Use Google Inbox on Samsung Galaxy
Edited by Grimm, Alexander Avdeev, Eng
You are watching VisiHow, and today we are going to show you how you can get started with the new Google Inbox mail application on your Samsung Galaxy S5 or Samsung Galaxy S5 Mini.
Let us start by pressing the lock button on the right side of your phone one time.
That is going to open up the lock screen.
On the lock screen, we are going to swipe.
If you have a pattern, PIN, or any other method, then you will have to unlock the screen accordingly.
In an earlier video, we showed you how you can download and install the new Google Inbox application. As you can see now, we have the icon on our home screen for the Google Inbox application.
However, if you do not have this icon on your home screen, you will be able to find it in the Apps folder of your system.
Simply locate the bottom right-hand side and press on the Apps icon, which is a little set of small white boxes.
One press on the Apps icon will open up the applications folder.
You may have to swipe through, depending on the number of applications that you have installed.
When you find the Inbox application, a simple press will open it. Please do bear in mind that in order to use the Google Inbox application at the early stage you do need an invitation. Question and comments in the section below this article will be eligible for a free invitation to the Google Inbox application, which I will send out to one lucky winner. There is no need to enter your email address. Simply leave a comment below after registering on the VisiHow site, and we will be happy to send you an invitation if you are selected.
Once pressed, the Inbox application will take you to the home screen of the Google Inbox application.
The Inbox application bundles up clutter and moves it out of your way and off your system. It lets you quickly and easily access and identify messages that are important to you while eliminating the messages that are not.
Let us move to the next section.
You can see that the important messages, highlighted messages, or messages selected by Google as especially important to you will be quickly and easily identified.
Let us move through one more time.
Now, there are several reminders and similar items, which will be added to the top of your mail lists; so that they are actually reminded of, instead of being forgotten or being put off to the side, somewhere where you will never see them
Lastly, you also have the ability to set "Snooze".
This lets you take an email message and put it away for some time until a specific time. For example, supposedly in the morning when you are in the office you open up your messages, and you see there a reminder that you set the day before to buy flowers for your wife or to pick up a bottle of cologne for your husband. Now, it is early morning and what happens is your boss calls you about a crisis, and you need to rush out and take care of that. By the time the day finishes, you will have completely forgotten about what you were going to do and what you set your reminder for. This way, you can "Snooze" that reminder until 3, 4, or even 5 o'clock in the evening, or whenever you choose; and it will come back and remind you: "Hi,! You were supposed to do this this morning, and you told me to come back and let you know." What a wonderful feature it is in this new application!
Tap the "DONE" button now.
Once you tap on "DONE", you will open up the mailbox.
Here, you can see my Inbox.
You can write down the things you need to do by creating a reminder up top.
The list of your messages shows up.
For me, each of these from VisiHow, informing me that there are new questions, new comments, and things that were redacted. These are my most important messages, which is why they are the ones that currently appear at the top.
You have your list of "Today".
You can pin the message to the top.
And you have your options to create reminders should you choose to.
I can tap on "No, thanks", or I can tap on "Create Reminder". We do have an article on using the Google applications to create reminders, which can be found in the link below; otherwise, let us move onto the next part of this tutorial. To create a reminder using this Google application, simply tap on "Create Reminder".
This will open up the screen with an option that is pictured as a little finger.
This lets you know that you can just tap it to create a reminder. Let us tap that.
Now, it is asking you what you should do in a form of "Remember to...".
I need to shave, so I enter "Shave" to remember to shave.
It shows up most relevant or popular reminders.
However, I am not going to shave legs, as just shaving is good enough for me. Now, I am simply going to tap the time icon.
You have a selection of choosing between "Snooze until this evening", "Snooze until tomorrow", "snooze until next week", and "snooze until someday".
Let us choose the last one.
Now, we are going to save that reminder by tapping the "SAVE" button.
My reminder is set to remind me someday that I need to shave.
Now, for those who wonder whether it is a bit silly to set a reminder until someday: let us take an example of those of us who want to lose weight, and we keep telling ourselves every day to do some push-ups, to do some sit-ups, to run, to not have a delicious cream cheese bagel that we have been having every morning. And yet, we continue to do that every day. Setting this reminder for Sunday allows you cheat a bit, and yet still stick to some sort of a reminder, while it is just setting a schedule of something that you are really simply not probably going to do. Now, we can see in the bottom the Social area with information from Facebook, InterNations, and from Twitter. If I tap on "Social", it will take me to my Social feed.
Your messages are on the screen now.
You can see that I have a new message from Cliff, unread messages in my inbox from InterNations; a reminder from H&R Block about my taxes, a message from Twitter with information on people whom I might want to follow, and several other messages, mostly from Facebook. These are all great things in the new Google Inbox: everything is quick and easy to access from a mobile device.
When you have finished here, you simply tap the "X" icon, which will take you right back to your inbox.
You do not need to worry about it again but it does let you know at the bottom that you have more messages.
You can also tap on the hotdog menu here, and it will take you to the list of what you have active.
I have my Inbox, which is currently pinned.
A pinned item here means that it will be prioritized and shown when I come to work with the application.
Other items are "Snooze", "Done", "Drafts", "Sent", "Reminders", "Trash", and "Spam", which we all get.
Overviewing your categories.
I have the following categories bundled into my inbox: my Travel, my Purchases, my Finance, my Social, my Updates, and my Promos.
At the bottom, there are your own folders under "Skip the inbox" that you can create.
I have no personal folders, but If I create a folder, for example: "Wife", "Kids", or "School", it will show below this area.
You also have the options to update settings, and you can get help and feedback.
When you have finished, just tap the dimmed area near the menu to go back.
If you want to pin or unpin something, tap the pin icon.
It will tell you that nothing in pinned, as I have just unpinned my inbox.
Anything pinned is shown here so that you can kept track of the things that you need to get to or things that are the most important to you.
So, if I click the pin again, then my inbox will be pinned.
If I want to pin something other than my inbox, I can simply click the hotdog menu, scroll down, for example, to Reminders, and, seeing my "Shave" reminder, I can select and then pin it.
It will also be pinned now, along with my inbox.
Now, I can go back to my inbox by tapping on the hotdog icon and then on Inbox; and you will see that my reminder has been pinned to the top of my inbox, quickly and easily reminding me when I need to shave.
To unpin, you can simply tap the pinned Shave line in Inbox, and then tap the pin one time to unpin it.
Notice that pin will be no longer highlighted in blue.
Now, you can close it, refresh your inbox by swiping downwards across the screen.
This way everything that you need is quickly and easily accessible with Google Inbox. On standard Gmail you have to find time to cycle through different things, find different options, and set up your own rules and otherwise generally complicated settings that most people often do not bother to use.We have the checkbox icon here, which lets you sweep across any line, which is either pinned or unpinned to move it as a "done" or "set" option.
You can swipe across these two lines, and they are marked as done.
You can have everything set and done by sweeping it across.
Now, go to the bottom to the black oval-shaped button and press it one time.
That is your Home button that will take you back to your Home screen.
This concludes our tutorial on how to set up the early Google Inbox and get started using it as opposed to the normal Gmail application. Remember that you do need your invitation for Google Inbox in your current Gmail inbox in order to be able to use Google Inbox. The application is available on Play Store and App Store if you are using other devices.Thanks for using VisiHow! If you have questions or comments, let us know in the section below. Have a great day!
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