Figure Out the Google Calender Basics on a Galaxy S5
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This is VisiHow. Today, we are going to show you how to get started using the Google Calender application on your Samsung Galaxy S5 or S5 Mini. To get started, press the locked screen or power button on the right-hand side of your phone.
Then, enter you pattern or PIN or swipe across the screen to unlock, depending on what you have set up.
As you will have seen in our previous tutorials on how to download and install the application, you should have a calendar icon, here on your desktop.
If you don't have a calendar icon on your home screen, that's no problem, just tap the apps button down here at the bottom right. One tap on the apps button.
You scroll around a little bit, and you'll find the Google calendar application right here.
It's a blue calendar page with the number 31 on it that says calendar. Just go ahead and tap that one time.
It's going to open up Google calendar.
As we are currently in March at the time of this tutorial, it is going to automatically show us March. However, you can simply scroll up to February, and as you can see, each month has a little picture with it, and a little set of built-in holidays. Here, we'll scroll into March, we have Mother's Day, International Women's Day, my VisiHow event, Nowruz.
Lets' go into April, we've got the Independence Restoration Day, Orthodox Good Friday, Orthodox Holy Saturday, Orthodox Easter Sunday, and Orthodox Easter Monday.
Again, going into May, the same thing.
So, let's go back into March here, and I will show you how to use this, alright? To start off with, as you can see here at the top, each month you scroll through automatically changes. However, if you want to pick a particular month, you can tap the month, and you can just swipe, OK?
Swiping right and left lets you change the month.
Now, if you are satisfied with the month, you just tap it again, and that minimizes it and gives you the screen back with the nice little pictures.
You can tap the actual date to jump to the date.
So let's say that I am, for instance, looking at something in February, and I want to jump straight to today's date.
It just jumps me straight to the 19th. If, however, I want to tap the three little dots here for more, I can select to see things by the day.
It shows me everything I've got going on for the 19th.
I can tap this so I can see three days.
I can see the week view, which gives me details and information on the entire week.
This is particularly useful if you are doing a lot of business work.
I can search if I want to search for a particular item.
Let's say I want to search for Valentine's Day.
V, a, l, let's just do a search and see what comes up for Valentine's Day.
So I've got 2015 and 2016 in here.
We can go back, by tapping the back button.
Now, I can tap this again.
I can refresh.
It just refreshes my calender.
I additionally have a set of menu options over here.
This lets me choose which calendar I am working with.
So, you can see on my calendar, I've got events, reminders, and my Mavenlink details. If I want to unlink Mavenlink, I just tap that. Now I will no longer have Mavenlink items. If I want to undo my Samsung calendar, the same thing, I just tap that. And I will no longer have events from Samsung calendar. Birthdays, Holidays, etc, etc.
I do have setting options here.
Now, with my settings, I can choose what I am actually synchronizing or bringing in.
This includes events from Gmail, which I am obviously bringing in.
So I am syncing events from Google.
I can again tap to see what's coming up.
What color do I want?
I can tap it, I can change the color.
Blueberry, Grape, radicchio, there is a whole selection of colors here.
And traditional Google style. Just tap back for reminders. You can also tap here for more options.
Although sometimes you are just going to have help and feedback, as we do here.
This is also something of a work in development.
Google is constantly updating this, and as with all Google things, it does change. So these are our basic settings.
I can go here and I can select more if I want to do more than just sync that.
However, my Google Account is not set up to automatically add events from Gmail.
That's something that I need to set up in Gmail, so that is something that we will show you in another tutorial.
My apologies. Let's tap back on settings again.
We can see the option to show more.
Mavenlink, and let's get rid of Mavenlink. And obviously help and feedback, which we've already gone over.
So this covers the basics of how to use the Google calender application on your Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone.
When you are done, and you are satisfied with the actual calender setup, then you can simply press the home button to get back to your home screen.
And now we are back on the home screen.
And this concludes our tutorial on how to launch the Google calender application and just go through the basic features, and make sure everything is working the way you want it to work. Thanks for choosing VisiHow, have a great day, and we'll look forward to seeing you in our next set of videos.
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