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BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet
User Guide
Version: 1.0.5

Summary of Contents

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    BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet User Guide Version: 1.0.5...

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    Personalizing your tablet... View your notifications... Status bar icons and indicators... Switch to a new tablet... BlackBerry Bridge... About BlackBerry Bridge... Connect your tablet and smartphone using BlackBerry Bridge... Tips for using BlackBerry Bridge... Troubleshooting: BlackBerry Bridge... Pictures... Viewing your pictures... Videos...

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    Troubleshooting: Video chat... Voice notes... Recording voice notes... BlackBerry App World... Download apps with BlackBerry App World... Clock... Setting the clock... Security... Set a password... Managing VPN profiles... Import a certificate from your computer using a Wi-Fi connection... Browser... Browsing the web...

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    Sheet to Go... Creating and editing spreadsheets... Legal notice...

  • Page 6: Getting Started, Getting To Know Your Blackberry Playbook Tablet

    User Guide Getting started Getting to know your BlackBerry PlayBook tablet Watch the video Watch all videos Getting started...

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    User Guide Getting started...

  • Page 8: Using The Touch Screen

    User Guide Getting started Using the touch screen Watch the video Here are some common gestures to help you get started using your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet.

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    User Guide Getting started Swipe To scroll a list, pan a webpage, move between pictures, and more, touch the screen and slide your finger up and down or right and left. Pinch To zoom in and out of a webpage, picture, or other content, touch the screen with your finger and thumb and pinch them together or apart.

  • Page 10: Gestures To Use With Your Blackberry® Playbook

    User Guide Drag To move an item from one place to another, touch and hold the item. Slide your finger to the position where you want it. Gestures to use with your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ Watch the video Getting started...

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    User Guide Getting started Show the home screen and minimize apps Swipe up from the bottom frame onto the screen. Show the menu In many apps, you can find additional features, options, and help in the menu. In an app, swipe down from the top frame onto the screen. To close the menu, tap away from the menu.

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    User Guide Show the status bar You can peek at the status bar without leaving the app you're using. This is a great way to quickly check your notifications, see the time, keep an eye on your battery power level, change system options, and more.

  • Page 13: Personalizing Your Tablet

    Personalizing your tablet Watch the video There are many ways you can personalize your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet. In addition to the personalization suggestions listed here, the Options menu provides many additional settings you can use to customize your PlayBook tablet.

  • Page 14: View Your Notifications, Status Bar Icons And Indicators

    Run applications in the background View your notifications Your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet uses notifications to keep you informed about software updates, new messages, calendar reminders, battery power level, and much more. When new notifications come in, the top-left or top-right corner of the screen glows red.

  • Page 15: Switch To A New Tablet

    1. On your computer, in the BlackBerry Desktop Software, click Help > Check for updates. If an update is available, click the update to update your version of the BlackBerry Desktop Software.

  • Page 16: Blackberry Bridge, About Blackberry Bridge

    About BlackBerry Bridge Watch the video If you're running BlackBerry® Device Software 5.0 or later on your BlackBerry smartphone, you can connect your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet to your smartphone to access email, calendars, BlackBerry® Messenger, files, and other data directly from your tablet.

  • Page 17: Connect Your Tablet And Smartphone Using Blackberry Bridge, Tips For Using Blackberry Bridge

    IT administrator, you can also browse your organization's intranet. Connect your tablet and smartphone using BlackBerry Bridge To connect your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet to your BlackBerry smartphone, you need to install the BlackBerry® Bridge™ app on your smartphone. You can download it from the BlackBerry App World™ storefront.

  • Page 18: Troubleshooting: Blackberry Bridge

    At the bottom of the screen, tap In your BlackBerry® ID Messenger contact list, tap one of the people you want to add to the chat. At the bottom of your contact list, tap you want to include.

  • Page 19: Pictures, Viewing Your Pictures

    Viewing your pictures Watch the video Your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet is the perfect way to take your pictures with you and share them with friends and family on a high-resolution screen. Pictures that you take are saved in the Pictures app.

  • Page 20: Videos, Playing Videos

    Watch the video Watch videos wherever you go with your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet. Your tablet plays high-resolution videos and supports a variety of video formats, such as AVI, ASF, Fv4, MP4, and WMV. For information about recording videos, see the Camera section of the Help.

  • Page 21: Music, Playing Your Music, Creating Playlists And Organizing Your Music

    Your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet comes with an empty PlayBook Playlist that you can use to add your favorite songs and artists. You can also use the BlackBerry® Desktop Software on your computer to add music to your tablet that you have on your computer or BlackBerry smartphone.

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    Remove. Connect your tablet and computer using a USB cable. On your computer, open the BlackBerry Desktop Software. Click Music and complete the instructions on the screen to add playlists that you created using a music library such as Windows Media®...

  • Page 23: Music Store, Buy And Download Music

    Buy and download your favorite music on the go. If you don't already have a 7digital™ account, when you first visit the Music Store, you can create one to download music. Before you buy or download music, make sure that the time and date on your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet are correct. 1. Tap a song or album.

  • Page 24: Podcasts, Downloading And Subscribing To Podcasts

    Podcasts Downloading and subscribing to podcasts Watch the video You can use the BlackBerry® Podcasts app to download or subscribe to your favorite podcasts. When you download a podcast, it appears on the Downloads screen. Download a podcast Display an indicator when new podcasts have downloaded Turn off explicit content Set how many podcast episodes your BlackBerry®...

  • Page 25: Camera, Taking Pictures, Recording Videos

    Watch the video Your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet has a 5 megapixel rear-facing camera that you can use to capture great pictures. The 3 megapixel front-facing camera is perfect for quickly taking a self-portrait or creating a profile picture. Pictures that you take are saved in the Pictures app.

  • Page 26: Video Chat, About Video Chats, Starting Audio And Video Chats

    To start a video chat, both BlackBerry PlayBook tablets must be connected to Wi-Fi®. The first time that you start a video chat, you must enter the BlackBerry® ID email address for the person that you want to chat with.

  • Page 27: Add, Change, Or Delete A Contact, View Chat History

    You are not required to add contacts in order to make video chats. However, adding contacts means that you don't have to type the BlackBerry® ID email address or search your chat history for the contact every time you want to start a chat.

  • Page 28: Turn On The Do Not Disturb Feature, Troubleshooting: Video Chat

    User Guide Turn on the Do Not Disturb feature Don't want to be interrupted by a video chat request? If you turn on the Do Not Disturb feature, you won't receive notification of incoming video chat requests, but they'll still be recorded in the chat history. The caller receives a message that you're unavailable.

  • Page 29: Voice Notes, Recording Voice Notes

    User Guide Voice notes Recording voice notes Watch the video Record a reminder or audio from your lectures or meetings with a single tap. Voice notes are listed by the date and time that you record them. Record a voice note Stop or pause the playback Delete a voice note .

  • Page 30: Blackberry App World, Download Apps With Blackberry App World

    Enhance your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet with the many games, and social networking and productivity apps available through the BlackBerry App World™ storefront. Search for apps or browse the top downloaded and best selling apps. You can pay for items using your credit card or PayPal® account. The My World screen shows a streamlined view of all your apps and statuses, so you can quickly see which apps are installed, archived, deleted, or pending.

  • Page 31: Clock, Setting The Clock

    User Guide Clock Setting the clock Watch the video You can add multiple clocks to your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet to keep track of different time zones. Your tablet also includes a stopwatch and a timer. Set an alarm Display the date...

  • Page 32: Security, Set A Password, Managing Vpn Profiles

    Import a certificate from your computer using a Wi-Fi connection 1. If Wi-Fi® file sharing is not turned on, on your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet, tap Sharing switch to On. To set a password to help protect your data, tap Password.

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    User Guide Security 4. On your computer, navigate to your tablet IPv4 address. 5. In a separate file browser window, navigate to and copy the certificate. 6. On the tablet drive on your computer, navigate to the Certs folder and paste the certificate. 7.

  • Page 34: Browser, Browsing The Web, Bookmarking Web

    User Guide Browser Browsing the web Watch the video Search for or go to a webpage Reload a webpage Open a new tab for a webpage Switch between tabs View your browsing history Zoom Open a file that you downloaded Hide the navigation bar Show the navigation bar Bookmarking webpages...

  • Page 35: Change Browser Options, Troubleshooting: Browser

    User Guide Change browser options 1. Swipe down from the top frame to show the menu. 2. Tap Turn on private browsing Delete saved data Share your location with websites Troubleshooting: Browser Issue I can't play a song or video on a web page When private browsing is turned on, the browser only stores your history, cached files, cookies, and other information temporarily.

  • Page 36: Battery And Power, Turning Off Your Tablet And Using Standby Mode, Extending Your Battery Life

    Turn off your tablet Extending your battery life To help extend your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet battery life, charge it regularly, close applications that you're not using, and keep it out of the sun and other hot places. Also consider the following guidelines:...

  • Page 37: Connections, Wi-fi

    Watch the video Your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet can connect to the Internet using Wi-Fi®. Public Wi-Fi networks are available in many public places, such as libraries, airports, hotels, coffee shops, and so on. When you connect to a Wi-Fi network, your tablet saves the network and connects to it automatically the next time you're within range.

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    Change, delete, or reorder saved Wi-Fi networks Your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet remembers the Wi-Fi® networks you connect to and automatically connects whenever you're in range. If multiple networks are available, your tablet connects to the one closest to the top of your list of saved networks.

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    • The connection might have timed out. Try connecting again. • Your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet might be too far away from the wireless access point or wireless router to connect. Move your tablet closer and try connecting again. • Verify that you're in a Wi-Fi® coverage area. If you're connecting to a home network, see if other wireless devices are able to connect.

  • Page 40: Bluetooth Technology

    Watch the video You can use Bluetooth® technology to connect your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet to a wireless keyboard, mobile phone, or other device that uses a supported Bluetooth profile. The first time you connect to a device, you pair it with your tablet. Your tablet remembers paired devices and usually connects to them automatically whenever they're in range.

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    Try the following actions: • Verify that the Bluetooth® enabled device is compatible with your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet. Check the information that came with the Bluetooth enabled device to find out what Bluetooth profiles it uses and verify that your tablet supports those profiles.

  • Page 42: Keyboard And Typing, Typing With The Touch Screen Keyboard

    User Guide Keyboard and typing Typing with the touch screen keyboard Watch the video Show the keyboard Hide the keyboard Capitalize a letter Turn on CAP lock Type a symbol Type an accented or special character Type a number in a text field Change the keyboard type Tap a text field or swipe in from the bottom-left corner of the frame.

  • Page 43: Facebook, Navigating Facebook For Blackberry Playbook Tablets, Contacting Your Friends

    User Guide Facebook Navigating Facebook for BlackBerry PlayBook tablets Go to a different screen Refresh your News Feed Log out of Facebook® for BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablets Contacting your friends Send a message to a friend Write on a friend's wall...

  • Page 44: Adding Friends And

    User Guide Comment on a photo Like an item Adding friends and pages Send a friend request Add a Page to your Pages list Open a photo. Tap the photo. Tap > Like. > Everyone. Type a name. Tap the person's profile picture. Tap Add as friend. >...

  • Page 45: Creating And Editing Documents, Word To Go Icons

    User Guide Word to Go Creating and editing documents Watch the video With your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ and Word to Go you can edit, update, and save your important information in one convenient location. Create a new document Open a document...

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    User Guide Sheet to Go Creating and editing spreadsheets Watch the video Create a new spreadsheet Open a spreadsheet Save a spreadsheet Change the font Change number formatting Hide a column or row Clear a cell Apply a font style to a cell Tap New Document.

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    User Guide Legal notice ©2011 Research In Motion Limited. All rights reserved. BlackBerry®, RIM®, Research In Motion®, and related trademarks, names, and logos are the property of Research In Motion Limited and are registered and/or used in the U.S. and countries around the world.

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    Some airtime service providers might not offer Internet browsing functionality with a subscription to the BlackBerry® Internet Service. Check with your service provider for availability, roaming arrangements, service plans and features. Installation or use of Third Party Products and Services with RIM's products and services may require one or more patent, trademark, copyright, or other licenses in order to avoid infringement or violation of third party rights.

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    User Guide Legal notice This is a Wi-Fi® enabled device subject to restrictions of use in some member states of the European Community. Research In Motion Limited 295 Phillip Street Waterloo, ON N2L 3W8 Canada Research In Motion UK Limited Centrum House 36 Station Road Egham, Surrey TW20 9LF...

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  • zahra Mar 05, 2013 05:07:
    my blackberry playbook(r​dj21ww) after 2 months that I did not work with it, don't turn on! it had charge before that time and now when I connect it to power,batt​ery sign not appear and the little lamp in screen not turn up! I very enjoy if you help me(joreh81​@yahoo.com​)
  • Eldon Hathaway Nov 19, 2012 02:20:
    I really enjoy my blackberry playbook tablet. But there is a problem with it. The camera screen looks like it has stripes of paper running up and down the screen. What do I do to fix it??
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