(PF400CG)
(P72G)
E-MANUAL
E9144
First Edition
March 2014
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Table of Contents
Using your PadFone mini
Basics..................................................................................................................................... 6
Setup Wizard........................................................................................................................... 7
Screen Views........................................................................................................................... 8
Navigating your PadFone mini......................................................................................... 8
Making calls............................................................................................................................ 9
Setting up your contacts list............................................................................................. 9
Connecting to the world..............................................................................................10
Connecting to a mobile network..................................................................................10
Connecting to Wi-Fi networks........................................................................................11
Using Bluetooth...................................................................................................................12
Using your PadFone mini Station
Basics...................................................................................................................................14
Unlocking your device......................................................................................................14
Charging the PadFone mini using your PadFone mini Station......................16
PadFone Charging Policy.................................................................................................16
Taping and typing
Using gestures.................................................................................................................18
Using the onscreen keyboard....................................................................................19
Using Google voice typing..........................................................................................20
Using apps and widgets
Using apps on the PadFone mini..............................................................................21
Launching apps...................................................................................................................21
Messaging..............................................................................................................................22
Surfing the web...................................................................................................................22
Managing notifications.....................................................................................................22
ASUS Quick Settings..........................................................................................................24
Searching your PadFone mini or the Internet..........................................................26
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Taking pictures.....................................................................................................................26
ASUS Splendid.....................................................................................................................27
SuperNote .............................................................................................................................28
AudioWizard.........................................................................................................................30
App Locker............................................................................................................................31
Using apps on the PadFone mini Station...............................................................34
Managing Apps...................................................................................................................34
Task Manager........................................................................................................................39
File Manager.........................................................................................................................40
Play Store...............................................................................................................................42
Settings...................................................................................................................................44
Music ......................................................................................................................................45
Gallery ....................................................................................................................................46
Camera ...................................................................................................................................49
Email .......................................................................................................................................53
Gmail ......................................................................................................................................55
Maps........................................................................................................................................56
Using PadFone mini widgets......................................................................................57
Adding widgets...................................................................................................................57
Using PadFone mini Station widgets.......................................................................58
Adding widgets...................................................................................................................58
Battery.....................................................................................................................................59
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Package contents
Item
PadFone mini
PadFone mini PadFone mini Station
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PadFone mini Station
2-in-1 set
•
Power adapter
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PadFone mini USB cable
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Headset
•
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User Guide
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•
Warranty card
•
•
NOTES:
• The ASUS PadFone mini and PadFone mini Station are purchased separately.
• Contact your retailer if any of the items is damaged or missing.
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Using your PadFone mini
Basics
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IMPORTANT:
• Before you start, ensure that you have read all the safety information and operating
instructions in the PadFone mini User Guide to prevent injury or damage to your
device.
• Refer to your PadFone mini User Guide for instructions on installing the micro
SIM card and charging your device.
NOTE: Both micro SIM card slots support 3G WCDMA network band. But only one
micro SIM card can connect to 3G WCDMA service at a time.
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Setup Wizard
The first time you turn on your PadFone mini, you’ll see the Setup Wizard. Tap
and follow the instructions to set up your PadFone device.
NOTE: You can skip some of the steps and set them up later.
To run the setup process again, tap
Setup Wizard
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to go to the All apps screen then tap
.
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Screen Views
The screen view rotates automatically when you hold your PadFone mini
horizontally or vertically. To enable/disable Auto-rotate screen, go to Settings >
Display. You can also tap
from ASUS Quick Settings.
NOTE: For more details about ASUS Quick Settings, refer to the section Managing
notifications.
Navigating your PadFone mini
After you finish setting up your PadFone mini, the Home Screen will be displayed.
Portrait view
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At the bottom of your Home Screen, you’ll find three navigation icons
,
,
. These icons, which are always available on the system bar, switches the
screen to a previous page, displays the Home Screen, or displays a list of recent
apps.
Icon
Description
Tap to move to the previous page or screen.
Tap to open your Home Screen.
Tap to open 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.
Making calls
To make a call:
1.Tap
on the Home Screen.
2. Tap the keys to key in the number you wish to call.
3.Tap
to dial.
4.Tap
to end the call.
Setting up your contacts list
To set up your contacts, you can do any of the following:
• Tap
then select Create a new contact. Follow the succeeding screen
instructions to add a new contact.
• Import your contacts from your micro SIM card into your PadFone mini. To
import your contacts from your micro SIM card:
1. Install the micro SIM card into your PadFone mini.
2. From the Home Screen, tap
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to launch the People app.
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3.Tap
> Manage contacts.
then tap
4.Tap Import/export > Import from SIM card then tap to select the contacts
that you wish to import to your ASUS Fonepad.
5. When done, tap
.
Connecting to the world
Connecting to a mobile network
After installing the micro SIM card, you are ready to use your PadFone mini to
make/receive voice calls or transmit/receive data. Different countries or regions
may have different mobile networks available and you may have to configure your
PadFone mini to access these mobile services.
To configure your mobile network setting:
1. Do any of the following to go to the Settings screen:
to go to the All apps screen then tap Settings
.
•
Tap
•
Swipe your finger down from the top of the screen to go to ASUS Quick
Settings then tap
.
2. From the Settings screen, tap More....
3.Tap Mobile networks.
NOTE: For more details about ASUS Quick Settings, refer to the section Managing
notifications.
IMPORTANT:
• If your PadFone mini is unable to connect to a network, contact your mobile
network carrier for assistance.
• Refer to the PadFone mini User Guide for instructions on how to install a micro
SIM card.
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Connecting to Wi-Fi networks
To use Wi-Fi, enable the Wi-Fi feature in your PadFone mini and connect to a
wireless network. Some wireless networks are secured with a key or password and
requires additional steps to set up.
TIP: Turn OFF Wi-Fi when you’re not using it to conserve battery power.
To enable Wi-Fi and connect to a Wi-Fi network:
1. Do any of the following to go to the Settings screen:
to go to the All apps screen then tap Settings
.
•
Tap
•
Swipe your finger down from the top of the screen to go to ASUS Quick
Settings then tap
. You can also tap Wi-Fi
from ASUS Quick
Settings to directly enable/disable Wi-Fi.
2. Slide the Wi-Fi switch to ON in settings. When enabled, your PadFone mini
scans for available Wi-Fi networks.
3.Tap Wi-Fi to display a list of available Wi-Fi networks. Secured networks are
indicated with a lock icon.
4. Tap a network name to connect to it. If the network is secured or protected,
you are prompted to key in a Password.
NOTE: For more details about ASUS Quick Settings, refer to the section Managing
notifications.
IMPORTANT: Your PadFone mini automatically connects to a wireless network it was
able to connect to during a previous session.
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Using Bluetooth
Enabling or disabling Bluetooth
Bluetooth is a wireless standard for connecting to accessories, other smartphones
or mobile devices. To connect to another Bluetooth wireless device, you must pair
the PadFone mini with the other device.
TIP: Turn OFF Bluetooth in your PadFone mini when you’re not using it to conserve
battery power.
To enable or disable Bluetooth in your PadFone mini, you can do any of the
following:
• Tap
to go to the All apps screen then tap Settings
. Slide the
Bluetooth switch to ON / OFF.
• Swipe your finger down from the top of the screen to go to ASUS Quick
.
Settings, tap Bluetooth
Pairing your PadFone mini with a Bluetooth device
Before you can connect to a device, you must first pair your PadFone mini to that
device. Once paired, the devices stay paired unless you unpair them or turn off
Bluetooth.
To pair your PadFone mini to a device:
1.Tap
to go to the All apps screen then tap Settings
. Slide the
Bluetooth switch to ON.
2.Tap Bluetooth to display all available Bluetooth devices within range. If the
device you want to pair with is not on the list, ensure that its Bluetooth feature
is turned ON and set as Discoverable. Refer to the documentation of the other
device for more details.
3. If your PadFone mini has finished scanning before your Bluetooth device is
ready, tap Search for devices.
4. On the list of available devices, tap the Bluetooth device you want to pair with.
Follow the screen instructions to complete the pairing.
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Connecting your PadFone mini to a Bluetooth device
After you have paired your PadFone mini to a Bluetooth device, you can easily
reconnect to it again manually.
To reconnect with a previously paired Bluetooth device:
1.Tap
to go to the All apps screen then tap Settings
. Slide the
Bluetooth switch to ON.
2. In the list of PAIRED DEVICES, tap the name of the paired device.
Unpairing and configuring a Bluetooth device
To unpair or configure a Bluetooth device:
1. Tap
to go to the All apps screen then tap Settings
. Slide the
Bluetooth switch to ON.
2.Tap Bluetooth to display the Bluetooth settings.
3. Tap the Bluetooth Quick Settings icon beside the connected Bluetooth device
you want to unpair or configure.
4. From the Bluetooth Quick Settings screen, you can do any of the following:
• Tap Unpair to unpair the device.
• Tap Rename to rename the Bluetooth device.
to exit Bluetooth settings.
5.Tap
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Using your PadFone mini
Station
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Install your PadFone mini into your PadFone mini Station to extend battery life
and use it as a tablet.
IMPORTANT:
• Before you start, ensure that you have read all the safety information and operating
instructions in the PadFone mini User Guide to prevent injury or damage to your
device.
• Refer to your PadFone mini Station Quick Start Guide for instructions on
inserting your PadFone mini into the PadFone mini Station.
NOTES:
• The images used in this user guide are for reference only and may look different on
your PadFone mini Station.
• The Home Screen may update and change with the version of the Android OS.
Basics
Unlocking your device
To unlock your device, tap and drag the lock icon out of the circle to the open
locked icon.
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Home Screen
Tap to launch the What’s Next app
to manage your calendar, email and
weather events and reminders.
Notification bar
Open Google
voice search
Open Google text
search
Shortcuts
Shortcuts
Shortcuts
Return to Home
Screen
Return to the previous
screen
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Display recent apps
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Charging the PadFone mini using your PadFone
mini Station
Insert your PadFone mini into your PadFone mini Station to extend battery life
and use the device as a tablet.
NOTE: The PadFone mini Station has its own battery. When the PadFone mini is
inserted into the PadFone mini Station and plugged into a power source, both the
Station and PadFone mini begin to recharge.
PadFone Charging Policy
You can change how the PadFone mini Station charges the battery of the PadFone
mini 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
3. Tap a preferred mode for charging.
PadFone Charging Modes
Intelligent Mode
• When the PadFone mini’s battery is greater than 90%, the PadFone mini
Station will not charge the PadFone mini.
• In suspend mode, the PadFone mini Station will charge the PadFone mini
when the following conditions are met:
1. If the PadFone mini’s battery is less than 70%.
2. If the PadFone mini’s battery is less than 90% of the PadFone mini Station’s
current charge.
• When the PadFone mini is inserted into the PadFone mini Station and reaches
a charge lower than 15%, the Station will charge the PadFone mini until the
battery is at 20%.
IMPORTANT: The PadFone mini Station will stop charging the the PadFone mini’s
battery when it reaches 90% or the charge is higher than 110% of the Station’s
current charge.
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Phone Preferred Mode
• When the PadFone mini is inserted into the PadFone mini Station, the PadFone
mini will use the Station’s battery power.
Power Pack Mode
• The PadFone mini Station’s screen will switch off as it charges the battery
of the PadFone mini. Press and hold the power button of the Station for 2
seconds to resume tablet use.
• When the PadFone mini’s battery is lower than 70%, the Station will charge
the PadFone mini’s battery until it reaches 90%.
• When the PadFone mini is off, the Station will not charge the PadFone mini’s
battery.
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Taping and typing
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
PadFone mini device’s tapscreen.
To key in or type text, tap the part where you need to type and the onscreen
keyboard will pop up.
The following table describes more useful gestures.
Gesture
Description
Pinch
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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Using the onscreen keyboard
You can type text using the onscreen keyboard. In most apps, the onscreen
keyboard appears automatically when needed. In other apps, you can tap where
you need to type to open the onscreen keyboard.
Tap for back
space
Tap to turn caps lock ON, Fixed ON, or OFF.
When ON, the alphabet keys are shown in
capital letters
Tap to toggle between the numeric pad
with special characters and the QWERTY
keyboard
Tap to use Google’s speech-recognition
technology
While typing on the onscreen keyboard, the keyboard displays suggestions that
may match the text that you need. Tap a suggestion to add the text.
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Using Google voice typing
Google voice typing uses Google’s speech-recognition technology to convert
spoken words into text input. You must be connected to the Internet when using
this feature.
As you speak, the converted text is underlined and you can continue speaking to
add more text or stop and delete the current text.
To use Google voice typing:
1. Tap text field where you want to type text.
2. Depending on the app you’re using, you can do either of the following:
beside the text field, tap it.
•
If you see the microphone icon
•
If the onscreen keyboard is open, tap
.
3. When you see the microphone icon, speak clearly what you want to type.
When you pause, Google voice typing transcribes the text you spoke and
displays it on the text field.
TIPS:
• Say “period”, “comma”, “question mark”, or “exclamation point” to add these
punctuation marks to your text.
• Tap the Backspace key to delete any incorrect converted text.
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Using apps and widgets
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You can seamlessly use applications between your PadFone mini and PadFone
mini Station.
NOTES:
• The PadFone mini and PadFone mini Station are purchased separately.
• Some downloaded applications may work on your PadFone mini but may not work
properly on your PadFone mini Station, and vice versa.
Using apps on the PadFone mini
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.
Swipe the screen to display more apps.
Drag an app icon into the Home Screen.
See apps compatible with the PadFone mini Station.
Explore widgets.
Get more apps from the Play Store.
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Messaging
Tap
to compose and send a message.
Surfing the web
Tap
to launch the browser to surf the Internet.
Managing notifications
Notifications alert you about new messages, calendar events, media service
connections, PC sync information, alarms, and more. Enable the ASUS Quick
Settings app to manage notifications easily.
NOTES:
• If ASUS Quick Settings is not enabled, go to the All Apps screen, tap
then
select ASUS customized settings and enable Use ASUS Quick Setting.
• Depending on your sound settings, new notifications will be accompanied by a
sound and the notification icon will appear on the notification area.
To display a list of notifications using ASUS Quick Settings, swipe your finger down
from the top of the screen.
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Notification Panels
Notification panels for device activity, alerts or updates in apps and incoming
emails will be displayed in the ASUS Quick Settings panel.
Notification panels
TIP: Swipe a notification panel to the right or to the left to remove an item from the
list of notifications.
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ASUS Quick Settings
ASUS Quick Settings provides easy access to commonly used device settings and
features and a list of recent notifications.
To display or hide ASUS Quick Settings:
1. To display ASUS Quick Settings, swipe downwards from the top of the screen.
2. To hide ASUS Quick Settings, swipe upwards from the bottom of the Quick
Settings window.
Quick Settings
Adjustment Panel. Tap the
individual icons to turn
on/ off the function.
Display settings
Wi-Fi settings
Launch AudioWizard
Display Brightness slider
Clear notifications
Settings
Launch Miracast
Notification panel
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Quick Settings icon
Description
Tap to enable or disable Wi-Fi functionality.
Tap to enable or disable Mobile Data access.
Tap to enable or disable the Smart Saving feature.
Tap to enable or disable the Reading Mode feature,
which allows you to adjust the screen or text of your
chosen apps.
Tap to enable or disable the Instant Dictionary app.
Tap to enable or disable the Wi-Fi Hotspot function.
Tap to enable or disable Bluetooth.
Tap to enable or disable GPS function.
Tap to enable or disable sound, vibrate or mute mode.
Tap to enable or disable the auto-rotate screen feature.
Tap to enable or disable Airplane mode.
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Searching your PadFone mini or the Internet
Use the Google Search bar at the top of your Home Screen to help you find
anything that you need from your PadFone mini or from the web. To start
searching, you can do either of the following:
on the search bar then key in your search item. As you key in
• Tap
your search item, Google lists suggestions that may match your search. Tap a
suggestion to search for it immediately or tap the arrow beside it to add the
term into the search field.
• Tap
. When prompted to Speak now, say the words you want to search
for in Google.
Taking pictures
Using the camera app, taking pictures and videos with your PadFone mini is fun
and easy The PadFone mini has one 2.0 megapixel camera at the front and one 8.0
megapixel camera at the rear.
The front camera allows you take pictures and videos, while the rear camera
allows you to take high resolution pictures and videos. The rear camera also takes
pictures in Panorama mode, where you can pan across a subject to create a single
picture.
Tap
on the Home Screen, then tap
to start taking pictures or tap
to start recording video.
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ASUS Splendid
ASUS Splendid allows you to easily adjust the display settings.
Tap to display different views of
pictures and screens
Tap to switch between display
settings tabs
Enable/disable Vivid Mode
Move slider to adjust the color
temperature
Tap to revert to previous
settings
Tap to set to factory defaults
To use ASUS Splendid:
1.Tap
to go to the All apps screen then tap Splendid
.
2. Tap the Temperature or Enhancement tabs. Use the slider to adjust the
settings.
3.Tap Done to apply the changes.
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SuperNote
SuperNote is used for writing and painting on your PadFone mini. You can take
notes, send instant messages, draw sketches, create e-cards with audio recordings
or diaries with video, and a lot more.
To launch SuperNote, tap
on the Home Screen.
Selection
Change display view to
Notebooks, Bookmark,
Timestamp or All pages
Add new notebook
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Settings
Sort notebooks
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Using SuperNote
To create a new notebook:
1.Tap Add a new notebook.
2. Key in a name for the file and choose the notebook type to start writing on
the page.
The following screen describes the SuperNote screen features on your PadFone
mini.
New page
Return to list of
notebooks
Add pictures, text,
audio, date, stamp or
shape
Return
Space
Backspace
Settings
More options
Previous page
Page number
Next page
NOTE: For more details on using SuperNote on your PadFone mini, tap the Tutorial
Notebook.
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AudioWizard
AudioWizard allows you to customize the sound modes of your ASUS Fonepad for
a clearer audio output that fits the actual usage scenarios.
To launch Audio Wizard, tap
on the Home Screen then tap
.
AudioWizard
Preset modes
Tap to confirm mode selection
Using AudioWizard
To use AudioWizard:
1. In the AudioWizard window, tap the sound mode that you want to activate.
2.Tap OK to save the selected sound mode and exit the AudioWizard window.
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App Locker
App Locker is a security app that allows you to restrict and control access to
selected apps and files.
Using App Locker
To use App Locker:
1. On the Home Screen, tap
then tap
App Locker
.
2.Tap Start, set up your password then tap OK.
3.Tap OK to proceed to the App Locker screen.
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App Locker screen
Move the slider to the right to enable the
App Locker and activate the app list.
Tap to open App Locker
or File Protection
Tap this to configure the settings
of App Locker.
Tap the apps that you want to lock
or tap the locked app to unlock it.
NOTES:
• The apps that you locked appear as locked icons on the Home Screen.
• App Locker prompts you to key in your password every time you launch a locked
app.
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File Protection screen
Tool bar
File type tabs
Protected files list
Using File Protection
To use File Protection:
1.Tap File Protection then tap
to open File Manager app.
2. Tap to select the files that you want to protect, then tap
. The files that
you want to protect appear on the File Protection screen.
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Using apps on the PadFone mini Station
Managing Apps
App shortcut
You can create shortcuts for your favorite apps on your Home Screen.
1.Tap
to go to the All apps screen.
2. From the All apps screen, 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, App
info will appear at the top of the Home Screen page. Drag the app to App info to
display detailed information about the app.
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Removing App shortcuts from the Home Screen
You can remove app shortcuts from your Home Screen. The original app will
remain in your All apps screen. To remove an app from your Home Screen:
1. Tap and hold an app on your Home Screen until X Remove appears.
2. Drag the app to X Remove to remove it from the Home Screen.
NOTE: In portrait mode, tap and hold the app and then drag the app to X to remove
the app shortcut from the Home Screen.
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App Folder
To create folders to organize your applications and shortcuts on your Home
Screen:
1. On the Home Screen, tap and drag an app or shortcut onto another app until
a transparent square appears.
NOTES:
• The created folder is shown in a transparent square.
• You can add multiple apps in your folder.
2. Tap the folder and tap Unnamed Folder to rename the folder.
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Recent Apps
To switch quickly to a previously opened app:
1. Tap the Recent apps icon.
2. A list shows up to display all of your recently launched apps. Tap on the app
you want to launch.
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3. Tap and hold a recent app to display options. Select Remove from list or
display App info.
To remove an app from the Recent apps list:
• In landscape view, swipe an app upwards or downwards to remove an app
from the list.
• In portrait view, swipe an app to the left or right to remove an app from the
list.
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Task Manager
ASUS Task Manager displays a list of currently running utilities and applications
and their resource usage.
1.Tap
to go to the All apps screen.
2.Tap WIDGETS to display the widgets menu.
3. Tap and hold ASUS Task Manager to display ASUS Task Manager on the
Home Screen.
4. Tap and hold the widget to display the sizing brackets. Pull the sizing bracket
upward or downward to show the complete list of tasks.
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5.Tap
beside each running app to close the app. Tap Close All to close
running apps all at once.
Tap to close a running
application
File Manager
File Manager is used to navigate files and folders stored on the device.
To access the internal storage device:
1.Tap
to go to the All apps screen.
2. Go to the All Apps screen and tap File Manager.
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3. Internal storage is displayed on the left panel. Tap the source icon on the left
panel to display the content list, and tap to select an item.
4. Tap the Return folder icon to return to the root directory of My Storage.
To copy, cut, delete, or share files in File Manager:
• Tick the file or folder you wish to copy, cut, share, or delete and tap the action
icon found at the toolbar on the upper right corner of the File Manager screen.
• You can also tick the file and drag/drop it to your desired destination folder.
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Play Store
Access lots of fun games and tools in the Play Store using your Google account.
You can create a Google account directly from the Play Store app.
To access the Play Store:
1.Tap
to go to the All apps screen.
2. From the All apps screen, tap Play Store
.
3. You need a Google account to access Google Play. If you don’t have an existing
account, tap New.
4. Type your Google Email and Password to Sign in if you already have an
account.
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5. After signing in, you can start downloading and installing apps to your device
from the Play Store.
NOTES:
• You cannot restore an uninstalled application, but you can login with the same
Google account and download them again.
• There are both free and paid applications in Google Play Store .
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Settings
The Settings screen provides configuration options for your PadFone mini Station,
including Wireless & networks, Device, Personal, Accounts, and System
settings.
To access the Settings screen, do one of the following:
• From the All apps screen, tap Settings to display the settings menu.
• Swipe your finger down from the top of the screen to display ASUS Quick
Settings then tap the Settings icon.
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Music
Tap Play Music on the All apps screen to play your music files. This application
automatically collects and lists all the audio files stored in your PadFone mini.
Display all music or on
device only
Settings
Search
Library and
Playlists
Tap to view
music files by
genres, artists,
albums, and
songs
File
options
Supported audio and video formats for playback
Audio
AAC LC/LTP, HE-AACv1 (AAC+), HE-AACv2 (enhanced AAC+), AMRNB, AMR-WB, MP3, FLAC, MIDI, PCM/WAVE, Vorbis, WAV a-law/mulaw, WAV linear PCM
Video
H.263, H.264, MPEG-4, VP8
Supported audio and video formats for enconding
Audio
AAC LC/LTP, AMR-NB, AMR-WB
Video
H.263, H.264, MPEG-4
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Gallery
Tap Gallery on the All apps screen to browse for images or video files. This app
automatically collects and displays all the images and video files stored in your
PadFone mini.
From the Gallery app, you can display images in a slideshow or sort photos by
album, location, time, people or filename.
Gallery settings
Launch camera app
Swipe the arrow to the right to open photos and
videos by cloud storages
Swipe the arrow to the right to open photos and
videos by album, time, location, and people
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Sharing and deleting albums
To share or delete an album in Gallery:
1. Tap and hold an album in the Gallery until the toolbar appears.
2. Tap on an album or albums to select them.
3. Tap the Share or Delete icon.
Share
Delete
CAUTION! You cannot restore an album or photo deleted from the Gallery app.
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Sharing, deleting, and editing images
When viewing an image in an album, you can share, edit, delete and tag photos
using the toolbar and tap controls.
Launch Camera app
Additional image
options
Delete
Add to
Favorites
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Add tags
Edit image
Displays previously
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Camera
The camera app allows you to take pictures and record videos using your ASUS
Padfone mini.
To launch the Camera app, tap
on the Home Screen.
NOTE: The taken pictures and recorded videos can be viewed using the Gallery app.
Taking pictures
From the camera screen, tap
to take pictures.
Tap to select effects
Tap to configure camera
settings
Slide to zoom in/zoom out
Tap to select modes
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Tap to switch camera
Tap to capture pictures
Tap to preview recent
pictures/videos
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Recording videos
From the camera screen, tap
to start recording videos.
Slide to zoom in/zoom out
Tap to stop recording
Tap to preview recent
pictures/videos
While recording is in progress, you can also use the zooming slider to zoom in
or zoom out the video.
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Configuring the camera settings and effects
The Camera app lets you adjust the settings of your camera and apply effects
to your pictures or videos.
Configuring the camera settings
To configure the camera settings:
From the camera screen, tap
.
IMPORTANT! Apply the settings first before taking pictures or recording videos.
Tap to adjust the
camera settings
Tap to adjust the video
settings
Tap to adjust other
settings
Below are the settings of your ASUS Padfone mini’s camera that you can use to
take or record high-definition pictures and videos:
Tap this icon to adjust the white balance, ISO settings, exposure value,
camera resolution, shoot modes, and focus settings to take highdefinition pictures.
Tap this icon to adjust the white balance, exposure value, video
quality, and focus settings to record high-definition videos.
Tap this icon to enable screen guidelines, add location information
on your pictures and videos, configure other camera settings, and
restore default settings of your ASUS Padfone mini’s camera.
NOTE: You can only adjust the white balance function using the rear camera.
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Configuring the camera effects
To configure the camera effects:
From the camera screen, tap
then tap to select from the listed variety of
camera photography effects.
IMPORTANT! Select an effect first before taking pictures or recording videos.
Tap to select an effect
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Email
Email allows you to add several email accounts and conveniently browse and
manage your emails in one app.
To set up an email account:
1.Tap
to go to the All apps screen.
2.Tap Email
to launch the email app.
3. Select an email provider from the list.
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4. Key in your Email address and Password, then tap Next.
5. Email will connect with the email server and once authenticated will begin
setting up your inbox and folders.
To add email accounts:
to go to the All apps screen, tap Email
1.Tap
2.Tap
.
then login using your account.
Email
3.Tap
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> Settings, then tap
to add an e-mail account.
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Gmail
Gmail (Google mail) allows you to access your Gmail account, receive and
compose e-mails.
To set up a Gmail account:
1.Tap Gmail from the All apps
screen. Tap Existing and type your
existing Email and Password, then
tap Sign in.
NOTE: Tap New if you do not own a Google Account and would like to set up a new
account.
2. Once your username and password
has been verified, Gmail will begin
setting up your Inbox and folders.
TIP: If you have several e-mail accounts in addition to Gmail, use the Email app to set
up and access all your e-mail accounts on one app.
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Maps
Maps provides detailed directions and information about local establishments
and public transportation.
Tap the handle at the bottom-left corner to change settings and specify search
parameters.
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Using PadFone mini widgets
Adding widgets
Widgets are useful and fun applications that bring information and services
conveniently to your Home Screen. You can add Widgets from the Widgets tab in
the All Apps screen.
To view your available widgets, tap
Widgets tab at the top of screen.
on your Home Screen then tap the
From the main Widgets screen, you can:
• Drag a widget to another screen.
• Swipe left or right to move between screens and view more widgets.
To remove a widget:
• Tap and hold the widget until X Remove appears then without lifting your
finger, drag the widget into X Remove.
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Using PadFone mini Station widgets
Adding widgets
Use widgets to conveniently access useful and fun applications on your PadFone
mini Station’s Home Screen. Available widgets are listed on the Widgets tab in the
All Apps screen.
To view your available widgets, tap
Widgets.
to go to the All apps screen, then tap
From the main Widgets screen, you can:
• Drag a widget to a Home Screen.
• Tap and hold to drag a widget to another screen.
• Swipe left or right to move between screens and view more widgets.
IMPORTANT:
• You may be prompted to perform additional tasks (such as registration or
activation) before you can use a selected widget.
• The Home Screen can only display a limited number of widgets. If there is no more
space on the Home Screen, the widget will not be added.
To remove a widget:
Tap and hold the widget until X Remove appears then without lifting your
finger, drag the widget into X Remove.
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Battery
The Battery widget displays the battery status of the PadFone mini and PadFone
mini Station separately.
1.Tap
to go to the All apps screen.
2.Tap the Widgets tab.
3. Tap and hold the Battery widget to display the Battery widget on the Home
Screen.
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