ZTE Blade V580 Quick Start Guide

ZTE Blade V580 Quick Start Guide
ZTE Blade V580 Quick Start Guide
Headset jack
Noise-reduction MIC
Light/proximity
sensor
Front camera
Earpiece
Card tray
Display
Options key
Back key
Home key
Back camera
Flashlight
Fingerprint
recognition
Volume keys
Power key
Speaker
USB port
Microphone
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Insert 1 SIM card or 2 SIM cards
Insert 1 or 2 valid nano-SIM cards into your phone before use.
1. Insert the ejector pin into the hole on the SIM tray. Firmly
press the pin until the tray pops out.
2. Put the nano-SIM card into the tray.
3. Insert the SIM tray back into the phone.
Important Notes:
1. Two SIM cards cannot support 4G/3G networks at the same
time. When one SIM card supports 4G/3G network, the
other SIM card supports GSM only.
2. Only one card supports data service. When one card is used
for data service, the other card cannot be used for data.
A nano-SIM card is a small SIM card. Do not use a micro-SIM or
SIM card adaptor which may damage your device.
Insert the memory card
Insert the memory card into the card slot as shown.
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Key Functions
Keys
Function
Hold down to power on your phone.
Power Key
Press to switch to sleep mode. Press to wake up.
Hold down for Silent mode, Airplane mode or
Power off.
Back
Press to go to the previous screen.
Press to exit applications.
Home
Press to return to the Home Screen from any
screen. Hold down to access Google Now
Overview
View all the recently used applications.
Volume
Use to control the volume Up and Down, Vibrate
Keys
and Silent mode, Media and Earpiece Volumes.
Phone icon – Open the dialler for Calls
Contacts – Access your Phonebook Contacts
Messages – Messages app, for SMS and MMS
Apps – Open the Applications menu
Switch your device On or Off
• Press and hold the Power Key to turn on your phone.
• If your screen is locked, slide the padlock icon to unlock the
device.
• To turn it off, press and hold the Power Key to open the
options menu.
• Touch Power off and then touch OK.
3
Charge your Battery
Insert the charger lead carefully.
Ensure the plug is inserted with the correct orientation.
Do not force the connector into the charger jack.
Disconnect the charger when fully charged.
When the phone is on the charging icon
/
is shown on the
status bar.
How much charge have you got?
If the battery is low, there will be a pop-up message on the
screen. During charging the charge level is shown on the lock
screen or pull the notifications bar down twice to see the power.
Volume Controls
From the Home screen, the volume keys control the Ring
volume. Turn all the way down to engage Vibrate mode (this
can also be configured in Settings > Sound & notification). From
within a game or media app the volume keys control the media
volume. If you are on a Call the volume keys control the in call
(earpeice) volume.
Setting Up for the First Time
When you first power on your phone or after a factory reset you
need to enter some settings before use.
1.
Touch the Arrow to begin and step through the wizard
selecting your personal preferences. Note that selecting
Backup and Restore options will consume data.
2.
Further assistance is given in the form of pop ups
describing how to use various features. Press OK to clear
these notices.
Connect to a Wi-Fi Network
Connect to a Wi-Fi network reduce your network data use.
Go to Settings > Wi-Fi, switch On and then touch a network to
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join. If the network is secured you need to know the password.
Wi-Fi passwords are case sensitive so enter exactly as it is
written.
The Home Screen
Drag the
notifications bar
down to review
Settings
Phone Contacts Apps Messages Chrome
Touch the Settings icon on the home screen
Screen Locks & Fingerprint
You can secure your handset with a variety of different screen
locks. Go to Settings > Security > Screen Lock to set a Pattern,
PIN or Password to lock your front screen or Settings > Security
Fingerprint to add a fingerprint lock.
Access the Quick Settings Panel
Swipe down from the top of the screen twice to access the
Quick Settings panel. Tap to enable or disable the features.
Some icons can be configured with a long press (press and hold).
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Change your Ringtone and other Audio Settings
Press Settings > Sound & notification >
> Phone Ringtone,
Default Notification sound, Vibrate mode etc.
Phone Status Icons
G
GPRS network
No Signal
E
EDGE network
Signal strength (no data)
3G
3G network
H
HSDPA network
Mobile data in use
Flight mode
Ringer off
Emergency calls only
Microphone off (muted)
Battery flat
Vibrate on
Battery low
Speaker on
Signal strength (data
ready)
Battery partially
Connected to Wi-Fi
drained
network
Battery full
Wi-Fi data in use
Battery charging
Headset connected
Bluetooth on
Tips for using your Android Phone
• Learn to swipe down for notifications, the quick settings
panel and to get to Settings
• Long press on an item to see extended menus
• Press the power key to wake up the phone during a call
• Use the volume keys to quickly change notifications priorities
(ring, vibrate, silent for different notifcations)
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Notification Icons
New SMS
microSD card not mounted
New MMS
microSD card removed
New Email
Upcoming event
New Gmail message
Call on hold
New Hangouts
message
New Wi-Fi network detected
SMS or MMS issue
Downloading data
Missed call
Uploading data
Call in progress
USB tethering is on
USB connected
Wi-Fi hotspot is on
Song is playing
Bluetooth is on
Updates available
Making Calls
1. Touch Home Key >
> Touch
to open the Dial pad.
2. Enter the phone number using the dial pad. Touch
delete wrong digits.
3. Press Options
to add a Pause or Wait if required
4. Press and hold the 0 key to enter the plus (+) symbol for
international dialling.
5. Touch the Phone icon
below the keypad to dial.
Options during a call
Press
to open the number pad
Press
to use loudspeaker (Handsfree) mode
Press
to mute the microphone
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to
Press
to put the current call on hold
Press
to End the call
When you receive a phone call
The display shows the caller ID and any additional information
about the caller saved in Contacts.
Press
to answer the call.
Press
to reject the call.
You can set a Reject Message at Dialler > Settings > General >
Quick responses.
TIP: Silence the incoming ring by pressing the Volume keys.
Messaging
Use Messaging to exchange text messages (SMS) and
multimedia messages (MMS).
Open the Messaging Screen
Touch
in the Home Screen or from Apps
The Messaging screen opens, where you can create a new
message, search for messages, or open an ongoing message
thread.
1. Touch
to write a new message.
2. Touch
to search within messages
3. Touch an existing message to open the thread.
Send a Text Message
On the Messaging screen, touch
to create a new
message.
Enter the recipient’s number or, if the recipient is stored in
Contacts the first letters of their name. As matching contacts
appear, you can touch a suggested recipient.
Touch the Type text message field, and enter your message
using the keypad.
Touch to Send.
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Reply to a Message
Messages you receive are appended to existing threads of the
same number. A new thread is created for new numbers.
1. On the Messaging screen, touch the thread that has the
message you want to reply to.
2. Type your reply in the text box at the bottom. You can
touch the attach icon + if you want to reply with an MMS.
3. Touch
to Send.
View Message Details
1.
2.
Touch and hold a message in a thread.
Touch View message details to see the message type,
sender or receiver, time and date .
Send a Multimedia Message
On the Messaging screen, touch
at the bottom to create
a new message.
Enter the recipient and the text of the message, as you do when
sending a text message.
Touch the
icon to add an attachment
Touch
to Send.
TIPS: The default MMS size is 300KB, you can change this at
MMS Settings. Large images are automatically re-sized but
video files may be too large to send. Send large Video files by
email instead or share using Social Media.
Forward a Message
In Messaging touch the thread to open the SMS.
1. Touch and hold the message.
2. Touch Forward in the menu that opens.
3. Enter a recipient for the message and edit the content if
you want.
4. Touch
to Send.
Delete messages:
1.
2.
3.
4.
On the Messaging screen, touch a thread.
Touch
> Select item(s).
Touch the messages you want to delete.
Touch
at the bottom.
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5.
Touch Delete.
Delete message threads:
1.
2.
3.
4.
On the Messaging screen, touch and hold the thread to
delete.
If there are more threads you want to delete, touch them
one by one.
Touch
at the bottom.
Touch Delete.
Message Settings
Touch
> Settings in the Messaging screen to change
Messaging settings.
Enable Group MMS
Go to Message Settings (see above) > Multimedia and check
Group messaging. All multi party SMS will be converted to MMS.
Recipients can use Reply All to reply to the whole group.
MMS requires the sender and receiver to have an active data
account. Users without data will not receive the MMS.
Transfer files to a Computer
Connecting to a computer enables you to transfer music,
pictures and other files to and from your handset. There are
various ways to do this.
1. Connect using a USB lead. First time select ‘Built in CDROM’
to install the handset drivers. Subsequently select MTP on the
handset to browse the handset folders on your PC.
2. Use Google Drive to share files in the cloud
3. Connect via Bluetooth to share files with other devices.
MAC users need to download the File Transfer app from
Android onto your MAC device.
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Quick Start Guide
English
Android 5.0, Lollipop
Copyright © 2014 Google Inc. All rights reserved.
Edition 1.0
Google, Android, Gmail, Google Maps, Chrome, Chromecast, Android Wear,
Nexus, Google Play, YouTube, Google+, and other trademarks are property
of Google Inc. A list of Google trademarks is available at http://www.google.
com/permissions/trademark/our-trademarks.html. All other marks and
trademarks are properties of their respective owners.
This book introduces Android 5.0, Lollipop for Nexus and Google Play edi
tion devices. Its content may differ in some details from some of the prod
ucts described or the software that runs on them. All information provided
here is subject to change without notice.
For best results, make sure you’re running the latest Android system update.
To find your device’s version number or check for the latest system update,
go to
Settings > System > About phone or About tablet and look for
Android version or System updates.
If you don’t have a Nexus or Google Play edition phone or tablet and are
running Android 5.0 on some other device, some details of the system as
described in this book may vary.
For comprehensive online help and support, including details about Nexus
and Google Play edition hardware running the software described in this
book and links to information about other Android devices, visit support.
google.com/android.
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Table of contents
1
Welcome to Android
1
About Android 5.0, Lollipop
1
Android Auto, Android TV, and Android Wear
2
Android Auto
2
Android TV
2
Android Wear
2
Set up your device
3
Make yourself at home
4
Send an SMS (text message) from your phone
5
Make a phone call
5
Make a video call
6
Send an email
7
Status bar
Quick Settings
7
Manage battery life
8
Get around
Nexus navigation buttons
9
7
9
Google Play edition navigation buttons
10
Menus
Organize your Home screens
10
Touch & type
Help & support
12
Android version & updates
13
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Essentials
Google Now
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15
How it works
Try it
16
What you can ask Google to do for you
18
Turn “Ok Google” on or off
Display
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18
18
Sound and notification
19
Manage accounts on your device
22
Add an account
22
Remove an account
23
Share your device with other users
24
Switch users
25
Remove a user
25
Guest user
25
Security
26
Smart Lock
Screen pinning
26
Protect against harmful apps
28
27
Android Device Manager
28
Android Beam
29
Tap & pay
30
Printing
30
Chromecast
31
File storage
32
Screenshots
33
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4
Use the keyboard
34
Enter & edit text
Use next-word suggestions
34
Gesture Typing
38
Keyboard dictionaries
39
Type by speaking
39
Try some apps
37
41
All Apps
41
Gmail
Google Play
42
44
Camera
45
Photos
48
Contacts
Messenger
50
Hangouts
52
Calendar
52
49
5
Settings
54
6
Accessibility
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Welcome to Android
About Android 5.0, Lollipop
Android 5.0, Lollipop is the latest version of Android, the oper
ating system that powers not just phones and tablets, but also
wearables, TVs, and even cars.
This guide introduces the Android 5.0 software available on
Nexus and Google Play edition mobile devices. For hardware
details for these devices, such as how to insert a SIM card, specs,
and so on, visit support.google.com/android. There, you can find
comprehensive information about all types of Android phones
and tablets, including more details about Nexus and Google Play
edition devices and other versions of Android.
Android 5.0 features a bold and bright new design, 3D graphics
support that are as good as on a desktop computer, and great
new features that make your phone work for you:
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Add guest users and other users without providing them ac
cess to your email, contacts, and whatever else you don’t want
to share.
Set priorities for notifications and see them when your phone
is locked.
Easier ways to manage battery usage, including a battery sav
er feature to extend battery life.
More ways to secure your phone.
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Android Auto, Android TV, and Android Wear
Android Auto
Android Auto will be supported by most major car manufacturers
starting with 2015 models. It allows you to plug in your phone to
display your music, contacts, and messages on the car’s built-in
screen. With a simplified interface, integrated steering wheel con
trols, and powerful new voice actions, it’s designed to minimize
distraction so you can stay focused on the road. It’s easy to get
where you’re going with free voice-guided navigation via Google
Maps, live traffic information, lane guidance, and more.
For more information, visit android.com/auto.
Android TV
Nexus Player (currently available on Google Play) and other set
top boxes and TVs coming on the market in 2015 let you watch
all your Google Play movies & TV content using Android TV. The
Android TV Remote Control app supports voice search and an
on-screen keyboard, giving you full control of your TV from your
phone or tablet. You can also browse personalized content rec
ommendations from Google Play, YouTube, and your apps. Or use
voice search to quickly find what you want: say “Back to the Fu
ture,” “Oscar nominated movies from 2006” or “Brad Pitt movies,”
and let Android TV do the work.
For more information, visit play.google.com/store/devices.
Android Wear
Android Wear watches from LG, Motorola, Sony, and other manu
facturers connect your phone to your wrist. Pause, play, and skip
music tracks or quickly respond to text messages using only your
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watch. Android Wear organizes your information, suggests what
you need, and shows it to you before you even ask. Get messages
from your friends, meeting notifications, and weather updates at
a glance.
For more information, visit play.google.com/store/devices.
Set up your device
When you first turn on your phone or tablet, you’ll see a Welcome
screen. Choose the language you want and touch the arrow to
continue.
IMPORTANT: To complete the setup process, it’s best to
have a Wi-Fi connection.
When prompted, sign in with your Google Account or create one
at that time. Signing in lets you immediately access everything
associated with your Google Account, like Gmail. If you prefer,
you can skip this step and create an account later.
TIP: If you have another Android device, Tap & Go lets you
quickly set up a new device just by tapping it to your other
one. Any Google Accounts and apps that were already
backed up will automatically be copied over to the new
device.
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An email address that you use for any of the following counts as
a Google Account:
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Gmail
YouTube
Google Play
Google Apps
AdWords
Any other Google product
Signing in with a Google Account helps you get up and running
quickly. When you sign in, you can easily get all the apps you’ve
purchased on Google Play onto your new device. All the email,
contacts, calendar events, and other data associated with that
account are automatically synced with your device.
For example, if you change a friend’s phone number on your
phone, that change also appears on your tablet and on any com
puters where you’re signed in to your Google Account.
If you have multiple Google Accounts, you can add others later
from
Settings > Personal > Accounts. You can also add guest
users in
Settings > Device > Users.
Make yourself at home
After you finish setting up your device, the Home screen appears
for the first time. Here, you can add app icons and widgets (an “at
a-glance” view of an app’s most important information) to your
Home screens to easily find them.
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•
To move between Home screens, swipe left or right.
To see notifications, swipe down from the top of the screen
with one finger.
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•
•
To open Quick Settings—frequently used settings—swipe
down from the top of the screen twice with one finger or once
with two fingers. See “Quick Settings” on page 7.
Settings, swipe down from the top of any screen
To open
with
in thetwo
topfingers
right. or swipe twice with one finger, then touch
From the Home screen, touch Google at the top of the screen,
or say “Ok Google” to search and start telling Google what to
do.
Send an SMS (text message) from your phone
To send an SMS from your Nexus 6 phone:
Messenger on your Home screen.
1. Touch
2. Touch
to create a new message.
3. At the top of the screen, enter a phone number or select a con
tact, then touch
. Type your message, then touch
.
For Nexus 4 and 5, you can get the Messenger app on Google
Play. You can also use the default SMS app that comes on the
phone—Hangouts on Nexus 5, the Messaging app on Nexus 4.
To change your default messaging app, go to
less & networks > More > Default SMS app.
Settings > Wire
Make a phone call
Using a Nexus or Google Play edition phone, you
can place calls from the Phone app, the Contacts
app, or other apps or widgets that display contact
information. Wherever you see a phone number, you
can usually touch it to dial.
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To place a call to one of your contacts:
Phone on a Home or
All Apps screen.
1. Touch
2. To choose someone to call, scroll or search. If the keypad is in
the way, touch the Back button to lower it.
3. To place a call, touch the contact’s name.
To view recent calls, touch the Recents tab. To use the keypad,
touch the
keypad.
TIP: On Nexus 4 and Nexus 5 only, Caller ID by Google iden
tifies inbound and outbound numbers, even for callers not
saved as contacts in the Contacts app.
For more details, visit Use your phone.
Make a video call
The Hangouts app lets you send and receive video
calls. To open it, touch
Hangouts on a Home or
All Apps screen.
To start a video call:
Add at the top of the main Hangouts screen and
1. Touch
start typing a name, email address, or phone number. Match
ing names and numbers from your contacts appear as you
type.
2. Choose a name, then touch
Video at the top of the screen.
Menu>
adjust
Settings.
To
notification preferences and other settings, touch
For more details, visit Hangouts help.
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Send an email
Use the Gmail app to read and write email from your
Gmail or other email addresses.
Gmail on a Home or
All Apps screen.
1. Touch
2. If you already signed into a Gmail account during setup, your
email will be synced to your device. Otherwise, add an email
address now.
Status bar
The status bar is at the very top of the screen. On the right, you
can see the Wi-Fi and mobile signal strength, how much battery
power is left, and the time. On the left, you can see which apps
have sent you notifications. Visit “Sound and notification” on
page 19.
Quick Settings
Use Quick Settings to easily get to frequently used settings, like
turning on airplane mode. To open Quick Settings, swipe down
from the top of the screen with two fingers or twice with one fin
ger. To change a setting, just touch the icon:
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•
•
•
Wi-Fi network:
Turn Wi-Fi on or off. To open Wi-Fi settings,
touch the Wi-Fi network name.
Bluetooth settings:
Turn Bluetooth on or off. To open Blue
tooth settings, touch the word “Bluetooth”.
Cellular data:
See cellular usage data and turn it on or off.
Airplane mode:
Turn airplane mode on or off. Airplane
mode means your phone won’t connect to Wi-Fi or a cell sig
nal, even if one is available.
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•
•
Flashlight:
Turn the flashlight on or off.
Display brightness:
Slide to lower or increase the bright
ness of your screen.
Lock your device’s orientation in portrait or
Auto-rotate:
landscape mode.
On a Nexus 5, Quick Settings look like this:
Open the main Settings app by touching
Settings in the top
right.
On tablets, you can also turn Auto Rotate on or off from Quick
Settings, to lock or unlock automatic screen rotation.
Manage battery life
The status bar shows how much battery you have left, but you
can also see the exact percentage and approximate time of bat
tery life remaining. Swipe down from the top of the screen, then
touch
Battery.
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Your Android device’s battery is built to get you through your day.
When you’re running low, Android’s battery saver conserves your
battery power so you can still make calls and send SMS (text)
messages. To turn it on, go to
Settings > Battery > Battery
saver. For more information, visit Manage battery life.
Get around
At the bottom of every Home screen you’ll find the Favorites tray:
another quick way to get to your apps.
To open an app, touch it. To drag an app in or out of the Favorites
tray or anywhere else on a Home screen, touch & hold it, then
move it with your finger where you want it.
Nexus navigation buttons
At the bottom of most phone or tablet screens, no matter what
you’re doing, you’ll always find the navigation bar with three but
tons. On Nexus, it looks like this:
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.
Home
Opens the central Home screen. To open Google Now,
swipe up.
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Overview
Opens a list of thumbnail images of screens you’ve
worked with recently. To open one, touch it. To remove
a screen from the list, swipe it left or right or touch
on the X.
Some apps hide these buttons temporarily, or fade them to small
dots in the same position. To bring them back, touch the dots,
touch the screen in the middle, or swipe up from the bottom.
Google Play edition navigation buttons
Some Google Play edition devices have two or three buttons just
below the screen. These could be physical buttons or buttons
that only appear when you touch below the screen.
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•
•
Menu: This button opens options depending on the screen
you’re on.
Home: Opens Home. If you’re viewing a left or right Home
screen, it opens the main Home screen. If you have set up
Google Now, you can also touch & hold this button to open
Google Now.
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.
Menus
Many screens in Apps and in Settings include a
Menu icon at
the top right of the screen. Touch it to explore additional options,
including Help and Settings.
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Organize your Home screens
On Nexus 5, 6, and 9:
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To change your wallpaper, add a widget, adjust Search set
tings, or change screen order, touch & hold the background of
any Home screen.
You can have any number of Home screens to the right. To add
a new screen, swipe to the rightmost screen and drag an app
or widget to the right edge.
The screen to the left of the main Home screen is reserved for
Google Now, and is available only when Google Now is turned
on.
To create a folder, slide one icon quickly on top of another.
To name or rename a folder, open it and touch its name.
To change the wallpaper:
Wallpapers.
1. Touch & hold the background, then touch
2. Swipe right to left to choose a wallpaper image. Or choose an
image from your Photos, Downloads or Drive.
To add an app icon to a Home screen:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Go to the Home screen where you want to place the app.
All Apps.
Touch
Swipe from right to left, if necessary, to find the app you want.
Touch & hold the app until the Home screen appears, slide it
into place, and lift your finger.
To add a widget:
1. Touch & hold the background, then touch Widgets. On Nexus
4, 7, or 10, open All Apps > Widgets.
2. Swipe right to choose a widget, which provides a quick view or
way to access information on your home screen, like a larger
size clock or a view of information in your Google Play library.
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To move an app or widget to another position:
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.
3. Lift your finger.
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:
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•
Touch & hold. To select an item, touch & hold it by not lifting
your finger until something happens. This is how you access
accent and other special characters on the keyboard. Slide
your finger to the accented letter you need.
Touch, hold, & 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. 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). Slide a Home screen left or right to
view the other Home screens.
Double-tap. Tap quickly twice on a map or image to zoom in
and out.
Scale. In some apps (such as Maps, Chrome, and Photos), you
can scale by placing two or more fingers on the screen at once
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and pinching them together (to enlarge scale) or spreading
them apart (to reduce it).
•
Rotate the screen. The orientation of most screens rotates
with your device as you turn it. To keep your screen locked
in Portrait mode, swipe down with two fingers from the top
of any screen and touch
Portrait/Auto-Rotate in Quick
Settings.
Help & support
For most Google apps, you can get to help and support from the
navigation menu. Other apps include a
Menu icon that you
can touch.
This book introduces just a few of the key features and apps that
come with Android 5.0. For more details about Android software
and apps, Nexus and Google Play edition devices available on
Google Play, and all forms of support, visit:
•
•
support.google.com/nexus
support.google.com/playedition
Google also welcomes feedback from you about your Nexus or
Google Play edition device. It’s easy to send your feedback. Just
go to
Settings > About phone (or About tablet) > Send feed
back about this device.
Android version & updates
To check your version number or get the latest system update
for a Nexus or Google Play edition phone, first go to
Settings
> System > About phone or About tablet. Then look for these
labels:
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•
System updates. Touch to check whether you have any pend
ing system updates.
Android version. Look partway down the list for this heading
and the number just below it.
If you don’t have a Nexus or Google Play edition phone or tablet
and are running Android 5.0 on some other device, some details
of the system as described in this book may vary.
For comprehensive online help and support, including details
about Nexus and Google Play edition hardware running the soft
ware described in this book and links to information about other
Android devices, visit support.google.com/android.
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Essentials
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.
For example, here’s a Google Now card that appears when you’re
about to start your commute:
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After you 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.
How it works
To know when to show information you’ll find useful, Google Now
uses contextual data from your device and from other Google
products, plus data from third-party products that you allow
Google Now to access. For example, if you have an appointment
in Google Calendar that includes an address, Google Now can
check traffic and suggest when to leave.
When you decide to use Google Now, you’re also turning on Loca
tion Reporting and Location History:
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•
Location Reporting allows Google to periodically store and
use your device’s most recent location data in connection
with your Google Account. Location Reporting is a per-device
setting.
Location History allows Google to store a history of your
location data from all devices where you’re logged into your
Google Account and have turned on Location Reporting.
You can control how Google Now uses your current location. To
view the relevant settings, go to
Settings > Personal > Loca
tion. When location services are turned on for your account on a
given device, certain apps can use them to give you more relevant
information, such as nearby restaurants or commute traffic.
To learn more about how Google Now uses your location and
other information, visit About Google Now.
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Try it
You have a chance to turn on Google Now when you first set up
your device. You can also turn it on or off at any time:
1. Touch & hold any empty space on your Home screen.
2. Go to
Settings > Google Now.
To open Google Now after you turn it on, on Nexus 5, 6, and 9,
swipe up from the Home button. Updates appear in the form of
Google Now cards. When you don’t need a card anymore, swipe
it from left to right. Swiping from right to left returns you to the
main Home screen.
When you want to see more cards, touch More at the bottom of
the screen.
TIP: On Nexus 4 and 7, to open Google Now, swipe to the
leftmost Home screen.
To adjust the way certain cards get updated:
•
Manage reminders: From the
•
screen, touch
Reminders.
Request updates for your sports teams, stocks, and more:
From the
Menu, touch
Customize.
•
Customize other updates: At the top right of each card, touch
the
Menu at the top left of the
three dots.
For more details, visit About Google Now. For a complete list of
cards available, visit google.com/now.
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What you can ask Google to do for you
When you use Google Now, you can speak to your device to
search, get directions, and create reminders. For example, say
“Ok Google, do I need an umbrella tomorrow?” to see if there’s
rain in the weather forecast.
To see other examples of what you can say, visit “Ok Google” and
voice search. You can say most of these examples in English,
French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, and
Brazilian Portuguese, but some examples aren’t available in every
language.
If you want to say “Ok Google” in languages other than English,
you also need to change the main language on your device. Visit
Change your language on Google.
Turn “Ok Google” on or off
You can start a search or action by saying “Ok Google.” To turn it
off or on, open Google Now or the Google app and touch Menu>
Settings > Voice > OK Google detection.
Display
Change the display settings on your device by following these
steps:
Settings > Device > Display.
1. Go to
2. Choose from the following settings. Some of these settings
may vary by your device and version of Android. All can affect
battery life. See “Manage battery life” on page 8 for more
information.
• Brightness level: Move the
level on your device.
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•
•
•
Adaptive brightness: Turn on adaptive brightness to au
tomatically optimize the brightness level on your device
based on the available light around you. Adaptive bright
ness is on by default. You can still adjust your brightness
when needed.
Sleep: Change how long it takes for your device’s screen to
go black when you’re not using it. Learn more about Sleep
Settings.
Daydream: Set up screensavers that display photos, color
ful backgrounds, and more when your device is charging or
docked. Learn more about using Daydream.
Ambient display (Nexus 6 only): Turn on ambient display
if you want your phone to wake up when you pick it up or
when a notification arrives.
Sound and notification
You can change the sound and notification settings on your de
vice by going to
Settings > Device >
Sound & notification.
Notifications alert you to the arrival of new messages, calen
dar events, and alarms, as well as ongoing events, such as
downloads:
•
•
Interruptions. Prioritize sound notifications so they don’t inter
rupt you. Touch the settings to turn phone call and message
interruptions on or off. If you turn Messages notifications on,
touch From to specify from whom you accept notifications
(Anyone, Starred contacts or Contacts Only). In Downtime, se
lect which days and times you allow for sound notifications.
When device is locked. Manage whether notifications can be
seen when your phone is locked, and whether sensitive con
tent in a notification can be seen. Sensitive content includes
things like the title of a song you downloaded, who sent you an
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•
•
email, or the details of a calendar event. For more information,
see Help Center.
App Notifications. Modify the notification settings individu
ally for apps such as Gmail. The setting under When device
is locked will always take precedence over the setting for an
individual app.
Notification access. See which apps can access your
notifications.
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 the Wi-Fi signal, mobile carrier
signal, or battery strength are on the right:
Notifications
Wi-Fi signal
Battery
Mobile signal
strength
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TIP: Wi-Fi and mobile signal strength are indicated at the
top of the screen by white bars. To see whether the select
ed Wi-Fi network has a full Internet connection, open Quick
Settings by swiping down with two fingers from the top of
the screen.
In Quick Settings only, white bars in the Wi-Fi or mobile
signal indicators indicate the signal strength of a normal
Internet connection.
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 expand a notification, posi
tion one finger inside it and swipe down slowly.
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, swipe it away. To dismiss
all notifications, touch
Dismiss at the very bottom of the noti
fications list.
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Manage accounts on your device
You can add accounts so that information associated with that
account automatically syncs with your device. You’ll need to set
up an account on your device if you want to get email or get apps
from the Google Play store.
You can also add multiple users for your device, like if several
people share a tablet. Adding users is different from adding
accounts. Each user has separate settings and can’t access the
accounts of other users, whereas a single user can have multiple
accounts and switch between them anytime they’re signed in.
Make sure you’re signed in as the correct user before adding or
removing any account information.
Add an account
Settings > Personal > Accounts. Touch “Add
1. Go to
account.”
2. Touch the type of account you want to add. You may be able
to choose from choices like “Google,” “Personal (IMAP),” or
“Personal (POP3).” If you’re not sure whether to choose IMAP
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or POP3, try IMAP first. Many email services use IMAP. Learn
more about the differences between IMAP and POP3.
i. Choose “Google” if you want to add your Google Account.
When you sign in with a Google Account, all the email, con
tacts, calendar events, and other data associated with that
account are automatically synced with your device.
ii. Follow the on-screen instructions to add the account.
To change the settings of any of the accounts you added, follow
these steps:
Settings > Personal > Accounts.
1. Go to
2. Select your account. If you’re using a Google account, touch
Google and then your account.
Remove an account
When you remove an account that you’ve added to your device,
everything associated with that account, including email, con
tacts, and settings is also deleted. You can’t delete the account
you used to initially set up your device.
To remove an account from your device, follow these steps:
1. Check to see if the account you want to delete is the account
you used to set up your device.
• If it’s not, go to step 2 and follow the instructions.
• If it is, reset your device to its factory settings instead of
following the steps below. This erases all of the data from
your device and you’ll need a Google Account to set up your
device again. Learn how to do a factory data reset on your
Nexus device or Google Play edition device.
2. Open the
Settings menu on your device.
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3. Under “Accounts,” touch the name of the account you want to
remove. If you’re using a Google account, touch Google and
then the account.
• When you sign out of your Google Account, all the email,
contacts, Calendar events, and other data associated with
that account will no longer automatically sync with your
device.
4. Touch
Menu in the top right corner of the screen.
5. Touch Remove account.
Share your device with other users
You can easily share your device with family and friends by creat
ing a separate user for each person. Each person has their own
space on the device for custom Home screens, accounts, apps,
settings, and more. You must be the device owner to add users.
To add a new user, follow these steps:
Settings > Device > Users.
1. Go to
2. Touch Add user, then touch OK.
i. If you’re with the new user: Touch “Set up now” and you’ll
be taken to the lock screen. Select the new user, unlock the
screen, and allow them to set up their Google Account and
other details.
ii. If the new user isn’t around: Touch “Not now.” A “New user”
will appear in the list. The next time you’re with the user, go
back to the user list and select “New user” or click the user
image on the lock screen.
After a user is set up, when you go to the lock screen, you’ll see a
second user profile picture or avatar in the status bar. To choose
a user, touch the picture and unlock the screen. Each user can set
their own screen lock.
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Switch users
To switch users, swipe down from the top of any screen twice to
open Quick Settings. Touch the image of the current user in the
top right corner of the screen, then touch another user’s image.
Remove a user
The device’s owner can delete any user that they added:
Settings > Device > Users.
1. Go to
2. Touch
Settings next to the user’s name, then touch Re
move user.
Other users can only delete their own space.
1. Go to
2. Touch
Settings > Device > Users.
Menu> Delete username from this device.
Guest user
If someone wants to temporarily use your device, but they don’t
need to be set up as a regular user, they can use it as a guest.
Guest users don’t have access to your mail, your apps, or any
content on your phone that’s tied to your account, like photos or
downloaded files. You must be the device’s owner to add a guest.
Settings > Device > Users.
1. Go to
2. Touch Guest.
When your guest is finished using your device, you can switch
back to another user.
To switch to another user: Swipe down from the top of any
screen, and then touch the bar at the top to open Quick Settings.
To choose another user, touch the image in the top right corner of
the screen, then touch another user’s image.
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Security
If a lock is set for your screen, the screen goes dark and locks
when the display goes to sleep or if you press the Power button.
You can set locks of different strengths using Screen Lock
settings:
1. Go to Settings > Personal > Security > Screen
lock.
2. Touch the type of lock you’d like to use.
Even when your screen is locked, you can perform certain
activities.
•
•
•
•
Quick Settings: Slide down from the top of the screen to open
Quick Settings without entering your password.
Camera: Slide from right to left to open the Camera.
Access Dialer: Slide from left to right to make a phone call.
(First you have to enter your password.)
Emergency Calls: Slide from left to right to make an emergen
cy phone call without having to enter your password.
If you have a tablet that’s set up for more than one user, you may
need to touch your image at the bottom of the screen to see your
own locked screen.
For more information, visit Customize the screen lock.
Smart Lock
You can turn on Smart Lock to keep your device unlocked when
it’s clear that you have it with you—for example, when it’s con
nected to your Bluetooth watch or when it recognizes your face.
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Trusted devices and face matching
You can set your device to stay unlocked while connected to a
Bluetooth device—like a watch, fitness tracker, headset, or car
speaker system. You can also set your phone to unlock when it
touches an NFC tag.
You can also have your device unlock when it recognizes your
face. After setting a trusted face, every time you turn on your
device, it will search for your face and unlock if it recognizes you.
Keep in mind that someone who looks similar to you could unlock
your phone.
Note: Face matching doesn’t store any photos of you. Data used to
recognize your face is only stored on your device and is not acces
sible by apps or backed up on Google servers.
For more information on how to use these features, see Trusted
devices and face matching.
Screen pinning
You can enable your device to only show a certain app’s screen
using screen pinning. Screen pinning can be handy if you want to
play a game without accidentally minimizing the app if you touch
the Home button. Some apps may ask you if you want to use
screen pinning.
When a screen is unpinned, you can choose to return to the
screen where you enter your password or PIN.
To pin a screen:
Settings > Security > Screen pinning and turn screen
1. Go to
pinning on.
2. Open an app.
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Overview on your device. Swipe up the first screen
3. Touch
on the bottom to bring it into view.
4. Touch
the pin. Here, you can select an option to return to
the lock screen after a screen is unpinned.
5. To exit from the pinned screen, touch and hold
the same time.
and
at
Protect against harmful apps
Apps from Google Play are always verified by Google to protect
you and your device from harm. By default, your device doesn’t al
low the installation of apps from sources other than Google Play.
If you choose to allow the installation of apps from unknown
sources and install apps from sources other than Google Play, it’s
more likely that apps will be installed that could harm you or your
device.
If you allow the installation of apps from unknown sources, the
Verify Apps feature protects you when installing apps outside
of Google Play by continually checking your device to make sure
that all apps installed are behaving in a safe manner, even after
installation.
For more information or to change the default behavior, visit Pro
tect against harmful apps.
Android Device Manager
If you lose your phone or tablet, the Android Device Manager can
help you find its approximate location, make it ring, lock it, or
erase its data.
These options are turned on by default. To view or change them,
Google Settings app (found in
All Apps) and
open the
touch Android Device Manager.
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If you lose your device, go to Android Device Manager and follow
the instructions.
Android Beam
You can instantly send, or beam, a web page, a video, or other
content from your screen to another device by bringing the devic
es together (typically back to back). In some apps, you can also
start a beam from the Share menu.
Before you begin: Make sure both devices are unlocked, support
Near Field Communication (NFC), and have both NFC and Android
Beam turned on. To check, go to
Settings > Wireless & net
works > More. Also, make sure you know where the NFC area is
on the back of both devices.
1. Open a screen that contains something you’d like to share,
such as a webpage, YouTube video, or place page in Maps.
2. Move the back of your device toward the back of the other
device. When the devices connect, you hear a sound, the im
age on your screen reduces in size, and you see the message
Touch to beam.
3. Touch your screen anywhere. The other device displays the
transferred content. Or, if the necessary app isn’t installed,
Google Play opens to a screen where your friend can down
load the app.
To turn on NFC, go to Settings > Wireless & net
works > More > NFC.
To turn on Android Beam, go to Settings > Wireless
& networks > More > Android Beam
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Tap & pay
When NFC is turned on, you can use the Tap & pay feature to pay
for items just by touching your phone to a reader at a register. To
manage your Tap & pay apps:
Settings > Device > Tap & pay.
1. Go to
2. Touch an app to make it your default payment app.
If your device doesn’t have a default payment app, such as Goo
gle Wallet, you can browse Google Play for other payment apps.
IMPORTANT: Tap & pay manages payment apps like Goo
gle Wallet. The Tap & pay setting doesn’t apply to Android
Beam and won’t include certain apps, such as money
transfer apps.
Printing
With Android 5.0, you can preview and print the content of certain
screens (such as web pages displayed in Chrome) to a printer on
the same Wi-Fi network as your Android device.
Before you can print, you need a printing service installed on your
device. To> check
what
services are currently available, go to
Settings
System
> Printing.
From here, you can open each available service to turn it on or off,
check which printers it makes available, add new printers, and
adjust the service’s settings.
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To print a document, such as a webpage in Chrome:
Menu > Print.
1. Touch
2. In the dialog that appears, adjust settings such as printer, cop
ies, orientation, and so on.
3. Touch Print.
Chromecast
Chromecast is a small device that plugs into the back of your TV.
It allows you to send videos and music straight from your phone
or tablet to your TV. You can use Chromecast with apps like:
•
•
•
•
•
YouTube
Netflix
Google Play Movies & TV
Google Play Music
Hulu Plus
To see more apps, visit chromecast.com/apps.
When using Chromecast, make sure your phone or tablet is using
the same Wi-Fi network as your Chromecast, and that Chrome
cast is selected as your TV’s source input.
To display content from your phone or tablet on your TV:
1. Open the video or music in one of the apps listed above.
2. Touch
Cast.
3. Play the content as usual to stream it to your TV.
For more information, see Cast from apps to your TV.
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File storage
Android 5.0 makes it easy to store and browse through pictures,
videos, and other files on your device and attach them to an
email, Hangout message, and so on. You can also use stored
images as your Home screen wallpaper.
For example, to attach an image to an email you’re composing,
touch the
Paper Clip in the top right and choose to either
Attach file or Insert from Drive to select stored images in your
Drive folder.
From here, you can view any of these sources:
•
•
Recent shows you the photos or videos you’ve taken or
opened most recently.
Drive lets you attach any files stored in Google Drive.
Images displays any photos, videos, or other images on your
•
device.
Downloads includes most files (excluding Play content) you’ve
•
•
downloaded from emails or the Web
Photos lets you browse all the images and videos that are on
your device or have been uploaded to your Google account.
Use the Downloads app to view, reopen, or delete
files you download from Gmail or other sources
(excluding Google Play books, videos, magazines,
and other media.)
In the Downloads app:
•
•
Touch an item to open it.
In your list of downloads, touch & hold an item to select it.
Share and choose a sharing method from the list.
Touch
Touch
to delete.
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Google Play streams purchases and rentals via the Internet. So
the purchases and rentals don’t always occupy storage space
when you play them. Although you can download content in
Google Play apps to access offline, Google Play content never
appears in Downloads.
Screenshots
To take a screenshot from Nexus or Google Play edition devices:
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 Photos.
TIP: To easily share your screenshot via Gmail, Google+,
and more, select your screenshot in Photos and touch the
at the bottom. Touch
Edit to modify. Touch
to
delete. For Google Play edition devices, touch
Share.
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3
Use the keyboard
TIP: To select a keyboard language other than English, go
Settings, Personal > Language & input. For more
to
details, visit the Keyboard help.
Enter & edit text
Use the onscreen keyboard to enter text. Here’s what it looks like
on a Nexus phone:
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Keyboards on tablets work in a similar way. To make the keyboard
go away, touch the Back button below it.
Some apps open the keyboard automatically. In others, you first
need to touch where you want to type.
Basic editing
Change
where you
want to type
Touch the cursor, then touch and drag the
tab that appears below it to the new position.
Select text
Touch and 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.
Delete text
Touch the
Delete key to delete the char
acters before the cursor or selected text.
Type capital
letters
To switch to capital letters for one letter,
touch the
Shift key once.
Shift key
You can also touch and hold the
while you type or you can touch the
Shift
key and slide to another key.
When you release the key, the lowercase
letters reappear.
Turn caps
lock on
Double-tap or touch and hold the
Shift
key so that it changes to. Touch the
key again to return to lowercase.
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Change word
capitalization
If you want to quickly change the capitaliza
tion of a word you’ve already typed, you can
select it and touch the
Shift key.
You’ll have the option to select the capital
ized word or the word in all capital letters.
Type a
symbol or
To switch to symbol keys for one word, touch
the symbol key ?123 once.
character
You can also touch and hold the symbol key
?123 while you type or you can
touch thesym
bol key ?123 and slide to another key. When
you release the key, the letter keys reappear.
View more
symbols and
Touch and hold symbols or characters to get
accented characters or additional symbols.
characters
Cut, copy,
paste
Select the text you want to cut or copy. Then
touch the Cut button
or Copy button
.
To paste, touch the space where you want
to paste your text and then touch Paste. If
you want to replace other text with the text
you copied, highlight the text, then touch the
Paste button
.
Emoji
Use Google Keyboard to choose from a variety of small, colorful
images used to express emotion (known as emoji) to add some
fun to your messages.
Depending on your device, you may need to touch and hold the
Return key and then slide your finger to the happy face to display
emoji. On a tablet, just touch the emoji symbol at the lower right.
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You’ll see a panel like this. To move between categories, swipe
left or right or touch the symbols in the top row. To type an emoji,
touch it:
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 words unless the one you want doesn’t
appear. If so, type it.
Android continues to suggest words as you type.
To change your keyboard and input methods, go to
Settings > Personal > Language & input.
To turn next-word suggestions on or off, go to Set
tings > Personal > Language & input > Keyboard &
input methods > Google Keyboard > Text correction
> Next-word suggestions.
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Gesture Typing
Gesture Typing works best for English. Quality varies for other lan
guages, and some don’t support it yet.
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 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. If you gesture a word and want to
change it, touch the word to see other choices in the suggestion
strip.
TIP: If there are letters you want to emphasize, like repeat
ed letters, such as the “e” in sleep, pause over the “e” slight
ly longer before moving on to the next letter.
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 your finger across the letters you want
to input, then lift your finger to start the next word.
Set
To change Gesture Typing settings, go to
tings > Language & input > Keyboard & input meth
ods > Google Keyboard>Gesture Typing.
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Keyboard dictionaries
To manage keyboard dictionaries, go to
Language & input.
Settings > Personal >
Personal dictionary
You can add your own words to your personal dictionary so that
your device remembers them. To add a word or phrase, including
an optional shortcut, go to
Settings > Personal > Language &
input > Google Keyboard > Text Correction > Personal dictio
nary and the language of the dictionary you want to modify, then
choose Add and type in the word. When you use the optional
shortcut when typing, your word or phrase appears as an option
in the suggested words above the keyboard.
Add-on dictionaries
Settings > Personal > Language & input > Google
1. Go to
Keyboard > Text Correction > Add-on dictionaries.
2. You’ll see dictionaries for other languages that you can down
load to your device.
3. Touch the dictionary you want, then Install.
Type by speaking
You can speak to enter text in most places where you can enter
text with the onscreen keyboard.
1. Touch a text field, or a location in the text you’ve already en
tered 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.
In some languages, you can also enter punctuation by speaking
it, like “comma,” “period,” “question mark,” “exclamation mark,”
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or “exclamation point.” Supported languages include English,
French, Italian, German, Spanish, and Russian.
To improve processing of your voice input, Google may record a
few seconds of background noise in temporary memory at any
time. This recording remains on the device only temporarily and
is not sent to Google.
To change your speech settings, go to Settings >
Personal > Language & input.
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4
Try some apps
All Apps
To see all your apps, touch the
tray on any Home screen.
in the Favorites
This is where you can see all your apps, including
those that come with your phone and those you
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 into
your desired Home screen.
Browse widgets. Touch the Widgets tab at the top of any All
Apps screen.
Get more apps. Touch
Google Play in the list of app icons.
To remove an app icon from the Home screen without removing
it permanently from your device, touch & hold it, slide your finger
toward the top of the screen, and drop the app over
Remove.
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To view info about an app from an All App screen, touch & hold it,
slide your finger toward the top of the screen, and drop the app
over
App Info.
TIP: Some apps can harm you or your device. However, you
don’t need to purchase anti-virus software for Nexus or
Google Play edition devices. Google can verify apps to help
prevent harmful software from being installed.
For more details, visit Protect against harmful apps.
Gmail
Use the Gmail app to read and write email from
any mobile device. To open it, touch
Gmail on a
Home or
All Apps screen.
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 the information you need at just the
right time
•
•
•
Calendar
People, for keeping track of your contacts
Google Drive, for working with documents
While you’re reading a message:
•
Touch the icons along the top of the screen to archive, throw
to mark a message as
away, and mark as read. Touch
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•
unread. Look under the
Menu to move, change labels,
mute, print and do other actions to the email.
Swipe left or right to read the previous or next conversation.
Organize your conversations: From the Inbox, touch & hold a con
versation 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 or button.
No matter where you are in Gmail, you can always get back to the
Inbox by touching the
Back button at the top of the screen.
From the Inbox, touch Menu to open the drawer that reveals avail
able accounts, labels, and so on.
For more information, visit Gmail help.
TIP: You can access your email from other accounts, like
Microsoft Exchange, in Gmail by adding the account in
Gmail Settings.
To add a non-Gmail email account to Gmail:
Settings > Personal > Accounts > Add account.
1. Go to
2. Touch the type of account you want to add. You may be able to
choose from choices like “Google,” “Personal,” or “Work.”
3. Choose “Google” if you want to add your Google Account.
When you sign in with a Google Account, all the email, con
tacts, Calendar events, and other data associated with that
account are automatically synced with your device.
4. Follow the on-screen instructions to add the account.
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To change the settings of any of the accounts you added, follow
these steps:
Settings menu on your device.
1. Open the
2. Under “Personal,” touch “Accounts” and select your account.
If you’re using a Google account, touch Google and then your
account.
Google Play
Google Play brings together all your favorite apps
& games, movies & TV shows, books, music, and
news & magazines in one place, so you can reach it
from any of your devices.
To open the Google Play app, touch
Google Play.
If you purchased content on Google Play in the past, you’ll auto
matically have access to this content on any Android device —
just make sure you’re signed in using the same account that you
used to purchase it. To check:
Google Play app.
1. Open the
2. Touch
Menu at the top left.
From here, you can view the current account or switch to another,
view your purchased apps, check your wish list, and so on.
To set preferences, clear your search history, and turn on user
controls, go to
Menu> Settings. For example, to filter apps
based on maturity level or require a PIN for purchases, touch
Content filtering or Require authentication for purchases.
To find your content, open any of the Google Play apps from the
All Apps screen and touch
Menu.
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Google Play support
For more details about Google Play, including phone and email
support options, visit support.google.com/googleplay.
Camera
The Camera app lets you take photos, panoramic
photos, videos, and immersive 360-degree photo
sphere shots, including what’s above and below
you.
To open Camera:
•
•
From the the lock screen, swipe from right to left.
From the Home screen, touch
Camera.
The first time you open Camera, you may be asked if you want
it to remember photo locations. This allows you, for example, to
pinpoint the location of a particular photo with Google Maps.
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When you open Camera, you can choose from five different cam
era modes. To see the modes, swipe left to right.
The
Camera icon indicates Camera mode. To take a picture:
1. Frame your subject and watch for the focus ring.
To focus on a different part of the image, touch it. To zoom in,
pinch two fingers outwards. To zoom out, pinch two fingers
inwards.
2. When the focus ring brackets disappear, touch the shutter
button, which is the camera button.``
3. To see the image you just took, swipe from right to left. To see
Photos in the top right. When viewing
stored photos, touch
to share,
Edit to modify photos
stored photos, touch
and
to delete.
Keep swiping to see other images in Photos.
To change to a different mode, swipe left to right to show the list
of camera modes:
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Photo
Sphere
To capture a 360-degree or wide angle shot,
pan or tilt until the circle in the center of the
screen moves over a blue dot and records that
portion of the image. Keep moving over the
dots until you’re finished, then touch the check
mark at the bottom of the screen.
Panorama
Touch Panorama to begin taking a panoramic
photo.
Find your starting point, and touch the shutter
to take the first picture in the panorama.
To take the subsequent pictures, slowly swivel
the phone in place to move the target icon over
each gray dot until the dot turns blue.
Keep hovering over the dots until all of them are
blue and your image is complete. Then touch
the check mark at the bottom of the screen.
Lens Blur
Touch Lens Blur, then slowly raise the device
following the arrow.
Camera
Touch Camera to take regular pictures.
Video
To start recording a video, touch the video but
ton. Touch it again to stop.
To change settings for each mode such as flash, exposure, and
so on, touch the circle with the three dots at the bottom right of
the framed image.
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TIP: HDR+ on Nexus 5 and 6 automatically snaps a rapid
burst of photos and combines them to give you the best
possible single shot. To turn on HDR+, touch the … at the
lower right of the shutter and select HDR+.
For more details, visit Camera help.
Photos
The Photos app gives you instant access to all your
photos and videos associated with any Google
Account set up on your phone or tablet. To open it,
touch
Photos.
To open Photos from the:
•
•
Camera app. Swipe from right to left.
All Apps screen. Touch
Photos.
When you’re signed into your device with your Google Account,
the Photos app makes it easy to auto-backup all the photos and
videos you take, organize them, and share with friends.
You can also browse, search, crop, edit, and tag photos, and cre
ate albums and movies.
Touch
•
•
•
•
•
Menu to:
Switch to or from Google+.
Organize and edit your photos and videos.
Create and browse albums.
Explore Auto Awesome animations, panoramas, or merged
group shots created for you automatically.
Browse photos of yourself.
For more details, visit Photos help.
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Contacts
The Contacts app gives you quick access to every
one you want to reach. To open it, touch the Con
tacts icon on a Home or All Apps screen.
When you first turn on your device and sign into a Google Ac
count, existing contacts from that account are synced with your
Contacts app. After that, your contacts stay in sync automatically
on your different devices or a Web browser.
If you use Exchange, you can also sync that contact information
with Contacts.
All your Contacts 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 Contacts app, you can:
•
•
•
View all contacts or favorites. Choose from the top of the
screen.
Add a contact. Touch
Add Contact.
•
Read details. Touch a name to see details for a contact or
group.
Share the contact or place a frequently used contact on the
•
Home screen. Touch
Menu.
Edit details. While viewing a contact, touch
•
Edit at the top
of the screen to edit the contact’s information.
Change your settings. While viewing the main list screen,
Menu to import or export contacts, choose display
touch
options and add or edit accounts.
For more information, visit Contacts help.
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Messenger
The Messenger app for sending SMS/text messag
es is available for devices running Android Lollipop,
5.0 or higher.
To read and respond to messages, follow these steps:
1. When you receive a new message, you’ll get a notification on
your device and a new message icon
will appear in your
notification panel.
2. To open and read the message, touch the new message notifi
cation in the notifications panel.
3. To respond to a message, touch the Send message box and
type your message.
Send.
4. To send, touch
To create and send a text message, follow these steps:
All Apps and touch
1. Goto
Messenger.
2. In the main Messenger screen, touch
.
3. Enter a name from your contacts or a mobile phone number
group
icon
in the
and touch
additionaltouch
contacts
in the To
send
the or
field.
To To
field
a group
text message,
enter additional mobile phone numbers. .
• Below the To field, you can choose from your frequent
contacts by touching “Frequents” or your list of contacts by
touching “All contacts.”
• If you’re sending a group message, make sure you turn on
group messaging in Messenger setting.
• If you choose to enter a name or mobile number in the To
field, matching contacts appear as you type, if any exist
among your contacts. You can touch a suggested recipient
or continue entering the phone number.
4. To write your message, touch the Send message box and type
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your message. Learn more about using Google Keyboard and
emoji. See “Use the keyboard” on page 34.
5. If you touch the
Back button while composing a message,
it’s saved as a draft in Messenger. Touch the conversation to
resume composing it.
6. To send, touch
Send.
You can manage your messages, conversations, notifications,
and contacts right from Messenger home screen. You can also
change your sound, notification, and other settings.
Delete messages
1. Open a conversation in Messenger.
2. Touch and hold the message you wish to delete.
3. When the “Message options” box appears, touch Delete.
Delete conversations
1. While viewing your list of conversations in Messenger, touch
and hold a conversation to select it.
2. To delete the conversation, touch
Trash in the top right
corner of the screen.
Manage conversations
From the Messenger home screen, touch and hold a conversation
or a selection of conversations to take any of these actions:
•
•
Archive. Touch
Delete. Touch
ger app.
•
Turn notifications on or off. Touch
Notification to turn noti
fications on or off for the conversation.
Add contact. Touch
Add contact to add the conversation’s
contact to your list of contacts.
•
Archive to store the conversation.
to delete the conversation from the Messen
For more information, visit Messenger help.
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Hangouts
With Hangouts, you can make video calls to anyone
with a Google Account. You can share photos and
your location with others. On some Nexus devices,
Hangouts is also your default messaging app.
For more information about using Hangouts, visit Hangouts help.
Calendar
Use the Calendar app to view and edit your sched
ule. To open it, touch Calendar on a Home or All
Apps screen.
When you first set up your Android device, you have a chance
to configure it to use a Google Account (such as Gmail). The
first time you open the Calendar app on your phone or tablet, it
displays any existing calendar events from that Google Account
on the web.
As you edit events, they’re synced automatically across all the
places you need them.
Menu and choose
To change the Calendar view, touch the
Schedule, Day, or Week 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
the screen or the menu to search or create events, return to
today, or adjust settings.
To email everyone who is invited to an event, you have two
options:
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•
•
Open the event from the Calendar app at any time and touch
Email guests. You have a list of quick responses or you can
write your own.
When a notification of the event arrives just before the meet
ing starts, swipe down the notification shade. Then swipe
using one finger to expand the notification if necessary, and
touch Email guests.
For more information, visit Calendar help.
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5
Settings
Settings controls the core Android settings for
networks, hardware, location, security, language,
accounts, etc.
The fastest way to adjust system settings that you access fre
quently, such as Wi-Fi or brightness, is through Quick Settings.
See “Quick Settings” on page 7.
You can control many other settings for your device and account
by swiping down from the top of the screen twice and touching
. These are the main types of device or account settings avail
able. Click the links to see related help articles.
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Wireless & networks. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, data usage, Android
Beam, and related settings.
Device. Sound, battery, sleep, and other display settings.
Location.
Language.
Sync.
Backup/reset options.
Accounts.
Security. Passwords and certificates, screen lock, encryption,
and app installation sources.
System. Date, time, accessibility, and device information.
Most apps also include their own settings, typically available
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from the
menu on the upper left side of the app, or from the
Menu > Settings. On Google Play edition devices, settings
may be in the Menu button.
Some useful settings are also available from the Google Settings
app.
The Google Settings app let you adjust adjust
preferences for commonly used Google apps and
services in one place, including Google+, Location,
Search, and the Android Device Manager.
To open Google Settings, touch the
in
All Apps.
From here, you can also:
•
•
Control how interest-based Google ads are displayed in
non-Google apps.
Under Connected apps, you can view all the apps that have
access to your Google Account information, including the type
of access granted to each app.
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Accessibility
To use the accessibility options, open
Accessibility.
Settings > System >
To view detailed information about setting up these options, visit
Android Accessibility. Options for people with visual impairments
include the following:
Captions: You can turn on captions for your device and specify
the language, text size, and style. For some apps, you have to turn
on the captions in the app itself.
TalkBack is a screen reader from Google that comes with your
Android phone. It uses spoken feedback to describe events, such
as notifications, and the results of your actions, such as opening
an app. When TalkBack is on, you have to double-tap in order to
select something. TalkBack settings let you control the nature of
TalkBack speech, feedback, and touch exploration (Explore by
touch).
Explore by touch is a system feature that works with TalkBack,
allowing you to touch your device’s screen and hear what’s under
your finger via spoken feedback. It is helpful to people with low or
no vision. In TalkBack settings, you can change the settings of Ex
plore by touch, like managing gestures and how lists are scrolled.
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Display and sound accessibility options include increasing the
text size, changing the speed at which text is spoken, color inver
sion, color correction, and high contrast text.
If you have low vision and don’t plan to use Explore by Touch, visit
support.google.com/android to see Help content formatted for
sighted users. You can make reading and navigating this material
easier by increasing the text size – just open Chrome, go to Menu
> Settings > Accessibility, and drag the slider to adjust the text
size.
You can also try magnification gestures, which allow you to zoom
in and out, as well as temporarily magnify what’s under your fin
Settings > Accessi
ger. To try magnification gestures, go to
bility > Magnification gestures.
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