Samsung Galaxy Android Phone Tutorial – Beginners Guide

This tutorial is a beginners guide to using Android 5 Lollipop on the Samsung Galaxy S5 This should be the same for the Galaxy S3,S4,S6 and similar for other android phones Before we get started with learning Android we should get familiar with the buttons on the phone On the right side of the phone is the power button. Pressing this button while the screen is off will turn the phone on for use. If you are already using the phone you can press this button to lock the phone. If the phone is powered off holding this button for a few seconds will turn the phone on On the left side of the phone is the volume button. It appears to be a single button, but it is two buttons. Pressing the top of the button will turn the volume up, and pressing the bottom of the button will turn the volume down At the bottom of the screen there is only one physical button. This is the “Home” button. If you ever get lost, press this button to get back to the “Home Screen” Previously Android had physical hardware buttons on either side of the home button. Recently Android has replaced the physical buttons with dynamic software buttons. On the left side of the “Home” button is the “Recent Apps” button. On the right side is the “Back” button The “Back” button is used to move back to the previous screen. The “Recent Apps” button is used to open a screen showing tiles of the currently open and recently used apps When you first turn on your phone, or when you pick it up after not using it for a while, you will be greeted by a lock screen. The main purpose of the “Lock Screen” on a touchscreen phone is to prevent you from calling or doing anything unintentionally On the “Lock Screen” we will see the time and date, the charge level, the status bar and active app notifications, if any If we swipe our finger across the screen we will see the background move and the screen will unlock At the bottom of the screen there are two quick access icons for the most commonly used tasks. At the bottom left of the screen is the phone icon. At the bottom right of the screen is the camera icon. To open either app touch the icon and swipe up Let’s swipe across the screen to open it When we first unlock the phone we will be greeted by the “Home Screen”. This is like the desktop on your computer and contains apps and widgets. Widgets are apps that constantly update their information right on the home screen, without having to open the app. Some widgets show the time and date, provide weather information, or quick access to music and playlists If we look at the bottom of the “Home Screen” we will see a line made up of six icons. The second icon from the left is a small house that represents the “Home Screen”.This is the screen that we are looking at now The four dots to the right of the little home are additional screens we can fill and customize with widgets and apps We can swipe to the left or right to change home screens. As we change the screens we can see that the highlighted dot changes We can swipe back to the center home screen, or we can press the “Home” button at the bottom of the phone “Status Bar” The “Status Bar” is located at the top of the home screen The right side provides device information like time, battery charge level, and cellular signal strength The left side provides notification alerts from the system as well as installed apps At the bottom of the screen is a set of 4 default shortcuts to the most commonly used apps, and a link to all the “Apps” installed on the phone The default shortcuts are “Phone”, “Contacts”, “Messages”, and “The Google Chrome Internet Browser” Let’s briefly review these 4 basic apps “Phone”. Let’s touch the “Phone” app to launch the “Phone” application At the top of the screen there are 4 separate tabs with the default of “Keypad” selected “Keypad” is where you make a call by using the number pad Enter the number to dial with the keypad If you make a mistake you can press the backspace button on the bottom right to delete the last number typed When you have entered the correct number you can press the green phone button to make the call When you are making a call you will see the following options “Add Call”. This option is used to make a conference call. After calling your first

number, press this button to dial another number to conference in “Keypad”. If you need to press a key to dial an extension, or something else, you can press the “Keypad” button to open the keypad. When finished you can press the button again to hide it “Bluetooth”. This option will connect the call to a bluetooth headset to use for making the call. You need to have a headset already setup for this option to work. A future tutorial will cover this step “Speaker”. This turns on the speakerphone feature so you can put your phone down and talk hands free. The speaker is on the back of the phone so it is best to place the phone face down on a surface that won’t scratch it. This will allow you to hear better “Mute”. Mute will block the audio so the person you are calling cannot hear what you are saying “End Call”. This will disconnect the line and end the call “Recent”. This will show you a list of the recent phone numbers called on the phone Here we just have a single call entry that we tried earlier, but as you build up a call list it will show them seperated by day Here we can select a previous call made from or to the phone, and we can get additional information Let’s touch to select one of the entries At the left of the screen there is a left facing arrow which will bring us back to the previous screen if touched The top of the screen shows information about the selected contact like the name, the default phone number, or a picture of the contact At the bottom of the screen we have a list of the calls made to or from the selected phone number showing information like the time and length of call There is an arrow that faces to the right if the call was outgoing to this number and faces to the left if the call is incoming from this number In the middle of the screen we have two buttons One is a green phone icon used to call this number. The other orange letter icon is used to send a text message If the number is not stored in the phone as a contact there will be two additional buttons in the center of the screen. One says “Create Contact” and is used to create a new contact in the phone. “Update Existing” is used to add a new number, such as a cell number to an existing home phone contact Let’s add this number to the phone as a new contact Let’s touch “Create contact” When the new contact screen opens, it will show the onscreen keyboard. If you want to close the keyboard to see the screen better you can touch the “Back” button once To bring the keyboard back up touch in one of the data entry fields At the top of the screen there is a drop down menu showing the account that the contact will be saved to. Touching the account name will bring up a list of the accounts set up on the phone to choose from Enter a name for the contact The number automatically enters into the phone field with the default type of “Mobile” selected. You can press it to bring up the drop down menu that allows you to select the number as mobile, work, home, main, work fax, home fax, pager, other or custom We can enter an email address and physical address for the contact if we want Below the contact we can select custom “Groups”and “Ringtones” At the bottom of the screen we have the “Add Another Field” button. Touching this button will bring up the menu allowing us to add additional fields such as phonetic name (used to assist with voice dialing), organization, IM, notes, nickname, website, events, relationship, message tone and vibration pattern When we are happy with the information we can press “Save” to save the contact At the top right of the screen touch the “Options Button” and then select “View Contact” This will open the detailed contact sheet We can edit any contact information by touching the “Edit Content” button at the top right of the screen If this contact is frequently contacted we can add it as a “Favorite” by touching the star shaped “Favorites” button Press the back button on the top left corner of the next two screens to return to the “Recent Screen” of the phone app “Favorites”. Here we can see the contact

favorite we added earlier Touching any of the contacts listed in “Favorites” will immediately begin dialing the contact We can add additional “Favorites” by touching the “Add Favorite” button on the bottom right of the screen We can remove a favorite by touching the “Options Menu”, and then selecting “Remove From Favorites” “Contacts”. Here we can see any existing contacts,including the contact we created earlier We can search through the contacts using the search field or scroll through the contacts in alphabetical order Touching any of the contacts will open the detailed contact information Here we can phone, text, or edit the contact Let’s exit back out to the Home Screen by pressing the “Home” button on the phone Thank you for joining me on this tutorial If you found the content helpful please subscribe to my channel “Contacts”. We have already covered adding a contact from the “Phone” app, but we can also directly enter the “Contacts” app to create new contacts, update existing ones, and call or message a contact Let’s touch “Contacts” to open it We can see that this brings us back to the “Contacts” screen in the “Phone” app we saw before Let’s press the “Home” button again to exit the app “Messaging”. Messaging is the default app used to send text messages. These are not email messages, but instead SMS text messages sent directly to another cell phone number Let’s click on the “Messages” app to open it If you send just text it is called a SMS or Short Message System text. If you add a picture or use more than 160 characters it uses the MMS or Multimedia Messaging Service We currently don’t have any text message conversations, but if we did they would show up below listed by number or contact name We can create a new text message from here by clicking the “New Message” button at the bottom right of the screen In the “Enter recipient” field we can enter one or more phone numbers or contacts by touching to select it If we touch the “Enter recipient” field, it will bring up the onscreen keyboard We can enter the phone number directly, or if we already have the number saved as a contact, we can enter the contact’s name The default keyboard only has letters on it To be able to enter numbers we need to click on the “Sym” button in the bottom left corner If we don’t see the symbol we want on this screen we can select the “½” button to show the other symbol keyboard As we type out the contact’s name it will show a list of only the contacts that match Once we see the contact we want to add we can touch it to autocomplete the name If we enter the wrong contact we can remove it by touching the red minus sign If we touch the contact name itself, we get a new menu allowing us to view the contact in the “Contacts” app or edit the number associated with the contact in the “Recipients Field” If we want to close the keyboard without making any changes we can touch the “Back” button on the phone We can also add recipients by touching the “Add contact” button In the contacts window we select the contacts we want to add by touching the contact to select it. When done we then select the “Done” button on the top right of the screen At the bottom of the screen we have the “Enter Message” section. Touch to select it and open the keyboard Enter the message. As we type we will see the number of characters we have left in the message out of 160. We can create a text with more than 160 characters, it will just convert to a MMS text To the left of the message is a smiley face button that will allow us to add Emoji’s to the text We can scroll up and down through the available emoji’s, or scroll left and right to see different emoji categories When we find the emoji we want to add, we’ll touch to select it Touching the “Add Emoji” button again will close the menu We can add an attachment to the text message by touching the “Add Attachment” button We can add an “Image”, “Video”, or

audio file we have already taken We also have the option to “Take picture”, “Record video”, or “Record audio” and then share it through the text message We can share “Memo” items, “Calendar” items, “Contacts”, and “Maps” One features I find really helpful is the “My location” option. This adds a link to the text linking to a google map showing your location. This is great to provide information to someone on how to get to you Touch “Image” It wants to complete the action using the “Gallery” app, and lists the other possible apps to use Select the “Gallery” app and select “Always” so that it defaults to this app in the future The “Gallery” app opens to the “Albums” screen Select the Album you want to open Scroll through the pictures and select the one or more of them by touching the image This will place a green check mark on the image. It also shows the number of images selected in each album When finished select the “Done” button to add the picture or pictures to the text Previously it showed the number of characters we had left in the 160 character text under the “Send” button. Now it shows the size of the text. In this case it’s 1005 KB, or just under a MB When everything is set touch the “Send” button Press the back button to close the onscreen keyboard As text messages are sent to or from the phone they will show in the central panel in the screen The text messages sent from your phone show on the right side, and text messages sent to your phone appear on the left As the conversation grows old messages will fall off the viewable part of the screen to make room for the new The newest message will appear on the bottom of the screen We can return to the main messages screen by using the phones “Back” button, or by touching the “Back” button next to the contact name All text messages are fully searchable using the “Search” button located in the top right of the screen Touching the “Search” button brings up the search field and the onscreen keyboard We will enter our search term and press the search button on the keyboard This will group together all individual texts containing the search term from all conversations Exit this screen by using the “Back” button to the left of the search field To the right of the “Search” button if the “Menu” button Touching this will bring up the menu for the “Messages” app Here we can access options such as deleting texts, locking messages, saving messages to a file on your phone, changing the font size, and settings Let’s touch the “Settings” button I won’t cover this in any detail i just want you to be aware that this is where you find all the available settings for your messaging app Touch the back button to return to the “Messages” main screen “Priority Senders”. At the top of the screen under the “Search” and “Menu” buttons is a button that says “Tap to add priority senders.” “Priority Senders” are used to mark your favorite contacts You can then get to the text conversation with those favorite contacts with just a touch instead of having to scroll and search To add a priority sender touch the “Tap to add priority senders” button In the lower portion of the screen under “Recommended” it will show your most common contacts as suggestions for who to add as a priority sender We can add a recommended option by touching the green plus sign to the right of the entry Touching the “Inbox” button opens the contacts from your text messaging inbox to add. Touch the “Back” button on the phone to go back without adding any Let’s touch the “Contacts” button

This will open the “Contacts” app with empty boxes to the left of each entry Scroll through the list until we get to the contact to add If the contact has more than one contact number, such as home and mobile, it will open a menu asking us to make a selection After selecting the number select either “Just Once” if you want it to check with you every time, or select “Mark as Default” if you want it to always default to this choice for this contact When we have finished touch the “Done” button We can now see our newly added “Priority Sender” at the top of the screen Now the button we used to create this “Priority Sender” has been replaced with a new button to the right of our selection To remove a “Priority Sender” long-touch, or touch and hold, the entry to remove This then brings up a red minus sign on each entry Touching this red minus sign will remove the “Priority Sender” Touch the “Done” button to exit without making a change Touch the “Home” button on the phone to exit the “Messaging” app and return to the “Home Screen” on the phone Thank you for joining me on this tutorial If you found the content helpful please subscribe to my channel “Chrome” The default web browser to explore the internet used to be the default “Android Browser” With the update to Android 5.0 Lollipop this has been changed to Google’s “Chrome” browser The internet can be launched by touching the “Chrome” browser app icon If the “Chrome” shortcut is missing it can be launched from the “Apps” screen The browser will open to the home page, which by default is “www.google.com” At the top of the screen is the browser bar that contains the controls The left button that looks like a little house is the “Home” button. This is a customizable button that opens your favorite web page when touched In the center is the “Address Bar’. This shows the current web page, which in this case is google.com If we know the web page we want to visit we touch the “Address Bar” to bring up the onscreen keyboard to enter the address manually Enter the web page, in this case we will test using the website for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Enter “noaa.gov” and touch the “Go” button Just to the right of the “Address Bar” is the “Tabs” button “Tabs” allow us to have more than one web page open in the web browser at a time If we want to keep this page open so we can return to it, but we want to open a new web page touch the “Tabs” button This will minimize the current web pages into a list of scrollable windows We can open any of the web pages and make it full screen by touching the window We can close any of the pages by touching the “Close” button, which is an X at the top right of the window. If we accidentally closed the tile it shows an “Undo” button briefly after closing the tab We can add a new tab to open a new web page by touching the “Add Tab” button in the top left of the screen This will open a new tab fullscreen At the top left of the screen is a home button we can use to open our homepage In the middle of the screen we can search “Google” by text with the text field, or voice with the record audio button This field is also used to enter a URL to visit a website. You could enter “NOAA.gov” and it will open the page just like it did earlier when we entered it in the “Address Bar” As the phone is used it will show the most commonly visited websites in small tiles at the bottom Touching any of the tiles will open that webpage fullscreen At the bottom of the screen are two buttons On the left is a “Favorites” button that will open our “Chrome Favorites” Let’s back out by using the phones “Back” button On the right side is the “History” button The “History” screen shows “Recently closed”. These are the 5 most recently closed “Chrome” tabs We can open any of these tabs by touching the tile Under this is a button that says “Show full history”. Touching this button opens a complete history of the webpages visited in chronological order We can remove individual history items by touching the X “Close” button next to the entry We can also remove all our browsing history from memory by touching the “Clear Browsing Data…” button We can then delete the “Browsing history”, “Cache”, and “Cookies,site data” by touching the “Clear” button Let’s exit without making changes by touching the “Cancel” button

This is the “Privacy” screen for the device Press the “Back” button again to return to the “Chrome” history page We can search the history webpage titles using the “Search history” field Touch the “Back” button again to return to the “History” page If you are logged in with a Google account on multiple devices using “Chrome” you can open webpages you were viewing on other devices. This will list under the “Recently closed” section under a heading such as “Nexus 7” Press the “Back” button to return to the “New Tab” screen Let’s touch to open one of the web pages If we scroll up on the page we will see that the “Address Bar” will disappear If the “Address Bar” is not showing just scroll to the top of the page On the right of the “Browser Bar” is the “Menu” button The menu button has 3 buttons at the top The left button is the “Forward” button used to move forward to the next web page visited. This is for when you use the “Back” button to many times The center button is the “Favorites” button If it has a black outline with a white center the current web page is not saved as a favorite The “Add Bookmark” screen opens with the default information filled in By default it wants to save the favorite to the last folder you saved a favorite Change any information, if you want to, and touch the “Save” button The right button is the “Reload” button The reload button refreshes the current page by downloading a fresh copy with updated information “New tab”. This opens a new tab to the new tab screen we saw earlier “New incognito tab”. This opens a new tab, but unlike the other tabs we have seen, this is an incognito tab When pages are viewed in incognito tabs the browser history, cookies, and search history won’t be saved An example of when to use “Incognito tabs” would be if you share a device with someone else and you are shopping for a present for them The information is deleted when you have closed all of the incognito tabs Let’s touch the “Tabs” button. It shows us the open tiles for each web page like we saw earlier, but now we have “Incognito tabs” on the right, and normal tabs on the left In addition to closing a tab using the “Close” button in the top right of a tab, we can also touch the tile and swipe it to the left “Bookmarks”. This opens the bookmarks screen that we saw earlier “Recent tabs”. This opens the “Recent tabs” section of the “History” screen “History”. This will open the Chrome history showing the websites visited “Share…”. The “Share” button is used to share the URL for the current web page This means it will send a link that can be clicked on to open the current web page you are on Touch the “Share” button to open the “Share via” menu Here we can scroll through all the compatible apps and sharing methods we can use The most common sharing methods will likely be “Gmail” to send it by email and “Messages” if you want to send it by text Touch “Gmail” We can see that it opened the Gmail app and entered the URL for the web page We then just need to enter our recipient and touch the “Send” button If we have already used this feature we will see the last app used to share that we can touch to bypass the selection next time “Print…”. This is used to print the current web page using a physical printer We can see a preview of what will print out on the bottom At the top we can adjust the number of copies or paper type There is not a printer setup, and the default option is to “Save as PDF” This will not print the document but instead save a copy of the web page as a PDF document stored as a file on device. This is useful for saving digital copies of receipts If you have a printer installed you should see it listed. If you it is not listed touch to select “Save as PDF’ at the top of the screen Touch the “All printers…” button This will scan any connected networks for printers to install Touch the “Back” button to return The selected print device will show at the top, and we can print by selecting the “Print”

button “Find in page”. This button brings up a search field used to search through the text of the current web page After entering the word it brings you to the first example of that word on this page We can then use the “Next” button to move to the next entry, or the “Back” button to move back to the previous example Touch the “Close” button to exit “Add to Home screen”. This will add a shortcut to the first available home screen that will open “Chrome” to the current web page It can save you time by opening “Chrome” and opening a specific website with a single click “Request desktop site”. Most modern websites have mobile versions that are optimized for mobile platforms For the most part these work very well, but sometimes there is something missing or not working right, and you just need to get the full desktop version Selecting this option will place a check in the box showing that this feature is enabled This setting applies only to the current web site of the current tab This setting is not persistent when you close the tab. This means that you will need to enable this every time you come to this website if you want to see the desktop version “Settings”. This opens the “Settings” screen for “Chrome” Here you can edit the accounts setup on the phone, and set up an additional one if you want There are additional settings that you might want to review Press the “Back” button “Help & Feedback”. Here you can search for help articles if you run into trouble or have questions Thank you for joining me on this tutorial If you found the content helpful please subscribe to my channel “Apps”. Let’s touch the apps icon to open up the “Apps” screen This lists all the “Apps” installed on the device Some of apps are installed as part of Android, some by the manufacturer, and some you install yourself At the bottom of the screen there are 3 dots with the left one highlighted to show that there are 3 total screens of apps Swipe the screen to move through the available apps The device starts off in alphabetical order If you install any new apps on the phone they will show up at the very end of the list We can launch any of the apps by touching them We can also create a shortcut to the app on one of the home screens to quickly launch the app in the future without coming back into this app screen To do this touch and hold the app This will open the home screen to allow you to place the app If you drag your finger to either side of the screen it will scroll through the available home screens When we find the screen we want we just need to place the icon and let go If we want to move the icon we can touch and hold it again and place in a new location We can also delete app shortcuts from the home screen by touching and holding it, then dragging it to the “Remove” icon Let’s open back up the “Apps” screen If you want to just see the Apps that you have downloaded to the device and not the ones installed by the manufacturer you can touch the “Menu” button and then select “Downloaded Apps” Touch the back button in the top left to return to the “Apps” screen Touch the “Menu” button, and select “Uninstall/disable apps” We can now press the red minus sign next to an app to uninstall it Notice that some of the apps do not have the uninstall button. These are either built in Android apps or they are installed by the wireless carrier and cannot be uninstalled, unless you jailbreak your phone Touch the “Uninstall/Disable Apps” button Let’s exit the “Apps” screen by touching the “Home” button “Recent Apps”. You can open back up any of the previously used apps on the phone, that are still running, by touching the “Recent Apps” button Here we have tiles of recent apps showing the last known state We can scroll through the apps if there are too many to see all at once

We can open any of the running apps by touching the tile We can close out of a running app by swiping the tile to the right or left Android also features a “Task Manager” app. Task manager is used to view the “Active Applications” and “RAM status” We can open “Task Manager” by touching the “Task manager” button at the bottom left of the screen “Task Manager” opens to the “Active applications” screen “RAM Status”. RAM Status shows the total amount of RAM available to the apps, which in this case is “1.66 GB”, and the amount currently being used, which in this case is 1.37 GB “Active Applications” lists the apps that are actively running This is different than the apps we saw earlier on the “Recent Apps” screen. Those apps just had their state saved so you can quickly return to it later The “Active Applications” are ones that are actually running on the device. This means that they are using power to access the CPU, RAM, and other hardware We can see the total number of running apps next to “Active applications:”, with each application listed individually below Each app shows the RAM and CPU usage We can close out of an individual app by touching the “End” button If we want to close out of all the apps at the same time we can press the “End All” button We can close all the open apps on the phone at the same time by touching the “Close all” button Let’s touch the “End All” button We will get a warning that forcing an app to stop may cause errors. If you don’t force stop anything with unsaved data, you should be all set Let’s touch the “OK” button We received a message at the bottom of the screen saying that all open applications were closed Let’s touch the “Recent Apps” button We might have expected to see no apps listed in recent apps since we ended task on them earlier, but all our recent apps are still listed here. We only ended task on the active applications Everything showing here now is just for quick access, but it is not wasting CPU, RAM, and Battery If we touch “Task Manager” again we will see that there are “0” active applications If we open one of the apps listed in “Recent Apps” like “Chrome”, touch the “Recent Apps” button again, and touch “Task Manager”, we will see that it is again active Most apps will close down automatically after a period of non-use Touch the “Home” button to exit “Recent Apps” Thank you for joining me on this tutorial If you found the content helpful please subscribe to my channel “Quick Settings and Notification Menu” The quick settings and notification menu is accessed by dragging your finger down from the top of the screen At the top of the screen are the quick settings icons. By default there are 5 icons we can see along with 5 more when we swipe left Any of the quick settings that are enabled will have a green image. Any that are disabled will show with a dull grey Touching any of the quick settings will enable or disable them Touching the “Location” setting, for instance, will turn off the GPS on the device. If you aren’t using it, this is a great way to save battery In the middle of the screen is the “Brightness” control bar This controls the brightness of the screen You can manually drag the slider to the right to get brighter, and to the left to get darker If you prefer you can set “Auto” mode, and the screen brightness will change based on the available light. If will get darker automatically if you go outside, and dim automatically if it is dark At the bottom of this screen is the “Notifications” section. The notifications that show here provide alerts or updated information that may need attention such as new text messages, emails, missed phone calls, and other information from Android or from the installed Apps Here we can see a notification that we received a new email message We have a couple options right on the notification screen, where we can “Archive” or “Reply” to the email. We can also click on the message to open the GMail app Any notifications can be touched to open the app or settings screen that needs attention You can swipe any of the individual entries to the left or right of the screen to close it out, or you can clear all the messages at the same time with the “Clear ” button In the top right of the screen we have the “All Quick Settings” button Let’s touch this button This detailed view shows all quick settings icons available Touch the button in the top right again to return to the notification screen Let’s touch the “Settings” button in the top right of the screen to open the detailed settings screen

Here we have all the available system settings arranged by category There are lots of settings here available for review that we will not be covering today As tutorials become available i will link to them here To close out of the quick settings and notification menu you can press the “Back” button or you can swipe the screen from the bottom up Press the “Home” button to return to the home screen Thank you for joining me on this tutorial If you found the content helpful please subscribe to my channel “Google Play Store”. The “Google Play Store” is used to download and install new Apps, Games, Movies & TV shows, Music, Books, and Newspapers The default layout has the “Play Store” icon on the default home screen If you don’t have it here, or removed it, you can open it by touching “Apps”, and then finding and touching “Play Store” to launch it The default “Play Store” screen shows categories of highlighted items promoted by the Play Store at the bottom At the top of the screen is the search field we can use to search through all available “Play Store” content If we want to browse or search by just a single category we can select it at the top. The options to choose from are “Apps”, “Games”, “Movies & TV”, “Music”, “Books”, and “Newsstand” Let’s touch to select “Apps” At the bottom are apps that we might find interesting At the top we have categories like “Top Paid”, “Top Free”, and more. Selecting these will show only the apps in that category We can select the categories either by swiping left or right on the categories and touching to select them, or by swiping left or right in the middle of the screen Selecting “Top Free” will show the most downloaded apps that are available for free We can scroll through the list by swiping the screen up to show more apps Let’s click on the “Search” icon at the top right to search the “Apps” section of the “Google Play Store” The onscreen keyboard will open at the bottom to enter the search term We will search for a “audio editor” here to review how to install a new app As we start typing the name we will see that it shows apps that match the search term We can either finish typing the name or touch to select “audio editor” This will show the available apps that meet the search terms If we change our mind and really wanted to search in another field we can touch the “Apps” category, and then select from the options in the menu We’ll touch the first audio editor app listed for review This will open the app screen We can find information here like the name of the app, the software developer, the number of downloads, the average user rating and number of votes, and the category Just below this information we will find a partial description of the app We can view the complete description by touching the “Read More” link Here we can see the partial description we saw earlier as well as a more thorough description and app feature set At the very bottom we can find contact information for the developer Touch the “X” button to close out of the detailed description Below the description we will see screenshot thumbnails that we can swipe left and right through Touching a thumbnail will open a fullscreen version of the screenshot for review Touch the “Back “ button Below the screenshots is the rating, with the individual reviews below Touching the rating, any of the reviews, or the “All Reviews” link at the bottom will open the “All Reviews” screen The “All Reviews” screen shows a detailed view of the rating We have the average user rating, which is “4.3” out of 5 This rating is the average of “318,381” reviews Below this it breaks down the rating by number of 5 star down to 1 star reviews At the bottom of the detailed reviews screen it lists the reviews by default with the “Most helpful first” Touch the current sort criteria to open the “Sort reviews” menu. In addition we have the option to sort by “Newest first”, or by “Highest rating first”

Touch the “Back” button to exit the sort menu Touch the “Options” link on the right There are two helpful versions here “Latest version only”. This displays the reviews for the latest version of the app only. This can help you figure out if the app is getting better or worse, or if they have addressed old issues “From this device model only”. This will only display reviews from others with the same device as you. When I tick this it will only show reviews from others with a Samsung Galaxy S5. This is great to find out if the app works appropriately on your device, and to help determine solutions to problems From here we can also rate the reviews to help others find the most useful ones, and the ones to avoid Touch the “Mark Comment” button at the top right of the review to rate We have the option to mark the comment as “Helpful”, “Unhelpful”, or “Spam” Touch the “Cancel” button to exit Touch the “Back” button to exit the “All Reviews” screen Below the reviews we have 3 buttons “Wishlist”. This adds the app to your wishlist. This is most useful for apps that cost money that you wish to purchase in the future. If the app is free, you can just download it instead of wishing for it “Share”. This doesn’t share the actual app, but instead a link to the app “+1’d this”. Here we can show our support for the app by touching the button to +1 the app Below this we have categories that feature other apps by the same developer, and apps similar to the one we are currently reviewing, At the bottom of the screen we have a “Developer” section Here we have a link to “Send email” to the developer “Permission details”. If we want to review the permissions needed to install the app we can select the “Permission details” button Touch the “Back” button If you come across an app you think violates human decency you can mark it to be reviewed by Google and, if they find it to be inappropriate, they will remove it from the “Play Store” To mark it as inappropriate touch the “Flag as inappropriate” Scroll back up to the top of the screen Touch the “Install” button We see a list of the items that this app will need to access to function properly. It’s always good to review this and make sure it doesn’t want access to more than it needs If you are installing an alarm clock and it wants access to all your contacts and images, you might have a problem Touch the “Accept” button to install the app Let’s launch the newly installed app We could launch the app by touching the “Open” button I want to demonstrate how to launch the app in the future so for now touch the “Home” button on the phone When we install an app it will place a shortcut for it on the first available home screen Swiping left we can see the shortcut for our newly created app If we can’t find the shortcut, or it gets deleted in the future, we can always access it by touching the “Apps” button. After launching it we will find the app in alphabetical order Touch the app to open it Touch the “Home” button to exit the “Apps” screen Thank you for joining me on this tutorial If you found the content helpful please subscribe to my channel “Manage Home Screens”. We can change the Wallpaper, add widgets, or change home screen settings through the “Manage Home Screens” interface To access “Manage Home Screens”, pinch the screen. You can also find an empty place on the screen and touch and hold In the center of the screen we have thumbnails of the home screens There are 5 home screens by default The home screen furthest to the left is the default home screen. This means that when we press the “Home” button on the phone it will open this default home screen We can tell this is the default home screen because the mini icon associated with this screen looks like a home instead of a square like the others. It also has the home image at the top of the screen filled in white If we swipe to one of the other home screens we can see that it is grey We can change any of the other home screens to the default home screen by touching the “Home” button at the top Swipe all the way to the left until we get to the last blank screen with a plus sign in it To create a new home screen to place additional apps and widgets, touch the new home screen

The screens can be rearranged by touching and holding the screen, and then dragging it to a new location, and releasing We can remove one of the screens by touching and holding the screen, and then dragging it to the “Remove” At the bottom of the screen there are 3 options available “Wallpapers”. Wallpapers allows us to set an image as the background on our home screens and the lock screen Let’s touch to select “Wallpapers” At the top of the screen is a drop down menu that allows us to set the image as the wallpaper for the “Home screen” only, the “Lock screen” only, or both the “Home and lock screen” There are built in images we can set as the wallpaper The image on the far left is a link to the images stored on the device It shows a thumbnail of one of the images stored on the device with the words “From Gallery” on it Touch this tile to open the picture album to select an image stored on the device We’ll select the “Camera” album Touch the image to select it as the wallpaper The image will open with an overlay showing what part of the image will show when in portrait and landscape modes We can touch and hold the corner and drag it to adjust the size Move the image around until it is where you want, then touch the “Save” button After selecting the image, touch to select “Set as wallpaper” It will move back to the “Home Screen” and set the new wallpaper Pinch the screen again to bring up “Manage Home Screens” “Widgets” Let’s touch to select “Widgets” Widgets are tiles that can be placed on the home screen that show dynamically updated information from an app installed on the device Widgets can show the clock and weather, email messages, calendar information, and quick settings and controls By looking at the bottom of the screen we can see that there are lots of available screens showing the installed widgets Many apps you will install will come with widgets to show you the most recent information without having to open the app Let’s add a widget to one of the home screens We will add the “Calendar” widget to the home screen Touch and hold the widget, move to the side of the screen until we find a screen with open space, then release After we release the widget we will see an orange border with a dot on each side We can use these to change the size of the widget on the screen Touching outside the widget will place it on the screen Any of the widgets and icons can be rearranged as we saw earlier Pinch the screen again to bring up “Manage Home Screens” “Home Screen Settings” Touch “Home Screen Settings” for available options “Transition Effect”. w7 Touch “Transition Effect” The default effect is “Card Stack” We can select “3D Rotation”, and see a preview of the effect Press the “Back” button “My Magazine” “My Magazine” is customizable news provided in a magazine format on the home screen “My Magazine” is accessed by swiping all the way to the right on the home screens Press the “Home” button to exit “Manage Home Screens” and return to the default “Home Screen” Thank you for joining me on this tutorial If you found the content helpful please subscribe to my channel This tutorial should have provided a good overview of how to use the Android operating system on the Samsung Galaxy S5. If you found the content helpful please subscribe to my channel