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Android Phones For Dummies, 3rd Edition

Android Phones For Dummies, 3rd Edition

Dan Gookin

ISBN: 978-1-119-12603-4

Sep 2015

352 pages

Select type: E-Book


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Your full-color guide to all the things you need to know about your Android phone

Congratulations on your new phone, and welcome to the world of Android! Whether you're an old hat looking to make sense of a new model or a newbie who's too afraid to even take it out of the box, this fun and friendly guide arms you with the knowledge to make your Android phone your minion. Written by popular and bestselling author Dan Gookin, this new edition of Android Phones For Dummies makes it easy to set up and configure your phone, get up and running with texting and emailing, access the Internet, maps, and camera, navigate with GPS, synch with a PC, and so much more.

Approaching all the features of Android phones from the perspective of someone who's either new to technology or wary of working with a new device, this hands-on guide walks you through the basics and moves on to help you tackle more advances features, like dialing tricks to forward calls, working with predictive text, accessing special characters, manipulating the touch screen, and using a USB connection to synchronize your stuff.

  • Set up your phone, get connected, and start browsing
  • Shoot photos and videos, play games, and listen to music
  • Keep in touch using email, texting, and social media
  • Get the scoop on Google Voice typing

If you want to learn the ins and outs of your new Android phone in order to get things done, you've come to the right place!

Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started with Your Android Phone 7

Chapter 1: Hello, Phone! 9

Chapter 2: The On/Off Chapter 21

Chapter 3: The Android Tour 31

Chapter 4: Text to Type, Text to Edit 47

Part II: Reach Out and Touch Someone 59

Chapter 5: It’s a Telephone 61

Chapter 6: Missed Calls and Voicemail 77

Chapter 7: The Address Book 85

Chapter 8: Text Messaging Mania 99

Chapter 9: Email This and That 109

Chapter 10: Out On the Web 125

Chapter 11: Digitally Social 137

Part III: Amazing Phone Feats 151

Chapter 12: There’s a Map for That 153

Chapter 13: Pics and Vids 165

Chapter 14: O Sweet Music! 181

Chapter 15: Apps Various and Sundry 195

Chapter 16: Shop at the Play Store 209

Part IV: Nuts and Bolts 221

Chapter 17: No Wires, Ever! 223

Chapter 18: Share and Store 235

Chapter 19: The Apps?]and?]Widgets Chapter 247

Chapter 20: Customize and Configure 259

Chapter 21: Android Phone Security 271

Chapter 22: On the Road Again 281

Chapter 23: Maintenance, Troubleshooting, and Help 289

Part V: The Part of Tens 301

Chapter 24: Ten Tips, Tricks, and Shortcuts 303

Chapter 25: Ten Things to Remember 313

Index 319