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  • Page 1 ZE553KL User Guide...
  • Page 2: Care And Safety

    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 3: Proper Disposal

    DO NOT throw this product in fire. DO NOT short circuit the contacts. DO NOT disassemble this product. WARNING: This product may contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling. ZenTalk Fans Forum (
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Lock Screen .........................31 Customizing your lock screen ......................31 Customizing the quick access buttons ..................32 Fingerprint ID sensor ....................33 Starting your ASUS phone for the first time ................33 Setting up fingerprint ID from Settings ..................34 Work hard, play harder Chrome ........................36 Launching Chrome ..........................36...
  • Page 5 Accessing Cloud Storage ........................43 ZenFone Care ......................44 Keeping in touch Call in style ........................45 Dual SIM feature .....................45 Making calls ............................47 Receiving calls ......................51 Managing your call logs ..................51 Other call options ..........................53 Managing multiple calls ........................54 Recording calls .............................57 Managing contacts .....................58 Contacts Settings ..........................58 Setting up your profile ........................58...
  • Page 6 Connecting to a Wi-Fi network ................88 Disabling Wi-Fi ......................88 Bluetooth ® ......................................... 88 Enabling Bluetooth® ....................88 Pairing your ASUS Phone to a Bluetooth® device ..............89 Unpairing your ASUS Phone from the Bluetooth® device ............89 Tethering ........................90 Wi-Fi Hotspot ............................90 Bluetooth Tethering ..........................91 Travel and Maps Weather ........................92...
  • Page 7: Basics

    Explore the intuitive simplicity of ASUS Zen UI 3.0! ASUS Zen UI 3.0 is a charming and intuitive interface exclusively for ASUS Phones. 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 Phone.
  • Page 8: Get Your Asus Phone Ready

    • To avoid network connection and battery issues: • DO NOT place a metallic sticker on the antenna area. • DO NOT use a metallic protective frame/case on your ASUS Phone. • D O NOT cover the antenna area with your hands or other objects while using some functions such as making calls or using the mobile data connection. • We recommend that you use ASUS-compatible screen protectors. Using non-ASUS-compatible screen protectors may cause your ASUS Phone's sensor to malfunction. NOTES: • The USB Type-C port supports USB 2.0 transfer rate. • The Nano SIM card slots support FDD-LTE, TD-LTE, TD-SCDMA (CN Version), WCDMA/HSPA+/DC- HSDPA, and GSM/GPRS/EDGE network bands. • The MicroSD card slot supports MicroSD and MicroSDHC card formats. IMPORTANT! • We do not recommend using a screen protector as it can interfere with the proximity sensor. If you...
  • Page 9 3. Insert the Nano SIM card(s) into the Nano SIM card slot(s). IMPORTANT! Use only a standard Nano SIM card on your ASUS Phone. A trimmed SIM card may not properly fit into and may not be detected by your ASUS Phone.
  • Page 10 CAUTION: Do not use sharp tools or solvent on your device to avoid scratches on it. Removing a Nano SIM card CAUTION: Be extra careful when handling a Nano SIM card. ASUS is not responsible for any loss or damage incurred to your Nano SIM card. To remove a Nano SIM card: 1.
  • Page 11: Installing 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.
  • Page 12: 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, tap > Settings > Storage & USB, then under Portable storage, click beside SD card. To remove a memory card: 1. Turn off your device. 2. Push a pin into the hole on the Nano SIM, Nano SIM / MicroSD combo card slot to eject the tray out.
  • Page 13 Charging your ASUS Phone Your ASUS Phone 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! • For safety purposes, use ONLY the bundled power adapter and cable to avoid damaging your device and prevent the risk of injury.
  • Page 14 ASUS Phone. • The input voltage range between the wall outlet and this adapter is AC 100V - 240V. The output voltage of the device +5V 2A, 10W. 4. When fully-charged, disconnect the USB cable from your ASUS Phone first before unplugging the AC power adapter from the power outlet. NOTES: • You can use your device while charging but it may take longer to fully charge the device.
  • Page 15: Sleep Mode

    Press and hold the power button, then when prompted, tap Power off then tap OK. Sleep mode To put your device in sleep mode, press the power button once until the screen turns off. Power key Charging other devices Use your ASUS Phone to power-charge other mobile devices. Chapter 1: Basics...
  • Page 16: Starting For The First Time

    Wi-Fi, sync accounts, and configure your location services. Use your Google or ASUS account to set up your device, if you do not have a Google or ASUS account yet, go ahead and create one.
  • Page 17 Battery power conservation tips The battery charge is the lifeline of your ASUS Phone. Here are some battery power conservation tips that helps preserve the power of your ASUS Phone battery. – Close all running apps that are not in use.
  • Page 18: Using The Touchscreen

    Using the touchscreen Use these gestures on the touchscreen to launch apps, access some settings, and navigate your ASUS Phone. 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: • To move an app or widget, tap and hold then drag it to the location where you want it to be. • To delete an app or widget from the Home screen, tap and hold then drag it up to Remove. Chapter 1: Basics...
  • Page 19: Moving Through Pages Or Screens

    Moving through pages or screens Do any of the following: • Swipe your finger to the left or to the right to switch between screens or to flip through a Gallery of images. • Scroll your finger up or down to go through web pages or list of items. 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. Chapter 1: Basics...
  • Page 20: Zooming Out

    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. NOTE: You may not be able to zoom in/out of some web pages as these pages may have been designed specifically to fit your mobile screen. Chapter 1: Basics...
  • Page 21: There's No Place Like Home

    There’s no place like Home There’s no place like Home Zen Home features Home screen Get reminders of important events, app and system updates, weather forecasts, and text messages from people who really matter to you, right from your Home screen. Swipe down this area once to display System notifications Swipe down this area twice to display Quick settings Tap to display Time settings...
  • Page 22 Understanding notification icons These icons are shown on the status bar and will guide you of the current status of your ASUS Phone. Mobile network Shows the signal strength of your mobile network. SIM card 1 Shows that a Nano SIM card is inserted in Nano SIM card slot 1.
  • Page 23: Quick Settings

    ASUS Phone. Each of these features are represented by a button. To launch the Quick settings panel, swipe down from the upper right corner of your ASUS Phone. NOTE: A blue button indicates that the feature is currently enabled while a gray button indicates a disabled feature.
  • Page 24: System Notifications

    To add or remove existing buttons from the ASUS Quick Settings notification panel: 1. Launch Quick settings then tap 2. Tap the box beside the feature to add or remove it from the ASUS Quick Setting 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 25: 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 26 Removing app shortcuts or widgets From your Home screen, tap and hold an app or widget, then drag it to Remove on top of your screen. The app that you’ve removed from your Home screen will remain in the All Apps screen. NOTE: You can also tap on your Home screen to view All Apps and Widgets.
  • Page 27: Wallpapers

    Wallpapers Let your apps, icons, and other Zen elements sit on an attractively designed wallpaper. You can download icon packs and wallpapers from the Internet. You can also select an animated wallpaper to make your screen come alive. Tap to view the online icon packs Tap to view the online wallpapers Tap to add more icon packs and wallpapers to My collection Tap to download the wallpapers or icon packs...
  • Page 28: Easy Mode

    Easy Mode Navigate your ASUS Phone better with Easy Mode, an intuitive interface with large icons, buttons, and font size for better readability and easier user experience . You can also quickly do your core tasks such as making calls, sending messages, and more in Easy Mode.
  • Page 29: Adding Shortcuts

    Adding shortcuts In Easy Mode, you can add up to thirty six (36) app shortcuts on the Home screen. 1. Swipe to the right of the Home screen, then tap 2. From the All apps screen, select the app that you want to add to the list. Removing shortcuts Do the following: 1.
  • Page 30: Setting Up The Date And Time

    Set up the sound for your phone ringtone, notifications such as text messages, emails, and event alerts. You can also choose to enable or disable the dial pad touch tones, touch sounds, screen lock sound, or you can choose to have your ASUS Phone vibrate when you tap on it. To set up the sound settings: 1. Launch the Settings screen by doing any of the following:...
  • Page 31: Lock Screen

    2. Scroll down the Settings screen and select Lock screen. 3. In the next screen, tap Screen lock. 4. Tap the screen lock option you would like to use. NOTE: For more details, see Securing your ASUS Phone. Chapter 2: There’s no place like Home...
  • Page 32: Customizing The Quick Access Buttons

    Customizing the quick access buttons By default, your lock screen includes quick access buttons for these apps: Phone, Messaging, and Camera. Change this default settings and customize these buttons to launch other apps on the lock screen using the following steps: 1. Launch Quick settings then tap 2. Scroll down the Settings screen and select Lock screen. 3. Tap Quick Access under Display. 4.
  • Page 33: Fingerprint Id Sensor

    Fingerprint ID sensor Fingerprint ID sensor prevents others from using your ASUS phone without your permission. You can use your fingerprint to unlock your device, access your phone calls and data. When you set up your fingerprint ID, you also need to set up your screen lock method for device startup.
  • Page 34: Setting Up Fingerprint Id From Settings

    Setting up fingerprint ID from Settings To set up your fingerprint ID from Settings: 1. Ensure that the fingerprint scanner and your finger are clean and dry. 2. Launch the Settings screen by doing any of the following: • Launch Quick settings then tap • > Settings. 3. Scroll down the Settings screen and select Fingerprint. 4.
  • Page 35 5. Tap Manage Fingerprints and select the screen lock option you would like to use, and follow the on-screen instructions to set up the screen lock function. NOTE: For more details, see Securing your ASUS Phone. 6. Click Add a fingerprint.
  • Page 36: Work Hard, Play Harder

    If you don’t have a Google account, register for one. NOTE: For details on creating a Google account, see Gmail. IMPORTANT! Before doing any Internet surfing or Internet-related activities, ensure that your ASUS Staying connected.
  • Page 37: Adding A New Tab

    . To view your favorite pages, tap > Bookmarks, then select the page you want to view or access. Sharing pages Share interesting pages from your ASUS Phone to others via an email account, cloud storage account, Bluetooth, or other ASUS Phone apps. 1. Launch Chrome.
  • Page 38: Clearing The Browsing Data

    Clearing the browsing data Clear the browsing data that are temporarily stored in your ASUS Phone to improve the loading performance of your Chrome browser. The browsing data includes browsing history, cache, cookies/site data, saved passwords, and autofill data. 1. Launch the browser. > Settings > Privacy > CLEAR BROWSING DATA.
  • Page 39: Gmail

    4. Enter your email address. To create a new Google account, tap Or create a new account. 5. Follow the next steps to sign in to your Google account. NOTE: If you want to set up your work account on your ASUS Phone, ask for the email settings from your network administrator.
  • Page 40: Google Calendar

    Google Calendar Bring your schedule to life and keep track of all your important events or reminders. Events that you create or edit will automatically sync with all Google Calendar versions that you’ve logged into. Creating events To create an event: 1. From the Home screen, tap Google > Calendar. then tap Event.
  • Page 41: Creating Reminders

    Creating reminders To create a reminder: 1. From the Home screen, Google > Calendar. 2. Tap then tap Reminder. 3. Enter your reminder name and tap DONE. 4. Set the date and time for the reminder. You may set the reminder as an all-day or recurring reminder.
  • Page 42: Do It Later

    Calling later You can set a task to call someone at your convenient time from the Do It Later. To call later: 1. From the Home screen, tap ASUS > Do It Later. 2. Tap then tap 3. Find the contact that you want to call later.
  • Page 43: Deleting To-Do Tasks

    ASUS Phone and its connected external storage devices. Accessing the internal storage To access the internal storage: 1. Tap ASUS > File Manager. > Internal storage to view the contents of your ASUS Phone then tap an item to select. 2. Tap Accessing the external storage device To access the external storage device: 1.
  • Page 44: Zenfone Care

    ZenFone Care Find answers from FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) or directly interact with other Zen UI users to find and share solutions about ZenUI 3.0 apps. To access ZenFone Care: > ZenFone Care 1. Tap 2. Tap ZenUI FAQs, then select the app that you want to find answers for. Chapter 3: Work hard, play harder...
  • Page 45: Keeping In Touch

    Keeping in touch Keeping in touch Call in style Dual SIM feature The dual SIM feature of your ASUS Phone lets you manage the settings of the installed Nano SIM cards. With this feature, you can enable/disable the Nano SIM cards, or set one as a preferred network. Renaming your SIM cards Change the names of your Nano SIM cards on your ASUS Phone so that you can identify them easily.
  • Page 46 Assign a SIM card as your preferred SIM for voice calls and data services. SIM card for voice calls When you make a call, your ASUS Phone automatically uses the preferred SIM card to connect the call. To assign a SIM card for voice calls, tap Voice call then tap the SIM that you want to use.
  • Page 47: Making Calls

    Making calls Your ASUS Phone offers you many ways to make a call. Call your friends from your contacts list, smart dial to quickly place a call, or enter a speed-dial number to call your frequently-called contact. NOTE: Organize your contacts in the Contacts app. For details, see Managing contacts.
  • Page 48 Auto-dialing an extension number You can insert a short or long pause after dialing the main number, then the extension number is dialed automatically. 1. From the Phone app, enter the main number. 2. To insert a pause, tap and hold * until a comma (,) appears. 3.
  • Page 49 Creating a speed dial entry Create speed dial entries from digits 2 to 9 for your frequently-called contacts. 1. From the Phone app, do any of the following: • Tap and hold any digits from 2 to 9, then tap OK on the Speed Dial confirmation screen. • >...
  • Page 50: Home Dialing

    Home dialing When you’re on a trip abroad, enabling and configuring the Home dialing settings make it easier for you to quickly call home. NOTE: Using a roaming service will incur additional charges. Inquire from your mobile service provider before using the roaming service. 1. Launch the Settings screen by doing any of the following: •...
  • Page 51: Receiving Calls

    Receiving calls The touch screen of your ASUS Phone lights up when there is an incoming call. The display of the incoming call also varies, depending on the status of your ASUS Phone. Answering calls There are two ways to answer a call depending on the status of your ASUS Phone: • If your device is active, tap Answer or to reject a call, tap Dismiss.
  • Page 52: Blocking Calls

    Blocking calls You can add a number or call from your call log to your block list. 1. From the Phone app, tap to display your call logs. 2. Select the number that you want to block, tap > Add to block list, then tap OK. Saving calls to Contacts You can add a call/number from your call logs to your contacts list.
  • Page 53: Other Call Options

    Other call options During an active call, tap and tap any of the possible call options for when a call is in progress. Microphone Turns the microphone for the active call on or off. When the microphone is off or in mute mode, you can hear the caller but the caller can’t hear you.
  • Page 54: Managing Multiple Calls

    Managing multiple calls Your ASUS Phone provides you the convenience of making or taking two calls. You can also set up a conference call that suits for business meetings, party lines, and other group calls. Answering another call While you are talking on your ASUS Phone, you can hear a beeping sound, indicating of another incoming call.
  • Page 55: Setting Up A Conference Call

    Setting up a conference call Your ASUS Phone, together with its GSM capability, can set up a conference call of up to five (5) people. During a call, you can add more contacts and merge all calls into one conference call.
  • Page 56: Managing A Conference Call

    Managing a conference call During the conference call, you can separate the contact from the conference group for private conversation, or disconnect a contact from the conference call. 1. From the Conference call screen, tap Manage conference call to open a list of contacts in the conference call.
  • Page 57: Recording Calls

    Recording calls Your ASUS Phone allows you to record a conversation for future reference or information. 1. Call a contact or dial a number. 2. Tap to record the call. IMPORTANT! Before recording a call, ensure that you ask for permission from the other party or parties.
  • Page 58: Managing Contacts

    1. Launch the Contacts app then tap Set up my profile or ME. NOTE: ME appears when you’ve set up your Google account on your ASUS Phone. 2. Fill in your info such as mobile or home number. To add other info, tap Add another field.
  • Page 59: 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. 1. Launch the Contacts app then tap 2. Select Device. NOTES: • You can also save the contact to your SIM card or an email account.
  • Page 60: 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. 1. Launch the Contacts app then select the contact whose info or profile you want to edit or customize.
  • Page 61: Marking Your Favorite Contacts

    • You can also set a favorite contact as a VIP. For more details, refer to the section Setting up your VIPs. Importing contacts Import your contacts and their respective data from one contact source to your ASUS Phone, email account, or a SIM card. 1. Tap ASUS > Contacts then tap > Manage contacts. 2. Tap Import/export then select from the following importing options: a. Import from SIM 1 card/Import from SIM 2 card...
  • Page 62: Exporting Contacts

    Exporting contacts Export your contacts to any of the storage accounts in your ASUS Phone. 1. Tap ASUS > Contacts then tap > Manage contacts. 2. Tap Import/export then select from the following exporting options: a. Export to SIM 1 card/Export to SIM 2 card b. Export to storage 3. Tap to select the contacts from the following accounts: a. All contacts b. Email account/s...
  • Page 63: Social Networking With Your Contacts

    IMPORTANT! Before you can integrate social network accounts of your contacts, you need to log in to your social network account and sync its settings. Syncing your social network account Sync your social network account to add the social network accounts of your contacts to your ASUS Phone. 1. Do any of the following to launch the Settings app: •...
  • Page 64: Linking Your Contacts' Info

    2. Tap then tap Backup call log. 3. Tap Backup call log to device to save the call log backup in your ASUS Phone. To email the call log backup, tap Backup call log to device and send out. 4. Key in a backup file name then tap OK. After the backup is successful, tap OK.
  • Page 65: Call Settings

    Set up the ringtone for your SIM 1 or SIM 2 card. Vibrate when ringing Tick when you want your ASUS Phone to vibrate when it rings. Call forwarding Use this feature if you want to send calls to another number on any of these conditions: Always forward, Forward when busy, Forward when unanswered, and Forward when unreachable.
  • Page 66: Send Messages And More

    Additional settings Enable new message Play notification tone for new incoming message during a call. notification Calling accounts Configure the SIP account and other phone settings. Send messages and more Google Messenger Google Messenger, an intuitive and delightful app, lets you send/receive SMS/MMS messages, as well as send group texts, photos, or audio messages. You can add emojis or stickers to your messages, share your location, archive your messages, and easily block SMS senders.
  • Page 67: Fun And Entertainment

    Fun and entertainment Fun and entertainment Using a headset Have the freedom to do other things while you’re in a call or enjoy listening to your favorite music, using a headset. Connecting the audio jack Insert the 3.5mm headset jack into the audio port of your device. WARNING! • Do not insert other objects into the audio jack port.
  • Page 68: Google Play Music

    Sign in to your Google or Gmail account to be able to use Google Play Music. Once you've signed in to your acccount, all music files on your ASUS Phone, including the uploaded or purchased ones from Google Play, are added to your library.
  • Page 69: Fm Radio

    FM Radio Listen to your favorite local radio stations using your ASUS Phone. 1. Connect the bundled headset with your ASUS Phone. 2. Tap > FM Radio. Tap and select any of these three options: Turn on speaker, Sleep timer, and Band Selection Tap to turn off the FM Radio...
  • Page 70: Scanning For Local Stations

    Scanning for local stations To scan for stations in your area, tap to automatically scan for your local radio stations. The available local stations are displayed on the FM Radio screen. Tuning to another frequency Do the following if you want to listen to a specific radio station: 1. From the FM Radio app, tap the current radio station. 2.
  • Page 71: Your Precious Moments

    Your precious moments Your precious moments Capture moments Launching the Camera app Capture images and record videos using your ASUS Phone’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 72: Using Camera For The First Time

    Tutorial If it is your first time to use your ASUS Phone’s camera, you will encounter the following tutorial screen after launching the Camera app. Refer to the following steps to proceed from this screen. 1. On the Tutorial screen, tap Skip if you want to skip viewing or Start to view the basic tutorial about using Camera.
  • Page 73: Camera Home Screen

    Your ASUS Phone’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 Phone. Adjust settings...
  • Page 74: Image Settings

    Image 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. 1. On the camera’s home screen, tap > 2. Scroll down and configure the available options. Image Configure the image quality using these options.
  • Page 75: 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. 1. On the camera’s home screen, tap > 2. Scroll down and configure the available options. Image Configure the video quality using these options.
  • Page 76: Advanced Camera Features

    Have fun during and after taking photos of your family and friends using the Beautification feature of your ASUS Phone. When enabled, this feature allows you to make live beauty enhancements on your subject’s face before you press the shutter button.
  • Page 77: Depth Of Field

    > Selfie. 3. Tap to choose how many people should be included in the photo. 4. Use the rear camera to detect faces and wait for your ASUS Phone to start beeping, counting down until it captures the photo. 5. Tap to save the photo.
  • Page 78: Gif Animation

    Capturing panoramic photos 1. From the Camera app’s home screen, tap > Panorama. 2. Tap then pan your ASUS Phone to the left or right to capture the scenery. NOTE: While panning your ASUS Phone, a timeline of thumbnails appears on the lower part of your screen as it captures the scenery. 3. Tap when finished.
  • Page 79: Time Rewind

    Time Rewind After selecting Time Rewind, your shutter starts taking burst shots two seconds before you actually press the shutter button. As a result, you get a timeline of images where you can choose the best image to save on your Gallery. NOTE: The Time Rewind feature can only be used on the rear camera.
  • Page 80: Time Lapse

    Time lapse The time lapse video feature of your ASUS Phone 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 81: Using The Gallery

    View images and play videos on your ASUS Phone using the Gallery app. This app also allows you to edit, share, or delete image and video files stored in your ASUS Phone. From Gallery, you can display images in a slideshow or tap to view the selected image or video file.
  • Page 82: Viewing The Photo Location

    Viewing the photo location Enable the location access on your ASUS Phone, 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 or Baidu (in China only).
  • Page 83: 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 Phone. 1. From the Gallery screen, tap the folder where the files are located. 2. After opening the folder, tap the image you want to edit.
  • Page 84: Using Minimovie

    Using MiniMovie Turn photos into a theme-designed movie or general slideshow video using the MiniMovie app. To create a MiniMovie: 1. From your Home screen, tap > MiniMovie to launch the MiniMovie app. 2. Tap Allow to allow MiniMovie to access the photos in your phone. 3.
  • Page 85 5. Select the folder containing the photos for the movie or slideshow that you want to create. Tap to select photos from the cloud services Tap to select a photo folder Tap to select a photo and tap again to deselect it Tap to deselect the selected photos...
  • Page 86: Photocollage

    PhotoCollage Use the PhotoCollage app to create a collage from your collection of photos. To launch the PhotoCollage app, tap from your Home screen then tap PhotoCollage. Tap to create magazine-style collages Tap to use more photo effects Tap to create collages with different grids Tap to design your own stickers Tap to get more stickers...
  • Page 87: Staying Connected

    • For more details on your mobile network charges/fees and setttings, contact your mobile service provider. Wi-Fi The Wi-Fi technology of your ASUS Phone gets you connected to the wireless world. Update your social media accounts, browse the Internet, or exchange data and messages wirelessly from your ASUS Phone. Enabling Wi-Fi 1. Launch the Settings screen by doing any of the following:...
  • Page 88: Connecting To A Wi-Fi Network

    Bluetooth ® Use the Bluetooth feature of your ASUS Phone 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 Bluetooh printer, or play music files with a Bluetooth speaker.
  • Page 89: Pairing Your Asus Phone To A Bluetooth® Device

    Pairing your ASUS Phone to a Bluetooth® device Before using the Bluetooth feature of your ASUS Phone in full scale, you have to pair it first with the Bluetooth device. The ASUS Phone automatically stores the pairing connection of the Bluetooth device.
  • Page 90: Tethering

    Tethering When Wi-Fi service is not available, you can use your ASUS Phone as a modem or turn it into a Wi-Fi 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 91: Bluetooth Tethering

    4. From the Tethering screen, slide Portable Wi-Fi hotspot to ON. 5. Connect other devices to your ASUS Phone’s hotspot connection the same way you connect to a Wi-Fi network. Bluetooth Tethering Enable Bluetooth on your ASUS Phone and use it as a modem for Internet access on your Bluetooth-enabled mobile devices such as a laptop or a tablet.
  • Page 92: Travel And Maps

    Travel and Maps Travel and Maps Weather Get real-time weather updates straight from your ASUS Phone 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: • > Weather.
  • Page 93: Weather Home Screen

    Weather home screen Set up and get your current location’s weather updates as well as other parts of the world. You can display the weather updates or daily weather forecast on the What’s Next widget or app, and on the Calendar app.
  • Page 94: Clock

    Clock Customize the time zone settings of your ASUS Phone, set alarms, and use your ASUS Phone as a stop watch using the Clock app. Launching Clock Launch the Clock app using either of the following options: • > Clock. • From your ASUS Phone’s home screen, tap the digital clock display.
  • Page 95: Alarm Clock

    Alarm clock to access the alarm clock settings of your ASUS Phone. Tap this to access the settings of the alarm clock feature. Tap this to delete any of the previously set alarms. Tap this to set a new alarm time.
  • Page 96: Timer

    You may set multiple timer options for your ASUS Phone. To do this, follow the steps below: Setting the timer 1. Tap to access the timer feature of your ASUS Phone. Tap this to access the settings of the timer feature. Tap to set the ringtone for the timer. Tap this to delete the preset timer.
  • Page 97: Zen Everywhere

    Special Zen Tools Flashlight You can turn your ASUS Phone to an instant flashlight by launching your Quick settings panel from any screen or any open app. From the Quick settings panel, simply tap on the Flashlight icon to activate its function.
  • Page 98 Flashlight menu options Tap this to enable or disable the flashlight mode. Tap this to enable or disable the SOS mode. Tap any of these icons to toggle between the flashlight’s speed while blinking. Tap this to access the Flashlight settings. Tap this to turn on or turn off the light.
  • Page 99: Power & Boost

    Power & Boost Power & Boost function is to optimize device performance after the device is being used for a period of time. This function will close unused processes that are running in the background in order to retrieve more system memory and extend the battery life. Launch the Power & Boost app using either of the following options: •...
  • Page 100: Calculator

    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. Tap this to enable the calculator Calculator screen Chapter 9: Zen Everywhere...
  • Page 101: Auto-Start Manager

    Auto-start Manager You can enable or disable the Auto-Start function of apps to free up more system memory and extend the battery life. To launch the Auto-start Manager app: > Auto-start Manager. • From your Home screen, tap • From the Quick settings panel, tap on the Auto-start Manager icon. Tap this to launch Auto-start Manager Auto-start Manager screen Tap this to free up the memory and boost...
  • Page 102: Quick Memo

    Creating a sticky note You can turn Quick memo notes into a sticky note so you can view them wherever, on your ASUS Phone. To create a sticky note, just tap on the pin icon on the upper right corner of Quick memo after creating your note.
  • Page 103: Sound Recorder

    Sound Recorder Record audio files using your ASUS Phone by enabling the Sound Recorder app. Launching Sound Recorder > Sound Recorder. To launch Sound Recorder, tap Tap to customize the Sound Recorder settings Tap to view the list of saved audio recording files...
  • Page 104: Recording List

    Pausing a recording During a paused recording, you can choose to resume, delete, or save the recording. Tap to delete the recording Tap to resume the recording Tap to save the recording Recording List From the Recording List, you can play, rename, share, or delete a saved audio recording file. To view your recording list, tap from the Sound Recorder main screen.
  • Page 105: Mobile Manager

    Mobile Manager ASUS Mobile Manager provides an integrated interface for several apps that are designed to optimize device performance, manage the phone power, storage usage and system notifications. To launch the ASUS Mobile Manager app, tap from your Home screen then tap Mobile Manager.
  • Page 106: Bluelight Filter

    Bluelight Filter Bluelight Filter provides a mild paper-like display that reduces eye strain for a comfortable reading experience on your ASUS Phone. To enable Bluelight Filter: • From the Quick settings panel, tap on the Bluelight Filter icon. Tap to enable bluelight filter...
  • Page 107: Maintain Your Zen

    You can store data, apps, or files on your ASUS Phone (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 Phone.
  • Page 108: Securing Your Asus Phone

    Use the security features of your ASUS Phone to prevent unauthorized calls or access of information. Unlocking your screen When the screen is locked, you can open it with the security unlocking options that the ASUS Phone offers you. 1. Tap then tap Settings >...
  • Page 109 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 110 • Instant camera: Slide the Instant camera switch to ON to launch the Camera app even if your ASUS Phone is in idle mode by pressing the volume button twice. • Lock screen message: Tap this to edit and key in the information that you want to appear even when your screen is locked.
  • Page 111 Know your ASUS Phone’s identity such as serial number, IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) number, or model number. This is important, as when you may lose your ASUS Phone, you can contact your mobile carrier and provide the information to blacklist the unauthorized use of your ASUS Phone.
  • Page 112: Appendix

    Appendix Appendix Notices Federal Communications Commission Statement This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user‘s authority to operate the equipment.
  • Page 113 C et appareil doit tolérer tout type d’interférences, y compris celles susceptibles de provoquer un fonctionnement non souhaité de l’appareil. Radio Frequency (RF) Exposure Information The radiated output power of the Wireless Device is below the Industry Canada (IC) radio frequency exposure limits.
  • Page 114 FCC RF exposure guidelines. SAR information on this device is on file with the FCC and can be found under the Display Grant section of after searching on FCC ID: MSQZ01HD. NOTE: The FCC statement and IC notices are for ASUS_Z01HD only. EU Radio Equipment Directive Compliance Simplified EU Declaration of Conformity Hereby, ASUSTek Computer Inc. declares that the radio equipment type ASUS_Z01HD/Z01HDA is in compliance with Directive 2014/53/EU. Full text of EU declaration of conformity is available at (Search for ZE553KL) RF Output Table Items Maximum Radio-Frequency Output Power Items Maximum Radio-Frequency Output Power Table Table Bluetooth RF 4.85 (dBm)
  • Page 115 NOTE: This RF output power table is for EU member states, the EEA States, the EFTA States and Turkey only. The frequency range and the RF output power may differ from other non-EU countries. RF Exposure and SAR Compliance This Asus product has been tested and meets applicable European SAR limits. The SAR limit is 2.0 W/kg in countries that set the limit averaged over 10 grams of tissue. The specific maximum SAR values for this device are as follows: Head: 0 .558 W/Kg (ASUS__Z01HD) / 0.426 W/Kg (ASUS__Z01HDA)
  • Page 116 (PBDEs) in concentrations exceeding 0.1% by weight in homogenous materials and 0.01 % by weight in homogenous materials for cadmium, except for the exemptions listed in Schedule II of the Rule. Model name: A SUS_Z01HD (ZE553KL) ASUS_Z01HDA (ZE553KL) Manufacturer: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
  • Page 117: Index

    - see also Call Settings 65 - adding 25 - see also Contacts 58 - removing 26 - see Callbacks 51 ASUS Phone 8 - see Call logs 51 - chargiing 13 - see Extension number 47 - microSD card...
  • Page 118 - data service 46 Fingerprint 33 - renaming 45 Setting up fingerprint ID from Settings 34 - voice calls 46 Starting your ASUS phone for the first time Miniature 79 - see also Advanced camera features 76 First-time startup 16 Mobile network 87...
  • Page 119 Weather 92 - launching 92 Quick Memo 102 - Weather home screen 93 Quick settings 23 What’s Next - adding or removing buttons 24 - getting the weather updates - see also Weather 92 Widgets 25 Ringtone Wi-Fi 87 - setting up 30 - connecting 88 - disabling 88 - enabling 87...