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  • Page 1 User’s Manual...
  • Page 2 Images provided herein are for reference only and may contain information or features that do not apply to your computer. Acer Group shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained in this manual.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents - 3 A B L E O F C O N T E N T S Setting up Messaging Unpacking your smartphone....4 Creating a new message ....... 22 Getting to know your smartphone.... 4 Replying to a message ......23 MMS messages ........
  • Page 4: Setting Up

    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: • Your new Acer smartphone • USB cable • AC adapter •...
  • Page 5: Charging The Battery

    Setting up - 5 Item Description 3.5 mm headphone jack Connects to stereo headphones. Micro USB connector Connects to a USB cable/charger. Smartphone speaker Emits audio from your smartphone; suitable for holding to your ear. Front-facing camera Use for self-portrait images and online video chat. Touchscreen 4-inch capacitive touchscreen to display data, smartphone content and enter information.
  • Page 6: Installing A Sim Or Microsd Card

    6 - Setting up Installing a SIM or microSD card To take full advantage of your smartphone’s telephony capabilities, you must install a SIM card. Your new smartphone has multiple SIM card holders; install any combination of SIM cards. Additionally, you may wish to increase your smartphone’s storage by inserting a microSD card into the labeled slot.
  • Page 7: Microsd Card

    Setting up - 7 3. Insert the SIM or microSD card as shown. microSD card Micro SIM 2 (optional) SIM 1 Note: Your smartphone may be equipped with one or two SIM slots depending on model. 4. Align the gold-colored connectors on the battery with the connectors at the top of the battery compartment and insert the battery.
  • Page 8: Sim Card Lock

    8 - Setting up 5. Replace the cover by aligning the tabs on the cover into the slots on the smartphone. Gently press the cover until it snaps in place. 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.
  • Page 9: Using Your Smartphone

    Using your smartphone - 9 S IN G Y O U R S M A R T P H O N E 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.
  • Page 10: Locking Your Smartphone

    10 - Using your smartphone 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.
  • Page 11: The Start Screen

    Using your smartphone - 11 The Start screen The first screen you see after starting up the smartphone is the Start screen. This screen displays a selection of information in live tiles which update in real time. Tap a tile to open the corresponding application or Hub (please see see Hubs on page 12 for more information).
  • Page 12: Hubs

    12 - Using your smartphone Hubs You can arrange items into Hubs to simplify everyday tasks. There are some pre-defined Hubs that group items with similar themes together, such as the People Hub. In this Hub, you can view your contacts, social networking updates.
  • Page 13: Additional Menus

    Using your smartphone - 13 Additional menus Many applications have further menus that are accessible by swiping upwards when the ’...’ icon is visible at the bottom of the screen. Swipe upwards Status icons The icons visible in the status bar give you a quick overview of your smartphone’s status.
  • Page 14: Entering Text

    14 - Using your smartphone Entering text There is a standard onscreen QWERTY keyboard that allows you to enter text. Tap and hold a key to select alternative characters, such as letters with accents. Tap the &123 button to see numbers and special characters.
  • Page 15: People

    People - 15 E O P L E The people Hub Once you have set up an email or Facebook account on your smartphone (please see Setting up email on page 26) any contacts stored for that account will be imported to your smartphone. Your friends’...
  • Page 16: Adding A Contact

    16 - People Adding a contact Open the people Hub to the all page. then select an account for the new contact: • Phone • <Email account> Enter the information for the contact by tapping next to each field. You will need to tap when you are finished entering information for each category, and then again when you have finished entering the...
  • Page 17: Making Calls

    Making calls - 17 A K I N G C A L L S 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 status bar.
  • Page 18: Dialing An International Number

    18 - Making calls Note GSM carriers all recognize 112 as an emergency number. This will usually connect you to an operator who will be able to connect you to the emergency services in your area. In North America, dialling 112 will redirect you to 911. SIM cards may come with other emergency numbers, contact your network provider for details.
  • Page 19: Making A Call To One Of Your Contacts

    Making calls - 19 3. Enter the contact information and tap Making a call to one of your contacts You can make a call to one of your contacts by tapping either the Phone tile, or the People tile. • From the Phone tile, tap at the bottom of the page to open your list of contacts.
  • Page 20: Ending A Call

    20 - Making calls Ending a call To end a call, press End call from the voice call screen. The voice call screen Once you have dialed your number the voice call screen appears, which displays the number/ contact you are talking to, the call duration and tiles to open the onscreen number pad, put the call on hold, route audio to the speaker, mute the call or add another call (please refer to...
  • Page 21: Putting A Call On Hold

    Making calls - 21 Putting a call on hold To put a call on hold, tap hold. To return to the call, tap hold again. Conference calls If you have one call on hold and another online, you can combine both calls to create a conference call.
  • Page 22: Messaging

    22 - Messaging E S S A G I N G This chapter shows you how to set up and use the messaging functions of your smartphone. All SMS and MMS messages are accessed via Messaging. Messaging automatically arranges received and sent messages into conversations by contact name or phone number.
  • Page 23: Replying To A Message

    Messaging - 23 Replying to a message When a new text message arrives the smartphone will play a sound. A summary of the message and sender information will appear briefly in the Status bar. Tap Messaging on the Start screen to open the message list. To reply to an SMS or MMS message, open the message from the message list and enter your text in the text box labeled type a text message.
  • Page 24: Dictating Messages

    24 - Messaging 3. Tap the message to view the content. 4. To reply to the message, enter your text in the text box labeled type a text message and tap . Plain text replies will be sent as SMS messages.
  • Page 25: Going Online

    Going online - 25 O I N G O N LI N E Browsing the Internet In order to browse the Internet with your smartphone, you must be connected to a data or wireless network. Using the browser Tap the Internet Explorer tile on the Start screen to start browsing. To open a new website, tap the address box at the bottom of the page.
  • Page 26: Setting Up Email

    26 - Going online Tap and hold an item on a page to open a context menu that lists the available options for that item. Setting up email Your smartphone enables you to access your email. Most popular ISPs can be set up in a few easy steps.
  • Page 27: Windows Store

    Going online - 27 Windows Store Note Windows Store may not be available in all countries and regions. You need to have a Windows ID set up and active on your smartphone before you can use Windows Store. You will be prompted to set up or sign into your account(s) the first time you use Windows Store.
  • Page 28: Using The Map

    28 - Going online Tap Maps from the applications list. Swipe up to open menu Get directions Search Get current location Using the map Tap the Maps icon in the applications list. Drag the map with your finger to move the map around. You can zoom in or out using a pinch action, or double tap a location on the map to zoom in on the location.
  • Page 29: Using The Camera

    Using the camera - 29 S I N G T H E C A M E R A Your smartphone features two digital cameras, one mounted on the rear, the other on the front. This section will take you through all the steps in taking photos and videos with your smartphone.
  • Page 30: Photo Settings

    30 - Using the camera The icons at the bottom of the screen allow you to take a picture, change to the camcorder function and open a menu of options. Once you have a photo open in the gallery, a menu appears at the bottom of the screen that provides options to: •...
  • Page 31: Video Settings

    Using the camera - 31 • Exposure compensation: Choose if you want the camera to be under- or over-exposed. • White balance: Adjust the white balance to get the best color reproduction for different light environments. • Effect: Apply an effect to change the photo. Video settings Tap the settings icon in the lower right-hand corner of the screen to open the video settings menu.
  • Page 32: 32 - Accessories And Tips

    32 - Accessories and tips C C E S S O R I E S A N D T I P S This chapter shows you how to use accessories with your smartphone, as well as provide useful tips for when you are using your smartphone.
  • Page 33 Accessories and tips - 33 You will be shown the password and access point name for the smartphone (the AP SSID that other devices will use for connecting). Note Internet sharing and Wi-Fi are mutually exclusive. If you have a Wi-Fi connection enabled, and turn on Internet sharing, the Wi-Fi connection will be terminated.
  • Page 34: 34 - Appendix

    34 - Appendix P P E N D I X FAQ and troubleshooting This section lists frequently asked questions that may arise during the use of your smartphone, and gives easy answers and solutions to these questions. Aspect Question Suggestions If the headset is plugged into the device, the speaker is automatically shut off.
  • Page 35: Other Sources Of Help

    Other sources of help For information on Refer to ... Up-to-date information regarding your smartphone Service enquiries
  • Page 36: Warnings And Precautions

    36 - Warnings and precautions A R N I N G S A N D P R E C A U T I O N S • Do not use this product near water. • Do not place this product on an unstable cart, stand or table. If the product falls, it could be seriously damaged.
  • Page 37: Medical Devices

    Warnings and precautions - 37 Operating environment Important For safety reasons, turn off all wireless or radio transmitting devices when using your smartphone device under the following conditions. These devices may include, but are not limited to: wireless LAN (WLAN), Bluetooth and/or cellular services. Remember to follow any special regulations in force in any area, and always switch off your device when its use is prohibited or when it may cause interference or danger.
  • Page 38: Vehicles

    38 - Warnings and precautions • Not carry the device near your pacemaker when the device is switched on. If you suspect interference, switch off your device, and move it. Hearing aids. Some digital wireless devices may interfere with some hearing aids.
  • Page 39: Emergency Calls

    Warnings and precautions - 39 storage, and distribution areas; chemical plants; or where blasting operations are in progress. Areas with a potentially explosive atmospheres are often, but not always, clearly marked. They include below deck on boats, chemical transfer or storage facilities, vehicles using liquefied petroleum gas (such as propane or butane), and areas where the air contains chemicals or particles such as grain, dust or metal powders.
  • Page 40 40 - Warnings and precautions 3. DO be careful not to drop your smartphone or subject it to any strong impact. Do not place your smartphone in your back pocket. 4. DO NOT expose your smartphone to extreme temperatures. For example, do not leave your smartphone on the dashboard of a car on a hot day or when temperatures are below freezing point.
  • Page 41: Specifications

    • 512 MB or 1 GB of RAM (depending on model) • 4 GB or 8 GB of ROM (depending on model) • Windows 8.1 operating system* * For updated operating system information, please refer to Display • 4" TFT LCD, capacitive touchscreen • 800 x 480 resolution...
  • Page 42: Connectivity

    42 - • USB client • DC power-in (5 V, 0.5 A) Connectivity • Bluetooth 4.0 • IEEE 802.11b/g/n • GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz • HSPA / WCDMA* • SKU 1: 900 MHz (B8) / 2100 MHz (B1) •...
  • Page 43: Battery

    - 43 Battery • 1300 mAh Lithium-ion battery (user-replaceable) Note Length of battery operation will depend on power consumption which is based on system resource use. For example, constantly using the backlight or using power-demanding apps will shorten battery life between charges. Dimensions Height 124.9 mm...
  • Page 44: End User License Agreement

    6. Sublicense or otherwise make the Software available to third parties, except that you may, after prior written notification to Acer, transfer the Software as a whole to a third party so long as you do not retain any copies of the Software and such third party accepts the terms of this Agreement.
  • Page 45 Title, ownership rights and intellectual property rights in and to the Software and all copies thereof shall remain with Acer or Acer's licensors or suppliers (as applicable). You do not have or shall not gain any proprietary interest in the Software (including any modifications or copies made by or for you) or any related intellectual property rights.
  • Page 46 In such event, you must: 1. Cease all use of the Software; 2. Destroy or return to Acer the original and all copies of the Software; and 3. Delete the Software from all smartphones on which it was resident. All disclaimers of warranties and limitation of liability set forth in this Agreement shall survive termination of this Agreement.
  • Page 47 End User License Agreement - 47 Privacy policy During registration you will be asked to submit some information to Acer. Please refer to Acer’s privacy policy at or your local Acer website.

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