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Android Phones For Dummies
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Your full-color guide to putting your Android to work for you

Your smartphone is essentially your lifeline—so it's no wonder you chose a simple-to-use, fun-to-customize, and easy-to-operate Android. Cutting through intimidating jargon and covering all the features you need to know about your Android phone, this down-to-earth guide arms you with the knowledge to set up and configure your device, get up and running with texting and emailing, access the Internet, navigate with GPS, synch with a PC, and so much more.

Whether you're new to Android phones or have just upgraded to a new model, Android Phones For Dummies makes it fast and easy to make your new smartphone your minion. Written by bestselling author Dan Gookin, it walks you through the basics in a language you can understand before moving on to more advanced topics, 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 and configure its settings
  • Play games, listen to music, and start shooting photos and videos
  • Join the conversation and have fun with social media
  • Make your life easier with Google Voice typing
  • No matter how you slice it, life with an Android phone is more organized and fun—and this book shows you how to make the most of it.

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  • Set up your phone and configure its settings
  • Play games, listen to music, and start shooting photos and videos
  • Join the conversation and have fun with social media
  • Make your life easier with Google Voice typing
  • No matter how you slice it, life with an Android phone is more organized and fun—and this book shows you how to make the most of it.

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    INTRODUCTION 1

    About This Book 1

    How to Use This Book 2

    Foolish Assumptions 3

    Icons Used in This Book 4

    Beyond the Book 4

    Where to Go from Here 5

    PART 1: GETTING STARTED WITH YOUR ANDROID PHONE 7

    CHAPTER 1: Hello, Phone! 9

    Liberation and Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9

    Phone Assembly 11

    Removing the plastic sheeting 11

    Installing the SIM card 12

    Installing a microSD card 12

    Removing the microSD card 14

    Charge the Battery 14

    Android Phone Orientation 15

    Finding things on your phone 16

    Using earphones 18

    Adding accessories 19

    A Home for Your Phone 20

    Toting your Android phone 20

    Storing the phone 20

    CHAPTER 2: The On/Off Chapter 21

    Hello, Phone 21

    Turning on your phone for the first time 22

    Turning on the phone 23

    Unlocking the phone 24

    Working the screen lock 24

    Unlocking and running an app 25

    Add More Accounts 26

    Goodbye, Phone 29

    Locking the phone 29

    Turning off the phone 29

    CHAPTER 3: The Android Tour 31

    Basic Operations 31

    Manipulating the touchscreen 32

    Selecting a group of items 33

    Using the navigation icons 33

    Setting the volume 34

    “Silence your phone!” 35

    Changing the orientation 36

    Home Screen Chores 36

    Exploring the Home screen 37

    Switching Home screen pages 39

    Reviewing notifications 39

    Accessing quick settings 41

    The World of Apps 42

    Starting an app 42

    Quitting an app 42

    Finding an app in the Apps drawer 43

    Switching between running apps 44

    Common Android Icons 45

    CHAPTER 4: Text to Type, Text to Edit 47

    Onscreen Keyboard Mania. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47

    The Ol’ Hunt-and-Peck 49

    Typing one character at a time 49

    Accessing special characters 50

    Using predictive text to type quickly 52

    Typing without lifting a finger 52

    Google Voice Typing 53

    Dictating text 53

    Uttering s**** words 55

    Text Editing 55

    Moving the cursor 55

    Selecting text 56

    Cutting, copying, and pasting text 57

    Dealing with speling errors 57

    PART 2: REACH OUT AND TOUCH SOMEONE 59

    CHAPTER 5: It’s a Telephone 61

    Reach Out and Touch Someone 61

    Placing a phone call 62

    Dialing a contact 65

    Using speed dial 66

    Adding pauses when dialing a number 67

    Table of Contents v

    It’s for You! 67

    Receiving a call 68

    Rejecting a call 70

    Rejecting a call with a text message 70

    Multiple Call Mania 72

    Putting someone on hold 72

    Receiving a new call when you’re on the phone 72

    Making a conference call 73

    Forward Calls Elsewhere 74

    Forwarding phone calls 74

    Sending a contact directly to voicemail 76

    Blocking calls 76

    CHAPTER 6: Missed Calls and Voicemail 77

    Who Called Who When? 77

    Dealing with a missed call 78

    Reviewing the call log 79

    Boring carrier voicemail 79

    Setting up carrier voicemail 80

    Retrieving your messages 81

    The Wonders of Google Voice 81

    Configuring Google Voice 82

    Using the Google Voice app 82

    CHAPTER 7: The Address Book. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85

    The People You Know 85

    ...