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Copyright © 2012 Google Inc. All rights reserved.
Edition 1.2.
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About phone > System updates.
All information in this guidebook is subject to
change without notice.
For online help and support, visit support.google.
com/nexus.
NEXUS 4 GUIDEBOOK ii
Table of contents
Part One: Using Nexus 4
1. Get started
2
Insert a SIM card
2
Charge the battery
4
Get around
7
Browse & organize your
Home screens
10
Touch & type
14
Type text by speaking
16
Why use a Google Account? 18
What’s New in Android
20
2. Explore your phone24
Swipe up for Google Now
24
Swipe down for notifications
& settings
27
Relax with Google Play
31
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Use & customize the lock screen
35
Try Face Unlock
38
Share content with Android Beam
39
Change the wallpaper
41
Take a screenshot
42
Connect to keyboards, mice,
& other devices 43
3. Use the Phone app47
Make a phone call
47
Answer or divert calls
49
Work with the Call log
51
Place an Internet (SIP) call
52
Listen to your voicemail
54
4. Use the keyboard59
Enter & edit text
59
Try Gesture Typing
63
Use keyboard dictionaries
65
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5. Try some apps66
Use All Apps
66
Start Gmail
68
Find People
69
Manage your Calendar
71
Open & use Clock
73
Manage downloads
75
6. Use Google Now & Search
77
About Google Now
77
Use Google Now
83
Turn off Google Now
86
Control location access,
reporting, & history
87
Search & Voice Actions basics
92
Search tips & tricks
95
Use Voice Actions
97
Voice Actions commands
99
Google Now Card list
102
About Gmail Cards
114
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About the Location History card
115
About the Stocks card
116
Search settings
117
Privacy & accounts
120
7.Accessibility122
Accessibility overview
122
Accessibility gestures for
Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
124
Set up your phone
127
Use magnification gestures
130
Use TalkBack
131
Change TalkBack settings
132
Use Explore by Touch with TalkBack134
Navigate the Home screen
136
Try Google Play 140
Use Gmail
144
Browse Chrome
148
Use the lock screen
151
Accessibility settings
152
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Part Two: Adjusting settings
8. Wireless & network settings156
Connect to Wi-Fi networks 156
Connect to Bluetooth devices 163
Optimize data usage 168
Control airplane mode &
other network settings
174
Connect to virtual private networks 176
9. Device settings 179
Change sound settings 179
Set up Daydream
180
Use Wireless Display
182
Transfer files through USB
183
Extend battery life 185
Manage memory usage
187
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10. Security settings192
Security on Android
192
Manage security settings
193
Protect against harmful apps
195
Set screen lock 197
Encrypt your data 200
Work with certificates
203
11. Personal, account, &
system settings
Manage location access
208
208
Change backup & reset options 211
Add or remove accounts
214
Configure sync options
216
Appendix: Hardware reference220
What’s in the box
220
Nexus 4
222
Specs224
NEXUS 4 GUIDEBOOK ix
Part One
Using
Nexus 4
1
Get started
Insert a SIM card
Before you start using your phone, you may
need to insert your Micro SIM card. If no card
is installed, the message “No SIM card” appears on the phone’s lock screen.
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The SIM card tray is located on the left side
of the phone below the volume button. The
eject button is a small hole just above the
tray door. To install a new Micro SIM card:
1. Insert the SIM ejection tool that comes
with the phone (or a thin pin) into the eject
button hole, and push firmly but gently until the tray pops out.
2. Remove the tray and place the micro SIM
card inside it, with the contacts out and
the angled corner to the right. There is
only one possible way to fit the card snugly into the tray.
3. Carefully reposition the tray in the slot
and push it gently back into the phone.
TIP: Your phone’s IMEI identification
number is on the SIM card tray. You
may need this number later to identify
your phone for service purposes. Write
down the IMEI number or take a photo
of the label on the product box.
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Charge the battery
Your battery will not be fully charged when
you first unpack your Nexus 4. It’s a good
idea to fully charge the battery as soon as
you get a chance.
If you’re using the travel adapter that comes
with the phone, connect one end of the data
cable to the charger port at the bottom of
the phone, and the other end to the travel
adapter. Then connect the travel adapter to
a power outlet.
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• The travel adapter varies by country
or region.
• Use only the travel adapter and Micro USB cable that come with your
Nexus 4. Using a different travel
adapter or cable may damage your
phone.
• The input voltage range between
the wall outlet and this travel adapter is AC 100V–240V, and the travel
adapter’s output voltage is DC 5V,
2A.
• Charging your phone through a USB
cable attached to another device,
such as a laptop computer, takes
longer than charging with a travel
adapter.
• Nexus 4’s battery can’t be removed.
Don’t attempt to open the phone.
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IMPORTANT: If you use a wireless charger, you must use an approved model
and only as directed. The Nexus 4 travel adapter may not generate enough
current to power a wireless charger.
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.
Set up your phone
The first time you turn on the phone, you’ll
see a Welcome screen.
• To choose a different language, touch the
menu.
• To continue, touch Start and follow the
instructions.
When prompted, sign in using the email adGET STARTED 6
dress 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:
•
•
•
•
•
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 phone.
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 apps:
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At the bottom of every Nexus 4 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.
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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 phone, where
you can adjust things like network, sound, and account settings, among many others.
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TIP: You can use Quick Settings to toggle Wi-Fi, change display brightness,
and more. To open Quick Settings,
swipe down with two fingers from the
top of any screen. Or, swipe down with
one finger to pull down the notification
shade, and touch the Quick Settings
icon at the top right.
At the top of the screen you’ll find Google
Search, which lets you search your phone
or the Internet. Touch Google to type your
Microphone icon to
search terms, or the
speak them; you can 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.
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The My Library widget displays apps, music,
movies, magazines, books, and games you
already have – including free content that
comes with your Nexus 4:
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When you’re ready to shop for more, try the
suggestions in one of the Play Recommendations widgets:
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.
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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.
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
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•
•
•
•
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.
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).
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• Rotate the screen. The orientation of
most screens rotates with your phone as
you turn it. To lock or unlock the screen’s
vertical orientation, swipe down with two
fingers from the top of any screen and
touch the Rotation icon in Quick Settings.
Settings
To change your phone’s notification sounds, volumes, and
Settings > Demore, go to
vice > Sound.
To change your phone’s brightness, font size, and more, go
Settings > Device >
to
Display.
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.
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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 speech-recognition service
and entered in the text field, underlined. 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.
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To change your phone’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
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•
•
•
•
ously 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.
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.
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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.
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Touch a widget to access its content on
Google Play. Touch & hold a widget to resize it or remove it.
• Quick Settings (Android 4.2)
Use Quick Settings to easily access WiFi settings, manage display brightness,
open the main Settings menu, and more.
Swipe down with two fingers 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.
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• 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.
Swipe up from the bottom center of any
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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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2
Explore your
phone
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
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appears when you’re about to start your
commute home:
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
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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 phone’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.
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For more information about Google Now and
your location information, see “Chapter 5,
Use Google Now & Search.”
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:
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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.
You can perform these actions from the notification shade:
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Quick Settings
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:
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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.
• 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.
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All Google Play recommendation widgets
work the same way:
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.
To add another Play widget, touch the
All Apps icon, then 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
Play Store
To open the Google Play Store
app, touch 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 anywhere.
Find your content
If you purchased on Google Play in the past,
you’ll automatically have access to this content on your Nexus 4 — just make sure you’re
signed in using the same account that you
used to purchase it.
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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
Or, touch the
Google Play, and then go to one of the main
sections, such as Apps, Music, and so on.
Menu icon in any
When you touch the
section, the first item in the menu is always
something like My Apps or My Music, which
will bring you your content for that section of
Google Play.
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 phone. 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, choose the option
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you want from the
corner.
Menu in 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 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
You can add widgets to the top of the lock
screen and swipe between them. Lock
screen widgets let you scan recent Gmail
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messages, Calendar entries, and other app
content without unlocking your screen.
To set or change the type of lock, see Set
screen lock.
Navigate the lock screen
Clock is the default widget. To hide the PIN,
pattern, or password lock, swipe down from
the clock or other widget at the top of the
lock screen. Touch the lock icon at the bottom of the screen to show the lock again.
To access the Camera app without unlocking
the screen:
1. Swipe left from the right edge of the
screen.
2. If necessary, switch to the mode you
want. The mode is indicated by the camera or other icon at the lower left in portrait mode.
3. Start taking photos or videos.
To view what you captured, swipe left to open
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the Filmstrip view of your Gallery. The image
or video is automatically saved to your Gallery, but you can’t view any of your other photos and videos until you unlock your screen.
To get back to the main Camera app, swipe
right.
To close the Camera app, touch the bottom
of your screen to bring up the navigation buttons, then touch one of the buttons.
Add a widget to the lock screen
1. Swipe left from the right edge of the
Plus icon.
screen until you see the
2. Touch the
Plus icon. If prompted, enter your PIN, pattern, or password.
A list of widgets appears. Apps that support lock screen widgets can add their
own widgets to this list.
3. Touch the widget you want to add.
You can add up to five widgets to your lock
screen. To move between them, swipe between screens.
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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.
Try Face Unlock
You can set an automatic screen lock for
your phone. 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.
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Face Unlock is one of the options available.
After you’ve set it up, you can unlock your
phone 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).
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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.
2. Move the back of your phone 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.
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TIP: When you touch another device
to the back of your Nexus 4, 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
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synced with your phone.
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.
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 phone’s wallpaper, go to Settings > Device
> Display > Wallpaper.
Settings
Take a screenshot
You can easily take a screenshot on your
phone that you can save in your Gallery or
share with others:
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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
Share icon next to the preview
the
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 phone
via Bluetooth and use it just as you would
with a PC. USB is not supported for connecting Nexus 4 to such devices.
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IMPORTANT: Continuous use of a
mouse via Bluetooth will cause a
significant additional drain on your
battery.
You pair and connect Bluetooth input devices to your phone in the same way as any
other Bluetooth device.
Keyboards
In addition to entering text, you can use your
keyboard to navigate your phone’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.
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Mice
When you connect a mouse to your phone
via Bluetooth 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.
• 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 phone via Bluetooth. If they work without special drivers or
adapters on your PC, they will likely work with
your phone. However, games and other apps
must be designed to support any special
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features of an input device, such as dedicated buttons or other controls, to take full
advantage of them.
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3
Use the
Phone app
Make a phone call
You can place calls from the Phone app
,
, or other apps or widgets
the People app
that display contact information. Wherever
you see a phone number, you can usually
touch it to dial.
To dial using the Phone app:
1. Touch the Phone icon
All Apps screen.
on a Home or
Notice the three tabs at the top of the phone.
You can make calls from any of them.
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• The Dialer tab
lets you dial manually.
Touch the keys to enter the number, then
touch the Phone icon
below the keypad to dial.
to
If you enter a wrong number, touch
erase digits one by one.
To dial an international number, touch &
hold the 0 key to enter the plus ( + ) symbol. Then enter the international prefix for
the country, followed by the full phone
number.
• The Call log tab
shows recent calls.
Touch a call to return it.
• The Contacts tab
shows the numbers
you frequently call at the top, and all your
contacts below. Touch to dial.
You can switch applications during a call –
for example, to look up information by using
Chrome.
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To return to the Phone app while a call is in
progress:
1. Swipe down from the top of the screen to
reveal your notifications.
2. Touch the green phone icon.
To end a call in progress, touch the End Call
at the bottom of the screen.
icon
Answer or divert calls
When you receive a phone call, the Incoming Call screen opens, displaying the caller
ID and any additional information about the
caller that you’ve entered in People.
All incoming calls are recorded in the Phone
app’s Call log tab. If you miss a call, you receive a notification.
To silence the ringer before answering the
call, press the Volume Down button on the
side of your phone.
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When a call arrives, touch the white phone
icon and slide over one of these icons:
Answer call
Start talking to the caller.
Send to voicemail
Direct the caller to leave a voicemail message.
Send a message
Opens a list of quick text responses. Touch one to send it to
the caller immediately.
TIP: To edit text responses from within
Menu icon >
the Phone app, touch
Settings > Quick responses.
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Work with the Call log
The Call log is a list of all the calls you’ve
placed, received, or missed. It provides a
convenient way to redial a number, return a
call, or add a number to your Contacts.
, the Call log is unWithin the Phone app
. Touch a number for
der the middle tab
more information about the call, or touch the
phone icon beside it to call back.
Arrow icons beside a call indicate the type of
call. Multiple arrows indicate multiple calls:
•
•
•
Missed incoming call
Received incoming call
Outgoing call
While viewing details for a call:
• Touch the number to call it.
• Touch
to send a text message.
• Touch the
Contacts icon to view contact details.
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• Touch
to add a new People card for
the caller.
To clear the Call log:
1. Touch the
Menu icon.
2. Touch Clear Call Log.
Place an Internet (SIP) call
You can place calls over the Internet when
connected to a Wi-Fi network, rather than
over your mobile network. To do so, you must
first configure your phone to use an Internet
calling account.
After you set up the account, placing an Internet call is no different than placing any
other call. However, you must be connected
to a Wi-Fi network. When you’re making an
Internet call, the phone displays Internet Call
near the top of the screen.
Internet calling is based on the Session Ini-
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tiation Protocol (SIP) for voice calls on Internet Protocol (IP) networks.
IMPORTANT: Calling a phone number
over the Internet requires that your
service provider supports it. You may
incur additional charges. Check with
your service provider for details.
To add an Internet calling account and configure your incoming and outgoing preferences:
1. Touch the
Phone icon on a Home or
All Apps screen.
2. Touch the
Menu icon.
3. Touch Settings.
4. At the bottom of the screen, under Internet call settings:
To change your incoming call preference
or account settings, touch Accounts.
To change your outgoing call preferences,
touch Use Internet calling.
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You’ll also want to add SIP addresses for the
contacts you want to call this way. To do so:
1. Touch the contact’s info in the
Call
log tab.
2. Touch
to go to the contact’s card.
3. Touch the
Menu icon, then Edit.
4. Scroll to the bottom of the screen, touch
Add another field, and then Internet call.
5. Touch the Internet call field and type the
number.
Listen to your voicemail
When you have a new voicemail message,
the voicemail icon appears in the Status
area at the top left of your screen.
To read your voicemail:
1. Swipe down from the top of the screen to
view your notifications.
The voicemail notification displays the
number of unread messages and a number to dial.
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2. Touch New voicemail.
Your phone dials the voicemail message.
Follow the instructions to retrieve your
messages.
To change your voicemail service or other
settings:
1. Touch the
Phone icon on a Home or
All Apps screen.
2. Touch
Menu, then Settings.
3. Touch the voicemail setting you want to
change, or dial the number listed to access other voicemail settings.
Options during a call
During a call, you can
• Answer another incoming call: You see
the Incoming Call screen, displaying the
caller ID and any additional information
about the caller that you’ve entered in
People. As with any incoming call, touch
the white phone icon and slide to answer,
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respond with a text message, or send the
call to voicemail.
If you answer, the first call will be put on
hold. If you respond with a message or
send to voicemail, you return to the first
call.
• Adjust the volume: Use the volume buttons on the side of the phone.
During a call, you can also use buttons near
the bottom of the screen to
Switch to the dialer, for example to
enter a code.
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Controls the audio output as
follows:
• If a Bluetooth headset is not
connected: Turns the speakerphone on or off.
• If a Bluetooth headset is connected: Functions as a 3-way
switch between the built-in
earpiece, the speakerphone,
and the headset. The icon
changes to indicate the current output. Touch & hold to
see a 3-way menu.
• If a wired headset is plugged
into the phone, it replaces the
phone’s built-in earpiece.
Mute your microphone.
Put the other party on hold.
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Switch to another call in progress.
Make another call separately from
the first call, which is put on hold.
Merge separate calls as a single
conference call.
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4
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.
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To make the keyboard go away, touch the
modified
Back button below it.
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Basic editing
• Move the insertion point. Touch where
you want to type.
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
Or touch & hold
type. When you release the key, the lowercase letters reappear.
• Turn caps lock on. Double-tap or touch
Shift key, so it changes to
& hold
. Touch
Shift key again to return to
lowercase.
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• Cut, copy, paste. Select the text you want
Cut,
to manipulate. Then touch
Paste button:
Copy or
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 phone predicts words you
may want. If you don’t want any of the options, type the next word without using
the space bar.
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Your phone will continue to suggest
words as you type.
Settings
To change your phone’s keyboard and input methods, go
to Settings > Personal > Language & input.
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
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.
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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 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.
Settings
To change Gesture Typing settings, go to Settings > Language & input > Keyboard &
input methods > Android keyboard. Then touch Settings
and look under Gesture Typing.
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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 phone 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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5
Try some apps
Use All Apps
To see all your apps, touch
All Apps in the
Favorites tray on any Home screen.
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.
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• 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, 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.
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Start Gmail
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.
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.
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• 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
Menu icon.
get help, touch the
No matter where you are within Gmail, you
can always get back to the Inbox by touching
Gmail icon at the top of the screen.
the
Find People
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.
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When you first turn on your phone 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 phone, 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,
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touch icons at the top of the screen or
Menu icon to search contacts, add
the
a contact, 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.
• Change your settings. While viewing the
Menu icon
main list screen, touch the
to import or export contacts, choose display options for the Groups and All tabs,
and add or edit accounts.
Manage your Calendar
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.
When you first set up your phone, 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
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your phone, 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 the screen or
Menu to search or create events, return to
today, or adjust settings.
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
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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.
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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.
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.
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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
Share icon and choose a
touch the
sharing method from the list.
• Check items you want to delete. Then
Trash icon.
touch the
• At the bottom of the screen, touch Sort
by size or Sort by date to switch back and
forth.
When your phone 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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6
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 phone 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 way and touch
Menu > Settings > Google Now. If the keyboard’s covering the menu, touch the modiBack button to lower it.
fied
After you decide to start using Google Now,
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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
phone and from other Google products, plus
data from third-party products that you allow
Google Now to access.
For example, Google Now uses the time of
day, your current location, and your location history to show you what the traffic on
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
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when you’re most likely to need it. For example, here’s a traffic card:
To see some sample cards from the main
Menu > Sample
Google Now screen, touch
cards. When you’re finished and want 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.
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er 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
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 phone 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
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Google apps while still permitting its use by
non-Google apps – just go to Settings > Accounts > Google > Location settings.
Location reporting refers your phone’s ability to report your current location for the purpose of recording your location history.
Location history refers to your phone’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.
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Along with location history, Google Now
uses Google’s location service and GPS. To
manage these settings from the Google Now
Menu > Settings > Privacy
screen, touch
and accounts > Location services.
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
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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 phone, 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
Menu > Settings >
Now screen, touch
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.
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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:
• Touch
Menu > Settings when the card
appears.
OR
• From the lower right corner of the Google
Menu > Settings >
Now screen, touch
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Google Now, and adjust the settings under Notifications.
To change ringtone and vibrate options for all
standard notifications, start from the Google
Menu > Settings >
Now screen, touch
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 phone 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
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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.”
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
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more. You can change these addresses in
several other ways:
• When a Traffic card appears for home or
Menu > Edit.
work, touch
• On the main Google Now screen, go to
Menu > Settings > Google Now > Traffic,
then edit Home or Work under Locations.
• 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.
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Turn off location reporting & history
To turn off both location reporting and location history for your phone:
1. Go to
Settings > Google > Maps &
Latitude.
This brings you to the Location settings
screen for Google Maps.
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:
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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 phone
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 inforSettings
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> Personal > Location access and slide the
switch to Off.
IMPORTANT: Turning off location access for your phone 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.”
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Search & Voice Actions basics
To use Google Search, touch Google on any
Home screen or swipe up from the bottom of
your phone.
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”.
• When you’re viewing the Google Now
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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 phone’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.
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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]
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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
Flight information
[Airline] [flight
number]
American airlines flight 390
Translation
Translate to
[language]
[phrase]
Translate to
Spanish, Where
is the Palace
Hotel?’
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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
Miinitiate a voice search, by touching a
crophone icon in a search box or the 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:
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• “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 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.
To speak text instead of typing, first touch
Microphone key near the bottom
the
right of the onscreen keyboard.
• Touch underlined words or phrases or
drag across multiple words to view a list
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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 phone with
the following Voice Action commands. For details, see “Use Voice Actions.”
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Say
Followed by
Examples
“bike shoes”
Words you
want to search
for
“Map of”
Address,
name,
business
name, type of
business, or
other location
“Map of
Golden Gate
Park, San
Francisco.”
“Directions to”
or “Navigate
to”
Address,
name,
business
name, type
of business,
or other
destination
“Directions to
1299 Colusa
Avenue,
Berkeley,
California”
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“Navigate
to Union
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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
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“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”
Google Now Card list
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
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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.
Birthdays
Displays an
interesting
fact about
your birthdate
on your
birthday.
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Concerts
Shown before
your favorite
artists give
concerts near
you.
Flights
Shown
before flights
that you’ve
searched for.
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Gmail: Event
bookings
Shown before
an event
booking
confirmed by
Gmail.
Gmail: Flights
Shown
before flights
confirmed by
Gmail.
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Gmail: Hotels
Shown when
you receive a
confirmation
email and
before your
scheduled
checkout.
Gmail:
Packages
Displayed
when you
receive a
shipping
notification
for an online
purchase.
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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
Shows movies
playing in your
vicinity, and
tells you when
a movie you’re
interested in is
playing nearby.
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News update
Shows
updates
related to
news items
you’ve read
recently.
Next
appointment
Shown before
scheduled
meetings.
Photo spot
nearby
Shown when
you’re near a
popular spot
for taking
photos.
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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
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.
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Stocks
Shown
periodically for
stocks you’re
tracking. For
more details,
see About
Stocks card.
Traffic
Shown before
your usual
commute
times.
Travel:
Currency
Shows the
latest currency
conversion
information for
your location.
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Travel: Nearby
attractions
Shown when
you’re near
well-known
attractions,
such as
restaurants,
museums,
cafes, and
so on.
Travel: Time
back home
Shown
periodically
when you’re
in a different
time zone than
usual.
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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.
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lected 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, 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
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phone, 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:
• 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
To view Google Search settings, including
those for Google Now, scroll to the bottom of
Menu
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
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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.
To set the ringtone and vibrate options for
Menu
standard notifications, go to touch
> Settings > Google Now and look at the end
of the list.
Voice settings
Voice settings control different aspects of
speech input and output when you search by
voice or use voice actions:
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• Language. The language you select here
for Voice Search input and output can be
different from the language displayed by
your phone.
• Speech output. To turn on speech output
only when you’ve got a headset attached
to your phone, 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.
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IMPORTANT: To detect when you say
“Google” to launch Voice Search or
Voice Actions, Google analyzes sound
picked up by your phone’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.
Phone search
Phone search settings let you select which
apps on your phone are included in Google
searches.
Privacy & accounts
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:
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• From the Google Now screen:
Menu >
Settings > Privacy & accounts.
• From your phone’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
phone, you can turn Google apps access
off here without affecting access by nonGoogle 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 phone’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 phone’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
phone’s display and sound options, such as
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increasing the text size, changing the speed
at which text is spoken, and more.
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 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.
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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 4:
• 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.
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• 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.
• 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.
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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:
• 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 phone
Your Nexus 4 has the following hardware:
• Power button/lock key. The Power button
is located on the right side of your phone.
• 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 phone.
• Headset jack. The headset jack is in the
lower right side at the bottom of your
phone.
• SIM tray. The SIM tray is located on the
lower left side of your phone (available
only for Nexus 4 with mobile data).
When you turn on your phone 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 phone recognizes the gesture. Keep
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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 phone displays the Welcome
screen again.
• To choose a different language, swipe
right and double-tap the menu.
• To finish setting up your phone, 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 associated
with that account are automatically synced
with your phone. If you have multiple Google
Accounts, you’ll be able to add the others
later.
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TIP: If you share your phone 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 Settings > 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 phone. To
dismiss an overlay, swipe right and doubletap OK.
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Use magnification gestures
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.
Magnify: Triple-tap & hold.
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.
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Use TalkBack
TalkBack provides spoken feedback to help
you navigate your phone, 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. Go to Settings > Accessibility > TalkBack.
2. Slide the TalkBack switch to the On or Off
position.
3. Touch OK to turn on TalkBack.
4. When asked if you want to enable Explore
by Touch, touch OK only if you want to
change the way your phone works and
have your phone describe each item that
your finger moves over on the screen.
When you turn on TalkBack, spoken feedback starts immediately. As you navigate
your phone, TalkBack describes your actions
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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-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.
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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
To control the speed of TalkBack’s speech,
go to Settings > Accessibility > Text-tospeech output > Speech rate.
Manage TalkBack volume
To change the volume settings for TalkBack,
go to Settings > Sound > Volumes. Use the
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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 phone 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
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
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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.
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 phone using Explore by
Touch, you can:
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• 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, doubletap 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
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phone, you can always get back to the main
Home screen or return to previous screens:
• 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.
• To see additional Home screens, swipe
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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 phone or
the Internet. Find Search and double-tap to
type your search terms, or Voice Search to
speak them.
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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 – movies, books, music, magazines, apps, and more – so you can
reach it from any of your devices.
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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 doubletap 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.
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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 anywhere.
Find your content
If you purchased from Google Play in the
past, you’ll automatically have access to this
content on your Nexus 4 – 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,
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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 phone. 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
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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 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
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Gmail app and double-tap 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
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finger across the keyboard and lift your
finger on the chosen key to input text.
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.
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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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Browse Chrome
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.
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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 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.
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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 lowvision 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
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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 content you’ll find does not cover accessibility
features like TalkBack and Explore by Touch.
Use the lock screen
About the lock screen
Your phone’s lock screen is enabled if any of
the following occurs:
• The phone goes to sleep (and it locks
automatically).
• The screen turns off after a specified timeout (depending on your display settings).
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• You force your screen to turn off and
the phone to lock by pressing the power
button.
Unlock your phone
1. Hold the screen in portrait mode and turn
it on by pressing the Power button on the
right side of your phone.
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 phone is unlocked if
you do this successfully.
Accessibility settings
To modify your phone’s Accessibility settings, go to Settings > Accessibility.
A list of options appears:
• TalkBack. Controls spoken feedback for
visually impaired users.
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• Magnification gestures. Turn on to zoom
in and out as well as magnify what’s under your finger. (For users with low vision)
• Large text. Check to increase the text size
on all your phone’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 phone’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 phone to notice
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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 Chrome­Vox provide spoken
feedback as you browse and interact with
web sites and apps.
To make sure specialized accessibility
apps work correctly on your phone, be
sure to turn on this option.
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Part Two
Adjusting
settings
8
Wireless
& network
settings
Connect to Wi-Fi networks
Turn Wi-Fi on & connect to a Wi-Fi
network
If you’re adding a Wi-Fi network when first
setting up your phone, Wi-Fi is turned on
automatically.
1. Touch
> Wi-Fi.
Settings > Wireless & networks
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2. Slide the Wi-Fi switch to the On position.
The phone scans for available Wi-Fi networks and displays the names of those
it finds. Secured networks are indicated
with a Lock icon. If the phone 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 ProWPS icon on
tected Setup, touch the
your phone, and then touch the same button on your router.
To modify a network’s settings, touch & hold
the network name.
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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 phone 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
phone 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.
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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 phone will connect to this network automatically the next time you come within
range.
Forget a Wi-Fi network
You can make the phone forget about the details of a Wi-Fi network that you added—for
example, if you don’t want the phone to 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.
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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 admini­strator.
6. Touch Save.
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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:
1. Turn on Wi-Fi, if it’s not already on.
2. In the Wi-Fi settings screen, touch
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 phone detects
an open Wi-Fi network. Uncheck this option to turn off notifications.
• Keep Wi-Fi during sleep. To conserve mobile data usage, your phone stays connected to Wi-Fi when the screen goes to
sleep. Touch this option to change this
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default behavior: either to stay connected
to Wi-Fi only when the phone 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 Wi-Fi is on.
This screen also displays the following
information:
• MAC address. The Media Access Control
(MAC) address of your phone when connected to a Wi-Fi network.
• IP address. The Internet Protocol (IP) address assigned to the phone by the Wi-Fi
network you are connected to (unless you
used the IP settings to assign it a static
IP address).
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To turn Wi-Fi on or off, go to
Settings > Wireless & networks
> Wi-Fi.
Settings
To manage data usage and
Setmobile hotspots, go to
tings > Wireless & networks >
Data usage.
Connect to Bluetooth devices
To connect to a Bluetooth device, first turn on
your phone’s Bluetooth. Then, the first time
you use a new Bluetooth device, you need to
“pair” it with your phone so that both devices
know how to connect securely to each other.
After that, they connect automatically.
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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 phone’s Bluetooth name
Your phone has a generic Bluetooth name
by default, which is visible to other Bluetooth devices when you connect them. You
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can change the name so that it is more
recognizable.
1. Under Settings > Wireless & networks,
make sure Bluetooth is turned on.
2. Touch Bluetooth.
3. In the Bluetooth screen, touch
Menu >
Rename phone.
4. Type a new name and touch Rename.
Pair your phone with a Bluetooth
device
You must pair your phone with a device before you can connect to it. Once you pair your
phone 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 phone scans for
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and displays the IDs of all available Bluetooth devices in range.
3. If your phone 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 phone 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 >
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Bluetooth, make sure Bluetooth is turned
on.
2. In the list of devices, touch a paired but
unconnected device.
When the phone 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 phone. You can also change the name
of the Bluetooth device as it appears on your
phone.
1. Under
Settings > Wireless & networks > Bluetooth, make sure Bluetooth
is turned on.
2. In the Bluetooth settings, touch the Settings icon beside the connected Blue-
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tooth 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.
SetTo monitor your data usage, go to
tings > Wireless & networks > Data usage.
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Warning: The usage displayed on the
data usage settings screen is measured by your phone. 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 are
not guaranteed to prevent additional
charges.
Data usage settings allow you to:
• 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
Menu > Mobile 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. To do so, touch the
, then Show Wi-Fi usage.
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 phone and
apps won’t work correctly.
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.
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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
To turn auto-sync off or on, touch
> Auto-sync data.
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.
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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 phone
won’t work correctly. You’ll receive a notification when this occurs.
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
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2.
3.
4.
5.
data usage. If more than one is displayed,
you can switch between them by touching
tabs at the top of the screen.
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.
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.
To stop background data usage for this
app, check Restrict background data.
Read the message that appears. If you’re
willing to proceed, touch OK.
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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
These settings are available under Settings >
Wireless & networks > More.
• Airplane mode. Check to turn off all data
transmission from the phone.
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• VPN. Touch to adjust settings for accessing a secured local network from outside
that network. See “Connect to virtual private networks”.
• NFC. Check to turn on Near Field Communication (NFC) feature (required for Android Beam).
• Android Beam. Touch to turn Android
Beam off or on. When NFC is checked and
Android Beam is on, you can touch your
phone 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 phone’s connections with mobile data networks.
• Cell broadcasts. Touch to adjust settings
for emergency alerts. Note that these
alerts provided through your wireless carrier are independent of the public alerts
available through Google Now.
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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.
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.
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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.
Connect to or disconnect from a VPN
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.
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Edit a VPN
1. From the VPN screen, touch & hold the
name of the VPN profile.
2. In the dialog that opens, touch Edit profile.
3. Edit the VPN settings you want.
4. 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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9
Device settings
Change sound settings
To customize the sounds your phone makes,
Settings > Device > Sound:
go to
• Volumes sets the master volume separately for music, notifications, and alarms.
You can still use the physical volume control on the phone 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.
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Set up Daydream
When Daydream is on, your phone 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 phone sleeps while docked,
charging, or both, touch When to daydream.
You can choose what your phone displays
when Daydream is on:
• Clock displays the phone’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.
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• 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 phone or Google+ account. Touch the Settings icon next to
Photo Frame to control what photos are
displayed.
• Photo Table scatters photos on your
phone 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
phone is inactive before Daydream starts.
1. Go to Settings > Device > Display.
2. Touch Sleep.
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.
Use Wireless Display
Nexus 4 supports the Miracast protocol
for wireless display. You can connect your
phone via Wi-Fi to a variety of displays and
other devices that support Miracast, even
when a standard Wi-Fi network isn’t available. For example, you can use Wireless Display to show your phone’s screen on a TV
equipped with a certified Miracast adapter.
For more information, see the documentation that comes with the Miracast-certified
device you wish to connect to your phone.
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Transfer files through USB
You can use a USB cable to transfer music,
pictures, and other files from your phone
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 phone 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 phone from
within Windows before unplugging the
USB cable.
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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.)
2. Connect your phone 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
phone, 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 phone’s USB connection opDEVICE SETTINGS
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tions, touch Settings > Device > Storage >
Menu > USB computer connection.
Extend battery life
To control Battery settings, go to
tings > Device > Battery.
Set-
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.
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• If you don’t need it, turn off automatic
syncing for all apps: 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.
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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 when
you want to know more about what’s happening behind the scenes in order to better
manage your storage.
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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
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that’s saved for offline use and streaming
it via a Wi-Fi or mobile network.
Use the Apps screen
Settings
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.
You’ll see three tabs at the top of the screen,
each displaying a list of apps or their
components:
• 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
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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
Menu >
the Downloaded or All tabs, touch
Sort by name or Sort by size.
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.
• 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.
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• 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 phone’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 certain file types by default, you can clear that setting here.
• Permissions. Lists the kinds of information about your phone and data the app
has access to.
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10
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 phone’s operating system, or each other, unless you give
permission at installation. Screen lock and
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encryption help prevent unauthorized access to the entire phone.
Defend. Once identified, dangerous apps can
be removed remotely.
This chapter includes information about the
verify apps feature (used both for prevention
and defense), screen lock, encryption, and
other security features of your phone.
Manage security settings
You can manage the security settings for
your phone 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
phone.
• SIM card lock. Set up a PIN to lock your
phone’s SIM card.
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• 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 phone.
TIP: Touch Owner info under Screen
Security to enter information that’s
displayed on the lock screen. This is
useful in case you lose or misplace
your phone.
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Protect against harmful apps
About verifying apps
Some apps can harm you or your phone. You
can choose to verify apps in order to help prevent harmful software from being installed
on your phone.
If you attempt to install an app from any
source while app verification is turned on,
your phone 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.
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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
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:
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• Installing this app may harm your phone.
The app may be harmful to your phone
and personal information.
• Installation has been blocked. The app is
harmful and can’t be installed.
Turn off app verification
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.
If your phone’s playing music when the
screen locks, you can continue listening or
pause the selection without unlocking.
To adjust your lock settings:
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1. Go to
Settings > Personal > Security
> Screen lock.
2. Touch the type of lock you want and follow the onscreen instructions.
To change the screen lock that’s currently
set, enter the pattern, PIN, or password to access the lock options.
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, or
open Camera and start taking pictures
immediately.
• Face Unlock lets you unlock your phone
by looking at it. This is the least secure
lock option.
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TIP: Face Unlock lets you unlock your phone 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 phone. 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.
Password tips: For best security, specify a
password that is
• A least 8 characters long.
• Contains a mixture of numbers, letters,
and special symbols.
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• Doesn’t contain any recognizable words
or phrases.
To change when your phone
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 phone. Note
that this is the same PIN or password that
you use to unlock your phone without encryption, and can’t be set independently.
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Warning: Encryption is irreversible.
The only way to revert is to perform
a factory data reset, which erases all
your data.
Encryption provides additional protection
in case your phone is stolen, and may be
required or recommended in some organizations. Consult your system administrator
before turning it on. In 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 phone.
Schedule an hour or more for the encryption process: you must not interrupt it or
you will lose some or all of your data.
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When you’re ready to turn on encryption:
1. Touch Settings > Personal > Security >
Encryption > Encrypt phone.
2. Read the information about encryption
carefully.
The Encrypt phone button is dimmed
if your battery’s not charged or your
phone’s not plugged in. If you change
your mind about encrypting your phone,
touch the Back button.
Warning: If you interrupt the encryption process, you will lose data.
3. Touch Encrypt phone.
4. Enter your lock screen PIN or password
and touch Continue.
5. Touch Encrypt phone again.
The encryption process starts and displays
its progress. Encryption can take an hour or
more, during which time your phone may restart several times.
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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
phone, to decrypt it.
Work with certificates
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
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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.
Install client & CA certificates
To install a certificate from your phone’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.
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4. If prompted, enter the key store password
and touch OK.
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.
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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 phone.
User displays any CA certificates that you
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have installed yourself, for example in the
process of installing a client certificate.
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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11
Personal,
account,
& system
settings
Manage location access
You can let your phone 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.
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For your phone
To control what location information your
phone 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 phone calculate your
location based on satellite signals.
• Wi-Fi & mobile network location. Lets
your phone use Google’s location service
to help estimate your location faster, with
or without help from GPS.
When the switch is Off, your phone can’t find
your precise location or share it with any
apps.
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IMPORTANT: Turning off location access for your phone 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 phone 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.
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IMPORTANT: When you turn Location
settings off, non-Google 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
To view the settings described here, go to
Settings > Backup & reset.
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
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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.
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• Factory data reset. Touch this option,
then Reset phone 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.
After resetting your phone, you’ll need to
re-enter the same information requested
when you first set up your phone. 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.
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Add or remove accounts
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.
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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.
Remove an account
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 > Accounts or Settings > Accounts >Google, then
Menu > Remove
account.
For any other type of account go, to Settings
> Accounts > account-name and look for the
Remove option.
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Configure 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 you’re viewing your Inbox,
then touch
Menu > Label settings > Sync
messages.
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Configure auto-sync for all apps
To control Anto-sync for all apps that use it,
open Settings > Data usage >
Menu and
check or uncheck Auto-sync data.
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 Auto-sync off can help extend your
battery life, but will prevent you from receiving notifications when updates occur.
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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
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
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This Quick Start Guide and a Safety & Warranty booklet are also included.
• If any item is damaged or missing, contact
your point of purchase for assistance.
• Use only approved accessories.
• Accessories may vary by country or
region.
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Nexus 4
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Specs
Screen
4.7” diagonal
1280x768 pixel resolution (320
ppi)
WXGA IPS
Corning® Gorilla® Glass 2
Size
133.9 x 68.7 x 9.1mm
Weight
139g
Cameras
8 MP (main)
1.3 MP (front)
Memory
8GB or 16GB (actual formatted
capacity will be less)
2GB RAM
CPU
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Qualcomm Snapdragon™ S4 Pro
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Sensors
Microphone
Accelerometer
Compass
Ambient light
Barometer
Gyroscope
GPS
Network
Unlocked GSM/UMTS/HSPA+
GSM/EDGE/GPRS (850, 900,
1800, 1900 MHz)
3G (850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100
MHz)
HSPA+ 42
Wireless
Wireless charging compatible
Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n)
NFC (Android Beam)
Bluetooth
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Connectivity
Micro USB
SlimPort HDMI
3.5mm headphone jack
Battery
2,100 mAh
Standby: up to 250 hours
Talk time: up to 10 hours
Music playback: up to 40 hours
Video playback: up to 8 hours
Web browsing: up to 7 hours
OS
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