Acer | B1-740 | Acer B1-740 User Manual

User’s Manual
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Acer Iconia User’s Manual
Covers: B1-740
Model number for regulatory purposes: TD070VA1
This revision: May 2014
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Table of contents - 3
TABLE
OF CONTENTS
Getting started with your tablet
Features and functions ............................
Unpacking your tablet..............................
Getting to know your tablet......................
4
4
4
5
Using your tablet
7
Charging your tablet ................................ 7
Turning on for the first time...................... 8
Using the touchscreen........................... 10
The Home screen .................................. 10
The onscreen keyboard......................... 16
Editing text............................................. 17
Shutting down your tablet ...................... 19
Connecting devices to your tablet
Connecting to AC power........................
Inserting a microSD card .......................
Transferring files between your tablet
and a PC................................................
Accessories ...........................................
20
20
20
Going online
Managing Wi-Fi connections .................
Browsing the internet.............................
Setting up the Email application ............
22
22
22
23
20
21
Google services ..................................... 24
Playing music and video
28
Multimedia playback .............................. 28
Managing people and contacts
30
Using the camera and camcorder
Camera icons and indicators .................
Taking a photo .......................................
Camcorder icons and indicators ............
Shooting a video ....................................
33
33
34
35
36
Advanced settings
Wireless & Networks..............................
Device....................................................
Personal.................................................
System...................................................
Updating your tablet’s operating system
Resetting your tablet..............................
37
37
38
40
41
41
42
FAQ and troubleshooting
43
Other sources of help ............................ 45
Specifications
46
End user license agreement
49
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GETTING
STARTED WITH YOUR TABLET
Features and functions
Your new tablet offers leading, easy-to-access multimedia and
entertainment features. You can:
• Connect to the internet via Wi-Fi.
• Access your email while on the move.
• Keep in touch with your friends via your People and social
networking applications.
Unpacking your tablet
Your new tablet comes packed in a protective box. Carefully unpack
the box and remove the contents. If any of the following items is
missing or damaged, contact your dealer immediately:
• Acer Iconia B1-740 tablet
• Product setup and safety information
• USB cable
• AC adapter
• Warranty card
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Getting to know your tablet
Views
5
1
3
4
2
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
No. Item
1
Front-facing camera
2
Touchscreen
3
Volume control key
4
Power button
5
Rear-facing camera
Description
A 0.3-megapixel camera for video chats
and self-portrait images.
7.0", 1024 x 600 pixel capacitive
touchscreen.
Increases and decreases the tablet
volume.
Press and hold to turn the tablet on,
press briefly to turn the screen on/off or
enter sleep mode; press and hold to turn
the tablet off.
A 1.9-megapixel camera for taking highresolution images.
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No. Item
3.5 mm headphone
6
jack
7
Microphone
8
microSD card slot
9
Micro USB port
10
HDMI Micro
Connector
11
Reset pin hole
12
Speaker
Description
Connects to stereo headphones.
Receives audio for video chats and
internet calls.
Insert a microSD card into the slot.
Connects to a computer via a USB cable.
Also serves as the charging port for the
AC adapter. For more information, see
Charging your tablet on page 7.
Connects to an external display via
HDMI.
Insert a suitable object into the hole to
reset the device.
Emits audio.
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USING
YOUR TABLET
Charging your tablet
For first-time use, you need to charge your tablet for four hours. After
that you can recharge the battery as needed.
Note
Charger illustration is for reference only. Actual configuration may vary.
Assembling the power adapter
Slide the large end of the USB cable into the power adapter body (it
will fit in only one direction).
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Connecting power
Connect the power connector to your tablet and plug the AC adapter
side into any AC outlet.
Warning
Only use the bundled power adapter to charge your device.
Note
It is normal for the tablet surface to become warm during charging or long
periods of use.
Turning on for the first time
To turn on your tablet, press and hold the power button until you see
the Acer logo. Wait a moment for your tablet to boot up. You will then
be asked some questions before you can use your tablet.
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To start, tap to select your language then tap Start. Follow the rest of
the instructions as they are displayed.
If the tablet’s screen turns off, it has entered sleep mode. Briefly press
the power button to wake it up. For more information see Waking
your tablet on page 18.
Sign in to or create a Google account
If you have internet access, your tablet allows you to synchronize
information with a Google account.
During the start-up process, you may create or sign in to an account,
which will be used to synchronize your contact list, email, calendar
and other information. If you do not yet have internet access, or do not
want to use this feature, then tap Skip.
Important
You must sign in to a Google Account to use Gmail, Hangouts, Google
Calendar, and other Google Apps; to download applications from
Google Play; to back up your settings to Google servers; and to take
advantage of other Google services on your tablet.
If you want to restore existing settings from another device with
Android 2.0 (or later) installed, you must sign in to your Google account
during setup. If you wait until after setup is complete, your settings will
not be restored.
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If you have multiple Google accounts, such as separate accounts for
personal and business contacts, you can access and synchonize
them from the Accounts settings section. See Multiple Google
accounts on page 40.
Using the touchscreen
Your tablet uses a touchscreen for selecting items and entering
information. Use your finger to tap the screen.
Tap: Touch the screen once to open items and select options.
Drag: Hold your finger on the screen and drag across the screen to
select text and images.
Tap and hold: Tap and hold an item to see a list of actions available
for that item. On the pop-up menu that appears, tap the action you
want to perform.
Scroll: To scroll up or down the screen, simply drag your finger up or
down the screen in the direction that you want to scroll.
The Home screen
When you start your tablet, or wake it from power saving, it will display
the Home screen. This screen gives you quick access to information
and simple controls with widgets or shortcuts to apps. Widgets display
information such as the time and weather, or provide additional
controls and direct access to applications. Some have been preinstalled on your tablet, while others may be downloaded from Google
Play.
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The Home screen features some useful controls and information.
Search
Widgets
Application menu
Navigation
Status
Note
Bundled apps differ depending on region and configuration.
Search
To search for applications, files or for information on the
internet, tap the Google icon in the top-left corner.
Simply enter the text you want to find. Tap the arrow or Enter key to
search the internet, or tap one of the suggestions, applications or files
shown in the list.
In order to search or browse the internet, you must be connected to a
wireless network. See Going online on page 22.
You can also choose what Google Search searches for. Within
search, tap the Hide button (replaces Back) to hide the keyboard.
Then tap the Menu icon > Settings > Tablet search. Select the
applications you want Google Search to search.
Voice search
If voice search is available, tap the microphone and speak your
search request. See Voice Search on page 24.
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Navigation
To navigate through menus and options,
three (or more) icons are shown in the
bottom-left corner.
Back
Home
Recent
Back
Tap this icon to go to the previous page, or to go up one level
in a menu. This icon may be replaced with the hide icon in
certain cases (such as if the keyboard or list of recent
applications is shown).
Hide
Home
Tap this icon to go directly to the Home screen.
Recent
Tap this icon to see recently opened applications. Tap an application
to open it, or tap anywhere on the screen to return to the Home
screen.
The extended Home screen
The Home screen extends to either side of the initial Home screen,
giving you more room to add widgets or organize shortcuts. To view
the extended Home screen, swipe your finger to the left or right.
Five pages are available, two to the left and two to the right. To
change or add widgets on any of the screens see Personalizing the
Home screen on page 15.
The application menu
The application menu displays applications and widgets available on
your tablet.
Applications are displayed in alphabetical order. Swipe to the left to
see more applications. When you are on the last page of applications,
swipe to the left to see widgets available on your tablet. See
Personalizing the Home screen on page 15.
Tap the Play Store icon to open Google Play.
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Adding an application to a Home screen
Tap and hold an icon to add a shortcut to one of your Home screen
pages. When you select an icon, you are taken to the initial Home
screen. You can drag the selected icon to any extended home screen.
Status and notification area
Status and notification icons are shown at
the top of the screen. The top-right area
displays a variety of information, such as
time, battery status, and connectivity. The Volume
Signal Battery
Screen strength charge
top-left area displays event icons, such as a
capture
status
new message.
Swipe up from the lower-right side to display notification details such
as current downloads and media controls such as "play/pause" and
"next track" when music is playing.
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Status and notification icons
Connection icons
Note
The icons displayed on your device vary depending on your connection.
Icon
Description
Connected to a wireless network (waves indicate
signal strength)
Airplane mode (wireless connectivity disconnected)
Battery status icons
Icon
Description
Icon
Description
Battery is very low
Battery is full
Battery is low
Battery is charging
Battery is partially drained
Note
If your device’s battery is getting too hot, you will be notified and advised to
turn off the device. If you fail to turn it off, it will shut down automatically.
Notification icons
Icon
Description
Icon
Description
Alarm is set
Speaker is silenced
New Gmail message
Tablet microphone is off
New Hangouts message
GPS is on
Upcoming event
Receiving location data
from GPS
Song is playing
Syncing data
SD card or USB storage is
full
Tablet is connected to PC
via USB
Sync is on
Problem with sign-in or
sync
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Icon
Description
Application update
available
Icon
System update available
Description
Uploading data
Downloading data
Virtual private network
(VPN) status
Personalizing the Home screen
You may personalize your Home screen by adding or removing
application shortcuts or widgets, and by changing the wallpaper.
Adding or removing shortcuts or widgets
To add shortcuts or widgets, tap the APPS icon in the bottom-center
of the Home screen.
The APPS menu contains a list of shortcuts to applications you can
drag to a Home screen.
Tap WIDGETS to see small applications and links (such as custom
shortcuts, contacts or bookmarks) that you can add to a Home
screen. Widgets are small applications that display constantlyupdated information or quick shortcuts to applications or special
functions.
To move an app or widget to the Home screen, tap and hold an item
until it is selected. The Home screen will open. Drag the item to any
free area on the screen. To view information about the app or widget,
drag it to the icon at the top of the screen.
To move the item to a different Home screen, drag it to the side of the
screen, the Home screen will switch to the screen in that direction.
Release the item when it is positioned correctly.
Resizing a widget
Most widgets can be made larger, so you can give more space to
information that is important to you. After placing a widget on the
Home screen, tap and hold to select it. Four diamonds will appear on
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each side, tap and drag the diamond until the widget is the correct
size. Tap Back to finish.
Note
Not all widgets can be resized.
Removing an item from the Home screen
To remove an item from the Home screen, tap and hold
the item until the Remove option appears at the top of the
screen. Simply drag the item to the Remove option.
Changing the Home screen image
Tap and hold any open space on the Home screen. You can choose
from a set of pre-formatted wallpapers, images stored in the Gallery,
selected Wallpapers, or Live wallpapers that feature animated or
interactive backgrounds.
The onscreen keyboard
When you tap a text box to enter text, an onscreen keyboard will
appear. Simply tap on keys to enter text.
Note
The layout of the keyboard varies slightly, depending on the application and
information that is required.
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Tap the ?123 button to see numbers and special characters, and then
tap the ~ \ { key to see more options. Tap and hold a key to select
alternative characters (if available for that key), such as letters with
accents or related symbols.
Changing Google keyboard settings
To use a different keyboard language or change settings, tap the
Input options key, then select either Input languages or Google
keyboard settings. These settings include Auto-correction and
keyboard sounds.
Predictive text or auto correction
The Google keyboard can provide predictive text input. As you tap the
letters of a word, a selection of words are displayed above the
keyboard that continue the sequence of letters tapped, or are a close
match allowing for errors. The word list changes after every key press.
If the word you need is displayed, you can tap on it to insert it into your
text.
To turn predictive text on or off with the Google keyboard, tap the
Input options key, and then Google keyboard settings. Tap Auto
correction or Show correction suggestions and select one of the
options.
Editing text
You can select and edit text in certain applications, such as text you
have entered in a text field. Selected text can be cut or copied and
later pasted within the same application, or to a different application.
Note
Certain applications may not support text selection, or only support it in
certain areas. Other applications may offer specialized commands to select
text.
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Selecting text
To select text that you want to cut, copy, delete or replace:
1. Tap the text you want to select. If you can select this text, a cursor is
inserted below the text.
2. Tap and hold the text or word you want to select. The selected text is
highlighted, with a tab at each end of the selection.
3. Drag either tab to expand or reduce the amount of selected text, or
tap SELECT ALL.
4. To cut or copy the text, tap the CUT or COPY button.
Inserting text
To type new text or add text that you have copied:
1. Tap where you want to insert text. If you can select this text, a cursor
is inserted below the text. To replace a word, double tap the word.
In both cases, if you previously copied text, a PASTE button
displays.
2. If the cursor is not in the desired position, simply drag it to the
correct position.
3. Modify the text by typing or deleting text or tapping the PASTE
button.
Waking your tablet
If the screen is off and the tablet does not react to any taps on the
screen, then it has been locked and is in sleep mode.
To wake your tablet, press the power button. Your tablet will display
the Lock screen. To unlock the screen, press the lock button and
follow the lock to the right side of the circle.
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Security Options
For additional security, you may set a code or number that must be
entered to access the tablet, such as an unlock pattern (a set of dots
that must be tapped in the correct order). Open the Home screen and
tap APPS > Settings > Security > Screen lock. If you forget your
unlock pattern, please refer to Unlock pattern on page 44.
Shutting down your tablet
If you won’t use your tablet for an extended period of time, turn it off to
save battery power. To turn off your tablet (even when locked), press
and hold the power button for one second. Tap Power off and confirm
the shut down. To force a shutdown, press and hold the power button
for four seconds.
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CONNECTING
DEVICES TO YOUR
TABLET
Connecting to AC power
See Charging your tablet on page 7
Inserting a microSD card
You may install a microSD card to expand your device's storage
space. Ensure that the microSD card is inserted all the way into the
card slot.
Note
Your tablet only supports microSD cards that use the FAT or FAT32 file
system.
Check card capacity in the External SD card section of APPS >
Settings > Storage.
Transferring files between your tablet and a PC
Your tablet and any connected storage devices can be accessed from
a PC with a USB connection.
Connecting to a PC as a USB storage device
If you wish to transfer information between your device and your
computer (either the microSD card in your device or the device’s
internal memory), you can connect your device to a PC using the
supplied USB cable.
1. Plug the USB sync cable into the micro USB connector on your
device.
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2. Plug the USB client connector into an available USB port on your
computer.
3. Pull down the notification bar, and tap Connected as a media
device, or Connected as a camera to configure the USB options.
Your device will now be available as a drive in your computer’s file
explorer.
Accessories
For a complete list of accessories, visit store.acer.com.
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GOING
ONLINE
Managing Wi-Fi connections
If you did not connect to a Wi-Fi network when you first started your
tablet, or want to connect to a new network, tap APPS > Settings >
Wi-Fi to manage your connection settings. Alternatively, swipe down
from the top-right of the screen and tap the Wi-Fi button to toggle on
and off the Wi-Fi connection.
If Wi-Fi is not on, tap the Wi-Fi ON switch and wait for your tablet to
detect nearby networks. Tap the name of your network and enter a
security password, if needed.
Browsing the internet
In order to browse the internet with your tablet, you must be
connected to a network with a connection to the internet.
Using the browser
To start browsing, tap the Chrome icon on the Home screen, or open
the application menu and select Chrome. To enter a website address,
tap the address box at the top of the page. Enter the address using
the keyboard and tap Go.
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To navigate forward and backward in your browser’s history,
view your bookmarks, adjust browswer settings, and perform
other tasks, tap the Menu icon.
Chrome enables you to open multiple tabs. When a page is open, tap
the small New tab button. Simply tap one of the open tabs across the
top of the screen to switch pages.
New tab
Pinch to zoom in or out of pages. Tap and hold an item on a page to
open a contextual menu.
Setting up the Email application
The Email application enables you to access email from most popular
email providers. Most accounts can be set up in two steps. Open the
application menu and then tap Email to start setting up your email
access.
Enter your email address and password tap Manual setup to enter
the parameters manually or simply tap Next to finish the setup
process.
The combined inbox feature of your tablet allows you to view emails
from multiple accounts in a single inbox.
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Google services
Note
Applications may not be available in all countries and regions.
You must activate a Google account before using Google services. The first
time you access Google services, you must read and accept the Terms of
Service.
The contents and design of Google Play varies by region. For example, in
some regions, you can also browse for and purchase movies, books,
magazines, or music. Updates may add new categories or change how to
navigate Google Play at any time.
Setting up your Google email
1. Make sure your tablet is connected to the internet.
2. From the application menu tap Gmail.
If you did not enter a Gmail account address and password when you
first started your tablet, follow the instructions.
Composing an email
1. Make sure your tablet is connected to the internet.
2. Open the application menu and tap Gmail.
3. Tap
.
4. Enter the recipient's email address, the subject and message.
5. When you are finished composing your message, tap
.
When you are finished composing your message, tap Send.
Voice Search
Note
Voice Search is available only in selected regions.
With voice actions, you can send emails, find directions to locations,
search the internet and even send a note to yourself using your voice.
In Chrome, tap the microphone icon in the address bar for voice
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searches. When the Speak now prompt displays, state your
command or query.
Play Store
Tap Play Store from the home screen or application menu to open
Google Play. Here you can obtain a variety of add-on programs and
applications to enhance the functionality of your tablet.
You can browse Google Play by category or tap the search icon to
search for a specific application.
For the best user experience, you are advised to not download apps
that use 3D graphics.
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Once you have selected an application, tap the Install button to
download and install the application. You will be told which services
(contact information, wireless access, GPS, etc.) the application
requires access in order to function correctly. If none of these services
seem unusual, tap Accept & download to proceed with the
installation.
You may keep track of the download progress from Google Play.
Important
Some applications may require payment before you can download
them. You will need to have a Google Wallet account in order to pay for
these applications.
Using downloaded applications
Once you’ve downloaded and installed an application, you may find it
in the APPS or WIDGETS sections of the application menu.
Certain applications provide both an app and widget, or only provide a
widget (with no application icon). See Personalizing the Home
screen on page 15.
Uninstalling downloaded applications
Once you’ve downloaded and installed an application, you may
uninstall the application from APPS > Settings > Apps, then select
the the app you wish to uninstall and tap Uninstall. Deleting an app
icon from the Home screen only deletes the shortcut.
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Google Hangouts
Tap Hangouts from the application menu to open Google Hangouts.
Here you can see a list of your contacts connected to Google
Hangouts services. Tap on a contact to open a chat session. After you
have connected, you can open a video chat session.
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PLAYING
MUSIC AND VIDEO
Multimedia playback
Your tablet comes supplied with a variety of programs that you can
use to enjoy multimedia content.
Note
The available options of Google Play Music and Video varies by region. For
example, in some regions, Google Play Music can serve as cloud storage for
your personal music collection and make it available on all your devices.
Updates may change how to navigate these media apps at any time.
Play Music
Use Play Music to listen to music and other audio files that
you download or copy from your computer, USB drive, mass
storage device, etc.
Tap APPS > Play Music to open the application.
Swipe in from the left side to display a list of views, such as Listen
Now, My Library, and Playlists. The Listen Now drop-down list at the
top-left stays the same across all views. Selecting All music displays
all the music you have both on the tablet and in the cloud (if cloud
service is available in your area). Selecting On device displays only
the music you currently have on the tablet.
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The Menu button in the top-right of the main screen contains general
options like Refresh, Settings, Help, and Send feedback. Albums and
invidividual tracks have their own Menu buttons as well, each with
their own set of options.
You can return to the Home page while playing music. The current
track along with basic music control functions appear in the
notification area. See Status and notification area on page 13.
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MANAGING
PEOPLE AND CONTACTS
Your tablet features an address book that allows you to save contacts
to the internal memory or your Google account.
Tap People from the application menu to view your contacts.
If you don’t have any contacts stored on your tablet, you can sync with
your Google account contacts, import contacts from a contact data file
(vCard or csv) or add a new contact.
If you have activated a Google account that includes contacts, your
contacts will be synchronized automatically. See Synchronization on
page 40.
Importing contacts
Tap the Menu button and select Import/export. Tap the option
that describes where your contacts are stored. When the
contacts are found, confirm to import the contacts in a new
group.
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Adding a new contact
Tap
to add a new contact. If you have multiple accounts, you will
be asked which account you want to use to store the contact. The
contact will be synchonized with that account.
You may now edit the new contact entry.
Editing a contact
If you have opened a new contact, you can enter information about
the contact. To modify an existing contact, from the main screen
select the contact in the list on the left. Then select the Menu button >
Edit. Now simply tap on a box and type the appropriate information.
Click on the arrow next to the name entry to see options, such as
adding a name prefix or phonetic name.
To enter multiple entries, such as separate entries for mobile and
home phone numbers, tap the Add new to create a second entry. Tap
the X to remove an entry.
Tap Add another field for more categories.
To assign an image to your contact, tap the silhouette and either
select an image from your tablet’s picture gallery (select Choose
photo from Gallery). You may also take and crop a new photo.
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Tap Done (top-left corner) to finish and save the contact.
Note
Set each phone number to match the type of network as this can determine
some functions, i.e. certain applications only recognize ‘Mobile’ numbers as
they require a function only available on a mobile network.
Opening a contact
To see the information stored for a contact, tap on the contact’s name
in the list on the left.
Tap on an entry (such as an email address) to open the application
linked to that type of entry. For example, tap an email address to open
the Email application.
Starred contacts
You may quickly access your favorite contacts by adding a star. First
open the contact, then tap the star next to the contact’s name. Tap All
contacts and select Favorites to see only your favorite contacts.
Editing a contact on your computer
If you have synchronized your Google account and contacts, you can
use your computer to access and edit your contact list. Open the
internet browser on your computer and go to contacts.google.com.
Sign in to your account then select and edit contacts from the list; the
next time your tablet synchronizes with your computer, these changes
will also be made to your tablet’s contact list.
Important
Back up your contacts before making any changes. Tap the Menu
button and select Import/Export. You may then Export your
contact list to your tablet’s internal memory, or other options
depending on installed applications.
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USING
THE CAMERA AND CAMCORDER
Your tablet features front-facing and rear-facing digital cameras. This
section will take you through all the steps in taking photos and videos
with your tablet.
Note
You can only save photos and videos to internal memory, not an external
USB storage device.
To activate the camera, open the application menu and tap Camera.
Camera icons and indicators
Shutter
Mode
Settings
Tap the O on the right side to bring up camera settings.
After you have taken a photo or video, swipe the window from the
right edge to the left edge to view the image or video.
Tap the mode icon to switch between camera, camcorder and
panorama modes.
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Camera settings
Icon
Description
Front/rear camera switch
Toggles between the front and rear camera.
Exposure
Increase or decrease image exposure: +2, +1, 0, -1, -2.
Options
Tap to see camera options:
•
•
•
•
Select storage device
Scene mode
Store location
Picture size
White balance
Change the color balance to match the lighting: Auto,
Incandescent, Daylight, Fluorescent or Cloudy.
Taking a photo
1. Ensure the options described above are set to your preferences.
2. Frame your subject and steady your tablet.
3. Tap the camera icon to take the photo.
After taking a photo, swipe the window from the right edge of the
tablet to the left edge to view the image.
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Camcorder icons and indicators
Record
Mode
Settings
Tap the O on the right side to bring up camcorder settings.
Tap the mode icon to switch between camera, camcorder and
panorama modes.
Camcorder options
Icon
Description
Front/rear camera switch
Toggles between the front and rear camera.
Options
Tap to see camera options:
•
•
•
Select storage device
Time lapse
Store location
White balance
Change the color balance to match the lighting: Auto,
Incandescent, Daylight, Fluorescent or Cloudy.
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Shooting a video
1. Ensure the options described above are set to your preferences.
2. Tap the record icon to begin recording.
3. Tap the record icon again to stop recording.
Supported formats
Type
Image
Video
Audio
Formats
JPEG
H.264 BP, MPEG-4 SP, H.263
AAC-LC, AMR-WB, AMR-NB
Viewing photos and videos
After you have taken your photo or video, it is automatically saved;
normally to internal memory. You can view it by swiping the right edge
of the window to the left edge. Alternatively, open the application
menu and tap Gallery, then Camera. Select the photo or video you
want to view (videos are marked with a small play symbol). From the
Gallery you can share the file using various services. Tap Menu and
then Share.
Note
Share options vary depending on the file type.
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ADVANCED
SETTINGS
Access Settings from the application menu. Tap APPS, then
Settings.
Wireless & Networks
Activating or deactivating connections
Tap APPS > Settings, then under WIRELESS & NETWORKS each
connection has an ON/OFF switch that controls the connection. Tap
an entry to manage your connection settings.
Alternatively, swipe down from the top-right side of the screen to
manage connection settings.
Data Usage
The Data Usage section shows how much data has been transmitted
to your tablet, either in total or for each app. This information is useful
if you are using a metered service.
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Putting your tablet in Airplane mode
You can enter Airplane mode (also known as flight mode) to turn off
the network function and use your tablet during a flight. Check with
your airline to make sure this is permitted onboard.
Switch your tablet off during takeoff and landing as it may interfere
with aircraft electronic systems.
Note
When Airplane mode is active, the
icon is displayed in the status area.
To turn Airplane mode on or off, tap Settings, then under WIRELESS
& NETWORKS tap More... > Airplane mode.
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
This option enables you to connect to a private network, such as a
secure work or office environment.
Add a VPN by tapping Settings, then under WIRELESS &
NETWORKS tap More... > VPN and tap the + icon in the upper righthand corner to add a VPN.
Device
Sound
Adjust the volume of your tablet using the volume buttons on the side
of the tablet. Alternatively, you can adjust your tablet sound settings
by tapping APPS > Settings > Sound.
Item
Volumes
Default
notification
Touch sounds
Screen lock
sound
Description
Sets volume for Media, Alarm, and Notifications.
Sets a ringtone for notifications.
Plays a sound whenever a screen selection is
made.
Plays a sound when locking and unlocking the
screen.
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Item
Description
Show volume
icon in the status Show or hide the volume icon in the status bar.
bar
Display
You can adjust your tablet screen settings by tapping APPS >
Settings > Display.
Item
TV screen
resolution
Wallpaper
Auto-rotate
screen
Allow hiding the
status bar
Sleep
Daydream
Font size
Description
Set the resolution and refresh rate for external
display devices.
Set the Home screen background image.
Allow the screen to automatically rotate when the
device is turned.
Allow the status bar to be hidden.
Sets a delay before the screen will be turned off.
Controls what happens when the tablet is docked
and/or sleeping.
Sets the font size so either more text is visible or
the text is easier to read.
Note
You can enable or disable the screen rotation function by swiping down from
the top-right side of the screen and tapping the AUTO ROTATE button.
Apps
Closing an application
To close an active application, go to Settings > Apps. Swipe over to
the RUNNING tab, then tap the program you wish to close. Select
Stop to close the program.
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Uninstalling an application
You can remove programs installed on your tablet to free up extra
storage memory. Tap and hold a program icon from the application
menu and drag it into the Uninstall area in the top-left corner.
Note
You cannot uninstall applications that were pre-loaded on your tablet.
Important
You should only remove programs if you are familiar with the Android
operating system.
Personal
Synchronization
You can configure synchronization options for many applications on
your tablet. You can also configure what types of data you
synchronize for each account.
Some applications, such as People, Gmail, and Calendar, can sync
data from multiple accounts. Others sync data only from the first
Google Account you sign in to on your tablet, or from an account
associated specifically with that application.
For some applications, such as People or Calendar, all changes that
you make on your tablet are made to the synchronised copy on the
internet. Other applications only copy information from account on the
internet; the information on your tablet cannot be changed directly,
you must change the information stored in the internet account.
Tap APPS > Settings > [Account] to manage the synchronization of
individual accounts.
Some applications, such as Gmail and Calendar, have additional
synchronization settings. Open the application and tap the Menu
button (three dots) and then tap Settings.
Multiple Google accounts
If you have multiple Google accounts, such as separate accounts for
personal and business contacts, you can access and synchonize
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them from the Accounts settings section. Tap APPS > Settings >
Add account.
Changing language and text options
Set your location and language input preferences by tapping APPS >
Settings > Language & input.
System
Setting the date and time
To set the date and time, tap APPS > Settings > Date & time.
Note
If you travel frequently or live in an area that uses daylight saving time, and
have mobile network access, activate Automatic date & time from this
menu. Your tablet will set the date and time based on information it receives
from the network.
Setting alarms
There are two predefined alarms on your tablet by default. To add or
edit alarm settings, tap Clock in the application menu and tap
.
Tap the ON/OFF switch next to a preset alarm to turn it on or off or tap
the + icon to create a new alarm.
Tap a preset alarm to edit it. You can:
• Set the alarm time.
• Give it a label (i.e., a name).
• Set which days to repeat the alarm.
• Set a ringtone.
Updating your tablet’s operating system
Your tablet can download and install system updates, adding support
for new devices or expanding software options.
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To check for updates, tap APPS > Settings > About device >
System Update > Check Online.
Note
Downloading new firmware can take up to 40 minutes, depending on your
network speed. Do not press the power or reset button or access your tablet
in any way during a system upgrade to prevent firmware installation failure.
Resetting your tablet
A clean boot restores your tablet to the factory settings.
Important
This will erase all your personal information, any contacts stored on
your tablet and any programs you installed.
To perform a clean boot, open Settings from the application menu,
then tap Backup & reset > Factory data reset; click Reset tablet
and then Erase everything to format your tablet.
FAQ and troubleshooting - 43
FAQ
AND TROUBLESHOOTING
This section lists frequently asked questions that may arise during the
use of your tablet, and gives easy answers and solutions to these
questions.
Aspect
Question
Answer
If the headset is plugged into the
device, the speaker is
automatically shut off. Disconnect
Why is there no
the headset.
Audio
sound coming
Check that the device volume
from the device?
setting is not muted.
Check that the volume control is
not at its lowest setting.
Why do I have
less storage than A small amount of memory is
Memory
the specifications reserved for system security.
say?
You may be trying to view an
Why can’t I view image that is not supported. See
my picture files? Supported formats on page 36
for more information.
You may be trying to view a video
Why can’t I view that is not supported. See
Multimedia files
my video files?
Multimedia on page 46 for more
information.
You may be trying to play a file
Why can’t I play that is not supported. See
my music files?
Multimedia on page 46 for more
information.
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Aspect
Question
Answer
Tap APPS > Settings > About
tablet to check the operating
system version (Kernel/build
number) and other hardware and
software information.
How do I check
the operating
system version
System
information and on my device?
performance
Where can I find
Tap APPS > Settings > About
my serial number
tablet > Device Information.
ID?
The battery may be depleted.
I couldn’t turn on Recharge the device. See
Power
the device.
Charging your tablet on page 7
for more information.
How do I check
To check storage status, go to
memory status? Settings > Storage.
What do I do
Storage
You may need to delete installed
when my device’s
apps or move media files to the
internal storage is
micoSD card.
full or almost full?
After five wrong entries, you can
reset your unlock pattern. Tap
Forgotten pattern? and enter
your Google account username
and password.
I forgot my unlock
You must have an active Google
Unlock pattern
pattern.
account on the tablet and an
internet connection.
If this option is not available,
please contact your local Acer
service center.
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Aspect
Heat
Question
Answer
It is normal for the device to heat
up when charging. When
charging is complete, it will return
The tablet heats to its normal temperature.
up when charging It is also normal for the tablet to
or operating for a heat up during long periods of
long period.
use, such as watching a video or
playing a game.
All Acer tablets are factory-tested
before release.
Other sources of help
For information on:
Up-to-date information
regarding your tablet
Service enquiries
Refer to:
www.acer.com
support.acer.com
46 - Specifications
SPECIFICATIONS
Performance
• WM8880 dual-core Cortex A9 1.5 GHz processor
• System memory:
• 1 GB of RAM
• 8 / 16 GB of flash memory
Google Android operating system
Display
• 7.0" WSVGA TFT-LCD capacitive multi-touch screen
• 1024 x 600 resolution
Multimedia
• Speaker
• Built-in microphone
Formats supported:
Type
Formats
Audio recording AAC-LC, AMR-WB
AAC-LC, AAC, AAC+ (not raw AAC), AMR-NB,
Audio playback
AMR-WB, MP3, OGG Vorbis, WAV
Video recording H.264 BP, MPEG-4 SP, H.263 BP
H.264 BP, H.264 MP, H.264 HP, MPEG-4 SP, H.263
Video playback
BP
USB connector
• Micro USB port
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Power
• DC power-in (via USB port)
Connectivity
• Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Camera
• Rear camera
• 1.9-megapixel
• Fixed focus
• Front camera
• 0.3-megapixel
• Fixed focus
Expansion
• microSD card slot (up to 32 GB)
Battery
• 11.4 Wh 3000 mAh 3.8 V 1-cell Li-polymer battery pack
Battery life: Up to 3.5 hours
Note
Length of battery operation will depend on power consumption which is
based on system resource use. For example, constantly using the backlight
or using power-demanding applications will shorten battery life between
charges.
48 - Specifications
Dimensions
Height
Width
Thickness
Weight
191 mm
112 mm
9.9 mm
289 g
Environment
Temperature
Operating: 0° C to 35° C
Non-operating: -20° C to 60° C
Humidity (non-condensing)
Operating: 20% to 80%
Non-operating: 20% to 80%
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