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  • Page 1 Meet your tablet.
  • Page 2 Circumstances may arise where because of a default on ASUS’ part or other liability, you are entitled to recover damages from ASUS. In each such instance, regardless of the basis on which you are entitled to claim damages from ASUS, ASUS is liable for no more than damages for bodily injury (including death) and damage to real property and tangible personal property;...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Parts and features ......................8 Installing a memory card ........................9 Installing a micro SIM card .......................11 Charging your ASUS Tablet ......................13 Turning your ASUS Tablet on or off ....................15 Basics ................................16 Starting for the first time ........................17 Using the touchscreen........................19 There’s no place like Home...
  • Page 4 Keeping in touch Managing contacts .....................40 Launching the Contacts app ......................40 Contacts Settings ..........................40 Setting up your profile ........................40 Adding contacts ...........................41 Setting up your VIPs ...........................43 Marking your favorite contacts ......................46 Importing and exporting contacts ....................47 Social networking with your contacts ..................48 Linking your contacts’...
  • Page 5 Connecting to a Wi-Fi network .......................71 Disabling Wi-Fi ............................72 Bluetooth® ........................72 Enabling Bluetooth® ...........................72 Pairing your ASUS Tablet to a Bluetooth® device ..............73 Unpairing your ASUS Tablet from the Bluetooth® device .............73 Mobile Hotspot and Tethering ...................74 USB Tethering ............................74 Mobile Hotspot ............................75...
  • Page 6: Conventions Used

    Use only AC adapters and cables approved by ASUS for use with this device. Refer to the rating label on the bottom of your device and ensure that your power adapter complies with this rating.
  • Page 7: Proper Disposal

    Proper disposal Risk of explosion if battery is replaced by an incorrect type. Dispose of used batteries according to the instructions. Do not throw your device in municipal waste. This product has been designed to enable proper reuse of parts and recycling. The symbol of the crossed out wheeled bin indicates that the product (electrical, electronic equipment and mercury- containing button cell battery) should not be placed in municipal waste.
  • Page 8: Get Your Zen Ready

    Get your Zen ready! Get your Zen ready! Parts and features Take a hold of your device and have it up and running in a jiffy. Rear camera Front camera Speaker/Headset port Ambient light sensor Speaker SIM/microSD card slot Volume Power button Speaker Touchscreen panel...
  • Page 9: Installing A Memory Card

    • The microSD card is sold separately. CAUTION! Be extra careful when handling a memory card. ASUS is not responsible for any data loss or damage incurred to your memory card.
  • Page 10: Removing A Memory Card

    Removing a memory card CAUTION! • Be extra careful when handling a memory card. ASUS is not responsible for any data loss or damage incurred to your memory card. • Eject the memory card properly to safely remove it from device. To eject the memory card, go to Home > > Settings > Storage > To remove a memory card: With the tablet facing up, open the SIM/microSD card slot cover. CAUTION! • Be careful not to damage the card slot cover or injure your fingernails when you remove the cover.
  • Page 11: Installing A Micro Sim Card

    To prevent connector damage, ensure to use a standard micro SIM card without a SIM adapter or the use of a cutter. CAUTION! Be extra careful when handling a micro SIM card. ASUS is not responsible for any data loss or damage incurred to your micro SIM card.
  • Page 12 Removing a micro SIM card CAUTION! Be extra careful when handling a micro SIM card. ASUS is not responsible for any data loss or micro SIM damage incurred to your card. To remove a micro SIM card: th the tablet facing up, open the SIM/microSD card slot cover.
  • Page 13: Charging Your Asus Tablet

    Charging your ASUS Tablet Your ASUS Tablet comes partially charged but you must charge it fully before using it for the first time. Read the following important notices and cautions before charging your device. IMPORTANT! • Use only the bundled AC power adapter and cable to charge your ASUS Tablet. Using a different AC power adapter and cable may damage your device.
  • Page 14 • Charge your ASUS Tablet for eight (8) hours before using it in battery mode for the first time. • The status of battery charge is indicated by the following icons: Not Charging Charging Full   When fully-charged, disconnect the USB cable from your ASUS Tablet first before unplugging the AC power adapter from the power outlet. NOTE: • You can use your device while charging but it may take longer to fully charge the device. • Charging your device via USB port of a computer may take longer to fully charge the device. • If your computer does not provide enough power for charging via USB port, charge your ASUS Tablet using the AC power adapter plugged to a power outlet instead.
  • Page 15: Turning Your Asus Tablet On Or Off

    Turning your ASUS Tablet on or off Power on your device To turn your tablet on, press and hold the Power button. Power off your device To turn your tablet off, press and hold the Power button. Then tap Power off > OK.
  • Page 16: Basics

    Explore the intuitive simplicity of ASUS ZenUI! ASUS ZenUI is a charming and intuitive interface exclusively for ASUS Tablets. It provides you with special apps, which are integrated in or with other apps, to fit your unique individual needs and make your life easier while letting you have fun with your ASUS Tablet.
  • Page 17: Starting For The First Time

    Starting for the first time When you turn your ASUS Tablet on for the first time, Setup Wizard will guide you through the setup process. Follow the onscreen instructions to select your language, select input methods, set up your mobile network, Wi-Fi, sync accounts, and configure your location services.
  • Page 18 Power management tips The battery charge is the lifeline of your ASUS Tablet. Here are some battery power conservation tips that helps preserve the power of your ASUS Tablet’s battery. – Close all running apps that are not in use.
  • Page 19: Using The Touchscreen

    Using the touchscreen Use these gestures on the touchscreen to launch apps, access some settings, and navigate your ASUS Tablet. Launching apps or selecting items Do any of the following: • To launch an app, simply tap on it. • To select an item such as in File Manager app, simply tap on it. Moving or deleting items Do any of the following: •...
  • Page 20 Zooming in Spread apart your two fingers on the touch panel to zoom in an image in Gallery or Maps, or zoom in a web page. Zooming out Bring together your two fingers on the touch panel to zoom out an image in Gallery or Maps, or zoom out of a web page.
  • Page 21 ZenMotion When your touch screen panel is off, with these easy and intuitive gestures, you can launch apps on your ASUS Tablet in a snap by simply writing down an alphabet. Gesture Camera (rear) Camera (front) Contacts Weather Chrome Email...
  • Page 22: There's No Place Like Home

    There’s no place like Home There’s no place like Home NOTE: Screenshots are for reference only. Actual apps shown on-screen may vary per model. Zen Home features Home screen Get reminders of important events, app and system updates, weather forecasts right from your Home screen.
  • Page 23 Understanding notification icons These icons are shown on the status bar and will guide you of the current status of your ASUS Tablet. Network signal bar Shows the signal strength of your mobile network. Wi-Fi Shows the signal strength of your Wi-Fi connection.
  • Page 24: Personalizing Your Home Screen

    Personalizing your Home screen Stamp your own personality on your Home screen. Select an attractive design as your wallpaper, add shortcuts for quick access to your favorite apps, and add widgets for a quick review of important info. You can also add more pages so you can add and quickly access or view more apps or widgets on your Home screen.
  • Page 25: Wallpapers

    Grouping your app shortcuts in a folder Create folders to organize your app shortcuts on your Home screen. On your Home screen, tap and drag an app onto another app and a folder will appear. Tap open the new folder and tap the folder name to rename this folder if desired. Wallpapers Let your apps, icons, and other Zen elements sit on an attractively designed wallpaper.
  • Page 26 Applying wallpaper and background tint To apply wallpaper and background tint: Tap and hold an empty area on your Home screen and select Wallpapers. Tick Background tint, then adjust the transparency level. If you do not want to add a background tint to your wallpaper, skip to step 4.
  • Page 27: Quick Settings

    ASUS Tablet. Each of these features are represented by a button. To launch the Quick settings panel, swipe down with two fingers from the top of your ASUS Tablet. NOTE: A blue button indicates that the feature is currently enabled while a gray button indicates a disabled feature.
  • Page 28: Setting Up The Date And Time

    Setting up the date and time By default, the date and time displayed on your Home screen automatically syncs when you are connected to the Internet. To change the date and time settings: Launch the Settings screen by doing any of the following: •...
  • Page 29: System Notifications

    To add or remove existing buttons from the ASUS Quick settings notification panel: Launch Quick settings then tap Tap the box beside the feature to add or remove it from the ASUS Quick settings notification panel. NOTE: A checked box indicates that the feature's button is accessible via the ASUS Quick settings notification panel while an unchecked box means the opposite.
  • Page 30: Weather And Time

    Weather and time Weather Get real-time weather updates straight from your ASUS Tablet using the weather app. Using Weather, you can also check other weather details from around the world. Launching the Weather app From your Home screen, launch the Weather app using either of the following options: >...
  • Page 31: Getting The Weather Updates

    In the search box, enter the city or area whose weather updates you want search for. Wait for a while your ASUS Tablet gets the weather information. The city or area’s weather data will be added to your location list.
  • Page 32: Clock

    Clock Customize the time zone settings of your ASUS Tablet, set alarms, and use your ASUS Tablet as a stop watch using the Clock app. Launching Clock Launch the Clock app using either of the following options: > Clock. •...
  • Page 33: Alarm Clock

    Alarm clock to access the alarm clock settings of your ASUS Tablet. Tap this to access the settings of the alarm clock feature Tap this to set a new alarm time Stopwatch to use your ASUS Tablet as a stopwatch.
  • Page 34: Timer

    Timer You may set multiple timer options for your ASUS Tablet. To do this, follow the steps below. Setting the timer to access the timer feature of your ASUS Tablet. Numeric keypad Use the numeric keypad to input your target time then tap start to start the timer.
  • Page 35: Lock Screen

    Launch Quick settings then tap Select Lock screen. In the next screen, tap Screen lock. Tap the screen lock option you would like to use. NOTE: For more details, see the Securing your ASUS Tablet section. Chapter 2: There’s no place like Home...
  • Page 36: Customizing The Quick Access Buttons

    Customizing the quick access buttons By default, your lock screen includes quick access buttons for these apps: Email, and Camera. Change this default settings and customize these buttons to launch other apps on the lock screen using the following steps: Launch Quick settings then tap Select Lock screen.
  • Page 37: Voice Search

    • Start saying your voice command. NOTE: Speak clearly and use concise phrases when talking to your ASUS Tablet. It also helps to start your commands with a verb related to the ASUS Tablet feature you want to use. Chapter 2: There’s no place like Home...
  • Page 38 Customizing voice search results from the Tablet search group If you want to set parameters for the voice search results gathered from your Google account and your ASUS Tablet’s data, you may do so using the following steps: On your ASUS Tablet’s home screen, tap >...
  • Page 39 3. Tap Tablet search. Tick the box of the search groups you would like to include as source when using Voice Search. Chapter 2: There’s no place like Home...
  • Page 40: Keeping In Touch

    Launch the Contacts app then tap and hold ME. NOTE: ME appears when you’ve set up your Google account on your ASUS Tablet. Select Edit contact and fill in your info such as mobile or home number. To add other info, tap Add another field.
  • Page 41: Adding Contacts

    Adding contacts Add contacts to your device, corporate, Google, or other email accounts and fill in more important contact information such as contact numbers, email addresses, special events for VIPs, and more. Launch the Contacts app then tap Select Device. NOTE: If you don't have an email account, tap Add account then create one.
  • Page 42 Adding an extension number to a contact number You can add an extension number to a contact’s number. From the Add contact screen, fill in the necessary fields. On the Phone field, key in the main line then tap or , and add the extension number. Tap Done to save the number.
  • Page 43: Setting Up Your Vips

    Customizing your contact’s profile Edit your contact’s info, add a photo, set a ringtone, or take a photo as a cover for your contact’s profile. Launch the Contacts app then select the contact whose info or profile you want to edit or customize.
  • Page 44 Set up your VIP from the Groups screen To set up your VIP from the Groups screen: Launch the Contacts app. > VIP. In the VIP screen, tap Select the contact or contacts you want to group as VIPs, then tap Add. The contact or contacts are added to your VIP list.
  • Page 45 Set up your VIP from the VIP screen To set up your VIP from the VIP screen: Launch the Contacts app. In the VIP screen, tap Select the contact or contacts you want to group as VIPs, then tap Add. The contact or contacts are added to your VIP list.
  • Page 46: Marking Your Favorite Contacts

    Marking your favorite contacts Set your frequently-accessed contacts as your favorites to be able to locate them quickly from the Contacts app. Launch the Contacts app by doing any of the following: a. From the Home screen, tap > Contacts app. b.
  • Page 47: Importing And Exporting Contacts

    Importing and exporting contacts Import and export your contacts and their respective data from/to one contact source from/to your ASUS Tablet or email account. > Contacts then tap > Manage contacts. Tap Import/export then select from the following options: a. Import from storage b.
  • Page 48: Social Networking With Your Contacts

    Syncing your social network account Sync your social network account to add the social network accounts of your contacts to your ASUS Tablet. Do any of the following to launch the Settings app: •...
  • Page 49: Linking Your Contacts' Info

    Linking your contacts’ info When you add social network or email accounts, data from these accounts automatically sync with the Contacts app. In some instances, some contact info may appear in several places or under different name variations or nicknames in the Contacts app. You can manually link and unify all these info and put them under one place or profile.
  • Page 50: Your Precious Moments

    NOTE: Screenshots are for reference only. Actual apps shown on-screen may vary per model. Capture moments Launching the Camera app Capture images and record videos using your ASUS Tablet’s Camera app. Refer to any of the steps below to open the Camera app. From the lock screen Drag down until the camera app is launched.
  • Page 51: Camera Home Screen

    Your ASUS Tablet’s camera is equipped with auto-scene detection and auto-image stabilizer features. It also features a video stabilization function that helps prevent shakiness while video recording. Tap the icons to start using your camera and explore the image and video features of your ASUS Tablet. Adjust...
  • Page 52: Camera Settings

    Camera settings Adjust the appearance of your captured images by configuring your camera’s settings using the steps below. IMPORTANT! Apply the settings first before taking images. On the camera’s home screen, tap > Scroll down and configure the available options. Chapter 4: Your precious moments...
  • Page 53: Video Settings

    Video settings Adjust the appearance of your recorded videos by configuring your camera’s settings using the steps below. IMPORTANT! Apply the settings first before taking images. On the camera’s home screen, tap > Scroll down and configure the available options. Others settings Adjust advanced settings to customize your camera.
  • Page 54: Advanced Camera Features

    Have fun during and after taking photos of your family and friends using the Beautification feature of your ASUS Tablet. When enabled, this feature allows you to make live beauty enhancements on your subject’s face before you press the shutter button.
  • Page 55 Take well-lit photos even on night time or on low-light situations using the Night feature of your ASUS Tablet. NOTE: Keep your hands steady before and while the ASUS Tablet is capturing the image to prevent blurry results. Capturing Night photos >...
  • Page 56: Depth Of Field

    Depth of field Take macro shots with a soft background using the Depth of Field. This feature suits close up photos of subjects for a more defined and dramatic result. Capturing Depth of Field photos > Depth of Field. From the Camera app screen, tap to start capturing photos.
  • Page 57: Gif Animation

    Take advantage of your rear camera’s high megapixel specs without worrying about pressing the shutter button. Using face-detection, you can set your ASUS Tablet to detect up to four faces using the rear camera then automatically capture your selfie or group selfie.
  • Page 58: Time Rewind

    Simulate the tilt-shift effect of DSLR lenses via the Miniature feature. Using this feature allows you to focus on specific areas of your subject, adding a bokeh effect that can be used on both photos and video using your ASUS Tablet. Capturing Miniature photos From the Camera app screen, tap >...
  • Page 59: All Smiles

    Slow motion videos. Time lapse The time lapse video feature of your ASUS Tablet allows you to capture stills for automatic time lapse playback. In effect, events seem to move in a fast-forward manner though they actually occured and were recorded between long intervals.
  • Page 60: Using The Gallery

    View images and play videos on your ASUS Tablet using the Gallery app. This app also allows you to edit, share, or delete image and video files stored in your ASUS Tablet. From Gallery, you can display images in a slideshow or tap to view the selected image or video file.
  • Page 61: Viewing The Photo Location

    Viewing the photo location Enable the location access on your ASUS Tablet, and get the location details on your photos. Your photos’ location details include the area where the photos are taken, as well a map of the location via Google Map.
  • Page 62: Sharing Files From The Gallery

    Editing images The Gallery also features its own image editing tools that you can use to enhance images saved on your ASUS Tablet. From the Gallery screen, tap the folder where the files are located. After opening the folder, tap the image you want to edit.
  • Page 63: Work Hard, Play Harder

    Your browser’s state-of-the-art Chromium-based engine lets you surf the Internet at a fast loading speed. IMPORTANT! Before doing any Internet surfing or Internet-related activities, ensure that your ASUS Tablet is connected to a Wi-Fi network. For more details, see the Staying connected section.
  • Page 64: Clearing The Browser Cache

    Key in an account name that you want to be displayed in the outgoing messages, then tap Next to log into your inbox. NOTE: If you want to set up your work account on your ASUS Tablet, ask for the email settings from your network administrator.
  • Page 65: Adding Email Accounts

    Setting up a Gmail account Set up your Gmail account to get into Google-related services and apps as well as receive, send, and browse emails right from your ASUS Tablet. Tap Google then tap Gmail. Tap Existing and key in your existing Gmail account and password, then tap NOTE: • Tap New if you do not own a Google account.
  • Page 66: Calendar

    Once finished, tap Done to save and exit. Adding accounts to Calendar Aside from creating an event logged on your ASUS Tablet, you can also use Calendar to create events that get automatically synced with your online accounts. But first, these accounts must be added to Calendar using the following steps: >...
  • Page 67: Creating An Event From Your Account

    Creating an event from your account After adding online accounts that you would like to sync with Calendar, you may now use your ASUS Tablet to create notifications for those online accounts by following these steps: > Calendar. Tap New Event to start creating a new event.
  • Page 68: Do It Later

    Do It Later Get hold of even the most trivial things in your busy life. Even when you’re too busy, reply to your emails, read news online, or add other important to-do tasks at your convenience. Mark your unread messages or emails and interesting web pages as Reply Later or Read Later items.
  • Page 69: Catching Up On My Online Reading Now

    Catching up on my online reading now You can retrieve pages that you’ve previously marked as read later tasks and catch up on your online reading at your convenience from the Do It Later app. From the Home screen, tap >...
  • Page 70: File Manager

    > MicroSD to view the contents of your microSD card. Accessing Cloud Storage IMPORTANT! Ensure that Wi-Fi or mobile network is enabled on your ASUS Tablet. For details, see the Staying connected section. To access files saved on your cloud storage accounts: >...
  • Page 71: Staying Connected

    Staying connected Wi-Fi The Wi-Fi technology of your ASUS Tablet gets you connected to the wireless world. Update your social media accounts, browse the Internet, or exchange data and messages wirelessly from your ASUS Tablet. Enabling Wi-Fi Launch the Settings screen by doing any of the following: •...
  • Page 72: Disabling Wi-Fi

    Quick Settings screen. Bluetooth® Use the Bluetooth feature of your ASUS Tablet to send or receive files and stream multimedia files with other smart devices over short distances. With Bluetooth, you can share your media files with your friends’ smart devices, send data for print with a Bluetooth printer, or play music files with a Bluetooth speaker.
  • Page 73: Pairing Your Asus Tablet To A Bluetooth® Device

    Pairing your ASUS Tablet to a Bluetooth® device Before using the Bluetooth feature of your ASUS Tablet in full scale, you have to pair it first with the Bluetooth device. The ASUS Tablet automatically stores the pairing connection of the Bluetooth device.
  • Page 74: Mobile Hotspot And Tethering

    Mobile Hotspot and Tethering When Wi-Fi service is not available, you can use your ASUS Tablet as a modem or turn it into a mobile hotspot to get Internet access on your laptop, tablet, and other mobile devices. IMPORTANT! Most mobile service providers may require a data plan for you to be able to use the tethering function.
  • Page 75: Mobile Hotspot

    Mobile Hotspot Turn your ASUS Tablet into a mobile hotspot to link with other devices. Do any of the following to launch the Settings screen: • Launch Quick settings then tap > Settings. • Tap Mobile Hotspot and Tethering > Mobile Hotspot.
  • Page 76: Bluetooth Tethering

    From the Mobile Hotspot and Tethering screen, tap Mobile Hotspot to turn on the mobile hotspot on your ASUS Tablet. Connect other devices to your ASUS Tablet’s hotspot connection the same way you connect to a Wi-Fi network. Bluetooth Tethering Enable Bluetooth tethering on your ASUS Tablet to share its Internet connection with other devices.
  • Page 77: Playto

    PlayTo PlayTo app lets you screencast your ASUS Tablet to a streaming-supported display. Doing this allows an external display to become a dual monitor or second screen to your ASUS Tablet. IMPORTANT! Your external display must have Miracast™ or DLNA® technology to support PlayTo app.
  • Page 78: Zen Everywhere

    Zen Everywhere Special Zen Tools Calculator One-swipe and a tap is all it takes to launch your Calculator. When you open the Quick settings panel, the Calculator icon is there visibly on top of the list. Tap it to get started with your computations.
  • Page 79: Quick Memo

    Creating a sticky note You can turn Quick Memo notes into a sticky note so you can view them anywhere on your ASUS Tablet. To create a sticky note, just tap on the pin icon on the upper right corner of Quick Memo after creating your note.
  • Page 80: Power Saver

    Power Saver Fully maximize or extend the power of your ASUS Tablet even when it is idle or while it stays connected to your network. Smartly customize the power settings for your frequent activities such as reading emails or watching videos.
  • Page 81: Maintain Your Zen

    You can store data, apps, or files on your ASUS Tablet (internal storage), on an external storage, or on an online storage. You need an internet connection to transfer or download your files on an online storage. Use the bundled USB cable to copy files to or from the computer to your ASUS Tablet.
  • Page 82: Securing Your Asus Tablet

    Use the security features of your ASUS Tablet to prevent unauthorized access of information. Unlocking your screen When the screen is locked, you can open it with the security unlocking options that the ASUS Tablet offers you. then tap Settings > Lock Screen.
  • Page 83 Key in at least four numbers to set a PIN. IMPORTANT! Ensure to remember the PIN that you created to unlock your device Pattern Slide your finger on the dots and create a pattern. IMPORTANT! You can create a pattern with a minimum of four dots. Ensure to remember the pattern that you created to unlock your device.
  • Page 84 Instant camera: Slide the Instant camera switch to ON to launch the Camera app even if your • ASUS Tablet is in idle mode by pressing the volume button twice. Owner info: Tap this to edit and key in the information that you want to appear even when •...
  • Page 85 Know your ASUS Tablet’s identity such as serial number, IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) number, or model number. This is important, as when you lose your ASUS Tablet, you can contact your mobile carrier and provide the information to blacklist the unauthorized use of your ASUS Tablet.
  • Page 86 Model name: P008 Manufacturer: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Address: 4F, No.150, LI-TE RD., PEITOU, TAIPEI 112, TAIWAN Authorised representative ASUS Computer International in USA: Address: 800 Corporate Way, Fremont CA, 94539...