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Samsung Galaxy S20 For Dummies


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Introduction 1 About This Book 3 Foolish Assumptions 3 Icons Used in This Book 3 Beyond the Book 4 Where to Go from Here 4 Part 1: Getting Started with the Samsung Galaxy S20 7 Chapter 1: Exploring What You Can Do with Your Phone 9 Discovering the Basics of Your Phone 9 Taking Your Phone to the Next Level: The Smartphone Features 10 Internet access 11 Photos 11 Wireless email 12 Multimedia 13 Customizing Your Phone with Games and Applications 13 Downloading games 13 Downloading applications 13 What's cool about the Android platform 14 Surviving Unboxing Day 15 Chapter 2: Beginning at the Beginning 19 First Things First: Turning On Your Phone 19 Charging Your Phone and Managing Battery Life 21 Navigating the Galaxy S20 26 The phone's hardware buttons 26 The touchscreen 28 The extended Home screen 33 The notification area and screen 38 The Device Function keys 39 The keyboard 40 The orientation of the phone 41 Going to Sleep Mode/Turning Off the Phone 42 Part 2: Communicating with Other People 45 Chapter 3: Calling People 47 Making Calls 47 Answering Calls 51 Keeping Track of Your Calls: The Recents 53 Making an Emergency Call: The 411 on 911 55 Syncing a Bluetooth Headset 56 Options Other than Headsets 59 Chapter 4: Discovering the Joy of Text 61 Sending the First Text Message 62 Carrying on a Conversation via Texting 65 Sending an Attachment with a Text 67 Receiving Text Messages 69 Managing Your Text History 69 Chapter 5: Sending and Receiving Email 71 Setting Up Your Email 71 Getting ready 72 Setting up your existing Gmail account 73 Setting up a new Gmail account 75 Working with non-Gmail email accounts 76 Setting up a corporate email account 82 Reading Email on Your Phone 84 Writing and Sending Email 85 Replying to and Forwarding Email 87 Chapter 6: Managing Your Contacts 89 Using the Galaxy S20 Contacts App 90 Learning the Contacts App on your phone 90 Deciding where to store your contacts 92 Linking Contacts on your phone 96 Creating Contacts within Your Database 98 Adding contacts as you dial 99 Adding contacts manually 101 How Contacts Make Life Easy 101 Playing Favorites 103 Part 3: Living on the Internet 105 Chapter 7: You've Got the Whole (Web) World in Your Hands 107 Starting the Browser 108 Accessing Mobile (or Not) Websites 109 Choosing Your Search Engine 111 Deciding between Mobile Browsing and Mobile Apps 114 Chapter 8: Playing in Google's Play Store 117 Exploring the Play Store: The Mall for Your Phone 118 Getting to the Store 118 Seeing What's Available: Shopping for Android Apps 120 Navigating the Google Play apps offerings 121 Navigating the Google Play games offerings 124 Installing and Managing an Android App 126 Downloading the Facebook app 126 Rating or Uninstalling Your Apps 131 Part 4: Having Fun with Your Phone 135 Chapter 9: Sharing Pictures 137 Say Cheese! Taking a Picture with Your Phone 139 Getting a Little Fancier with Your Camera 148 Using the Photo mode settings 149 Settings options on the viewfinder 150 Photo Effects options 152 Managing Your Photo Images 152 Using Images on Your Phone 153 Deleting Images on Your Phone 154 Chapter 10: Creating Videos 155 Ready Action! Taking a Video with Your Phone 156 Taking Videography to the Next Level 159 The Video mode settings 160 Settings options on the viewfinder 161 Messing with the AR Doodle option 163 Chapter 11: Playing Games 165 The Play Store Games Category 166 The Games Home screen 167 The Games Categories tab 168 Leaving Feedback on Games 171 Chapter 12: Playing Music and Videos 175 Getting Ready to Be Entertained 176 Choosing your headset 176 Wired headsets 177 Choosing your Bluetooth speaker 179 Connecting to your stereo 180 Licensing Your Multimedia Files 181 Listening up on licensing 182 Licensing for videos 182 Using the Full Capacity of Your SD Card 183 Enjoying Basic Multimedia Capabilities 184 Grooving with the Play Music app 185 Playing downloaded music 189 Jamming to Internet Radio 193 Looking at your video options 196 Part 5: Getting Down to Business 201 Chapter 13: Using the Calendar 203 Syncing Calendars 203 Setting Calendar Display Preferences 205 Setting Other Display Options 208 Creating an Event on the Right Calendar 210 Creating, editing, and deleting an event 210 Keeping events separate and private 213 Chapter 14: Mapping Out Where You Want to Be 215 GPS 101: First Things First 216 Practically Speaking: Using Maps 217 Changing map scale 218 Finding nearby services 221 Getting and Using Directions 223 Upgrading Your Navigation 226 Chapter 15: Paying with Samsung Pay 229 How Mobile Payment Works 230 Getting Started with Samsung Pay 232 Setting Up Samsung Pay 234 Using Samsung Pay 238 Managing Samsung Pay 240 Part 6: The Part of Tens 243 Chapter 16: Ten Ways to Make Your Phone Totally Yours 245 Using a Bluetooth Speaker 246 Cruising in the Car 247 Considering Wireless Charging Mats 249 Making a Statement with Wraps 250 You Look Wonderful: Custom Screen Images 251 Empowering Power Savings 253 Controlling Your Home Electronics 254 Wearing Wearables 254 Using Your Phone as a PC 255 Creating Your Own AR Emoji 256 Chapter 17: Ten (or So) Ways to Make Your Phone Secure 259 Using a Good Case 260 Putting It on Lockdown 262 Preparing for your Screen Lock option 265 Selecting among the Screen Lock options 265 Entering your face 267 Entering your fingerprints 268 Encrypting Your SD Card 269 Using Knox to Make Your Phone as Secure as Fort Knox 271 Being Careful with Bluetooth 272 Protecting against Malware 273 Downloading Apps Only from Reputable Sources 274 Rescuing Your Phone When It Gets Lost 274 Wiping Your Device Clean 276 Chapter 18: Ten Features to Look for Down the Road 277 Always-on Personal "Dash-Cam" 277 Home IoT Services to Differentiate Real Estate 278 New Delivery Concepts 278 Smarter Customer Care for Your Phone 279 Smartphone as Entertainment Hub 280 Driving in Your Car 280 Serving You Better 281 Placing You Indoors 282 Better 911 Services 282 Reducing Your Carbon Footprint 283 Index 285

About the Author

Bill Hughes is a veteran marketing strategy executive who has led new product development initiatives and created marketing solutions for companies including Xerox, Microsoft, IBM, General Electric, Motorola, and US West Cellular. He has written for several wireless industry trade magazines as well as for USA Today and Forbes.

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