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A beginner's guide to Android smartphones, from a to z in mobile help


Welcome to the course! In this lesson we'll share a bit more about what this course is about. 

Watch this video to check you have a device suitable for this course. 

Find out what a home button is used for and how to adjust your devices volume.

Learn what the menu button is and how to use it.

learn how to turn your phone off and on.

In this video we learn how to use the back button.

Learn how to navigate your device by using your fingers to swipe and tap, as well as type on the keyboard.

Use voice activation to perform commands such as "ok Google find me a petrol station".

This section will help you to understand all the common symbols and icons on your device. Most android devices use similar icons so you can transfer your knowledge to different devices.

In this lesson we will discuss the difference between mobile data and WiFi. We will show you how you can tell which one your device is connected to and how to get connected. 

We'll discuss the differences between connecting to a public vs private WiFi connection.  

Now you are starting to get familiar with your device, we are going to learn about some common settings that can help you use your device more effectively.  We will cover:  security and privacy ...

A Go-To Geek is our best friend when it comes to technology. They are the one you go to when you are stuck with something on your device. Here's a few tips on how to choose a good tech geek, and ...

This matrix will help you identify the key differences between a computer and a smartphone. 

A lesson on the evolution of personal computing, deriving from the use of the abacus in 500BC through to the massive code breaking machines of the 1940's and 1950's.

There is so much choice out there it can be hard to know what device is the right one for you. We've collated some answers to some of the most common questions people ask us when they are choosin ...

An app is software that turns your smartphone from a communication device to a mini computer capable of so much more. Watch this video to find out more about apps.

Learn about what to look for when you are choosing your new app. We'll give you some tips on how to find great apps. 

Step-by-step demo of how to install a new app. Use the video to guide you on your own device. Choose an app you like and install it, you can always remove it later if you decide you don't want t ...

Decided the app you have downloaded isn't really for you? Follow this step by step demonstration to remove it from your device. 

To keep track of your apps and check which ones are up to date, use this demo to find your Play Store account details. 

This lesson shows you how to use your Play Store to update your apps so you can use all the new features they have to offer.

A Google account will enable you to sign in and access email as well as many different tools and apps on the internet. It is great to have for business or personal use. Watch this video to learn ho ...

Watch this video to learn how to access and use Google Drive through your Google account. You can use this to store, access and share your documents, photos and videos from a different location or dev ...

Watch this video to learn how to use your Google account to send and receive emails and also how to use Hangouts to join a conversation with a friend.

Learn how to use your smartphone to assist you in your everyday life. You can use alarms, calendars, write messages and emails, use apps that track your runs, read the latest news, do your banki ...

Learn how to store, backup and edit your photos by using Google Photos.

In this video I ask Karl to share his top 5 'must have' apps.