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Edison 3 mini
Complete User Manual
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Complete User Manual
About This Manual
Edison 3 mini
The bq team would like to thank you for purchasing your new tablet Edison 3 mini.
We hope you enjoy using it.
With this device you can browse the internet, check your email, play games, use apps
(which you can download directly onto the device), read e-books, transfer files via
Bluetooth, record audio, watch movies, take photos and videos, listen to music, chat
with your friends and family.
About This Manual
· To make sure that you use your tablet correctly, please read this manual carefully
you start using it.
· Some of the images and screenshots shown in this manual may differ slightly
from those of the final product.
· Due to firmware updates, it is possible that some of the information in this
manual does not correspond exactly to the operation of your device. To obtain
the most up-to-date version of this manual, please go to www.bq.com.
· b q shall not be held liable for any issues relating to performance or
compatibilityresulting from modification of the registry settings by the user. Nor
shall it be held liable for any incompatibility issues with third-party applications
available through the app stores.
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Box Contents
Product Overview
14 Screen Lock
15 Home Screen
16 Extending the Home Screen
16 Adjusting Screen Rotation
17 Customising the Home Screen
17 Moving and Deleting Icons on the Home Screen
17 Creating App Folders
18 Taking Screenshots
18 Making Screen Recordings
18 Learning to Use the Multi-Touch Screen
21 Buttons and Icons
21 Status Bar
22 Notifications Bar
Inserting/Removing the MicroSD Card
Switching the Device On and Off
Charging the Tablet and Transferring Files
Setup Wizard
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27 Data Usage
33Intel® Smart Video
36 Languages and Text Input
37 Backup Copies
39 Date and Time
43 About Tablet
43 Developer Options
46 Setting up a Gmail Account
47 Setting up Other Email Accounts
47 Sending an Email
48 Replying to an Email
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Monitoring Battery Usage Information
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50 Photo Settings
51 Video Settings
52 Preset Image Modes
53 Image Gallery
57 Playing Music
58 Playing Videos
56 App Store
56 Apps from Unknown Sources
57 Preinstalled Apps
57 Internet Browser
59 Text Editor, Spreadsheets and Presentations
60 Maps and GPS Navigation
60 File Explorer
62 News & Weather (Genie Widget)
64 Voice Recorder
64 Voice Search
65 APPENDIX A: OTA Updates
66 APPENDIX B: Technical Specifications
67 APPENDIX C: Cleaning and Safety
70 APPENDIX D: Information on Exposure to Radio Waves and
SAR (Specific Absorption Rate)
71 APPENDIX E: Disposing of this Product Correctly
72 APPENDIX F: Declaration of Conformity
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Before using your bq device for the first time, please check the contents of the box.
If any of the following items are missing, contact the retailer that sold you the device.
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USB to micro-USB cable
Mains charger
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Light sensor
Do not attempt to remove the rear cover of your bq Edison 3 mini, as this may damage
the device.
Do not remove the battery by any means. Removing it may invalidate the warranty.
Do not insert any pointed objects into the opening as this may damage the microphone.
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Inserting/Removing the MicroSD CardD
Your bq Edison 3 mini has an internal memory that can be expanded to 32 GB by
using a MicroSD card.
To insert a MicroSD card, follow these steps:
Insert the MicroSD card into the slot, making sure the metal pins are at the bottom
and facing backwards (i.e. towards the back of the device).
Push the card in until you hear a slight click, which indicates that it has been inserted
correctly. If the card is not inserted correctly, the device may not recognise it and its
content will not be available.
To remove the MicroSD card, follow the steps above in reverse, bearing in mind the
following recommendations:
a. For greater security, switch the device off before removing the MicroSD
b. If you need to remove the MicroSD card while the device is switched on, first
unmount it in order to avoid damaging the card and losing any data.
To unmount the card, open the Settings menu on your device and go to Storage >
Remove SD card.
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Push the card in until you hear a slight click to indicate that the card has been
released. When you remove your finger, the card will slide partially out of the slot,
allowing you to remove it completely.
You can choose whether to store your multimedia files on the tablet’s internal
memory or directly onto the MicroSD card. Remember that any content stored on
the MicroSD card will not be available when the card is removed, and any apps stored
on there will no longer function.
Switching the Device On and Off
To switch on your bq Edison 3 mini, press and hold down (for a few seconds) the On/
Off button located on the side of the tablet.
To switch off the device, press and hold down the On/Off button until a pop-up menu
appears, containing a number of different options. Select the Power off option in
order to switch your device off completely.
If you press briefly on the On/Off button, the screen will switch off but not the
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Charging the Tablet and Transferring Files
Your tablet has a rechargeable (non-removable) battery which is charged via the
micro-USB port at the bottom of the device. A USB to micro-USB cable and mains
adapter are provided with the tablet. To charge it, follow these simple steps:
A) Using the mains adapter:
1. Plug the USB cable into the mains adapter.
2. Connect the mains adapter to any standard plug socket (220 V/50 Hz).
3. Plug the other end of the cable into the micro-USB port on your tablet.
B) Using a laptop or desktop computer:
1. Plug the USB cable into a compatible USB port on your computer.
2. Plug the other end of the cable into the micro-USB port on your tablet.
The battery in your bq Edison 3 mini is non-removable. If it is removed by anyone
other than our Technical Support staff, your device could be damaged and the
warranty invalidated.
Allowing the battery to charge fully is recommended when you charge it for the
first time, as this will help calibrate the battery meter. Bear in mind that some
batteries perform better after a number of full charge/discharge cycles.
The time required to charge your device may vary slightly depending on whether
it is charged via the mains adapter or via a computer USB port.
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If you connect your tablet to a computer using the USB cable, you can also transfer
files between the two devices (to/from the internal memory, or the MicroSD card,
if one is in use). This will allow you to use, copy or store images, videos, music, text
documents, etc. on one or both devices.
You can select the file transfer mode when you connect your bq Edison 3 mini to a computer.
Swipe down (with a single finger) from the top of the screen in order to display the various
options for USB computer connection. The tablet will be connected as a Media device
(MTP) by default or you can also connect it as a Camera (PTP).There are a number of
ways to transfer files. The steps below will show you how to transfer them via USB:
1. Connect your bq Edison 3 mini to a computer using the micro-USB to USB
cable supplied. Insert the micro-USB connector into the corresponding port on
the device, and the generic USB connector into the corresponding port on the
2. Select and copy the desired files onto your tablet or computer. Remember that
you can store them on either the internal memory or on the MicroSD card if you
are using one.
To transfer files in MTP or PTP mode from your tablet (internal memory or
MicroSD card) onto a computer running Mac OS (and vice versa), you will
need to download and install the free Android File Transfer app onto your
computer: www.android.com/filetransfer/.
Do not disconnect the cable while files are being transferred.
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Setup Wizard
The first time you switch on your bq Edison 3 mini, a setup wizard will help you to
configure the basic settings for your device:
· Language
· Wi-Fi network
· Google Account
· Location and Google settings
· Device name
· bq Extended Protection
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Screen Lock
Your tablet screen will lock itself after a prolonged period of inactivity. To configure
the screen timeout interval, press the Menu button
, go to Settings > Display >
Sleep and select the desired time interval. To switch the screen off manually, briefly
press the On/Off button.
To unlock the screen, press (but do not hold down) the On/Off button and the
screen will come on, displaying the unlock option. To change the unlock option,
press the Menu button, go to Settings > Security > Screen lock and choose from the
following options: None, Slide, Face Unlock, Pattern, PIN and Password. For more
information on each of these options, go to Settings > Security.
If you forget how to unlock the screen, after various wrong attempts, the Forgot
pattern message will appear at the bottom of the screen. If you press this
message you will be asked to enter the email address and password used to set
up your tablet. The screen lock will then be removed.
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Home Screen
The Home screen, or Start screen, is your main access route to the tools and apps
installed on your device. From here, you can check the status of your device, visit
websites, open apps, and much more.
Status and Notifications bar. Displays the time, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connection
1 status, the sound profile and the remaining battery life. Slide the bar downwards
from the left to check your notifications, or from the right to access the quick
settings menu.
Google search. Press the search bar to enter the text you want to search for
2 on the internet. You can also carry out a voice search.
Shortcuts. These give you quick access to the apps you use most frequently.
3 4 App menu. Here you can access all the apps installed on your device.
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From the Home screen you can also press the Menu button, or touch and hold
an empty area of the screen, to bring up the customisation options. These options
consist of the following:
· Wallpaper: You can select which image to use as a background for the Home
screen and extended screens.
· Widgets: You can add different widgets to the Home screen. Widgets are
small apps or programs whose main function is to provide quick and easy
access to the tablet’s features, and to display information on various subjects
such as the news, weather, etc.
· Settings: This option takes you directly to the device’s Settings menu, which
can also be accessed via the Notifications bar and the App menu.
As well as widgets, you can also add shortcuts to your Home screen that give you
direct access to apps, contacts, etc. To do this, go to the App menu, touch and hold
the app you want to create a shortcut for, and drag it into the desired position onto
the Home screen.
Extending the Home Screen
The Home Screen has a screen that can expand up to four desktops more, you can
customise with shortcuts, applications or widgets. To scroll through the Home
screen and extended screens, simply slide the screen to the left or right using your
Adjusting Screen Rotation
For some apps, the screen will rotate automatically from portrait (vertical) into
landscape (horizontal) mode and vice versa, depending on how you are holding your
device. If you want to stop the screen from rotating, press the Menu button, go to
Settings > Display and untick the Auto-rotate screen option.
You can also activate and deactivate automatic screen rotation via the corresponding
toggle (Auto-Rotate) in the Quick Settings menu.
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Customising the Home Screen
You can customise your tablet’s Home screen and Extended screens by using your
own images as wallpaper, adding icons, widgets and shortcuts to your favourite apps,
To change the wallpaper or add a widget, press briefly on the background image of the
Home screen or any of the Extended screens. A pop-up window will appear enabling
you to choose between Wallpapers, Widgets or Settings.
If you click on the Wallpapers option, you can select your desired image and then
press Set wallpaper to confirm your choice. If you have selected a large image, you
will need to crop it accordingly.
Moving and Deleting Icons on the Home Screen
To move an element on the Home screen, press down to detach it from the
background, then drag it to the desired position and release. You can also move
icons from one extended screen to another by dragging them to the edge.
To delete an icon, drag it to the top of the screen until an X and the word “Remove”
appear. When the icon turns red, release it to delete.
Creating App Folders
To create a folder, drag one icon on top of another that you want to store in the same
folder. A folder will automatically be created and the icons placed inside it. You can
add more icons to the folder by simply dragging them into it. To name a folder (or
rename an existing one), press briefly on it and then on the “Unnamed folder” option.
You can remove icons from the folder by opening it and dragging them out.
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Taking Screenshots
You can take a screenshot at any time by simply pressing and holding the lower
volume button and the On/Off button down simultaneously. The screenshot will
be automatically saved in the Gallery, in the Screenshot folder. If you are accessing
the tablet via your computer, go to Pictures > Screenshots.
Making Screen Recordings
Making a screen recording is very similar to taking a screenshot. Press the upper
volume button and the On/Off button at the same time in order to start recording,
and press them again to stop. The video will be saved in the same folder as the
You can also take screenshots and make screen recordings by pulling down the
Notifications bar with two fingers and selecting the corresponding option from
the pull-down menu.
Learning to Use the Multi-Touch Screen
Your tablet has a capacitive multi-touch screen with five simultaneous detection
points. Different movements can be made over these points which are linked to
different functions:
Touch. Touch the screen briefly to select an icon, open an app, activate a text-entry
box, etc.
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Touch and hold. Touch the screen (on either a clear area or on an icon) with your
finger and hold for approximately 2 seconds to bring up a menu of available options.
Drag. To move an icon, press and hold down, drag it to the desired position and then
Swipe or slide. On the Home screen, slide your finger left or right across the screen
to access the extended screens, or slide your finger up and down the screen to scroll
through a webpage, list or menu.
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Pinch. Place two fingers on the screen at the same time and move them towards one
another or spread them apart to reduce or enlarge an image.
Double-tap. Tap the screen twice in quick succession to zoom in on an image, and
tap twice again in order to zoom back out. You can also double-tap the screen to
activate it when switched off.
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Buttons and Icons
Below is a short description of the different buttons and icons, along with
recommendations for how to use them.
While you are using an app, you can return to the previous screen by pressing the
Back button
You can go to the Home screen at any time by pressing the Home button
can also touch and hold to access the Google Now application.
You can access the options menu for an app by pressing the Menu button
. You
Status Bar
The Status bar contains important information and is always visible at the top of
the screen.
The main icons it displays include the following:
Battery almost empty.
Battery charging.
Battery fully charged.
Wi-Fi enabled and connected to a network.
Sound off and vibrate on.
Flight mode activated
USB connected.
Bluetooth enabled.
Sound and vibrate off.
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Pull the bar down from the top left of the screen to view the notifications. Delete
all notifications by pressing the
icon, or delete each one by swiping it to the side
of the screen. Pull the bar down from the top right of the screen to view the Quick
This list of options enables fast and easy access to a wide range of settings, such as
brightness, connectivity, etc.
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These options can also be enabled and disabled from the Quick Settings menu
(accessed by pulling down the Status bar from the top left) include:
Brightness: Lets you select between automatic and manual brightness
adjustment and set the desired brightness level.
Settings: Opens the general Settings menu.
Wi-Fi: Activates/deactivates Wi-Fi.
Auto-Rotation: Activates/deactivates automatic rotation of the screen.
Battery: Gives you direct access to Settings > Battery. Aeroplane mode: Activates/deactivates your phone signal.
Location: Activates/deactivates GPS on your tablet.
Shutdown: Lets you switch off the tablet via the pull-down menu.
Lock/Sleep: Activates the screen lock.
Screenshot: Lets you save a screenshot under the pull-down menu.
Bluetooth: Activates/deactivates the Bluetooth function.
Screen record: Lets you make a real-time video recording of what is being
shown on the screen.
Volume: Lets you control audio volume.
Sound record: Gives you access to the app for making audio recordings.
You can access advanced settings for certain functions such as Wi-Fi and
Bluetooth by touching and holding the corresponding icon on the list.
When automatic brightness is deactivated, you can adjust the brightness level
of the screen by sliding your finger to the left or right.
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Pressing on any text field will bring up the virtual keyboard.
1 Enable/disable Caps lock.
2 Open/close the number and symbol keyboard.
3 Activate the dictation function.
4 Space bar.
5 Enter/return.
6 Delete.
The keys in the bottom right-hand corner with “…” on them give you access to
extra functions when you touch and hold them.
You can find more information about the keyboard settings and input languages
at Settings > Personal > Language & input.
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Before browsing the internet via Wi-Fi, you will need to connect to a Wi- Fi network and
configure it in some cases. To do this, go to Settings > Wireless and Networks.
If Wi-Fi is disabled, move the selector to the right. Press Wi-Fi and your device will
automatically search for and display a list of available Wi-Fi networks, which updates
Press the name of the network you want to connect to, enter the password if
necessary and press Connect. If the tablet connects successfully, Connected will
appear below the name of the network.
There is a time limit for entering the Wi-Fi password, after which the Wi-Fi will be
disabled. Selecting the Show password option is recommended before entering the
password, to ensure you can enter it quickly and correctly.
When Wi-Fi is enabled, the device will automatically connect to the chosen network.
If your device detects a network that has never been configured, it will notify you.
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To access the Scan, WPS Pin Entry, Wi-Fi Direct and Advanced settings for the
Wi-Fi network, go to Settings > Wireless and networks > Wi-Fi, then press the Menu
button .
PIN WPS. Depending on the router you are using, this tool allows you to
connect to your Wi-Fi network more easily and securely. You can connect
and synchronise your tablet with your router by pressing the
icon on your
device (or going to Menu > PIN WPS) and the PIN WPS on your router
Advanced settings. Here you can request to receive notifications when
networks are available, adjust the WiFi during sleep mode settings, optimise
battery usage and access the IPv4/IPv6 and MAC addresses (the unique ID
numbers assigned to each device).
To connect to and share files with other Bluetooth devices, you will need to enable
Bluetooth. Go to Settings > Bluetooth and slide the tab to the right.
To configure the visibility timeout, check the name assigned to your tablet, show
received files or access advanced settings, press the Menu button .
To connect your tablet to other devices, go to Settings > Wireless and networks > Bluetooth
and select the name that corresponds to your tablet. Your device will then be visible
to other devices for a period of 2 minutes.
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To connect to another device, and provided both devices are visible, simply press
the name of the device you want to connect to. A pop-up window will appear on your
screen with a Bluetooth pairing request; accept the request and then synchronise
it with the other device.
Data Usage
Here you can view statistics for data transfer over Wi-Fi. You can find data usage
figures for the current 24-hour period and in total for each application.
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Here you can activate Aeroplane mode, manage Tethering and the virtual private
network (VPN) settings on your device .
Aeroplane Mode: Selecting this option will deactivate all wireless connections.
Tethering: You can convert your bq into a USB or Bluetooth access point to share
the connection with one or multiple devices.
To share your connection via USB, connect your tablet to a computer using the cable
and select the USB tethering option.
To share your connection via Bluetooth, select the Bluetooth Tethering option. To
share your device’s network with a computer, Bluetooth must be enabled on both
VPN: This option allows you to configure a virtual private network.
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Here you can adjust the volume for music, videos, games, multimedia files,
notifications and alarms individually.
Under Dolby Digital Plus, you can Launch App to configure the application which
is explained further on, or you can select a Profile.
You can also activate/deactivate sounds and vibration alerts for some system
features such as Touch sounds, Screen lock sounds and Vibrate on touch.
You can also adjust the volume for notifications or multimedia content by pressing
the volume buttons.
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Brightness: Lets you adjust the screen brightness level.
Wallpaper: Lets you select an image or video to use as wallpaper. You can choose
between live wallpaper, system wallpaper, photos from your Gallery or video images.
Auto-rotate screen: Activate or deactivate automatic screen rotation when you
change the orientation of your tablet.
Sleep: Select how long to wait before the screen automatically switches off.
Daydream: Activate or deactivate your tablet’s screensaver.
Font Size: Lets you choose between four different font sizes.
HDMI: Activate the HDMI connection to link your bq to another device using a
miniHDMI cable. You can also adjust the resolution of the video output.
Cast screen: you can use your tablet to send an audio/video signal to a remote
screen (or another tablet, smartphone, television, etc.) using the Wi-Fi network to
display its screen on both devices. The remote screen must be compatible with the
Miracast/DLNA protocol in order to do this.
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In this section you can set the Default write disk for your device, check the usage
of the various storage units, Unmount the SD card to remove it safely and Erase all
data from the SD card or internal memory.
If you remove the MicroSD card from your tablet and continue to use the device,
some of your apps might not function until you reinsert it. Make sure you switch
off the tablet or safely remove the MicroSD card (via the Storage menu) every
time you remove it or insert it, otherwise the card could get damaged and data
could be lost.
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Here you can choose to display the remaining battery life as a percentage next to
the meter in the status bar.
You can also view a graph showing battery duration and usage. Press the graph or
the individual apps and resources on the list to view specific details on their usage.
Here you can access all the apps on your tablet: downloaded apps, apps stored on
the internal memory and MicroSD card, apps currently running and a list of all apps
(to see these lists, slide the screen left or right). Press the name of an app or resource
to find out more.
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If you want to share this device with others you can create additional users.
Each user has their own space and can personalise it with their own applications. The
users can also modify the tablet configuration options, such as the WiFi connection,
which will affect all users after configuration.
Please note that any user can accept update app permissions on behalf of all users.
Intel® Smart Video
Intel® application which improves video quality by reducing noise and eliminating
artifcats with interlaced content.
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Activating this option allows access to your location for those apps that request it
(e.g. preinstalled navigation maps). Additionally, the Power Control widget allows
you to activate the GPS satellites option; alternatively, it can be activated by pulling
the Notifications bar down with two fingers and selecting the Location option.
There are two ways of providing access to your location: GPS satellites and Wi-Fi
& mobile network location.
Under Mode you can choose from:
· High accuracy: GPS, Wi-Fi and mobile network
· Battery saving: Only Wi-Fi and mobile network
· Device only: GPS only
While the GPS function is always the most accurate, using your mobile network
allows for faster positioning, making it easier to start navigating and to change of
Under the Location menu, you can also view a list of apps that have recently
requested location access and the battery usage involved.
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Here you can configure your tablet’s Screen lock (i.e. the type of lock and the owner
information to be displayed on the lock screen), activate the Encrypt tablet option
with a PIN or password to access your device.
Under Device administration, you can view or deactivate administrators, and enable
or disable installation of apps from outside the preinstalled app store (to find out
how to install such apps , see the Apps section of this manual). You can also manage
the Credential storage, view trusted CA certificates and install certificates from
your SD card.
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Language and Text Input
Here you can set up the system language, activate spell checker and personal
dictionary. You can also configure the keyboard, text input methods, voice typing
and pointer speed.
The advanced settings for each entry method allow various options such as vibrate
and sound on keypress to be selected.
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Backup & reset
Here you can back up your app data and settings, Wi-Fi passwords, etc. on the
Google data servers. (To back up your data a Google account must be configured
on your device).
You can also carry out a factory data reset and delete all pending DRM (digital
content protection) licences if you have already deleted the corresponding files.
Carrying out a factory data reset will erase all the data on your tablet’s internal
SD and remove any additional programs and apps installed. Making backup
copies of all your multimedia files is therefore recommended before restoring
the factory settings.
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Here you can choose which email accounts (POP, IMAP or Exchange) you want to
synchronise with your tablet. To add a new account, press the Add account icon and
choose from Email, Corporate (linked to a Microsoft Exchange server) or Google. Set
up the account by following the instructions that appear on the screen. Then press
the email address to synchronise your email, contacts, calendar and other options
(provided that syncing is permitted by the service provider).
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Date & time
Automatic date & time: Adjust the time automatically based on location information
or mobile network. Deactivating this option will activate the manual configuration
of date and time.
Automatic time zone: This option lets you automatically activate/deactivate
the automatic time zone provided by the network. Deactivating this option will
automatically activate the Select time zone option so that you can configure it
Use 24-hour format: Activate/deactivate the 24-hour time display format.
Choose date format: Lets you choose the format for displaying the date.
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Here you can access certain system services to facilitate access to the device, such
as large text, spoken word, physical buttons as virtual buttons, spoken passwords,
quick boot, etc.
Your tablet also includes the TalkBack app, which offers spoken feedback and visual
settings specially designed for visually impaired users.
When you open the app for the first time, a tutorial will guide you through the basic
Speech volume: Lets you adjust the volume of speech in relation to multimedia
Use pitch changes: Activates/deactivates the use of lower tones when a key is
Keyboard echo: This option speaks typed keys aloud. Speech is activated/deactivated
when the screen is switched off.
Speak when screen is off: This option activates/deactivates voice notifications when
the screen is off.
Use proximity sensor: Activates/deactivates the proximity sensor to turn off speech
whenever you want.
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Shake to start continuous reading: Lets you activate the continuous reading
function by shaking your device.
Vibration feedback: Activates/deactivates vibration feedback when an option is
Sound feedback: Activates/deactivates sound feedback when an option is selected.
Focus speech audio: Activates/deactivates the option of reducing multimedia
volume during a conversation.
Sound volume: Lets you adjust sound volume in relation to multimedia volume.
Explore by touch: Activates/deactivates the touch explore function, which enables
you to navigate through your tablet using gestures, by pressing options once to
select and twice to accept.
Automatically scroll list: Activates/deactivates automatic scrolling of lists.
Single-tap selection: Activates/deactivates the option to select an option with a
single tap, when the option has been selected beforehand.
Launch ‘Explore by touch’ tutorial: Launches the tutorial for touch navigation.
Manage gestures: Lets you modify and configure a range of gestures in order access
various accessibility options.
Manage customised labels: Lets you edit the contents of your custom labels.
Resume from suspend: Lets you specify whether the program resumes when the
screen is activated, when the lock screen is shown or only via the Notifications bar.
Developer settings: Settings for developers and advanced users.
Captions: this function allows you to configure the captions. Standard options are:
Language: lets you specify the language you want to view.
Text size: lets you increase or decrease the font size.
Caption style: allows to set the style of the subtitles having the possibility to
personalise them.
Magnification gestures: This function allows you to zoom in or out of the screen.
The gestures provided are as follows:
To zoom in, triple-tap the area you want to magnify.
To zoom out, triple-tap the magnified area.
To move normally around the screen, slide a finger left or right.
To scroll freely, slide two or more fingers across the screen.
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To decrease the zoom, pinch the screen with two fingers or spread them apart
to increase it.
To expand the content temporarily, triple-tap the area you want to expand and
move around the page without lifting your finger off the screen.
Magnification will not affect the keyboard.
Large text: Activates/deactivates magnification of the system font size and the font
size for apps, in order facilitate viewing of content.
Power button ends call: Activate/deactivate the option of ending a call by pressing
the On/Off button.
Auto-rotate screen: Activates/deactivates automatic screen rotation when the
screen is placed in a horizontal position. This option is not activated via the Home
screen and the native App menu.
Speak passwords: Activates/deactivates the option to speak passwords when the
TalkBack service is activated.
Accessibility shortcut: Lets you activate/deactivate, using YES/NO commands,
direct access to accessibility functions by pressing the On/Off button until you hear
a sound or feel a vibration. Then touch and hold the screen with two fingers until a
confirmation is received.
Text-to-speech output: Direct access to options for text-to-speech output. For
settings, go to Settings > Language and text input > Text-to-speech output.
Touch & hold delay: Lets you configure the delay between pressing and holding an
option and displaying the corresponding options. You can choose between Short
(default), Medium and Long options.
Quick boot: This option enables quick booting of the system by putting it on
Hibernate instead of total power off.
Android 4.4 comes with wireless printing included as standard and the application
also allows you to connect your printer to the internet (check compatibility with
your printer manufacturer). This feature lets you synchronise the printer with your
smartphone, tablet or computer wirelessly, in order to print your documents from
any location.
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About tablet
This section displays the status of the device (battery, network, serial number, etc.),
legal information, Android version, model number, baseband and kernel versions
and the build number. You can search manually for updates (for more information
on firmware updates, see APPENDIX A at the end of this manual).
Developer options
This section is only intended for advanced users, as it contains settings that are
useful for app developers. These settings should not be modified if you are not an
advanced user.
The menu includes various options, such as:
· Take bug report
· Stay awake
· Process stats
· USB debugging
· Allow mock locations
· Force GPU rendering
· Show CPU usage
· Background process limit
The Developer options menu is hidden in Android by default. To enable it, go to
Settings > About tablet and press the last option (Build number) repeatedly until
a message appears to say that you have correctly enabled it. You will then be
able to access these options via the main Settings menu.
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Optimising Battery Life
You can prolong the life of your battery by disabling features you don´t need. You
can also configure how the system resources and apps consume battery power, by
pressing the Menu button and going to Settings.
· If you are not using Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or GPS, you can adjust your Settings
accordingly, as explained earlier.
· Any maps and navigation apps that you are not using should be closed, as
they require GPS access and consumer more power.
· Set your display brightness to AUTO. You can access these settings directly
by pulling down the Notifications bar with two fingers.
· Select a short screen timeout interval, by going to Settings > Display > Sleep.
· Disable the auto-sync feature for certain apps, by going to Settings > Accounts.
Note that you will have to synchronise your email accounts manually, and you
will not receive any notification when updates becoming available.
· Switch to Flight mode by pressing and holding down the On/Off button until
a pop-up window appears containing the corresponding option. Alternatively,
access this option by pulling the Notifications bar down with two fingers.
Monitoring Battery Usage Information
To optimise your battery configuration, go to Settings > Battery. The list at the
bottom of the screen shows battery use for the various apps and services on your
tablet. Press the graph to access more detailed information. The screen showing
use details for some apps also has buttons with recommendations on how to adjust
your settings for maximum energy saving.
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Setting Up a Gmail Account
You will need to set up a Gmail account the first time you switch your tablet on or
whenever you carry out a factory data reset (deleting all data).
If you don´t have an account already, the system will ask you to set one up to access
certain features of the device. If you already have an account, you can use it for this
initial setup process.
Some apps will not be available until you have correctly set up an account.
From within the app (which can be accessed via the App menu) you can access your
inbox and configure a variety of different settings, such as how emails are displayed,
how you can read them and reply to them and the notifications you receive. You can
also group several different accounts together, so that you can receive emails from
different addresses at the same time.
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Setting up Other Email Accounts
The Email app allows you to send and receive emails from any other accounts you
may have, regardless of provider. This app can be accessed via the App menu, or
through the Home screen.
When you open this app for the first time you will be asked to enter an email address
and password, as shown in this image.
1. Enter your email address, then press Next.
2. Configure the account settings (syncing, notifications, etc.).
3. Configure the account settings (syncing, notifications, etc.).
4. After the setup process is complete, it may take a few minutes for the account
to be synchronised and for your emails to appear on the screen.
Sending an Email
1. Open the Email app and press Compose
2. Enter the recipient’s email address, add a subject heading and then write
your message.
3. Press Send
To attach files, or add extra recipients (CC or BCC), press the icon and select the
corresponding option from the list.
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Replying to an Email
You can reply to an email you have opened by using one of the following three
· Replay: Only the person who sent the message will receive your reply.
· Replay all: All the people who received this email will receive your reply.
· Forward: Lets you send a copy of the email to someone else.
With certain email clients, only the Forward option enables you to preserve any files
that may have been attached to the original message.
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Your tablet has a front and a rear camera. To activate them, go to Menu > Camera
or directly access the camera from the home screen. Both cameras capture images
and videos with different resolutions, with those of the rear camera being higher.
The rear camera also has autofocus and flash.
On opening the application, a window will appear offering the option to tag the
location of the photos and videos.
To select between image or video capture, press the camera icon
and select
the camera or the video icon
. The change the settings of the camera enabled,
press the first icon
. The shutter is the blue circle, which turns red for the video
Photo and Video Settings
To use the zoom function while taking photos or recording video, use the “pinch”
gesture on the screen before pressing the shutter button or commencing recording.
By pressing the
icon, you will access the general settings and an icon to
enable the front or rear camera:
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Exposure: Choose a value from 3 to -3 to specify the exposure level for the
photo. The default setting is 0.
More options: Allows ajustment of the general configuration of the camera
Front/rear camera: Enables the front or rear camera.
On pressing the More options icon
photo and video settings.
, you will access another menu to adjust the
· Photo Settings
Store location: Activate this option to add information on where your
multimedia file was created.
Timer: Adjust the countdown timer (from 1s to 60s, or disable it). You can
enable the sound by selecting Beep during countdown.
Picture size: Set image quality by choosing values ranging from QVGA up to
5 megapixels.
White balance: Choose from seven types of light setting. The default setting
is Auto.
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Scene mode: Choose from 6 automatic scene modes (night, portrait, landscape,
night-portrait, sports or barcode), or none.
Restore defaults: Restore the camera’s default settings.
· Video Settings
White balance: Choose from five types of light setting. The default setting is
Time lapse interval: Sets the time interval between each photo or frame
(from 1 second up to 10 seconds). Remember that 30 frames are required for
each second of time-lapse video. Faster-moving scenes require shorter time
Store location: Activate this option to add information on where your
multimedia file was created.
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Preset Image Modes
Press the Panoramic icon and a progress bar will appear, to indicate how far you
can pan your camera. Panoramic photos can be taken in portrait (vertical) as well
as landscape (horizontal) format. As you pan your camera across, an arrow will
guide its movement so that the different shots blend into one another to create the
panoramic image. Once the progress bar is full (i.e. nine sequential photos have been
taken), the panoramic image will be automatically created and saved. You can also
make a panoramic image from fewer than nine sequential images by simply pressing
the Accept icon when you have finished panning the camera.
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Image Gallery
To view the images and videos stored on your device, press the Gallery icon located
on the Home screen. (It can also be accessed from within the App menu).
The main screen of the Gallery allows you to browse the images and videos stored
in the various different locations on your tablet.
Press a folder to access its content. To view an image, simply press it; and to view a
video, press it to activate the Video player.
You can also access the Gallery directly after taking a photo or recording a video, by
pressing the thumbnail of the photo or video that will subsequently appear in the
bottom right-hand corner of the screen.
While you are viewing an image you can also access the following options:
· Press the Menu button or the icon to display the following options: Delete,
Slideshow, Edit, Rotate left/right, Crop, Set picture as, Details and Print.
· Press the icon to display a list of various apps and social networks through
which you can share the photo or video.
· Press the
icon to open an image-editing program containing filters, frames,
special effects and other tools.
To zoom in on an image, simply double-tap the screen to magnify it and double-tap
again to return to its original size. You can also pinch to zoom by spreading your
fingers apart to zoom in, and moving them together to zoom out.
By default, Android does not allow the creation of new folders within the Gallery
or the moving of files from one folder to another. However, there are some free
third-party apps that allow this, as well as other features. An example is the file
explorer preinstalled on your bq device.
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Playing Music
Your tablet comes with a preinstalled audio player, which allows you to play your
favourite music and audio tracks and is also integrated with the app store,
allowing you to buy and download music to play whenever and wherever you like.
There are two ways you can load music onto your device:
· Connect your tablet to your computer in Mass storage mode and transfer
the music onto the tablet’s internal memory. To do this, simply connect the
tablet to the computer using the supplied USB cable, copy the files from
your computer and paste them into the Music folder in your tablet’s internal
memory (you can also store the music on a MicroSD card if you are using one).
· Open the Play Music appand go to the Play Store (the icon located in the
top left-hand corner on the main page). In the Store you can search for and
browse a large quantity of artists and songs, purchase them and add them to
your own music collection.
Once you have downloaded the music onto your tablet, you can find it by going to
the main menu in the Play Music app and selecting the My music option. You can
organise your music by genre, artist, album or song list.
The artist, album and other information used by the app to create the playlists
can also be modified using your computer. Right-click on the file you wish to edit,
then select Properties > Details in the pull-down and pop-up menus, respectively.
You can also conduct a keyword search within your music library in order to locate
all the albums, songs, etc. that match the description you have entered.
Once you have selected a song, simply press it and a bar will scroll across the screen
displaying information about the song currently playing. To open the panel of player
options, press the bar located at the bottom of the screen. This panel gives you
options such as continuous playback (press the icon on the left to play the list of
selected songs again when it has finished), repeat the last song, pause, skip and
On this screen you can also use the
icons to rate the song. You can also
press the icon (located in the top right corner) to access more options, such as
adding the current song to an existing playlist or creating a new playlist.
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The main screen of the Play Music app also contains the Playlist option, where you
can find all the playlists previously created, and the icon to show a list of the songs
you have liked.
Playing Videos
Your tablet comes with a preinstalled video player. It gives you a list of all the videos
stored on your device, and allows you to play them, edit them, and much more.
After opening the app you will see a list of available videos. If you press your chosen
video, it will start playing automatically. On the bottom right of the screen, you will
find an icon that lets you select viewing options such as zoom, original aspect ratio,
full screen (stretching the image) and full screen (cropping the image).
Pressing the bar at the top of the screen also allows you to share the video via other
apps, play the video on a loop and edit it. The Edit option lets you choose where the
video starts and ends; press Save to store the edited file.
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App store
The App store gives you access to an enormous range of programs, games, music,
movies, books, and more. Each category contains further sub-categories that will
help you find exactly what it is you are looking for.
Important: Remember that not all downloads are free; some of them may incur
additional costs. For all non-free downloads, the price is shown next to the app
information, and in order to prevent accidental charges you will be asked to
confirm your choice prior to downloading the app.
Apps from Unknown Sources
Occasionally you might want to download apps and/or games from an alternative app
store, or directly from a website. In order to install these apps, which generally do not
have an electronic signature, you will have to instruct the system to accept apps from
unknown sources. Go to Settings > Security and tick the Unknown sources option, then
press Accept after reading the security warning. Remember to only install apps from
trusted sources.
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To install apps you have downloaded from outside the App store, you must be able to
access the *.apk file on your device. These types of apps have often been compressed
using a program such as WinRAR, which means the downloaded file is a *.rar file and will
need to be unzipped using a computer, or a file management program such as ES File
Explorer (already installed on your device).
Upon opening the *.apk file, the system will ask you to confirm installation of the app.
After you press Accept, the app will then be installed.
Preinstalled Apps
To access the list of preinstalled apps, press the
a list of all the apps installed on your device.
icon on the Home screen to be shown
Internet Browser
The browser allows you to surf the internet, with the option of opening several tabs
to access various websites at the same time. To open a new tab, press the square
icon with a number inside, located in the top right corner of the screen. The number
indicates how many tabs are currently open. Pressing the icon lets you choose
between viewing one of the active tabs or creating a new one. After you have created
a new one, enter the website address manually in the white text field at the top of
the screen, or press one of the suggested websites displayed in the centre of the
screen (suggestions are based on the websites you visit most frequently).
o back/forward
: This option lets you return to webpages you have
recently visited, and move forward again to the most recent page you viewed.
Reload page
: Allows you to update the active page in order to refresh its
Add bookmark/favourite : This option lets you bookmark a page so that you
can easily return to it later. Bookmarks are organised into files.
Enable voice search : Allows you to enable voice recognition in order to
perform a Google search automatically.
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To close a tab, simply press the tab icon (the square with the number inside, at the
top right of the screen) and then press the symbol on the tab you want to close.
Alternatively, you can pinch it and drag it to the left or the right in order to close it.
Press the Menu button to access the following options:
· New tab: Opens a new tab so you can visit different websites at the same
· New incognito tab: Lets you browse the internet via a tab that will not be
stored in the browser history.
· Bookmarks: Lets you access the list of saved bookmarks.
· Recent tabs: Lets see recently opened tabs.
· History: Gives you a chronological list (most recent first) of the websites you
have visited.
· Request desktop site: Selecting this option allows you view the desktop
version of the page you are currently visiting, rather than the version designed
for mobile devices.
· Settings: Gives you access to the basic and advanced browser settings.
· Help & feedback: This option allows you to view the opinions of other users,
give your own opinion and access the Help section.
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Text Editor, Spreadsheets and Presentations
Your tablet includes a Quickoffice management tool as standard which allows you
to create and edit text documents, spreadsheets and presentations. You can also
synchronise the app with your Drive account, save your files in the cloud and access
them remotely from any compatible device. This app is compatible with Microsoft
Word, Excel and PowerPoint formats, and also lets you read documents in PDF
format. Additionally, you can attach files to an email directly from the app.
The Calendar app allows you to manage your daily schedule and synchronise it with
your email, which lets you share your appointments, meetings and events with your
contacts. You can also configure alerts and notifications to remind you of upcoming
commitments, making sure you never miss a meeting again! What´s more, the app
allows you to synchronise your calendar so that you can view it from any other
mobile device.
You can create a new event by going to the
icon at the right top or by selecting
the icon that appears when you press on any free day in the calendar. You can
specify the date and time of the event, its location, the people invited, enable and
disable alerts, add a description of the event and even configure the availability
status that will be shown while you are attending the event.
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Maps and GPS Navigation
Your tablet has a preinstalled Maps app that allows you to find out your current
location on the map (for greater precision, activate the system’s GPS option), view
satellite images or even an actual view of a given location. You can also select the
Navigation option to allow your device to give you instructions on how to reach your
destination from your current position, whether travelling on foot or by car. The app
can also help you locate a wide variety of companies and establishments that have
signed up to the location service.
Bear in mind that none of the above information (including the maps) is preloaded
onto your device; therefore, whenever you use the navigation feature, the tablet
will need to access your data connection, which could have cost implications
depending on your network operator’s mobile price plan and tariffs.
Important: As your Edison 3 mini does not have a 3G connection, you must use
it in conjunction with an external wireless connection such as a smartphone or
USB router (these are not supplied with the tablet).
File Explorer
This app allows you to explore the folders stored in your tablet’s internal memory
and on the MicroSD card, if in use. It also allows you to copy and move files from
one folder to another, unzip compressed files and extract their contents, without the
need to connect your tablet to a computer. Additionally, you can rename files and
create new files and folders.
You can hide certain multimedia folders so that they are not shown in the
Gallery. To do so, open the File explorer, go to the folder you want to hide and,
from within the file path, press the New icon , select the File option, name the
new file “.nomedia” and press OK to finish. You can access the hidden file and its
contents via the File explorer app whenever you like. If you want to reverse the
process and show the folder in the Gallery, simply delete the “.nomedia” file you
created previously.
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To access the Dolby app and improve your tablet’s audio, go to Menu > Dolby.
You can choose any of the four preset modes from within the app, or select them directly
by going to Settings > Audio profiles > Profile and choosing between Movie, Music, Game
and Voice.
After selecting a mode you will be a shown a graphic equaliser, where you can directly
adjust the audio settings by moving the equaliser tabs with your finger. Alternatively,
you can choose one of the smart equalisers: Open, Rich, Focused and Customise. If you
adjust any of the modes manually, an
icon will appear next to the name of the Smart
equaliser you have selected (or next to the words Graphic equaliser: Custom if you have
not selected a smart equaliser). Pressing on this icon will restore the initial values and
delete any manual settings you have selected.
Enable the Volume leveller function to provide a constant level of volume for all content
and apps, in accordance with the volume setting defined by the tablet’s physical volume
Enable the Dialogue Enhancer function to make voices sound clearer when playing any
multimedia content.
Enable the Surround Virtualiser function to generate a realistic surround sound effect,
compatible with all stereo speakers or headphones (this function will only work with
headphones or external speakers, not with the phone’s own speaker).
When enabled the Dolby icon will be displayed on any video or music players you have
installed. You can deactivate the app by pressing the
If you use any other apps that have their own equaliser, the Dolby app will be
automatically deactivated in order to prevent any conflict between the two
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News & Weather (Genie Widget)
This app offers services such as real-time weather information, international news
headlines, etc. Your tablet’s Home screen can hold up to three different widgets, allowing
you to access information quickly and easily. These three widgets include both weather
and news; you can choose to display them both simultaneously if you want.
For more information on how to add widgets to your tablet, see the section on
customising your Home screen in this manual.
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Your tablet’s tools include a practical calculator, which
allows you to carry make basic as well as scientific/
advanced calculations.
Go to Menu > Clock and you will find the Alarms option,
where you can manage all your alarms.
You can set several different alarms at the same time,
and adjust other settings, such as the name of the
alarm, whether it repeats and on which days of the
week (if you have selected this option),, the alarm tone
and whether or not the tablet vibrates when the alarm
You can create new alarms and delete them as often
as you want. To temporarily enable or disable an alarm
(without deleting it), simply slide the icon located to
the right of the alarm time over to the left.
The Clock app also allows you to view the local time
in any location around the world, and contains other
useful functions such as a fully configurable timer and
a stopwatch with interval feature.
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Sound Recorder
Another of your tablet’s tools is the Sound Recorder. This app allows you to record
audio with ease.
To start recording, simply press the red icon located in the middle of the top part of
the screen. The counter and gauge in the centre of the screen will then be activated.
Use the icons at the bottom of the screen to pause or end the recording. After you
have finished recording, you will be asked if you want to save or delete the audio file.
If you decide to save it, you can access it again (with any other recordings you have
made) by pressing the
Voice Search
On the Home screen there is a widget containing a microphone icon, which will
launch the Voice search app when pressed. This app allows you to quickly find
information on any subject you search for, and gives you quick access to other apps
such as Maps.
The headphones must be connected to your device to be able to use the radio
application, as the headphones themselves serve as the antenna.
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OTA stands for “Over The Air”, and refers to the way in which firmware updates are
sent to your tablet; i.e. via your data connection, with minimal intervention required
on the part of the user and without any complex updating procedures to go through.
Your tablet will periodically check whether updates to the operating system are
available. Updates generally incorporate improvements to system performance or
additional features for your device. If an update is available, a pop-up window will
appear to inform you of this fact and will request permission to install the update.
Using a Wi-Fi connection to download the update package is recommended. The
system will guide you through the installation process, to ensure that it is completed
as quickly and conveniently as possible.
You can also check for updates manually, by going to Settings > About tablet > Update.
A message will appear to tell you that the system is searching for available updates.
If an update is found, the installation process is the same as described above.
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APPENDIX B: Technical Specifications
You can find all the technical information for your device by visiting this link and
selecting the corresponding model: http://www.bq.com/gb/tablets-prices-sale.html
After selecting your model, you can access the full description by clicking on
Specifications in the bar at the top of the page.
There, you can find information on the following:
· Dimensions and weight
· Screen
· Internal memory
· Processor
· Battery
· Operating system
· Connectivity
· System functions
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APPENDIX C: Cleaning and Safety
Before cleaning your device, make sure you have switched it off and disconnected all
cables. After cleaning, make sure the screen is completely dry before reconnecting
any cables and switching the device back on.
Do not pour or spray any liquids directly onto the tablet. To clean it, do the following:
Screen: Use a clean, soft, lint-free cloth to remove dust and dirt from the screen.
To remove fingerprints and marks, you may apply a small amount of mild cleaning
product to the cloth.
Casing: Use a soft cloth with a small amount of mild cleaning product. After cleaning,
rinse the cloth in clean water, wring it out thoroughly and wipe the casing to remove
any leftover cleaning product
To reduce the risk of an accident, follow these safety instructions:
· Do not use power cables, connectors or plugs that are damaged or contain loose
wiring. Do not bend or damage the power cable. Do not touch the power cable
with wet hands. Do not pull on the cable to unplug the charger
· Do not use the device while it is charging. Do not touch it with wet hands.
· Do not hit the charger or cause it to fall. Do not charge the battery using
chargers that have not been approved by the manufacturer
· Do not use the device during electrical storms. Handle and dispose of the
battery and charger with caution.
· Do not handle Li-ion batteries that are damaged or leaking.
· Do not use the device in the vicinity of a pacemaker. If possible, try to use it at a
distance of more than 15 cm from the pacemaker, as it could interfere with the
pacemaker’s operation.
· Do not use the device in a hospital or in the vicinity of any medical equipment
that may be susceptible to radio frequency interference.
· If you habitually use medical equipment, make sure it is protected against radio
frequency interference. If you wear a hearing aid, consult the manufacturer with
regard to potential interference.
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· In potentially explosive environments, switch the device off. Always observe
the site regulations, instructions and warning signs
· Do not use the device in refuelling areas (e.g. petrol stations) or in the vicinity
of flammable and/or explosive chemical products
· Do not store or transport flammable liquids or gases or explosive materials in
the vicinity of the device or any of its parts or accessories
· Switch off the device upon boarding an aeroplane. The electronic components
of a motor vehicle may malfunction as a result of radio frequency interference
from the device.
· Prolonged exposure to high levels of sound pressure may cause permanent
damage to hearing. It is recommended that you do not wear headphones while
cycling, running or walking through areas with heavy traffic or excessive noise.
· Use of the device while driving: Some car manufacturers prohibit the use of
mobile devices in their vehicles unless they are equipped with a hands-free
kit and external antenna. Ask the vendor of your vehicle whether your mobile
device or hands-free Bluetooth kit will interfere with your car’s electrical
systems. Always devote your full attention to the road while driving and respect
the local regulations and laws on the use of wireless devices while at the wheel.
· Location/GPS-based functions: Location-based functions are offered “as is” and
“for all corresponding effects”. Mundo Reader, S.L. does not claim or in any way
guarantee the accuracy of any location-based information.t
· When the device is using location-based information, it may suffer from
interruptions or failures and its dependence on network availability will increase.
Note that functionality may be reduced or obstructed in certain areas, such as
inside buildings or in areas close to buildings.
· Use the GPS function with caution, to make sure you are not distracted while
· Antenna: Use of the device with an antenna other than that supplied by
Mundo Reader, S.L. may damage it, impair its performance and generate
SAR levels (see Appendix D) that exceed the limits established by law. Do
not cover the antenna with your hand, as this may affect call quality and
energy consumption and may shorten the talk time and standby availability.
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· Aeroplane mode: Use of Bluetooth and WLAN functions may be prohibited on
aeroplanes and in other places where radio transmissions are not permitted.
In these locations, please request authorisation before enabling any of the
device´s Bluetooth or WLAN functions, even in Flight mode.
This product must be used with a power supply
that has the following specifications:
INPUT: 100-240 V ~ 50/60 Hz 0.3 A máx.
2.1 A
Polarity must be as indicated below:
Pin 1 “+”
Pin 5 “-”
The use of power sources other than the ones
indicated may damage your device and present
a risk to the safety of people and property.
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APPENDIX D: Information on Exposure to Radio Waves and the SAR
(Specific Absorption Rate)
The design of this mobile device complies with the current regulations governing
exposure to radio waves. These regulations are based on scientific guidelines that
include safety margins designed to ensure the safety of everyone, regardless of age
or state of health.
The guidelines on exposure to radio waves use a unit of measurement known as
the SAR (Specific Absorption Rate). SAR tests are carried out using standardised
methods, with the mobile device transmitting at the highest certified level of power
on all the frequency bands it uses.
The maximum SAR levels recommended by the ICNIRP (International Commission
on Non Ionizing Radiation Protection) is 2 W/kg, measured on 10 g of tissue.
The highest SAR levels recorded for this tablet are as follows:
Edison 3 mini
When used in direct contact with the body
0.246 W/Kg (10 g)
This device complies with the guidelines on exposure to radio frequency both when
it is used in the normal position next to the ear and when it is positioned at least 1.5
cm from the body.
In order to send data files or messages, this device requires an adequate network
connection. On certain occasions, the transmission of data files or messages may
be delayed until an adequate connection becomes available. Until the transmission
has been completed, make sure you follow the instructions on separation distance
mentioned above.
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APPENDIX E: Disposing of this Product Correctly
(Electrical and electronic waste).
(Applies within the European Union and in European countries with
selective waste collection systems).
To prevent any damage to the environment or human health, separate these products
from other types of waste and recycle them correctly. This will help promote the
sustainable use of material resources.
Household users should contact the retailer that they purchased the product from
or the relevant local authorities to find out how and where they can recycle this
product safely and without harming the environment.
Business users should contact their supplier and consult the terms and conditions of
the purchase agreement. This product and its electronic accessories should not be
disposed of with other waste materials such as the box and non-electronic materials.
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APPENDIX F: Declaration of Conformity
Mundo Reader, S.L.
Pol. Ind. Európolis
Calle Sofía, 10
28232 - Las Rozas - Madrid (España)
Tel. +34 91 787 58 59
Tax Code (CIF): B85991941
Made in China
Declares that this tablet:
bq Edison 3 mini
complies with the provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC on Radio and
Telecommunications Terminal Equipment (R&TTE), Directive 2006/95/EC on
Electrical Safety for Low Voltage Equipment, and Directive 2004/108/EC on
Electromagnetic Compatibility, in addition to the following harmonised standards:
EN60950-1/A2:2013, EN 50566: 2013, EN 62479: 2010, EN 62311: 2008, EN
62209-2: 2010, EN 301489-1 V1.9.2, EN301489-3 V1.6.1, EN 301489-17 V2.2.1,
EN 55022:2010/AC:2011, EN55024: 2010, EN 61000-3-2/A2:2009, EN 610003-3: 2008, EN 300328 V1.8.1, EN 300440-2 V1.4.1.
You can request a copy of the Declaration of Conformity by writing to the address
given above.
Madrid, November 2014.
Alberto Méndez Peydró
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