Tech Savvy Seniors - Introduction to Android Smartphones - New! St George & Sutherland Community College

Tech Savvy Seniors - Introduction to Android Smartphones - New!

Phones used to be all about making calls, but now your mobile can do so much more. The range of new touchscreen smartphones allows you to access the internet, use social media, get live news updates, play music and video, and much more. They almost universally use touchscreens for control, however, which can be a challenge for people new to the technology.

Basic knowledge of Email is assumed. This pre-requisite knowledge can be gained or refreshed by completing the Tech Savvy Seniors Courses – Intro to Email Course.

In this course you will learn:

  • In this workshop, you will learn the basics of how to navigate your way around an android smartphone eg a Samsung with a touchscreen.
  • You will learn how to turn the phone on and off, make and receive calls, add a contact and look up a contact, and change the volume on the phone.
  • You will also learn briefly about apps, what they are, how to download them, and the costs associated with them.
  • How to save files stored on your phone to a Pc or USB

Note that this workshop has a good deal in common with the Introduction to Tablets workshop. If you’ve already attended that workshop, let your presenter know – you may already be a whiz with touchscreen gestures!

What to bring:

  • An internet-connected Android smartphone with phone cable and a manual, if possible
  • USB cable to connect to your phone
  • USB to save files from phone
  • An existing Google account (or Google ID), for downloading apps to an Android smartphone. Please make sure you know your password.
  • If you don’t have a Gmail account, be prepared to set one up
  • Pen
  • Paper

Other Information:

  • To ensure resources are ready for you at the start of your course, we ask you ideally enrol at least one week before the course commences.
  • All courses need a minimum number of students to run (“we try our hardest to get those”) . If your course does not have enough students it will be cancelled prior to the commencement and you will be informed.

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.