By Dan Gookin

Part of Samsung Galaxy Tab S For Dummies Cheat Sheet

You can get more done quickly on your Galaxy Tab when you know a few tricks. Here is an assortment of handy timesaving tricks for you to keep in mind while you use, abuse, or excuse your tablet:

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

  • Quickly switch between two or more programs by pressing the Recent button at the bottom of the Home screen.

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

  • Your tablet can make phone calls, but you must install the proper app. For the Hangouts app, install the Hangouts Dialer when prompt. The traditional phone call apps is Skype, which can dial into any phone, providing you have Skype credit.

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

  • Look at the top of the notification shade for the Quick Settings. They let you easily switch key tablet features on and off.

  • Keep the tablet’s power cord with you, and plug in when you can. You can most definitely use the tablet while it’s charging.