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Samsung Galaxy S22 For Dummies

Published 05-23-2022

Samsung Galaxy S22 For Dummies is your roadmap to unlocking the full potential of your new Galaxy. This friendly guide walks you through the Galaxy S22's home screen, buttons, menus, and various functions, and shows you how to customize your phone with ringtones, wallpapers, lock screens, and widgets.

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Android Smartphones For Seniors For Dummies

Published 11-24-2021

The quickest and easiest way to outsmart your Android smartphone 

Android smartphones, like the Samsung Galaxy and Google Pixel models, offer great ways to simplify and enhance your life. From easy ways to stay in touch with your friends and family to helpful reminders for everyday tasks, Android phones can keep you connected and current at all times. Sometimes, though, the learning curve can seem a little steep. 

But it doesn’t have to! Android Phones For Seniors For Dummies is your one-stop guide to discovering the essentials on how to take charge of your Android-powered phone. It skips the techspeak and confusing jargon to deliver key information in a straightforward and reader-friendly way. 

With this book, you’ll learn to: 

  • Navigate your way around your smartphone so you can easily open and close apps, access info, and see photos 
  • Read your email and messages so you can stay in touch with the important people in your life 
  • Secure your phone so you can be assured that you, and only you, can access the sensitive data on it 

Printed using larger-print type and accompanied by full-color pictures that show you how to apply the step-by-step instructions, this easy handbook is the only resource you’ll need to make the most of your Android phone. 

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iPhone For Seniors For Dummies

Published 11-23-2021

Become your own iPhone guru 

Your first time using an iPhone comes with a lot of excitement. It can also be a bit intimidating. After all, it’s jam-packed with apps and cool features, but there’s no handy manual to help you unravel all the device’s mysteries. iPhone For Seniors For Dummies can help you take your first iPhone steps and save you the trouble of finding someone to answer your questions. It features the tasks that you most likely want to do—like chatting on FaceTime, shooting videos and photos, and connecting on social media. It also introduces you to the App store so that you can break away from the iPhone’s pre-installed apps and really personalize your shiny gadget. 

The easy-to-follow steps in this book with its accompanying illustrations help you manage, personalize, and communicate using your iPhone. You discover how to do everything from shopping online and organizing appointments to taking and sharing pictures and downloading and listening to your favorite music. It provides help with brand new iPhone models as well as older devices, including how to upgrade older iPhones with the latest software. Topics include how to: 

  • Swipe, tap, and scroll through the iPhone interface 
  • Capture memorable photos and home videos 
  • Find apps in the App store 
  • Customize your iPhone’s accessibility features 
  • Bypass the keyboard and use Siri 
  • Read books and listen to music 
  • Keep your iPhone working 

If you’re new to the iPhone or just need a reminder on how to do a few things, iPhone For Seniors For Dummies gives you all the tips and tricks you need. You’ll soon be swiping and tapping its screen as if you’ve been doing it forever. 

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Samsung Galaxy S21 For Dummies

Published 04-20-2021

Feeling hamstrung by your new Samsung? Figure out how to navigate your new phone in no time 

Your Samsung Galaxy comes packed with features you’ll use every day, and Samsung Galaxy S21 For Dummies is your guide to exploring them. What do you want to do first? Send a text or email? Take photos and videos? Make a basic call? Play games? Shop? This handy guide can help you do all that and so much more.  

  • Get an overview of the buttons, screens, and apps that are essential to operating your new phone 
  • Manage your contacts so you can stay connected with calls, emails, or texts 
  • Surf the web and find new games and apps in the Google Play Store 
  • Customize your phone with ringtones, wallpaper, and awesome accessories 
  • Watch videos and movies, shoot your own videos, and take photos 
  • Boost your productivity with calendar, GPS, and productivity apps 
  • Secure your Samsung Galaxy with your face ID, thumbprint, and Screen Lock 

Not only does Samsung Galaxy S21 For Dummies describe features and walk you through steps to use your new phone, it also shows you what the screens look like and where to tap to make things happen. It’s like having a Samsung expert at your elbow. So pick up your copy today to make the most of your Samsung smartphone. 

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iPhone For Seniors For Dummies

Published 12-15-2020

Includes coverage of iPhones 12, 11, X, SE, 8, 7, and 6!

When you’re looking for the most up-to-date information on your iPhone, look no further than this edition of iPhone For Seniors For Dummies. It's fully updated to cover iOS 14, the software released in Fall of 2020 that runs all iPhones dating back to the iPhone 6. It doesn't matter if you have a brand new iPhone 12 or are sticking with the iPhone you've had for a few years. This book will help you navigate your device.

Written especially for iPhone owners who don't need to know every detail of how their phone works, iPhone For Seniors For Dummies sticks to clear, friendly, step-by-step information on the essentials you’ll use every day. It covers the basics of messaging with friends and family, using your iPhone as a web browser, watching television shows or movies, and taking and sharing photos and videos.

  • Get to know which iPhone you own
  • Upgrade to iOS 14
  • Add contacts to your Favorites list
  • Connect your iPhone to wifi
  • Track your well-being with the Health app
  • Fix common problems when they occur

When you’re ready to build your skills and become the go-to iPhone guru for your friends, iPhone For Seniors For Dummies offers the insight you need to increase your know-how.

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iPhone For Dummies: Updated for iPhone 12 models and iOS 14

Published 12-14-2020

Just when you think Apple’s thought of it all, a new iPhone model comes out with even better operation and new features to enjoy. This updated guide to the newest iPhone also covers how to install and use iOS 14 on models back to the iPhone 6s. Learn how to harness all your iPhone has to offer in an easy-to-understand way.

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Android For Dummies

Published 09-09-2020

Your comprehensive (and very friendly!) reference guide to Android phones and tablets 

You’re used to hearing it said that the phone in your pocket or tablet by your bed has more computing power than the entire Apollo 11 space program in the 1960s (or something similarly impressive)—and this is no less true for Android devices than any other. Sounds great—but what does that actually mean you can do with them? The new edition of Android For Dummies reveals all for new and experienced users alike, making it easy to get the most out of the awesome computing power of Android smartphone and tablet devices—from communications and pictures and videos to the wonderful world of 2.8+ million Google apps!   

Cutting through the jargon, bestselling tech author Dan Gookin puts you in touch with all the Android features you’ll need to know (and many more you’ll be pleased to discover!), from setup and configuration to the major features, such as text, email, internet, maps, navigation, camera, and video, as well as synching with your home computer. In addition to getting familiar with these and the latest Android 10 operating system (OS)—in both Google Pixel and Samsung versions—you’ll become an expert on the best ways to share your thoughts, videos, and pictures on social media, navigate with Android Auto when driving, and maintain your files so they’re orderly and easy to find.   

  • Explore Android devices, from physical functions to software and online features 
  • Communicate via email, social media, Google Duo video calls, and more 
  • Tweak your privacy settings to keep your information secure 
  • Use Android Auto when driving and see in the dark with Night Light and Dark Mode  

Androids may be able to land a spacecraft on the Moon (yet) but there’s a whole universe waiting right there in the device at your fingertips—and this book is the perfect place to begin to explore!  

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Samsung Galaxy S20 For Dummies

Published 09-01-2020

Get the most out of the powerful new Samsung Galaxy S20

With its superfast refresh rate for seamless browsing and spectacularly enhanced camera—among many other goodies—there’s a lot to enjoy about your sleek new Samsung S20. Whether you’re a Samsung newbie or an upgrading customer, Samsung Galaxy S20 for Dummies is the perfect guide to the latest generation.

From the basics, like setup and security, to the fun, like the supercool Single Take mode, this book has you covered from the moment you take your new smartphone out of its shiny new box. Want to watch movies? Navigate your way around with GPS? Say hello to family and friends on social media? All the easy-to-follow tips and tricks that make it fast and fun are pages away!

  • Configure and personalize your new phone
  • Get going with the best features, apps, and games
  • Shoot eye-popping photo and video with 30x zoom and nighttime mode
  • Sync with your other devices

Whatever you want to use it for gaming with friends, in-app conferencing or emailing for work, shooting home movies, sending witty Tweets—or even making phone calls—this friendly, no-nonsense how-to is the best guide to your galaxy. Enjoy!

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iPhone Photography For Dummies

Published 08-04-2020

Create beautiful iPhone photos with the techniques found in this book

iPhone Photography For Dummies, shares the expertise of photography workshop instructor Mark Hemmings as he shows readers how to get stunning images using their favorite iPhone. By implementing Hemmings' simple techniques, you'll get professional-looking results in a fraction of the time you’d expect. You’ll learn to:

  • Adjust camera settings
  • Create majestic landscape images
  • Capture exciting action shots
  • Shoot beautiful portraits
  • Select an editing app
  • Share and organize images
  • Shoot photos comfortably while on the go

Perfect for those who want to take breathtaking photos without investing in a top-of-the-line camera, iPhone Photography For Dummies takes the guesswork and luck out of creating beautiful imagery. It shows people without formal training in photography how to make meaningful and noticeable improvements in their shooting technique using either the latest iPhone model or older versions of the device.

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iPhone For Dummies, 13th Edition

Published 11-08-2019

Unleash the power of your iPhone!  The iPhone you carry in your pocket or purse gives you enormous power to get things done. It puts you within easy reach of your family and friends, provides instant access to your favorite music, TV, and movies, lets you to follow and react to news and events, and makes it possible to share your life in pictures and video with anyone in the world--all within seconds

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