Asus 1B32-4G Tablet User Manual

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Edition 1.2.
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All information in this guidebook is subject to change without notice..
The Nexus 7 tablet is certified by ASUS under the name ASUS Pad ME370T.
For online help and support, visit support.google.com/nexus.
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Table of contents
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Part One: Using Nexus 7
1. Get started2
Insert & activate a SIM card
2
Charge the battery 4
Turn on & sign in 4
Get around
5
Browse & organize your Home screens
7
Touch & type
9
Type text by speaking
10
Why use a Google Account? 11
What’s New in Android
12
2. Explore your tablet15
Swipe up for Google Now
15
Swipe down for notifications & settings
17
Relax with Google Play
19
Use & customize the lock screen
22
Try Face Unlock
24
Share content with Android Beam
24
Change the wallpaper
25
Take a screenshot
26
Connect to keyboards, mice, & other devices 26
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3. Use the keyboard29
Enter & edit text
29
Try Gesture Typing
31
Use keyboard dictionaries
32
4. Try some apps
33
Use All Apps
33
Start Gmail
34
Find People
35
Manage your Calendar
36
Open & use Clock
37
Manage downloads
38
5. Use Google Now & Search40
About Google Now
40
Use Google Now
43
Turn off Google Now
45
Control location access, reporting, & history
46
Search & Voice Actions basics
48
Search tips & tricks
50
Use Voice Actions
51
Voice Actions commands
52
Google Now Card list
54
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About Gmail Cards
62
About the Location History card
63
About the Stocks card
63
Search settings
64
Privacy & accounts
66
6.Accessibility67
Accessibility overview
67
Accessibility gestures for Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) 68
Set up your tablet
70
Use magnification gestures
71
Use TalkBack
72
Change TalkBack settings
73
Use Explore by Touch with TalkBack
74
Navigate the Home screen
75
Try Google Play 77
Use Gmail
80
Browse Chrome
82
Use the lock screen
84
Accessibility settings
84
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Part Two: Adjusting settings
7. Wireless & network settings
87
Connect to Wi-Fi networks 87
Connect to Bluetooth devices 91
Optimize data usage 93
Control airplane mode & other network settings
98
Connect to virtual private networks
99
8. Device settings101
Change sound settings 101
Set up Daydream
101
Transfer files through USB
103
Extend battery life 104
Manage memory usage
105
About tablet sharing
108
Add, modify, or delete users
109
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9. Security settings111
Security on Android
111
Manage security settings
111
Protect against harmful apps
112
Set screen lock 114
Encrypt your data 115
Work with certificates
117
10. Personal, account, & system settings120
Manage location access
120
Change backup & reset options 121
Add or remove accounts
123
Configure sync options
124
Appendix: Hardware reference127
What’s in the box
127
Nexus 7
128
Battery 129
Specs (Wi-Fi models)
131
Specs (32GB + mobile data)
132
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Part One
Using Nexus 7
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Get started
Insert & activate a SIM card
Applies only for Nexus 7 with mobile data.
To use your tablet with 3G networks, you must first insert & activate a SIM card. If no card is installed, the message “No SIM card”
appears on the tablet’s lock screen.
Only the Nexus 7 with mobile data can accept a SIM card. Wi-Fi
versions of the tablet can’t.
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When the tablet is face down, the SIM card tray is located on the
right side. The eject button is a small round opening on the left
side of the tray door.
To install a new SIM card:
1. Turn your tablet off and place it on a flat surface with the
screen facing down.
2. Locate the SIM card tray on the right side of your tablet, and
find the hole on the tray door.
3. Insert the tool that comes with the tablet (or a paperclip) into
the hole on the tray, and push firmly but gently until the tray
pops out.
4. Remove the tray and place the micro SIM card inside it, with
the angled corner to the left.
5. Carefully reposition the tray in the slot and push it gently back
into the tablet.
To activate a SIM card:
1. Turn off Wi-Fi after completing the set-up instructions. Once
Wi-Fi is off, you’ll see a notification at the top of your screen.
2. Swipe down the notification shade and touch the notification.
3. Follow the activation instructions provided by your carrier.
IMPORTANT: Some carriers may take a minute or more to
activate your SIM card. In particular, AT&T may take a long
time to activate, in some cases requiring that you restart
your tablet. Other carriers may require you to enter and
then exit airplane mode, or to use an SMS app from the Play
store to manage your data.
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The battery may not be fully charged at first. It’s a good idea to
fully charge it as soon as you can.
Connect the micro USB cable to Nexus 7 and to the charging unit,
and the charging unit to a power outlet:
a
IMPORTANT: Use the charging unit and micro USB cable
that come with your Nexus 7. Other charging units and USB
cables may charge more slowly or not at all.
Turn on & sign in
To turn on your Nexus 7, press the Power button on the right edge
near the top for a few seconds, then release it.
The first time you turn on the tablet, you’ll see a Welcome screen.
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• To choose a different language, touch the menu.
• To continue, touch the
Play icon and follow the instructions.
When prompted, sign in using the email address and password
for your Google Account. If you don’t have one yet, create one.
An email address that you use for any of the following counts as
a Google Account:
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Gmail
YouTube
Google Apps
AdWords
Any other Google product
When you sign in with a Google Account, all the email, contacts,
Calendar events, and other data associated with that account are
automatically synced with your tablet.
If you have multiple Google Accounts, you can add the others
later.
Get around
Every Home screen shows the Favorites tray: another quick way
to get to your books, magazines, apps, movies, and music:
Open folder of
popular apps
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At the bottom of every Nexus 7 screen, no matter what you’re doing, you’ll always find these three navigation buttons:
Back
Opens the previous screen you were working in, even
if it was in a different app. Once you back up to the
Home screen, you can’t go back any further in your
history.
Home
Opens Home. If you’re viewing a left or right Home
screen, opens the central Home screen. To open
Google Now, swipe up. Google Now gives just what
you need to know, right when you need it.
Recent apps
Opens a list of thumbnail images of apps you’ve
worked with recently. To open an app, touch it. To remove a thumbnail from the list, swipe it left or right.
If you don’t use these buttons often, they may shrink to dots or
fade away, depending on the current app. To bring them back,
touch their location.
Settings
On the All Apps screen available from the Favorites tray, notice the Settings icon. This brings you
to the Settings screens for your tablet, where you
can adjust things like network, sound, and account
settings, among many others.
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TIP: In Android 4.2 and later, you can use Quick Settings to
toggle Wi-Fi, change display brightness, and more. To open
Quick Settings, swipe down from the top right corner of any
screen.
At the top of the screen you’ll find Google Search, which lets you
search your tablet or the Internet. Touch Google to type your
Microphone icon to speak them; you can
search terms, or the
also say “Google” and your query to activate a voice search.
Browse & organize your Home screens
Browse Home screens
To move between Home screens, swipe left or right.
The My Library widget displays apps, music, movies, magazines,
books, and games you already have – including free content that
comes with your Nexus 7:
Touch any
title to
open it
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When you’re ready to shop for more, try the suggestions in one of
the Play Recommendations widgets:
Touch to
avoid future
suggestions
like this
Touch to
learn more
Touch to see a
different suggestion
To resize a widget, touch & hold, then let go and drag the blue
dots. To remove it, touch & hold, then drag it to the Remove icon
at the top of the screen.
Organize Home screens
To add an app or widget to a Home screen:
1. Go to the Home screen where you want to place the app or
widget.
2. Touch the
All Apps icon.
3. Swipe right, if necessary, to find the app or widget you want..
4. Touch & hold the app or widget until the Home screen appears,
slide it into place, and lift your finger.
To move an app or widget icon to a different location on a Home
screen:
1. Touch & hold the icon.
2. Slide your finger to the new position.
To move between Home screens, slide toward the edge of the
screen.
To bump another icon out of the way, slide slowly into it.
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3. Lift your finger.
The icon drops into its new position.
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To combine two icons in a folder, slide one quickly over the other.
To open a folder, touch it. To rename a folder, touch its name.
Touch & type
To select or activate something, touch it.
To type something, such as a name, password, or search terms,
just touch where you want to type. A keyboard pops up that lets
you type into the field.
Other common gestures include:
• Touch & hold. Touch & hold an item on the screen by touching
it and not lifting your finger until an action occurs.
• Drag. Touch & hold an item for a moment and then, without lifting your finger, move your finger on the screen until you reach
the target position. For example, you can move apps around
on the Home screen.
• Swipe or slide. Quickly move your finger across the surface of
the screen, without pausing when you first touch (so you don’t
drag something instead). For example, you can slide a Home
screen left or right to view the other Home screens.
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• Double-tap. Tap quickly twice on a webpage, map, or other
screen to zoom. For example, double-tap a picture in Chrome
to zoom in, and double-tap again to zoom out.
• Pinch. In some apps (such as Maps, Chrome, and Gallery), you
can zoom in and out by placing two fingers on the screen at
once and pinching them together (to zoom out) or spreading
them apart (to zoom in).
• Rotate the screen. The orientation of most screens rotates
with your device as you turn it. To lock or unlock the screen’s
vertical orientation, swipe down from the top right of any
screen and touch the Rotation icon in Quick Settings
To change your tablet’s notification sounds, volSettings > Device >
umes, and more, go to
Sound.
Settings
To change your tablet’s brightness, font size, and
Settings > Device > Display.
more, go to
Type text by speaking
You can speak to enter text in most places that you can enter text
with the onscreen keyboard.
1. Touch a text field, or a location in text you’ve already entered
in a text field.
2. Touch the
Microphone key on the onscreen keyboard.
3. When you see the microphone image, speak what you want
to type.
Say “comma,” “period,” “question mark,” “exclamation mark,” or
“exclamation point” to enter punctuation.
When you pause, what you spoke is transcribed by the speechrecognition service and entered in the text field, underlined.
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You can touch the Delete key to erase the underlined text. If you
start typing or entering more text by speaking, the underline
disappears.
To improve processing of your voice input, Google may record a
few seconds of ambient background noise in temporary memory
at any time. This recording remains on the device only fleetingly
and is not sent to Google.
To change your tablet’s speech settings, go to Settings > Personal > Language & input.
Settings
Why use a Google Account?
A Google Account lets you organize and access your personal information from any computer or mobile device:
• Use Google Play. Google Play brings together all your favorite
content in one place: movies, TV shows, books, music, magazines, apps, and more. When you sign in with your Google Account, you can reach any of this content from any of your devices – as long as you have a network connection. You can
also shop for more in the Google Play store.
• Synchronize and back up everything. Whether you draft an
email, add an event to your calendar, or add a friend’s address,
your work gets backed up continuously by Google and synchronized with any computer where you use the same Google
Account.
• Access from anywhere. Check your latest calendar, email, text
messages, or social stream, no matter what computer or mobile device you’re using.
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• Keep your stuff secure and available. Google works round the
clock to protect your personal data from unauthorized access
and to ensure that you get it when you need it, wherever you
need it.
• Simplify shopping. You can connect your Google account with
Google Wallet, which makes it easy to purchase music, books,
apps, and more on Google Play and other online stores.
• Use other Google services. Your Google Account also lets you
take full advantage of other Google apps and services that
you may want to use, such as Gmail, Google Maps, Navigation,
Google Play, YouTube, Google Talk, Messaging, and more.
What’s New in Android
Whether you’re new to Android or an avid user, check out some of
the new features in Android 4.1 and 4.2 (Jelly Bean). For a comprehensive list of all changes since Android 4.0, see Android 4.1, Jelly
Bean and Android 4.2: A new flavor of Jelly Bean.
• Gesture Typing (Android 4.2)
Instead of typing each letter, use Gesture Typing to input a
word without lifting your finger. You don’t need to worry about
spaces because they’re added automatically for you.
Glide your finger over the letters you want to type, and lift it
after each word.
• Google Play widgets
New widgets on your Home screens display recently used
apps, music, movies, books, or games you already have – including preloaded content that comes with your device. Other
widgets offer suggestions for browsing Google Play.
Touch a widget to access its content on Google Play. Touch &
hold a widget to resize it or remove it.
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• Quick Settings (Android 4.2)
Use Quick Settings to easily access Wi-Fi settings, manage
display brightness, open the main Settings menu, and more.
Swipe down from the top right corner of any screen to open
Quick Settings, then touch one of the boxes to open a specific
setting.
• Expandable notifications
Expandable notifications were introduced in Android 4.1, including the option to perform actions from the notification itself. In Android 4.2, you can expand notifications more easily
with a swipe of your finger.
Swipe down the notification shade from the top of the screen,
then glide your finger down the notifications to expand them.
Touch an icon inside a notification to handle a task directly.
• Rearrange Home screens
Slide an icon slowly to move other icons or widgets gently
aside.
Touch & hold an icon and slide slowly to the location of your
choice. Slide an icon quickly over another to create a folder.
• Screen magnification (Android 4.2)
Users with visual impairments can enter full-screen magnification by triple-tapping the screen.
Go to Settings > System > Accessibility > Magnification gestures to turn on screen magnification.
• Google Now
Google Now shows you information at just the right time, such
as today’s weather before you start your day, how much traffic to expect before you leave for work, and even your favorite
team’s score while they’re playing.
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Swipe up from the bottom center of any screen, or touch the
Google Search bar on any Home screen.
• Say “Google” to search
When the Google Now screen is open, you can say “Google” to
activate a voice search.
Open Google Now, then say “Google” and your query to search.
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Explore your tablet
Swipe up for Google Now
Google Now is about getting you just the right information, at just
the right time.
It tells you today’s weather before you start your day, how much
traffic to expect before you leave for work, and even your favorite
team’s score while they’re playing.
All of this happens automatically. Google Now intelligently brings
you the information you want to see, when you want to see it. No
digging required.
For example, here’s a Google Now card that appears when you’re
about to start your commute home:
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Give it a try! Swipe your finger up from the bottom of any screen,
or touch the Google Search bar at the top of the screen.
When you want to see more cards, touch Show more cards at the
bottom of the screen. When you don’t need them any more, swipe
them out of the way.
You’re in control
When you decide to use Google Now, you’re turning on location
reporting and location history. Google Now also uses location
information provided by Google’s location service and GPS, if
those are currently turned on.
Google Now also uses data that you may have stored in other
Google products. For example, if you have searches stored in
your Web History, Google Now can show cards based on sports
scores, flight status, and so on.
Similarly, Google Now can use data that you may have stored
in third-party products that you allow Google to access. For
example, your tablet’s synced calendar may include entries from
non-Google calendar products. If you have such an entry for a
dentist appointment that includes the dentist’s address, Google
Now can check traffic and suggest when to leave.
You’re in control. You can choose exactly which cards you’d like
to see, adjust the details of what they display, and adjust your
privacy settings.
For more information about Google Now and your location
information, see “Chapter 5, Use Google Now & Search.”
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Swipe down for notifications & settings
Notifications alert you to the arrival of new messages, calendar
events, and alarms, as well as ongoing events, such as video
downloads.
When a notification arrives, its icon appears at the top of the
screen. Icons for pending notifications appear on the left, and
system icons showing things like Wi-Fi signal or battery strength
on the right:
Pending
notifications
Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, &
battery status
To open the notification shade, swipe down from the top left corner of any screen.
Certain notifications can be expanded to show more information,
such as email previews or calendar events. The one at the top is
always expanded when possible.
To open the related app, touch the notification icon on the left.
Some notifications also allow you to take specific actions by
touching icons within the notification. For example, Calendar notifications allow you to Snooze (remind you later) or send email
to other guests.
When you’re finished with a notification, just swipe it away. To dismiss all notifications, touch the Dismiss icon at the top right of
the notification shade.
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You can perform these actions from the notification shade:
Dismiss all
Touch to
respond
to other
guests
Swipe down
using one
finger to
expand
certain
notifications
NOTE: The notification tray differs slightly in Android 4.1.2
and earlier versions.
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Quick Settings
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Available for Android 4.2 and later.
Use Quick Settings to easily toggle Wi-Fi, manage display brightness, open the main Settings menu, and more. To open Quick Settings, swipe down from the top right corner of any screen:
Touch to open
all settings
Touch a square
to open the
specific setting
Relax with Google Play
Google Play brings together all your favorite content in one place
– movies, TV shows, books, music, magazines, apps, and more –
so you can reach it from any of your devices.
Use Google Play widgets
These widgets are available on your Home screens:
• My Library. Displays your most recently used music, books,
and so on. Touch any of the images to see your content – plus
free gifts from Google.
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• Recommended on Play. Suggests music, movies, and other
content that may interest you. Touch the suggestion to learn
more about it.
• Recommended apps. Recommends apps that you can add to
your Home screen. Touch the recommendation to learn more
about it.
All Google Play recommendation widgets work the same way:
Touch to
avoid future
suggestions
like this
Touch to learn more
Touch to see a
different suggestion
To resize a widget, touch & hold, then let go and drag the blue
dots. To remove it, touch & hold, then drag it to the Remove icon
at the top of the screen.
All Apps icon, then
To add another Play widget, touch the
Widgets, and swipe from right to left until you see the one you
want. Then touch & hold, and let go in the Home screen location
you want.
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Shop on Google Play
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To open the Google Play Store app, touch the Play
Store icon in your Favorites tray on every Home
screen.
Play Store
Most things you purchase on Google Play are available from your computer as well as from any of your
Android mobile devices. (Android apps are one exception – they run only on Android devices.)
Sign in to play.google.com to get your entertainment from
anywhere.
Find your content
If you purchased on Google Play in the past, you’ll automatically
have access to this content on your Nexus 7 — just make sure
you’re signed in using the same account that you used to purchase it.
You can get to your content using any of the Google Play icons
in your Favorites tray, including Books, Magazines, Movies, and
Music.
Play Store icon to open Google Play. In the top
Or, touch the
right corner, to the left of the Menu and Search icons, you’ll find
a My Library icon corresponding to the section of Google Play
you’re currently viewing. For example, while browsing the Movies
& TV section, you’ll see the Google Play Movies app icon, which
will take you to My Movies & TV:
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Touch icon in this location to
see your content of that type
You can quickly access your content this way, from the Google
Play Store app, even if you originally purchased it on Google Play
using a different phone or tablet. If you get a new device, all your
media will automatically be waiting for you here when you turn
on and sign in.
Google Play settings
To adjust your Google Play settings, switch accounts, or get help,
Menu in the top right
choose the option you want from the
corner.
The Google Play Settings screen lets you control when you’re notified about updates to apps and games, clear your search history,
and enable user controls. To filter Android apps based on maturity level or require a PIN before completing any purchase, touch
Content filtering or Set or change PIN.
Google Play support
For more detailed information about Google Play, including phone
and email support options, visit support.google.com/googleplay.
Use & customize the lock screen
Available for Android 4.2 and higher.
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tween them. Lock screen widgets let you scan recent Gmail messages, Calendar entries, and other app content without unlocking
your screen.
To set or change the type of lock, see Set screen lock.
Add a widget to the lock screen
1. In portrait mode, swipe right across the upper part of the
Plus icon. In landscape mode,
screen until you see the
swipe right from the left side of your screen
2. Touch the
Plus icon. If prompted, enter your PIN, pattern,
or password.
A set of the available widgets appears. Apps that support lock
screen widgets can add their own widgets to this set.
3. Touch the widget you want to add.
You can add up to five widgets to your lock screen. To move between them, swipe across the top of the screen in portrait mode,
or across the left side of the screen in landscape mode.
Reorder lock screen widgets
1. Touch & hold a widget.
2. Drag the widget and release it in the location of your choice.
Remove a lock screen widget
Touch & hold the widget, then drag it onto the Remove icon.
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Try Face Unlock
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You can set an automatic screen lock for your tablet. After you set
a lock, the screen locks when the display goes to sleep or when
you press the Power button.
You can set locks of different strengths using lock settings:
1. Go to
Settings > Personal > Security > Screen lock.
2. Touch the type of lock you’d like to use.
Face Unlock is one of the options available. After you’ve set it up,
you can unlock your tablet simply by looking at it. Although Face
Unlock is not very secure, it can be convenient and fun to use.
TIP: After you set up Face Unlock, look under Settings >
Personal > Security for two additional settings: Improve
face matching and Liveness check. Use these to make Face
Unlock more reliable and secure.
Share content with Android Beam
You can beam a web page, a video, or other content from your
screen to another device by bringing the devices together (typically back to back).
Before you begin: Make sure both devices are unlocked, support
Near Field Communication (NFC), and have both NFC and Android
Beam turned on.
1. Open a screen that contains something you’d like to share,
such as a webpage, YouTube video, or place page in Maps.
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2. Move the back of your tablet toward the back of the other
device.
When the devices connect, you hear a sound, the image on
your screen reduces in size, and you see the message Touch
to beam.
3. Touch your screen anywhere.
Your friend’s device displays the transferred content. Or, if the
necessary app isn’t installed, Google Play opens to a screen
where your friend can download the app.
TIP: When you touch another device to the back of your
Nexus 7, make sure it’s near the “u” in “nexus” to successfully beam content.
To turn on NFC, go to Settings > Wireless & networks > More > NFC.
Settings
To turn on Android Beam, go to Settings > Wireless
& networks > More > Android Beam.
Change the wallpaper
To change the wallpaper that’s displayed on your Home screens:
1. Touch & hold anywhere on a Home screen that’s not occupied.
A list of options appears.
2. Touch a wallpaper source:
Gallery. Choose from pictures that you’ve synced with your
tablet.
Live Wallpapers. Choose from a scrolling list of animated
wallpapers.
Wallpapers. Choose from thumbnails of default images, or
touch a thumbnail for a larger version.
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You can download additional wallpapers on Google Play.
3. To set a wallpaper, touch Set wallpaper or, for Gallery images,
determine the cropping and touch Crop.
To change your tablet’s wallpaper, go to Settings >
Device > Display > Wallpaper.
Settings
Take a screenshot
You can easily take a screenshot on your tablet that you can save
in your Gallery or share with others:
1. Make sure the image you want to capture is displayed on the
screen.
2. Press the Power and Volume down buttons simultaneously.
The screenshot is automatically saved in your Gallery.
TIP: To easily share your screenshot via Gmail, Google+,
and more, swipe down the notification shade and touch the
Share icon next to the preview of your screenshot.
Connect to keyboards, mice, & other devices
You can connect a keyboard, mouse, or even a joystick or other
input device to your tablet via USB or Bluetooth and use it just as
you would with a PC.
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You may need an adapter to connect the keyboard or other device
to your tablet’s USB port. To connect more than one USB device
at a time, use a powered USB hub to reduce the drain on your tablet’s battery.
IMPORTANT: Using external devices such as keyboards via
USB will cause a significant additional drain on your battery, as will continuous use of a mouse via Bluetooth.
You pair and connect Bluetooth input devices to your tablet in the
same way as any other Bluetooth device.
Keyboards
In addition to entering text, you can use your keyboard to navigate
your tablet’s features:
• Use the arrow keys to select items on screen.
• Pressing Return when an item is selected is equivalent to
touching that item.
• Pressing Escape is equivalent to touching Back.
• Press Tab or Shift-Tab to move from field to field in a form or
other screen with multiple text fields.
Mice
When you connect a mouse to your tablet and move the mouse,
an arrow-shaped cursor appears, just as on a computer:
• Use the mouse to move the cursor.
• Clicking, pressing, and dragging with the mouse button is
equivalent to touching, touching & holding, and dragging with
your finger.
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• Only one mouse button is supported.
• If your mouse has a trackball or scroll wheel, you can use it to
scroll both vertically and horizontally.
Other input devices
You can connect joysticks, gamepads, and other input devices
to your tablet. If they work without special drivers or adapters on
your PC, they will likely work with your tablet. However, games
and other apps must be designed to support any special features
of an input device, such as dedicated buttons or other controls, to
take full advantage of them.
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Use the keyboard
Enter & edit text
You can enter text using the onscreen keyboard. Some apps open
it automatically. In others, you open it by touching where you
want to type.
Touch a
suggestion
to type it
Touch & hold
to type this
character
Touch & hold
to see input
and keyboard
settings
Touch &
hold to
choose a
smiley face
To make the keyboard go away, touch the modified
ton below it.
Back but-
Basic editing
• Move the insertion point. Touch where you want to type.
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•
•
•
•
•
The cursor blinks in the new position, and a blue tab appears
below it. Drag the tab to move the cursor.
Select text. Touch & hold or double-tap within the text.
The nearest word highlights, with a tab at each end of the selection. Drag the tabs to change the selection.
The tab disappears after a few moments. To make it reappear,
touch the text again.
Delete text. Touch
to delete selected text or the characters before the cursor.
Type capital letters. Touch the Shift key once to switch to capital letters for one letter.
Shift key while you type. When you release
Or touch & hold
the key, the lowercase letters reappear.
Turn caps lock on. Double-tap or touch & hold
Shift key, so it
changes to . Touch
Shift key again to return to lowercase.
Cut, copy, paste. Select the text you want to manipulate. Then
Cut,
Copy or
Paste button:
touch
Use next-word suggestions
1. Touch the location where you want to input text.
2. Start typing out a word. When the word you want is displayed
in a list above the keyboard, touch it.
3. Continue to touch one of the three options as your tablet pre-
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dicts words you may want. If you don’t want any of the options,
type the next word without using the space bar.
Your tablet will continue to suggest words as you type.
To change your tablet’s keyboard and input methods, go to Settings > Personal > Language & input.
Settings
To turn next-word suggestions on or off, go to Settings > Personal > Language & input > Keyboard &
input methods > Android keyboard. Touch the Settings icon, then check the box next to Next-word
suggestions.
Try Gesture Typing
Available only for Android 4.2 and higher.
To input a word using Gesture Typing:
1. Touch the location where you want to type to open the
keyboard.
2. Slide your finger slowly across the letters of the word you want
to input.
3. Release your finger when the word you want is displayed in the
floating preview or in the middle of the suggestion strip. To
select one of the other words in the suggestion strip, touch it.
If the word you want isn’t shown while using Gesture Typing, you
can type it out manually.
Use Gesture Typing without the space bar
When you use Gesture Typing, there’s no need to use the space
bar — just continue to slide over the words you want.
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Settings
To change Gesture Typing settings, go to go to Settings > Language & input > Keyboard & input methods > Android keyboard. Then touch Settings and
look under Gesture Typing.
Use keyboard dictionaries
To manage keyboard dictionaries, go to Settings > Personal >
Language & input.
Personal dictionary
You can add your own words to your personal dictionary so that
your tablet remembers them. Touch the Add icon to add a word
or phrase, as well as a shortcut to easily use that word or phrase.
Add-on dictionaries
1. Touch the Settings icon next to Android keyboard.
2. Touch Add-on dictionaries.
You’ll see dictionaries for other languages that you can download to your device.
3. Touch the dictionary you want, then touch Install.
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Try some apps
Use All Apps
To see all your apps, touch
any Home screen.
All Apps in the Favorites tray on
This is where you can see all your apps, including those downloaded on Google Play. You can move app icons to any of your
Home screens.
From All Apps, you can:
• Move between screens. Swipe left or right.
• Open an app. Touch its icon.
• Place an app icon on a Home screen. Touch & hold the app
icon, slide your finger, and lift your finger to drop the icon in
place.
• Browse widgets. Touch the Widgets tab at the top of any All
Apps screen.
• Get more apps. Touch the Play Store icon in the list of app
icons, or the Shop icon at the upper right.
To remove an app icon from the Home screen, touch & hold it,
slide your finger toward the top of the screen, and drop the app
Remove icon .
over the
To view info about an app from an All App screen, touch & hold it,
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slide your finger toward the top of the screen, and drop the app
App Info icon .
over the
Most apps include a
Menu icon near the top or bottom of the
screen that lets you control the app’s settings.
Start Gmail
Use the Gmail app to read and write email from
any mobile device or browser. To open it, touch the
Gmail icon on a Home or All Apps screen.
Gmail
But Gmail isn’t just about email. You can use your
Gmail account to sign in to all Google apps and services, including these and many more:
• Google Now, for getting just the right information at just the
right time
• Calendar
• People, for keeping track of your contacts
• Google Drive, for working with documents, spreadsheets, or
drawings
While you’re reading a message:
• Touch the icons and menu along the top of the screen to archive, throw away, label, or perform other actions on that
message.
• Swipe left or right to read the previous or next conversation.
To organize your email, check the box beside a message to select
it. Then use the icons and menu along the top of the screen to
manage the selected messages.
To change your settings, add an account, or get help, touch the
Menu icon.
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No matter where you are within Gmail, you can always get back to
Gmail icon at the top of the screen.
the Inbox by touching the
Find People
The People app gives you quick access to everyone
you want to reach. To open it, touch the People icon
on a Home or All Apps screen.
People
When you first turn on your tablet and sign into a
Google Account, any existing contacts from that account are synced with your People app. After that,
all your contacts stay in sync automatically on your
tablet, another device, or a Web browser.
If you use Exchange, you can also sync that contact information
with People.
All your People information is available from Gmail, Google Talk,
and other apps. As you add contacts from different sources,
they’re synced automatically across all the places you need them.
When you open the People app, you can:
• View all contacts, favorites, or groups. Choose from the top
left of the screen.
• Read details. Touch a name to see details for a contact or
group.
• View recent activity. When viewing a contact, swipe to the
right to see recent updates.
• Edit details. While viewing a contact, touch icons at the top of
Menu icon to search contacts, add a conthe screen or the
tact, edit or share contact details, delete a contact, and so on.
You can also touch the star beside the contact’s name to add
that contact to your Favorites list.
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• Change your settings. While viewing the main list screen,
Menu icon to import or export contacts, choose
touch the
display options for the Groups and All tabs, and add or edit
accounts.
No matter where you are within People, you can always get back
People icon at the top of the
to the main lists by touching the
screen.
Manage your Calendar
Use the Calendar app to view and edit your schedule. To open it, touch the Calendar icon on a Home
or All Apps screen.
Calendar
When you first set up your tablet, you configured it
to use an existing Google Account (such as Gmail),
or you created a new one. The first time you open
the Calendar app on your tablet, it displays any existing calendar events from that Google Account on
the web.
As you edit events from any mobile device or web browser, they’re
synced automatically across all the places you need them.
To change the Calendar view, choose Day, Week, Month, or Agenda from the top of the screen.
From any of these views, you can:
• Read or edit event details. Touch an event to view its details.
• Manage events and calendars. Touch icons across the top of
Menu to search or create events, return to tothe screen or
day, or adjust settings.
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To email everyone who’s invited to an event, you have two options:
• Open the event from the Calendar app at any time and touch
Email guests.
• When a notification of the event arrives just before the meeting starts, swipe down the notification shade. Then swipe
using one finger to expand the notification if necessary, and
touch Email guests.
Open & use Clock
To open the Clock, touch the Clock icon from a Home or All Apps
screen.
Set an alarm
1. Touch the Alarm Clock icon in the lower left corner of the
screen.
2. Touch the Add icon to add a new alarm.
3. Select the time you want, then touch OK.
Any existing alarms will show in the main Clock screen. To turn
one On or Off, slide the switch.
You can also add a label to an alarm and change the ringtone. To
change these options for a single alarm, touch the arrow underneath the On/Off switch.
Set a timer
1. Touch the Timer icon in the top left corner of the screen.
2. Enter the time you want, then touch Start.
When the timer is going, you can add an additional minute, pause
the timer, or delete the current timer.
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The timer beeps when the time is up. It keeps beeping until you
touch Stop.
Use the stopwatch
1. Touch the Stopwatch icon in the top right corner of the screen.
2. Touch Start to start the stopwatch.
If you want to pause the stopwatch, touch Stop. You can also add
laps while the stopwatch is running by touching the icon to the
left of the stopwatch.
To share your results, touch the Share icon to share via Google+,
Gmail, and more.
View your Clock
To view the current date and time, touch the Clock icon at the top
center of the screen.
Manage downloads
Downloads
To manage most downloads, touch the Downloads
icon on the All Apps screen. Movies and some other content that you download don’t show up in the
Downloads app.
Google Play streams your purchases and rentals
from Google servers while you’re playing them.
They don’t occupy permanent storage space. However, you can pin (download) books, movies, and
other content in order to access it offline.
In addition to downloading content from Google Play, you can
download files from Gmail or other sources. Use the Downloads
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app to view, reopen, or delete what you download in this way.
From the Downloads app:
• Touch an item to open it.
• Touch headings for earlier downloads to view them.
• Check items you want to share. Then touch the
Share
icon and choose a sharing method from the list.
• Check items you want to delete. Then touch the
Trash icon.
• At the bottom of the screen, touch Sort by size or Sort by date
to switch back and forth.
When your tablet is connected to a computer, look in the Download directory to view files available in the Downloads app. You
can view and copy files from this directory.
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Use Google Now
& Search
About Google Now
Google Now gives you just the right information at just the right
time. Swipe up from the bottom of your tablet to get commute
traffic before work, popular nearby places, your favorite team’s
current score, and more.
You can turn Google Now on or off at any time. Swipe up the same
Menu > Settings > Google Now. If the keyboard’s
way and touch
Back button to lower it.
covering the menu, touch the modified
After you decide to start using Google Now, you don’t need to do
anything else. If you like, you can fine-tune some settings, but
Google Now doesn’t need any elaborate setup. The information
you need is always at your fingertips.
To know when to display what information, Google Now uses contextual data from your tablet and from other Google products,
plus data from third-party products that you allow Google Now
to access.
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your commute is like when you wake up in the morning. It also
uses information from Google services such as your Web History
for sports or flight updates, or from your synced calendar entries
for appointment reminders.
About Google Now cards
A Google Now card is a short snippet of useful information that
slides into view right when you’re most likely to need it. For example, here’s a traffic card:
To see some sample cards from the main Google Now screen,
Menu > Sample cards. When you’re finished and want
touch
to get back to the main Google Now screen, touch Hide sample
cards.
In addition to the cards shown in the list of samples, you may also
see a Public Alerts card.
Public Alerts provide emergency information from sources such
as the National Weather Service and the U.S. Geological Survey.
Coverage is currently provided by a limited number of key partners, only in the United States (excepting U.S. Geological Survey
earthquake alerts). Google can’t guarantee that you’ll see every
relevant alert. However, Google Now attempts to show you what’s
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important when you need it, in the hope that such alerts are a useful additional source of information. To learn more, visit support.
google.com/publicalerts.
About location access, reporting, & history
Location access settings determine whether your tablet can use
your current location. When location access is turned on, apps
can use it to give you more relevant information, such as nearby
restaurants or commute traffic.
To turn off location access for all apps, go to Settings > Personal
> Location access. If you prefer, you can turn off location access
by Google apps while still permitting its use by non-Google apps
– just go to Settings > Accounts > Google > Location settings.
Location reporting refers your tablet’s ability to report your current location for the purpose of recording your location history.
Location history refers to your tablet’s ability to store your past
locations, including home and work.
When you decide to use Google Now, you’ll start reporting your
location and turn on your location history. Google won’t share
this information with other users or marketers without your
permission.
If you opted in to location history in the past, Google Now uses
your previously recorded locations as well as ongoing details
when making suggestions. Turning off location history pauses
the collection of location information, but doesn’t delete your
history. To manage or delete your location details, visit http://
google.com/locationhistory.
Along with location history, Google Now uses Google’s location
service and GPS. To manage these settings from the Google Now
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Menu > Settings > Privacy and accounts > Loca-
For more details, see “Control location access, reporting, &
history.”
About Web History & other data
Google Now uses data from multiple sources to help predict what
you need. For example, if you have a synced calendar entry for a
dentist appointment, Google Now can check traffic and suggest
when to leave. And if you have relevant searches saved in your
Web History, such as for your favorite sports team or for upcoming flights, Google Now can also show cards for sports scores,
flight status, and more.
To manage your Web History, visit google.com/history. You can
delete or pause your Web History and still use Google Now, but
certain kinds of information, such as flight details, won’t show up.
Use Google Now
To view the Google Now cards that are waiting for you at any particular time, swipe up from the bottom of your tablet, or touch
Google on any Home screen.
Google Now displays cards when they’re most likely to be useful
and relevant based on the current time and your current location.
To expand that search and get additional ones, touch Show more
cards at the bottom of the main Google Now screen.
When you’re finished with a card, just swipe it away to dismiss it
from the Google Now screen. Don’t worry – it appears again when
a new update is available.
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Edit card settings
To change the settings for an individual Google Now card:
• Touch
Menu > Settings on the card.
OR
• From the lower right corner of the Google Now screen, touch
Menu > Settings > Google Now.
The Google Now settings screen appears, where you can turn a
specific card On or Off or adjust its settings. After you turn off a
card, it won’t appear when you open Google Now.
Dismiss cards
To dismiss a card from the Google Now screen, swipe it away. The
card will return the next time it’s relevant, which may be hours or
days from now.
Adjust notifications
When a card has a new update, you’ll receive a notification at the
top of your screen. You can pull down the notifications shade to
open the card or dismiss the notification.
Most notifications for Google Now cards can be turned off or set
to low or standard priority. Low priority notifications appear at the
bottom of the notifications shade without any additional signal.
Standard notifications appear like the others, in chronological order, and you can set vibration and a ringtone to accompany them.
To set notifications to low or standard priority for an individual
card that supports both options:
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Menu > Settings when the card appears.
OR
• From the lower right corner of the Google Now screen, touch
Menu > Settings > Google Now, and adjust the settings under Notifications.
To change ringtone and vibrate options for all standard notificaMenu > Settions, start from the Google Now screen, touch
tings > Google Now, and adjust the settings under Standard
Notifications.
Turn off Google Now
Turning off Google Now stops the display of cards and returns
Google Now settings to their defaults.
1. Open the Google Now screen.
Touch Google on a Home screen, or swipe up from the bottom
of your tablet while viewing any screen.
2. Touch
Menu > Settings > Google Now, then slide the switch
at the top right to Off.
3. In the Turn off Now cards dialog, decide whether you also want
to turn off location history. If you do, check Also turn off Location history.
Turning off location history may affect the way other Google
products work.
4. Touch Turn off.
Turning off Google Now and location history doesn’t delete existing history or turn off location reporting. For more information, see the next section, “Control location access, reporting &
history.”
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Control location access, reporting, & history
This section describes how to set your home and work addresses
and manage other location-related features used by Google Now.
Define home & work
As you use Google Now, you may be asked to confirm your home
or work address to get commute traffic information, travel help,
and more. You can change these addresses in several other ways:
• When a Traffic card appears for home or work, touch
Menu
> Edit.
• On the main Google Now screen, go to Menu > Settings >
Google Now > Traffic, then edit Home or Work under Locations.
• Open the Latitude app, find your own location, touch your
name on the map, and then Location history > Change home
location / Change work location.
• Visit maps.google.com from a browser and open My Places.
• Visit https://www.google.com/latitude/b/0/history/dashboard
from a browser, click Change next to Time at Work or Time at
Home, edit the address, and click Save.
You can turn off and delete your location history and still use
Google Now, but certain kinds of information, such as commute
traffic, may be limited or won’t show up at all.
Turn off location reporting & history
To turn off both location reporting and location history for your
tablet:
1. Go to
Settings > Google > Maps & Latitude.
This brings you to the Location settings screen for Google
Maps.
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2. To turn off location reporting, touch Location reporting > Do
not update your location.
3. To turn off location history, uncheck Enable location history.
Delete location history details
Even if you turn off both location reporting and location history,
your previously recorded history is still available to Google services such as Google Now.
To delete location history details, follow these steps from a desktop computer:
1. Open a web browser and make sure you’re signed in with the
account whose location history you want to manage.
2. Visit http://google.com/locationhistory.
A page appears that allows you to view your location history
for any date.
3. To delete all your recorded location history, click Delete all
history.
Alternatively, from this screen you can delete a portion of
your location history starting from a date you choose in the
calendar.
4. Click OK.
Turn off location access for your tablet
Even when location reporting and location history are turned off,
Google can periodically report data for use by various apps from
sources such as Wi-Fi, mobile networks, and GPS to determine
your precise location at any given time.
To turn off access to precise location information for your tabSettings > Personal > Location access and slide the
let, go to
switch to Off.
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IMPORTANT: Turning off location access for your tablet
also turns it off for Google Now, other Google apps, and
third-party apps. That means that no apps can receive your
precise location information and many useful features will
be disabled.
To keep location access on, you must keep GPS satellites, Wi-Fi &
mobile network location, or both settings checked.
If you prefer, you can turn off location access by Google apps
while still permitting its use by non-Google apps – just go to Settings > Accounts > Google > Location settings.
For more information about location access settings, see “Control location access, reporting, & history.”
Search & Voice Actions basics
To use Google Search, touch Google on any Home screen or swipe
up from the bottom of your tablet.
You can use Voice Actions with Google Search to get directions,
send messages, and perform a number of other common tasks.
Voice Search & Voice Actions
You can initiate a Voice Search or Voice Action in several ways:
• Touch the
Microphone icon in the Google Chrome omnibox.
• Touch the
Microphone icon on the Home screen or Google
Now screen and speak.
• Touch Google on the Home screen and say “Google”.
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• When you’re viewing the Google Now screen, you don’t have to
touch anything. Just say “Google.”
Next, speak the terms to search for or the Voice Action to perform. For more details on Voice Actions, see “Use Voice Actions.”
The ability to trigger a search or action by saying “Google” is
called hotword detection. To turn it off or on, start from the
Google Now screen and touch Menu > Settings > Voice > Hotword
detection.
IMPORTANT: To detect when you say “Google” to launch
Voice Search or Voice Actions, Google analyzes sound
picked up by your tablet’s microphone in intervals of a few
seconds or less. The sound is immediately discarded after
analysis and is not stored on the device or sent to Google.
For more information about Voice Actions, see “Use Voice Actions”
and ”Voice Actions commands.”
Search by typing
Type your query in the search box on the Home or Google Now
screen, or in Google Chrome’s omnibox.
As you type, suggestions appear below the Search box.
The first few suggestions attempt to complete what you’re typing:
• To search for a suggestion immediately, touch it.
• To search for the contents of the search field, touch the Search
icon on the right side of the keyboard.
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Search tips & tricks
What you want
What to type or say
Examples
Sports
information
[team’s name]
San Francisco Giants
Pictures
Pictures of [topic]
Pictures of San Francisco
images of [topic]
Images of cats
Convert measurements
[original measurement] in
[new measurement]
30 degrees Celsius in
Fahrenheit
Movie showtimes
Movie
Movie
Movie [location]
Movie Chicago
[movie name]
The Horse’s Mouth
Word definition
Define [word]
Define campanile
Weather forecast
Weather
Weather
Weather [location]
WeatherDetroit
Identify an area
code
Area code [###]
Area code 215
Identify zip
code
Zip code [#####]
Zip code 46202
Time
Time
Time
Time [location]
Time in London
[Airline] [flight number]
American airlines flight
390
Flight information
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Translation
Translate to [language]
[phrase]
Translate to Spanish,
Where is the Palace
Hotel?’
Calculator
[A math phrase]
75 divided by 6
Food
[Type of food]
Mexican food
[Type of food] in [location]
Mexican food in Urbana,
Illinois
Use Voice Actions
You can use Voice Actions with Google Search to get directions,
send messages, and perform a number of other common tasks.
You initiate a Voice Action the same way you initiate a voice
Microphone icon in a search box or the
search, by touching a
Chrome omnibox, or by saying “Google” when the Google Now
screen is open. For details, see “Search & Voice Actions basics.”
Next, speak the Voice Action you want to use. Here are some typical examples:
• “Set alarm for 8:30 a.m.”
• “Send email to Marcus Foster. Subject: Coming tonight? Message: Hope to see you later.”
• “Navigate to Mike’s Bikes in Palo Alto.”
As you speak, Voice Search analyzes your speech and initiates
the action.
If Voice Search doesn’t understand you, it lists a set of possible
meanings. Just touch the one you want.
Some Voice Actions, such as “send email” and “note to self,” open
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a panel that prompts you to complete the action by speaking or
typing more information.
• Touch any text already entered in the panel to add or edit the
text by typing.
Microphone
To speak text instead of typing, first touch the
key near the bottom right of the onscreen keyboard.
• Touch underlined words or phrases or drag across multiple
words to view a list of alternate transcriptions, or to edit by
speaking or typing.
When confident that the transcription is accurate, Voice
Search displays transcribed words as regular text. Words or
phrases for which it has provided alternate transcriptions are
underlined.
• Touch a button at the bottom of the window to add any optional fields (you can also speak the name and content of any
of these fields in your original voice action).
• When you’re done, touch the button appropriate to complete
the action, such as Send.
Voice Actions commands
You can search and control your tablet with the following Voice Action commands. For details, see “Use Voice Actions.”
Say
Followed by
Words you want to
search for
“Map of”
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Address, name,
business name, type
of business, or other
location
“Map of Golden Gate
Park, San Francisco.”
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“Directions to” or
“Navigate to”
Address, name,
business name, type
of business, or other
destination
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“Directions to 1299
Colusa Avenue,
Berkeley, California”
or
“Navigate to
Union Square,
San Francisco.”
Contact name
“Mike LeBeau” (opens
Mike’s contact card)
“Go to”
Search string or URL
“Go to Google.com”
“Send email”
One or more of:
“Send email to Hugh
Briss, subject, new
shoes, message, I can’t
wait to show you my
new shoes, period.”
“To” & contact names,
“Cc” & contact names,
“Bcc” & contact
names, “Subject” &
subject text
“Message” & message
text (speak punctuation)
“Note to self”
Message text
“Note to self: remember the milk”
“Set alarm”
“Time” or “for” & time,
such as “10:45 a.m.”
or “20 minutes from
now,” “Label” & name
of alarm
“Set alarm for 7:45
p.m., label, switch the
laundry”
“Listen to”
Words to search YouTube for, such as the
name of a song, artist,
or album.
“Listen to: Smells Like
Teen Spirit”
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Cards are displayed when you’re most likely to need them. Most
are based on information available to your Google account, such
as your current location, recent searches, or calendar entries.
Gmail cards display information based on recent confirmation
messages in the Gmail account you’ve selected for use with
Google Now. For more details, see “About Gmail Cards.”
Travel cards appear when you’re away from home.
Not all cards listed here are available for Android 4.1.2 and earlier.
Birthdays
Displays an interesting fact
about your birthdate on
your birthday.
Concerts
Shown before your favorite
artists give concerts near
you.
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Flights
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Shown before flights that
you’ve searched for.
Gmail: Event bookings
Shown before an event
booking confirmed by
Gmail.
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Gmail: Flights
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Shown before flights confirmed by Gmail.
Gmail: Hotels
Shown when you receive
a confirmation email and
before your scheduled
checkout.
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Gmail: Packages
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Displayed when you receive
a shipping notification for
an online purchase.
Gmail: Restaurants
Shown before a restaurant
reservation confirmed by
Gmail.
Location history
Shows a rough approximation of how far you walked
or cycled during the past
month.
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Movies
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Shows movies playing in
your vicinity, and tells you
when a movie you’re interested in is playing nearby.
News update
Shows updates related to
news items you’ve read
recently.
Next appointment
Shown before scheduled
meetings.
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Photo spot nearby
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Shown when you’re near
a popular spot for taking
photos.
Places
Shows nearby businesses
and other places of potential interest.
Public alerts
Gives public advisories
for your location from the
National Weather Service,
U.S. Geological Survey, and
similar services.
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Public transport
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Shown with relevant schedules when you’re near a
train station, bus stop, or
other public transit stop.
Sports
Shown for teams that interest you before, during, or
after a game.
Stocks
Shown periodically for
stocks you’re tracking. For
more details, see About
Stocks card page 63.
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Traffic
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Shown before your usual
commute times.
Travel: Currency
Shows the latest currency
conversion information for
your location.
Travel: Nearby
attractions
Shown when you’re near
well-known attractions,
such as restaurants, museums, cafes, and so on.
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Shown periodically when
you’re in a different time
zone than usual.
Travel: Translate
Shown when you’re visiting a place with a different
language, to help translate
words and phrases.
Weather
Periodically displays
weather for home, work, or
your current location.
About Gmail Cards
Gmail cards are based on confirmation messages sent to the
Gmail account you’ve selected for use with Google Now. For example, cards appear before restaurant reservations you’ve made
with OpenTable or when you receive email updates for packages
in transit.
Gmail cards typically include links to other useful information,
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such as a link to the email on which the card is based, or directions to a restaurant or hotel from your current location.
You can turn Gmail cards off or on at any time .To do so from the
main Google Now screen go to Menu > Settings > Google Now
and check or uncheck Show cards based on Gmail.
About the Location History card
The Location History card appears once a month. It provides a
very rough approximation of how far you’ve walked or cycled during that month compared to the previous one. These estimates
are based on occasional samples of the accelerometer in your
tablet, which are then compared to typical movements involved
in walking or cycling.
This information isn’t available unless you’ve turned on location
reporting and history for at least one of your Android devices. If
you’ve turned these on for more than one device, the location history card reflects the one you used most often that month.
For more information, see “Control location access, reporting, &
history.”
About the Stocks card
The Stocks card displays stocks that:
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You’ve searched on recently.
You’re tracking through Google Finance.
You’ve explicitly listed in the Stocks card settings.
You can choose whether to display stocks when their price
changes by 1% or more, or in the mornings or evenings.
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To change Stock card settings from the main Google Now screen,
go to Settings > Google Now > Stocks.
Search settings
Some settings differ for Android 4.1.2 and earlier.
To view Google Search settings, including those for Google Now,
Menu
scroll to the bottom of the Google Now screen and touch
> Settings.
The first three types of settings are described here. For Privacy
and accounts, see the next section.
Google Now
Google Now settings let you turn Google Now on or off. If you
turn it on, you’re taken through a brief introduction and given the
chance to opt in.
While Google Now is on, you can also set your preferences for
individual Google Now cards and related notifications from the
Google Now settings screen.
Options for each card vary. Most include a Notifications section
that lets you control how you’re informed when a card changes.
Typically, you can choose between Off, Low priority, or Standard
notifications.
Low priority notifications appear at the bottom of the notifications shade without any additional signal. Standard notifications
appear like the others, in chronological order, and you can set vibration and a ringtone.
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Menu > Settings > Google Now and look at the end
Voice settings
Voice settings control different aspects of speech input and output when you search by voice or use voice actions:
• Language. The language you select here for Voice Search input and output can be different from the language displayed
by your tablet.
• Speech output. To turn on speech output only when you’ve got
a headset attached to your tablet, select Hands-free only.
• Block offensive words. Check to ensure that search results
with offensive language are blocked.
• Hotword detection. When this is checked, you can say “Google”
when viewing the Google Now screen rather than touching the
Microphone icon to initiate a voice search or action.
• Download offline speech recognition. Check to select one or
more additional languages for speech recognition when you
don’t have a network connection.
IMPORTANT: To detect when you say “Google” to launch
Voice Search or Voice Actions, Google analyzes sound
picked up by your tablet’s microphone in intervals of a few
seconds or less. The sound is immediately discarded after
analysis and is not stored on the device or sent to Google.
Tablet search
Tablet search settings let you select which apps on your tablet
are included in Google searches.
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Privacy & accounts
Some settings differ for Android 4.1.2 and earlier.
These settings control the account for use with Google Search
and search-related privacy options for that account. You can view
them in two ways:
• From the Google Now screen:
Menu > Settings > Privacy &
accounts.
• From your tablet’s main Settings app:
Settings > Accounts
> Google > Search.
Touch each setting to learn more:
• Google Account. The account used with Google Search and
Google Now.
• Manage location history. Opens Google Maps settings, where
you turn location settings and location reporting on or off.
• Google location settings. Lets you turn location access by all
Google apps on or off. If location access is turned on for your
tablet, you can turn Google apps access off here without affecting access by non-Google apps.
• Show recent searches. Check if you want search suggestions
based on your recent searches.
• Manage Web History. Opens your Web History settings in a
browser. You may have to sign in to reach them.
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Accessibility
Accessibility overview
Your tablet’s accessibility features make it easier to use if you
have visual impairments:
TalkBack is a pre-installed screen reader service provided by
Google. It uses spoken feedback to describe the results of actions, such as opening an app, and events, such as notifications.
Explore by Touch is a system feature that works with TalkBack,
allowing you to touch your tablet’s screen and hear what’s under
your finger via spoken feedback. This feature is helpful to users
with no vision.
Accessibility settings let you modify your tablet’s display and
sound options, such as increasing the text size, changing the
speed at which text is spoken, and more.
If your tablet has multiple users, each has separate Accessibility
settings.
Users with low vision
If you have low vision and don’t plan to use Explore by Touch, go
to support.google.com/nexus to see Help content formatted for
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sighted users. You can make reading and navigating this material
easier by increasing the text size – just go to Settings > Accessibility, and check the Large text option.
Related Settings
• To view Accessibility settings, go to Settings > Accessibility.
• To control sound feedback and other TalkBack behaviors, go
to Settings > Accessibility > TalkBack and touch Settings at
the top right corner of the screen.
Accessibility gestures for Android 4.2
(Jelly Bean)
When TalkBack and Explore by Touch are turned on, you can use
simple gestures to navigate your Nexus 7:
• Drag one finger. Explore your screen and hear audible feedback for what is being touched.
• Double-tap anywhere on the screen. Opens or activates the
item that you last touched.
• Swipe up or down using two fingers. Scroll within lists.
• Swipe left or right using two fingers. Change pages and
screens.
• Swipe right (or down) using one finger. Move to the next item.
• Swipe left (or up) using one finger. Move to the previous item.
• Swipe down then up using a single motion. Transition to the
next reading level when reading blocks of text, then swipe
right to read forward or left to go back.
• Swipe up then down using a single motion. Transition to the
previous reading level when reading blocks of text, then swipe
right to read forward or left to go back.
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• Swipe right then left using a single motion. Move to the next
page.
• Swipe left then right using a single motion. Move to the previous page.
While you’re exploring with one finger, you can use another finger
to double-tap to open an app, widget, and so on.
IMPORTANT: The way these gestures are interpreted is specific to TalkBack. Other accessibility services may use the
same gestures for different actions
Shortcut gestures in TalkBack
Note: These gestures work only when Explore by Touch is turned
on.
TalkBack has shortcut gestures to help you get to your Home
screen, go back, and more. To try these shortcuts, swipe using
a single motion:
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Up then right: Open continuous reading menu
Up then left: Home button
Down then right: Open global context menu
Down then left: Back button
Right then down: Open notifications
Left then up: Recent apps button
You can modify your shortcut gestures and the corresponding actions in TalkBack by going to Settings > Accessibility > TalkBack >
Settings > Manage shortcut gestures.
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Set up your tablet
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Your Nexus 7 has the following hardware:
• Power button/lock key. The Power button is located on the
right side of your tablet.
• Volume. The Volume key is directly under the Power button.
• Front-facing camera. The camera is located at the top center
of your screen.
• Micro USB port. The USB is at the bottom of your tablet.
• Headset jack. The headset jack is in the lower right side at the
bottom of your tablet.
• SIM tray. The SIM tray is located on the lower left side of your
tablet (available only for Nexus 7 with mobile data).
When you turn on your tablet for the first time, you’ll arrive at a
Welcome screen.
• To turn on TalkBack and Explore by Touch, place two fingers
slightly apart on your screen. You’ll hear spoken feedback
when your tablet recognizes the gesture. Keep holding your
fingers for two more seconds to enable TalkBack and Explore
by Touch. After turning on these features, the Explore by Touch
tutorial starts, giving you a chance to experience navigating
on Android. When you’ve completed the tutorial, the tablet displays the Welcome screen again.
• To choose a different language, swipe right and double-tap the
menu.
• To finish setting up your tablet, swipe right and double-tap
Start towards the center of the screen.
A series of screens takes you through the setup process. When
prompted, you can sign in using the email address and password for your Google Account. When you sign in with a Google
Account, all the email, contacts, Calendar events, and other data
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associated with that account are automatically synced with your
tablet. If you have multiple Google Accounts, you’ll be able to add
the others later.
TIP: If you share your tablet with other users and need to
turn accessibility features off, you can use a shortcut to
turn them back on again.
To turn on this shortcut, go to Bettings > Accessibility > Accessibility shortcut, then slide the switch to the On position. To turn on accessibility features using the shortcut,
touch & hold the Power button until you hear a sound or feel
a vibration. Then touch & hold two fingers until you hear
audio confirmation.
Overlays
After completing the setup process, you’ll encounter several overlays that explain how to use various features on your tablet. To
dismiss an overlay, swipe right and double-tap OK.
Use magnification gestures
Available only for Android 4.2 and higher.
When this feature is turned on, you can magnify your screen by
triple-tapping. (For users with low vision)
Note: Triple-tap for magnification works everywhere except for
the keyboard and navigation buttons.
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Magnify & pan: Triple-tap & hold, then drag your finger.
Toggle magnification in or out: Triple tap & release.
While you’re zoomed in, you can:
Pan: Drag two or more fingers across the screen.
Adjust zoom level: Pinch or expand using two or more fingers.
Use TalkBack
TalkBack provides spoken feedback to help you navigate your
tablet, describing what you touch and activate.
Note: Sighted assistance is needed for users with no vision to enable TalkBack if it wasn’t turned on during the initial setup.
To turn TalkBack off or on:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Go to Settings > Accessibility > TalkBack.
Slide the TalkBack switch to the On or Off position.
Touch OK to turn on TalkBack.
When asked if you want to enable Explore by Touch, touch OK
only if you want to change the way your tablet works and have
your tablet describe each item that your finger moves over on
the screen.
When you turn on TalkBack, spoken feedback starts immediately.
As you navigate your tablet, TalkBack describes your actions and
alerts you of notifications and other occurrences.
If you also enabled Explore by Touch, moving your finger around
the screen triggers a description of each item it touches. Double-
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tap to activate the last spoken item, and swipe with two fingers
to perform swiping actions that normally require just one finger.
Change TalkBack settings
To modify TalkBack settings, go to Settings > Accessibility > TalkBack, then double-tap Settings in the top right corner.
When to speak
• Speech volume. You can set this as a percentage of media
volume.
• Use pitch changes. Check to speak keyboard feedback at a
lower pitch.
• Speak when screen is off. Check to turn on spoken feedback
when the screen is off.
Feedback settings
• Sound feedback. Check to control navigation sounds.
• Sound volume. Available when Sound feedback is checked.
You can set this as a percentage of media volume.
Touch exploration
• Launch “Explore by touch” tutorial.
• Manage shortcut gestures. Allows you to assign the operations that different gestures trigger.
Control speed of Text-to-Speech
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To change the volume settings for TalkBack, go to Settings >
Sound > Volumes. Use the slider for Music, video, games, & other
media to change the volume level.
You can also use the volume control on the right side of your tablet when you hear spoken feedback.
Enhance web accessibility
In order to have full accessibility support for products such as
Gmail and Chrome, you’ll need to turn on the Enhance web accessibility option. Go to Settings > Accessibility > Enhance web
accessibility, and double-tap Allow. This allows apps to install
scripts that make web content more accessible.
Use Explore by Touch with TalkBack
Some aspects of Explore by Touch differ for Android 4.1.2 and
earlier.
When TalkBack is turned on, you have the option to use the Explore by Touch feature. Explore by Touch allows you to drag your
finger slowly over your screen and describes each item that your
finger touches.
TalkBack must be turned on for Explore by Touch to be available. When you turn on TalkBack for the first time, you’ll receive a
prompt to turn on Explore by Touch.
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IMPORTANT: If you chose not to turn on Explore by Touch
when you turned on TalkBack, you can switch it on later.
Go to Settings > Accessibility > TalkBack > Settings, then
check Explore by touch. You can use the same checkbox to
turn it off at any time.
Each action you take with your finger alerts you with spoken feedback, as well as sound (if enabled).
To navigate your tablet using Explore by Touch, you can:
• Explore your screen using one finger to hear what icons and
buttons are on the screen and can be selected.
• After finding icons and buttons, double-tap anywhere on the
screen to open apps, menus, and more.
To learn about the gestures you can use with TalkBack and Explore by Touch, visit “Accessibility gestures for Android 4.2 (Jelly
Bean).”
Recommended tutorial: To learn more about Explore by Touch, go
to Settings > Accessibility > TalkBack > Settings > Launch “Explore by touch” tutorial.
Navigate the Home screen
Note: These instructions assume that you have turned on Explore
by Touch.
At the bottom of the screen, you’ll find three Navigation buttons.
They’re always available. No matter what you’re doing with your
tablet, you can always get back to the main Home screen or return
to previous screens:
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• Back. Opens the previous screen you were working in, even if it
was in a different app. Once you back up to the Home screen,
you can’t go back any further in your history.
• Home. Opens Home. If you’re on a left or right Home screen,
this button opens the central Home screen.
• Recent apps. Opens a list of thumbnail images of apps you’ve
worked with recently. To open an app, touch and double-tap.
To remove a thumbnail from the list, use two fingers to swipe
it left or right.
After a short time without getting used, these buttons may shrink
to dots or fade away, depending on the current app. To bring them
back, double-tap in their approximate location.
You can use easy gestures to activate the Navigation buttons and
access your notifications. Swipe with a single motion:
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Up then right: Open continuous reading menu
Up then left: Home button
Down then right: Open global context menu
Down then left: Back button
Right then down: Open notifications
Left then up: Recent apps button
Just above the Navigation buttons in portrait mode, or on the
right side of the screen in landscape mode, you’ll find the Favorites tray. The apps you keep in the tray are available on every
Home screen.
The Apps icon in the center is permanent. Find it and double-tap
to reveal all your apps and widgets.
Your Home screen can hold app and widget icons, plus folders.
• To open an app, folder, or widget, find its icon and double-tap.
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• To see additional Home screens, swipe left then right or right
then left in a single motion, or left or right using two fingers.
At the top of the screen, you’ll find the status bar:
• Status icons on the left tell you which apps have sent you notifications—for example, that a message has arrived, or it’s
time for a meeting. If you have TalkBack or another accessibility service running, it will speak the notification when it first
appears.
To find your notifications, use two fingers to pull down the notification shade from the top of the screen, or swipe up then
right using a single motion.
• System icons on the right display the current wireless and network connection strength, battery level, time, and more.
Google Search, just below the status and system icons, lets you
search your tablet or the Internet. Find Search and double-tap to
type your search terms, or Voice Search to speak them.
To find your notifications, use two fingers to pull down the notification shade from the top left side of the screen, or swipe up then
right using a single motion.
You can also use the Quick Settings menu to easily open settings for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and more. To open Quick Settings, use
three fingers to pull down the menu from the top right side of the
screen.
Try Google Play
Note: These instructions assume that you have turned on TalkBack and Explore by Touch.
Google Play brings together all your favorite content in one place
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– movies, books, music, magazines, apps, and more – so you can
reach it from any of your devices.
Use Google Play widgets
These widgets are available on your Home screens:
• Recommended on Play: Suggests music, movies, and other
content that may interest you. Find the suggestion and double-tap to learn more about it.
• Recommended apps: Recommends apps that you can add to
your Home screen. Find the recommendation and double-tap
to learn more about it.
To remove a widget, double-tap & hold on the second tap, then
drag it to the Remove icon at the top of the screen.
To add another Google Play widget, find the Apps icon and double-tap, then Widgets, and swipe left until you find the one you
want. Then double-tap & hold on the second tap, and let go in the
Home screen location you want.
Shop on Google Play
To open the Google Play Store app, find and double-tap the Play
Store icon in your Favorites tray on every Home screen.
Most things you purchase on Google Play are available from your
computer as well as from any of your Android mobile devices.
(Android apps are one exception – they run only on Android devices.) Sign in to play.google.com to get your entertainment from
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If you purchased from Google Play in the past, you’ll automatically have access to this content on your Nexus 7 – just make
sure you’re signed in using the same account that you used to
purchase it.
You can get to your content using any of the Google Play icons in
your Favorites tray, including Books, Magazines, Movies, and Music. (Note: To read magazines in text mode, visit Reading in text
mode at the end of this article.)
Or, find the Play Store icon and double-tap to open Google Play.
In the top right corner, to the left of the Menu and Search icons,
you’ll find a My Library icon corresponding to the section of
Google Play you’re currently viewing. For example, while browsing the Movies & TV section, you’ll find the Google Play Movies
app icon, which will take you to My Movies & TV.
You can quickly access your content this way, from the Google
Play Store app, even if you originally purchased it on Google Play
using a different phone or tablet. If you get a new device, all your
media will automatically be waiting for you here when you power
on and sign in.
Google Play Settings
To adjust your Google Play settings, switch accounts, or get help,
choose the option you want from the Menu at the top right.
The Google Play Settings screen lets you control when you’re notified about updates to apps and games, clear your search history,
and enable user controls. To filter Android apps based on maturity level or to require a PIN before completing any purchase, find
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and double-tap Content filtering or Set or change PIN.
For more detailed information about Google Play, visit support.
google.com/googleplay.
Use Gmail
Note: These instructions assume that you have turned on TalkBack, Explore by Touch, and Enhanced Web Accessibility.
Read your messages
• From a Home or Apps screen, find the Gmail app and doubletap to open it. Gmail opens to your Inbox.
To hear the subject lines of your conversations, swipe right or
down. When you find a conversation you want to hear:
• Double-tap to open it. If you have chosen to allow enhanced
web accessibility, you can touch once to hear a conversation.
• To navigate back to your Inbox, find the Gmail icon at the top of
the screen and double-tap.
OR
Using the Navigation buttons at the bottom of the screen, find
and double-tap the Back button, or swipe down then left using
a single motion.
Compose and send a message
1. From a conversation list, find the Compose icon at the top of
the screen and double-tap.
2. To use the keyboard to fill in the To, Subject, and Compose
email fields, slide your finger across the keyboard and lift your
finger on the chosen key to input text.
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3. Find and double-tap the Send icon in the main action bar at the
top of the screen to send your message.
Search your Inbox
1. From a conversation list, find the Search icon in the action bar
at the top of the screen and double-tap.
2. To use the keyboard to edit the Search mail field, slide your
finger across the keyboard and lift your finger on the chosen
key to input text.
3. As you type, suggestions appear below the Search field. Find a
suggestion and double-tap to search for it immediately.
4. To search, find and double-tap the Search key on the right side
of the second row of the keyboard.
Gmail settings
You can change a number of settings for Gmail from any Gmail
screen.
• Find and double-tap More options at the top right corner of the
screen, then find and double-tap Settings.
General settings apply to all Gmail accounts. Other settings apply
only to a specific account.
More Gmail help
To get more detailed Help while reading your conversations, composing a message, and so on, find and double-tap More options in
the top right corner of the screen, then find and double-tap Help.
Note that the content you’ll find covers general Gmail behavior,
but not accessibility features like TalkBack and Explore by Touch.
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These instructions assume that you have turned on TalkBack, Explore by Touch, and Enhanced Web Accessibility.
• From a Home or Apps screen, find the Chrome icon and double-tap to open it.
Chrome opens to display your homepage or the most recent page
you were browsing.
The web address (URL) of the current page is located at the top of
the screen in the address box (also called the omnibox).
To edit or input a web address, you can:
1. Swipe right to find the omnibox at the top of the screen, and
double-tap to edit.
2. Slide your finger across the onscreen keyboard and release a
key to input text.
3. As you type, a list of matching suggestions appears. You can
keep on typing or find a suggestion and double-tap to open
the page.
4. To search for the contents of the omnibox or open a specific
web address it contains, find and double-tap the Go key on the
right side in the second row of the keyboard.
To navigate within a webpage, you can:
• Navigate forward and backward. Swipe left to right to move
forward and right to left to go backward.
• Scroll. Slide two fingers in any direction.
• Receive spoken feedback. Touch anywhere on the screen to
hear the contents of the webpage.
• Change the reading level. Swipe down then up using a single
motion to transition to the next reading level when reading
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blocks of text, or swipe up then down using a single motion to
go back to the previous reading level.
• Zoom. To zoom out, touch the screen with two fingers and
pinch them together. To zoom in, spread them apart. Ascending and descending tones alert you when zooming in or out.
To customize web page zooming, go to More options > Settings
> Accessibility.
You can also browse in Incognito mode. To open an Incognito tab,
find and double-tap More options > New Incognito tab. To toggle
between standard tabs and Incognito tabs, find and double-tap
the Toggle tabs switcher, or find and double-tap the Incognito
tabs (or Non-Incognito tabs) button at the top right corner.
Adjust text size on webpages (for low-vision users)
1. Touch Menu > Settings > Accessibility.
2. Drag the slider under to adjust the text size scaling. In the “Preview” box, you can see how it will look on webpages.
Force enable zoom
On some sites designed for mobile devices, you can’t to zoom in
or out. Choosing “Force enable zoom” will allow you to zoom in or
out on those sites.
More Chrome Help
To get more detailed Help while navigating a webpage, working
with tabs, and so on, go to the Chrome Help Center. Note that the
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Use the lock screen
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About the lock screen
Your tablet’s lock screen is enabled if any of the following occurs:
• The tablet goes to sleep (and it locks automatically).
• The screen turns off after a specified timeout (depending on
your display settings).
• You force your screen to turn off and the tablet to lock by
pressing the power button.
Unlock your tablet
1. Hold the screen in portrait mode and turn it on by pressing the
Power button on the right side of your tablet.
2. Touch the lower center of the screen.
3. Slide your finger all the way across the screen to the right.
You’ll receive spoken feedback that the tablet is unlocked if
you do this successfully.
Accessibility settings
Some settings differ for Android 4.1.2 and earlier.
To modify your tablet’s Accessibility settings, go to Settings >
Accessibility.
A list of options appears:
• TalkBack. Controls spoken feedback for visually impaired
users.
• Magnification gestures. Turn on to zoom in and out as well as
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magnify what’s under your finger. (For users with low vision)
• Large text. Check to increase the text size on all your tablet’s
screens. (For users with low vision)
This option changes the font size to the largest available. For
more fine-grained control over font size, go to Settings > Display > Font size. Note that this setting does not apply to the
Google Chrome app – it has its own text scaling control.
• Auto-rotate screen. Check to have the screen rotate automatically when you change the tablet’s orientation.
• Speak passwords. Check to get spoken feedback while typing
passwords.
If this option is not checked, you will need a headset to hear
the letters you type for passwords.
• Text-to-Speech output. Lets you specify text-to-speech engine details and speech rate.
• Touch & hold delay. Lets you adjust the delay required for the
tablet to notice that you’re touching and holding an item (for
example, to move an app to a Home screen).
• Enhance web accessibility. Enable this option to have Chrome­
Vox provide spoken feedback as you browse and interact with
web sites and apps.
To make sure specialized accessibility apps work correctly on
your tablet, be sure to turn on this option.
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Part Two
Adjusting settings
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Wireless & network
settings
Connect to Wi-Fi networks
If your tablet has multiple users, each can change the global WiFi settings.
Turn Wi-Fi on & connect to a Wi-Fi network
If you’re adding a Wi-Fi network when first setting up your tablet,
Wi-Fi is turned on automatically.
1. Touch
Settings > Wireless & networks > Wi-Fi.
2. Slide the Wi-Fi switch to the On position.
The tablet scans for available Wi-Fi networks and displays the
names of those it finds. Secured networks are indicated with a
Lock icon. If the tablet finds a network that you connected to
previously, it connects to it.
3. Touch a network name to see more details or connect to it, and
type a password if necessary.
Or, if your Wi-Fi router supports Wi-Fi Protected Setup, touch
WPS icon on your tablet, and then touch the same butthe
ton on your router.
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To modify a network’s settings, touch & hold the network name.
TIP: To extend the life of your battery between charges,
turn off Wi-Fi when you’re not using it. You can also set your
tablet to disconnect automatically from Wi-Fi networks
when it’s sleeping.
Add a Wi-Fi network
You can add a Wi-Fi network so that your tablet will remember it,
along with any security credentials, and connect to it automatically when it’s in range. You must also add a Wi-Fi network if the
network does not broadcast its name (SSID), or to add a Wi-Fi network when you are out of range.
To join a secured network, you first need to learn security details
from the network’s administrator.
1. Turn on Wi-Fi, if it’s not already on.
2. Touch the
Plus icon at the top of the screen.
3. Enter the SSID (name) of the network. If necessary, enter security or other network configuration details.
4. Touch Save.
The information about the network is saved. Your tablet will connect to this network automatically the next time you come within
range.
Forget a Wi-Fi network
You can make the tablet forget about the details of a Wi-Fi network that you added—for example, if you don’t want the tablet to
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connect to it automatically or if it’s a network that you no longer
use.
1. Turn on Wi-Fi, if it’s not already on.
2. In the Wi-Fi settings screen, touch the name of the network.
3. Touch Forget in the dialog that opens.
Configure proxy settings for a Wi-Fi network
Some network administrators require you to connect to internal
or external network resources via a proxy server. By default, the
Wi-Fi networks you add are not configured to connect via a proxy,
but you can change that for each Wi-Fi network you’ve added.
Proxy settings are used by Chrome but may not be used by other
apps.
1. Touch & hold a network in the list of Wi-Fi networks you’ve
added.
2. Touch Modify network in the dialog that opens.
3. Select Show advanced options.
4. If the network has no proxy settings, touch None under Proxy
Settings, then touch Manual in the menu that opens.
5. Enter the proxy settings supplied by your network admini­
strator.
6. Touch Save.
The proxy settings apply only to the Wi-Fi network you modified.
To change the proxy settings for other Wi-Fi networks, modify
them individually.
Set Wi-Fi notifications, disconnect policy, & other
advanced options
To work with advanced Wi-Fi settings:
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1. Turn on Wi-Fi, if it’s not already on.
2. In the Wi-Fi settings screen, touch
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Menu > Advanced.
These are the settings you can adjust:
• Network notification. By default, when Wi-Fi is on, you receive notifications in the Status bar when your tablet detects an open Wi-Fi network. Uncheck this option to turn off
notifications.
• Keep Wi-Fi during sleep. To conserve mobile data usage, your
tablet stays connected to Wi-Fi when the screen goes to sleep.
Touch this option to change this default behavior: either to
stay connected to Wi-Fi only when the tablet is connected to
a charger (when battery life isn’t a problem), or never to stay
connected to Wi-Fi during sleep.
• Avoid poor connections: Check to automatically avoid using networks with a low-quality or intermittent Internet
connection.
• Wi-Fi optimization: Check to minimize battery usage when WiFi is on.
This screen also displays the following information:
• MAC address. The Media Access Control (MAC) address of
your tablet when connected to a Wi-Fi network.
• IP address. The Internet Protocol (IP) address assigned to the
tablet by the Wi-Fi network you are connected to (unless you
used the IP settings to assign it a static IP address).
To turn Wi-Fi on or off, go to
& networks > Wi-Fi.
Settings
Settings > Wireless
To manage data usage and mobile hotspots, go to
Settings > Wireless & networks > Data usage.
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Connect to Bluetooth devices
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If your tablet has multiple users, each can change the global Buetooth settings.
To connect to a Bluetooth device, first turn on your tablet’s
Bluetooth. Then, the first time you use a new Bluetooth device,
you need to “pair” it with your tablet so that both devices know
how to connect securely to each other. After that, they connect
automatically.
TIP: To extend the life of your battery between charges,
turn off Bluetooth when you’re not using it. You may also be
required to turn Bluetooth off in some locations. Bluetooth
is turned off when you switch to Airplane mode.
System bar icons in the top right corner of the screen indicate
Bluetooth status.
Turn Bluetooth on or off
1. Touch
Settings > Wireless & networks.
2. Slide the Bluetooth switch on or off.
Change your tablet’s Bluetooth name
Your tablet has a generic Bluetooth name by default, which is visible to other Bluetooth devices when you connect them. You can
change the name so that it is more recognizable.
1. Under Settings > Wireless & networks, make sure Bluetooth
is turned on.
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2. Touch Bluetooth.
3. In the Bluetooth screen, touch
Menu > Rename tablet.
4. Type a new name and touch Rename.
Pair your tablet with a Bluetooth device
You must pair your tablet with a device before you can connect to
it. Once you pair your tablet with a device, they stay paired unless
you unpair them.
If the device you want to pair with isn’t in the list, ensure that the
it’s turned on and set to be discoverable.
1. Under Settings > Wireless & networks, make sure Bluetooth
is turned on.
2. Touch Bluetooth. Your tablet scans for and displays the IDs of
all available Bluetooth devices in range.
3. If your tablet stops scanning before your Bluetooth device is
ready, touch Search for devices.
4. Touch the ID of the Bluetooth device in the list to pair with it.
5. Follow the instructions to complete the pairing. If you’re
prompted to enter a passcode, try entering 0000 or 1234 (the
most common passcodes), or consult the documentation that
came with the device.
If the pairing is successful, your tablet connects to the device.
Connect to a Bluetooth device
Once you’ve paired with a Bluetooth device, you can connect to it
manually—for example, to switch devices or to reconnect after it
is back in range.
1. Under Settings > Wireless & networks > Bluetooth, make sure
Bluetooth is turned on.
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2. In the list of devices, touch a paired but unconnected device.
When the tablet and the device are connected, the device is
displayed as connected in the list.
Configure or unpair a Bluetooth device
Some Bluetooth devices have multiple profiles. Profiles can includes the ability to transmit your conversations, play music in
stereo, or transfer files or other data. You can select which profiles you want to use with your tablet. You can also change the
name of the Bluetooth device as it appears on your tablet.
1. Under
Settings > Wireless & networks > Bluetooth, make
sure Bluetooth is turned on.
2. In the Bluetooth settings, touch the Settings icon beside the
connected Bluetooth device you want to configure.
A screen opens that allows you to change the device’s name,
unpair it, or select profiles. Touch the Back button when you’re
finished.
Optimize data usage
Data usage refers to the amount of data uploaded or downloaded
by your device during a given period. Depending on the device
and your wireless plan, you may be charged additional fees when
your data usage exceeds your plan’s limit.
If your tablet has multiple users, only the owner can see all the
options described here. Data usage settings are the same for all
users.
The settings described here are available for Nexus 7 with mobile
data. If you don’t have mobile data, you’ll see only those settings
that apply to Wi-FI. For example, you won’t be able to set a data
limit.
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To monitor your data usage, go to
works > Data usage.
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Settings > Wireless & net-
WARNING: The usage displayed on the data usage settings
screen is measured by your tablet. Your carrier’s data usage accounting may differ. Usage in excess of your carrier
plan’s data limits can result in steep overage charges. The
settings described here can help you track your usage, but
is not guaranteed to prevent additional charges.
Data usage settings allow you to:
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Set the data usage level at which you’ll receive a warning.
Set a data usage limit.
View or restrict data usage by app.
Identify mobile hotspots and restrict background downloads
that may result in extra charges.
To view mobile hotspot settings, touch
hotspots.
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By default, when you open the data usage settings screen you see
the settings for mobile data: that is, the data network or networks
provided by your carrier:
It’s possible to show Wi-Fi data usage settings in a separate tab.
, then Show Wi-Fi usage.
To do so, touch the Menu icon
Near the top of the screen, note the on-off switch for mobile data.
The instructions that follow assume that this switch is turned on.
If it’s off, you won’t be able to use mobile data at all and many features of your tablet and apps won’t work correctly.
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Just below the on-off switch, note the data usage cycle. Touch it
to choose a different cycle. This date range is the period of time
for which the graph displays data usage.
The vertical white lines on the graph show a period of time within
the data usage cycle. This range determines the usage amount
displayed just below the graph. Drag lines to change the period.
Set auto-sync
You can also conserve data usage by syncing your apps manually, only when you need the data, rather than relying on auto-sync.
Menu > Auto-sync data.
To turn auto-sync off or on, touch
Set data usage warning
Drag the orange line by its right side to the level where you want
to receive a warning.
When your data usage reaches this level, you’ll receive a
notification.
Set data usage limit
1. Check Set mobile data limit.
A dialog appears that describes the limit you’re setting.
2. Read the message. If you’re willing to proceed, touch OK.
The red line at the top of the graph activates, so you can drag
it up or down.
3. Drag the red line by its right side to the limit you want to set.
When your data usage reaches the limit, mobile data will be
turned off automatically and many features of your tablet
won’t work correctly. You’ll receive a notification when this
occurs.
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IMPORTANT: The usage displayed on the data usage settings screen is measured by your tablet. Your carrier’s data
usage accounting may differ. Usage in excess of your carrier plan’s data limits can result in steep overage charges.
The feature described here can help you track your usage,
but is not guaranteed to prevent additional charges. For
best results, set a conservative limit.
View or restrict data usage by app
Some apps transfer data in the background—that is, when you’re
not actually using the app, it may download data for future reference. Restricting background data usage for individual apps can
sometimes be a useful way to reduce your overall data usage.
However, this is a drastic measure that may also affect the app’s
performance or cause it to malfunction. Check whether data usage can be restricted from the app’s own settings (available from
within the app) before restricting it here.
1. Make sure you’re viewing the network for which you want to
view or restrict app data usage. If more than one is displayed,
you can switch between them by touching tabs at the top of
the screen.
2. Scroll down to find the app whose data usage you want to view.
The blue bar for each app indicates its total data usage for
the cycle displayed above the main graph, near the top of the
screen.
3. To see more details for an app, touch its name.
The main graph switches to show just this app’s data usage for
the specified cycle. Below the main graph, a pie chart breaks
out foreground versus background data usage for this app.
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4. To stop background data usage for this app, check Restrict
background data.
5. Read the message that appears. If you’re willing to proceed,
touch OK.
Advanced data usage settings
Two other settings available from the Menu icon can have dramatic effects—but may sometimes be useful:
• Data roaming can result in steep additional charges. However,
in some locations this may be the only way to connect to the
Internet.
• Restrict background data affects all your apps across all available networks, and may cause some features to stop working.
This is an extreme step that should be used with caution.
Control airplane mode & other network
settings
With the exception of VPN, which is visible only to a tablet’s owner, any user can adjust these global settings.
These settings are available under Settings > Wireless & networks > More.
• Airplane mode. Check to turn off all data transmission from
the tablet.
• VPN. Touch to adjust settings for accessing a secured local
network from outside that network. See “Connect to virtual
private networks” in next section. (Available only for Nexus 7
with mobile data.)
• NFC. Check to turn on Near Field Communication (NFC) feature (required for Android Beam).
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• Android Beam. Touch to turn Android Beam off or on. When
NFC is checked and Android Beam is on, you can touch your
tablet to other devices to exchange web pages, contact info,
and other data. See “Share content with Android Beam.”
• Mobile networks. Touch to adjust settings that control your
tablet’s connections with mobile data networks.
Connect to virtual private networks
Virtual private networks (VPNs) allow entry into secured local networks from the outside. Corporations, schools, and other institutions use VPNs to grant access to local network resources when
people are not on campus or connected to a wireless network.
To configure VPN access, you must first obtain the details from
your network administrator. Depending on your organization’s solution, you may need to obtain a VPN app, either from your administrator or on Google Play.
Only the tablet’s owner can create, edit, and activate a VPN. Once
activated, the VPN settings apply to all users.
Settings
The VPN settings screen allows you to add VPN networks and adjust their settings. To view this screen
and perform the tasks described here, go to Settings > Wireless & networks > More > VPN.
Add a VPN
1. From the VPN screen, touch Add VPN profile.
2. In the form that appears, fill in the information provided by
your network administrator
3. Touch Save.
The VPN is added to the list on the VPN screen.
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Connect to or disconnect from a VPN
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1. From the VPN screen, touch the name of the VPN.
2. In the dialog that opens, enter any requested credentials.
3. Touch Connect.
When you’re connected to a VPN, a Status icon and notification
are displayed continuously. To disconnect, touch the notification
for the VPN connection.
Edit a VPN
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4.
From the VPN screen, touch & hold the name of the VPN profile.
In the dialog that opens, touch Edit profile.
Edit the VPN settings you want.
Touch Save.
Delete a VPN
1. From the VPN screen, touch & hold the name of the VPN profile.
2. Touch & hold the VPN.
3. In the dialog that opens, touch Delete profile.
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Device settings
Change sound settings
If your tablet has multiple users, each has separate Sound
settings.
To customize the sounds your tablet makes, go to
Device > Sound:
Settings >
• Volumes sets the master volume separately for music, notifications, and alarms. You can still use the physical volume control on the tablet to raise or lower volume of whatever sound
is currently playing.
• Default notification announces the arrival of notifications unless you specify a different sound in an individual app.
• Touch sounds give audible feedback when you touch active
icons or buttons on the screen.
• Screen lock sound is triggered when you unlock the screen.
Set up Daydream
Available only for Android 4.2 and higher.
If your tablet has multiple users, each has separate Daydream
settings.
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When Daydream is on, your tablet displays photos, colors, and
more while it is charging or docked.
Turn on Daydream
1. Go to Settings > Device > Display.
2. Touch Daydream.
3. Slide the switch to On.
To decide if your tablet sleeps while docked, charging, or both,
touch When to daydream.
You can choose what your tablet displays when Daydream is on:
• Clock displays the tablet’s digital or analog clock. You can
change the clock style or select the Night mode option by
touching the Settings icon next to Clock.
• Colors shows changing colors on the screen.
• Currents displays snippets from the Currents app. You can
touch one to open it or swipe it away to hide it.
• Photo Frame presents a slideshow of photos on your tablet
or Google+ account. Touch the Settings icon next to Photo
Frame to control what photos are displayed.
• Photo Table scatters photos on your tablet or Google+ account
across your screen. Touch & hold an image to move it around
the screen, or swipe it away to hide it. Touch the Settings icon
next to Photo Table to control what photos are displayed.
Time to sleep
You can choose the amount of time your tablet is inactive before
Daydream starts.
1. Go to Settings > Device > Display.
2. Touch Sleep.
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3. Touch one of the options.
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Turn off Daydream
1. Go to Settings > Device > Display.
2. Touch Daydream.
3. Slide the switch to Off.
Transfer files through USB
You can use a USB cable to transfer music, pictures, and other
files from your tablet to a computer and vice versa. This connection uses the MTP protocol, which is supported by most recent
versions of Windows but not by Mac OS X. For file transfer to Mac
OS X, you use the free Android File Transfer application.
Windows transfer
1. Connect your tablet to the USB port on your computer. Its USB
storage is mounted as a drive and appears on your computer
screen.
2. Copy files back and forth as you would using any other external device.
3. When you finish, eject the tablet from within Windows before
unplugging the USB cable.
Mac OS transfer
1. Install Android File Transfer from www.android.com/filetransfer, and follow the instructions there. (If you are using Android
File Transfer for the first time, double-click it to open it. After the first connection, it opens automatically whenever you
connect.)
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2. Connect your tablet to your computer with a USB cable. Android File Transfer starts, if it’s not already running, and opens
a window that displays the contents of your tablet, along with
storage space details at the bottom of the window.
3. Work with this window much as you do in the Finder window:
open and close folders, create new folders, and drag files to or
from it and other Finder windows.
4. Disconnect the USB cable when you finish.
Related settings
To change your tablet’s USB connection options, touch Settings >
Device > Storage > Menu > USB computer connection.
Extend battery life
If your tablet has multiple users, each can change the global Battery settings.
To control Battery settings, go to
Settings > Device > Battery.
You can extend your battery’s life between charges by turning off
features that you don’t need. You can also monitor how apps and
system resources consume battery power.
• If you aren’t using Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or GPS, use the Settings
app to turn them off. The GPS setting is located in Settings >
Personal > Location access.
• Don’t leave the Maps or Navigation apps open on the screen
when you’re not using them. They use GPS (and thus more
power) only when they’re running.
• Turn down screen brightness and set a shorter Sleep timeout:
Settings > Device > Display.
• If you don’t need it, turn off automatic syncing for all apps:
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Settings > Accounts > Google account-name. This means you
need to sync manually to collect messages, email, and other
recent information, and won’t receive notifications when updates occur.
• If you know you won’t be near a Wi-Fi network for a while,
switch to Airplane mode: press and hold the Power button, or
go to Settings > Wireless & Networks > More > Airplane mode.
Check battery level and usage details
Open Settings > Device > Battery.
The list at the bottom of the screen shows the breakdown of battery usage for individual apps and services. Touch a graph for
more details. The details screen for some apps includes buttons
that allow you to adjust settings affecting power usage, or stop
the app completely.
WARNING: If you stop some apps or services, your device
may not work correctly.
Battery status (charging, discharging) and level (as a percentage
of fully charged) are displayed at the top of the screen.
The discharge graph shows battery level over time since you last
charged the device, and how long you’ve been running on battery
power.
Manage memory usage
You typically don’t need to worry about managing apps beyond
installing, opening, and using them. But there may be times
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when you want to know more about what’s happening behind the
scenes in order to better manage your storage.
IMPORTANT: Android manages and carefully guards the
portion of internal storage where the system, apps, and
most data for those apps are stored, because this area may
contain your private information. It’s not possible to view
this portion of internal storage when you connect your device to a computer with a USB cable. The other portion of
internal storage, where music, downloaded files, and so on
are stored, remains visible for your convenience.
You’re able to optimize your memory usage by:
• Uninstalling apps you don’t use.
• Deleting downloaded files or files you created and copying
them over to a computer via USB.
• Removing content from Google Play that’s saved for offline
use and streaming it via a Wi-Fi or mobile network.
Use the Apps screen
The Apps screen allows you to adjust several aspects of the way your device uses memory. To view
these settings, go to Settings > Device > Apps.
Settings
If your tablet has multiple users, each has separate
Apps settings.
You’ll see three tabs at the top of the screen, each displaying a list
of apps or their components:
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• Downloaded. Displays apps you’ve downloaded on Google
Play or other sources.
• Running. Displays all apps, processes, and services that are
currently running or that have cached processes, and how
much RAM they are using.
The graph at the bottom of the Running tab shows the total
RAM in use and the amount free. At the top right of the screen,
touch Show cached processes or Show running services to
switch back and forth.
• All. Displays all apps that came with Android and all apps you
downloaded on Google Play or other sources.
To switch the order of the lists displayed in the Downloaded or All
Menu > Sort by name or Sort by size.
tabs, touch
To view details about an app or other item listed under any tab,
touch its name. The information and controls available vary
among different types of apps, but commonly include:
• Force stop button. Stops an app that is misbehaving. Stopping an app, process, or service may cause your device to stop
working correctly. You may need to restart your device after
doing this.
• Uninstall button. Deletes the app and all of its data and settings. Only the tablet’s owner can see all apps on the device
and uninstall an app for all users.
• Disable button. Prevents the app from running, but does not
uninstall it. This option is available for some apps and services that can’t be uninstalled.
• Clear data button. Delete an app’s settings and other data
without removing the app itself.
• Clear cache button. If the app stores data in a temporary area
of the tablet’s memory, lists how much information is stored,
and includes a button for clearing it.
• Launch by default. If you have configured an app to launch cer-
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tain file types by default, you can clear that setting here.
• Permissions. Lists the kinds of information about your tablet
and data the app has access to.
About tablet sharing
If you share your tablet with family or friends, they can set up separate user spaces for themselves. You first add a new user to the
tablet. Then hand it over to that person to set up the new space,
just as you did when you turned on the tablet for the first time.
After completing the setup process, a new user can work with the
tablet in most of the usual ways:
• Set up their own Google accounts and other types of accounts.
• Customize the lock screen, Home screens, and other settings.
• Add, update, and delete apps.
The user experience for the tablet’s owner and the additional user
is nearly the same. However, only the tablet’s owner can remove
any user’s space completely or uninstall any user’s apps.
• Any other user can accept updated app permissions on any
other user’s behalf.
• As with any computer, you should share this tablet only with
people you trust.
The way settings work when a tablet has multiple users varies:
• Some settings, like those under Settings > Device > Sound, affect only the individual user’s space.
• Some settings, like Settings > More > Airplane mode, can be
changed by any user and affect all users, including the owner.
• Some settings, like Settings > More > VPN, are visible only to
the owner and affect all users.
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See the documentation for a setting to find out how it works when
more than one user is set up to use the tablet. In most cases, this
information is available from a Help menu near the top of each
Settings screen as well as in this help.
Related setting
To add or delete users for your tablet, go to Settings
> Device > Users
Settings
Add, modify, or delete users
To work with user settings, go to
Settings > Devices > Users.
Use this screen to share your tablet with family and friends. Each
new user you set up here can use a separate space on the tablet
with its own Home screens, accounts, apps, settings, and so on.
Each user’s image appears on the lock screen, along with the tablet owner’s. To use the tablet, touch your picture and unlock your
own lock screen.
Add a user
To add a new user, you must be the tablet owner.
1. Go to Settings > Device > Users
2. Touch Add user.
3. Touch OK.
At this point:
• If the person is available, touch Set up now and ask them set
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up the Google account and other details.
• If the person isn’t available, touch Not now. A generic new user
appears in the list. When you can hand over the tablet to the
person for setup, touch the user image in Settings > Device >
Users or on the lock screen.
Modify user info
From the Users screen, each user can modify their own image and
info on the lock screen:
• Change the picture: Touch the user name, then the image beside the local profile name.
• Change the nickname: Touch Nickname.
• Add or change additional text: Touch User info.
Delete a user
From the Users screen:
• The tablet’s owner can delete any user’s space. To do so, touch
Trash icon beside the user’s name.
the
• Other users can delete just their own space. To do so, touch
Menu > Delete username from this device.
Switch users
Each user’s image and nickname appears on the lock screen,
along with the tablet owner’s. To enter your own space, touch
your picture and unlock the screen with your screen lock.
Alternatively, swipe down from the top right of any screen to open
Quick Settings, and then touch your image near the top left. This
returns you to the lock screen, from which each user can unlock
their own space.
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Security settings
Security on Android
Android takes a multi-layered approach to security:
Prevent. Apps in Google Play are scanned continuously to block
harmful apps and policy violators. You can also choose to have
apps installed from other sources verified.
Control. App “sandboxes” keep apps from accessing other parts
of your tablet’s operating system, or each other, unless you give
permission at installation. Screen lock and encryption help prevent unauthorized access to the entire tablet.
Defend. Once identified, dangerous apps can be removed
remotely.
This chapter includes information about the verify apps feature
(used both for prevention and defence), screen lock, encryption,
and other security features of your tablet.
Manage security settings
If your tablet has multiple users, each has separate security settings. Some settings, such as encryption and trusted credentials
(certificates), are visible only to the owner.
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You can manage the security settings for your tablet by going to
Settings > Personal > Security.
• Screen security. Manage screen lock options, such as using
the Power button to lock your screen.
• Encryption. Encrypt the data on your tablet.
• SIM card lock. Set up a PIN to lock your tablet’s SIM card.
• Passwords. Make passwords visible, which helps you to enter
a password that is more complex and secure.
• Device administration. Manage device administrators, allow
apps to be installed from sources other than the Play Store,
and choose to verify apps from all sources.
• Credential storage. Manage, install, or clear certificates on
your tablet.
TIP: Touch Owner info (or User Info, for other users) under
Screen Security to enter information that’s displayed on
the lock screen. This is useful in case you lose or misplace
your tablet.
Protect against harmful apps
Available only for Android 4.2 and higher.
About verifying apps
Some apps can harm you or your tablet. You can choose to verify apps in order to help prevent harmful software from being installed on your tablet.
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cation is turned on, your tablet may send information identifying
the app to Google.
If the app is harmful, Google may warn you not to install it, or it
may block the installation completely.
IMPORTANT: When you verify apps, Google receives log information, URLs related to the app, and general information
about the device, such as the Device ID, version of the operating system, IP address, and one or more cookies.
Control app verification
Tablets running Android 4.2 and later that have Google Play installed have the option of using Google as an app verifier. App
verification is turned on by default, but no data is sent to Google
unless you agree to allow this when asked in the dialog that appears prior to installing the first app from an unknown source.
To control app verification, go to Settings > Security > Verify apps.
If you attempt to install an app that may be unsafe, you may see
one of the following dialogs:
• Installing this app may harm your tablet. The app may be
harmful to your tablet and personal information.
• Installation has been blocked. The app is harmful and can’t
be installed.
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To stop verifying apps at any time, go to Settings > Security >
Verify apps, then uncheck the box.
Set screen lock
You can lock your screen for additional security. After you set a
lock, the screen is locked after the display goes to sleep.
1. Go to
Settings > Personal > Security > Screen lock.
2. Touch the type of lock you want and follow the onscreen
instructions.
You can choose among these lock options, listed in approximate
order of strength:
• Slide provides no protection, but lets you get to the Home
screen quickly.
• Face Unlock lets you unlock your tablet by looking at it. This is
the least secure lock option.
TIP: Face Unlock lets you unlock your tablet by looking
at the screen. After you set it up, look under Settings >
Personal > Security for two additional settings: Improve
face matching and Liveness check. Use these to make
Face Unlock more reliable and secure.
• Pattern lets you draw a simple pattern with your finger to unlock the tablet. This is slightly more secure than Face Unlock.
• PIN requires four or more numbers. Longer PINs tend to be
more secure.
• Password requires four or more letters or numbers. This is the
most secure option, as long as you create a strong password.
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Password tips: For best security, specify a password that is
• A least 8 characters long.
• Contains a mixture of numbers, letters, and special symbols.
• Doesn’t contain any recognizable words or phrases.
To change when your tablet goes to sleep, go to Settings > Device > Display > Sleep.
Settings
To see your passwords when you input them, go to
Settings > Personal > Security > Make passwords
visible.
Encrypt your data
You can encrypt all your data: Google Accounts, app data, music
and other media, downloaded information, and so on. If you do,
you must enter a numeric PIN or password each time you turn
on your tablet. Note that this is the same PIN or password that
you use to unlock your tablet without encryption, and can’t be set
independently.
WARNING: Encryption is irreversible. The only way to revert is to perform a factory data reset, which erases all your
data.
If your tablet has multiple users, only the owner can see the encryption settings.
Encryption provides additional protection in case your tablet is
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many cases the PIN or password you set for encryption is controlled by the system administrator.
Before turning on encryption, prepare as follows:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Set a lock screen PIN or password.
Charge the battery.
Plug in your tablet.
Schedule an hour or more for the encryption process: you
must not interrupt it or you will lose some or all of your data.
When you’re ready to turn on encryption:
1. Touch Settings > Personal > Security > Encryption > Encrypt
tablet.
2. Read the information about encryption carefully.
The Encrypt tablet button is dimmed if your battery’s not
charged or your tablet’s not plugged in. If you change your
mind about encrypting your tablet, touch the Back button.
WARNING: If you interrupt the encryption process, you
will lose data.
3. Touch Encrypt tablet.
4. Enter your lock screen PIN or password and touch Continue.
5. Touch Encrypt tablet again.
The encryption process starts and displays its progress. Encryption can take an hour or more, during which time your tablet may
restart several times.
When encryption is complete, you’re prompted to enter your PIN
or password.
Subsequently, you must enter your PIN or password each time
you power on your tablet, to decrypt it.
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You can use digital certificates to identify your device for a variety
of purposes, including VPN or Wi-Fi network access as well as
authentication to servers by apps such as Email or Chrome. To
use a certificate to identify your device, you must obtain it with
help from your system administrator, and install it in your device’s
trusted credential storage .
Android supports DER-encoded X.509 certificates, saved in files
with a .crt or .cer file extension. If your certificate file has a .der
or other extension, you must change it to .crt or .cer or you won’t
be able to install it.
Android also supports X.509 certificates saved in PKCS#12 key
store files with a .p12 or .pfx extension. If your key store has some
other extension, you much change it to .p12 or .pfx or you won’t
be able to install it. When you install a certificate from a PKCS#12
key store, Android also installs any accompanying private key or
certificate authority certificates.
If your tablet has multiple users, only the owner can see the certificate settings.
Install client & CA certificates
To install a certificate from your tablet’s internal storage:
1. Copy the certificate or key store from your computer to the
root of your device’s internal storage (that is, not in a folder).
2. Touch
Settings > Personal > Security > Credential storage
> Install from storage.
3. Touch the filename of the certificate or keystore to install. Only
certificates that you haven’t already installed are displayed.
4. If prompted, enter the key store password and touch OK.
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5. Enter a name for the certificate and touch OK.
Typically, a CA certificate included with a client certificate is installed at the same time. You can also install separate CA certificates using the same steps.
If you have not already set a pattern, PIN, or password for your
device, you’re prompted to set one up. The type of lock that’s acceptable may be predetermined by your system administrator.
You can now use the certificate that you installed when connecting to a secure network or for client authentication with Email,
Chrome, and third-party apps. After a certificate is installed successfully, the copy in storage is deleted.
IMPORTANT: Apps such as Email that support certificates
allow you to install certificates directly from within the app.
For details, see the Help or other instructions that come
with each app.
Work with CA certificates
If a certificate authority (CA) certificate gets compromised, or for
some other reason your organization doesn’t want to trust it, you
can disable or remove it. To do so, follow these steps:
1. Touch
Settings > Personal > Security > Credential storage >Trusted credentials. The trusted credentials screen has
two tabs:
System displays certificate authority (CA) certificates that are
permanently installed in the ROM of your tablet.
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2. To examine the details of CA certificate, touch its name.
A scrolling screen displays the details.
3. To remove or disable a CA certificate, scroll down to the bottom of the details screen and touch either Disable for system
certificates or Remove for user certificates.
When you disable a system CA certificate, the button at the
bottom of its details screen changes to Enable, so you can
enable the certificate again if necessary. When you remove a
user-installed CA certificate, it is gone permanently and must
be re-installed if you want it back.
4. In the confirmation dialog that appears, touch OK.
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Personal, account,
& system settings
Manage location access
If your tablet has multiple users, each has separate Location access settings. Some settings differ for Android 4.1.2 and earlier.
You can let your tablet access GPS, Wi-Fi networks, and mobile
networks to estimate your location. Apps that have your permission can use this information to deliver location-based services,
such as the ability to check in, view commute traffic, or find nearby restaurants.
For your tablet
To control what location information your tablet can use, go to
Settings > Personal > Location access.
When the Access to my location switch at the top of the screen is
On, you can select either or both of these checkboxes:
• GPS satellites. Just like a GPS device in your car, lets your tablet calculate your location based on satellite signals.
• Wi-Fi & mobile network location. Lets your tablet use Google’s
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location service to help estimate your location faster, with or
without help from GPS.
When the switch is Off, your tablet can’t find your precise location
or share it with any apps.
IMPORTANT: Turning off location access for your tablet
also turns it off for Google Now, other Google apps, and
non-Google apps. That means that no apps can receive
your precise location information, and many useful features will be disabled.
For Google apps
When location access for your tablet is turned on, you can prevent Google apps from using this information with one easy setting – without affecting access by non-Google apps. To do so:
1. Go to Settings > Accounts > Google > Location settings.
2. Slide the switch to the Off position.
IMPORTANT: When you turn Location settings off, nonGoogle apps and Google’s location service will continue to
receive your location. To change these settings, go to Settings > Personal > Location access.
Change backup & reset options
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Settings > Backup
You can back up settings and other data associated with one or
more of your Google Accounts. If you need to replace or factory
reset your device, you can restore your data for any accounts that
were previously backed up.
These options are available:
• Back up my data. If you check this option, a wide variety of
your personal data is backed up automatically, including your
Wi-Fi passwords, Chrome bookmarks, a list of the apps you’ve
installed on Google Play, the words you’ve added to the dictionary used by the onscreen keyboard, and most of your customized settings. Some third-party apps may also take advantage of this feature, so you can restore your data if you reinstall
an app.
If you uncheck this option, your data stops getting backed up,
and any existing backups are deleted from Google servers.
• Backup account. Displays the Google Accounts whose information gets backed up. You must sign in with one or more of
these accounts on a new or reset device to retrieve the associated information.
To add a new account, touch Backup account > Add account.
• Automatic restore. Check this option to restore settings and
other data when you reinstall an app. This feature requires that
you are backing up your data with your Google Account and
that the app is using the backup service.
• Factory data reset. Touch this option, then Reset tablet to
erase all your personal data from internal storage, including
information about your Google Account, any other accounts,
your system and app settings, any downloaded applications,
and your music, photos, videos, and other files.
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After resetting your tablet, you’ll need to re-enter the same information requested when you first set up your tablet. If you’ve
been backing up your data to a Google account, an option during the setup process allows you to restore it.
Some third-party apps also make use of the backup service, so if
you reinstall one, its settings and data are restored.
Add or remove accounts
If your tablet has multiple users, each has separate account
settings.
Add an account
To add some accounts, you may need to obtain details from system administrator about the service to which the account connects. For example, you may need to know the account’s domain
or server address.
1. Go to Settings > Accounts > Add account.
2. Touch the kind of account to add.
3. Follow the on-screen instructions.
Most accounts require a username and password, but the details
depend on the kind of account and the configuration of the service you’re connecting to.
Depending on the kind of account, you may be asked to configure what kinds of data you want to sync, name the account, and
other details.
When you’re finished, the account is added in one of two places:
• Google Accounts show up under Settings > Accounts > Google.
• Other accounts show up under Settings > Accounts.
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You can remove any account and all information associated with
it from your device, including email, contacts, settings, and so on.
To remove a Google account, touch its name under Settings >
Menu > ReAccounts or Settings > Accounts >Google, then
move account.
For any other type of account go, to Settings > Accounts >
account-name and look for the Remove option.
Configure sync options
If your tablet has multiple users, each has separate sync options.
To reach sync settings for Google accounts, start from
Settings > Accounts > Google.
You can configure synchronization options for any of your apps.
You can also decide what kinds of data to synchronize for each
account.
For some accounts, syncing is two-directional; changes that you
make to the information on your device are made to the copy of
that information on the web. Your Google Account works this way.
Other accounts support only one-way sync: the information on
your mobile device is read-only.
Some apps, such as Gmail and Calendar, have separate synchronization settings that provide more fine-grained control. For
example, to control message syncing in the Gmail app, ensure
Menu > Label settings
you’re viewing your Inbox, then touch
> Sync messages.
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Configure auto-sync for all apps
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To control Anto-sync for all apps that use it, open Settings > Data
Menu and check or uncheck Auto-sync data.
usage >
If you turn off Auto-sync, you need to sync manually to collect
messages, email, and other recent information, and won’t receive
notifications when updates occur. For example, changes that you
make in your People app are automatically made to your Google
contacts on the web.
If this option is not checked, you may be able to use an app’s tools
to sync data manually. You can also sync manually to collect
messages, email, and other recent information. Leaving Autosync off can help extend your battery life, but will prevent you
from receiving notifications when updates occur.
Configure Google Account sync settings
To adjust a single Google Account’s sync settings:
1. Go to Settings > Personal > Accounts > Google.
indicates that some or all of an account’s information is
configured to sync automatically.
indicates that none of an account’s information is configured to sync automatically.
2. Touch the account whose sync settings you want to change.
3. The Sync Settings screen opens, displaying a list of the kinds
of information the account can sync.
4. Check or uncheck items as needed.
Unchecking an option does not remove the information from your
device; it simply stops it from being kept in sync with the version
on the web.
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Sync a Google Account manually
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1. Go to Settings > Accounts > Google.
2. Touch the account whose data you want to sync.
3. Touch
Menu > Sync now.
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Appendix: Hardware reference
What’s in the box
Micro USB cable
Nexus 7
USB charging unit
Warran
Quick Start Guide
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Warranty
Nexus 7 3G tablets also include a SIM card ejection tool.
• A SIM card ejection tool is also included with the mobile data
model.
• If any item is damaged or missing, contact your point of purchase for assistance
• The bundled USB charging unit varies by country or region.
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Nexus 7
FRONT
Front-facing
camera
Touch screen
SIDE
SIDE
BACK
Microphone
NFC area
Power/lock
key
Microphone
Volume key
SIM card
tray
Speaker
4-pin
connector
3.5mm
headset jack
Micro
USB port
BOTTOM
NOTE: SIM card tray available only for Nexus 7 with mobile data,
and microphone is lower on Wi-Fi-only model.
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Battery
To charge the battery, connect the Micro USB cable to Nexus 7
and to the charging unit, and the charging unit to a power outlet:
a
IMPORTANT: Use the charging unit and micro USB cable
that come with your Nexus 7. Other charging units and USB
cables may charge more slowly or not at all.
• The USB charging unit varies by country or region.
• Use only the USB charging unit that comes with your Nexus 7.
Using a different charging unit may damage your tablet.
• To avoid risk of injury or damaging your device, peel the protective film from the USB charging unit and USB cable before
charging the battery.
• The input voltage range between the wall outlet and this
charging unit is AC 100V–240V, and the charging unit’s output
voltage is DC 5V, 2A.
• Your Nexus 7 can be charged via the USB port on a computer
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only when Nexus 7 is in sleep mode (screen off) or turned off.
Charging through the USB port will take longer than charging
with the USB charging unit.
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.
DO NOT throw Nexus 7 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.
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Specs (Wi-Fi models)
Screen
7” 1280x800 HD display (216 ppi)
Back-lit IPS display
Scratch-resistant Corning® glass
Size
198.5 x 120 x 10.45mm
Weight
340g
Camera
1.2MP front-facing camera
Wireless
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth
Memory
16 or 32 GB internal storage
1 GB RAM
USB
Micro USB
Battery
4325 mAh (up to 8 hours of active use)
OS
Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
CPU
Quad-core Tegra 3 processor
Features
Microphone
GPS
NFC (Android Beam)
Magnetometer
Accelerometer
Gyroscope
Compatible file
types
DOC/DOCX/DOT/DOTX/RTF/TXT (Word)
XLS/XLSX/CSV (Excel)
PPT/PPTX/PPS/PPSX/POT/POTX (PowerPoint)
PDF
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Specs (32GB + mobile data)
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7” 1280x800 HD display (216 ppi)
Back-lit IPS display
Scratch-resistant Corning® glass
Size
198.5 x 120 x 10.45mm
Weight
347g
Camera
1.2MP front-facing camera
Wireless
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth
NFC (Android Beam)
Memory
32 GB internal storage (actual formatted capacity
will be less)
1 GB RAM
Sensors
Microphone
NFC (Android Beam)
Accelerometer
GPS
Magnetometer
Gyroscope
USB
Micro USB
Battery
4325 mAh (up to 8 hours of active use)
OS
Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
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CPU
NVIDIA® Tegra® 3 quad-core processor
Network
Unlocked GSM/UMTS/HSPA+
GSM/EDGE/GPRS (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
3G (850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100 MHz)
HSPA+ 21
Compatible file
types
DOC/DOCX/DOT/DOTX/RTF/TXT (Word)
XLS/XLSX/CSV (Excel)
PPT/PPTX/PPS/PPSX/POT/POTX (PowerPoint)
PDF
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