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    Default Galaxy Note 2 for dummies?

    First off i need to point out i basically tech stupid when it comes to phones! So any answer that uses technical terms will only confuse me more.

    Just switched from blackberry to the new Note 2 and this phone is WAY over my head. Before anyone asked WHY I got it ,I want to point out I got it because I was talked into a killer deal from loyalty and and stupidly was swayed by the thought of getting this expensive phone for basically the price of an old flip phone

    So now I have spent all week scanning the net looking for simple answers to basic questions but everywhere I look never really answers the basics. I guess that's because most people nowadays knows the basics like " what does this icon " and " what is that function mean and or do". I don't know what about 80% of the instructions or descriptions on the phone screen mean. I even try cross referencing words from the screen to google search and still no clear answers.

    So basically I need to know if anything exists where a person can go that is ike a handbook for dummies that describes features and exactly what they mean and what they do, and how they work, for the Galaxy Note 2 ? The instruction book was USELESS and the regular forums online are mostly people talking a foreign language of tech to me. I need a handbook that goes something like this " the little blue phone icon you see in top strip is telling you the phone is then able to send out a call over your wifi. If the blue phone is NOT showing it means your call is is not going to connect to wifi...... even though your phone says wifi is turned on". It took me 3 days to figure that one out because i thought if wifi was turned on and it said connected, it actually meant connected and calls would route through wifi. I mean previously on my old phone you were connected or NOT. There was no inbetween .

    I Need a zillion answers for features so asking each and every one isn't really an option. Especially when I need every answer dumbed down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SandAngel View Post
    First off i need to point out i basically tech stupid when it comes to phones! So any answer that uses technical terms will only confuse me more.

    Just switched from blackberry to the new Note 2 and this phone is WAY over my head. Before anyone asked WHY I got it ,I want to point out I got it because I was talked into a killer deal from loyalty and and stupidly was swayed by the thought of getting this expensive phone for basically the price of an old flip phone

    So now I have spent all week scanning the net looking for simple answers to basic questions but everywhere I look never really answers the basics. I guess that's because most people nowadays knows the basics like " what does this icon " and " what is that function mean and or do". I don't know what about 80% of the instructions or descriptions on the phone screen mean. I even try cross referencing words from the screen to google search and still no clear answers.

    So basically I need to know if anything exists where a person can go that is ike a handbook for dummies that describes features and exactly what they mean and what they do, and how they work, for the Galaxy Note 2 ? The instruction book was USELESS and the regular forums online are mostly people talking a foreign language of tech to me. I need a handbook that goes something like this " the little blue phone icon you see in top strip is telling you the phone is then able to send out a call over your wifi. If the blue phone is NOT showing it means your call is is not going to connect to wifi...... even though your phone says wifi is turned on". It took me 3 days to figure that one out because i thought if wifi was turned on and it said connected, it actually meant connected and calls would route through wifi. I mean previously on my old phone you were connected or NOT. There was no inbetween .

    I Need a zillion answers for features so asking each and every one isn't really an option. Especially when I need every answer dumbed down.
    I think the best thing for you to do is take your device in your local carrier store and have them visually demo the device to you. This seems like the best possible thing to do since you have no concept of the basic yet, which is okay. I'd advise calling and setting up an appointment as well just to make sure they have the time available to do so. More than likely they will be knowledgeable enough to help with what you need.

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    No salesperson is going to spend hours and hours and hours showing me features.

    Like in my post above.... I need the answers to all of the functions available.
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    Note 2 is a terrific device if you don't mind the size. Best way is to search on YouTube things you want to do. That's what I did for my first Android and Playbook. Once you know, it becomes very easy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkeberry View Post
    Note 2 is a terrific device if you don't mind the size. Best way is to search on YouTube things you want to do. That's what I did for my first Android and Playbook. Once you know, it becomes very easy

    Sent from the awesome Sony xperia S
    I definately have watched youtube quite a bit but the problem with searching online is how can you search for something when you don't know first off it even exists?
    I just can't believe this phone has all these functions and yet no MASTER manual with every possible function listed !
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    Perusing the user manual, it looks pretty detailed. If you don't have a user manual, it's posted online.

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    You can get "Android Phones For Dummies". You will get an idea of Android operations that is common on most phones. I just checked the user manual DenverRalphy mentioned. It is very detailed and covers everything about the phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SandAngel View Post
    I Need a zillion answers for features so asking each and every one isn't really an option. Especially when I need every answer dumbed down.
    The problem is though, you haven't asked any specific questions, so it makes it hard to give answers. I'm pretty sure there is a Tips and Tricks section in Android here, although how up to date it is i don't know. I'll give you a few tips off the top of my head:
    1) Long pressing on an icon will allow you to move it around or delete it (by dragging it to the trash icon)
    2) Long pressing on an empty section of your home screen will bring up a Menu to change wallpapers, add Widgets, etc.
    3) Basically, long pressing generally will bring up menu functions, depending on the app and/or widget your using.
    4)Pinch to Zoom (in an outward motion) will bring up the Homescreen edit page..allowing you to add or remove the number of "home screens" (these are the screens you see when you swipe left or right).
    5) Get rid of the stock Samsung keyboard and install Swiftkey (either the paid or free version). I've found the stock Samsung keyboard to have horrendous auto-correct, and Swiftkey also gives you the option to voice to text in pretty much any application.
    6) Long pressing on either the Menu key or the Back key (can't remember which), will bring up Google Now

    These are some basics that hopefully will help you in some way. If you can think of anything specific to ask, feel free. With Android (as in life), there are no stupid questions lol..
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    Quote Originally Posted by DenverRalphy View Post
    Perusing the user manual, it looks pretty detailed. If you don't have a user manual, it's posted online.

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    A great source for help is Android Central | Android Forums, News, Reviews, Help and Android Wallpapers. Many many helpful people there.

    Thanks! That is very helpful. It doesn't answer all my questions but does answer quite a few.
    I knew there had to be a big manual somewhere . Apparantly i was too stupid to find it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rickroller View Post
    The problem is though, you haven't asked any specific questions, so it makes it hard to give answers. I'm pretty sure there is a Tips and Tricks section in Android here, although how up to date it is i don't know. I'll give you a few tips off the top of my head:
    1) Long pressing on an icon will allow you to move it around or delete it (by dragging it to the trash icon)
    2) Long pressing on an empty section of your home screen will bring up a Menu to change wallpapers, add Widgets, etc.
    3) Basically, long pressing generally will bring up menu functions, depending on the app and/or widget your using.
    4)Pinch to Zoom (in an outward motion) will bring up the Homescreen edit page..allowing you to add or remove the number of "home screens" (these are the screens you see when you swipe left or right).
    5) Get rid of the stock Samsung keyboard and install Swiftkey (either the paid or free version). I've found the stock Samsung keyboard to have horrendous auto-correct, and Swiftkey also gives you the option to voice to text in pretty much any application.
    6) Long pressing on either the Menu key or the Back key (can't remember which), will bring up Google Now

    These are some basics that hopefully will help you in some way. If you can think of anything specific to ask, feel free. With Android (as in life), there are no stupid questions lol..
    Thanks! I'll check out swiftkey tonight.

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