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Android Phones & Tablets For Dummies : For Dummies (Computer/Tech) - Dan Gookin

Android Phones & Tablets For Dummies

For Dummies (Computer/Tech)

Paperback Published: 15th December 2017
ISBN: 9781119453857
Number Of Pages: 384

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Outsmart your new Android

Getting a smartphone or tablet can be intimidating for anyone, but this user-friendly guide is here to help you to get the most out of all your new gadget has to offer! Whether you’re upgrading from an older model or totally new to the awesome world of Androids, this book makes it easier than ever to get up and running with the latest technology.

From setup and configuration to taking advantage of all those intricate bells and whistles, Android Phones & Tablets For Dummies helps you unleash everything your Android can do for you. If you’re looking to use your phone or tablet for texting, emailing, accessing the Internet, or anything in between, you’ll want to keep this go-to reference close by every step of the way. 

•    Make sense of the phone features

•    Find your way around with navigation

•    Capture moments on the camera

•    Seamlessly sync with a PC or Mac

Who needs a headache when dealing with a new device? This book makes it totally pain free!

Introduction 1

About This Book 1

How to Use This Book 2

Foolish Assumptions 3

Icons Used in This Book 4

Contacting the Author 5

Beyond the Book 5

Part 1: Your Own Android 7

Chapter 1: An Out-of-the-Box Experience 9

Liberation 9

Device Assembly 11

Charge the Battery 14

Android Exploration 16

Where to Keep Your Digital Pal 21

Chapter 2: The On-Off Chapter 23

Greetings, Android 23

Add More Accounts 29

Farewell, Android 30

Chapter 3: Android Tour 33

Basic Operations 33

Home Screen Chores 39

The World of Apps 45

Common Android Icons 48

Chapter 4: Type to Type, Text to Edit 51

Onscreen Keyboard Mania 51

Everybody Was Touchscreen Typing 54

Google Voice Typing 58

Text Editing 60

Part 2: Stay Connected 63

Chapter 5: Telephone Stuff 65

Reach Out and Touch Someone 66

It’s for You! 72

Multi-Call Mania 74

Chapter 6: Forward Calls, Missed Calls, and Voicemail 77

Forward Calls Elsewhere 78

Who Called Who When? 80

Voicemail 82

Chapter 7: The Address Book 87

The People You Know 87

Making New Friends 92

Manage Your Friends 94

Chapter 8: Text Me 99

Msg 4U 100

Multimedia Messages 105

Text Message Management 106

Chapter 9: You’ve Got Email 109

Android Email 109

You’ve Got Mail 114

Compose a New Email Epistle 117

Message Attachments 119

Email Configuration 122

Chapter 10: Web Browsing 125

The Web Browser App 126

Behold the Web 126

The Art of Downloading 134

Web Browser Controls and Settings 136

Chapter 11: Digital Social Life 139

Share Your Life on Facebook 139

A Virtual Hangout 144

Let’s All Tweet 147

Skype the World 149

Other Social Networking Opportunities 151

Part 3: Amazing Android Feats 153

Chapter 12: There’s a Map for That 155

Map 101 155

It Knows Where You Are 161

Find Things 163

Android the Navigator 166

Chapter 13: Everyone Say “Cheese!” 169

The Android’s Camera 169

The Google Camera App 171

Camera Settings and Options 174

Chapter 14: Your Digital Photo Album 181

The Photos App 181

Edit and Manage Images 185

Set Your Pictures and Videos Free 189

Chapter 15: Music, Music, Music 191

The Hits Just Keep On Comin’ 191

Add Some Music to Your Life 196

Organize Your Music 199

Music from the Stream 202

Chapter 16: Various and Sundry Apps 203

Clock 203

Calculator 205

Calendar 206

eBook Reader 210

Game Machine 212

Your Pal, Google 213

Video Entertainment 215

Chapter 17: Google Play Shopping 217

Welcome to the Store 217

Google Play Tricks 225

Part 4: Nuts and Bolts 229

Chapter 18: It’s a Wireless Life 231

Android Wireless Networking 231

Share the Connection 238

The Bluetooth Connection 241

Android, Beam It to Me 244

Chapter 19: Connect, Share, and Store 247

The USB Connection 247

Files Back and Forth 253

Android Storage Mysteries 259

Chapter 20: Apps and Widgets 263

Apps and Widgets on the Home Screen 263

App Management 271

Apps Drawer Organization 279

Chapter 21: Customize and Configure 281

It’s Your Home Screen — and Lock Screen 281

Display Settings 286

Keyboard Settings 288

Audio Adjustments 291

Chapter 22: Android Security 293

Lock Your Android 293

Other Security Features 299

Chapter 23: On the Road Again 305

Where the Android Roams 306

International Calling 308

You Can Take It with You 309

The Android Goes Abroad 312

Chapter 24: Maintenance, Troubleshooting, and Help 315

The Maintenance Chore 316

Battery Care and Feeding 318

Help and Troubleshooting 322

Valuable Android Q&A 325

Part 5: The Part of Tens 329

Chapter 25: Ten Tips, Tricks, and Shortcuts 331

Switch Apps Quickly 332

Deploy the Flashlight 332

Shoot a Panorama 333

Avoid Data Surcharges 334

Watch Your Android Dream 335

Create a Kid’s Account 336

Add Spice to Dictation 338

Visit the Dictionary 339

Add Useful Widgets 340

Take a Screen Shot 341

Chapter 26: Ten Things to Remember 343

Dictate Text 343

Change the Orientation 344

Work the Quick Settings 344

Employ Keyboard Suggestions 345

Avoid the Battery Hogs 345

Unlock and Launch Apps 345

Enjoy Phone Tricks 346

Check Your Schedule 347

Snap a Pic of That Contact 348

Use Google Assistant 348

Index 349

ISBN: 9781119453857
ISBN-10: 1119453852
Series: For Dummies (Computer/Tech)
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 15th December 2017
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 19.0  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.5

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