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Table of Contents

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Quick Start Guide
Android 6.0, Marshmallow
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Copyright © 2015 Google Inc. All rights reserved.
Edition 1.04
Google, Android, Gmail, Google Maps, Chrome, Android Wear, Nexus, Google Play,
YouTube, Hangouts, and other trademarks are property of Google Inc. A list of
Google trademarks is available at http://www.google.com/permissions/trademark/
our-trademarks.html. All other marks and trademarks are properties of their
respective owners.
This book introduces Android 6.0, Marshmallow, for Nexus and Android One devices.
Its content may differ in some details from some of the products described or the
software that runs on them. All information provided here is subject to change
without notice.
For best results, make sure you’re running the latest Android system update. To find
your device’s version number or check for the latest system update, go to Settings
> System > About phone or About tablet and look for Android version or System
If you don’t have a Nexus or Android One phone or tablet, and are running Android 6.0
on another device, some details of the system as described in this book may vary.
For comprehensive online help and support, including details about Nexus hardware
running the software described in this book and links to information about other
Android devices, visit support.google.com/android.
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Table of contents
1 	 Welcome to Android
About Android 6.0, Marshmallow
What’s new in 6.0
Get started
Sign in to your account
Send a text message (SMS)
Make a phone call
Send an email
Take a photo
Quick Settings
Your apps
Your Home screens
Status bar
Navigation basics
Manage battery life
Help & feedback
2 	 Personalize your device
Customize your Home screens
Manage your settings
Sound and notification
Pin your screen
Google Now
How it works
What you can ask Google to do for you
Turn “Ok Google” on or off
Now on Tap
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3 	 Use the keyboard
Enter & edit text
Gesture Typing
Keyboard dictionaries
Type by speaking
4 	 Control access
Manage accounts on your device
Add an account
Remove an account
Share your device with other users
Switch users
Remove a user
Guest user
Smart Lock
Facial recognition
On-body detection
Trusted places
Trusted Voice
Protect against harmful apps
Android Device Manager
Backup & reset
Pay with your phone
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5 	 Share & store content on your device
Android Beam
Google Cast
File storage
SD card storage
Dual-SIM card support
6 	 Try some apps
Play Store
FM Radio
7 	 Accessibility
8 	 Android on watches, TVs, and cars
Android Wear
Android TV
Android Auto
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Welcome to Android
About Android 6.0, Marshmallow
Marshmallow is the latest version of Android, the operating system that
powers phones, tablets, watches, TVs, cars, and more.
This book introduces the Android 6.0 software on your Nexus or Android
One phone or tablet. For hardware details, visit support.google.com/
android. There, you can find comprehensive information about all types
of Android phones and tablets, including more details about Nexus
devices and other versions of Android.
Switching to Android from an iPhone or iPad (iOS)? See Switch to
Android for useful tips on moving your apps and more and onto your
Android device.
What’s new in 6.0
Marshmallow includes new features and updates to make your device
work better:
•	 Search for anything in your photos & use free, unlimited photo storage
•	 Easier ways to manage interruptions
•	 Ability to increase storage space on some devices with an SD card
•	 Now on Tap: suggestions from Google Now related to what’s on your
screen (available only in some locales)
•	 Longer-lasting battery with Doze, App Standby, and other battery
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Get started
When you first turn on your phone or tablet, you’ll see a Welcome screen.
Choose the language you want and touch the arrow to continue.
IMPORTANT: To complete the setup process, it’s best to have a
Wi-Fi connection.
Sign in to your account
When prompted, sign in with your Google Account or create one. Signing
in lets you immediately access everything associated with your Google
Account, like Gmail and Calendar.
TIP: If you have another Android device, Tap & Go lets you quickly
set up a new device just by holding the two devices back to back
and slowly sliding one up and down against the other. Google
Accounts and apps that were already backed up will automatically
be copied over to the new device.
An email address used for any of the following counts as a Google
•	 Gmail
•	 YouTube
•	 Google Play
•	 Google Apps
•	 AdWords
•	 Any other Google product
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When you sign in, you can easily get all the apps you’ve purchased on
Google Play onto your new device. All the email, contacts, calendar
events, and other data associated with that account are automatically
synced with your device.
For example, if you change a friend’s phone number on your phone, that
change also appears on your tablet and on any computers where you’re
signed in to your Google Account.
IMPORTANT: Make sure you remember the password you use to
sign into your device or else you won’t be able to access it. Even if
you do a factory reset, you will be required to enter the password
you used to sign into this device.
Have multiple Google Accounts? You can add other accounts later from
Settings > Personal > Accounts. You can also add guest users in
Settings > Device > Users.
Send a text message (SMS)
To send an SMS from most Nexus phones:
1.	 Touch Messenger on your Home screen.
2.	 Touch to create a new message.
3.	 At the top of the screen, enter a phone number or a contact name,
type your message, then touch .
If the Messenger app isn’t already on your device, you can get it on
Google Play. You can also use the default SMS app that comes on the
phone, which is Hangouts on most Nexus phones.
To change your default messaging app, open the app you want to use for
messaging and change your preferences in the Settings for that app.
For more details, visit Send or respond to a message.
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Make a phone call
Using a Nexus phone, you can place calls from the Phone
app, the Contacts app, or other apps or widgets that display
contact information. Wherever you see a phone number,
you can usually touch it to dial.
To place a call to one of your contacts:
1.	 Touch Phone on a Home or All Apps screen.
2.	 To choose someone to call, scroll or search. If the keypad is in the
way, touch the Back button to lower it.
3.	 To place a call, touch the contact’s name.
To view recent calls, touch the Recents tab. To use the keypad, touch
the keypad button.
TIP: Caller ID by Google identifies inbound and outbound numbers,
even for callers that you haven’t saved in the Contacts app.
For more details, visit Use your phone.
To send or receive a video call, you can use the Hangouts app. To open it,
touch Hangouts on a Home or All Apps screen. For more details,
see Use Hangouts.
Send an email
Use the Gmail app to read and write email from your Gmail
account or other email addresses.
1.	 Touch Gmail on a Home or All Apps screen.
2.	 If you already signed into a Gmail account during setup, your email
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will be synced to your device. Otherwise, add your email address now.
For more details, see Use Gmail.
Take a photo
To take a photo:
1.	 Open Camera .
2.	 Frame your picture.
3.	 Touch the capture icon below the image area to take the picture.
To see the photo you just took, swipe from right to left.
For more details, visit Use Camera.
Quick Settings
Use Quick Settings to easily change frequently used settings, like turning
on Wi-Fi. To open Quick Settings, swipe down from the top of the screen
with two fingers. To change a setting, just touch the icon:
•	 Display brightness: Slide to lower or increase the brightness of
your screen.
•	 Wi-Fi network: Turn Wi-Fi on or off or open the Wi-Fi settings
•	 Bluetooth settings: Turn Bluetooth on or off or open the Bluetooth
settings menu.
•	 Do not disturb: Turn Do Not Disturb on or off or open the
corresponding settings. Do Not Disturb silences your device so it
doesn’t make sound or vibrate when you don’t want it to.
•	 Cellular data: Touch to see cellular data usage and to turn it on or
•	 Airplane mode: Turn airplane mode on or off. Airplane mode
means your phone won’t connect to Wi-Fi or a cell signal, even if one
is available.
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•	 Auto-rotate: Lock your device’s orientation in portrait or
landscape mode.
•	 Flashlight: Turn the flashlight on or off.
On a Nexus 5, Quick Settings look like this:
Open the main Settings menu by touching Settings at the top right.
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Your apps
To see all your apps, touch in the Favorites tray on any
Home screen.
This is where you can see all your apps, including those that come with
your phone or tablet and those you downloaded on Google Play. You can
move app icons to any of your Home screens.
The apps you’ve used most recently appear in the first row.
From All Apps, you can:
Explore apps. Swipe up and down (on a phone) or left and right (on a
tablet) from the All Apps screen
•	 Open an app. Touch its icon.
•	 Search apps. Enter the name of the app you’re looking for in the
Search apps... bar.
•	 Place an app icon on a Home screen. Touch & hold the app icon, slide
your finger, and lift your finger to drop the icon into your desired Home
•	 Get more apps. Touch Google Play in the list of app icons.
To view information about an app from an All Apps screen, touch & hold
it, slide your finger toward the top of the screen, and drop the app over
App Info .
TIP: Some apps can harm your data or your device. However, you
don’t need to install or purchase anti-virus software for Nexus
devices. Google continually checks your apps to identify and warn
you about harmful apps.
For more details, see Protect against harmful apps.
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Your Home screens
After you finish setting up your device, the main Home screen appears for
the first time. Here, you can add app icons and widgets (an “at-a-glance”
view of an app’s most important information) to your Home screens.
•	 To move between Home screens, swipe left or right.
•	 To see notifications, swipe down from the top of the screen with one
•	 To open Quick Settings—frequently used settings—swipe down from
the top of the screen twice with one finger or once with two fingers.
See Quick Settings.
•	 To open Settings , swipe down from the top of any screen with two
fingers or swipe twice with one finger, then touch the Settings icon
at the top right.
•	 From the Home screen, touch Google at the top of the screen, or say
“Ok Google” to search, send messages, ask for directions, or give
other instructions.
Status bar
The status bar is at the very top of the screen. On the right, you can see
the Wi-Fi and mobile signal strength, how much battery power is left, and
the time. On the left, you can see which apps have sent you notifications.
See Sound and notification.
Navigation basics
At the bottom of your device’s screen, you’ll find a navigation bar with
these three buttons:
Opens the previous screen you were working in, even if it was
in a different app. Once you back up to the Home screen, you
can’t go back any further.
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Returns to the Home screen. To get suggestions based on
the screen you’re currently viewing, touch & hold this button.
For more information, see Now on Tap.
Opens a list of thumbnail images of screens you’ve worked
with recently. To open one, touch it. To remove a screen from
the list, swipe it left or right or touch the X.
Some apps hide these buttons temporarily, or fade them to small dots in
the same position. To bring them back, touch the dots, touch the screen
in the middle, or swipe up from the bottom.
Many screens in apps and Settings include a menu icon at the top
right of the screen. Touch it to explore additional options, including Help
& feedback.
Manage battery life
The status bar shows how much battery you have left, but you can also
see the exact percentage and approximate time of battery life remaining.
Swipe down from the top of the screen, touch the status bar, then touch
Battery .
Your device’s battery is built to get you through your day. When you’re
running low, Android’s battery saver conserves your battery power so you
can still make calls and send SMS messages. To turn Battery saver on or
set it up to turn on automatically, go to Settings > Device > Battery
> menu > Battery saver.
Android Marshmallow includes several other automatic battery
optimizations that are usually in effect. These include:
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•	 Doze reduces battery usage when your device is not in use, not
charging, and not moving.
•	 App Standby lets Android reduce battery-draining activities of apps
that you haven’t used for a long period of time (when your device isn’t
Doze and App Standby do not have separate settings. They are two
of several battery optimizations that are in effect by default in most
situations. However, you can stop all battery optimizations for an
individual app, for example to ensure that it’s always functioning at peak
performance, even when you’re not using it.
For more information, visit Manage battery life.
Help & feedback
In most Google apps, you can get to Help & feedback from the main
menu . Other apps may include a menu icon that includes Help &
This book introduces a few of the key features and apps that come with
Android 6.0. For more details about Android software and apps, Nexus
devices available on Google Play, and all forms of support, visit support.
Google also welcomes feedback from you about your Nexus device. It’s
easy to send feedback. Just go to Settings > System > About phone
(or About tablet) > Send feedback about this device.
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Personalize your device
Customize your Home screens
Make your Home screen feel like home. You can change your wallpaper,
add apps or widgets, or add additional Home screens to the right.
To change your wallpaper:
1.	 Touch & hold the background, then touch Wallpapers .
2.	 Swipe right to left to choose a wallpaper image. Or choose an image
from your Photos, Downloads, or Drive.
To add another Home screen, swipe to the rightmost screen and drag an
app or widget to the right edge. (The screen to the left of the main Home
screen is reserved for Google Now.)
To add an app to a Home screen:
1.	 Go to the Home screen where you want to place the app.
2.	 Touch All Apps .
3.	 Swipe down (on a phone) or from left to right (on an Android One and
a tablet) to find the app you want.
4.	 Touch & hold the app until the Home screen appears, slide it into
place, and lift your finger.
A widget provides a quick view or way to access information about an
app on your Home screen, like a larger size clock or a view of books,
music, or movies in your Google Play library. To add a widget:
1.	 Touch & hold the background, then touch Widgets .
2.	 Swipe down to explore the widgets available.
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To move an app or widget to another position:
1.	 Touch & hold the icon.
2.	 Slide your finger to the new position.
To move between Home screens, slide toward the edge of the screen.
To bump another icon out of the way, slide your finger slowly into it.
3.	 Lift your finger.
To remove an app icon from the Home screen without removing it
permanently from your device, touch & hold it, slide your finger toward
the top of the screen, and drop the app over Remove in the top left.
To uninstall an app permanently from your device, touch & hold it, slide
your finger toward the top of the screen, and drop the app over the
Uninstall icon at the top right. (This is not applicable for all apps.)
At the bottom of every Home screen you’ll find the Favorites tray: another
quick way to get to your apps.
To drag an app in or out of the Favorites tray or anywhere else on a Home
screen, touch & hold it, then move it with your finger to where you want it.
At the top of All Apps you’ll see App Suggestions: recommendations for
apps you might want to launch. To drag an app from App Suggestions
onto your Home screen, touch & hold it, then move it with your finger to
where you want it.
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Manage your settings
Settings controls the core Android settings for networks,
hardware, location, security, language, accounts, and
The fastest way to adjust system settings that you access frequently,
such as Wi-Fi or brightness, is through Quick Settings. See Quick
Settings for more information.
You can control many other settings for your device and account by
swiping down from the top of the screen twice and touching . These
are the main types of device or account settings available. Click the links
to see related help articles.
•	 Wireless & networks: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, data usage, and related
•	 Device: Sound, battery, storage, sleep, and other display settings.
•	 Location
•	 Security: Passwords and certificates, screen lock, and app installation
•	 Accounts
•	 Google: Adjust preferences for your Google Accounts and services,
including sign-in and data management
•	 Language & input
•	 Backup & reset options
•	 System: Date, time, accessibIlity, and device information.
Most apps also include their own settings, typically available from the
menu on the upper left side of the app, or from menu > Settings.
To change the display settings on your device:
1.	 Go to Settings > Device > Display.
2.	 Choose from the following settings. Some of these settings may
vary by device and version of Android. All can affect battery life. See
Manage battery life for more information.
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•	 Brightness level: Move the slider to adjust the brightness level
on your device.
•	 Adaptive brightness: Turn on adaptive brightness to automatically
optimize the brightness level on your device based on the available
light around you. Adaptive brightness is on by default. You can
adjust the brightness when needed.
•	 Sleep: Change how long it takes for your device’s screen to go
black when you’re not using it. Learn more about Sleep Settings.
•	 Daydream: Set up screensavers that display photos, colorful
backgrounds, and more when your device is charging or docked.
Learn more about using Daydream.
•	 Ambient display (available only on newer Nexus devices): Turn on
ambient display if you want your phone to wake up when you pick it
up or when a notification arrives.
Sound and notification
To change the sound and notification settings on your device, go to
Settings > Device > Sound & notification .
Notifications alert you to the arrival of new messages, calendar events,
and alarms, as well as ongoing events, like downloads:
•	 Do not disturb. These settings allow you to control which notifications
come through at certain times of day or on different days of the week.
You can also silence your device so that it doesn’t make a sound
or vibrate when you don’t want it to. For example, you can only get
notified of calls and messages from close contacts or automatically
silence notifications at night or during events. For more information,
visit Set your notifications.
•	 When device is locked. Manage whether notifications can be seen
at all when your phone is locked, or whether sensitive content in a
notification can be seen. Sensitive content includes the details of
a calendar event, who sent you an email, or the title of a song you
downloaded. For more information, visit Manage notification settings.
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•	 App notifications. Modify the notification settings individually for
apps such as Gmail. The setting under When device is locked will
always take precedence over the setting for an individual app.
•	 Notification access. See which apps can access your notifications.
When a notification arrives, its icon appears at the top of the screen.
Icons for pending notifications appear on the left, and system icons
showing the Wi-Fi signal, mobile carrier signal, or battery strength are on
the right:
Notifications Wi-Fi signal
Mobile signal
To see the notifications that correspond to the icons on the left, swipe
down with one finger.
TIP: Wi-Fi and mobile signal strength are indicated at the top of
the screen by the white area in the corresponding icons. To see
whether the selected Wi-Fi network has a full Internet connection,
open Quick Settings by swiping down from the top of the screen.
In Quick Settings only, white areas in the Wi-Fi or mobile signal
indicators indicate the signal strength of a normal Internet
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Certain notifications can be expanded to show more information, such as
email previews or calendar events. The one at the top is expanded when
possible. To expand a notification, position one finger inside it and swipe
down slowly.
To open the related app, touch the notification. Some notifications
also allow you to take specific actions by touching icons within the
notification. For example, Calendar notifications allow you to Snooze
(remind you later) or send email to other guests.
When you’re finished with a notification, swipe it away. To dismiss all
notifications, touch Dismiss at the very bottom of the notifications
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Pin your screen
You can enable your device to only show a certain app’s screen using
screen pinning. This feature can come in handy if you want to play a
game without accidentally minimizing the app if you touch the Home
button. Some apps may ask if you want to use screen pinning.
When a screen is unpinned, you can choose to return to the lock screen.
To pin a screen:
1.	 Go to Settings > Personal > Security > Screen pinning and turn
screen pinning on.
2.	 Open the app you want to pin.
3.	 Touch Overview on your device. Swipe up the first screen on the
bottom to bring it into view.
4.	 Touch the pin . Select an option to return to the lock screen after a
screen is unpinned.
5.	 To exit the pinned screen, touch & hold and at the same time.
Google Now
Google Now is about getting you just the right information at just the
right time. It tells you today’s weather before you start your day, how
much traffic to expect before you leave for work, and even your favorite
team’s score while they’re playing.
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For example, here’s a Google Now card that appears when you’re about
to start your commute:
After you start using Google Now, you don’t need to do anything else. You
can fine-tune some settings, but Google Now doesn’t need any elaborate
How it works
To know when to show information you’ll find useful, Google Now uses
contextual data from your device and from other Google products, plus
data from third-party products that you allow Google Now to access. For
example, if you have an appointment in Google Calendar that includes
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an address, Google Now can check traffic and suggest when you should
When you decide to use Google Now, you can also turn on Location
History. Location History allows Google to store a history of your
location data from all devices on which you’re logged into your Google
Account. You can control this global setting and the setting for each
device from Settings > Personal > Location > Google Location History.
To manage your Now cards:
•	 Touch & hold any blank area on a Home screen, then touch Settings
> Now cards.
To open Google Now, swipe right from the first Home screen or touch &
hold the Home button from any screen. Updates appear in the form of
Google Now cards. When you don’t need a card anymore, swipe it from
left to right. Swiping from right to left returns you to the main Home
To learn more about Google Now, visit How Now cards work.
What you can ask Google to do for you
When you use Google Now, you can search, get directions, and create
reminders just by talking to your device. For example, say “Ok Google,
do I need an umbrella tomorrow?” to see if there’s rain in the weather
To see other examples of what you can say, visit “Ok Google” and voice
search. You can say most of these examples in English, French, German,
Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, and Brazilian Portuguese,
but some examples aren’t available in all of these languages.
If you want to say “Ok Google” in languages other than English, you also
need to change the main language on your device. Visit Change your
language on Google.
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Turn “Ok Google” on or off
You can start a search or action by saying “Ok Google.” To turn this
feature off or on, open Google Now or the Google app and touch
menu > Settings > Voice > “Ok Google” detection.
Now on Tap
In Android 6.0, Google Now can also provide you with relevant
suggestions based on the content currently on your screen. This feature
is called Now on Tap. Just tap and hold the Home button, and Google
Now will show related cards that might be helpful.
For example, if a friend emails you about going to a new restaurant, you
can tap and hold to quickly see reviews, make a reservation, or navigate
to the restaurant in the Now card that appears.
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Use the keyboard
TIP: To select a keyboard language other than English, go to
Settings > Personal > Language & input. For more details, visit
Keyboard help.
Enter & edit text
Use the onscreen keyboard to enter text. Here’s what it looks like on a
Nexus phone:
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Keyboards on tablets work in a similar way. To make the keyboard go
away, touch the Back button below it.
Some apps open the keyboard automatically. In others, you first need to
touch where you want to type.
Basic editing
Change where you want to type
•	 Touch the cursor, then touch and drag the tab that appears below it to
the new position.
Select text
•	 Touch & hold or double-tap within the text.
•	 The nearest word highlights, with a tab at each end of the selection.
Drag the tabs to change the selection.
Delete text
•	 Touch the Delete key to delete the characters before the cursor or
selected text.
Type capital letters
•	 To switch to capital letters for one letter, touch the Shift key once.
•	 You can also touch & hold the Shift key while you type or you can
touch the Shift key and slide to another key.
•	 When you release the key, the lowercase letters reappear.
Turn caps lock on
•	 Double-tap or touch & hold the Shift key so that it changes to .
Touch the Shift key again to return to lowercase.
Change word capitalization
•	 If you want to quickly change the capitalization of a word you’ve
already typed, select it and touch the Shift key .
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•	 You’ll have the option to capitalize the word or change the word to be
in all capital letters.
Type a symbol or character
•	 To switch to symbol keys for one word, touch the symbol key ?123 once.
•	 You can also touch & hold the symbol key ?123 while you type or you
can touch the symbol key ?123 and slide to another key. When you
release the key, the letter keys will reappear.
View more symbols and characters
•	 Touch & hold symbols or characters to get accented characters or
additional symbols.
Cut, copy, paste
•	 Select the text you want to cut or copy. Then touch Cut or Copy. Once
the text is copied, touch where you want to paste the text and choose
Paste. If you want to replace other text with the copied text, highlight
the text, then touch Paste. Icons for Cut, Copy, and Paste may appear
instead on some devices.
Use Google Keyboard to choose from a variety of small, colorful images
used to express emotion (known as emoji) to add some fun to your
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Depending on your app, you may need to touch & hold the Return key (or
sometimes the Next key, the right-pointing arrow that appears instead of
the Return key) and then slide your finger to the happy face to display
emoji. On a tablet, just touch the emoji symbol at the lower right.
You’ll see a panel like this. To move between categories, swipe left or
right or touch the symbols in the top row. To type an emoji, touch it:
Use next-word suggestions
1.	 Touch the location where you want to input text.
2.	 Start typing out a word. When the word you want is displayed in a list
above the keyboard, touch it.
3.	 Continue to touch words unless the one you want doesn’t appear. If
so, type it.
Android continues to suggest words as you type.
To change your keyboard and input methods, go to
Settings > Personal > Language & input.
To turn next-word suggestions on or off, go to Settings > Personal >
Language & input > Keyboard & input methods > Google Keyboard > Text
correction > Next-word suggestions.
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Gesture Typing
Gesture Typing works best for English. Quality varies for other languages,
and some don’t support it yet.
To input a word using Gesture Typing:
1.	 Touch the location where you want to type to open the keyboard.
2.	 Slide your finger slowly across the letters of the word you want to
3.	 Lift your finger when the word you want is displayed in the floating
preview or in the middle of the suggestion strip. To select one of the
other words in the suggestion strip, touch it.
If the word you want isn’t shown while using Gesture Typing, you can type
it out manually. If you gesture a word and want to change it, touch the
word to see other choices in the suggestion strip.
TIP: If there are letters you want to emphasize, like repeated
letters, such as the “e” in sleep, pause over the “e” slightly longer
before moving on to the next letter.
Use Gesture Typing without the space bar
When you use Gesture Typing, there’s no need to use the space bar — just
continue to slide your finger across the letters you want to input, then lift
your finger to start the next word.
To change Gesture Typing settings, go to Settings
> Personal > Language & input > Keyboard & input
methods > Google Keyboard > Gesture Typing.
Keyboard dictionaries
To manage keyboard dictionaries, go to Settings > Personal >
Language & input.
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Personal dictionary
Add your own words to your personal dictionary so that your device
remembers them. To add a word or phrase, including an optional
shortcut, go to Settings > Personal > Language & input > Personal
dictionary and the language of the dictionary you want to modify, then
choose Add and type in the word. When you use the optional shortcut
when typing, your word or phrase appears as an option in the suggested
words above the keyboard.
Type by speaking
You can speak to enter text in most places where you can enter text with
the onscreen keyboard.
1.	 Touch a text field, or a location in the text you’ve already entered in a
text field.
2.	 Touch the Microphone key on the onscreen keyboard.
3.	 When you see the microphone image, speak what you want to type.
In some languages, you can also enter punctuation by speaking it, like
“comma,” “period,” “question mark,” “exclamation mark,” or “exclamation
point”. Supported languages include English, French, German, Italian,
Russian, and Spanish.
To improve processing of your voice input, Google may record a few
seconds of background noise in temporary memory at any time. This
recording only remains on the device temporarily and isn’t sent to
To change your speech settings, go to Settings >
Personal > Language & input.
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Control access
Manage accounts on your device
You can add accounts so that information associated with those
accounts automatically syncs with your phone or tablet. You’ll need to
set up an account on your device if you want to receive email or get apps
on Google Play.
You can also add multiple users for your device, if, for example, several
people share a tablet. Adding users is different from adding accounts.
Each user has separate settings and can’t access the accounts of other
users, whereas a single user can have multiple accounts and switch
between them easily.
Add an account
1.	 Go to Settings > Personal > Accounts.
2.	 Touch Add account.
3.	 Touch the type of account you want to add. You may be able to choose
from options like Google, Personal (IMAP), or Personal (POP3). If
you’re not sure whether to choose IMAP or POP3, try IMAP first. Learn
more about the differences between IMAP and POP3.
To add your Google Account, touch Google. When you sign in with a
Google Account, all the email, contacts, calendar events, and other
data associated with that account are automatically synced with your
4.	 Follow the on-screen instructions to add the account.
To change the settings of any of the accounts you added:
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1.	 Go to Settings > Personal > Accounts.
2.	 Select your account. If you’re using a Google account, touch Google
and then your account.
Remove an account
When you remove an account that you’ve added to your device,
everything associated with that account, including email, contacts, and
settings is also deleted.
To remove an account from your device:
1.	 Determine whether the account you want to remove is the account
you used to set up your device.
•	 If it’s not, go to step 2 and follow the instructions.
•	 If it is, reset your device to its factory settings instead of following
the steps below. This erases all of the data from your device. Learn
how to do a factory data reset on your Nexus device or Android
One device.
2.	 Go to Settings > Personal > Accounts.
3.	 Touch the name of the account you want to remove. If you’re using a
Google account, touch Google and then your account.
•	 When you sign out of your Google Account, all the email, contacts,
Calendar events, and other data associated with that account will
no longer automatically sync with your device.
4.	 Touch menu in the top right corner of the screen.
5.	 Touch Remove account.
Share your device with other users
You can easily share your device with family and friends by creating a
separate user space for each person. Each user can set up their own
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custom Home screens, accounts, apps, settings, and more. You must be
the device owner to add users.
To add a new user:
1.	 Go to Settings > Device > Users.
2.	 Touch Add user, then touch OK.
If you’re with the new user: Touch Set up now and you’ll be taken to
the lock screen. Select the new user, unlock the screen, and allow
them to set up their Google Account and other details.
If the new user isn’t around: Touch Not now. A New user will appear in
the list. The next time you’re with the user, go back to the user list and
select New user or click the user image on the lock screen.
After a user is set up, when you go to the lock screen, you’ll see a second
user profile picture or avatar in the status bar. To choose a user, touch
their picture and unlock the screen. Each user can set their own screen
Switch users
To switch users, swipe down from the top of any screen twice to open
Quick Settings. Touch the image of the current user at the top right
corner of the screen, then touch the other user’s image.
Remove a user
The device’s owner can delete any user that they added:
1.	 Go to Settings > Device > Users .
2.	 Touch Settings next to the user’s name, then touch Remove user.
Other users can only delete their own user space:
1.	 Go to Settings > Device > Users.
2.	 Touch menu > Delete username from this device.
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Guest user
If someone wants to temporarily use your device, but they don’t need to
be set up as a regular user, they can use it as a guest. Guest users don’t
have access to your mail, your apps, or any content on your phone that’s
tied to your account, like photos or downloaded files. You must be the
device’s owner to add a guest.
1.	 Go to Settings > Device > Users.
2.	 Touch Guest.
When your guest is finished using your device, you can switch back to
another user.
To switch to another user: Swipe down from the top of any screen, and
then touch the bar at the top to open Quick Settings. To choose another
user, touch the image in the top right corner of the screen, then touch the
other user’s image.
If a lock is set for your screen, the screen goes dark and locks when the
display goes to sleep or you press the Power button.
You can set locks of different strengths using screen lock settings:
1.	 Go to Settings > Personal > Security > Screen
2.	 Touch the type of screen lock you’d like to use.
Even when your screen is locked, you can still perform certain activities.
•	 Quick Settings: Swipe down from the top of the screen to see Quick
•	 Camera: Swipe from right to left on your screen or swipe away from
the camera icon in the bottom right corner to open the Camera.
•	 Emergency calls (phones only): Swipe up and touch the word
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If you have a device that’s set up for more than one user, you may need
to touch your image at the bottom of the screen to see your own locked
For more information, visit Set screen lock.
Smart Lock
You can turn on Smart Lock to keep your device unlocked when it’s safe
with you—for example, when you’re at a trusted place or when the device
recognizes your face. To use this feature, go to Settings > Personal >
Security > Smart Lock.
Trusted devices
You can set your device to stay unlocked while connected to a Bluetooth
device—like a watch, fitness tracker, headset, or car speaker system. You
can also set your phone to unlock when it touches an NFC tag.
Facial recognition
You can have your device unlock when it recognizes your face. After
setting a trusted face, every time you turn on your device, it will search
for your face and unlock if it recognizes you. Keep in mind that someone
who looks similar to you could unlock your phone.
Note: Face matching doesn’t store any photos of you. Data used to
recognize your face is only stored on your device and is not accessible by
apps or backed up on Google servers.
On-body detection
You can have your device stay unlocked when you have it on you —
for example, if you’re carrying it in your hand, pocket, or bag. The
accelerometer built into your device will keep your device unlocked when
it senses that it’s being carried. On supported devices, on-body detection
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will learn a signature of the way the phone moves while you walk in order
to lock the phone when it moves in a way that doesn’t resemble your
natural rhythm.
Note: On-body detection can’t tell whose body is connected to on-body
detection. If you give your device to someone else while it’s unlocked, your
device may stay unlocked using on-body detection.
Trusted places
You can choose trusted places, like your home, to keep your phone
unlocked whenever you’re there. You need to have an Internet connection
and allow your phone to use your current location for your trusted places
to work. The trusted places feature works best when you have a Wi-Fi
Trusted Voice
You can have your device unlock when you do a search with “Ok Google.”
You won’t have to put in your password to view search results if we’re
able to recognize you using the sound of your voice. Learn how to Search
with “OK Google” and have your device unlock.
For more information on how to use Smart Lock, see Set up your device
for automatic unlock.
On Nexus devices with a fingerprint sensor, you can use your fingerprint
to unlock your device. Instead of entering a PIN or password, you can just
touch the sensor.
For more information, see About Fingerprint.
Protect against harmful apps
Apps from Google Play are always verified by Google to protect your data
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and your device from harm. By default, your device doesn’t allow the
installation of apps from sources other than Google Play.
If you choose to allow the installation of apps from other sources, you’re
more likely to end up with harmful apps on your device.
The Verify Apps feature protects you by continually checking for apps
that may harm your device, steal your personal information, or perform
other malicious actions – no matter where they come from. Regular
updates to your Android software help ensure that your device can
identify and warn you about apps that are known to be dangerous. Be
sure to accept such updates whenever you’re notified of them.
For more information or to change the default behavior, visit Protect
against harmful apps.
Android Device Manager
If you lose your phone or tablet, the Android Device Manager can help
you find its approximate location, make it ring, lock it, or erase its data.
These options are turned on by default. To view or change them, open
Settings > Personal > Google > Security.
If you lose your device, go to Android Device Manager and follow the
Backup & reset
If you want to change the Google Account that your device backs up to,
you can change that in Settings > Personal > Backup & reset.
If you need to reinstall an app, your device can automatically restore
your backed up settings and data from Google Drive. You can choose
this option when you first set up your device, and turn it on or off from
Settings > Personal > Backup & reset > Automatic restore.
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Pay with your phone
When NFC is turned on, you can use Tap & pay to pay for items just by
holding your phone to the contactless terminal at checkout.
To manage which app you use for payment:
•	 Go to Settings > Device > Tap & pay > Payment default.
If you don’t have a payment app on your device, such as Android Pay,
search Google Play for “payment apps.” For more information, visit Tap &
pay with your device.
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Share & store content
on your device
Android Beam
You can instantly send or beam a web page, video, or other content from
your screen to another device by bringing the devices together (typically
back to back). In some apps, the Share icon also gives you the option
of using Android Beam.
Before you begin: Make sure both devices are unlocked, support Near
Field Communication (NFC), and have both NFC and Android Beam
turned on. To check, go to Settings > Wireless & networks > More.
Check the printed guide that comes with your device to identify the NFC
area, or look up its hardware diagram.
1.	 Open a screen that contains something you’d like to share, such as a
webpage, YouTube video, or a place page in Maps.
2.	 Move the back of your device toward the back of the other device.
When the devices connect, you hear a sound, the image on your
screen reduces in size, and you see the message Touch to beam.
3.	 Touch your screen anywhere. The other device displays the
transferred content. If the necessary app isn’t installed, Google Play
opens to a screen where the owner of the other device can download
the app.
To turn on NFC, go to Settings > Wireless & networks
> More > NFC.
To turn on Android Beam, go to Settings > Wireless & networks >
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More > Android Beam
Google Cast
Google Cast is a technology that lets you cast entertainment and
music from your phone or tablet right to your TV or speakers. Discover
a growing number of Google Cast apps including Netflix, YouTube,
Pandora, Hulu Plus, HBO GO, WatchESPN, Google Play, and more at g.co/
These devices have built-in Cast technology:
•	 Chromecast: Allows you to cast entertainment from your phone or
tablet to your TV.
•	 Devices that support Cast for audio: Allow you to cast music from
your phone or tablet to compatible speakers.
•	 Android TV devices: Allows you to cast to TVs, set-top boxes, and
game consoles.
When using a Chromecast, make sure your phone or tablet is using
the same Wi-Fi network as your Chromecast, and that Chromecast is
selected as your TV’s source input.
To display content from your phone or tablet on your TV:
1.	 Open the video or music in one of the apps that support Cast.
2.	 Touch the Cast icon .
3.	 Play the content as usual to stream it to your TV.
For more information, see Cast from apps to your TV.
File storage
Android 6.0 makes it easy to store and browse through pictures, videos,
and other files on your device and attach them to emails, texts, and other
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kind of messages. You can also use stored images as your Home screen
For example, to attach an image to an email you’re composing, touch the
Paper Clip at the top right and choose to either Attach file or Insert
from Drive to select stored images in your Drive folder.
From Attach file, you can view any of these sources:
•	 Recent shows you the photos or videos you’ve taken or opened most
•	 Drive lets you attach any files stored in Google Drive.
•	 Images displays any photos, videos, or other images on your device.
•	 Downloads includes most files (excluding Play content) you’ve
downloaded from emails or the Web.
•	 Photos lets you browse all the images and videos that are on your
device or have been uploaded to your Google account.
•	 Audio allows you to attach audio files you have downloaded onto your
Use the Downloads app to view, reopen, or delete files
you download from Gmail or other sources (excluding
Google Play books, videos, magazines, and other media.)
In the Downloads app:
•	 Touch an item to open it.
•	 In your list of downloads, touch & hold an item to select it. Touch
Share and choose a sharing method from the list. Touch Trash
to delete.
Google Play streams purchases and rentals via the Internet. The
purchases and rentals don’t always occupy storage space when you play
them. Although you can download content in Google Play apps to access
offline, Google Play content never appears in Downloads.
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SD card storage
You can insert micro SD cards into most Android One phones to extend
their storage capacity. This feature isn’t available on Nexus devices.
For more details, visit Install and use a micro SD card.
Dual-SIM card support
If you have an Android One phone, you can use two SIM cards: one for
cellular data, and one for voice. For more details, visit Dual-SIMs.
To take a screenshot from Nexus devices:
1.	 Make sure the image you want to capture is displayed on the screen.
2.	 Press the Power and Volume down buttons simultaneously.
The screenshot is automatically saved in Photos , and you’ll receive
a notification when it’s available. Touch the notification, or open Photos
and go to menu > Device folders > Screenshots to see your saved
TIP: To easily share your screenshot through email, text message,
or other options, select your screenshot in Photos and touch
Share at the bottom. Touch Edit to modify.
With Android 6.0, you can preview and print the content of certain
screens (such as web pages displayed in Chrome) with a printer on the
same Wi-Fi network as your Android device.
Before you can print, you need a printing service installed on your device.
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To check what services are currently available, go to Settings >
System > Printing.
Open each available service to turn it on or off, check which printers are
available, add new printers, and adjust the service’s settings.
To print a document, like a webpage in Chrome:
1.	 Touch menu > Print.
2.	 In the dialog that appears, adjust settings such as printer, copies,
orientation, and more.
3.	 Touch Print . For more information, visit Print from your device.
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Try some apps
Play Store
The Google Play Store brings together all your favorite
apps & games, movies & TV shows, books, music, and
news & magazines in one place, so you can reach them
from any of your devices.
To open the Play Store app, touch Play Store .
If you purchased content in the Play Store in the past, you’ll automatically
have access to this content on any Android device — just make sure
you’re signed in with the same account that you used to purchase the
content. To check:
1.	 Open the Play Store app.
2.	 Touch menu at the top left.
From here, you can view the current account or switch to another, view
your purchased apps, check your wish list, and more.
To set preferences, clear your search history, and turn on user controls,
go to menu > Settings. For example, to filter apps based on maturity
level or require a PIN for purchases, touch Parental controls or Require
authentication for purchases.
To check for updates, go to menu > My apps.
Google Play support
For more details about Google Play, including phone and email support
options, visit the Google Play Help Center.
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Use the Gmail app to read and write email from any
mobile device. To open it, touch Gmail on a Home or
All Apps screen.
Gmail isn’t just about email. You can use your Gmail account to sign in to
all Google apps and services, including these and many more:
•	 Google Now, for getting the information you need at just the right time
•	 Calendar
•	 Contacts, for keeping track of your contacts
•	 Google Drive, for working with documents
While you’re reading a message:
•	 Touch the icons along the top of the screen to archive , throw away
or mark a message as unread . Look under the menu to
move, change labels, mute, print, or do other actions to the email.
•	 Swipe left or right to read the previous or next conversation.
TIP: You can access your email from other accounts, like Microsoft
Exchange, in Gmail by adding the account in Gmail Settings.
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For more information, visit Gmail help.
The Camera app lets you take regular photos, panoramic
photos, videos, and immersive 360-degree photo sphere
shots, including what’s above and below you.
To open Camera:
•	 From the the lock screen, touch Camera and swipe away from the
camera icon in the bottom right corner.
•	 From the Home screen, touch Camera .
The first time you open Camera, you may be asked if you want it to
remember photo locations. This allows you to pinpoint the location of a
particular photo with Google Maps.
When you open Camera, you can choose from several different camera
modes. To see the modes, swipe left to right or (on the newest Nexus
phones) touch the menu .
The Camera icon indicates Camera mode. To take a picture:
1.	 Frame your subject.
If you want to make fine adjustments to focus, watch for the focus
ring. To focus on a different part of the image, touch it. To zoom in,
pinch two fingers outwards. To zoom out, pinch two fingers inwards.
2.	 When the focus ring brackets disappear, touch the round capture
button below the image.
3.	 To see the image you just took, swipe from right to left. To see other
recently captured photos, keep swiping from right to left. To see
stored photos, touch Photos at the top right.
4.	 When viewing a photo, touch to share, Edit to modify and
to delete.
Keep swiping right to left to see other stored images.
On older Nexus devices, swipe left to right on the main camera screen to
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view the camera modes.
On the latest Nexus devices, you can swipe from right to left to switch to
Video mode, and then from left to right to switch back to Camera. To view
the other modes, touch menu at the top left of the image area.
Photo Sphere
•	 To capture a 360-degree or wide angle shot, pan or tilt until the circle
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in the center of the screen moves over a blue dot and records that
portion of the image. Keep moving over the dots until you’re finished,
then touch the check mark at the bottom of the screen.
•	 Touch Panorama to begin taking a panoramic photo.
•	 Find your starting point, and touch the shutter to take the first picture
in the panorama.
•	 To take the subsequent pictures, slowly swivel the phone in place to
move the target icon over each gray dot until the dot turns blue.
•	 Keep hovering over the dots until all of them are blue and your image
is complete. Then touch the check mark at the bottom of the
Lens Blur
•	 Touch Lens Blur, then slowly raise the device following the arrow.
•	 Touch Camera to take regular pictures.
•	 To start recording a video, touch the video button. Touch the square
to stop.
To change settings for each mode such as flash , grid , timer ,
etc, touch the three dots at the bottom right of the framed image.
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TIP: HDR+, available on some Nexus devices, automatically snaps
a rapid burst of photos and combines them to give you the best
possible single shot. To turn on HDR+, touch the … at the lower
right of the shutter and select HDR+. This feature is most useful
for backlit scenes or those with both very bright and very dark
For more details, visit Camera help.
The Photos app gives you instant access to all the photos
on your phone or tablet and anything else synced to your
Google Photos library.
You can search your photos for anything. For more details, visit Find
people, things, & places in your photos.
To open Photos from the:
•	 Camera app. Swipe from right to left.
•	 All Apps screen. Touch Photos .
The Photos app makes it easy to backup your photos and videos,
organize them, and share. You can choose between two storage sizes to
backup your photos, High quality or Original.
If you choose the High quality storage size, then you’ll get unlimited free
storage for photos and videos that might be reduced in size or resolution.
For more details, visit Choose storage size.
For more details, visit Photos help.

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