Galaxy Tab Tricks to Remember - dummies

By Dan Gookin

Part of Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 For Dummies Cheat Sheet

You can get more done quickly on your Galaxy Tab if you know a few tricks. Here’s an assortment of handy time-saving tricks for you to keep in mind while you use, abuse, or excuse the Galaxy Tab:

  • Dictation! You can speak into the Galaxy Tab as an effective and quick alternative to using the onscreen keyboard.

  • Quickly switch between two or more programs by using the Recent Apps button found at the bottom left of the Home screen.

  • It’s often easier to read long web pages or eBooks by turning the Tab to a portrait (vertical) orientation.

  • Remember that you can add icons and widgets to the Home screen panels.

  • The Galaxy Tab can make phone calls, but you must install the proper app. For traditional phone calls, Skype is a good idea. You can use the Talk app for video chat.

  • Whenever possible, try to use the Galaxy Tab’s Wi-Fi Internet connection to avoid incurring data usage charges.

  • Use the various Search commands to look for things on the Galaxy Tab, on the Internet, or in a specific app.