Asus Padfone Xmini Specifications

September 2014
First Edition
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Contents
Conventions used ........................................................................................................................................................................9
Care and safety............................................................................................................................................................................ 10
Guidelines...........................................................................................................................................................................................10
Proper disposal..................................................................................................................................................................................11
1.
Get your device ready!
Parts and features...................................................................................................................................................................... 14
Your phone.........................................................................................................................................................................................14
Your tablet...........................................................................................................................................................................................15
Installing a micro-SIM card..................................................................................................................................................... 16
Installing a memory card......................................................................................................................................................... 21
Charging your device............................................................................................................................................................... 26
PadFone Charging Policy...............................................................................................................................................................26
Inserting/removing your phone into/from your tablet ............................................................................................... 29
Turning your device on or off................................................................................................................................................ 30
Using your device....................................................................................................................................................................... 33
Phone mode.......................................................................................................................................................................................33
DynamicDisplay mode...................................................................................................................................................................33
2.
There’s no place like Home
Home features............................................................................................................................................................................. 36
Phone mode.......................................................................................................................................................................................36
Tablet mode........................................................................................................................................................................................37
Using gestures............................................................................................................................................................................. 38
Managing your home............................................................................................................................................................... 39
Managing notifications............................................................................................................................................................ 43
Quick Settings............................................................................................................................................................................. 43
Setting up the date and time.......................................................................................................................................................45
Setting up your ringtone and alert sounds.............................................................................................................................45
ASUS keyboard settings.................................................................................................................................................................46
Voice Search.......................................................................................................................................................................................47
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Lock Screen.........................................................................................................................................................................................50
DynamicDisplay.......................................................................................................................................................................... 51
Power Management.................................................................................................................................................................. 51
3.
Call in style
Managing contacts.................................................................................................................................................................... 54
Adding contacts................................................................................................................................................................................54
Importing / exporting contacts...................................................................................................................................................54
AT&T service contacts.....................................................................................................................................................................54
Making and receiving calls..................................................................................................................................................... 55
Making a call......................................................................................................................................................................................55
Receiving a call..................................................................................................................................................................................56
Backup/restore call logs........................................................................................................................................................... 57
Creating a call log backup.............................................................................................................................................................57
Restoring call log backups............................................................................................................................................................57
Voicemail....................................................................................................................................................................................... 58
4.
Send messages and more
Messaging..................................................................................................................................................................................... 60
Sending or replying to messages...............................................................................................................................................60
Setting up your messaging options..........................................................................................................................................61
5.
Access your emails
Email ............................................................................................................................................................................................. 64
Setting up an email account........................................................................................................................................................64
Adding email accounts...................................................................................................................................................................65
Gmail ............................................................................................................................................................................................. 66
Setting up a Gmail account..........................................................................................................................................................66
6.
Capture moments
Launching the PixelMaster Camera app............................................................................................................................ 68
From the lock screen.......................................................................................................................................................................68
From the home screen....................................................................................................................................................................68
Using the volume key.....................................................................................................................................................................68
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Using PixelMaster Camera for the first time..................................................................................................................... 68
Tutorial.................................................................................................................................................................................................68
Image Locations................................................................................................................................................................................69
PixelMaster Camera home screen........................................................................................................................................ 69
Image settings...................................................................................................................................................................................70
Video settings....................................................................................................................................................................................72
Advanced camera features..................................................................................................................................................... 73
Time rewind........................................................................................................................................................................................73
HDR........................................................................................................................................................................................................74
Panorama............................................................................................................................................................................................74
Night.....................................................................................................................................................................................................75
Selfie......................................................................................................................................................................................................76
Beautification.....................................................................................................................................................................................77
Miniature.............................................................................................................................................................................................77
Depth of field ....................................................................................................................................................................................78
Smart remove....................................................................................................................................................................................78
All smiles..............................................................................................................................................................................................79
GIF animation.....................................................................................................................................................................................79
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Gallery
Using the Gallery........................................................................................................................................................................ 82
Main screen.........................................................................................................................................................................................82
Viewing files from other source locations...............................................................................................................................83
Sharing files from the gallery.......................................................................................................................................................84
Deleting files from the gallery.....................................................................................................................................................84
Editing an image...............................................................................................................................................................................85
Zooming in/out the thumbnails or an image........................................................................................................................85
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Work hard, play harder
SuperNote..................................................................................................................................................................................... 88
Creating a notebook........................................................................................................................................................................90
Sharing a notebook on the Cloud..............................................................................................................................................90
Sharing a note to the Cloud..........................................................................................................................................................90
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Calendar........................................................................................................................................................................................ 91
Creating an event from your PadFone......................................................................................................................................91
Adding an account to Calendar..................................................................................................................................................92
Creating an event from your account.......................................................................................................................................92
What’s Next................................................................................................................................................................................... 93
Do It Later..................................................................................................................................................................................... 94
Accessing or creating to-do tasks...............................................................................................................................................94
Weather......................................................................................................................................................................................... 95
Weather home screen.....................................................................................................................................................................96
Clock ............................................................................................................................................................................................. 97
Launching Clock...............................................................................................................................................................................97
World Clock.........................................................................................................................................................................................98
Alarm clock.........................................................................................................................................................................................99
Stopwatch........................................................................................................................................................................................100
Timer..................................................................................................................................................................................................101
File Manager..............................................................................................................................................................................103
Accessing the internal storage.................................................................................................................................................103
Accessing the external storage device..................................................................................................................................104
Accessing the network storage................................................................................................................................................105
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The Internet
Browser........................................................................................................................................................................................108
10.
Fun and entertainment
Using headset............................................................................................................................................................................110
Connecting audio jack.................................................................................................................................................................110
Audio Wizard..............................................................................................................................................................................111
Using Audio Wizard...................................................................................................................................................................... 111
Play Games.................................................................................................................................................................................112
Using Play Games..........................................................................................................................................................................112
Music ...........................................................................................................................................................................................113
Launching Music............................................................................................................................................................................113
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Playing songs..................................................................................................................................................................................113
Playing songs from your microSD card.................................................................................................................................113
Sound recorder.........................................................................................................................................................................114
Launching Sound Recorder.......................................................................................................................................................114
Sound Recorder home screen...................................................................................................................................................114
11.
Maintain your PadFone
Storage.........................................................................................................................................................................................116
Backup and reset......................................................................................................................................................................116
Memory.......................................................................................................................................................................................117
Securing your PadFone..........................................................................................................................................................119
Unlocking your screen.................................................................................................................................................................119
Setting your PadFone identity..................................................................................................................................................127
12.
Connect your PadFone
Wi-Fi ...........................................................................................................................................................................................130
Enabling Wi-Fi.................................................................................................................................................................................130
Connecting to a Wi-Fi network.................................................................................................................................................130
Disabling Wi-Fi................................................................................................................................................................................131
Bluetooth® ...................................................................................................................................................................................131
Enabling Bluetooth®.....................................................................................................................................................................131
Pairing your PadFone to a Bluetooth® device.....................................................................................................................132
Unpairing your PadFone from the Bluetooth® device..................................................................................................... 132
13.
App essentials
Managing apps.........................................................................................................................................................................134
Adding app shortcuts to home................................................................................................................................................134
Removing app shortcuts from home.....................................................................................................................................134
Organizing your apps...................................................................................................................................................................135
Viewing recent apps.....................................................................................................................................................................136
Launching apps........................................................................................................................................................................136
Switching apps..........................................................................................................................................................................137
Locking apps..............................................................................................................................................................................137
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Downloading apps..................................................................................................................................................................138
14.
There’s more to your PadFone
Power saver................................................................................................................................................................................140
Setting up Power Saver...............................................................................................................................................................140
Customizing Power Saver...........................................................................................................................................................141
Splendid......................................................................................................................................................................................142
TalkBack.......................................................................................................................................................................................143
AT&T DriveMode® ....................................................................................................................................................................144
AT&T Services.............................................................................................................................................................................145
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Conventions used
To highlight key information in this manual, some text are presented as follows:
IMPORTANT! This message contains vital information that must be followed to complete a task.
NOTE: This message contains additional information and tips that can help complete tasks.
CAUTION! This message contains important information that must be followed to keep you safe while performing
tasks and prevent damage to your device data and components.
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Care and safety
Guidelines
Road safety comes first. We strongly recommend not to use your device when driving or operating any
type of vehicle.
This device should only be used in environments with ambient temperatures between 5°C (41°F) and
35°C (95°F).
Turn off your device in restricted areas where the use of mobile devices is prohibited. Always obey rules
and regulations when in restricted areas, such as, in aircraft, movie theater, in hospitals or near medical
equipment, near gas or fuel, construction sites, blasting sites and other areas.
Use only AC adapters and cables approved by ASUS for use with this device. Refer to the rating label on
the bottom of your device and ensure that your power adapter complies with this rating.
Do not use damaged power cables, accessories, and other peripherals with your device.
Keep your device dry. Do not use or expose your device near liquids, rain, or moisture.
You can put your device through x-ray machines (such as those used in conveyor belts for airport
security), but do not expose the device to magnetic detectors and wands.
The device screen is made of glass. If the glass gets broken, stop using the device and do not touch the
broken glass parts. Immediately send device for repair to ASUS-qualified service personnel.
Do not listen at high volume levels for long periods to prevent possible hearing damage.
Disconnect the AC power before cleaning your device. Use only a clean cellulose sponge or chamois
cloth when cleaning your device screen.
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Send device for repair to ASUS-qualified service personnel only.
Proper disposal
Do not throw your device in municipal waste. This product has been designed to enable proper reuse
of parts and recycling. The symbol of the crossed out wheeled bin indicates that the product (electrical,
electronic equipment and mercury-containing button cell battery) should not be placed in municipal
waste. Check local regulations for disposal of electronic products.
Do not throw the battery in municipal waste. The symbol of the crossed out wheeled bin indicates that
the battery should not be placed in municipal waste.
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Get your device ready!
Parts and features
Take a hold of your device and have it up and running in a jiffy.
Your phone
Audio jack
Microphone
PixelMaster Camera
LED indicator Earpiece receiver
Front camera
Power key
Camera flash
Speaker
Volume key
Touchscreen
display
Microphone
Micro USB port
NOTES:
• Remove the rear cover to display the micro SIM and microSD card slots.
• The micro SIM card slot supports WCDMA, DC-HSPA, and GSM/EDGE network bands.
• The microSD card slot supports microSD and microSDHC card formats.
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Your tablet
LED indicator
Camera lens
Touchscreen
display
Phone bay
Micro USB port
Volume key
Power key
NOTE: The micro USB port on the tablet is
for charging only. There is no USB functions
on this port. Use the micro USB port on the
phone for USB functions.
Speaker
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Installing a micro-SIM card
A micro-subscriber identity module (micro-SIM) card stores information, such as your mobile phone number,
contacts, messages, and other data that gives you access to a mobile network.
CAUTION!
• This device is designed for use with a mobile carrier-approved micro-SIM card only.
• We do not recommend the use of a trimmed SIM card in the micro-SIM card slot.
• Turn off your device before inserting a micro-SIM card.
• Be extra careful when handling a micro-SIM card. ASUS is not responsible for any loss or damage incurred to
your micro-SIM card.
• DO NOT insert a memory card into the micro-SIM card slot! If a memory card happens to be inserted into the
micro-SIM slot, send your device to an ASUS-qualified service personnel.
To install a micro-SIM card:
1. Turn off your phone.
2. Locate the groove on the bottom-left corner of
your phone.
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3. Pry the cover loose and pull the rear cover off.
CAUTION! Be careful not to injure your fingernails
when you remove the rear cover.
WARNING!
• DO NOT use tools like screwdrivers to remove
the rear cover.
• DO NOT pry the USB port.
4. Align and insert the micro-SIM card into the
micro-SIM card slot with the gold-plated
contacts facing upward.
5. Push the micro-SIM card all the way into the
slot until it is seated firmly in place.
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6. Replace the rear cover.
7. Press down the rear cover on all
sides to secure it in place.
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Removing a micro-SIM card
CAUTION! Be extra careful when handling a micro-SIM card. ASUS is not responsible for any loss or damage
incurred to your micro-SIM card.
To remove a micro-SIM card:
1. Turn off your phone.
2. Locate the groove on the bottom-left corner of
your phone.
3. Pry the cover loose and pull the rear cover off.
CAUTION! Be careful not to injure your fingernails
when you remove the rear cover.
WARNING!
• DO NOT use tools like screwdrivers to remove
the rear cover.
• DO NOT pry the USB port.
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4. Press the micro-SIM card to eject, then pull it
out.
5. Replace the rear cover.
6. Press down the rear cover on all
sides to secure it in place.
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Installing a memory card
Your device supports a microSD™ and microSDHC™ memory card with up to 64GB of capacity.
NOTE: Some memory cards may not be compatible with your device. Ensure that you use only 100%- compatible
memory cards to prevent loss of data, damage to your device, memory card, or both.
CAUTION!
• Be extra careful when handling a memory card. ASUS is not responsible for any data loss or damage incurred to
your memory card.
• DO NOT insert a micro-SIM card into the memory card slot! If a micro-SIM card happens to be inserted into the
memory card slot, bring your device to an ASUS-qualified service personnel.
To install a memory card:
1. Turn off your phone.
2. Locate the groove on the bottom-left corner of
your phone.
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3. Pry the cover loose and pull the rear cover off.
CAUTION! Be careful not to injure your fingernails
when you remove the rear cover.
WARNING!
• DO NOT use tools like screwdrivers to remove
the rear cover.
• DO NOT pry the USB port.
4. Align and insert the memory card into the
memory card slot.
5. Push the memory card all the way into the slot
until it is seated firmly in place.
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6. Replace the rear cover.
7. Press down the rear cover on all
sides to secure it in place.
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Removing the memory card
CAUTION!
• Be extra careful when handling a memory card. ASUS is not responsible for any data loss or damage incurred to
your memory card.
• Before removing a memory card, ensure that you safely unmount it from your phone. To do this, go to
Settings > Storage > Unmount external storage.
To remove the memory card:
1. Turn off your phone.
2. Locate the groove on the bottom-left corner of
your phone.
3. Pry the cover loose and pull the rear cover off.
CAUTION! Be careful not to injure your fingernails
when you remove the rear cover.
WARNING!
• DO NOT use tools like screwdrivers to remove
the rear cover.
• DO NOT pry the USB port.
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4. Press the memory card to eject, then pull it
out.
5. Replace the rear cover.
6. Press down the rear cover on all
sides to secure it in place.
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Charging your device
Your device comes partially charged but you must charge it fully before using it for the first time. Read the
following important notices and cautions before charging your device.
IMPORTANT!
• Use only the bundled AC power adapter and micro-USB cable to charge your device. Using a different AC
power adapter and cable may damage your device.
• Peel off the protective film on the AC power adapter and micro-USB cable before using it with your device.
• Ensure to plug the AC power adapter to a compatible power outlet. You can plug the AC power adapter to any
compatible 100~240 V outlet.
• The output voltage of the AC power adapter for this device is DC 5V, 2A, 10W.
• When using your device while plugged-in to a power outlet, the power outlet must be near your device and
easily accessible.
• To conserve electricity, unplug the AC power adapter from power outlet when not in use.
• Do not place heavy objects on top of your device.
CAUTION!
• While charging, your device can become warm. This is normal, however, if your device becomes unusually hot,
disconnect the micro-USB cable from your device and send the device, including the AC power adapter and
cable to an ASUS-qualified service personnel.
• To prevent any damage to your device, AC adapter, or micro-USB cable, ensure that all of these are connected
properly before charging.
PadFone Charging Policy
You can change how the PadFone Station charges the battery of the phone by selecting a charging mode.
To change the PadFone Charging Policy:
1.Tap
to go to the All apps screen then tap Settings.
2.Tap ASUS customized settings > PadFone Settings > PadFone Charging Policy
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3. Tap a preferred mode for charging.
PadFone Charging Modes
Intelligent Mode (Default/Recommended)
•
When the phone’s battery is greater than 90%, the PadFone Station will not charge the phone.
•
In suspend mode, the PadFone Station will charge the phone when the following conditions are met:
1. If the phone’s battery is less than 70%.
2. If the phone’s battery is less than 90% of the PadFone Station’s current charge.
•
When the phone is inserted into the PadFone Station and reaches a charge lower than 15%, the PadFone
Station will charge the phone until the battery is at 20%.
IMPORTANT: The PadFone Station will stop charging the phone’s battery when it reaches 90% or the charge is
higher than the PadFone Station’s current charge.
Phone Preferred Mode
•
When the phone is inserted into the PadFone Station, the phone will use the PadFone Station’s battery
power.
•
When the phone’s battery is lower than 70%, the PadFone Station will charge the phone’s battery until it
reaches 90%.
Power Pack Mode
•
The PadFone Station’s screen will switch off as it charges the battery of the phone. Press and hold the
power button of the PadFone Station for 2 seconds to resume tablet use.
•
When the phone’s battery is lower than 70%, the PadFone Station will charge the phone’s battery until it
reaches 90%.
•
When the phone is off, the PadFone Station will not charge the phone’s battery.
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To charge your device:
1. Connect the micro USB cable to the AC power adapter.
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2. Plug the AC power adapter to a grounded power outlet.
3. Connect the micro USB cable to your phone or your
PadFone Station seperately, or to the PadFone Station
with the phone inserted.
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IMPORTANT!
• Charge your device for eight (8) hours before using it in
battery mode for the first time.
• The status of battery charge is indicated by the following
icons:
Low Not Charging
Charging 2
Full
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4. When fully-charged, disconnect the USB cable from your device first before unplugging the AC power
adapter from the power outlet.
NOTES:
• You can use your device while charging but it may take longer to fully charge the device.
• Charging your device via USB port of a computer may take longer to fully charge the device.
• If your computer does not provide enough power for charging via USB port, charge your device using the AC
power adapter plugged to a power outlet instead.
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Inserting/removing your phone into/from your tablet
CAUTION! Do not add a protective film or cover to your phone as it may be difficult to insert/remove the phone
to/from the tablet.
NOTE: Always keep the tablet's phone bay clean to prevent dust or dirt from scratching or damaging your phone.
To insert your phone into your tablet:
1. Align your phone into the phone bay sliding track with its
microUSB port facing toward the phone bay.
2. Insert your phone all the way into the bay until it is securely
connected to the tablet. Your phone briefly vibrates when the
connection is secured.
Once securely connected, apps’ screens automatically adjust
to work in a tablet environment.
To remove your phone from your tablet:
Remove your phone out from your tablet.
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Turning your device on or off
Turning your device on
To turn your device on, press and hold the power button until your device vibrates and starts up.
NOTE: Your tablet automatically turns on once you insert your phone that is already active.
WARNING! If you forgot your personal screen unlock pattern or no data connection is available, you will have to
reset your device. Resetting your device will result in data loss.
Turning your device off
To turn your device off:
1. If your screen is turned off, press the power button to turn it on. If your screen is locked, unlock the device
screen.
2. Press and hold the power button, then when prompted, tap Power off then tap OK.
Sleep mode
To put your device in sleep mode, press the power button once until the screen turns off.
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First time use
When you turn your device on for the first time, Setup Wizard will guide you through the setup process. Follow
the on-screen instructions to select your language, select input methods, setup your mobile network and WiFi, sync accounts, and configure your location services.
Use your Google or ASUS account to setup your device, if you do not have a Google or ASUS account yet, go
ahead and create one.
Google Account
Using a Google Account allows you to fully utilize these Android OS features:
• Organize and see all your information from anywhere.
• Automatically backup all your data.
• Leverage Google services conveniently from anywhere.
ASUS Account
Having an ASUS Account gets you to enjoy the following perks:
• Personalized ASUS support service and warranty extension for registered products.
• Free 5 GB of Cloud storage space.
• Receive the latest device and firmware updates.
NOTE: You can also use the Setup Wizard to reconfigure your device, any time at your convenience. From the Home
Screen go to All Apps > Setup Wizard.
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Battery power conservation tips
The battery charge is the lifeline of your device. Here are some battery power conservation tips that helps
preserve the power of your device battery.
– When not in use, press the power button to put the device in sleep mode.
– Activate Smart saving in Power Saver app.
– Set audio to Power saving mode.
– Decrease brightness of display.
– Keep the speaker volume to a low level.
– Disable Wi-Fi feature.
– Disable Bluetooth feature.
– Disable GPS.
– Disable the screen auto-rotate feature.
– Disable all auto-sync features in your device.
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Using your device
Phone mode
Use your phone to enjoy the latest features and technologies of Android 4.4.2 operating system. Do work
and play on your phone to fully appreciate the tons of interactive applications and features, and the seamless
connectivity solutions in data sharing and communication that Android 4.4.2 has to offer.
IMPORTANT! Before you start, ensure that you have read all the care and safety instructions to prevent injury or
damage to your device.
Unlocking your phone
Swipe the screen to unlock.
DynamicDisplay mode
Install your phone into your tablet to extend its battery life and work on a tablet environment. Your device
provides you with the DynamicDisplay function that optimizes an app’s display for it to fit in tablet mode.
NOTES:
• Some app screens, such as Browser, Calendar, PixelMaster Camera, or Calculator optimizes to fit in tablet
mode. Other app screens, such as Play Store, Maps, or Youtube do not optimize in tablet mode.
• For details on configuring the DynamicDisplay settings, refer to the section DynamicDisplay.
IMPORTANT! Your phone must be inserted into the tablet for the tablet to work.
Unlocking your tablet
Swipe the screen to unlock.
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There’s no place like Home
Home features
Phone mode
Swipe down this area to display Quick settings
Display local weather
information. Tap to customize
weather widget settings,
location, and frequency updates.
Display local time and date
Open Google Search page
Open Voice search
Open All Apps screen
Tap to open an app
At the bottom of the home screen, you’ll find three navigation icons
,
,
. These icons, which are
always available on the system bar, allow you to instantly return to a previous page, jump back to the home
screen, or launch a recent app.
Icon
Description
Allows you to go back to the previous screen, until you are in the home screen.
Opens your home screen.
Opens a thumbnail list of your most recent apps. To launch an app, tap the thumbnail
image. If you wish to remove a thumbnail app, swipe it to the left or right.
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Tablet mode
Swipe down this area to
display System notifications
Swipe down this area to
display Quick settings
Display local weather information. Tap to
customize weather widget settings, location,
and frequency updates.
Display local time and date
Open Voice search
Open Google Search page
Open Apps tray
Shortcuts
Return to the
previous screen
Return to Home
Screen
Display recent apps
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Using gestures
Use your fingers to launch apps, move icons, select menu items, press buttons, type on the onscreen keyboard,
and perform other useful gestures on your device’s touchscreen.
To key in or type something, tap the part where you need to type and the onscreen keyboard will pop up.
The following table describes more useful gestures.
Gesture
Pinch
Description
Place two fingers on the screen and spread them apart to zoom in and bring
them together to zoom out. This gesture can be used in selected apps,
including Maps, Gallery, and Browser.
Drag
Tap and hold an icon or item then, without lifting your finger, move your finger
on the screen to move the icon or item.
Tap and hold
Tap and hold an item until an action occurs.
Swipe or slide
Quickly move your finger across the screen in one sweeping motion.
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Managing your home
Stamp your own personality to your Home screen. Select an attractive design as your wallpaper, add shortcuts
for quick access to your fave apps, and add widgets for a quick review of important info. You can also add
more pages so you can add and quickly access or review more apps or widgets on your Home screen.
• To add items to home, tap and hold an empty area on your Home screen and select any of these
categories: Apps, Widgets, Wallpapers, and Edit page.
• To go through the pages of your Home screen, swipe left or right.
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App shortcuts
Add shortcuts to quickly access your often-used apps right from your Home screen.
To add an app shortcut:
1. Tap and hold an empty area on your Home screen and select Apps.
2.From All Apps, tap and hold an app, then drag it to an empty area on your Home screen.
To remove an app shortcut:
From your Home screen, tap and hold an app, then drag it to X Remove on the top of your screen.
Widgets
Add widgets for a quick review of your calendar, maps, battery status, and more.
To add a widget:
1. Tap and hold an empty area on your Home screen and select Widgets.
2.From Widgets, tap and hold a widget, then drag it to an empty area on your Home screen.
To remove an app shortcut:
From your Home screen, tap and hold a widget, then drag it to X Remove on the top of your screen.
NOTE: You can also tap
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on your Home screen to view All Apps and Widgets.
Wallpapers
Let your apps, icons, and other elements sit on an attractively designed wallpaper. You may add a translucent
background tint to your wallpaper for readability and clarity. You can also select an animated wallpaper to
make your screen come alive.
Tap to apply a background tint
Tap to select the background tint
Move the slider to adjust the transparency of the wallpaper
Tap to wallpaper
Applying wallpaper and background tint
To apply wallpaper and background tint:
1. Tap and hold an empty area on your Home screen and select Wallpapers.
2. Select where you want your wallpaper: on your Home screen, Lock screen, or Home and lock screen. If
you do not want to add a background tint to your wallpaper, skip to step 5.
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3.Tick Background tint, then adjust the transparency level.
4.Tap
then select a color.
5. Select a wallpaper, then tap Apply.
NOTES:
• A background tint can be applied to your Home screen, or Home and lock screen.
• You can also set up your wallpaper settings from > Settings > Display > Wallpaper.
Applying an animated wallpaper
To apply an animated wallpaper:
1. Tap and hold an empty area on your Home screen and select Wallpapers.
2. Select where you want your wallpaper: on your Home screen, or Home and lock screen.
3. Select an animated wallpaper, then tap Apply.
NOTE: You can also set up your wallpaper settings from
> Settings > Display > Wallpaper.
Extended Home screen
Extending your Home screen
You can add more pages to extend your Home screen and put more app shortcuts and widgets on it.
1. Tap and hold an empty area on your Home screen and select Edit page.
2. Tap
it into
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to a add a new page. If you wish to delete an extended Home screen, select then drag and drop
.
Managing notifications
Notifications alerts you about new messages, calendar events, media service
connections, PC sync information, alarms, and more.
• To see your notifications, swipe your finger down from the top of the screen.
• Swipe a notification to the right or to the left to remove the item from the
list.
Quick Settings
Quickly enable or disable functions or apps from ASUS Quick Settings. To launch ASUS Quick Settings, swipe
from the top and tap
.
Enable/disable features in Quick
settings
Open Settings
Move the slider to adjust the
brightness level
Toogle between System notification
and Quick Settings panels
Tap to launch the Display app
Enable/disable the auto-brightness
feature for your device’s display
Tap an item to launch it
Tap an item to enable or disable it
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Using the Quick settings Notification Panel
The Quick settings Notification Panel provides a one-tap access to some of the apps, wireless features and
settings of your PadFone. Each of these features are represented by a button.
NOTE: A blue button indicates that the feature is currently enabled while a gray button indicates a disabled feature.
Tap the green button to launch the app.
Adding or removing buttons
To add or remove existing buttons from the ASUS Quick Settings notification panel:
1. Launch Quick settings then tap
.
2. Tap the box beside the feature to add or remove it from the ASUS Quick Setting Notification Panel.
NOTE: A checked box indicates that the feature's button is accessible via the ASUS Quick Settings Notification Panel
while an unchecked box means the opposite.
3. Tap
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to go back and view the current ASUS Quick Settings Notification Panel.
Setting up the date and time
By default, the date and time displayed on your Home screen automatically syncs with your mobile provider’s
settings.
To change the date and time settings:
1. Launch the Settings screen by doing any of the following:
•• Launch Quick settings then tap
•• Tap
> Settings.
.
2. Scroll down the Settings screen and select Date & time.
3.Deselect Automatic date & time and Automatic time zone.
4. Select the time zone and manually set the date and time.
5. You can opt to use the 24-hour format, if you prefer.
6. Select the date format that you want to display.
Setting up your ringtone and alert sounds
Set up the sound for your phone ringtone, notifications such as text messages, emails, and event alerts. You
can also choose to enable or disable te dial pad touch tones, touch sounds, screen lock sound, or you can
choose to have your Zen device vibrate when you tap on it.
To set up the sound settings:
1. Launch the Settings screen by doing any of the following:
•• Launch Quick settings then tap
•• Tap
> Settings.
.
2. Scroll down the Settings screen and select Sound.
3. Set up your preferred sound settings.
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ASUS keyboard settings
Create SMS messages, emails, and log-in passwords using the touch keyboard.
To access the ASUS keyboard settings:
1. Launch Quick settings then tap
.
2. Scroll down the Settings screen and select Language & input.
3.Tap
beside ASUS Keyboard.
4. Configure the settings according to your personal preferences.
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Voice Search
Make voice commands to your PadFone then watch it listen and take action using the Voice Search app. Using
Voice Search, you can make voice commands to accomplish the following:
•
Search for data and information online or on your PadFone
•
Launch apps inside your PadFone
•
Get directions going to a location
IMPORTANT! Your PadFone must be connected to the Internet to be able to use this feature.
Launching Voice Search
1. Tap
> Voice Search.
2. Once the mic icon turns red, start saying your voice command.
NOTE: Speak clearly and use concise phrases when talking to your PadFone. It also helps to start your commands
with a verb related to the PadFone feature you want to use.
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Customizing voice search results from the Phone search group
If you want to set parameters for the voice search results gathered from your Google account and your
PadFone’s data, you may do so using the following steps:
1. On your PadFone’s home screen, tap
2. Tap
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> Settings.
> Voice Search.
3. Tap Phone search.
4. Tick the box of the search groups you would like to include as source when using Voice Search.
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Lock Screen
By default, the lock screen appears after turning on your device and while waking it up from sleep mode. From
the lock screen, you can proceed to your device’s Android® system by swiping on your touch screen panel.
Your device’s lock screen can also be customized to regulate access to your mobile data and apps.
Customizing your lock screen
If you want to change your lock screen settings from the default Swipe option, refer to the following steps:
1. Launch Quick settings then tap
.
2. Scroll down the Settings screen and select Lock screen.
3. In the next screen, tap Screen lock.
4. Tap the screen lock option you would like to use.
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DynamicDisplay
Manage how apps react when you insert or remove your phone from your tablet.
To configure the DynamicDisplay settings:
1. Swipe your finger down from the top of the screen and tap
.
2. Tap ASUS customized settings > PadFone Settings > DynamicDisplay list.
3. Select an app from the list to keep it running when you insert your phone to your tablet.
Power Management
See how much power running apps are consuming and manage your power settings.
1. Swipe your finger down from the top of the screen and tap
.
2. Tap Power management.
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Call in style
Managing contacts
Add, import, or export your contacts from your SIM or email accounts to your PadFone and vice-versa.
Adding contacts
To add contacts:
1.Tap Contacts app from the Home screen then tap
.
2. On the Add contact screen, key in the details of the new contact, then tap Done to save your contact to
AT&T Address Book.
Importing / exporting contacts
To import / export contacts:
1.Tap Contacts app from the Home screen then tap
> Manage contacts.
2.Tap Import/export then select from the following importing options:
a. Import from SIM card
b. Export to SIM card
c. Import from storage
d. Export to storage
3. Tick to select the contacts that you wish to import / export and when done, tap Import / Export.
AT&T service contacts
1.Tap Contacts app from the Home screen then tap AT&T Service Contacts.
2.Tap
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to call or
to send a text message to the AT&T service.
Making and receiving calls
Making a call
Your phone and tablet offers you many ways to make a call. Call your friends from saved contacts list, dial a
phone number directly, or even dial a number without keying in a passcode on the lock screen.
NOTES:
• Use a Bluetooth headset when making or receiving calls on your tablet.
• When using a Bluetooth headset with your tablet, ensure that your tablet and Bluetooth headset have been
paired. For details, refer to the section Using Bluetooth.
Calling from Contacts app
Use the Contacts app to make a call from your contacts list.
To call via the Contacts app:
1.Tap Contacts app then look for the contact name that you wish to call.
NOTE: To view all contacts from all contact accounts, tap Contacts to display dropdown list then tick all accounts.
2. Tap the contact name then tap the number.
Dialing a phone number
Use the Phone app to directly dial a phone number.
To call via the Phone app:
1. There are two ways to launch Phone app depending on the status of your device:
•
If your device is active, tap Phone app from your Home screen then tap the number keys.
•
If your device is locked, drag
to any direction to launch Phone app then tap the number keys.
2.Tap Call to dial the number.
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Receiving a call
The touch screen of your phone or tablet lights up when there is an incoming call. The display of the incoming
call also varies, depending on the status of your device.
Answering a call
There are two ways to answer a call depending on the status of your device:
•
If your device is active, tap Answer. To reject a call, tap Decline.
•
If your device is locked, drag to
to answer or to
to reject the call.
NOTE: You can also send a message to reject the call. Swipe up Reject with message then select from the
displayed options to send the message.
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Backup/restore call logs
Have your call logs stored in your PadFone to track the calls that you’ve received, made, or missed. You can
also send the saved call logs to your online storage account or e-mail it via the installed e-mail apps in your
PadFone.
Creating a call log backup
To back up call logs:
1. From the Home screen, tap Phone then tap
to hide the keypad.
2.Tap then tap Backup call log.
3.Tap Backup call log to device to save the call log backup in your PadFone. To email the call log backup,
tap Backup call log to device and send out.
4. Key in a backup file name then tap OK. After the backup is successful, tap OK.
Restoring call log backups
To restore call log backups:
1. From the Home screen, tap Phone then tap
2. Tap
to hide the keypad.
then tap Restore call log.
3. Select a call log backup that you want to restore, then tap OK.
4. After restoring call log is successful, tap OK.
5. Tap
to view the restored call logs.
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Voicemail
Get voicemail messages on your phone or on your tablet.
To get your voicemail messages:
Tap Settings > Call Settings > Voicemail. Press and hold 1 on the keypad to access your voicemail.
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Send messages and more
Messaging
Messaging lets you send, promptly reply, or reply at a later time to important messages from your contacts in
the SIM card installed on your device. You can also email your message threads or conversations to others to
keep them in the loop.
Sending or replying to messages
To start a message thread:
1. From the Home screen, tap
, then tap
2. In the To field, enter the number or tap
.
to select a contact from your list.
3. Start composing your message in the Type message field.
4. When done, tap the arrow to send your message.
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Setting up your messaging options
You can forward a message thread or conversation to others, and set an alert so you can reply to an important
message at a convenient time.
To forward an SMS conversation:
1. From the Home screen, tap
.
2. Tap to select a sender image, then tap
> Forward SMS conversation.
3.Tap Select All or any of the messages from the thread, then tap Forward.
4. In the To field, tap
to select a contact’s email address or mobile number.
5. When done, tap the arrow to send your message. The conversation will be forwarded as an MMS
(Multimedia Messaging Service) message.
NOTES:
• Ensure that you have MMS subscription with your mobile service provider.
• Ensure that data access is enabled on your device. From your Home screen, tap Mobile networks, then tick Data enabled.
> Settings > More... >
• Mobile data and messaging rates apply when forwarding conversations to others.
To set a message as a reply-later task:
When you receive an important message at an untimely time, you can add it to your to-do list so you can reply
to it at a later time.
1. In the message screen, tap .
2.Tap Reply later. The message is added to your Do It Later tasks.
3. When you’re ready to reply to the message, go to the Do It Later app from All Apps.
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Access your emails
Email
Add Exchange, Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, Outlook.com, Microsoft Hotmail, or other POP3/IMAP accounts so you can
receive, create, and browse emails right from your device. You can also sync your email contacts from these
accounts to your PadFone.
IMPORTANT! You must be connected to the Internet so you can add an email account or send and receive emails
from added accounts.
Setting up an email account
To set up an email account:
1. From the Home screen, tap Email to launch the Email app.
2. Tap the mail provider you want to setup.
3. Key in your email address and password and tap Next.
NOTE: Wait while your device automatically checks your incoming and outgoing mail server settings.
4. Configure the Account settings such as inbox checking frequency, sync days, or notification for incoming
emails. When done, tap Next.
5. Key in an account name that you want to be displayed in the outgoing messages, then tap Next to log
into your inbox.
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Adding email accounts
To add other email accounts:
1. From the Home screen, tap Email to launch the Email app.
2. Tap
> Settings, then tap
to add an email account.
3. Tap the mail provider you want to setup.
4. Follow the succeeding instructions to complete setting up your new email account.
NOTE: You may also refer to steps 3 to 5 in the Setting up an email account section of this manual to complete
this setup process.
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Gmail
Using the Gmail app, you can create a new Gmail account or synchronize your existing Gmail account so you
can send, receive, and browse emails right from your device.
Setting up a Gmail account
1.Tap Google from the Home screen then tap Gmail.
2.Tap Existing and key in your existing Gmail account and password, then tap
.
NOTES:
•
Tap New if you do not own a Google account.
• When signing in, you have to wait while your device communicates with Google servers to setup your account.
3. Use your Google account to backup and restore your settings and data. Tap
account.
to sign in to your Gmail
IMPORTANT! If you have several email accounts aside from Gmail, use Email app to set up and access all your email
accounts.
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Capture moments
Launching the PixelMaster Camera app
Capture images and record videos using your PadFone’s PixelMaster Camera app. Refer to any of the steps
below to open the PixelMaster Camera app.
From the lock screen
Drag down
until the PixelMaster Camera app is launched.
From the home screen
Tap PixelMaster Camera.
Using the volume key
While your PadFone is on sleep mode, double-click the volume key to wake it up and immediately launch the
PixelMaster Camera app.
NOTE: Before using the volume key to launch the PixelMaster Camera app, enable this function from Settings >
Lock screen, then slide Instant Camera to ON.
Using PixelMaster Camera for the first time
After launching the PixelMaster Camera for the first time, two consecutive features appear to help you get
started: Tutorial and Image locations.
Tutorial
If it is your first time to use your PadFone’s camera, you will encounter the following tutorial screen after
launching the PixelMaster Camera app. Refer to the following steps to proceed from this screen.
1. On the Tutorial screen, tap Skip if you want to skip viewing or Start to view the basic tutorial about using
PixelMaster Camera.
2. After tapping either of these options, you will then proceed to the Image Locations screen.
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Image Locations
After going through the Tutorial screen, the Image Locations screen appears to help you create automatic
location tags for your images and videos. Refer to the following steps to proceed from this screen:
1. On the Image Locations screen, tap No thanks to proceed to the camera screen or Yes to set up location
tagging for your captured images and videos.
2.Slide Location to ON to enable the location tagging feature.
3.Tap Agree on the next screen to fully enable the feature.
4.Tap
to go to the PixelMaster Camera screen.
PixelMaster Camera home screen
Tap the icons to start using your camera and explore the image and video features of your PadFone.
Change flash
settings
Switch between the
front and rear cameras
See the gallery
Take photos
Camera filter
Record videos
Settings
Use advanced PixelMaster
Camera settings
Zoom in or zoom out
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Image settings
Adjust the appearance of your captured images by configuring your camera’s settings using the steps below.
IMPORTANT! Apply the settings first before taking images.
1. On the camera’s home screen, tap
>
.
2. Scroll down and configure the available options.
Image
Configure the image quality using these options.
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Shoot mode
Set your shutter speed to Timer mode or change the Burst speed under this option.
Focus & exposure
Enable Touch auto-exposure or Face detection under this option.
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Video settings
Adjust the appearance of your recorded videos by configuring your camera’s settings using the steps below.
IMPORTANT! Apply the settings first before taking images.
1. On the camera’s home screen, tap
>
.
2. Scroll down and configure the available options.
Image
Configure the video quality using these options.
Focus & exposure
Enable Touch auto-exposure under this option.
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Advanced camera features
Explore new ways of capturing images or videos and make captured extra special moments using the
advanced camera features of your PadFone.
IMPORTANT! Apply the settings first before taking images.
Time rewind
After selecting Time rewind, your shutter starts taking burst shots two seconds before you actually press the
shutter button. As a result, you get a timeline of images where you can choose the best image to save on your
Gallery.
NOTE: The Time rewind feature can only be used on the rear camera.
Capturing Time rewind photos
1. From the PixelMaster Camera app’s home screen, tap
2. Tap
> Time rewind.
3. Tap
or the volume key to start capturing photos.
.
Using the Time rewind viewer
1. After pressing the shutter, the Time rewind viewer appears on the bottom of a captured photo. Rotate the
button on the viewer to browse through the photos you just took.
NOTE: Tap Best to view the best photo suggestion from the timeline.
2. Select a photo then tap Done to save it to Gallery.
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HDR
The High-dynamic-range (HDR) feature allows you to take more detailed images for low-light and highly
contrasting scenes. HDR is recommended for use when taking images on brightly lit locations, helping balance
out the colors produced on your image.
Capturing HDR photos
1. From the PixelMaster Camera app’s home screen, tap
.
2. Tap
> HDR.
3. Tap
or the volume key to start capturing HDR photos.
Panorama
Capture images from various angles using Panorama. Images captured from a wide angle perspective are
automatically stitched together using this feature.
Capturing panoramic photos
1. From the PixelMaster Camera app’s home screen, tap
.
2. Tap
> Panorama.
3. Tap
or the volume key then pan your phone or tablet to the left or right to capture the scenery.
NOTE: While panning your PadFone, a timeline of thumbnails appears on the lower part of your screen as it
captures the scenery.
4.Tap
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when finished.
Night
Take well-lit photos even on night time or on low-light situations using the Night feature of your PadFone.
NOTE: Keep your hands steady while before and while the PadFone is capturing the image to prevent blurry results.
Capturing Night photos
1. From the PixelMaster Camera app’s home screen, tap
.
2. Tap
> Night.
3. Tap
or the volume key to start capturing Night photos.
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Selfie
Take advantage of your rear camera’s high megapixel specs without worrying about pressing the shutter
button. Using face-detection, you can set your phone or tablet to detect up to four faces using the rear camera
then automatically capture your selfie or group selfie.
Capturing Selfie photos
1. From the PixelMaster Camera app’s home screen, tap
.
2. Tap
> Selfie.
3. Tap
to choose how many people should be included in the photo.
4. Use the rear camera to detect faces and wait for your phone or tablet to start beeping, counting down
until it captures the photo.
5. The Time rewind viewer appears onscreen on bottom of a captured photo. Rotate the button on the
viewer to browse through the photos you just took.
6. Select a photo then tap Done to save it to Gallery.
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Beautification
Have fun during and after taking photos of your family and friends using the Beautification feature of your
phone or tablet. When enabled, this feature allows you to make live beauty enhancements on your subject’s
face before you press the shutter button.
Capturing Beautification photos
1. From the PixelMaster Camera app’s home screen, tap
2. Tap
.
> Beautification.
3. Tap
to start capturing photos that can be edited using Beautification features.
Miniature
Simulate the tilt-shift effect of DSLR lenses via the Miniature feature. Using this feature allows you to focus on
specific areas of your subject, adding a bokeh effect that can be used on both photos and video using your
phone or tablet.
Capturing Miniature photos
1. From the PixelMaster Camera app’s home screen, tap
2. Tap
3. Tap
4. Tap
5. Tap
.
> Miniature.
or
or
to select your focus area.
to increase or decrease the background blur.
to capture Miniature photos.
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Depth of field
Take macro shots with a soft background using the Depth of field. This feature suits close up photos of
subjects for a more defined and dramatic result.
Capturing photos with depth of fields
1. From the PixelMaster Camera app’s home screen, tap
2. Tap
3. Tap
.
> Depth of field.
or the volume key to start capturing macro photos.
Smart remove
Eliminate unwanted details immediately after capturing the image using the Smart remove feature.
Capturing Smart remove photos
1. From the PixelMaster Camera app’s home screen, tap
2. Tap
3. Tap
.
> Smart remove.
or the volume key to start capturing photos that can be edited using Smart remove.
4. The following screen shows the photo you captured and any removable objectes which you may want to
delete from it.
5. Tap
to remove the detected objects or
Camera app.
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to delete the photo and go back to the PixelMaster
All smiles
Capture the perfect smile or the wackiest facial expression from a range of photos using the All Smiles feature.
This feature lets you take five consecutive photos after pressing the shutter button, automatically detecting
faces on the image for comparison.
Capturing All smiles photos
1. From the PixelMaster Camera app’s home screen, tap
2. Tap
3. Tap
.
> All smiles.
or the volume key to start capturing photos that can be edited using All smiles.
4. Follow the onscreen instructions to select your best photos.
GIF animation
Create GIF (Graphics Interchange Format) images straight from your phone or tablet’s camera using the GIF
animation feature.
Capturing Beautification photos
1. From the PixelMaster Camera app’s home screen, tap
2. Tap
3. Tap
.
> GIF animation.
to start capturing photos that can be transformed into GIF animation.
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Gallery
Using the Gallery
View images and play videos on your PadFone using the Gallery app.
This app also allows you to edit, share, or delete image and video files stored in your PadFone. From Gallery,
you can display images in a slideshow or tap to view the selected image or video file.
To launch Gallery, tap Gallery from the Home screen.
Main screen
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Viewing files from other source locations
By default, your Gallery displays all the files on your PadFone according to their album folders.
To view files from other locations accessible via your PadFone:
1. From the main screen, tap
.
2. Tap any of the following source locations to view their respective files.
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Sharing files from the gallery
To share files from the gallery:
1. From the Gallery screen, tap the folder where the files you want to share are located.
2. After opening the folder, tap
to activate file selection.
3. Tap the files you want to share. A check mark appears in the center of the image you select.
4. Tap
then select from the list where you want to share the images.
Deleting files from the gallery
To delete files from the gallery:
1. From the Gallery screen, tap the folder where the files you want to delete are located.
2. After opening the folder, tap
to activate file selection.
3. Tap the files you want to delete. A check mark appears in the center of the image you select.
4.Tap > Delete.
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Editing an image
The Gallery also features its own image editing tools that you can use to enhance images saved on your
PadFone.
To edit an image:
1. From the Gallery screen, tap the folder where the files are located.
2. After opening the folder, tap the image you want to edit.
3. Once the image is opened, tap it again to show its functions.
4. Tap
to open the image editing toolbar.
5. Tap any of the icons on the editing toolbar to apply changes to the image.
Zooming in/out the thumbnails or an image
From the Gallery screen or your selected image, spread apart your fingers on the touchscreen panel to zoom
out. To zoom in, bring your fingers together on the touchscreen panel.
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Work hard, play harder
SuperNote
Turn note-taking into a fun and creative activity that syncs with your mobile data using SuperNote.
This intuitive app allows you to create notes organized per notebook by directly writing or drawing on the
touchscreen. While creating notes, you can also add multimedia files from other apps and share them via
social networks or your Cloud storage account.
Tap to select the input mode
Tap to undo the change made
Tap to redo the change made
Tap to configure the settings for the notebook
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Understanding icons
Depending on your selected input mode, these icons appear as you take down your notes on SuperNote.
Select this type mode when you want to use the onscreen keyboard to enter your notes.
Select this write mode when you want to scribble or write your notes.
Select this draw mode when you want to create drawings or doodles.
When in draw mode, tap this icon to select the drawing tool to use, and the stroke color or size.
When in draw mode, tap this icon to erase some contents in your notes.
Tap this icon to take a photo or video, record audio, add timestamp and more to your notes.
Tap this icon to add a new page to your notebook.
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Creating a notebook
To create new files using SuperNote, refer to the following steps:
1. Tap
> SuperNote.
2.Tap Add a new notebook.
3. Name the file and select Pad or Phone as the page size.
4. Select a template and start writing your notes.
Sharing a notebook on the Cloud
You may share your notebook on the Cloud using the following steps:
1. On the SuperNote home screen, tap-and-hold the notebook you would like to share.
2. In the pop-up screen, tap Enable cloud sync.
3. Input your ASUS WebStorage account’s User name and Password details to proceed with syncing your
notebook to the Cloud.
4. Once the notebook has been successfully synced to the Cloud, the Cloud icon appears on top of the
shared notebook.
Sharing a note to the Cloud
Aside from your notebook, you may also share individual notes from your SuperNote to your Cloud storage
account. To do this:
1. Launch the notebook that contains the note you want to share.
2. Tap-and-hold the note you want to share.
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3. In the pop-up screen, tap Share then select the type of file format you want to share it as.
4. In the next screen, select the Cloud storage account where you would like to share your note.
5. Follow the succeeding instructions to complete sharing your selected note.
Calendar
The Calendar app enables you to keep track of important events using your PadFone. Along with creating
events you may also add notes, set reminders, or create a countdown notice to ensure you don’t forget these
important occasions.
Creating an event from your PadFone
1. Tap
> Calendar.
2.Tap New event to start creating a new event.
3. In the New event screen, input all the necessary details of your event.
4. Once finished, tap
to save and exit.
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Adding an account to Calendar
Aside from creating an event logged on your PadFone, you can also use Calendar to create events that get
automatically synced with your online accounts. But first, these accounts must be added to Calendar using the
following steps:
1.Launch Calendar.
2. Tap
> Accounts.
3. Tap the account you want to add.
4. Follow the succeeding onscreen instructions to complete adding the new account to Calendar.
Creating an event from your account
After adding online accounts that you would like to sync with Calendar, you may now use your PadFone to
create notifications for those online accounts by following these steps:
NOTE: Your online account must already be added to Calendar before you can proceed with the following steps.
You may refer to the Adding an account to Calendar section in this e-manual for more details.
1. Tap
> Calendar.
2.Tap New event to start creating a new event.
3. In the New event screen, tap My Calendar to view all the accounts currently synced with the Calendar.
4. Tap the account where you would like to create a new event.
5. In the New event screen, input all the necessary details of your event.
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What’s Next
Do not miss out on important events, having fun out in the sun, or getting messages/emails/calls from your
favorite people. Set up your calendar of events, Favorites and VIP groups, or weather update settings to get
alerts and reminders of what’s next. View your What’s Next alerts from the Lock screen, Systems Notification
panel, and What’s Next widget or app.
If you’re using What’s Next for the first time, you would have to set up your calendar account or use the
Calendar app in your PadFone.
NOTES:
• Set up your favorite contacts and VIP groups to receive alerts for missed calls and unread messages or emails
from people who matter to you.
• Get details on creating your calendar of events from the Calendar section.
• Learn how to get weather updates from the Weather section.
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Do It Later
Get hold of even the most trivial things in your busy life. Even when you’re too busy, reply to your emails, SMS
messages, calls, or read news online at your convenience.
Mark your unread messages or emails, interesting web pages, and missed calls as Reply Later, Read Later, or
Call Later items. These marked items will be added to your Do It Later tasks, and you can act on these tasks at
a convenient time.
NOTE:
• Popular third-party apps that support Do It Later include Google Maps, Google Chrome, Google Play, YouTube,
and iMDb.
• Not all apps can share and add tasks to Do It Later.
Accessing or creating to-do tasks
When you’ve previously set a message or email as Reply Later, or a call as Call Later, or a web page as Read
Later, you can go back to these important message/email/call/web page on the Do It Later app.
To access your to-do tasks:
1. From the home screen, tap
, then tap Do It Later from All Apps.
2. Select the task that you want to act on.
To create a new to-task:
From the Do It Later screen, tap
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, then proceed to create your to-do task.
Weather
Get real-time weather updates straight from your PadFone using the weather app. Using Weather, you can also
check other weather details from around the world.
Weather app launcher
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Weather home screen
Tap this to configure the
Weather settings.
Tap this to search for weather
information from other cities.
Swipe down to see other
weather information.
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Clock
Customize the time zone settings of your PadFone, set alarms, and use your PadFone as a stop watch using the
Clock app.
Launching Clock
Launch the Clock app using either of the following options:
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From your PadFone’s home screen, tap the digital clock display.
•
Tap > Clock.
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World Clock
Tap
to access the world clock settings of your PadFone.
Tap this to access the settings of the
world clock feature.
Tap this to set your clock on night
mode.
Tap this to view the list of cities
marked on your world clock.
Tap this to add a new city to mark on
your world clock’s map.
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Alarm clock
Tap
to access the world clock settings of your PadFone.
Tap this to access the settings of the
alarm clock feature.
Tap this to delete any of the
previously set alarms.
Tap this to set a new alarm time.
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Stopwatch
Tap
to use your PadFone as a stopwatch.
Tap this button to start running the
stopwatch feature.
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Timer
You may set multiple timer options for your PadFone. To do this, follow the steps below:
Setting the timer
1. Tap
to access the timer feature of your PadFone.
Numeric keypad
2. Use the numeric keypad to input your target time then tap Start to start the timer.
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Adding or deleting timer settings
You may also add new timer settings or delete existing ones that you no longer need. To do any of these
options, refer to the following steps:
1. Tap
to access the timer feature of your PadFone.
2. If you previously created a timer setting, these would appear on your Timer home screen. You may delete
or add new timer settings using the icons on your Timer home screen.
Tap this to create a new timer setting.
Tap this to delete the previously set
timer.
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File Manager
Using File Manager allows you to easily locate and manage your data on the internal storage of your PadFone
and its connected external storage devices.
Accessing the internal storage
To access the internal storage:
1. Tap
2. Tap
> File Manager.
> Internal storage to view the contents of your PadFone then tap an item to select.
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Accessing the external storage device
To access the external storage device:
1. Insert the microSD card into your PadFone.
NOTE: For more details, refer to the Installing a memory card section in this user guide.
2.Tap
> File Manager.
3.Tap
> SD card to view the contents of your microSD card.
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Accessing the network storage
IMPORTANT! Enable Wi-Fi on your PadFone to view files from the network storage.
To access files saved on your network storage:
1.Tap
> File Manager.
2. Tap
> Network place to view the contents saved on your network storage.
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The Internet
Browser
Your browser’s clean and intuitive interface makes it easier to surf web contents at a fast page loading speed
via its Chrome-based browser engine. It also lets you share or email web contents, as well as send it as a read
later task.
Go to page that you want to share, then tap .
• Tap share a page, tap Share page, then select the account or app where you want to share the page to.
• To send a page for later reading, tap Read later. The page is added a to-do task in your Do It Later app.
NOTES:
• Ensure that your PadFone is connected to a Wi-Fi or mobile network.
• If you connect to a mobile network, charges may apply based on your network plan.
• Refer to section Connecting to a Wi-Fi network for details.
• Access your to-do tasks from the Do It Later app on All Apps.
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Fun and entertainment
Using headset
Have the freedom to do other things while you’re in a call or enjoy listening to your favorite music, using a
headset.
Connecting audio jack
Insert the 2.5mm headset jack into the audio port of your device.
WARNING!
• Do not insert other objects into the audio jack port.
• Do not insert a cable with electric power output into the audio jack port.
• Listening at a high volume for long periods can damage your hearing.
NOTES:
• We highly recommend to use only compatible headsets or the bundled headset with this device.
• Unplugging the audio jack while listening to music, automatically pauses the music played.
• Unplugging the audio jack while watching a video, automatically pauses the video playback.
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Audio Wizard
AudioWizard allows you to customize the sound modes of your PadFone for a clearer audio output that fits
actual usage scenarios.
Using Audio Wizard
To use AudioWizard:
1.Tap AudioWizard from the All apps screen.
2. In the AudioWizard window, tap the sound mode you want to activate then tap Done to save and exit.
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Play Games
Get the latest games online and share them in your social media accounts using the Play Games app. You can
also join multiplayer games and check out leaderboards for some competitive gaming fun.
IMPORTANT! Log in to your Google account to maximize the features of Play Games.
Using Play Games
To use Play Games:
1. From the Home screen, tap Google > Play Games.
2. Tap the option you would like to use.
Tap to see an overview of your gaming activity. It also shows the
gaming activity of your Google+ contacts.
Tap to show your gaming activities under the following options:
ALL MY GAMES, MOST RECENTLY PLAYED, INSTALLED
Tap to see all the games you played using your Google+ account.
Tap to view all your fellow contacts in Google who are also playing
games via Play Store. You may view them under these options:
ALL, MOST RECENT, YOU MAY KNOW
Tap to browse through games under the following categories:
FEATURED, POPULAR, POPULAR MULTIPLAYER.
Tap to launch Play Store’s Games category.
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Music
Access your music collection right on your PadFone using the Music app. Music allows you to play music files
stored internally or from an external storage device.
Launching Music
To launch Music, tap
> Music.
Playing songs
By default, Music plays all the songs saved in your PadFone’s internal storage system. Start playing songs by
tapping on them.
Playing songs from your microSD card
To play songs saved from your microSD card:
1. Ensure that your microSD card is already inserted in your PadFone.
NOTE: For details on how to install the microSD card, refer to the Installing a memory card section in this
e-Manual.
2. From the Music home screen, tap
.
3.Under My Device, tap Music to browse through the music files saved in your microSD card.
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Sound recorder
Record audio files using your PadFone by enabling the Sound Recorder app.
Launching Sound Recorder
To launch Sound Recorder, tap
> Sound Recorder.
Sound Recorder home screen
Tap this to customize the
Sound Recorder settings.
Tap this to view the list of
saved audio recording files.
Tap this to start audio
recording.
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Maintain your PadFone
Storage
You can store data, apps, or files on your PadFone (internal storage), on an external storage, or on an online
storage. You need an internet connection to transfer or download your files on an online storage. Use the
bundled USB cable to copy files to or from the computer to your PadFone.
Backup and reset
Back up data, Wi-Fi passwords, and other settings to Google servers using your PadFone.
To do this:
1. Tap
then tap Settings > Backup & reset.
2. From the Backup & reset window, you can:
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Backup my data: This feature backs up your data, Wif-Fi passwords, and other settings to Google
servers when enabled.
•
Backup account: Allows you to specify the acount you to be associated when you save your backup.
•
Automatic restore: This features facilitates restoration of backed up settings and data when you
renintall an app.
•
Factory data reset: Erases all data on phone.
•
Factory reset password: Sets the password for factory reset.
Memory
Boost function is to optimize device performance after a device is being used for a period of time. This
function will close unused processes that are running in the background in order to retrieve more system
memory.
To use Boost:
1. Swipe from the top of your screen and tap
.
2.Tap Boost.
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3. Wait a while for Boost to close unused background apps and release system memory.
4. When complete, the system memory size released will show on your screen.
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Securing your PadFone
Use the security features of your PadFone to prevent unauthorized calls or access of information.
Unlocking your screen
When the screen is locked, you can open it with the security unlocking options that the PadFone offers you.
To select the screen unlock of your PadFone:
1. Tap
then tap Settings > Lock screen.
2.Tap Screen lock then select an option to unlock your PadFone.
NOTES:
• Refer to section Unlock screen options for more information.
• To deactivate the unlock screen option that you set, tap None on Choose screen lock screen.
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Unlock screen options
Choose from these options to lock your PadFone.
•
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Slide: Slide your finger to any direction to unlock your PadFone.
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Face Unlock: Show your face on the black window of the lock screen to unlock your PadFone.
IMPORTANT!
• Face Unlock is less secure than a pattern, PIN, or password.
• Someone who looks similar to you could unlock your PadFone.
• The data used to identify your face is kept in your PadFone.
To set up Face Unlock:
1. From the Choose screen lock screen, tap Face Unlock.
2. Read the terms in using Face Unlock feature on your screen, then tap Set it up.
3. Read the instructions in setting up Face Unlock on your screen, then tap Continue.
4. Hold your PadFone at eye level and align your face on the outline of your screen to capture it.
NOTE: The green-dotted outline indicates that the PadFone has detected your face and in the process of capturing
the image.
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5. After your face has been captured, tap Continue.
6. If Face Unlock cannot recognize your face, you will be prompted to select a secondary option to
unlock your PadFone. Select Pattern if you want to unlock your PadFone by a pattern, or PIN to unlock
it by keying in your PIN then follow the succeeding onscreen instructions.
IMPORTANT! Ensure to remember the PIN or pattern that you created to unlock your device.
7. After you finished Face Unlock setup, tap OK.
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Pattern: Slide your finger on the dots and create a pattern.
IMPORTANT! You can create a pattern with a minimum of four dots. Ensure to remember the pattern that you
created to unlock your device.
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PIN: Key in at least four numbers to set a PIN.
IMPORTANT! Ensure to remember the PIN that you created to unlock your device.
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Password: Key in at least four characters to create a password.
IMPORTANT! Ensure to remember the password that you created to unlock your device.
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Configuring the other screen security features
Aside from the mode of screen lock, you can also do the following on the Screen security window:
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Quick Access: Slide the Quick Access switch to ON to launch apps on the lock screen.
•
What’s Next widget: Slide the What’s Next Widget switch to ON to show the said widget on the lock
screen.
•
Enable widgets: Check the box beside Enable widgets to use widgets on the lock screen.
•
Instant camera: Slide the Instant camera switch to ON to launch the PixelMaster Camera app even if your
PadFone is in idle mode by pressing the volume button twice.
•
Swipe to launch: Slide the Swipe to launch switch to ON to launch the PixelMaster Camera app by
swiping left from the right edge of the lock screen.
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Owner info: Tap this to edit and key in the information that you want to appear even when your screen is
locked.
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Setting your PadFone identity
Know your PadFone’s identity such as serial number, IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) number,
or model number.
This is important, as when you may lose your PadFone, you can contact your mobile carrier and provide the
information to blacklist the unauthorized use of your PadFone.
To display your PadFone’s identity:
1.Tap
then tap Settings.
2. On the Settings screen, slide down to display other items then tap About. The About screen displays the
status, legal information, model number, operating system version, hardware, and software information
of your PadFone.
3. To see the serial number, SIM contact number, and IMEI of your PadFone, tap Status.
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Connect your PadFone
Wi-Fi
The Wi-Fi technology of your PadFone gets you connected to the wireless world. Update your social media
accounts, browse the Internet, or exchange data and messages wirelessly with your PadFone.
Enabling Wi-Fi
To enable Wi-Fi:
1. Tap
on the Home screen then tap Settings app.
2. Slide the Wi-Fi switch to the right to turn on the Wi-Fi.
NOTE: You can also enable the Wi-Fi from Quick Settings screen. Refer to section Quick Settings on how to launch
Quick Settings screen.
Connecting to a Wi-Fi network
To connect to a Wi-Fi network:
1. On the Settings screen, tap Wi-Fi to display all detected Wi-Fi networks.
2. Tap a network name to connect to it. For a secured network, you may be prompted to key in a password
or other security credentials.
NOTES:
• Your PadFone automatically reconnects to the network that you connected with previously.
• Turn off Wi-Fi feature to help save battery power.
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Disabling Wi-Fi
To disable Wi-Fi:
1. Tap
on the Home screen then tap Settings app.
2. Slide the Wi-Fi switch to the left to turn off the Wi-Fi.
NOTE: You can also disable the Wi-Fi from Quick Settings screen. Refer to section Quick Settings on how to launch
Quick Settings screen.
Bluetooth®
Use the Bluetooth feature of your PadFone to send or receive files and stream multimedia files with other
smart devices over short distances. With Bluetooth, you can share your media files with your friends’ smart
devices, send data for print with a Bluetooh printer, or play music files with a Bluetooth speaker.
Enabling Bluetooth®
To enable Bluetooth:
1. Tap
on the Home screen then tap Settings app.
2. Slide the Bluetooth switch to the right to turn on the Bluetooth.
NOTE: You can also enable the Bluetooth from Quick Settings screen. Refer to section Quick Settings on how to
launch Quick Settings screen.
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Pairing your PadFone to a Bluetooth® device
Before using the Bluetooth feature of your PadFone in full scale, you have to pair it first with the Bluetooth
device. The PadFone automatically stores the pairing connection of the Bluetooth device.
To pair your PadFone to a Bluetooth device:
1. On the Settings screen, tap Bluetooth to display all available devices.
IMPORTANT!
• If the device that you want to pair is not in the list, ensure to enable its Bluetooth feature and is discoverable.
• See the user guide that came with your device to learn how to enable its Bluetooth and and set it to
discoverable.
2.Tap Search for devices to scan for more Bluetooth devices.
3. In the list of available devices, tap the Bluetooth device that you want to pair with. Follow the succeeding
instructions to complete the pairing.
NOTE: Turn off Bluetooth feature to help save battery power.
Unpairing your PadFone from the Bluetooth® device
To unpair your PadFone to a Bluetooth device:
1. On the Settings screen, tap Bluetooth to display all available and paired devices.
2. In the list of paired devices, tap
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of Bluetooth device that you want to unpair, then tap Unpair.
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App essentials
Managing apps
Adding app shortcuts to home
You can create shortcuts for your favorite apps on the home screen.
1.Tap
to go to the All apps screen.
2. Tap and hold the icon of the app you wish to move then drag and place the app on the home screen.
App info
You can view the detailed app information while you are creating a shortcut for the app. While holding an app
from the All apps screen to the home screen, the App info will appear on the top of the home screen page.
Drag the app to App info to display its detailed information.
Removing app shortcuts from home
You can remove app shortcuts from the home screen. The original app will remain in your All apps screen. To
remove an app in your Home Screen:
1. Tap and hold an app on the home screen until X Remove appears.
2. Drag the app to X Remove to remove it from the Home Screen.
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Organizing your apps
Create folders to organize your applications and shortcuts on the home screen.
1. On the home screen, tap and drag an app or shortcut onto another app and a folder will appear.
2. Tap the new folder and tap Unnamed Folder to rename the folder.
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Viewing recent apps
Recent apps are displayed on the left panel of the home screen. You can find detailed information and manage
your apps from the Recent Apps list.
1. Tap the Recent Apps icon at the bottom of the home screen.
2. Swipe up or down to view Recent Apps. Swipe a recent app to the left or right to remove from the list.
3. Tap and hold a recent app to display the menu. Select to remove app from list or display app information.
4.Tap Clear all to remove all apps.
Launching apps
Tap
to display all your apps. The main apps screen is where you can see all your apps. From the main apps
screen you can:
• Tap an icon to launch an app. • Drag an app icon into the Home Screen.
• Get more apps from Play Store.
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• Swipe the screen to display more apps.
• Explore widgets.
Switching apps
When you’ve launched several apps on your PadFone, you can easily switch between your recently-launched
apps.
Tap
to view your recently-launched apps.
• Tap an app to view it.
• To remove an app, simply swipe it to the left or right.
• To remove all apps, tap Clear all.
Locking apps
Secure your apps from unauthorized use with a 4-12 digit password.
To lock your apps:
1.From All Apps, tap
> Lock apps.
2. Enter a password containing 4-12 digits.
3. Select the apps you want to lock then tap OK.
To change the password of your locked apps:
1.
From All Apps, tap
> Lock apps settings. Enter your password when prompted.
2.Tap Change password, and enter your old and new password.
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Downloading apps
Download tons of apps and games from Play Store directly to your PadFone. Some of the apps and games are
free, others you may need to purchase using a credit card or other payment form.
To download apps:
1.Tap Play Store from your Home screen.
2. Follow the onscreen instructions to sign in to your existing Gmail account. If you don’t have a Gmail
account, please create one.
3. After successfully signing in, you can start downloading an app from Play Store.
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There’s more to your PadFone
Power saver
Fully maximize or extend the power of your PadFone even when it is idle or while it stays connected to your
network. Smartly customize the power settings for your frequent activities such as reading emails or watching
videos.
Setting up Power Saver
Maximize, optimize, or customize the power of your PadFone with some smart power saving options.
To set up Power Saver:
1.From All Apps, tap Power Saver.
2. Slide Smart saving to ON.
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3. Select any of these modes:
•• Ultra-saving mode: Disconnects the network connection when your PadFone is idle to fully
maximize its battery life.
•• Optimized mode: Extends the battery life while your PadFone stays connected to your network.
•• Customized mode: Allows you to set up the power settings for your frequent activities, and
Customizing Power Saver
Set the brightness level for your frequent activities such as reading emails or books, watching videos, browsing
websites, and listening to music. You can also enable the power saving function for some apps or enable the
auto-disconnection of your network when your PadFone is asleep.
To customize Power Saver:
1.From Power Saver, tick Customized mode, then tap
.
2. Tick an activity, then set the brightness level in percentage.
3. If you want to enable the auto-disconnection of your network, tick IM and other apps using push
notification. Your PadFone will automatically disconnect from your network when it is idle, and will
resume the network connection when you wake up your PadFone.
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Splendid
Splendid allows you to easily adjust the display settings.
Tap to switch between tabs
Move to turn on/ off the
Vivid Mode
Move to adjust the color
temperature
Tap to set to factory
defaults
Tap to reset to the last
changes you made
To use Splendid:
1. Tap
> Splendid.
2. Adjust the screen color temperature and contrast through the Temperature and Enhancement tabs.
3.Tap Done to apply the changes.
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TalkBack
TalkBack provides spoken feedback to help you navigate your device, describing what you touch and activate.
To turn TalkBack off or on:
1. Go to Settings > Accessibility > TalkBack.
2. Slide the TalkBack switch to ON or OFF.
3. Tap OK to turn on TalkBack.
4. When asked if you want to enable Explore by Touch, touch OK only if you want to change the way your
device describe each item that your item finger moves over on the screen.
When you turn on TalkBack, spoken feedback starts immediately. As you navigate your device, TalkBack
describes your actions and alerts you of notifications and other occurrences.
If you also enable Explore by Touch, accessibility gestures are turned on, and moving your finger around the
screen triggers a description of each item it touches. Double-tap to activate the last spoken item, and swipe
with two fingers to perform swiping actions that normally require just one finger.
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AT&T DriveMode®
When your vehicle is in motion, automatically respond to incoming texts and emails. Texting while driving…it
can wait.
Tap
in the Apps tray to open the app. You can change AT&T DriveMode settings by tapping
NOTE: AT&T DriveMode is free to AT&T customers. Standard data and messaging rates apply to auto-reply
messages.
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.
AT&T Services
AT&T offers multitude of apps designed to make your everyday life easier.
Tap to launch an app
myAT&T: Access billing, usage, and feature information and manage your account from the palm
of your hand.
AT&T Locker™: Store, sync, and share your photos, videos, and documents in one safe,
convenient place.
AT&T Navigator: Get traffic updates, GPS navigation, and turn by turn voice directions.
Usage Manager: Monitor your phone data usage and quickly change your phone settings to
make the most of your phone data plan.
Device Help: View the online help on how to use your device from AT&T.
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