Personalizing your Home screen. Asus ZenPad Z8 ‏(ZT581KL, Verizon exclusive)

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Personalizing your Home screen

Stamp your own personality on your Home screen. Select an attractive design as your wallpaper, add shortcuts for quick access to your favorite apps, and add widgets for a quick review of important info. You can also add more pages so you can add and quickly access or view more apps or widgets on your Home screen.

App shortcuts and widgets

App shortcuts and widgets make it easier to quickly access your favorite items from your Home screen. You can add or remove your apps and widgets anytime you like, and you can also group your apps into one folder.

Adding app shortcuts and widgets

1. Tap and hold an empty area on your Home screen and select Apps & Widgets .

2. From the All Apps list, tap and hold an app or a widget, then drag it to an empty area on your

Home screen.

Removing app shortcuts and widgets

From your Home screen, tap and hold an app, then drag it to Remove on top of your screen.

The app that you’ve removed from your Home screen will remain in the All Apps screen.

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Grouping your app shortcuts in a folder

Create folders to organize your app shortcuts on your Home screen.

1. On your Home screen, tap and drag an app onto another app and a folder will appear.

2. Tap open the new folder and tap the folder name to rename this folder if desired.

Wallpapers

Let your apps, icons, and other Zen elements sit on an attractively designed wallpaper. You may add a translucent background tint to your wallpaper for readability and clarity. You can also select an animated wallpaper to make your screen come alive.

Tap to adjust the transparency of the status bar

Tap to apply a background tint

Tap to select wallpaper

Tap to select an image from your saved photos or images

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Applying wallpaper and background tint

To apply wallpaper and background tint:

1. Tap and hold an empty area on your Home screen and select Wallpapers .

2. Tick , then adjust the transparency level. If you do not want to add a background tint to your wallpaper, skip to step 4.

3. Tap then select a color.

4. Select a wallpaper, then tap Apply .

NOTE: You can also set up your wallpaper settings from > Settings > Display .

Extending your Home screen

You can add more pages to extend your Home screen and put more app shortcuts and widgets on it.

1. Tap and hold an empty area on your Home screen and select Home edit > Edit pages .

2. Tap to add a new page. If you wish to delete an extended Home screen, tap and hole the page and drag to .

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Quick settings

The Quick settings panel provides a one-tap access to some of the wireless features and settings of your ASUS Tablet. Each of these features are represented by a button.

To launch the Quick settings panel, swipe down with two fingers from the top of your ASUS Tablet.

NOTE: A blue button indicates that the feature is currently enabled while a gray button indicates a disabled feature. The green buttons refer to individual utilities that you can quickly access via the Quick

Settings Notification Panel.

Tap on this area to switch to Quick settings panel

Tap to edit Quick settings

Tap to open Settings

Slide left or right to adjust the screen’s brightness

Tap these buttons to enable or disable their functions

Tap these buttons to quick-launch these utilities

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Setting up the date and time

By default, the date and time displayed on your Home screen automatically syncs when you are connected to the Internet.

To change the date and time settings:

1. Launch the Settings screen by doing any of the following:

• Launch Quick settings then tap .

• Tap > Settings .

2. Select .

3. Click the slider to turn off Automatic date & time .

4. Select the time zone and manually set the date and time.

5. You can opt to use the 24-hour format if desired.

6. Select the date format that you want to display.

NOTE: See also the Clock section.

Setting up your ringtone and alert sounds

Set up the sound for your notifications such as emails and event alerts. You can also choose to enable or disable the touch sounds or screen lock sound.

To set up the sound settings:

1. Launch the Settings screen by doing any of the following:

• Launch Quick settings then tap .

• Tap > Settings .

2. Select .

3. Set up your preferred sound settings.

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Adding or removing buttons

To add or remove existing buttons from the ASUS Quick settings notification panel:

1. Launch Quick settings then tap .

2. Tap the box beside the feature to add or remove it from the ASUS Quick settings notification panel.

NOTE: A checked box indicates that the feature's button is accessible via the ASUS Quick settings notification panel while an unchecked box means the opposite.

3. Tap to go back and view the current ASUS Quick settings notification panel.

System notifications

From System notifications, you can see the latest updates done and system changes made on your

ASUS Tablet. Most of these changes are data and system-related.

To launch the System notifications panel, swipe down with one finger from the top of your ASUS

Tablet.

Tap to open Settings

Tap this to delete all of the listed notifications

Swipe the notification to the left or right to remove it from the list

Tap on the notification to view its details

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