Acer Iconia TAB A510 User guide

User Guide
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©2012. All Rights Reserved.
Acer ICONIA TAB User Guide
Model: A510
First issue: 3/2012
Version: 1.1
Acer ICONIA TAB
Model number: __________________________________
Serial number*: ___________________________________
Date of purchase: ________________________________
Place of purchase: ________________________________
*Note: See “Card slot cover” on page 7 or “Where can I find my serial number ID?” on page 62.
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Getting to know your tablet
Features and functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Product registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Setting up
Unpacking your tablet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Getting to know your tablet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Using your tablet
Charging your tablet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Turning on for the first time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Using the touchscreen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
The Home screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
The onscreen keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Editing text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Locking your tablet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Shutting down your tablet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Connecting devices to your tablet
Connecting to AC power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Inserting a microSD card (optional) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Connecting a USB device to your tablet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Transferring files between your tablet and a PC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Connecting a Bluetooth device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Going online
Managing Wi-Fi connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Browsing the Internet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Setting up Gmail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Composing an email . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Setting up the Email application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Online applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Playing music and video
Multimedia playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Media server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Managing people and contacts
Using the camera and camcorder
Camera icons and indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Taking a photo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
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Camcorder icons and indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Shooting a video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Reading an eBook or pdf
LumiRead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Printing with the tablet
Acer Print . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Advanced settings
Wireless & Networks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Personal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Updating your tablet’s operating system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Resetting your tablet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
FAQ and troubleshooting
Other sources of help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Specifications
End user license agreement
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Getting to know your tablet
Features and functions
Your new tablet offers leading, easy-to-access multimedia and entertainment
features. You can:
• Connect to the Internet.
• Access your email while on the move.
• Keep in touch with your friends via your People and social networking
applications.
Product registration
When using your product for the first time, it is recommended that you immediately
register it. This will give you access to useful benefits, such as:
• Faster service from our trained representatives.
• Membership in the Acer community: receive promotions and participate in
customer surveys.
• The latest news from Acer.
Hurry and register, as other advantages await you!
How to register
To register your Acer product, please visit www.acer.com. Click Registration and
follow the simple instructions.
You can also register directly from your tablet by tapping the Registration icon.
After we receive your product registration, you will be sent a confirmation email with
important data that you should keep in a safe place.
Features and functions
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Setting up
Unpacking your tablet
Your new tablet comes packed in a protective box. Carefully unpack the box and
remove the contents. If any of the following items is missing or damaged, contact
your dealer immediately:
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Acer ICONIA TAB A510
Setup poster
Micro USB to USB adapter
AC adapter
Warranty card
Getting to know your tablet
Front view
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2
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No.
Item
Description
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Touchscreen
10.1-inch, 1280 x 800 pixel capacitive
touchscreen.
2
Light sensor
Detects ambient light and automatically adjusts
screen brightness.
3
Front-facing camera
A 1-megapixel camera for video chats and selfportrait images.
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Left and right views
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2
3
4
No.
Item
Description
1
Power button
Long press to turn the tablet on, press briefly to
turn the screen on/off or enter sleep mode; press
and hold to turn the tablet off.
2
3.5 mm headphone jack
Connects to stereo headphones.
3
Micro HDMI (Type D)
connector
Connects to an HDMI cable with a Type D
connector.
4
Card slot cover
Insert a microSD card into the slot under this
cover. See "Inserting a microSD card (optional)"
on page 24. The underside of the slot cover
contains the tablet’s serial ID number, which is
necessary when servicing.
Top and bottom views
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1 2
4
5 6
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No.
Item
Description
1
Volume control key
Increases and decreases the tablet volume.
2
Screen rotation lock
switch
Use this switch to lock the screen rotation or
allow the screen to match the tablet’s orientation.
3
Microphone
Receives audio for video chats and Internet calls.
4
Speakers
Emits stereo audio.
Getting to know your tablet
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No.
Item
Description
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Reset button
Insert a small thin object (such as a paperclip) to
reset power to the tablet.
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Multi-function connector
This is a multi-function connector featuring power
charging and hyper USB [host and slave] for data
transferring. See "Connecting devices to your
tablet" on page 24.
Back view
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2
3
No.
Item
Description
1
Rear-facing camera
A 5-megapixel camera for taking high-resolution
images.
2
Microphone
Receives audio for video chats and Internet calls.
3
Speakers
Emits stereo audio.
LED Indicators
LED color
State
Off
Description
Tablet is off.
White
Steady
The tablet is booting up, waking up, or fully charged.
Orange
Steady
Tablet is charging.
Orange
Flashing
Charging error
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Using your tablet
Charging your tablet
For first-time use, you need to charge your tablet for four hours. After that you can
recharge the battery as needed.
Note: Charger illustration is for reference only. Actual configuration may vary.
Assembling the power adapter
Place the plug-side of the power adapter over the adapter body.
Note: The sections will only fit one way
Once the pieces are connected, turn the plug-side clockwise until the it clicks into
place.
Connecting power
Connect the power connector to your tablet and plug the AC adapter side into any
AC outlet.
Warning: Only use the bundled power adapter to charge your device.
Note: Your tablet does not support USB charging. It is normal for the tablet
surface to become warm during charging or long periods of use.
Charging your tablet
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Turning on for the first time
To turn on your tablet, press and hold the power button until the tablet vibrates.
Wait a moment for your tablet to bootup. You will then be asked some questions
before you can use your tablet.
To start, tap to select your language and country, then tap Start. Follow the rest of
the instructions as they are displayed.
Note: If the tablet’s screen turns off, it has entered sleep mode. Briefly press the
power button to wake it up. For more information, see "Waking your tablet" on
page 22
Sign in to or create a Google account
If you have Internet access, your tablet allows you to synchronize information with a
Google account.
During the start-up process, you may create or sign in to an account, which will be
used to synchronize your contact list, email, calendar and other information. If you
do not yet have Internet access, or do not want to use this feature, then tap Skip.
Important: You must sign in to a Google Account to use Gmail, Google Talk,
Google Calendar, and other Google Apps; to download applications from
Android Market; to back up your settings to Google servers; and to take
advantage of other Google services on your tablet.
If you want to restore existing settings from another device with Android 2.0 (or
later) installed, you must sign in to your Google account during setup. If you
wait until after setup is complete, your settings will not be restored.
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Note: If you have multiple Google accounts, such as separate accounts for
personal and business contacts, you can access and synchonize them from the
Accounts settings section. See "Multiple Google accounts" on page 59.
Using the touchscreen
Your tablet uses a touchscreen for selecting items and entering information. Use
your finger to tap the screen.
Tap: Touch the screen once to open items and select options.
Drag: Hold your finger on the screen and drag across the screen to select text and
images.
Tap and hold: Tap and hold an item to see a list of actions available for that item.
On the pop-up menu that appears, tap the action you want to perform.
Scroll: To scroll up or down the screen, simply drag your finger up or down the
screen in the direction that you want to scroll.
The Home screen
When you start your tablet, or wake it from power saving, it will display the Home
screen. This screen gives you quick access to information and simple controls with
widgets or shortcuts. These display information such as the time and weather, or
provide additional controls and direct access to applications. Some have been preinstalled on your tablet, while others may be downloaded from the Android Market.
The Home screen already features some useful controls and information.
Application menu
Search
Navigation
Acer Ring
Time and Status
Search
To search for applications, files or for information on the Internet, tap
the Google icon in the top-left corner.
Using the touchscreen
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Simply enter the text you want to find. Tap the arrow or Enter key to search the
Internet, or tap one of the suggestions, applications or files shown in the list.
Voice search
If voice search is available, tap the microphone and speak your search
request. See "Voice Search" on page 28.
Navigation
To navigate through menus and options, three (or
more) icons are shown in the bottom-left corner.
Back
Back
Home
Tap this icon to go to the previous page, or to go up one level in a menu.
This icon may be replaced with the hide icon in certain cases (such as if
the keyboard or list of recent applications is shown).
Recent
Hide
Home
Tap this icon to go directly to the Home screen.
Recent
Tap this icon to see recently opened applications. Tap an application to open it, or
tap anywhere on the screen to return to the Home screen.
Acer Ring
Tap this icon to display Acer Ring. This allows you to quickly and easily
access your favorite applications and bookmarks. See "Acer Ring - quick
launch" on page 13.
The extended Home screen
The Home screen extends to either side of the initial Home screen, giving you more
room to add widgets or organize shortcuts. To view the extended Home screen,
swipe your finger to the left or right.
A total of five pages are available, two to the left and two to the right. To change or
add widgets on any of the screens see "Personalizing the Home screen" on page
16.
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Acer Ring - quick launch
Acer Ring allows you to quickly and easily access your favorite applications and
bookmarks. It incorporates a number of useful tools in an easy-to-use interface.
Tap the Ring icon at the bottom of the screen to display Acer Ring.
The left side of Acer Ring controls the volume and the right side shows Browser
bookmarks.
Four shortcuts around the centre of the ring start your favorite applications.
Note: Open APPS > Settings > Ring to change these shortcuts.
Screenshot
Tap the Screenshot shortcut to save an image of the current screen. Tap the
thumbnail to view the image immediately, or open the Gallery to see the
Screenshots album.
Search
Tap the center of the ring to Search your tablet or the Internet.
The Home screen
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The application menu
The application menu displays applications and widgets available on your tablet.
Applications are displayed in alphabetical order. If more applications are available,
an outline of the second page will be shown on the side of the screen. Swipe the
outline towards the center of the screen to switch pages.
Otherwise swipe to the left to see more Applications. When you are on the last page
of applications, swipe to the left to see widgets available on your tablet. See
"Personalizing the Home screen" on page 16.
Tap the Shop icon to open the Android Market.
Note: All images are for reference only. The applications installed on your tablet
can be different from the applications shown in illustrations.
Adding an application to a Home screen
Tap and hold an icon to add a shortcut to one of your Home screens. When you
select an icon, you are taken to the initial Home screen. You can drag the selected
icon to any extended home screen.
Status and notification area
Status and notification icons are shown in the
bottom-right corner of the screen.
This area contains a variety of icons to inform you of
your tablet’s status. The icons on the right side of the Time
clock indicate connectivity and battery status. The
left side of the clock displays the event notification
icons.
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Wireless
reception
Battery
charge
status
Tap the status icons to view more status information
and a summary of events.
Tap the status area again to view more controls. While
viewing a notification, tap the summary to see more
information, if available. Some event summaries include
controls, such as media controls if music is playing.
Status and notification icons
Connection icons
Note: Network connection icons are blue if you have an active Google account.
Icon
Description
Icon
Description
Connected to a wireless network
(waves indicate connection
strength)
Bluetooth is on
An open wireless network is
available
Connected to a Bluetooth
device
Airplane mode (wireless
connectivity disconnected)
Battery status icons
Icon
Description
Icon
Description
Battery is very low
Battery is full
Battery is low
Battery is charging
Battery is partially drained
The Home screen
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Notification icons
Icon
Description
Icon
Description
Alarm is set
Speaker is silenced
New Gmail message
Tablet microphone is off
New Google Talk message
GPS is on
Upcoming event
Receiving location data from
GPS
Song is playing
Syncing data
SD card or USB storage is full
Sync is on
Tablet is connected to PC via
USB
Problem with sign-in or sync
Application update available
Uploading data
System update available
Downloading data
Virtual private network (VPN)
status
Personalizing the Home screen
You may personalize your Home screen by adding or removing application
shortcuts or widgets, and by changing the wallpaper.
Adding or removing shortcuts or widgets
To add shortcuts or widgets tap the APPS icon in the top-right corner of the Home
screen.
The APPS menu contains a list of shortcuts to applications you can drag to a Home
screen.
Tap WIDGETS to see small applications and links (such as custom shortcuts,
contacts or bookmarks) that you can add to a Home screen. Widgets are small
applications that display constantly-updated information or quick shortcuts to
applications or special functions.
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To move an App or Widget to the Home screen, tap and hold an item until it is
selected. The Home screen will open. Drag the item to any free area on the screen.
To move the item to a different Home screen, drag it to the side of the screen, the
Home screen will switch to the screen in that direction. Release the item when it is
positioned correctly.
Resizing a Widget
Most widgets can be made larger, so you can give more space to information that is
important to you. After placing a Widget on the Home screen, tap and hold to select
it. Four diamonds will appear on each side, tap and drag the diamond until the
Widget is the correct size. Tap Back to finish.
Note: Not all Widgets can be resized.
Removing an item from the Home screen
To remove an item from the Home screen, tap and hold the item until
the Remove option appears at the top of the screen. Simply drag the
item to the Remove option.
Changing the Home screen image
Tap and hold any open space on the Home screen. You can choose from a set of
pre-formatted wallpapers, images stored in the Gallery, selected Wallpapers, or
Live wallpapers that feature animated or interactive backgrounds.
The Home screen
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The onscreen keyboard
When you tap a text box to enter text, an onscreen keyboard will appear. Simply tap
on keys to enter text.
Tap the ?123 button to see numbers and special characters, and then tap the ~ \ {
key to see more options. Tap and hold a key to select alternative characters (if
available for that key), such as letters with accents or related symbols.
The layout of the keyboard varies slightly, depending on the application and
information that is required.
Changing Android keyboard settings
To use a different keyboard language or change settings, tap the Input
options key, then select either Input languages or Android keyboard
settings. These settings include Auto-correction and keyboard sounds and
vibration.
Predictive text or auto correction
The Android keyboard can provide predictive text input. As you tap the letters of a
word, a selection of words are displayed that continue the sequence of letters
tapped, or are a close match allowing for errors. The word list changes after every
key press. If the word you need is displayed, you can tap on it to insert it into your
text.
To turn predictive text on or off with the Android keyboard, tap the Input options
key, and then Android keyboard settings. Tap Auto correction or Show
correction suggestions and select one of the options.
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Changing the keyboard
To use a different keyboard type, tap the Keyboard status icon; this will
open a menu listing the text input methods available on your tablet. Tap your
preferred input method.
Typically three options are available: Android Keyboard, Google voice typing and
XT9 Text Input. Select Configure input methods to add (or remove) keyboard
layouts or languages to this list.
XT9 Text Input
The XT9 keyboard provides an alternative to the Android keyboard.
Tap the ?123 button to see numbers and special characters, and then tap the ALT
key to see more options. Tap and hold a key to select alternative characters (if
available for that key), such as letters with accents or related symbols.
Additional keys vary depending on the type of text you enter, e.g. a key to add a
smiley is available when typing a text message. Like other keys, tap and hold to see
if additional options are available.
Text assistance
The standard XT9 keyboard has various features that assist you to enter correct
text. To use these features, tap the Keyboard status icon; this will open a menu
listing the text input methods available on your tablet. Tap the settings icon next to
the XT9 Text Input entry.
Function
Description
Languages and
settings
Set word suggestion and key input (auto-correction)
settings.
Preferences
Set sound and vibration when pressing a key, autopunctuation or voice input.
The onscreen keyboard
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Editing text
You can select and edit text in certain applications, such as text you have entered in
a text field. Selected text can be cut or copied and later pasted within the same
application, or to a different application.
Note: Certain applications may not support text selection, or only support it in
certain areas. Other applications may offer specialized commands to select
text.
Selecting text
To select text that you want to cut, copy, delete or replace:
1. Tap the text you want to select. If you can select this text, a cursor is inserted
below the text.
Note: The cursor indicates where text you type or paste will be inserted.
2. Tap and hold the text or word you want to select.
The selected text is highlighted, with a tab at each end of the selection.
3. Drag either tab to expand or reduce the amount of selected text, or tap Select
all.
4. To cut or copy the text, tap the CUT or COPY button.
Inserting text
To type new text or add text that you have copied:
1. Tap the text you want to select. If you can select this text, a cursor is inserted
below the text.
Note: The cursor indicates where text you type or paste will be inserted.
2. If the cursor is not in the desired position, simply drag it to the correct position.
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If you previously copied (see below) text, tap where you want to insert the text. A
PASTE button appears briefly below the cursor. Tap the button to paste the text.
To replace a word, double tap the word. A PASTE button appears above the
word. Tap the button to paste to replace the text.
3. Modify the text: Type, paste or delete text.
4. Tap Enter on the keyboard (or tap
Editing text
on the XT9 keyboard).
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Locking your tablet
If you will not use your tablet for a while, briefly press the power button to lock
access. This saves power and ensures your tablet does not unintentionally use any
services. Your tablet will lock automatically if it is not used after a while. To change
the delay, tap APPS > Settings > Display > Sleep.
Waking your tablet
If the screen is off and the tablet does not react to any taps on the screen, then it
has been locked and is in sleep mode.
To wake your tablet, press the power button. Your tablet will display the Lock
screen. To unlock the screen, press the lock button and follow the lock to the right
side of the circle.
Lock screen apps
To activate frequently used applications, press the lock button and drag to one of
four Lock screen apps on the left side of the circle. This unlocks the tablet and
opens that application immediately.
Note: Open APPS > Settings > Lock screen apps to change these
applications.
Security Options
For additional security, you may set a code or number that must be entered to
access the tablet, such as an unlock pattern (a set of dots that must be tapped in
the correct order). Open the Home screen and tap APPS > Settings > Security >
Screen lock.
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Note: If you forget an unlock pattern, please refer to "Unlock pattern" on page
63.
Shutting down your tablet
If you won’t use your tablet for an extended period of time, turn it off to save battery
power. To turn off your tablet (even when locked), press and hold the power button
for one second. You will then be asked to confirm the shut down. To force a
shutdown, press and hold the power button for four seconds.
Shutting down your tablet
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Connecting devices to your tablet
Connecting to AC power
See "Charging your tablet" on page 9.
Inserting a microSD card (optional)
You may install a microSD card to expand your device's storage space.
Note: Your tablet only supports microSD cards that use the FAT or FAT32 file
system.
1. Open the card slot cover.
2. Insert the microSD card as shown. Ensure that the microSD card is inserted all
the way into the card slot.
3. Replace the card slot cover.
microSD
Check card capacity in the SD CARD section of APPS > Settings > Storage.
Connecting a USB device to your tablet
*
USB devices are supported through the USB
port, such as a keyboard, mouse, game
controller, digital camera, or storage device
(including an Android smartphone acting as
external storage device). As most USB
keyboards, mice and game controllers are
designed for desktop computers and operating
systems, some keys may not function.
* Note: You must use the provided adapter to use these USB devices. The
adapter’s appearance varies depending on configuration.
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Accessing files on a USB storage device
Note: Your tablet supports USB storage devices that use the FAT, FAT32 or
NTFS file systems.
You can access media files (photos, music and video) on USB storage devices with
your tablet's multimedia apps.
Caution: Before removing USB storage, make sure your device is not using
data on the USB storage device.
Note: Please check for updates to the tablet's software that may add support
for additional USB devices. See "Updating your tablet’s operating system" on
page 60.
Transferring files between your tablet and a PC
Your tablet and any connected storage devices can be accessed from a PC with a
USB connection.
Connecting to a PC as a USB storage device
Download and install the latest USB driver on your computer before connecting
your tablet to the computer. Visit www.acer.com for the latest drivers: Select
Support, Download, Tablet. Select your tablet model, and then the Driver tab,
select USB and accept the download.
This allows you to transfer your personal data to or from your PC, using your PC’s
file explorer.
Using the micro USB to USB cable, connect the micro end into your tablet and the
other end into your computer.
Transferring files between your tablet and a PC
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After a short delay, your tablet's internal memory will be visible as a Portable
Device in your PC’s file explorer. Select the Acer Iconia Tab icon to see your
tablet’s internal memory and any additional memory (SD card or USB devices)
attached to your tablet.
Connecting a Bluetooth device
Only A2DP stereo headsets (playback only, no microphone) are supported. Please
check for updates to the tablet's software which may add support for additional
Bluetooth devices.
For Bluetooth settings, tap APPS > Settings, then under WIRELESS &
NETWORKS tap Bluetooth.
Turn Bluetooth on and tap Search for devices to scan for nearby devices.
Note: Please check for updates to the tablet's software that may add support
for additional Bluetooth devices. See "Updating your tablet’s operating system"
on page 60.
Accessories
For a complete list of accessories, visit store.acer.com.
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Going online
Managing Wi-Fi connections
If you did not connect to a Wi-Fi network when you first started your tablet, or want
to connect to a new network, tap APPS > Settings > Wi-Fi to manage your
connection settings. Alternatively, tap the Wi-Fi status icon in the bottom-right
corner of the screen.
If Wi-Fi is not on, tap the Wi-Fi ON switch and wait for your tablet to detect nearby
networks. Tap the name of your network and enter a security password, if needed.
Browsing the Internet
In order to browse the Internet with your tablet, you must be connected to a
network with a connection to the Internet.
Using the browser
To start browsing, tap Browser on the Home screen, or open the Application menu
and select Browser. To enter a website address, tap the address box at the top of
the page. Enter the address using the keyboard and tap Enter (or tap
on
the XT9 keyboard).
To view your browsing history, bookmarks or frequently visited sites, open the
browser then tap the bookmark icon in the top-right corner.
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You may open multiple tabs. When a page is open, press the small tab with a plus
sign. Simply tap one of the tabs across the top of the screen to switch pages.
New tab
Pinch to zoom in or out of pages. Tap and hold an item on a page to open a
contextual menu.
Voice Search
With voice actions, you can send emails, find directions to locations, search the
Internet and even send a note to yourself using your voice. Tap the microphone on
the Home screen for voice searches. When the Speak now prompt is displayed,
state your command or query.
Note: Voice Search is available only in selected regions.
Setting up Gmail
1. Make sure your tablet is connected to the Internet.
2. From the Applications menu tap Gmail.
If you did not enter a Gmail account address and password when you first started
your tablet, follow the instructions.
Note: You need to activate a Google account before you can use Gmail.
Composing an email
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
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Make sure your tablet is connected to the Internet.
Open the application menu and tap Gmail.
Tap the Compose icon (shown right).
Enter the recipient's email address, the subject and message.
When you are finished composing your message, tap Send.
Setting up the Email application
The Email application enables you to access email from most popular email
providers. Most accounts can be set up in two steps. Open the application menu
and then tap Email to start setting up your email access.
If necessary, enter your email address and tap Manual setup to enter the
parameters manually. Tap Next to finish the setup process.
The combined inbox feature of your tablet allows you to view emails from multiple
accounts in a single inbox.
Online applications
Your tablet provides a variety of preinstalled applications. Many of these require
some form of Internet access.
These applications may include:
Item
Description
Acer Print
Print directly from your tablet through your home or
office network. See "Acer Print" on page 51.
Google+
Stay in touch with friends and family, personalize your
very own profile, and more with Google’s social
networking service.
Latitude
View where your friends are on Google Maps.
LumiRead*
Download books from featured bookstores, and setup
convenient links to your favorite ebook sites.
Messenger
Text a person or group of people from your Google+
account with this messenging service.
Maps
Get easy-to-follow directions using Google Maps.
Navigation*
Turn-by-turn navigation with live traffic, multiple visible
layers and text-to-speech take you where you want to
go.
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Item
Description
People
Organize the people in your life with this contact
manager, which syncs with your google mail account.
Places
View places of interest and local businesses on Google
Maps.
Polaris Office
View, edit, and create Microsoft Word, Excel, and
PowerPoint files. In addition, you can extract ZIP files
and view PDFs and images.
Polaris Office support:
• Polaris Office doesn’t support documents with
password protection.
• Microsoft Office 2010 files are not fully
supported on the current version of Polaris
Office.
SoundHound
Let your tablet listen to music and access the
SoundHound database to find the track name and
artist.
Talk*
Chat with your friends, with text, sound and video.
YouTube*
View the most viewed and most discussed video clips
on YouTube.
*Note: Applications installed may vary according to your region.
Android Market
Note: The Android Market may not be available in all countries and regions.
Note: You must activate a Google account before using the Android Market.
The first time you access the Android Market, you must read and accept the
Terms of Service.
Tap Market from the home screen or application menu to open the Android Market.
Here you can obtain a variety of add-on programs and applications to enhance the
functionality of your tablet.
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Note: The contents and design of the Android Market varies by region. For
example, in some regions, you can also browse for and purchase books or
music. Updates may add new categories or change how to navigate the Market
at any time.
You can browse the market by category or tap the search icon to search for a
specific application.
Once you have selected an application, tap the DOWNLOAD button to download
and install the application. You will be told which services (contact information,
wireless access, GPS, etc.) the application requires access in order to function
correctly. If none of these services seem unusual, tap Accept & download to
proceed with the installation.
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You may keep track of the download progress from both the app’s page and the
tablet’s status area.
Important: Some applications may require payment before you can download
them. You will need to have a Google Checkout account in order to pay for
these applications.
Using downloaded applications
Once you’ve downloaded and installed an application, you may find it in the APPS
or WIDGETS sections of the Application menu.
Certain applications provide both an App and widgets, or only provide a widget
(with no application icon). See "Personalizing the Home screen" on page 16.
Uninstalling downloaded applications
Once you’ve downloaded and installed an application, you may uninstall the
application by pressing and holding the application icon and dragging it to the
Uninstall trash can located at the top-left of the Home screen.
Note: Deleting an app from the Home screen only deletes the shortcut.
Alternatively, you can go to Settings from the application menu and select APPS.
Tap the application you wish to uninstall, tap Uninstall and confirm.
Google Talk
Note: Google Talk may not be available in all countries and regions.
Note: You need to activate a Google account before you can use Google Talk.
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Tap Talk from application menu to open Google Talk. Here you can see a list of your
contacts connected to Google Talk services. Tap on a contact to open a chat
session. After you have connected, you can open a video chat session.
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Playing music and video
Multimedia playback
Your tablet comes supplied with a variety of programs that you can use to enjoy
multimedia content.
Music
Use Music to listen to music and other audio files that you download or
copy from your computer, usb drive, mass storage device, etc.
Tap APPS > Music to open the application.
Tap the Shuffle All cover to play a random selection, or swipe through the albums
and tap to view a list of tracks. Tap the play symbol or a track to start playback. Tap
the Music icon to return to the previous view.
To change how your music is displayed, tap the arrow next to Recent.
Depending on your selection, your music library is displayed as a grid of album
covers or a list of tracks.
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Note: You can return to the Home page while playing music; a Music
icon is displayed with the notification icons. Tap this icon to control
playback.
Acer clear.fi
With Acer clear.fi, you can browse and stream remote multimedia content from, or
to, other devices with Acer clear.fi installed.
Note: All devices must be connected to the same network.
From the application menu, tap clear.fi.
Acer clear.fi will automatically detect devices that are connected to the network and
are also running Acer clear.fi. These devices are displayed at the bottom of the
screen, with your tablet as the default device. Tap any of the connected devices
and then tap Photo, Video, or Music to browse media files on that connected
device.
Drag the bar on left side for more viewing options.
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clear.fi photos
Tap the photo album to view the thumbnails. Tap and hold an album or photo
thumbnail to view the menu panel.
You can view photos found on any of the connected devices and save them. Tap
and hold a photo thumbnail, then tap and hold any of the connected devices
showing an arrow. Select Play or Save.
To upload a photo to Facebook, or Flickr via Acer Photo Uploader, or to paired
devices using Bluetooth, tap and hold a photo thumbnail, then tap Share.
clear.fi videos
Tap a folder under Collection to view the thumbnails. Tap and hold a folder or video
thumbnail to view the menu panel.
You can play videos found on any of the connected devices and save them. Tap
and hold a video thumbnail, then tap and hold any of the connected devices
showing an arrow. Select Play or Save.
Note: The Acer clear.fi video player only plays MP4 files. Please check for
updates to the tablet's software which may add support for other types of
video. See "Updating your tablet’s operating system" on page 60.
To send video files, for example, to paired devices using Bluetooth or to YouTube,
tap and hold a photo thumbnail, then tap Share.
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clear.fi music
Tap a folder to list the audio files. Tap and hold a folder or audio file to view the
menu panel.
You can listen to any audio file found on any of the connected devices and save
them. Tap and hold an audio thumbnail, then tap and hold any of the connected
device showing an arrow. Select Play or Save.
To send audio files as an email attachment using Google Mail, or to paired devices
using Bluetooth, tap and hold a photo thumbnail, then tap Share.
Media server
Your tablet can act as a digital media server using UPnP technology. This means
that you can use it to send media content to other UPnP-enabled home
entertainment devices that are connected to a home wireless network.
To set up the media server, open the application menu and tap Media server.
You will need to enable Share contents before you can start using the service.
You may select to share Video, Photo or Music. Tap a category to control which
files are shared.
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Managing people and contacts
Your tablet features an address book that allows you to save contacts to the
internal memory or your Google account.
Tap People from the Home screen or the application menu to view your contacts.
If you don’t have any contacts stored on your tablet, you can sync with your Google
account contacts, import contacts from a contact data file (vCard or csv) or add a
new contact.
If you have activated a Google account that includes contacts, your contacts will be
synchronized automatically. See "Synchronization" on page 59.
Importing contacts
Tap the Menu button and select Import/export. Tap the option that
describes where your contacts are stored. When the contacts are found,
confirm to import the contacts in a new group.
Adding a new contact
Tap New to add a new contact. If you have multiple accounts, you will be
asked which account you want to use to store the contact. The contact will
be synchonized with that account.
You may now edit the new contact entry.
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Editing a contact
If you have opened a new or existing contact, you can enter information about the
contact:
Simply tap on a box and type the appropriate information. Click on the arrow next
to the name entry to see options, such as adding a name prefix or phonetic name.
To enter multiple entries, such as separate entries for mobile and home phone
numbers, tap the plus sign to create a second entry. Tap the minus sign to remove
an entry.
Tap Add another field for more categories.
To assign an image to your contact, tap the silhouette and select an image from
your tablet’s picture gallery (select Gallery if requested). You may also take and
crop a new photo.
Tap Done (top-left corner) to finish and save the contact.
Tip: Set each phone number to match the type of network as this can determine
some functions, i.e. certain applications only recognise ‘Mobile’ numbers as
they require a function only available on a mobile network.
Opening a contact
To see the information stored for a contact, tap on the contact’s name in the list on
the left.
Tap on an entry (such as an email address) to open the application linked to that
type of entry. For example, tap an email address to open the Gmail application.
To add or change information, tap the pencil icon.
Tap Done to save changes, or Cancel to discard them.
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Starred contacts
You may quickly access your favorite contacts by adding a star. First open the
contact, then tap the star next to the contact’s name. Tap All contacts and select
Starred to see only your favorite contacts.
Editing a contact on your computer
If you have synchronized your Google account and contacts, you can use your
computer to access and edit your contact list. Open the Internet browser on your
computer and go to contacts.google.com. Sign in to your account then select and
edit contacts from the list; the next time your tablet synchronizes with your
computer, these changes will also be made to your tablet’s contact list.
Warning: Back up your contacts before making any changes. Tap
the Menu button and select Import/Export. You may then Export
your contact list to your tablet’s internal memory, or other options
depending on installed applications.
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Using the camera and camcorder
Your tablet features two digital cameras: a 1-megapixel front-facing and a 5megapixel rear-facing camera . This section will take you through all the steps in
taking photos and videos with your tablet.
Note: It is recommended that you insert a microSD card into the microSD slot
before using the camera.
Please note you can only save photos and videos to internal memory or a
microSD card, not an external USB storage device.
To activate the camera, open the application menu and tap Camera.
Camera icons and indicators
In the camera window, the controls on the right allow you to zoom, change settings
or select camera or camcorder.
After you have taken a photo, a thumbnail in the top-right allows you to view the
picture or video.
Icon
Description
Front/rear camera switch
Toggles between the front and rear camera.
Zoom in
Crop and enlarge the center of the screen.
When using zoom, the image on the screen does not represent the
quality of the final image.
Zoom out
You may only zoom out after you have zoomed in.
Take photo
After taking a photo, tap the thumbnail in the top-right corner to view
and share the photo.
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Icon
Description
Options
Tap to see camera options.
Camcorder mode
Switches to the camcorder (video recorder).
Camera mode
Switches to the camera.
Panorama
Enters panorama mode allowing you to take a picture of a large area.
Camera options
Icon
Description
White balance
Change the color balance to match the lighting: Auto, Incandescent,
Daylight, Fluorescent or Cloudy.
Exposure
Increase or decrease image exposure: +2, +1, 0, -1, -2.
Camera settings
Activate or change special settings: Store location, Picture size, Focus
mode, Storage source and Restore defaults.
• Set if the location (from GPS) is stored in the image
information.
• Set the resolution of the image (VGA or QVGA, 1 MP or 2
MP).
• Use Internal Storage or the SD card (only available if a
microSD card has been inserted).
Close options
Tap to close camera options.
Taking a photo
1. Ensure the options described above are set to your preferences.
2. Frame your subject and steady your tablet.
3. Zoom in or out as needed.
Note: When using zoom, the image on the screen does not represent the quality
of the final image.
4. Tap the camera icon to take the photo.
After taking a photo, tap the thumbnail in the top-right corner to view the photo.
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Camcorder icons and indicators
Tap the camcorder icon to switch to camcorder mode.
Icon
Description
Front/rear camera switch
Toggles between the front and rear camcorder.
Zoom in
Crop and enlarge the center of the screen.
When using zoom, the image on the screen does not represent the
quality of the final video.
Zoom out
You may only zoom out after you have zoomed in.
Start / stop recording
Options
Tap to see camcorder options.
Camcorder mode
Switches to the camcorder (video recorder).
Camera mode
Switches to the camera.
Panorama
Enters panorama mode allowing you to take a picture of a large area.
Camcorder options
Adjust camcorder options to obtain the best image:
Icon
Description
White balance
Change the color balance to match the lighting: Auto, Incandescent,
Daylight, Fluorescent or Cloudy.
Effects
Add ‘Silly faces’ effects to your video: Squeeze, Big Eyes, Big Mouth,
Small Mouth, Big Nose, Small Eyes. Also, change the backgrounds to
your video: In space, Sunset, Disco, and Choose your own.
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Icon
Description
Time lapse interval
Shoot a slow motion ‘time lapse’ video, set the interval between single
frames in this menu.
Video quality (rear)
Change the video resolution: HD (1080p), HD (720p), or VGA.
Note: 1080p is only available for the rear camera.
Camcorder settings
Activate or change special settings: Store location, Storage source
and Restore defaults.
• Set if the location (from GPS) is stored in the video
information.
• Use Internal Storage or the SD card (only available if a
microSD card has been inserted).
Close options
Tap to close camcorder options.
Shooting a video
1.
2.
3.
4.
Ensure the options described above are set to your preferences.
Frame your subject and steady your tablet and zoom in or out as needed.
Tap the record icon to begin recording.
Tap the record icon again to stop recording.
Supported formats
Type
Formats
Image
JPEG
Video
H.264 BP, MPEG-4 SP, H.263
Audio
AAC-LC, AMR-WB, AMR-NB
Viewing photos and videos
After you have taken your photo or video, it is automatically saved; normally to
internal memory.
After taking a photo or video, you can view it by tapping the thumbnail in the topright corner of the screen. Alternatively, open the application menu and tap Gallery,
then Camera. Select the photo or video you want to view (videos are marked with a
small play symbol).
From the Gallery you can share the file using various services. Tap Menu and then
Share.
Note: Share options vary depending on the file type.
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Reading an eBook or pdf
You can use either LumiRead or Polaris Office to read pdf or similar files. However,
LumiRead is not included in all regions. To open a file in Polaris Office, first open the
application, select Local Storage. In the folder list, navigate to the desired file and
simply tap it to open. Most downloaded files are found in the download folder.
LumiRead
The LumiRead application allows you to purchase, store and read books on your
tablet. Tap the LumiRead shortcut in the Application menu to open the LumiRead
application.
Note: All images are for reference only. The preinstalled books installed on your
tablet can be different from the books shown in illustrations.
The bookshelves
All the books available on your tablet are shown when you open LumiRead.
Note: To add books to the main page, see "Adding books to your tablet" on
page 48.
Tools
Several tools are available around the screen.
This area displays icons that allow you to look for new books or change how books
are displayed.
Icon
Item
Description
Search
Searches the Internet or your books for text.
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Icon
Item
Description
Bookstore
Opens the Bookstore page, where you can choose a
featured bookstore, or add your own.
Settings
Opens settings to manage folders, register an Adobe ID,
change the theme or edit categories.
Category
Shows only books in the selected category.
Sort by
Changes how books are organized on the bookshelves.
Display
Changes how the books are shown.
Favorites / categories
As you add books to your tablet, you may find it difficult to find the book you need.
You may either search for a specific title or author, add books to your Favorites, or
choose only to display books from a certain category, to reduce the number of
books displayed at one time.
Normally All books are displayed, but you can select a category (All, Recent,
Favorites, PDF or a category you have created); only books in that category will be
displayed.
Tap the arrows at the side of the screen or swipe the screen to the left or right to
change category. Only categories that contain books will be available.
To create a new category tap Category, then (+).
Adding a book to a category
To add a book to a category, tap and hold a book, then drag it to the Category
button. Select one or more of the categories shown in the menu, then tap OK, or
tap Add Category to create a new one.
Removing a book from a category
To remove a book from a category, tap and hold a book, then drag it to the
Category button. Remove one or more of the categories shown in the menu, then
tap OK.
Reading eBooks on your tablet
Your tablet is able to display ePub and pdf books. Most eBook sites provide files in
these formats.
Warning: Certain vendors may use copyright protection systems that
cannot be opened by your tablet. Please check which DRM (Digital Rights
Management) system is used.
LumiRead supports books protected with Adobe ID.
In order to read certain books, you must activate your tablet with an Adobe ID.
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See "Your Adobe ID" on page 50.
Opening a book
All books stored on your tablet may be seen on the main screen. If you have many
books, swipe up to see them.
Simply tap a book to open it. Rotate your tablet to the best angle to read the book.
Reading a book
Simply swipe across a page to change the page. Pinch to zoom in or out.
Options
More options, such as searching the book, changing text size or marking
sections for future reference (Bookmarks or Highlights) are available: either
tap the settings icon or tap and hold the page.
Icon
Item
Description
Bookshelf
Returns to the main page of LumiRead.
Contents
Displays the book’s Content list, Bookmarks and
Highlights.
Share
Transfers an image of the current page using the
applications installed on your tablet (e.g. Gmail).
Snapshot
Saves an image of the current page on your tablet’s
internal memory.
Options
Displays the options menu, including: change font,
change font size, brightness, screen timeout, turn page
animation, change margin and change background.
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Icon
Item
Description
Bookmark
Adds a bookmark to the page.Open the Contents list and
tap Bookmarks to see a list of bookmarks in the book.
Selecting and highlighting text
Quickly tap twice on a word to select it, then tap a second word to select the
section of text between the two words.
Icon
Item
Description
Dictionary
Searches an online dictionary for the selected text.
Share
Transfers the text using the applications installed on your
tablet (e.g. Gmail).
Search
Searches for the selected text on the Internet.
Highlight
Highlights the selected text for future reference. You can
add a note if desired; tap Save to highlight the selected
section.
Close
Closes the menu.
Jumping to Contents, Bookmarks or Highlights
You may jump directly selected sections in a book; tap the settings icon,
and select the Contents icon. Select Contents, Bookmarks or
Highlights, then tap on an entry to jump directly to that item in the book.
Taking a snapshot
You can take a ‘snapshot’ of a page and save it as an image for future
reference. Tap the settings icon at the bottom of the screen and select
Snapshot. An image of the page will be saved to the LumiBooks/
clipbook folder in your tablet’s internal memory.
Adding books to your tablet
You may either add books that you already own, or download new books directly to
your tablet.
Books you download (see "Shopping" on page 49) will be automatically added to
the bookshelves.
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To add books to your tablet’s internal memory or to a microSD card, copy the
books to the LumiBooks folder, see "Transferring files between your tablet and a
PC" on page 25 or "Connecting to a PC as a USB storage device" on page 25.
Note: Connect your tablet to a computer and add books to the LumiBooks
folder on your tablet’s internal memory or microSD card to see them on the
LumiRead main page.
Instead of using the LumiBooks folder, you may add your own book folders, and
have any contents displayed on the Lumiread bookshelves.
Tap the settings icon and select Manage my book folders. You will see a list of
folders that are displayed in on the bookshelves.
Note: Folders that begin /mnt/sdcard/ are on your tablet’s internal memory.
Folders that begin /mnt/external_sd/ are on the microSD card.
Tap Add Book Folder, look for the folder in the list and tap the circle on the right to
select it; tap on a folder name to see sub-folders. When you have selected all the
folders you want to add, tap Add. After a short delay books in the selected folders
will be added to the bookshelves.
To remove a folder, tap and hold the folder name in the Manage my book folders
list, and select Remove Book Folder, then Yes.
Shopping
Tap the shopping cart and select your region to see one or more featured
bookstores. The selection of bookstores depend on your selected region. Tap the
Region button to change the featured bookstores.
Tap Bookshelf to return to the main page of LumiRead; tap the plus sign to add
links to your favorite sites.
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Note: You must create a customer account before purchasing items from a
featured bookstore.
Your Adobe ID
Some books available for purchase are protected with Adobe DRM (Digital Rights
Management). Before you can read them, you must enter an Adobe ID to activate
your tablet. Only one activation is required, as it covers all purchases.
If you already have an Adobe ID, you may use this to activate your tablet.
Entering your Adobe ID
To register your tablet, follow these steps:
1. Open LumiRead.
2. Tap the Settings button
3. Select Device activation.
4. Enter the email address and password used to create your Adobe ID.
Note: If you do not have an Adobe ID, tap the Create Adobe ID link. Enter the
information requested to create login information for your account.
5. Finally tap Activate.
You may now read books protected with Adobe DRM.
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Printing with the tablet
Acer Print
Acer Print is a printing application that prints documents from your tablet. It can
connect to a printer in three ways:
• Through a home or office wireless network
• Directly to a printer via a USB cable (using the provided micro USB to USB
adapter)
• Directly to a wireless printer
From the application menu, tap Acer Print.
Note: Acer Print is supported only by certain applications.
Adding a printer
Tap Add printer in the left-hand column to display the following three ways to find
your network printer:
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Item
Description
Auto
Automatically search the connected network for any available printers.
Manual
Manually discover a specific network printer by entering its IP address.
QR code
Use your tablet’s camera to add network printers by scanning printer
QR codes.
Once added, tap Printers in the left-hand column to display your printers.
Scanning a QR code
To add a printer by scanning its QR code, tap Add printer then tap QR code.
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Place the QR code inside the viewfinder box.
The program automatically scans it and adds the printer to your Acer Print printers
list. For more information on QR codes, see "QR codes" on page 54.
Printing with Acer Print
Now that you have connected your tablet to your printer, you can print files from
certain applications on your tablet. Select the Print with Acer Print option to use
Acer Print. Depending on the application, you can find Print with Acer Print in
either the Menu, Settings, or Share options.
Menu
Settings
Share
A dialog displays asking you to choose which printer to use. After this a dialog
displays enabling you to change basic print properties. Choose the options you
want and tap Print.
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Note: Acer Print cannot print password-protected documents or from
password-protected printers.
Compatible printers
For a list of compatible printers, please go to www.acer.com and follow the
instructions below:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Select your region and country.
Click Support > Drivers and Downloads > Product Family > Tablet.
Select your tablet series and model.
Click on the Document tab and find the compatibility file from the list.
Note: If the printer is not not listed in the compatible printers, Acer Print may still
be able to connect to it.
QR codes
QR (Quick Response) codes are a special type of barcode that carry information
about virtually anything. Many different types of manufacturers are increasingly
using them on packaging and in advertisements to carry information about their
products. Acer Print takes advantage of this technology by allowing you to create
QR codes for your printers and add printers by reading their QR codes.
Creating and printing a QR code
To create a printer QR code with Acer Print, follow these steps:
Note: To print a QR code, your printer must be set up and online (not in sleep or
powersaving mode).
1. Tap Printers in the left-hand column. Then, tap and hold any printer from the
printers list.
2. Tap Share using a QR code.
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3. Tap the printer you wish to share from the list.
4. Check that the options are correct and tap Print.
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Advanced settings
Access Settings from the Application menu. Tap APPS, then Settings.
Wireless & Networks
Activating or deactivating connections
Tap APPS > Settings, then under WIRELESS & NETWORKS each connection has
an ON/OFF switch that controls the connection. Tap an entry to manage your
connection settings.
Alternatively, use the right side of the status bar to manage connection settings.
Adjusting Bluetooth settings
You can use Bluetooth to exchange information between your tablet and other
mobile devices.
Bluetooth connections
For all Bluetooth settings, tap APPS > Settings, then under WIRELESS &
NETWORKS tap Bluetooth. Here you can switch Bluetooth on or off, set the tablet
name and discoverability. Tap SEARCH FOR DEVICES to scan for nearby devices.
To connect to a device, tap the device in the list of available devices. You may be
asked to enter a PIN on both devices to establish the connection.
Note: Only A2DP stereo headsets (playback only, no microphone) are
supported. Please check for updates to the tablet's software which may add
support for additional Bluetooth devices.
Data Usage
The Data Usage section shows how much data has been transmitted to your tablet,
either in total or for each App. This information is useful if you are using a metered
service.
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Putting your tablet in Airplane mode
You can enter Airplane mode (also known as flight mode) to turn off network and
Bluetooth functions and use your tablet during a flight. Check with your airline to
make sure this is permitted onboard.
Switch your tablet off during takeoff and landing as it may interfere with aircraft
electronic systems.
Note: When Airplane mode is active, the
icon is displayed in the status area.
To turn Airplane mode on or off, tap Settings, then under WIRELESS &
NETWORKS tap More... > Airplane mode.
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
This option enables you to connect to a private network, such as a secure work or
office environment.
Add a VPN by tapping Settings, then under WIRELESS & NETWORKS tap More...
> VPN > Add VPN network.
Device
Sound
Adjust the volume of your tablet using the volume buttons on the side of the tablet.
Alternatively, you can adjust your tablet sound settings by tapping APPS >
Settings > Sound.
Item
Description
Volumes
Sets volume for Media, Alarm, and Notifications.
Default notification
Sets a ringtone for Notifications.
Touch sounds
Plays a sound whenever a screen selection is made.
Screen lock sound
Plays a sound when locking and unlocking the screen.
Vibrate on touch
Vibrates when pressing soft keys and on certain UI
interactions.
Dolby Mobile
Adjust the tablet audio playback by tapping APPS > Settings > Dolby Mobile.
Item
Description
Dolby Mobile
Turns on or off Dolby Mobile sound processing.
Treble
Adjusts high frequency band.
Natural Bass
Adjusts low frequency band.
Music EQ
Preset equalizer (EQ) for music playback. Choose between
Auto, Off, or 16 preset music styles.
Device
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Item
Description
Video EQ
Preset equalizer (EQ) for video playback. Choose between Off
and 10 preset show types.
Ring
Adjust Acer Ring settings by tapping APPS > Settings > Ring.
Item
Description
Enable Ring icon
Select or clear the check box to enable or disable the Acer
Ring from appearing in the bottom of the screen.
Top, Bottom, Left,
Right shortcut
Select which application shortcuts you want to appear in the
Acer Ring. You can choose up to four.
Lock screen apps
You can start any of four applications directly from the Lock screen. Tap APPS >
Settings > Lock screen apps to change which applications appear.
Item
Description
1st shortcutt
2nd shortcut
3rd shortcut
4th shortcut
Select which application shortcuts you want to appear in the
Acer Ring.
You can choose up to four.
Display
You can adjust your tablet screen settings by tapping APPS > Settings > Display.
Item
Description
Brightness
Adjusts screen brightness.
Wallpaper
Set the Home screen background image.
Sleep
Sets a delay before the screen will be turned off.
Touch panel
sensitivity
Sets how sensitive the screen is to touch.
Font size
Sets the font size so either more text is visible or the text is
easier to read.
Acer Print
See “Acer Print” on page 51.
Apps
Closing an application
To close an active application, go to Settings > Apps. Tap the RUNNING tab, then
tap the program you wish to close. Select Stop to close the program.
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Uninstalling an application
You can remove programs installed on your tablet to free up extra storage memory.
Tap and hold a program icon from the application menu and drag it into the
Uninstall area in the top-left corner.
Note: You cannot uninstall applications that were pre-loaded on your tablet.
Alternatively, you can go to APPS > Settings and select Apps. Tap the application
you wish to uninstall, tap Uninstall and confirm the uninstall.
Warning! You should only remove programs if you are familiar with the
Android operating system.
Personal
Synchronization
You can configure synchronization options for many applications on your tablet.
You can also configure what types of data you synchronize for each account.
Some applications, such as People, Gmail, and Calendar, can sync data from
multiple accounts. Others sync data only from the first Google Account you sign in
to on your tablet, or from an account associated specifically with that application.
For some applications, such as People or Calendar, all changes that you make on
your tablet are made to the synchronised copy on the Internet. Other applications
only copy information from account on the Internet; the information on your tablet
cannot be changed directly, you must change the information stored in the Internet
account.
Tap APPS > Settings > Accounts & sync to access the synchronization settings.
To manage synchronization of individual accounts, tap an account name.
Some applications, such as Gmail and Calendar, have additional
synchronization settings. Open the application and tap the Menu button
(three dots) and then tap Settings.
Multiple Google accounts
If you have multiple Google accounts, such as separate accounts for personal and
business contacts, you can access and synchonize them from the Accounts
settings section. Tap APPS > Settings > Accounts & sync. Tap ADD ACCOUNT in
the top-right corner and select Google.
Changing language and text options
Set your location and language input preferences by tapping APPS > Settings >
Language & input.
Personal
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System
Setting the date and time
To set the date and time, tap APPS > Settings > Date & time.
Tip: If you travel frequently or live in an area that uses daylight saving time, and
have mobile network access, activate Automatic date & time from this menu.
Your tablet will set the date and time based on information it receives from the
network.
Setting alarms
There are two predefined alarms on your tablet by default. To add or edit alarm
settings, tap Clock in the application menu and tap Set alarm.
Tap Add alarm to create a new alarm, or tap the check box next to a preset alarm
to turn it on or off.
Tap a preset alarm to edit it. You can:
•
•
•
•
•
•
Turn the alarm on or off.
Set the alarm time.
Set which days to repeat the alarm.
Set a ringtone.
Enable or disable vibrate.
Give it a label (i.e., a name).
Updating your tablet’s operating system
Your tablet can download and install system updates, adding support for new
devices or expanding software options.
To check for updates, tap APPS > Settings > About tablet > System update >
Check now.
Note: Downloading new firmware can take up to 40 minutes, depending on
your network speed. Do not press the power or reset button or access your
tablet in any way during a system upgrade to prevent firmware installation
failure.
Resetting your tablet
You may have to perform a reset if your tablet fails to respond when buttons are
pressed or the screen is tapped. To reset your tablet use a small thin object (such
as a paperclip) to press the recessed reset button next to the multi-function
connector.
Clean boot
A clean boot will restore your tablet to the factory settings.
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Warning! This will erase all your personal information, any contacts stored
on your tablet and any programs you installed.
Open Settings from the application menu, then tap Backup & reset > Factory
data reset; click Reset tablet and then Erase everything to format your tablet.
Resetting your tablet
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FAQ and troubleshooting
This section lists frequently asked questions that may arise during the use of your
tablet, and gives easy answers and solutions to these questions.
Aspect
Question
Answer
Audio
Why is there no
sound coming from
the device?
If the headset is plugged into the device,
the speaker is automatically shut off.
Disconnect the headset.
Check that the device volume setting is
not muted.
Check that the volume control is not at
its lowest setting.
Memory
Why do I have less
than 1024 MB (1
GB)?
A small amount of memory is reserved
for system security.
Multimedia files
Why can’t I view my
picture files?
You may be trying to view an image that
is not supported. Refer to "Supported
formats" on page 44 for more
information.
Why can’t I view my
video files?
You may be trying to view a video that is
not supported. Refer to "Multimedia" on
page 64 for more information.
Why can’t I play my
music files?
You may be trying to play a file that is not
supported. Refer to "Multimedia" on
page 64 for more information.
How do I check the
OS version of my
device?
Tap APPS > Settings > About tablet to
check the OS version (Kernel/build
number) and other hardware and
software information.
Where can I find my
serial number ID?
Tap APPS > Settings > About tablet >
Device Information. You can also look
on the underside of the card slot cover.
See "Card slot cover" on page 7.
System
information and
performance
Power
I couldn’t turn on the The battery power may be depleted.
device.
Recharge the device. Refer to "Charging
your tablet" on page 9 for more
information.
Storage
How do I check
memory status?
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To check storage status, go to Settings
> Storage.
Aspect
Question
Answer
Unlock pattern
I forgot my unlock
pattern.
After five wrong entries, you can reset
your unlock pattern. Tap Forgotten
pattern? and enter your Google account
username and password.
Note: You must have an active
Google account on the tablet and
an Internet connection.
If this option is not available, please
contact your local Acer service center.
Heat
The tablet heats up
when charging or
operating for a long
period.
It is normal for the device to heat up
when charging. When charging is
complete, it will return to its normal
temperature.
It is also normal for the tablet to heat up
during long periods of use, such as
watching a video or playing a game.
All Acer tablets are factory-tested before
release.
Other sources of help
For information on:
Refer to:
Up-to-date information regarding your www.acer.com
tablet
Service enquiries
Other sources of help
support.acer.com
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Specifications
Performance
• NVIDIA® Tegra™ 3 mobile processor
• Quad-Core ARM® Cortex™-A9 CPU
• System memory:
• 1 GB of RAM
• 16 or 32 GB of flash memory
• Android™ operating system
Display
• 10.1” WXGA TFT-LCD capacitive multi-touch screen
• 1280 x 800 resolution
• 262K color support
Multimedia
• Micro HDMI® (Type D) output
• Dolby® Digital, Dolby® Digital Plus, Stereo output
• Dolby® Digital, Dolby® Digital Plus, 5.1 channels PCM audio over HDMI®
• Stereo speakers
• Microphone with noise and echo cancellation
Formats supported:
Type
Formats
Audio recording
AAC-LC, AMR-WB, AMR-NB
Audio playback
AAC-LC, AAC, AAC+ (not raw AAC), AMR-NB, AMR-WB, MP3,
MIDI, OGG Vorbis, WAV, WMA 10
Video recording
H.264 BP, MPEG-4 SP, H.263
Video playback
H.264 BP, H.264 MP, H.264 HP, MPEG-4 SP, H.263
USB port
• Micro USB port
Power
• DC power-in (12 V, 1.5 A)
Connectivity
• Bluetooth 2.1+EDR (A2DP, AVCTP, AVDTP, AVRCP, HID & OPP support)
• Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n WLAN (802.11n -> 2.4 GHz only)
• GPS
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Camera
• Front camera
• 1-megapixel
• Fixed focus
• Rear camera
• 5-megapixel
• Auto focus
Type
Formats
Image recording
JPEG
Image playback
JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP
Expansion
• microSD memory card slot (up to 32 GB, SDHC 2.0 compatible)
Battery
• Rechargeable high density Li-polymer batteries: 9800 mAh (36.26 W)
Note: Length of battery operation will depend on power consumption which is
based on system resource use. For example, constantly using the backlight or
using power-demanding applications will shorten battery life between charges.
Dimensions
Height
175 mm
Width
260 mm
Thickness
10.95 mm
Environment
Temperature
Operating: 5 °C to 45 °C
Non-operating: -20 °C to 60 °C
Humidity (non-condensing)
Operating: 20% to 80%
Non-operating: 20% to 80%
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