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My Samsung Galaxy Tab A

Book Description

Friendly, quick, and 100% practical, My Samsung Galaxy Tab A is the must-have companion for every Samsung Galaxy Tab A user.

  • Step-by-step instructions with callouts to photos that show you exactly what to do with the Galaxy Tab A 9.7 and Galaxy Tab A 8.0

  • Help when you run into Samsung Galaxy Tab A problems or limitations

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

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

  • Navigate Samsung Galaxy Tab A’s Android operating system

  • Retrieve, play, and manage music, video, podcasts, and audiobooks

  • Use Google Play as a portal to movies and TV content

  • Capture higher quality photos and video

  • Surf the Web quickly with the built-in browser

  • Simplify your life with the Calendar and Contacts

  • Send email, text, and multimedia messages

  • Connect your Galaxy Tab A to other devices and the cloud

  • Use your Galaxy Tab A as an eReader to read books and magazines online

  • Find and share any destination with Maps

  • Discover, install, maintain, and work with new Android apps and widgets

  • Customize your tablet to reflect your personal style and preferences

  • Keep your Galaxy Tab A software up to date, reliable, and running smoothly

  • 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. 1. Meeting the Samsung Galaxy Tab A
      1. Investigating the Galaxy Tab A
        1. Physical Features of the Galaxy Tab A 8.0”
        2. Physical Features of the Galaxy Tab A 9.7”
      2. The Galaxy Tab A Buttons and Switches
        1. The Three Galaxy Tab A Buttons
        2. The Power Button
        3. Volume Control Buttons
      3. Galaxy Tab A Screens
        1. The Lock Screen (Galaxy Tab A 8.0”)
        2. The Lock Screen (Galaxy Tab A 9.7”)
        3. The Apps Screen
      4. Manipulating the Screen
        1. Tapping an Element
        2. Pinching
        3. Dragging and Flicking
        4. Screen Rotation and Orientation
      5. Interacting with Android
        1. Sliders
        2. Button Bar
        3. Tab Area
      6. Using the Keyboard
        1. Using Special Keyboards and Characters
        2. Copy and Paste Text
    12. 2. Setting Up the Galaxy Tab A
      1. Getting Details About the Galaxy Tab A
      2. Setting Up Your Network
        1. Set Up Wi-Fi
        2. Set Up Bluetooth
        3. Set Up a VPN
      3. Syncing the Galaxy Tab A
        1. Sync Media Files
    13. 3. Customizing Android to Your Liking
      1. Password-Protecting the Galaxy Tab A
      2. Changing Your Password
      3. Setting Parental Restrictions
      4. Changing the Date and Time
      5. Modifying Your Wallpaper
      6. Setting Alert Sounds
      7. Changing Keyboard and Voice Settings
      8. Modifying More Settings
    14. 4. Adding Widgets to Your Home Screen
      1. Accessing the Widgets Screen
      2. Adding a Widget to a Home Screen
        1. Place a Widget on a Home Screen
        2. Move a Widget on a Home Screen
        3. Resize a Widget
      3. Creating a New Home Screen
      4. Removing a Widget
    15. 5. Finding Widgets and Using Flipboard Briefing
      1. Viewing Default Widgets
        1. Find Widgets on the Widgets Pages
      2. Using the Widgets
        1. Learn What It’s Like Outside with the Weather Widget
        2. Access Chrome Bookmarks Quickly Using Bookmarks
        3. Preview New Apps in the Google Play Store Widget
      3. Using the Flipboard Briefing Home Screen
        1. Set Up Flipboard Briefing
        2. Read Stories and Return to the Home Screen
    16. 6. Browsing the Web
      1. Browsing to a URL
      2. Searching the Web
      3. Viewing Web Pages
      4. Bookmarking Websites
      5. Returning to Previously Visited Pages
      6. Deleting Bookmarks
        1. Delete from the Bookmarks List
        2. Delete from the History List
      7. Filling in Web Forms
      8. Copying Text and Images from Web Pages
        1. Copy a Block of Text
        2. Copy an Image
    17. 7. Sending Email and Instant Messages
      1. Configuring Email
      2. Reading Email
      3. Composing a New Message
      4. Creating Your Own Signature
      5. Deleting Messages
      6. Searching Through Email
      7. Configuring Email Settings
      8. Sending and Receiving Instant Messages
      9. Configuring Google Hangouts Settings
      10. Reading Email Messages in the Email Widget
    18. 8. Connecting to the Cloud
      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 OneDrive 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
    19. 9. Using Maps
      1. Enabling GPS
      2. Getting Around with Maps
        1. Find a Location with Maps
        2. Get Directions with Maps
        3. Specify Locations with Maps
      3. Getting Voice-Command Directions
      4. Finding Local Information
    20. 10. Capturing and Managing Photos
      1. Using the Camera
        1. Change Settings
        2. Access Viewfinder Options and 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. 11. Playing Music and Video
      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 Video App
      3. Viewing YouTube Videos
      4. Recording Video
      5. Purchasing Music
      6. Playing Songs
        1. Play Music in the Music App
        2. Play Music in the Google Play Music App
      7. Creating Your Own Playlists
    22. 12. Reading and Managing Books and Magazines
      1. Using Google Play Books
        1. Browse the Catalog
        2. Purchase a Book
        3. Download and Read a Book
        4. Use Reading Aids
        5. Add Bookmarks, Highlights, and Notes
        6. Organize Your Books
      2. Using Google Play Newsstand
        1. Shop for Magazines
        2. Purchase a Magazine
        3. Subscribe to a Magazine
        4. Read an Issue
        5. Browse and Read Individual Pages
        6. Organize Your Magazines
      3. Shopping for Book and Magazine Readers
    23. 13. Using Productivity Apps to Simplify Your Life
      1. Staying Up to Date
        1. Choose a Weather Forecast
        2. Track Stocks
        3. Select Your News Settings
      2. Managing Contacts
        1. Set Up Contacts Accounts
        2. Add Contacts
        3. Search for Contacts
        4. Link Contacts
        5. Use Contacts
      3. Managing Your Busy Schedule
        1. Create Calendar Events
        2. Use Calendar Views
        3. Add a Task to Your Calendar
    24. 14. Using Apps for Learning, Creating, and Sharing
      1. Staying Up to Date with Google Now
        1. Start Google Now for the First Time
        2. Use Google Now
      2. Creating Documents with Microsoft Office
        1. Sign In to Your Microsoft Account
        2. Open and Close a Document
        3. Access Files from a Cloud Service
        4. Create a New Document
    25. 15. Finding and Managing Apps
      1. Accessing Google Apps from the Home Screen
      2. Opening Multiple Apps in Split Screen View
        1. Add Two Apps to the Split Screen View
        2. Put Two Open Apps in Split Screen View
      3. Shopping in the Galaxy Apps Store
      4. Getting Apps in the Google Play Store
        1. Search for Android Applications
        2. Find Great Apps
        3. Purchase Android Applications
        4. Get Help with Apps
      5. Managing Apps Through Your Home Screens
      6. Adding Useful Apps
        1. Use the Merriam-Webster Dictionary App
        2. Use Note Everything
    26. 16. Adding New Hardware
      1. Using Bluetooth Keyboards
      2. Pairing Bluetooth Devices
        1. Pair a Bluetooth Device
      3. Using MicroSD Cards
        1. Format MicroSD Cards
    27. 17. Troubleshooting Your Galaxy Tab A
      1. Maintaining Your Galaxy Tab A
      2. Updating Galaxy Tab A Software
      3. Backing Up and Restoring Your Galaxy Tab A
        1. Ensure Automatic Google Account Backup
        2. Use Samsung Smart Switch for PCs and Macs
      4. 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
      5. Solving Random Galaxy Tab Issues
        1. Difficulty Turning Your Tab On or Off
        2. Touchscreen Becomes Unresponsive
        3. Force Stop an App
        4. Battery Does Not Charge
        5. Landscape Orientation Does Not Work
      6. Troubleshooting Wi-Fi Accessibility Problems
        1. Make Sure Wi-Fi Is Activated
        2. Check Your Range
        3. Reset the Galaxy Tab A Software
      7. Getting Technical Help
        1. Contact Your Cellular Provider or Samsung
    28. A. Finding Galaxy Tab A Accessories
      1. Protective Cases
      2. Screen Protectors
      3. Chargers and Adapters
    29. B. Glossary of Terms
    30. Index
    31. Adding a Podcast App
    32. Connecting to Google+
      1. Use Google+
      2. Write a Post
    33. Connecting to Samsung Devices Using SideSync
      1. Navigate the Smartphone Window
      2. Copy a Web Address to Your Smartphone
    34. The Galaxy Tab Universe
      1. First, a Look at Android
      2. The Newest Members: The Galaxy Tab A Family
        1. The Galaxy Tab A 8.0
        2. The Galaxy Tab A 9.7
      3. Comparing the Tab A with Other Tabs
        1. Galaxy Tab 7.0
        2. Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus
        3. Galaxy Tab 7.7
        4. Galaxy Tab 8.9
        5. Galaxy Tab 10.1
        6. Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 and 10.1
        7. Galaxy Tab 3 7.0, 8.0, and 10.1
        8. Galaxy Tab 4 7.0, 8.0, and 10.1
        9. Galaxy Note and Note Pro
        10. Galaxy Tab Pro
        11. Galaxy Tab S 8.4 and 10.5
    35. Rate Applications
    36. Setting Up and Extracting the S Pen
      1. Set Up the S Pen
      2. Extract the S Pen
      3. Store the S Pen
      4. Using the S Pen
        1. Select an Air Command Option
        2. Use the Action Memo App
        3. Reopen a Minimized Note
        4. View a Saved Note
    37. Sharing Locations with Friends
    38. Taking a Tour of Available Widgets
      1. The Top Row
      2. The Center Row
      3. The Bottom Row
      4. Examine the Page 2 Widgets
      5. The Top Row
      6. The Center Row
      7. The Bottom Row
      8. Examine the Page 3 Widgets
        1. The Top Row
      9. The Center Row
      10. The Bottom Row
      11. Examine the Page 4 Widget
    39. Use the LinkedIn Pulse RSS Reader