battery Does Not Charge
        5. Landscape Orientation Does Not Work
      7. Troubleshooting Wi-Fi Accessibility Problems
        1. Make Sure Wi-Fi Is Activated
        2. Check Your Range
        3. Reset the Galaxy S6 Device
      8. Getting Technical Help
        1. Contact Your Cellular Provider or Samsung
        2. Locate the Galaxy S6 Model Number
    26. 15. Using Your Galaxy S6 with an Android Wear Smartwatch
      1. Setting Up Your Android Wear Watch
      2. Choosing Settings for Your Android Wear Watch
        1. Navigate the Android Wear App
      3. Using Your Android Wear Watch
        1. Navigate Your Watch
        2. Adjust Your Watch’s Settings
        3. Use Your Watch and Run Watch Apps
        4. Use Watch Functions and Watch Apps
    27. 16. Getting Fit with S Health
      1. Working with S Health
        1. Start S Health
        2. Add and Remove Trackers
        3. Sync Your Health Data and Change Settings
      2. Using Activity Trackers
        1. Set Daily Step Goals and Track Your Steps
        2. Track Your Sleep
      3. Viewing Partner Apps and Settings
      4. Setting Goals and Creating Running Programs
    28. Index