Samsung Galaxy S20 For Dummies

Book description

Get the most out of the powerful new Samsung Galaxy S20

With its superfast refresh rate for seamless browsing and spectacularly enhanced camera—among many other goodies—there’s a lot to enjoy about your sleek new Samsung S20. Whether you’re a Samsung newbie or an upgrading customer, Samsung Galaxy S20 for Dummies is the perfect guide to the latest generation.

From the basics, like setup and security, to the fun, like the supercool Single Take mode, this book has you covered from the moment you take your new smartphone out of its shiny new box. Want to watch movies? Navigate your way around with GPS? Say hello to family and friends on social media? All the easy-to-follow tips and tricks that make it fast and fun are pages away!

  • Configure and personalize your new phone
  • Get going with the best features, apps, and games
  • Shoot eye-popping photo and video with 30x zoom and nighttime mode
  • Sync with your other devices

Whatever you want to use it for gaming with friends, in-app conferencing or emailing for work, shooting home movies, sending witty Tweets—or even making phone calls—this friendly, no-nonsense how-to is the best guide to your galaxy. Enjoy!

Table of contents

  1. Cover
  2. Introduction
    1. About This Book
    2. Foolish Assumptions
    3. Icons Used in This Book
    4. Beyond the Book
    5. Where to Go from Here
  3. Part 1: Getting Started with the Samsung Galaxy S20
    1. Chapter 1: Exploring What You Can Do with Your Phone
      1. Discovering the Basics of Your Phone
      2. Taking Your Phone to the Next Level: The Smartphone Features
      3. Customizing Your Phone with Games and Applications
      4. Surviving Unboxing Day
    2. Chapter 2: Beginning at the Beginning
      1. First Things First: Turning On Your Phone
      2. Charging Your Phone and Managing Battery Life
      3. Navigating the Galaxy S20
      4. Going to Sleep Mode/Turning Off the Phone
  4. Part 2: Communicating with Other People
    1. Chapter 3: Calling People
      1. Making Calls
      2. Answering Calls
      3. Keeping Track of Your Calls: The Recents
      4. Making an Emergency Call: The 411 on 911
      5. Syncing a Bluetooth Headset
      6. Options Other than Headsets
    2. Chapter 4: Discovering the Joy of Text
      1. Sending the First Text Message
      2. Carrying on a Conversation via Texting
      3. Sending an Attachment with a Text
      4. Receiving Text Messages
      5. Managing Your Text History
    3. Chapter 5: Sending and Receiving Email
      1. Setting Up Your Email
      2. Reading Email on Your Phone
      3. Writing and Sending Email
      4. Replying to and Forwarding Email
    4. Chapter 6: Managing Your Contacts
      1. Using the Galaxy S20 Contacts App
      2. Creating Contacts within Your Database
      3. How Contacts Make Life Easy
      4. Playing Favorites
  5. Part 3: Living on the Internet
    1. Chapter 7: You’ve Got the Whole (Web) World in Your Hands
      1. Starting the Browser
      2. Accessing Mobile (or Not) Websites
      3. Choosing Your Search Engine
      4. Deciding between Mobile Browsing and Mobile Apps
    2. Chapter 8: Playing in Google’s Play Store
      1. Exploring the Play Store: The Mall for Your Phone
      2. Getting to the Store
      3. Seeing What’s Available: Shopping for Android Apps
      4. Installing and Managing an Android App
      5. Rating or Uninstalling Your Apps
  6. Part 4: Having Fun with Your Phone
    1. Chapter 9: Sharing Pictures
      1. Say Cheese! Taking a Picture with Your Phone
      2. Getting a Little Fancier with Your Camera
      3. Managing Your Photo Images
      4. Using Images on Your Phone
      5. Deleting Images on Your Phone
    2. Chapter 10: Creating Videos
      1. Ready … Action! Taking a Video with Your Phone
      2. Taking Videography to the Next Level
    3. Chapter 11: Playing Games
      1. The Play Store Games Category
      2. Leaving Feedback on Games
    4. Chapter 12: Playing Music and Videos
      1. Getting Ready to Be Entertained
      2. Licensing Your Multimedia Files
      3. Using the Full Capacity of Your SD Card
      4. Enjoying Basic Multimedia Capabilities
  7. Part 5: Getting Down to Business
    1. Chapter 13: Using the Calendar
      1. Syncing Calendars
      2. Setting Calendar Display Preferences
      3. Setting Other Display Options
      4. Creating an Event on the Right Calendar
    2. Chapter 14: Mapping Out Where You Want to Be
      1. GPS 101: First Things First
      2. Practically Speaking: Using Maps
      3. Getting and Using Directions
      4. Upgrading Your Navigation
    3. Chapter 15: Paying with Samsung Pay
      1. How Mobile Payment Works
      2. Getting Started with Samsung Pay
      3. Setting Up Samsung Pay
      4. Using Samsung Pay
      5. Managing Samsung Pay
  8. Part 6: The Part of Tens
    1. Chapter 16: Ten Ways to Make Your Phone Totally Yours
      1. Using a Bluetooth Speaker
      2. Cruising in the Car
      3. Considering Wireless Charging Mats
      4. Making a Statement with Wraps
      5. You Look Wonderful: Custom Screen Images
      6. Empowering Power Savings
      7. Controlling Your Home Electronics
      8. Wearing Wearables
      9. Using Your Phone as a PC
      10. Creating Your Own AR Emoji
    2. Chapter 17: Ten (or So) Ways to Make Your Phone Secure
      1. Using a Good Case
      2. Putting It on Lockdown
      3. Encrypting Your SD Card
      4. Using Knox to Make Your Phone as Secure as Fort Knox
      5. Being Careful with Bluetooth
      6. Protecting against Malware
      7. Downloading Apps Only from Reputable Sources
      8. Rescuing Your Phone When It Gets Lost
      9. Wiping Your Device Clean
    3. Chapter 18: Ten Features to Look for Down the Road
      1. Always-On Personal “Dash-Cam”
      2. Home IoT Services to Differentiate Real Estate
      3. New Delivery Concepts
      4. Smarter Customer Care for Your Phone
      5. Smartphone as Entertainment Hub
      6. Driving in Your Car
      7. Serving You Better
      8. Placing You Indoors
      9. Better 911 Services
      10. Reducing Your Carbon Footprint
  9. Index
  10. About the Author
  11. Advertisement Page
  12. Connect with Dummies
  13. End User License Agreement

Product information

  • Title: Samsung Galaxy S20 For Dummies
  • Author(s): Bill Hughes
  • Release date: September 2020
  • Publisher(s): For Dummies
  • ISBN: 9781119680499