My Samsung Galaxy S5 for Seniors

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2014-10-02
  • Publisher: Que Pub
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My Samsung Galaxy S5 for Seniors helps you quickly get started with the new smartphone and use its features to look up information and perform day-to-day activities from anywhere, any time.

Step-by-step instructions for the tasks you care about most
Large, full-color, close-up photos show you exactly what to do
Common-sense help whenever you run into problems
Tips and notes to help you do even more

Written for seniors by a senior, the full-color, step-by-step tasks—in legible print—walk you through getting and keeping your Samsung Galaxy S5 working just the way you want.

• Learn all the basics—and the easiest, best shortcuts
• Set up contacts, accounts, and voicemail
• Make and receive calls—even three-way calls
• Switch to Vibrate or Airplane Mode
• Explore the Web
• Connect with family on Facebook
• Customize your phone’s settings
• Master the art of texting
• Take great photos—and share them
• Get driving directions
• Watch TV and movies
• Discover great new apps
• Keep your phone safe and secure

Author Biography

Elna Tymes has been writing books and manuals about computers and software since the late 1960s; she’s probably written enough to fill a small storage shed. She and her writing partner, Charles Prael, have written a large number of books about Windows and Apple products, as well as telecommunications and networking software. Elna has been a consultant with a variety of large and small Silicon Valley companies since before the term “Silicon Valley” came into use. She is working on a PhD and is very active in senior policy-making in Santa Clara County, CA.

Table of Contents


1. The Basics

2. The Interface

3. Using the Phone

4. Setting up your Contacts

5.  Setting Up a Gmail Account

6. Setting Up a Samsung Account

7. Connecting to a Network

8. Using the Keys

9. Using the Touchscreen

10. Using Air Gestures

11. Voice Features

12. System Functions

13. System Tools

14. Using the Calendar

15. Text Messages, Chats, and Socializing

16. Customizing Your Screen

17. Securing Your Cell Phone

18. Exploring the Internet



19. Travel and Driving Applications

20.  Searching for People

21.  Taking Pictures, Sending and Posting Them

22. TV, Movies, and Radio

23.  News

24. Weather

25. Online Banking

26. Doing Taxes Online

27. Monitoring Your Health

28. Arts and Crafts

29. Online Shopping

30.  Looking Up Your Ancestors

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