Samsung Galaxy Tabs For Dummies

Book description

Welcome to the Galaxy

Popular for both work and play, Android tablets fill a useful niche between smartphone and computer. Samsung’s Galaxy Tab kicks it up a notch, offering both hardware and software technology beyond its competitors. Samsung enhances the basics—web, email, eReader, navigation, music, video, camera—and offers unique tools such as the Bixby assistant and the high-tech S-Pen. Coupled with an envious design, Galaxy Tab is a formidable contender to other devices, offering features you won’t find anywhere else. 

Samsung Galaxy Tab For Dummies helps you take full advantage of everything this sweet device has to offer. Whether you’re looking to keep in touch with friends and family on social media, want a portable way to stay connected to your work, or desire to read the latest potboiler or catch-up with the latest streaming TV drama, the Galaxy Tab makes it possible—and this book shows you how.  

  • Set up and start using your new tablet
  • Connect with email, video chat, and explore social media
  • Play games, enjoy music, watch movies and streaming TV
  • Browse digital magazines and enjoy ebooks 

A whole new galaxy awaits! Get ready to soak it all in! 

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: A Galaxy at Your Fingertips
    1. Chapter 1: Tab Orientation
      1. Set Up Your Galaxy Tab
      2. Know Your Way around the Galaxy
      3. Where to Keep Your Tab
    2. Chapter 2: The On-and-Off Chapter
      1. Hello, Tablet
      2. More Accounts for Your Tab
      3. Farewell, Tablet
    3. Chapter 3: Galactic Procedures
      1. Basic Operations
      2. Behold the Home Screens
      3. All About Those Apps
    4. Chapter 4: Text to Type and Edit
      1. This Is a Keyboard?
      2. The Old Hunt-and-Peck
      3. Google Voice Typing
      4. Text Editing
    5. Chapter 5: Tab Toys and Peripherals
      1. The Samsung Book Cover Keyboard and DeX
      2. S Pen Scribbling
  4. Part 2: Tab Communications
    1. Chapter 6: All Your Friends in the Galaxy
      1. Meet the Tab's Address Book
      2. Add More Friends
      3. Manage Your Friends
    2. Chapter 7: Mail of the Electronic Kind
      1. Galactic Email
      2. You've Got Email
      3. Write That Message
      4. Message Attachments
    3. Chapter 8: Text, Video, and Voice Chat
      1. Let's Hang Out
      2. Connect to the World with Skype
    4. Chapter 9: Web Browsing
      1. The Web Browser App
      2. Mobile Web Browsing
      3. The Art of Downloading
      4. Web Browser Controls and Settings
    5. Chapter 10: Social Networking
      1. Face-to-Face with Facebook
      2. All A-Twitter
      3. Even More Social Networking
  5. Part 3: Everything in the Galaxy
    1. Chapter 11: From Here to There
      1. There's a Map for That
      2. It Knows Where You Are
      3. Find Things
      4. The Galactic Navigator
    2. Chapter 12: It’s a Big, Flat Camera
      1. Your Galactic Camera
      2. Camera Settings and Options
    3. Chapter 13: All the Photos in Your Galaxy
      1. Your Pictures and Videos
      2. Edit and Manage Images
      3. Set Your Pics and Vids Free
    4. Chapter 14: Music Everywhere
      1. Your Hit Parade
      2. Organize Your Music
      3. Soap, No Soap, Galaxy Radio
    5. Chapter 15: What Else Does It Do?
      1. It’s an Alarm Clock
      2. It’s a Very Big Calculator
      3. It’s a Calendar
      4. It’s an eBook Reader
      5. It’s a Game Machine
      6. It’s Your Pal, Google
      7. It’s Your Video Entertainment
    6. Chapter 16: The Google Play Store
      1. Welcome to the Store
      2. Google Play Tricks
  6. Part 4: Nuts and Bolts
    1. Chapter 17: It's a Wireless Life
      1. Wireless Networking Wizardry
      2. The Bluetooth Experience
    2. Chapter 18: Connect, Share, and Store
      1. The USB Connection
      2. Files from Here, Files to There
      3. Galactic Storage
    3. Chapter 19: Apps and Widgets
      1. Apps and Widgets on the Home Screen
      2. Manage Your Apps
      3. Organizing the Apps Screen
    4. Chapter 20: Customize Your Tab
      1. Home Screen Settings
      2. Lock Screen Configuration
      3. Various Galactic Adjustments
    5. Chapter 21: Galactic Security
      1. Lock Your Tablet
      2. Other Tab Security
      3. It’s Everyone’s Tab!
    6. Chapter 22: Taking the Tab with You
      1. Before You Go
      2. Galaxy Tab Travel Tips
      3. Into the Wild Blue Yonder
      4. The Galaxy Goes Abroad
    7. Chapter 23: Maintenance and Troubleshooting
      1. Regular Galactic Maintenance
      2. Battery Care and Feeding
      3. Help and Troubleshooting
      4. Valuable Galaxy Tablet Q&A
  7. Part 5: The Part of Tens
    1. Chapter 24: Ten Tips, Tricks, and Shortcuts
      1. Make Some Multi Window Magic
      2. Snooze with Do Not Disturb Mode
      3. Configure Auto Restart
      4. Activate the Blue Light Filter
      5. Avoid Display Timeouts with Smart Stay
      6. Watch the Tablet Dream
      7. Add Spice to Dictation
      8. Restore the Apps Icon
      9. Hide the Navigation Bar
      10. Check Your Data Usage
    2. Chapter 25: Ten Things to Remember
      1. Summon a Recently Opened App
      2. Make Quick Settings
      3. Use Dictation
      4. Lock the Orientation
      5. Use Keyboard Suggestions
      6. Avoid Things That Consume Lots of Battery Juice
      7. Make Phone Calls
      8. Keep Up with Your Schedule
      9. Snap a Pic of That Contact
      10. Enter Location Information for Your Events
  8. Index
  9. About the Author
  10. Advertisement Page
  11. Connect with Dummies
  12. End User License Agreement

Product information

  • Title: Samsung Galaxy Tabs For Dummies
  • Author(s): Dan Gookin
  • Release date: January 2019
  • Publisher(s): For Dummies
  • ISBN: 9781119466604