Table of contents - 3 A B L E O F C O N T E N T S Getting started with your tablet Data saver (background data) ....29 Features and functions ......4 Browsing the internet ......30 Unpacking your tablet......
Your new tablet comes packed in a protective box. Carefully unpack the box and remove the contents. If any of the following items are missing or damaged, contact your dealer immediately: • Acer Iconia tablet • Product setup and safety information • USB cable •...
Getting started with your tablet - 5 Getting to know your tablet Views 1 2 3 No. Item Description Long press to turn the tablet on, press briefly to turn the screen on/off or enter Power button sleep mode; press and hold to turn the tablet off.
Turning on for the first time To turn on your tablet, press and hold the power button until you see the Acer logo. Wait a moment for your tablet to boot up. You will then be asked some questions before you can use your tablet.
Getting started with your tablet - 7 If the tablet’s screen turns off, it has entered sleep mode. Briefly press the power button to wake it up. For more information see Waking your tablet on page Sign in to or create a Google account If you have Internet access, your tablet allows you to synchronize information with a Google account.
8 - Charging your tablet H A R G I N G Y O U R T A B L E T Assembling the power adapter Your tablet is bundled with one of two types of USB power adapters: a fixed-prong type or a removable-prong type.
Connect the power connector to your tablet and plug the AC adapter into any AC outlet. Warning Only use an Acer-approved adapter to charge your device. Note It is normal for the tablet surface to become warm during charging or long...
10 - Using your tablet S IN G Y O U R T A B L E T Using the touchscreen Your tablet uses a touchscreen for selecting items and entering information. Use your finger to tap the screen. Tap: Touch the screen once to open items and select options. Swipe: Quickly swipe your finger across the screen to switch screens or open lists of options or information.
Using your tablet - 11 Using the Home screens The Home screen provides controls and information. Status and notification bar Search Iconia Suite Favorites bar Navigation Note Bundled apps differ depending on region and configuration. Swipe the Home screen left to see most apps installed on your tablet. If you need more space, you can extend the Home screen to give you more screens to add app icons or widgets.
12 - Using your tablet Navigation To navigate through menus and options, three (or more) icons are shown at the Back Home Overview bottom of the screen. Back Tap this icon to go to the previous page, or to go up one level in a menu.
Using your tablet - 13 Iconia Suite The Iconia Suite icon is in the middle of the Favorites bar. Tap the Iconia icon for more information on installed apps and features. Note When you first open the Iconia Suite drawer, you will see a summary of the Iconia apps or features.
14 - Using your tablet Access requests When you first open some apps, or use certain functions, your tablet will ask for permission to access some features or information. To allow the app to fully function tap Allow or OK, but if you do not want to share some information you can choose to Cancel or Deny access;...
Using your tablet - 15 names of apps installed on your tablet, settings, media files from Google Play apps, contacts, bookmarks, and browsing history. Note You can choose what information is included in tablet searches. Swipe right from the Home Screen to open the Google App screen and tap the Menu icon in the top-left corner of the screen.
16 - Using your tablet Status and notification area Status and notification icons are shown at the top of the screen. The top-right corner displays status information such as the time, battery status, and connectivity. The top-left corner displays event notifications, such as new message alerts.
Using your tablet - 17 Icon Name Description Tap to toggle Wi-Fi on and display Wi-Fi settings. Wi-Fi Small "up" and "down" arrows mean information is being transmitted. Tap to see battery charge levels and access Battery usage Battery Saver settings. Do not disturb Tap to silence some or all notifications or alarms.
18 - Using your tablet screen and the Overview of recently opened apps will open on the other side. Tap on a compatible app to view and use both at the same time. Note You may view two tabs from Chrome in split-screen mode. Open Chrome with more than one tab while in split-screen mode;...
Using your tablet - 19 Personalizing Home screens You can personalize your Home screen by moving apps, adding or removing widgets, creating folders and by changing the wallpaper. Moving an app or folder Tap and hold an app or folder you want to move. To view information about the app, drag it to App info at the top of the screen.
20 - Using your tablet Adding folders to a Home screen You can also add folders to your Home screen. To create a new folder drag and drop an app icon onto another app icon. This will create an "Unnamed Folder". Tap the folder icon and then tap the name of the folder to rename it.
Using your tablet - 21 Adding widgets to a Home screen Tap and hold any open space on a Home screen, then tap Widgets. To move a widget to the Home screen, tap and hold an item until it is selected.
22 - Using your tablet If the list of locations is not visible, tap the Menu icon The virtual keyboard When you tap a text box to enter text, an virtual keyboard will appear. Simply tap on keys to enter text. Note The layout of the keyboard (and some button icons) vary slightly, depending on the app and information that is required.
Using your tablet - 23 Changing Google keyboard settings To use a different keyboard language or change settings, swipe left to the list of apps and tap Settings. Tap Languages & input and tap the option you want to modify. Predictive text or auto correction The Google keyboard can provide predictive text input.
24 - Using your tablet Selecting text To select text that you want to cut, copy, delete or replace: 1. Tap the text you want to select. If you can select this text, a cursor is inserted below the text. 2.
Using your tablet - 25 • Set which days to repeat the alarm. • Set a ringtone. to delete an alarm. Waking your tablet If the screen is off and the tablet does not react to any taps on the screen, then it has been locked and is in sleep mode.
26 - Connecting devices to your tablet O N N E C T I N G D E V I C E S T O Y O U R T A B L E T Connecting to AC power See Charging your tablet on page 8 Inserting a microSD card You may install a microSD card to expand your device's storage space.
Connecting devices to your tablet - 27 Your device will now be available as a drive in your computer’s file explorer. For USB options, swipe down from the top of the screen to display the notification area and tap USB for file transfer to choose whether to Transfer files (the recommended option) or Transfer photos (PTP).
Only A2DP stereo headsets (playback only, no microphone) are supported. Note Please check for updates to the tablet's software which may add support for additional Bluetooth devices (open Settings > About tablet > System updates > CHECK NOW. Accessories For a complete list of accessories, visit store.acer.com.
Going online - 29 O I N G O N LI N E Managing Wi-Fi connections If you did not connect to a Wi-Fi network when you first started your tablet, or want to connect to a new network, swipe left to the list of apps and tap Settings >...
30 - Going online Browsing the internet In order to browse the internet with your tablet, you must be connected to a network with a connection to the internet. Using the browser To start browsing, tap the Chrome icon on the Home screen. To enter a website address, tap the address box at the top of the page.
Going online - 31 Chrome enables you to open multiple tabs. When a page is open, tap the small New tab button. Simply tap one of the open tabs across the top of the screen to switch pages. New tab Google services Note Apps may not be available in all countries and regions.
32 - Going online Composing an email 1. Make sure your tablet is connected to the internet. 2. Open Gmail from the Home screen. 3. Tap 4. Enter the recipient's email address, the subject and message. 5. When you have finished composing your message, tap Voice Search in Chrome Note Voice Search is available only in selected regions.
Going online - 33 Play Store Tap Play Store from the Home screen. Here you can obtain a variety of add-on programs and apps to enhance the functionality of your tablet. The contents and design of Google Play varies by region. For example, in some regions, you can also browse for and purchase movies, books, magazines, or music.
34 - Going online You may keep track of the download progress from both the app’s page and your device’s notification area. Important Some apps may require payment before you can download them. Add a payment method in order to pay for these apps, such as redeeming a Google Play gift card or adding credit card details.
Going online - 35 Tap Hangouts in the Google folder on the Home screen. You will see a list of your contacts connected to Hangouts services. Tap a contact to open a chat session. After you have connected, you can open a video chat session.
36 - Using the camera and video recorder S I N G T H E C A M E R A A N D V I D E O R E C O R D E R Your tablet features two cameras (front- and rear-facing). This section will take you through all the steps in taking photos and videos with your tablet.
Using the camera and video recorder - 37 Settings: Tap the Settings icon to change general, camera, and video settings. Image Options: Tap the arrow icon to rapidly change settings for the selected mode: Exposure, Color effect, White balance, and Scene mode.
38 - Using the camera and video recorder Look for the photo or video you want to view (videos are marked with a small play symbol). Tap the image once to enlarge it; and tap it again to zoom into the image. You can share photos using various services and edit the image using various options.
Using the camera and video recorder - 39 Camera Adjust camera image settings with these options: Setting Options Zero shutter delay On / off Face detection On / off Auto scene On / off detection Self timer Off / 2 seconds / 10 seconds Capture number 40 shots / 99 shots (for Continuous shot) Picture size...
40 - Advanced settings D V A N C E D S E T T I N G S To access Settings, swipe left on the Home screen and tap Settings. To quickly navigate with a list of main categories, swipe in from the left of the screen.
Advanced settings - 41 Data Usage (background data) The Data Usage section shows how much data has been transmitted to your tablet, either in total or for each app. This information is useful if you are using a metered service. If an app is using too much data, or you need to control how your data service is used, open the Data Usage menu, and turn Data Saver on.
42 - Advanced settings To add a VPN open Settings, then under Wireless & Networks tap More > VPN. In the top-right corner of the screen, tap the plus sign. Device Display You can adjust your tablet screen settings. Open Settings > Display. Item Description Optimizes the picture quality with color tuning and...
Advanced settings - 43 Notifications Stop apps creating notifications, or restrict how and when the notifications may be seen. Sound & notification Adjust the volume of media, alarms and notifications on your tablet, and change or mute ringtones and other sounds. You may also adjust the volume of media, alarms and notifications using the volume buttons on the edge of the tablet.
44 - Advanced settings Important You should only Force Stop or Disable apps if you are familiar with the Android operating system. Personal Accounts and synchronization You can sync your calendar, email and contacts on your tablet, and access the latest updates on all your Android devices. Open Settings. Under Personal, tap Accounts.
Advanced settings - 45 Changing language and text options To set your location and language input preferences open Settings > Languages & input. System Setting the date and time To set the date and time, open Settings > Date & time. Note If you travel frequently or live in an area that uses daylight saving time, and have mobile network access, activate Automatic time zone.
46 - FAQ and troubleshooting A N D T R O U B L E S H O O T I N G This section lists frequently asked questions that may arise during the use of your tablet, and gives easy answers and solutions to these questions.
PIN, or pattern, PIN, or If this option is not available, password password. please contact your local Acer service center. It is normal for the device to heat up when charging. When charging is complete, it will return The tablet heats to its normal temperature.
48 - Specifications P E C I F I C A T I O N S Performance • B3-A40: MTK MT8167 quad-core Cortex A35 1.3 GHz processor • B3-A40FHD: MTK MT8167A quad-core Cortex A35 1.5 GHz processor • System memory: •...
Specifications - 49 Camera • Front camera • 2-megapixel • 720p HD audio/video recording • Rear camera • 5-megapixel • 1080p Full HD audio/video recording Expansion • Two Micro USB ports • MicroSD card slot (SDXC, up to 128 GB) USB connectors •...
50 - Specifications Dimensions Height 167.15 mm Width 258.4 mm Thickness 9.15 mm Weight 530 g Environment Temperature ° ° Operating: 0 C to 35 ° ° Non-operating: -20 C to 60 Humidity (non-condensing) Operating: 20% to 80% Non-operating: 20% to 80% (B3-A40FHD RADEMARK INFORMATION ONLY...
Guidelines for safe battery usage - 51 U I D E L I N E S F O R S A F E B A T T E R Y U S A G E Battery information Do not use this product in a humid, wet and/or corrosive environment. Do not put, store or leave your product in or near a heat source, in a high temperature location, in strong direct sunlight, in a microwave oven or in a pressurized container, and do not expose it to...
52 - Guidelines for safe battery usage These look like metal strips on the battery. This might happen, for example, when you carry a spare battery in your pocket or purse. Short-circuiting the terminals may damage the battery or the connecting object.
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