Galaxy Tab A: How can I read eBooks on my Samsung Tab A?

Last Update Date : Apr 09. 2018

eBooks


Your device comes preloaded with the ability to open eBooks. The Google Play™ Books eReader from Google™ is pre-installed on your device.

Note: Screens and settings available may vary by wireless service provider and software version.

Open eBooks


From the Home screen, touch Apps 1 > Play Books 1 to open the eReader. Touch My Library to view books available to you.

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Note: Additional eBook readers are available from Google Play Store.

Purchasing Additional Books


1. From the Home screen, touch Apps 1 > Play Books 1.

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2. Press the Menu icon 1 to open the side menu and touch Shop.

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Note: Alternatively, swipe right from the left edge of the screen to access the menu.

3. Here you may browse by category, top selling, new releases, etc. You may also touch the search icon in the upper right hand corner to search by keywords such as title, author, or genre.

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Play Books Settings


1. From the Home screen, touch Apps 1 > Play Books 1.

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2. Press the Menu icon 1 to open the side menu and touch Settings.

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Note: Alternatively, swipe right from the left edge of the screen to access the menu.

3. Use the following settings to customize your device:

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Auto-rotate screen - Select your preferred type of screen rotation.

    • Use system setting - Utilize the system settings to determine screen rotation.

    • Lock in portrait - Locks the screen in a vertical arrangement.

    • Lock in landscape - Locks the screen in a horizontal arrangement.

Download over Wi-Fi only - Toggling this on prevents Play Books from using mobile data for downloads and restricts it to Wi-Fi only.

Use volume key to turn pages - Toggling this feature on allows you to use the volume keys to turn pages.

Use 3D effect for page turning - Toggling this feature on allows Play Books to use a 3D effect when turning pages. If toggled off, pages will use a slide effect to turn.

Enable PDF uploading - Enable PDF uploading from downloads, mail, etc.

Automatically read aloud - Automatically read aloud when opening a book if an accessibility setting is switched on.

Save notes, highlights, and bookmarks in Google Drive - Save changes made on books to google drive.

Offline dictionary - Download a dictionary on the device to allow for its use even when offline.

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