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Teach Yourself VISUALLY Android Phones and Tablets

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Experience all your Android device has to offer! Teach Yourself VISUALLY Android Phones and Tablets, 2nd Edition is the perfect resource if you are a visual learner who wants to master the ins and outs of the Android operating system. With step-by-step instructions driven by targeted, easy-to-understand graphics, this informative book shines a light on the features, functions, and quirks of the Android OS and shows you how to use them. With the guidance provided by this easy to follow resource, you will quickly access, download, and enjoy books, apps, music, and video content, as well as photos, emails, and other forms of media, right from your phone or tablet! This book is perfect for Android users at beginner to intermediate levels. The Android operating system is graphics intensive, which is why a visual guide is the best way to navigate your Android device. Now that the Android OS is available on both phones and tablets, you can maximize the productivity and convenience of your devices by mastering the features, functions, and quirks of this operating system. Explore the latest Android features and functions Peruse full-color illustrations that walk you, step-by-step, through instructions for using the Android operating system Discover how to access, download, and enjoy multimedia content Sync your Android devices to maximize their capabilities Teach Yourself VISUALLY Android Phones and Tablets, 2nd Edition is the top resource for visual learners wanting to further explore the capabilities of Android devices.

Guy Hart-Davis (Barnard Castle, UK) is the authorof more than 40 computing books, including Teach Yourself VISUALLY Samsung S5, Teach Yourself VISUALLY iPad, and Teach Yourself VISUALLY iPhone. He also writes about PCs,Windows, Linux, and VBA.

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Teach Yourself VISUALLYTM

Are you a visual learner? Do you prefer instructions that show you how to do something and skip the long-winded explanations? If so, then this book is for you. Open it up and you'll find clear, step-by-step screen shots that show you how to tackle more than 120 Android phone and tablet tasks. Each task-based spread covers a single technique, sure to help you get up and running on Android phones and tablets in no time.

You'll learn to:

  • Customize your phone or tablet
  • Work with text, voice, and apps
  • Use maps and play music and videos
  • Browse the web and e-mail
  • Take photos and shoot videos

Designed for visual learners:

  • Two-page lessons break big topics into bite-sized modules
  • Succinct explanations walk you through step by step
  • Full-color screen shots demonstrate each task
  • Helpful sidebars offer practical tips and tricks


Chapter 1 Getting Started with Android

Discover the Types of Android Devices 4

Meet Your Device's Controls 6

Perform the Initial Setup for Your Device 8

Connect to a Wireless Network 12

Download and Install Companion Software 14

Transfer Files from Your PC to Your Device 16

Transfer Files from Your Mac to Your Device 18

Explore the User Interface and Launch Apps 20

Understanding Skinned Versions of Android 22

Navigate with Gestures 26

Work with Notifications 28

Using Google Now 32

Chapter 2 Customizing Your Phone or Tablet

Find the Settings You Need 36

Choose Which Notifications to Receive 38

Configure Interruptions and Downtime 42

Choose Volume and Sound Settings 44

Set Display Brightness and Wallpaper 46

Choose Location Access Settings 48

Secure Your Phone or Tablet with a PIN 50

Encrypt Your Phone or Tablet for Security 52

Choose Language and Input Settings 54

Customize the Home Screens 56

Set Up Sleep and Daydream 60

Install Credentials 62

Chapter 3 Sharing Your Device with Others

Using Screen Pinning 66

Using Guest Mode 68

Add a User to Your Phone or Tablet 70

Create a Restricted Profile on a Tablet 72

Switch Users on a Multiuser Device 74

Configure or Remove a User Account 76

Chapter 4 Working with Text, Voice, and Accessibility

Using the OnScreen Keyboard and Gesture Typing 80

Edit Text and Use Cut, Copy, and Paste 84

Give Commands with Voice Actions 86

Dictate Text into Apps 88

Gather Information with Voice Search 90

Set Up Accessibility Features 92

Using TalkBack and Explore by Touch 94

Chapter 5 Setting Up Communications

Set Up Your EMail Accounts 98

Choose Settings in Gmail 106

Remove an EMail Account 110

Set Up and Use Priority Inbox 112

Choose Which Contacts to Display 114

Import Your Contacts into the Contacts App 116

Choose Calendar Notifications and Reminders 118

Choose Week and Time Zone Settings 120

Chapter 6 Networking and Communicating

Control WiFi, Bluetooth, and Cellular Access 124

Connect Bluetooth Devices 126

Control Data Roaming and Cellular Usage 128

Connect Your Device to a Different Carrier 130

Connect to Your Work Network via VPN 132

Using the Tethering Feature 134

Using the Portable Hotspot Feature 136

Manage Your Wireless Networks 138

Log In to WiFi Hotspots 140

Transfer Data Using Android Beam 142

Make Payments with NFC 144

Chapter 7 Phoning, Messaging, and Social Networking

Make Phone Calls 148

Make Phone Calls with a Headset 150

Make a Conference Call 152

Call with Speed Dial, Recents, and History 154

Send and Receive Instant Messages with Hangouts 156

Manage Your Hangouts and Instant Messages 158

Using Video Chat with Hangouts 162

Install and Use Skype 164

Set Up Google+ 166

Navigate Google+ 168

Navigate Facebook 170

Send Tweets 172

Chapter 8 Working with Apps

Run Apps and Switch Quickly Among Them 176

Explore Google Play and Download Apps 178

Update Your Apps 180

Remove Apps You No Longer Need 182

Choose Which Apps to Update Automatically 184

Move Apps to the SD Card 186

Manually Install an App 188

Chapter 9 Browsing the Web and E-Mailing

Browse the Web 192

Using Bookmarks, Most Visited, and Other Devices 194

Create Bookmarks for Web Pages 196

Configure Your Default ...

Informations sur le produit

Titre: Teach Yourself VISUALLY Android Phones and Tablets
Code EAN: 9781119116776
ISBN: 978-1-119-11677-6
Protection contre la copie numérique: Adobe DRM
Format: eBook (epub)
Producteur: Wiley
Editeur: Visual Books
Genre: Internet
nombre de pages: 320
Parution: 24.06.2015
Année: 2015
Auflage: 2. Aufl.
Taille de fichier: 79.4 MB