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My Samsung Galaxy Note® 5

Book Description

Step-by-step instructions with callouts to Samsung Galaxy Note 5 images that show you exactly what to do

Help when you run into Samsung Galaxy Note 5 problems or limitations

Tips and Notes to help you get the most from your Samsung Galaxy Note 5

Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through getting and keeping your Samsung Galaxy Note 5 working just the way you want. Learn how to

  • Make the most of Galaxy Note 5’s powerful hardware–from S Pen to sensors

  • Connect the right way at the right time, with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, VPNs, NFC, and beaming

  • Transform your Galaxy Note 5 into a Wi-Fi hotspot others can share

  • Access websites fast and sync bookmarks across all your devices

  • Customize your wallpaper, keyboard, sound, display, and language

  • Efficiently manage your life: messages, contacts, meetings, and more

  • Use GPS and Google Maps to find any destination and never get lost

  • Get the exact information you need right now, with Google Now

  • Play, sync, and manage media–from music to YouTube videos

  • Store your music collection in the Cloud, so you can listen anywhere

  • Make plans faster by adding participants to calls in progress

  • Automatically reject calls you don’t want

  • Read ebooks and magazines with Google Play or the Amazon Kindle app

  • Find the best new apps and games on Google Play–even great freebies

  • Keep your Galaxy Note 5 up-to-date, reliable, and secure

  • Stay up-to-date seamlessly by using your Galaxy Note 5 with your Android Wear Smartwatch

  • Table of Contents

    1. About This E-Book
    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 Note 5
      1. Your Galaxy Note 5’s External Features
        1. Front
        2. Back
        3. Top
        4. Bottom
      2. S Pen
        1. Getting to Know the S Pen
        2. Air Command
        3. Air View
        4. Gestures and Motions
      3. First-Time Setup
      4. Fundamentals of Android 5.1.1 and TouchWiz
        1. The Lock Screen
        2. The Home Screen(s)
        3. Work with Notifications
        4. Create App Shortcuts
        5. Create App Folders
        6. Use the Touchscreen
        7. Use the Keyboard
        8. Dictation—Speak Instead of Type
        9. Edit Text
        10. Keyboard Tricks
        11. Menus
        12. Switch Between Apps
        13. Run Multiple Apps on the Screen at the Same Time
    12. 1. Working with Different Networks, NFC, and Contactless Payments
      1. Connecting to Bluetooth Devices
        1. Pair with a New Bluetooth Device
        2. Change Bluetooth Device Options
      2. Wi-Fi
        1. Connect to Wi-Fi
        2. Configure Wi-Fi Network Options
        3. Configure Advanced Wi-Fi Options
      3. Wi-Fi Direct
        1. Send a File Using Wi-Fi Direct
        2. Receive a File Using Wi-Fi Direct
      4. Near Field Communications (NFC)
        1. Enable NFC and Android Beam
        2. Use Android Beam to Send Links to Content
        3. Use Android Beam to Send Real Files
      5. Cellular Networks
        1. Change Mobile Settings
      6. Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)
        1. Add a VPN
        2. Connect to a VPN
      7. Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspot
        1. Start Your Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspot
        2. Limit Who Can Connect
      8. Contactless Payments
        1. Set Up Android Pay
        2. Set Up Samsung Pay
        3. Choose Android Pay or Samsung Pay
        4. Using Android Pay
        5. Using Samsung Pay
    13. 2. Customizing Your Galaxy Note 5
      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. Direct Access
        5. Notification Reminder
        6. Answering/Ending Calls
        7. Manage Accessibility
      6. Adjusting Sound and Notifications Settings
        1. Ringtones and Sounds
        2. Vibrations
        3. Sound Quality and Effects
        4. Do Not Disturb
      7. Modifying Display Settings
        1. Easy Home Screen Mode
        2. Privacy And Safety
        3. Themes
        4. Lock Screen and Security
    14. 3. Browsing the Web
      1. Navigating with Chrome
        1. Go to a Web Page by Typing Its Address
        2. Web Page Options
        3. Browser Tricks
      2. Using Bookmarks, Recent Tabs, and History
        1. Manage Bookmarks
        2. Create a Bookmark
        3. Go to a Web Page Using the Recent Tabs List
        4. Go to a Web Page Using Your History
      3. Browsing with Multiple Tabs
        1. Open a New Tab
        2. Browse with Multiple Tabs Using the Recents Screen
        3. Browse with Multiple Tabs Within Chrome
      4. Browsing in Secret with Incognito Tabs
      5. Customizing Browser Settings
        1. Choose Sync Settings
        2. Choose Basics Settings
        3. Choose Advanced Settings
    15. 4. 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
    16. 5. Google Now and Navigation
      1. Google Now
        1. Set Up Google Now
      2. Google Maps
        1. Get Directions
        2. Configure Google Maps Settings
        3. Use Offline Google Maps
    17. 6. Working with Date, Time, and S Planner
      1. Setting the Date and Time
      2. Clock Application
        1. Navigate the Clock Application
        2. Manage Alarms
        3. Use the World Clock
      3. Using the S Planner Calendaring Application
        1. Navigate the S Planner Main Screen
        2. Choose Which Calendars and Task Lists to View
        3. Change S Planner Settings
        4. Add a New Event
        5. Respond to a Google Event Invitation
        6. Respond to an Event Invitation in the Email App
        7. Add a Task
    18. 7. Contacts
      1. Adding Accounts
      2. Navigating Contacts
        1. Edit a Contact
        2. Add a Contact Photo
      3. Adding and Managing Contacts
        1. Add a Contact from an Email
        2. Add a Contact Manually
        3. Add a Contact from a vCard
        4. Add a Contact Using Near Field Communications
        5. Manage Contacts Settings
        6. Create Contact Groups
        7. Change the Contacts in a Contacts Group
        8. Choose Which Contacts to Display
        9. Link and Unlink Contacts
      4. Adding a Contact to Your Home Screen
    19. 8. 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
    20. 9. Audio, Video, Photos, and Movies
      1. Enjoying Music with the Music Application
        1. Find Music
        2. Purchase Music
        3. Add Your Existing Music to Google Music
        4. Use the Music Application
        5. Work and Listen to Music
        6. Work with Playlists
        7. Listen to Music with No Wireless Coverage
        8. Use the Equalizer and Effects
      2. Playing and Sharing Videos
        1. Share Videos
        2. Delete Videos
      3. Taking Photos and Videos with the Camera App
        1. Take Photos
        2. Zoom In and Out
        3. Apply Effects to Photos
        4. Change Key Camera Settings
        5. Choose Settings on the Camera Settings Screen
        6. View the Photos You Take
        7. Record Videos with the Camera App
      4. Enjoying Videos with the YouTube App
        1. Meet the YouTube Main Screen
        2. Play a Video
        3. Change YouTube Settings
    21. 10. Books, Newspapers, and Magazines
      1. Reading Books with Play Books and Kindle
        1. Open the Play Books App and Meet Your Library
        2. Get Books from the Play Store
        3. Read Books with the Play Books App
        4. Configure Display Options for the Play Books App
        5. Choose Options for the Play Books App
        6. Remove or Delete a Book from Your Play Books Library
        7. Install the Kindle App
      2. Reading Newspapers and Magazines with Play Newsstand
        1. Open the Play Newsstand App and Choose Your Topics
        2. Read News with the Read Now Feature
        3. Build Your Newsstand Library
        4. Choose Options for the Play Newsstand App
    22. 11. Working with Android Apps
      1. Configuring Google Wallet
      2. Navigating Google Play
        1. Download Free Apps
        2. Buy Apps
        3. Manage Apps
        4. Manage Google Play Settings
      3. Keeping Apps Up to Date
    23. 12. Using Your Samsung Galaxy Note 5 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. Use Your Watch and Run Watch Apps
        3. Use Watch Functions and Watch Apps
    24. 13. Maintaining Your Galaxy Note 5 and Solving Problems
      1. Updating Android
      2. Optimizing the Battery
        1. Take Care of the Battery
        2. Monitor Battery Use
        3. Configure and Use Power Saving Mode
        4. Use Ultra Power Saving Mode
      3. Manage Apps and Memory
        1. Close One or More Apps from the Recent Apps List
        2. Force an App or a Service to Close
      4. Reining in Your Data Usage
      5. Caring for the Galaxy Note 5’s Exterior
      6. Getting Help with Your Galaxy Note 5
    25. 14. Using S Health
      1. Performing Initial Setup
      2. Customizing the S Health Dashboard
        1. Add Goals to the Dashboard
        2. Set Up the Dashboard with the Trackers and Programs You Need
      3. Configuring S Health to Suit Your Needs
        1. Set Your Profile
        2. Choose Settings for S Health
      4. Tracking Your Activities
        1. Work Toward Your Goals
        2. Monitor Your Vital Signs
        3. Track a Workout
    26. Index