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Author: Craig James Johnston
Publisher: Indianapolis, Ind. : Que, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"If you own or are considering a new Android smartphone, My Android Phone is your must-have companion. Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through getting and keeping your Android 5 (Lollipop) phone working just the way you want. Learn how to: Master Android 5's new tools, improved interface, and best shortcuts ; Quickly set up your phone, Google account, and Wi-Fi connection ; Play and organize all your media:  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Craig James Johnston
ISBN: 9780789754790 0789754797
OCLC Number: 895117876
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiii, 464 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Prologue Getting to Know Your Android Phone 3Your Android Phone's External Features 3Front 4Back 6First-Time Setup 8Fundamentals of Android 5.0 (Lollipop) 12The Lock Screen 12The Home Screen 16The System Bar 20Using Your Touchscreen 21Using Your Keyboard 22Edit Text 29Menus 30Switch Between Apps 31Run Multiple Apps on the Screen at the Same Time (Samsung Only) 32Setting Up Multiple Users on Your Phone 38Add a New Phone User 39Add a Phone Guest User 40Installing Synchronization Software 43Install Android File Transfer (Apple Mac OS X) 43Install Google Music Manager (Apple Mac) 44Install Google Music Manager (Windows) 45Configure Music Manager (Windows and Apple Mac) 46Freeing Up Memory 50Move Apps 50Chapter 1 Phone, SMS, and MMS 53Using the Phone App 53Make a Call 54Receive a Call 62Handle a Missed Call 65Make a Conference Call 66Configure the Phone App 68Using SMS and MMS 71Get to Know the Messenger App 72Manage Settings for the Messenger App 73Compose a Message 75Attach a File to a Message 77Receive a Message 79Chapter 2 Contacts 83Adding Accounts 83Add a Work Email Account 85Navigating Contacts 90Navigate Contacts 90Adding and Managing Contacts 91Add Contacts from an Email 92Add a Contact Manually 93Add a Contact from a vCard 94Edit a Contact 96Add a Contact Photo 97Customize Contacts Settings 99Manage Contact Groups 100Choose Contacts to Display 101Join and Separate Contacts 103Adding a Contact to Your Home Screen 105Chapter 3 Audio, Video, and Movies 109Using Google Play Music 109Find Music 110Purchase Music 111Add Your Existing Music to Google Play Music 112Use the Google Play Music App 115Work with Instant Mixes 121Control Playback 123Work and Listen to Music 125Listen to Music with No Wireless Coverage 126Change Google Play Music Settings 127Recording Videos with the Camera Application 131Record Video 131Change Video Settings 133Play Videos 134Share Videos 137Delete Videos 139Change Photos App Settings 140Managing Movies and TV Shows 143Buy and Rent Movies 143Buy TV Shows 146Use the Play Movies & TV App 148Copy Videos from Your Computer 151Watching Videos with YouTube 154Navigate the YouTube Main Screen 155Navigate the YouTube App 156Play a Video 158Upload a Video 159Change YouTube Settings 162Chapter 4 Connecting to Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and VPNs 167Connecting to Bluetooth Devices 167Pair with a New Bluetooth Device 168Manage Extra Bluetooth Options 170Change Bluetooth Device Options 171Working with Wi-Fi 172Connect to Wi-Fi 172Adjust Wi-Fi Network Options 175Set Advanced Wi-Fi Options 176Managing Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) 178Add a VPN 179Connect to a VPN 181Managing Near Field Communications (NFCs) 184Enable NFC and Android Beam 185Use Android Beam to Send Links to Content 187Use Android Beam to Send Real Files 188Managing Cellular Network Settings 189Change Mobile Settings 189Using Your Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspot 191Set Up and Start Your Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspot 191Chapter 5 Email 195Adding Accounts to Gmail 196Start Setting Up Accounts 196Add a Google Account 197Add a New POP3 or IMAP Account 198Add a Work Email Account 202Using the Gmail App 205Navigate the Gmail App 206Compose an Email 208Read an Email 211Customize Gmail App Settings 215Chapter 6 Browsing the Web with Chrome 225Navigating with Chrome 225Get Started with Chrome 226Use Web Page and Chrome Options 228Master Chrome Browser Tricks 230Managing Bookmarks and History 233Manage Bookmarks 233Manage Browsing History 235Customizing Browser Settings 236Chapter 7 Google Now and Navigation 245Using Google Now 245Use Google Now 247Set Up Google Now 248Navigating with Google Maps 252Get Directions 254Configure Google Maps Settings 256Use Offline Google Maps 258Chapter 8 Working with Date, Time, and Calendar 261Setting the Date and Time 261Using the Clock App 263Navigate the Clock App 263Manage Alarms 264Adjust Clock Settings 266Using the Calendar App 268Get to Know the Calendar Main Screen 268Adjust Calendar Settings 270Use Quick Responses 273Add a New Event 274Respond to an Event Invitation 277Chapter 9 Working with Android Apps 281Configuring Google Wallet 281Finding and Installing Apps 282Navigate Google Play 282Install Free Apps 284Buy Apps 286Manage Apps 287Adjust Google Play Store Settings 289Chapter 10 Customizing Your Android Phone 295Changing Your Wallpaper 295Select Wallpaper from Pictures in the Photos App 296Use Live Wallpaper 297Choose Wallpaper 299Changing Your Keyboard 300Choose a New Keyboard 300Adding Widgets to Your Home Screens 303Add a Widget 303Remove and Move a Widget 305Customizing Language 306Choose a Different Language 306Adjusting Accessibility Settings 307Manage Accessibility Settings 307Modifying Sound and Notification Settings 310Modify Sound and Notification Settings 310Changing Display Settings 313Changing Security Settings 315Chapter 11 Google Wallet 323Setting Up Google Wallet 324Adding Methods of Payment 324Add a Credit Card or Checking Account 325Using Loyalty and Gift Cards 326Add an Existing Gift Card 326Add an Existing Loyalty Card 328Using Google Wallet 331Changing Google Wallet Settings 331Sending and Receiving Money 333Send Money 333Request Money 334Chapter 12 Books and Magazines 337Purchasing Books 337Navigate the Play Books App 338Buy Books 339Reading Books 340Purchasing Magazines and Newspapers 345Purchase or Subscribe to Publications 346Read a Publication 348Chapter 13 Maintaining Your Android Phone and Solving Problems 351Updating Android 351Optimizing Battery Life 353Look After the Battery 353Determine What Is Using the Battery 354Controlling Apps and Memory 355Checking and Controlling Data Usage 358Set a Data Usage Warning 360Set a Data Usage Limit 361Caring for the Android Phone's Exterior 362Getting Help with Your Android Phone 362Chapter 14 Taking and Managing Pictures 365Using the Camera 365Adjust Camera Settings 368Take Regular Pictures 371Take Panoramic Pictures 372Take Photo Sphere (360 Panoramic) Pictures 375Take Lens Blur Pictures 377Viewing and Managing Your Photos 383Navigate Photos 383Delete Photo Albums 385Review and Share Pictures 386Edit Pictures 387Modify Photos App Settings 402Managing Photos with Your Computer 403Manually Manage Pictures 404Automatically Manage Pictures on a Mac 407Synchronizing Pictures Using Your Google Cloud 408Chapter 15 Using Your Android Phone with an Android Wear Smartwatch 413Setting Up Your Android Wear Watch 413Choosing Settings for Your Android Wear Watch 416Navigate the Android Wear App 417Using Your Android Wear Watch 427Navigate Your Watch 428Use Your Watch and Run Watch Apps 433Use Watch Functions and Watch Apps 434Index 443
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