Samsung Galaxy S10 for Dummies

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2019-05-29
  • Publisher: For Dummies

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The bestselling guide to your new Samsung 

This book documents all the features and capabilities of Samsung Galaxy S10 device, approaching them from the point of view of a user who is intimidated by the technology and baffled by the documentation and online support that comes with the phones. All aspects of the suite of devices are covered, from setup and configuration, to extensive use of the phone features and capabilities:  texting, e-mailing, accessing the Internet, maps, navigation, camera and video, social networking, taking pictures, watching movies, downloading apps, synching with a PC, and expanding the phone's potential with new software releases.

The accessible and fun writing style provides clear direction and doesn't hinder the book's important content and coverage. Readers will keep this book close by, referring to it often as they explore the features of their new Samsung Galaxy S10 smartphone. 

  • Navigate your phone
  • Use mobile data technology
  • Send and receive messages
  • Have fun with apps 

If you’re baffled by the documentation and online support that comes with your phone, your solution is here!

Author Biography

Bill Hughes is a veteran marketing strategy executive who has led initiatives to develop new products and solutions. He has worked for Xerox, Microsoft, IBM, General Electric, Motorola, and US West Cellular, and has written articles for several wireless industry trade magazines, as well as for USA Today and Forbes.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

About This Book 2

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 S10 5

Chapter 1: Exploring What You Can Do with Your Phone 7

Discovering the Basics of Your Phone 7

Taking Your Phone to the Next Level: The Smartphone Features 8

Internet access 9

Photos 10

Wireless email 11

Multimedia 11

An intelligent agent 11

Customizing Your Phone with Games and Applications 11

Downloading games 12

Downloading applications 12

What’s cool about the Android platform 13

Surviving Unboxing Day 13

Chapter 2: Beginning at the Beginning 17

First Things First: Turning on Your Phone 17

Charging Your Phone and Managing Battery Life 19

Navigating the Galaxy S10 26

The phone’s hardware buttons 26

The touchscreen 29

The extended Home screen 34

The notification area and screen 38

The Device Function keys 40

The keyboard 41

The orientation of the phone 42

Going to Sleep Mode/Turning Off the Phone 43

Part 2: Communicating with Other People 45

Chapter 3: Calling People 47

Making Calls 47

Answering Calls 52

Keeping Track of Your Calls: The Recents 54

Making an Emergency Call: The 411 on 911 56

Syncing a Bluetooth Headset 57

Options Other than Headsets 59

Chapter 4: Discovering the Joy of Text 61

Sending the First Text Message 61

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 72

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 S10 Contacts App 90

Learning the Contacts App on your phone 90

Deciding where to store your contacts 93

Linking Contacts on your phone 95

Creating Contacts within Your Database 98

Adding contacts as you dial 98

Adding contacts manually 100

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 112

Deciding Between Mobile Browsing and Mobile Apps 115

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 home page 121

Navigating the Google Play games page 123

Installing and Managing an Android App 125

Downloading the Facebook app 125

Creating a Facebook account 130

Rating or Uninstalling Your Apps 132

Part 4: Having Fun with Your Phone 135

Chapter 9: Sharing Pictures 137

Say Cheese! Taking a Picture with Your Phone 138

Getting a Little Fancier with Your Camera 147

The Photography Mode settings 147

Settings options on the viewfinder 148

Photo Effects options 152

The Digital Camcorder in Your Pocket 152

Starting the camcorder 152

Taking and sharing videos with your camcorder 153

Managing Your Photo Images 154

Using Images on Your Phone 155

Deleting Images on Your Phone 155

Chapter 10: Playing Games 157

The Play Store Games Category 158

The Games Home screen 159

The Games Categories tab 160

Leaving Feedback on Games 162

Chapter 11: Mapping Out Where You Want to Be 167

GPS 101: First Things First 168

Practically Speaking: Using Maps 169

Changing map scale 170

Finding nearby services 172

Getting and Using Directions 175

Upgrading Your Navigation 177

Chapter 12: Playing Music and Videos 181

Getting Ready to Be Entertained 182

Choosing your headset 182

Wired headsets 183

Choosing your Bluetooth speaker 185

Connecting to your stereo 186

Licensing Your Multimedia Files 187

Listening up on licensing 187

Licensing for videos 188

Using the Full Capacity of Your SD Card 189

Enjoying Basic Multimedia Capabilities 190

Grooving with the Play Music app 190

Playing downloaded music 194

Jamming to Internet Radio 199

Looking at your video options 201

Part 5: Getting Down to Business 209

Chapter 13: Using the Calendar 211

Syncing Calendars 211

Setting Calendar Display Preferences 213

Setting Other Display Options 216

Creating an Event on the Right Calendar 218

Creating, editing, and deleting an event 218

Keeping events separate and private 220

Chapter 14: Talking with Bixby 223

Bringing Up Bixby 224

Visualizing What You Can Do with Bixby Vision 226

Blabbing with Bixby 228

Look Ma! No Hands! 229

Setting Up Bixby for Your Voice 230

Dictating a Text 230

Preparing to Work with Bixby 231

Chapter 15: Paying with Samsung Pay 237

How Mobile Payment Works 238

Getting Started with Samsung Pay 240

Setting Up Samsung Pay 242

Using Samsung Pay 246

Managing Samsung Pay 247

Part 6: The Part of Tens 249

Chapter 16: Ten Ways to Make Your Phone Totally Yours 251

Using a Bluetooth Speaker 252

Cruising in the Car 253

Considering Wireless Charging Mats 255

Making a Statement with Wraps 256

You Look Wonderful: Custom Screen Images 257

Empowering Power Savings 259

Controlling Your Home Electronics 260

Wearing Wearables 260

Using Your Phone as a PC 261

Creating Your Own AR Emoji 262

Chapter 17: Ten (Or So) Ways to Make Your Phone Secure 265

Using a Good Case 266

Putting it on Lockdown 268

Preparing for your Screen Lock option 271

Selecting among the Screen Lock options 271

Entering your face 273

Entering your fingerprints 274

Encrypting Your SD Card 275

Using Knox to Make Your Phone as Secure as Fort Knox 277

Being Careful with Bluetooth 278

Protecting Against Malware 279

Downloading Apps Only from Reputable Sources 280

Rescuing Your Phone When it Gets Lost 280

Wiping Your Device Clean 282

Chapter 18: Ten Features to Look for Down the Road 283

Always-on Personal “Dash-cam” 283

Home IoT Services to Differentiate Real Estate 284

New Delivery Concepts 284

Smarter Customer Care for Your Phone 285

Smartphone as Entertainment Hub 286

Driving in Your Car 286

Serving You Better 287

Placing You Indoors 288

Better 911 Services 288

Less Worry about Charging 289

Index 291

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