Acer Liquid S2 manual

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  • Brand: Acer
  • Product: Smartwatch
  • Model/name: Liquid S2
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: English, German

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© 2013 All Rights Reserved
Acer Liquid S2 User’s Manual
Model: S520
This revision: 11/2013
Acer Liquid S2 Smartphone
Model number:_______________________________________________
Serial number: _______________________________________________
Date of purchase: ____________________________________________
Place of purchase: ___________________________________________
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Table of contents
Table of contents - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 3
Setting up- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 5
Unpacking your smartphone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Getting to know your smartphone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Charging the battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Inserting the microSD card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Inserting the SIM card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Using your smartphone - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10
Turning on for the first time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Locking your smartphone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Navigating through menus and options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Using the touchscreen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
The Home screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Turning off your smartphone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
Managing contacts- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 22
Managing your contacts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
Making calls - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 24
Before making a call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Making a call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
The voice call screen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
Internet calling - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 28
Adding an Internet calling account . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Editing or removing an Internet calling account. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Using Internet calling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Receiving Internet calls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Calling a contact’s Internet calling address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Calling a phone number using Internet calling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Messaging - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 30
Creating a new message. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Replying to a message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
MMS messages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31
Going online- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 33
Browsing the Internet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
Setting up your Google email . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
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Composing an email . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Setting up Email . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
Maps, Navigation, Local . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
AcerCloud setup - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 38
AcerCloud setup for Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38
Using the Camera- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 42
Camera icons and indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Taking a photo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Shooting a video . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Viewing photos and videos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
Geotagging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
Advanced settings - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 47
Putting your smartphone in Airplane mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
Adjusting settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47
FM radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
Multimedia playback . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
Restoring to factory settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54
Accessories and tips - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 55
Using the headset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
Using a Bluetooth headset . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
Inserting a microSD Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
Appendix - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 56
FAQ and troubleshooting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Other sources of help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
Warnings and precautions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
Emergency calls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
Taking care of your smartphone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61
Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63
End User License Agreement - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 69
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Setting up
Unpacking your smartphone
Your new smartphone 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 Liquid S2 Smartphone
• Battery
• Quick Guide
• USB cable
• AC adapter
• Headset
Note: In-box content varies depending on country and region.
Getting to know your smartphone
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LED indicator
No. Item Description
1 Power button Press to turn the screen on/off or enter sleep
mode; press and hold to turn the smartphone on
or off.
2 3.5 mm headphone jack Connects to stereo headphones.
3 Phone speaker Emits audio from your smartphone; suitable for
holding to your ear.
4 LED indicator (see LED
indicator table)
Indicates the phone’s charging status.
5 Light sensor Detects ambient light to automatically adjust
screen brightness.
6 Front camera Useful for taking self portrait images.
7 Touchscreen 5.98-inch, 1980 x 1080 pixel capacitive
touchscreen to display data, phone content and
enter information.
8 Dual speakers Emit stereo audio from your smartphone; suitable
for handsfree use.
9 Second microphone For noise cancellation.
10 Rear camera A camera for taking high-resolution images.
11 Volume up/down button Increases or decreases the phone volume.
LED flash for camera.
12 Nano-SIM card slot Accepts a nano-SIM card for mobile data
connectivity.
Insert a 3G SIM card to enable 3G
communication.
13 MicroSD™ card slot Insert a microSD card into the slot.
14 Micro USB connector Connects to a USB cable/charger.
15 Microphone Internal microphone
Color State Description
Green Blinking You have a missed call, voice mail, or new message
(when phone is locked). LED indicator is the same
whether charging or not.
Red Blinking The battery is low and not charging (blinking
frequency increases when battery is critically low).
Red Solid The phone is on and charging.
Green Solid The phone is fully charged and plugged in.
Red Blinking quickly The phone is plugged in and the the battery is bad.
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Charging the battery
For initial use, you need to charge your smartphone for eight hours. After that you
can recharge the battery as needed.
Note: Your Acer Liquid S2 does NOT have a user-replaceable battery.
1. Connect the AC adapter cord to the micro USB connector on your smartphone.
2. Plug the AC adapter into any AC outlet and charge the phone.
It is normal for the phone to heat up when charging or during long periods of use. All
phones are factory tested before release.
Inserting the microSD card
Additionally, you may wish to increase your smartphone’s storage by inserting a
microSD Card into the slot provided. This is next to the SIM card slot.
1. Insert your fingernail into the notch on the microSD card slot cover.
Blue Solid (for two seconds) The phone cannot power on because the battery is
too weak (or the phone is too cold or too hot).
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2. Flick towards the screen to open the slot cover.
3. Pull slot cover away from the phone to insert the card.
4. Insert the microSD Card as illustrated. When you hear a small click, the card is
securely in the slot.
Inserting the SIM card
To take full advantage of your smartphone’s telephony capabilities, you must install a
Nano-SIM card. The Nano-SIM card slot is located on the right side of the phone.
1. Insert the SIM eject tool (included) into the small hole in the slot holder.
2. Press lightly until the holder pops out slightly.
Note: Alternatively, you can use a paper clip or other small, thin object to open
the holder in the same manner.
3. Remove the holder from the cover and use your fingers to pull the holder out (see
image).
4. Use the the pattern on the holder to orient and place the Nano-SIM card into the
holder.
5. Insert the holder into the phone (see image).
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Note: The SIM card cover will only fit one way into the slot.
SIM card lock
Your smartphone may come with a SIM card lock, i.e., you will only be able to use
the SIM card provided by your network operator.
To cancel the SIM lock, contact your network provider.
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Using your smartphone
Turning on for the first time
To turn on your smartphone for the first time, press and hold the power button until
the screen turns on. You will then be asked to configure some settings before you
can use your smartphone.
Follow the onscreen instructions to complete setup.
Sign in to or create a Google account
If you have Internet access, your smartphone allows you to synchronize information
with a Google account.
During the start-up process, you may create or sign in to your 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.
Creating multiple Google accounts
You can create and easily access multiple Google accounts. Open the Application
menu and then tap Settings > Add account.
Entering your PIN
When you install a SIM card for the first time, you may need to enter a PIN using the
onscreen number pad.
Important: Depending on your settings, you may be required to enter your PIN
each time you switch on the phone function.
Activating a new SIM card
If you are using your SIM card for the first time, it may require activation. Contact
your network operator for details on how to do this.
Locking your smartphone
If you will not use your smartphone for a while, briefly press the power button to lock
access. This saves power and ensures your smartphone does not unintentionally
use any services. Your smartphone will lock automatically if it is not used for one
minute.
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Waking your smartphone
If the screen is off and the smartphone does not react to any
taps on the screen or front panel button, then it has been
locked and is in sleep mode.
Press the power button to wake your smartphone. Unlock
your smartphone by sliding your finger from one side of the
screen to the other (it works both ways).
The lock screen extends to the left of the screen, giving you
room to add widgets for quick access. To view the extended
lock screen, swipe in from the left edge of the display. Swipe
in from the right edge of the display to start the camera (see
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Note: If you access the extended lock screen by accident while trying to unlock
the screen, you can disable it by tapping the bottom of the screen. Then, unlock
your smartphone as described above.
You may also directly enter the lock screen applications at the bottom of the screen.
Tap the icon and slide your finger to the left or right across to quickly access the
application. To change the lock screen applications, see "Managing the lock screen"
on page 17.
For additional security, you may set an unlock pattern, a set of dots that must be
touched in the correct order to access the phone. Open the Application menu and
then tap Settings > Security > Screen lock.
Note: If you forget your unlock pattern, please refer to "Unlock pattern" on
page 57.
Navigating through menus and options
Back Home Recent
To navigate through menus and options, there
are three buttons beneath the screen.
Back
Tap this button to go to the previous page, or to go up one level in a menu.
Home
Tap this button to go directly to the Home screen. Tap and hold this button to open
the Google Now app. If you are not signed into your Google account, tap and hold
this button to open the Search function.
Note: For information on Google Now, visit the following Google website http://
www.google.com/landing/now/.
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Recent
Tap and hold this button to see recently opened applications. Tap an application to
open it, or tap anywhere on the screen to return to the Home screen. See
“Multitasking” on page 21.
Using the touchscreen
Your smartphone 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.
Android keyboard
This is a standard onscreen QWERTY keyboard that
allows you to enter text. Tap and hold a key with
numbers at the top to select alternative characters,
such as letters with accents.
Tap the ?123 button to see numbers and special
characters, and then tap the ALT key to see even
more.
You can choose another input language by tapping and holding the comma key.
Alternatively, you can open the Application menu and then tap Settings >
Language & input. Then tap the Settings button next to "Google Keyboard" >
Input languages. The keyboard layout changes according to the selected
language.
After setting up more than one language, the world button appears next to
the space bar. Tap this button to quickly toggle between multiple input
languages.
Text assistance
The Android keyboard has various features that assist you to enter correct text. In
the Application menu, tap Settings > Language & input and then tap the Settings
button to the right of Google Keyboard. From here you can enable or disable
several keyboard-related settings.
Changing the text input method
To change the input method, in the Application menu tap Settings > Language &
input > Default and then select your preferred input method.
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Swype
Swype is a fast way to enter text. It allows you to type
with one continuous motion across the screen
keyboard; you create a word by drawing through
letters.
Put your finger on the first letter of the word and draw
a path from letter to letter, lifting up only after the last
letter. Swype will insert spaces where necessary.
Swype will usually add a double letter in a word when
needed, but you can help Swype recognize you want
a double letter by scribbling slightly or making a loop
on the letter. For example, to get the "ll" in "hello",
scribble (or make a loop) on the "l" key.
When there are multiple suggestions for the word
you want to enter, Swype displays a Word Choice
List. To accept the default word in the Word Choice
List, just keep Swyping. Otherwise, scroll through the
list by dragging your finger, and tap the word you
want.
Press and hold the Swype key to access settings, features, updates,
preferences, and help.
Tap the +!= button to see numbers and special characters; tap the page
(shift) key to see even more.
Additional keys vary depending on the type of text you enter, e.g. a key to add a
smiley is available when typing a text message. Like other keys, tap and hold for
additional options.
To change the input method, open the Notification area (see "Status and
notification area" on page 18.) and tap Choose input method.
Text assistance
The Swype keyboard has various features that assist you to enter correct text. In the
Application menu, tap Settings > Language & input and then tap the Settings
button to the right of Swype. You can also tap and hold the Swype key . From
here you can enable or disable the following:
Function Description
Settings Change your text input preferences.
My Words Adjust settings and check words added you your personal
dictionary.
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Predictive text
Both Swype and Android keyboard provide predictive text input for the browser. 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.
The Home screen
After rebooting, your smartphone will display the home screen. This screen gives
you quick access to information and simple controls with widgets or shortcuts. These
display information such as the time and weather, or provide additional controls and
direct access to applications and other frequently used features of your smartphone.
Time and Status
Navigation
Application menu
At the bottom of the screen is the application dock which displays default
applications. Tap an icon to open the application. Tap the Application icon in the
Languages Set the language used by the keyboard.
Gestures A list and description of the various Swype gestures.
Help Learn how to use the Swype keyboard.
Updates Check for application and dictionary updates.
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middle of the application dock to view your applications. To change applications, see
"Changing application dock icons" on page 17.
The extended Home screen
The Home screen extends to either side of the screen, giving you more room to add
icons, widgets or features. To view the extended screen, slide your finger to the left
or right.
You can even customize how many Home screen pages appear and the order they
appear in by simply tapping and holding any open area on the Home screen. To
remove a Home screen, tap, hold, and drag to the Remove option at the top of the
screen. To rearrange, tap, hold, and drag to the desired position.
Note: The main Home screen cannot be removed.
Search
The screen to the right of the Home screen contains a Google search
bar. To search for applications, files or for information on the Internet,
tap anywhere on the Google icon. Simply enter the text you want to
find and tap or tap one of the suggestions, applications or files shown in the list.
You can also choose what Google Search searches for. Within search, tap the Back
button to hide the keyboard. Then tap the Menu icon > Settings > Phone search.
Select the applications you want Google Search to search.
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Note: In order to search or browse the Internet, you must be connected to a
cellular data (if available) or wireless network. See “Going online” on page 33.
Voice search
If voice search is available, tap the microphone and speak your search
request. See “Voice search” on page 33.
Personalizing the Home screen
You may personalize your Home screen by adding or removing application shortcuts
or widgets, and by changing the wallpaper.
Adding and removing shortcuts and widgets
To add shortcuts or widgets, tap the Application menu icon in
the bottom-center of the Home screen.
Tap APPS to see a list of shortcuts to applications you can drag
to the 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
constantly-updated 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.
To remove a shortcut or widget from the Home screen, tap and
drag it to Remove at the top of the screen.
Resizing widgets
Some widgets can be resized. As soon as you place a widget on the Home screen,
you can resize it by dragging the corners.
To resize a widget that is already on the Home screen, tap and hold the widget.
Once the Remove icon appears, release the widget. If the widget is resizable, you
will be able to drag the sides of the widget to resize it.
Adding or removing folders
You can also add folders to your Home screen. To create a new folder drag and drop
an application icon onto another application icon in the Home screen. This will
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create an Unnamed Folder. Tap the folder icon and then tap the name of the folder
to rename it.
To delete an application shortcut from a folder, tap on the folder icon to display the
applications inside and then tap and hold the application icon that you want to
remove. Drag and drop the icon on Remove that will appear at the top of the screen.
To delete a folder, tap and hold on the folder and then drag and drop the folder on
Remove that will appear at the top of the screen.
Changing application dock icons
You can set icons for installed applications in the application dock. Open the
Application menu and find the application you want to add. Tap and hold the icon,
then drag it to any open position in the dock. Dragging the new application to an
existing dock icon will create a folder for both icons.
To remove an icon from the dock, tap and hold the icon to select it. Either drag the
icon to a different location outside the dock or to Remove at the top of the screen.
Changing the wallpaper
In the Application menu, tap Settings > Display > Wallpaper. You can choose
from images stored in the Gallery, standard wallpapers, or Live Wallpapers featuring
animated or interactive backgrounds.
Managing the lock screen
In the Application menu, tap Settings > Lock screen. Modify lock screen settings,
such as the wallpaper, number of transition blinds, turning the application shortcuts
on and off, and choosing the application shortcuts.
Changing home screen settings
In the Application menu, tap Settings > Home screen. Modify home screen
settings, such as the wallpaper and transition effects, and toggle on or off repeat
transition and home screens looping.
The Application menu
To access the Application menu, on the Home screen tap in the center of the
dock.
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Applications are displayed in alphabetical order. Swipe the
page to the left or right to see more applications.When you
are on the last page of applications, swipe to the left to see
widgets available on your tablet, or tap WIDGETS at the top
of the page.
Tap the Play Store icon to open Google Play to view and
purchase apps and/or digital media.
To quickly jump to applications or widgets, tap APPS or
WIDGETS at the top of the Application menu.
Note: All images are for reference only. The applications installed on your device
can be different from the applications shown in illustrations.
Status and notification area
The Notification area is at the top of the screen.
This area contains a variety of icons to inform you of your
phone’s status. The left side of the Notification area displays
event icons that indicate a new event (such as a new
message).
Drag the Notification area down the screen to view more
information about new events adjust commonly used
settings.
Connection icons
The icons on the right side indicate signal strength, connection, battery status and
the time.
Icon Description Icon Description
Connected to GPRS mobile
network
Roaming
Connected to EDGE mobile
network
Cellular signal strength
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Connected to 3G mobile network Mobile data transferring
Connected to 4G (LTE) mobile
network
Connected to a wireless
network
Connected to HSDPA network No signal
Bluetooth is on Airplane mode (Wireless
connectivity disconnected.
Please disable airplane mode
before trying to make a call.)
Bluetooth connected USB tethering is activated
USB and wireless tethering are
activated
Wireless tethering is activated
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Battery icons
Notification icons
Icon Description Icon Description
Battery is very low Battery is partially drained
Battery is low Battery is full
Battery is charging
Icon Description Icon Description
Alarm is set SIM card is invalid or not
installed
Speakerphone is on Vibrate mode
New Gmail message Ringer is silenced
New/unread SMS/MMS Phone microphone is off
Problem with sending SMS/MMS Application update available
New Google Talk message System update available
New voicemail Missed call
Upcoming event Song is playing
Syncing data More notifications
Warning, open the notification
area for more information
GPS is on
SD card or USB storage is full Receiving location data from
GPS
An open wireless network is
available
Uploading data
Phone is connected to PC via
USB
Downloading data
Carrier data use threshold
exceeded
Download finished
Connected to or disconnected
from virtual private network
(VPN)
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Multitasking
You can have multiple applications open at the same time. To
open a new application, tap the home button to return to the
Home screen, then start the new application.
Tip: To prolong battery life, it is better to close an application when you’ve
finished using it. Do this by either pressing the Back key or the Menu button and
selecting Exit (if available).
Turning off your smartphone
1. Press and hold the power button until you get the phone options menu.
2. Tap Power off > OK.
-OR-
• Simply press and hold the power button until the screen turns off (around 5
seconds).
Forcing phone shutdown
If the normal shutdown isn’t helping, you can simulate a battery removal (or "battery
pull"). To do this, press the power button and hold for around 12 seconds.
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Managing contacts
Managing your contacts
Your smartphone features an address book that allows you
to save contacts to either the internal memory or onto your
SIM card.
Open the People application from the Application menu or
tap from the Dialer to view your contacts.
If you don’t have any contacts stored on your phone, you
can import your Google account contacts, add a new
contact or import contacts from your SIM or SD card. Open
the People application from the Application menu and then
tap to add a contact, to search for a contact, or tap
the Menu button to open the menu.
Adding a contact
Tap to add a new contact. You may also scan a person’s
profile barcode to add the person to your contact list or
group.
To create a contact, first choose where you want to store the
contact’s information.
Note: Choosing the Phone option saves the new contact
information locally in your phone’s memory, but will not
sync to your Google account’s contact information.
You will then be asked to enter the contact’s information,
such as name, address, and phone number.
You may scroll down the page and tap Add another field to
add things such as:
• IM addresses.
• Add any personal notes about the contact.
• Phonetic name
• Link a website
To assign an image to your contact, tap the silhouette and
select whether to take a photo or select an image from your smartphone’s picture
gallery.
When done, click Done at the bottom of the screen.
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Tapping on the contacts name will bring up their profile. Tap while viewing a
contact’s profile to edit, share, delete, or print the contact. You may also set a
ringtone for the contact, or associate the contact with a SIM card.
Tip: You may also create a contact from an already dialed or received number,
see "Saving a dialed number to contacts" on page 27.
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Making calls
This chapter shows you how to make phone calls, and the various options available
to you during your call.
Before making a call
Check that the phone function is on before you make a call. You can confirm the
phone status from the Notification area.
Note: Status and notification icon colors may vary.
Making a call
Note: The phone function needs to be enabled before the call can be connected.
1. From the Home screen tap Phone to open the onscreen
number pad.
2. Enter the number you wish to dial.
3. Tap to make the call.
4. To end the call, tap .
If the contact you need is displayed, simply tap the contact
name to make a call.
Dialing a number from Call Log
Your call history can be viewed by tapping the Call Log tab
at the bottom of the screen. It displays recent received,
dialed, and missed calls.
Tap the contact to redial. To view details of the call, tap the
arrow. While viewing the details of a call, you can do other options such as Add to
contacts and Remove from call log.
Viewing missed calls
Missed call notifications are displayed in the following two areas:
Icon Description
Not connected to the network: You are unable to make a call.
Connected to the network: You may make a call.
Airplane mode: Wireless connectivity disconnected (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 2G
and 3G). Please disable airplane mode before trying to make a call.
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1. The Notification area with the missed call icon. Open the Notification area
and tap the missed call notification to display the missed call details.
2. By the Phone icon (the number in the box is the number of missed calls). Tap
Phone from either the Lock screen, Home screen, or the Application menu to
directly display the missed call details.
Making a call to one of your contacts
Calling a contact from the Contacts tab
1. Tap the Contacts tab at the top of the screen to view your contacts.
2. Tap on a contact to call them.
Calling a contact from the Contacts application
1. Tap the Contacts icon the Application menu to view your contacts.
2. Tap on a contact to open their profile.
3. Tap on the contact’s phone number to call them.
Dialing an international number
When dialing international numbers, there is no need to enter the international direct
dialing prefix (’00’ etc.) before the country code. Simply tap and hold 0+ on the
onscreen number pad until + appears onscreen.
Warning: International call rates can vary greatly depending on the country
you are calling and your network provider. We suggest you check all call
rates with your network provider, to avoid excessive phone bills. If you are
using your smartphone abroad, roaming charges will apply. Consult your
network provider for roaming rates specific to the country you are visiting
before you leave.
Direct dial widget
You may add a direct dial widget for a contact on your Home screen. Open the
Application menu, then tap the WIDGETS tab. Tap and hold Direct dial and you
will be able to place the widget on your Home screen. Once placed, you will be able
to select a contact to associate with that particular widget on your Home screen.
The voice call screen
You can minimize the call window to appear as a movable dialog instead of a whole
screen by tapping the icon. You can even set this "floating" dialog box as the
default voice call screen. To do so, open the Notification area and tap the Float
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caller button or open the Application menu and tap Settings > More... > Call
settings and tap Float caller to enable or disable.
Answering or declining a call
When you have an incoming call, the number will be shown on the screen. To accept
or decline the call, tap the appropriate icon and slide your finger across the screen.
To decline the call with a text message, tap the icon and select a message.
Ending a call
To end a call, tap from the voice call screen.
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Voice call options
• Add a second call
• Record the conversation.
Saving a dialed number to contacts
You can save a number you have dialed to your contacts for future use.
1. Select the number from the Call log tab, tap the arrow, and then tap Add to
contacts .
2. Tap Create new contact and select how to complete the action. See “Adding a
contact” on page 22.
Conference calls
If you have one call on hold and another on line, you can combine both calls to
create a conference call.
After the first call is established, tap to add a second call. Tap to start the
conference call.
Icon Description
Place the call on hold.
Mute a call.
Speakerphone.
Access the keypad while a call is in progress.
Two options:
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Internet calling
You can place and receive Internet calls over wireless network.
Adding an Internet calling account
From the Applications menu, tap Settings, then tap More... under WIRELESS &
NETWORKS. Choose an option under INTERNET CALL SETTINGS. Tap SIP
Accounts to add and modify Internet call accounts. Tap Use Internet calling to
choose when to use Internet calling.
In SIP Acconts, tap Add account at the bottom of the screen, and enter the
Username, Password, and Server accounts. You can also configure optional
settings such as Display name, Outbound proxy address, Port number, Transport
type, and Send keep-alive.
Editing or removing an Internet calling account
Open an existing Internet calling account and make the edits you want on the SIP
account details. Tap Save to save your changes, tap Discard to discard any
changes you’ve made, or tap the Menu button and then select Remove account to
delete the existing account.
Using Internet calling
Tap Use Internet calling to configure your phone to use Internet calling in the
following ways:
• For all calls when a data network is available
• Only for Internet calls
• Ask for each call
Receiving Internet calls
You can configure your phone to receive Internet calls made to an Internet calling
account you added to your phone.
From the Applications menu, tap Settings, then tap More... under WIRELESS &
NETWORKS. Tap Call settings > SIPAccounts. Make sure the Receive incoming
calls box is checked.
Calling a contact’s Internet calling address
You must add an Internet calling address to a contact to be able to place an Internet
call to them.
To make an Internet call, open Contacts from your Home screen or in the
Application menu. Tap on the contact to open their profile, and then tap on their
Internet calling address to place the call.
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Calling a phone number using Internet calling
If you have configured your phone to place all calls using Internet calling or to ask for
each call, you may also call a phone number using Internet call, whenever you are
connected to a wireless network.
Dial the number and tap , or select the contact you wish to place a call to, then
tap the Internet call account you want to use to make the call.
Important: Calling a phone number using Internet calling requires that your
service provider supports it, and may incur additional charges. Please contact
your service provider if you have any questions.
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Messaging
This chapter shows you how to set up and use the Phone messages, Social
messages and Social events functions of your smartphone.
All SMS and MMS messages are accessed via Messaging. Messaging
automatically arranges received and sent messages into threads.
To access Messaging tap Messaging on the Home screen.
Creating a new message
You can use your phone to compose Phone (SMS and
MMS) messages.
1. Tap to compose a new message.
2. Tap , or enter the recipient’s phone number or name in
the To field. Suggested contacts will be displayed in a drop-
down list below the text field. To select a suggested
contact, tap the contact’s name. Once you’ve selected the
desired contacts, tap at the bottom of the screen.
3. Enter your message in the text box labeled Type
message.
Note: SMS messages may be up to 160 characters
long. If your message is longer than 160 characters, it
will be sent as multiple linked messages. Most phones
will automatically join the linked messages to present
the recipient with a single long message, however, some
older phones do not have this ability.
Tap the Menu button to see what options are available when creating a new
message. The options change depending on the status of the message.
Option Description
Add group of
contacts
Instantly add multiple contacts from pre-defined groups.
You add contacts to groups in People application. Choose a pre-
existing group or create your own.
Add subject Add a subject to the message.
Add contact info Add the recipient’s contact info into the message.
Insert smiley Insert a smiley/emoticon into your message text.
Discard Discard the message.
Settings Modify various messaging settings.
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Replying to a message
When a new text message arrives a message icon appears in the Notification area
and the message icon at the bottom of the phone displays the number of unread text
messages.
Tap Messaging on the Home screen to view the message list or open the
Notification area to see a summary of the message. Tap the summary to open the
message list.
To reply to an SMS or MMS message, open the message from the message list.
Enter your text in the text box labeled Type message. Tap the Menu button to see
available options.
MMS messages
MMS messages are similar to text messages but also allow you to attach multimedia
files such as pictures, audio or video clips. Each MMS message can be up to 300 kB
in size.
Note: You need to set up an MMS profile before you can send MMS messages.
Normally, your smartphone will set up the profile for you based on information
retrieved from your provider.
Tip: Ask your network provider for the necessary information if you need to
manually set up the MMS profile.
Receiving MMS messages
When a new MMS message arrives, a message icon appears at the top of the
screen and a notification message is displayed.
1. Open Messaging to view a summary of the message.
2. Tap Download to download the message content.
Option Description
Add subject Add a subject to the message.
Send Send the message.
Delete messages Deletes the message thread.
Insert quick text Insert pre-defined text content.
Insert smiley Insert a smiley/emoticon into your message text.
Insert contact Add a contact to the recipients list.
Add to contacts Add the other contact to your contacts list.
Settings Modify various messaging settings.
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Note: Downloads can take a long time, depending on your connection quality. If
you reply or open another application, the download will be stopped.
Important: You may be charged to download message content, especially if you
are roaming. Please contact your provider if you have any questions.
3. Tap the message to view the content.
4. To reply to the message, enter your text in the text box
labeled Type message and tap the Send icon. Simple
text replies will be sent as SMS messages. If you wish to
attach a file, tap . You will be presented with a menu of
options.
5. When you have finished composing the message, tap the
Menu button and tap Send.
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Going online
Browsing the Internet
In order to browse the Internet with your smartphone, you must be connected to a
data or wireless network. Your device contains two default browsers -- Chrome and
Browser. The information below describes Chrome.
Using the browser
To start browsing, open the
Application menu and select
Chrome. To open a new website, tap
the address box at the top of the
page. Enter the address using the
keyboard and tap Go. You can zoom
in or out of pages by pinching or
reverse pinching.
To navigate forward and backward in
your browser’s history, view your
bookmarks, adjust browser settings,
and perform other tasks, tap the
Menu button.
Chrome enables you to open multiple
pages. Tap at the top of any
webpage to display all of your open
tabs (tap again to close). Tap a tab
from the list to open it. To open a new
tab, tap New tab. The number in the
icon represents the number of open
tabs.
Voice search
Note: Voice search is available only in some regions.
With voice actions, you can send text messages, place calls, send emails, find
directions of establishments, automatically call establishments, search the Internet
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and even send a note to yourself using your voice. Open Voice Search from the
Application menu.
Setting up your Google email
1. Make sure your smartphone is connected to a data or Wi-Fi connection.
2. From the Application menu tap Gmail.
If you did not enter your Gmail account address and password when you first started
your phone, follow the onscreen instructions.
Composing an email
1. Make sure your smartphone is connected to a data or Wi-Fi connection.
2. From the Application menu tap Gmail.
3. Tap .
4. Enter the recipient's email address, the subject and message.
5. When you are finished composing your message, tap .
Setting up Email
Your smartphone enables you to access your email. Most
popular ISPs can be set up in two steps. In the Application
menu tap Email to start setting up your email account.
If necessary, enter your email address and tap Manual
setup to enter the parameters manually. Tap Next to finish
the setup process.
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Google Play
Note: Google Play may not be available in all countries and regions.
Note: You must activate a Google account before using Google Play. The first
time you access Google Play, you will need to read and accept the Terms of
Service.
Tap Play Store from the Home screen or from the Application menu to open Google
Play. Here you can obtain a variety of add-on programs and applications to enhance
the functionality of your smartphone.
Note: 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.
You can browse the store by category or tap the search icon to search for a specific
application.
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.
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You may keep track of the download progress from both the app’s page and the
smartphone’s notification area.
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, or a credit card number associated with your Google account.
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 16.
Uninstalling downloaded applications
Once you’ve downloaded and installed an application, you may uninstall the
application from the Application menu by pressing and holding the application icon
and dragging it to the Uninstall trash can located at the top-left of the Home screen.
Note: Deleting an app from the Home screen only deletes the shortcut. See
“Adding and removing shortcuts and widgets” on page 16.
Alternatively, you can go to Settings from the application menu and select Apps.
Tap the application you wish to uninstall, tap Uninstall and confirm.
Maps, Navigation, Local
Get easy-to-follow directions using Google Maps, view real-time traffic condition and
navigate by using spoken, turn-by-turn driving instructions with Navigation, view
where your friends are and places of interest and local businesses on Google Maps
using Local.
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Important: Google Maps does not have information about every location.
Using the map
Tap the Maps icon in the applications menu. Drag the map with your finger to move
the map around.
To zoom in or out:
1. Double tap a location on the map to zoom in on the location, and tap once to
zoom out, or
2. Touch an area with two fingers at once and spread them apart to zoom in, and
pinch them together to zoom out.
Important: Not all zoom levels are available for all locations.
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AcerCloud setup
AcerCloud is a personal cloud service that allows you to access your files over the
Internet, and make sure your most important files are always up to date. With your
personal cloud all your devices (PC, tablet, phone) with AcerCloud installed can
access files on your main Cloud PC. Tap AcerCloud from the Home screen or from
the Application menu to open the AcerCloud portal.
For more information please visit the AcerCloud website: www.acer.com/acercloud
Note: To access files on other devices, your Cloud PC must be on and
connected to the Internet. If your PC has Always Connect, your PC may be in
Sleep mode, but must be connected to a power supply (not battery power).
AcerCloud setup for Windows
To install AcerCloud on a PC without AcerCloud, you can download the AcerCloud
setup program from the AcerCloud website (https://www.cloud.acer.com/ops/
downloads) and select AcerCloud Installer in the Windows part.
After download, double-click on the installer and follow the instructions to install
AcerCloud.
Note: AcerCloud is designed for Windows 7 and Windows 8. It is not compatible
with older Windows Operating Systems or MAC OS X.
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Install AcerCloud
Double-click on the AcerCloud icon, then double-click on AcerCloudSetup. Follow
the instructions to install AcerCloud.
Sign in using your Acer ID
Start the AcerCloud program from the desktop or Start Menu.
If you already have an Acer ID, use your email address and password to sign in to
your AcerCloud account.
Create an AcerCloud ID
If you do not have an AcerCloud ID, you first need to sign up for an AcerCloud
account, which you can do from your smartphone. Open the Application menu, tap
AcerCloud, then tap New to AcerCloud, and enter the requested information
Make a note of the email address and password you used for your Acer Cloud
ID. You must use this information to sign in to the AcerCloud service from each
follow the instructions to register a new Acer ID.
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After entering the information, tap Next to apply for an Acer ID. Check your email
account for an Acer ID activation message and click on the link in the email to
activate your Acer ID device.
AcerCloud options
When you install AcerCloud, you have several options. Select the options that are
useful on your PC and click Next to complete the setup:
PicStream - Take holiday snapshots on your smartphone and share them with other
smart devices. Photos will be backed up permanently on your Cloud PC (see
below), and temporarily accessible for 30 days in your personal cloud and on other
devices.
Make this PC the Cloud PC - You must define one (and only one) PC as your
Cloud PC. Copies of all content added to your personal cloud (e.g. with PicStream)
will be transfered to your Cloud PC, and content on this PC will be available to your
other AcerCloud devices.
Important: If you already have a Cloud PC, do NOT select this option.
Your Cloud PC must be connected to the Internet and have sufficient storage for
all your media content.
AcerCloud Docs Upload - When you update and save a document on your PC, the
document will be put into the personal cloud and streamed to other devices.
Documents will be temporarily accessible for 30 days in your personal cloud. You
can download documents to other devices for long-term storage.
Note: If AcerCloud Docs Upload is not available, click on the AcerCloud icon in
the notification area (the bottom-right corner of the Windows desktop) and select
Check for updates to install AcerCloud Docs.
Note: You can access and change these AcerCloud settings from the AcerCloud
icon in the Notification area (the bottom-right corner of the Windows desktop).
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Click on the AcerCloud icon, then select Open AcerCloud to see the settings
window.
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Using the Camera
Your smartphone features two digital cameras mounted on the front and on the rear.
This section will take you through all the steps in taking photos and videos with your
smartphone.
To activate the camera, tap Camera on the Home screen, or open the Applications
menu and tap Camera.
Camera icons and indicators
Zoom slider
Shutter button
Front/rear camera switch
Settings Mode slider
Camera settings
Previous picture/video
The camera window provides camera controls and settings. Tap the area of the
image you want to be the point of focus for the auto-focus lens (only available on the
rear camera). Use the zoom slider to zoom in or out.
Tap or press the volume key to take a picture. Tap the previous picture
thumbnail to open the gallery.
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Camera settings menu
Tap the Settings icon to open the Settings menu. Tap the gear icon to display all
camera settings options, or slide the wheel to quickly access your shortcuts. Menu
options include the following:
• Flashlight: Turn the camera’s ring flash On, Off, or Auto.
• Color effect: Applies a color effect to the image.
• Capture mode: Adjust photo parameters for a particular environment.
• Scene mode: Adjust photo parameteres for a particular scene.
• White balance: Compensate for different lighting environments.
• None • Vignette
• Antique • Emboss
• Lomo • Sketch Color
• Mono Red • Grayscale
• Mono Green • Cartoon
• Mono Blue • Watercolor
• Sepia
• Normal • Continuous shooting
• Panorama • Smile shutter
• HDR • Best shot
• Low light • Presentation capturing
• None • Night
• Macro • Night portrait
• Landscape • Sports
• Portrait • Backlight
• Auto • Fluorescent lamp
• Daylight • Incandescent
• Cloudy
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• Wide screen: Turn wide screen view on or off.
• Resolution: Adjust the camera’s resolution. Options include 1, 2, 4, 6, and
10 MP.
• Image adjustment: Adjust the Brightness, Contrast, Saturation, and
Sharpness.
• Timer: Turn the timer on and set it for either 5, 10, or 15 seconds.
• Storage source: Choose to store images on the phone’s internal memory or
on an SD card.
• Location: Your phone can capture GPS information along with the picture.
Turn this feature On or Off.
• Time stamp: When a picture is taken, the camera puts the date in the
bottom-right corner of the image in either MM/DD/YYYY, DD/MM/YYYY, or
YYYY/MM/DD format.
• Image stabilizer: Turn automatic image stabilization On or Off.
• Grid: Overlays a 3 x 3 grid on the camera viewer (picture does not contain
the grid lines).
• Lock screen: Toggle between Quick camera and Camera for the camera’s
lock screen. Quick camera displays a simplified camera for quick shots.
• Tutorial: A brief camera tutorial.
• Edit shortcuts: Choose which camera settings will display in the shortcut
wheel.
• Edit favorites: Add, remove, or reorder favorite combination.
• Reset to default: Resets your camera settings to factory default.
Camcorder settings menu
Tap the Settings icon to open the Settings menu. Tap the gear icon to display all
camcorder settings options, or slide the wheel to quickly access your shortcuts.
Menu options include the following:
• Flashlight: Turn the camcorder’s ring flash On or Off.
• Record mode: Adjust the record mode between Normal, 4Kx2K Ultra HD,
Fast Full HD, Slow motion - 2X, or Time lapse - 1 seconds.
• Record for YouTube: Records a video that interfaces easily with YouTube.
• Audio recording mode: Choose how the camcorder will handle sound:
Normal, Concert, or Mute.
• Resolution: Adjust the camcorder’s resolution. Options include 1080p,
720p, 480p, or MMS.
• Storage: Choose to store videos on the phone’s internal memory or on an
SD card.
• Location: Your phone can capture GPS information along with the video.
Turn this feature On or Off.
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• Video stabilizer: Turn automatic image stabilization On or Off.
• Edit shortcuts: Choose which camcorder settings will display in the shortcut
wheel.
• Reset to default: Resets your camcorder settings to factory default.
Taking a photo
1. Ensure you have adjusted the settings described above.
2. Frame your subject and steady your smartphone.
3. Zoom in or out as needed.
4. Tap to take a picture.
Taking a panoramic photo
Panoramic mode allows you to take a series of up to nine photos that the camera
application will ‘stitch’ together to make a single extended image.
1. To take a panoramic photo, select panoramic capture mode.
2. Align the camera to take a photo of one end of the panoramic scene (the furthest
left, right, top or bottom).
3. Press the camera button to take the first image; then smoothly turn the camera to
the left or right to take the next image of the scene.
• A blue dot shows the center of the next image; move the camera so the dot is in the cen-
ter of the screen; your smartphone will then automatically capture an image and select
the center of the next section of the image. Repeat to capture all images.
Note: If your photo needs fewer than nine images, tap the shutter button to stop
the selection process and process the captured images.
The camera application will process the images and save a single extended image
to your smartphone’s gallery.
Note: Panoramic images work best with static outdoor scenes. Objects too close
to the camera or large straight edges may confuse the detection process.
Shooting a video
1. Frame your subject and steady your smartphone and zoom in or out as needed.
2. Tap to start taking a video. A red line will swirl around the shutter button to
indicate that recording is in progress. Tap the icon again to stop recording.
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Supported formats
Viewing photos and videos
After you have taken your photo or video, it is automatically saved.
Once you have taken a photo or video, you can view it in Gallery by tapping the
thumbnail next to the shutter button. Alternatively, open the Applications menu and
tap Gallery. From Gallery you can share the file directly using various services.
Note: Share options vary depending on the file type.
You may also edit photos you have taken by tapping the icon in the lower left-
hand corner.
Geotagging
Geotagging allows you to store the location where a photo or video was taken right
in the photo or video itself.
For the geotag to display, pictures must be taken with GPS Info turned on.
Type Formats
Image JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP
Video MPEG-4, H.263, H.264
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Advanced settings
Putting your smartphone in Airplane mode
You can enter Airplane mode (also known as flight
mode) to turn off telephone and Bluetooth functions
and use your smartphone as a handheld device
during a flight. Check with your airline to make sure
this is permitted onboard.
Switch your smartphone off during takeoff and
landing as it may interfere with aircraft electronic
systems.
Turning Airplane mode on or off
1. Open the Notification area.
2. Tap then tap Airplane mode.
-OR-
1. Press and hold the power button until you get the
phone options menu.
2. Tap Airplane mode to switch it ON or OFF.
Note: When Airplane mode is active, the icon will be displayed in the
Notification area.
Adjusting settings
This section will show you how to adjust detailed settings for your phone, data, Wi-Fi
and Bluetooth connections.
Activating or deactivating connections
Open the Application menu and tap Settings to manage your connection settings.
Item Description
Wi-Fi Turn the Wi-Fi function on or off.
Bluetooth Turn the Bluetooth function on or off.
Data usage View an estimate of the mobile data used on each SIM.
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Important: If your phone is in Airplane mode, the option to turn Bluetooth on will
be disabled. Please refer to "Putting your smartphone in Airplane mode" on
page 47 for instructions on turning Airplane mode on or off.
Adjusting Bluetooth settings
You can use Bluetooth to exchange information between your smartphone and other
mobile devices.
Bluetooth connections
For all Bluetooth settings, open the Application menu and tap Settings > Bluetooth.
Here you can switch Bluetooth on or off, set a device name and discoverability. Tap
SEARCH FOR DEVICES to scan for available devices.
To connect to a device, tap the device in the list of available devices. You may be
asked to enter a PIN on both devices to establish the connection.
To simply turn on or off Bluetooth, open the Notification area and tap the Bluetooth
button.
Near Field Communication
Your device contains a Near Field Communication (NFC) chip that enables it to
communicate with other NFC devices to send and recieve tags such as contact
information, Google maps, and YouTube links.
More... Access additional connection settings:
Airplane mode: Disable all wireless connections so you can
safely use this device onboard an aircraft.
VPN: Set up and manage Virtual Private Networks.
Tethering & portable hotspot: Share your phone’s mobile data
connection via USB or as a portable Wi-Fi hotspot.
NFC: Near Field Communication enables your phone to transmit
and receive information wirelessly when close to another NFC-
enabled device.
Android Beam: Transmits app information such as People
contacts, YouTube videos, and Google maps to another
NFCenabled device.Set your options for connecting to mobile
networks.
Mobile networks: Set your options for connecting to mobile
networks.
Call settings: Enable or disable Internet calls, enable or disable
noise reduction, enable or disable Float Caller, and change other
settings.
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Note: Information exceeding 1 MB in size is not recommended to send via NFC.
To enable NFC, open the Applications menu and tap Settings > More... > NFC.
The box next to NFC will have a check when turned on. To be able to transmit NFC
tags, ensure the Android Beam is turned on by tapping Android Beam (below NFC)
and tap ON in the top-right corner.
Note: To send or recieve tags your phone must be powered on and not in sleep
mode.
Sending tags
1. With NFC enabled and Android Beam on, open the application you want to transmit
information from.
2. Navigate to the speific information you want (a People contact, a YouTube video, a
Google map, or others).
3. To transmit the information to another NFC device, place the backside of your
phone at least 4 cm from the other device.
4. When "Touch to Beam" appears, tap the screen to transmit.
Recieving tags
1. Ensure NFC is enabled (Android Beam doesn’t have to be on to receive tags).
2. To recieve the information, place the backside of your phone closer than 2 cm from
the NFC device that is transmitting the information.
Internet sharing
Tethering via USB
If you wish to share your mobile Internet connection with a computer, you can
connect your phone to a PC using the supplied USB cable.
1. Plug the USB sync cable into the micro USB connector on your smartphone.
2. Plug the USB client connector into an available USB port on your computer.
3. Push the Menu button and then tap Settings > More.. > Tethering & portable
hotspot > USB tethering.
Wi-Fi hotspot
You can turn your smartphone into a portable Wi-Fi hotspot to share your mobile
Internet connection with up to 8 clients.
1. Push the Menu button and then tap Settings > More... > Tethering & portable
hotspot. Turn Wi-Fi hotspot ON.Tap Wi-Fi hotspot > Set up Wi-Fi hotspot.
2. Set the Network SSID and adjust security between None and WPA2 PSK. Tap
Save to finish.
Note: When your smartphone is serving as a Wi-Fi hotspot, you can’t use your
phone’s applications to access the Internet via its Wi-Fi connection.
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Phone network settings
In the Application menu tap Settings > More... > Mobile networks to adjust your
network settings. You can turn data connection on or off when roaming, choose a
preferred network mode, specify a network operator and define access point names.
Selecting a network
Your phone will automatically detect your carrier/network settings when you insert a
new SIM card. However, you may prefer to manually select a network. This may be
a good idea when roaming.
Tip: When you are traveling, manually selecting a network may help to reduce
your roaming charges. Check with your home service provider for the network
offering the most competitive rates at your destination.
1. Open the Application menu and tap Settings > More... > Mobile networks >
Network operators.
2. Your phone will search for available networks.
3. Select your preferred network from the list generated. You phone will attempt to
register on the selected network.
4. Tap Select automatically to connect to the available network with the strongest
signal. This may lead to your phone jumping between networks when you move
around.
Note: Contact your service provider should you have any problems
obtaining voice mail and the text message service center numbers.
Data usage control settings
Data usage controls let you monitor total usage by network type and application and
then set limits if needed.
To access the Data usage settings, from the Application menu tap Settings > Data
usage.
Note: To set a data limit, Wi-Fi or Mobile data must be enabled.
Phone settings
Many phone settings are automatically configured by your smartphone when you
insert a SIM card. The device will communicate with your provider and automatically
obtain all necessary settings, such as network name, voice mail and text message
center numbers.
You can also view and modify these settings manually through the Call settings
screen.
From the Applications menu, tap Settings, then tap More... under WIRELESS &
NETWORKS, then tap Call settings.
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Sound
To adjust your phone’s sound settings, in the Application menu tap Settings >
Sound.
Display
To adjust your phone’s display settings, in the Application menu tap Settings >
Display.
Item Description
Volumes Adjust the Ringtone, Notifications, Alarm volumes.
Audio Control Dolby Digital Plus application enables you to control EQ and
sound settings.
Profile Select the audio profile best suited to what you’re doing:
Movie, Music, Game, or Voice. Also, create up to two custom
sound profiles.
Phone ringtone Sets your default voice calls ringtone.
Vibrate when ringing Phone also vibrates when ringing.
Default notification
sound
Set your phone’s default notification sound.
Dial pad touch tones Play tones when using dial pad.
Touch sounds Play sounds when touching certain UI elements.
Screen lock sound Play sound when locking and unlocking the screen.
Vibrate on touch Vibrate when pressing soft keys and on certain UI
interactions.
Item Description
Brightness Adjust screen brightness.
Wallpaper Change the Home screen’s wallpaper.
HDMI A slider that scales up or down the the output image.
Auto-rotate screen Enable rotation of the screen when device is tilted.
Sleep Adjust the delay before the screen automatically turns off.
Daydream Choose the type of "screensaver" when your phone goes into
sleep mode.
Ai color displayl Turn on to launch display with higher saturation but more
power consumption.
Font size Change the default font size for the UI.
Wireless display Turn on to find and connect with wireless display devices.

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