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Reading eBooks on Your Galaxy Tab S2

Google Play Books is available to download at the Google Play Store.  Other eBook reader apps are also available in the Google Play Store.

Open eBooks

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps.   

  2. Touch Play Books to open the eReader.   

    Samsung Touch Play Books to open the eReader
  3. Touch the Menu to open the side menu.   

    Samsung Touch the Menu to open the side menu
  4. Touch My Library to view your eBooks.   

    Samsung Touch My Library to view your eBooks
  5. Touch the eBook you wish to read.   

    Samsung Touch the eBook you wish to read

Purchasing Additional Books

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps.   

  2. Touch Play Books.   

    Samsung Touch Play Books
  3. Press the Menu to open the side menu.   

    Samsung Press the Menu

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

  4. 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.   

    Samsung Touch Search Icon in Upper Right Corner

Settings

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps.   

  2. Touch Play Books.   

    Samsung Touch Play Books
  3. Press the Menu to open the side menu.    

    Samsung Press the Menu to open the side menu

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

  4. Touch Settings.   

    Samsung Touch Settings
  5. Use the following settings to customize your device:   

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

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

    • 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.

    • Parental controls - If you have parental controls activated on your device, you can set parental controls for eBooks as well.

    • 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. Turning the Tab horizontally will not automatically rotate the screen.

      • Lock in landscape - Locks the screen in a horizontal arragement. Turning the Tab vertically will not automatically rotate the screen.

    • 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.

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

    • Author - You will be notified when new eBooks are released from authors of the eBooks you already own.

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