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  • Page 1 Z630 User’s Manual...
  • Page 2 This revision: August 2015 Sign up for an Acer ID and enjoy great benefits Open the Acer Portal app from the Home screen to sign up for an Acer ID or sign in if you already have an Acer ID.
  • 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....5 Creating a new message ....... 31 Getting to know your smartphone.... 5 Replying to a message ......32 Multimedia messages ......
  • Page 4 4 - Table of contents Inserting a microSD card ....... 59 Taking care of your smartphone..... 69 Specifications ......... 71 Managing your SIM cards Performance ..........71 SIM Management........60 Display ............71 Appendix Multimedia ..........71 USB connector.......... 71 FAQ and troubleshooting .......
  • Page 5: 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 6: Charging The Battery

    6 - Setting up Item Description 3.5 mm headphone jack Connects to stereo headphones. LED indicator Indicates the phone’s charge status and if there are any messages needing your attention. 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.
  • Page 7: Installing A Sim Or Microsd Card

    Setting up - 7 Connect the AC adapter cord to the micro USB connector on your smartphone. 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.
  • Page 8 8 - Setting up 2. Insert your fingernail into the notch located at the bottom of the phone and remove the cover as illustrated. . 3. Insert the SIM or microSD card as shown. microSD card Micro SIM 1 Micro SIM 2 (optional) Note: Your smartphone may be equipped with one or two SIM slots depending on model.
  • Page 9 Setting up - 9 4. Align the gold-colored connectors on the battery with the connectors at the top of the battery compartment and insert the battery. 5. Replace the cover by aligning the tabs on the cover into the slots on the phone.
  • Page 10: Sim Card Lock

    10 - Setting up 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. To cancel the SIM lock, contact your network provider.
  • Page 11: Using Your Smartphone

    Using your smartphone - 11 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 12: Locking Your Smartphone

    12 - 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 battery power and ensures your smartphone does not unintentionally use any services. Your smartphone will lock automatically if it is not used for one minute (depending on your settings).
  • Page 13: Using The Touchscreen

    Using your smartphone - 13 Back Tap this button to go to the previous page, or to go up one level in a menu. Home Tap this button to go directly to the Home screen. Tap and hold this button, then drag your finger to the Google balloon that appears to open Google Now (if available) or Search.
  • Page 14: Onscreen Keyboards

    14 - Using your smartphone Onscreen keyboards Note The keyboard layout varies slightly, depending on the application and information that is required. Google keyboard This is a standard onscreen QWERTY keyboard that allows you to enter text. Tap and hold a key with numbers at the top to select alternative characters, such as letters with accents.
  • Page 15: Predictive Text

    Using your smartphone - 15 Changing the text input method To change the input method, in the Application menu tap Settings > Language & input > Current keyboard and then select your preferred input method. Predictive text Android keyboard provides predictive text input for the browser. As you tap the letters of a word, a selection of words are displayed above the keyboard that continue the sequence of letters tapped, or are a close match allowing for errors.
  • Page 16: Search

    16 - Using your smartphone At the bottom of the screen is the application dock which displays default apps. Tap an icon to open the app. Tap the Application menu icon in the middle of the application dock to view your apps. To change apps, see Changing application dock icons on page Search...
  • Page 17: Personalizing The Home Screen

    Using your smartphone - 17 To add a new page to the extended Home screen, tap and drag an icon or widget to the right edge of the last page on the right, and drop it onto the new page that is automatically created. Personalizing the Home screen You may personalize your Home screen by adding or removing app shortcuts or widgets, and by changing the wallpaper.
  • Page 18 18 - Using your smartphone Widgets are small apps that display constantly-updated information or quick shortcuts to apps or special functions. To move an app or widget to the Home screen, tap and hold an item until it is selected. The Home screen will open. Drag the item to any free area on the screen.
  • Page 19 Using your smartphone - 19 This will create an Unnamed Folder. Tap the folder icon and then tap the name of the folder to rename it. To delete an app shortcut from a folder, tap on the folder icon to display the apps inside and then tap and hold the app icon that you want to remove.
  • Page 20: The Application (Apps) Menu

    20 - Using your smartphone The Application (Apps) menu To access the Application menu, on the Home screen tap in the center of the dock. Apps are displayed in alphabetical order. Swipe the page to the left or right to see more apps. Notification and status area Notification and status icons are shown at the top of the screen.
  • Page 21: Multitasking

    Using your smartphone - 21 Drag the Notification area down the screen to view more information about new events. Drag the Notification area again to access the Quick Settings. Multitasking You can have multiple apps open at the same time. To open a new app, tap the home button to return to the Home screen, then start the new app.
  • Page 22: Managing Contacts

    22 - Managing contacts A N A G I N G C O N T A C T S Managing your contacts Your smartphone features an address book that allows you to save contacts to either the internal memory or onto your SIM card. Tap the Contacts app from the Application menu or tap CONTACTS from the Dialer to view your contacts.
  • Page 23 Managing contacts - 23 To create a contact, first choose where you want to store the contact’s information. You will then be asked to enter the contact’s information, such as name, address, and phone number. You may scroll down the page and tap ADD ANOTHER FIELD to add things such as: •...
  • Page 24: Making Calls

    24 - Making calls 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 smartphone is connected to the network before you make a call.
  • Page 25: Making A Call

    Making calls - 25 Making a call Note If you have multiple SIMs inserted in the smartphone, you will be asked which SIM to use before the call is connected. To select a SIM, just tap the name of the carrier. 1.
  • Page 26: Making A Call To One Of Your Contacts

    26 - Making calls 3. On your smartphone’s lock screen. Tap the notification and slide to the left or right to display the missed call details. Making a call to one of your contacts Calling a contact from the Contacts tab 1.
  • Page 27: Answering Or Declining A Call

    Making calls - 27 screen. Once placed, you will be able to select a contact to associate with that particular widget on your Home screen. Answering or declining a call When you have an incoming call and the screen is locked, the number will be shown on the screen.
  • Page 28 28 - Making calls Ending a call To end a call, tap from the voice call screen. Voice call options Icon Description Speakerphone. Mute a call. Access the keypad while a call is in progress. Place the call on hold. Add a second call.
  • Page 29: Internet Calling

    Internet calling - 29 N T E R N E T C A L L I N G You can place and receive internet calls over a wireless network. Adding an internet calling account From the Home screen, tap Phone. If open, tap the Back button to close the onscreen number pad.
  • Page 30: Calling A Contact's Internet Calling Address

    30 - Internet calling Calling a contact’s internet calling address You must add an internet calling address to a contact to be able to place an internet call to them. To make an internet call, from the Application menu tap Contacts. Tap on the contact to open their profile, and then tap on their internet calling address to place the call.
  • Page 31: Messaging

    Messaging - 31 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 threads.
  • Page 32: Replying To A Message

    32 - Messaging 3. Enter your message in the text box labeled Type message. Note Text messages may be up to 160 characters long. If your message is longer than 160 characters, it will be sent as multiple linked messages. Most phones will automatically join the linked messages to present the recipient with a single long message, however, some older phones do not have this ability.
  • Page 33: Multimedia Messages

    Messaging - 33 Multimedia messages Multimedia messages are similar to text messages but also allow you to attach files such as pictures, audio or video clips. Each message can be up to 300 KB in size. Note You need to set up an MMS profile before you can send MMS messages. Normally, your smartphone will set up the profile for you based on information retrieved from your provider.
  • Page 34 34 - Messaging 4. To reply to the message, enter your text in the text box labeled Type message and tap the Send icon. Simple text replies will be sent as SMS messages. If you wish to attach a file, .
  • Page 35: Going Online

    Going online - 35 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 To start browsing tap Browser from the application dock. To open a new website, tap the address box at the top of the page.
  • Page 36: Setting Up Email

    36 - Going online Setting up Email Your smartphone enables you to access your email. Most popular ISPs can be set up in two steps. From the Application menu tap Email to start setting up your email account. If necessary, enter your email address and tap MANUAL SETUP to enter the parameters manually.
  • Page 37: Voice Search

    Going online - 37 Composing an email 1. Make sure your smartphone is connected to a data or Wi-Fi connection. 2. From the Application menu tap Gmail. 3. Tap 4. Enter the recipient's email address, the subject and message. 5. When you are finished composing your message, tap Voice search With voice...
  • Page 38: Play Store

    38 - Going online Play Store Important see FAQ and troubleshooting For connection issues with Play Store, on page 63 Tap Play Store from the Application menu to open Google Play. Here you can obtain a variety of add-on programs and apps to enhance the functionality of your smartphone.
  • Page 39 Going online - 39 You may keep track of the download progress from both the app’s page and the notification area. Important Some apps may require payment before you can download them. You will need to have a Google Wallet account in order to pay for these apps, or a credit card number associated with your Google account.
  • Page 40: Google Hangouts

    40 - Going online Google Hangouts Tap Hangouts from the Application menu to open Google Hangouts. Here you can see a list of your contacts connected to Google Hangouts services. Tap on a contact to open a chat session. After you have connected, you can open a video chat session.
  • Page 41: Using The Camera

    Using the Camera - 41 S I N G T H E A M E R A Your smartphone features a digital camera mounted on the front and rear. This section will take you through all the steps in taking photos and videos with your smartphone.
  • Page 42 42 - Using the Camera Tap the Camcorder button and the camcorder immediately begins filming. While filming, you are unable to access camera/camcorder settings; however, you can still take pictures with the Shutter button. Flash Time elapsed Zoom Last picture / video taken Stop recording Pause...
  • Page 43: Mode Selector

    Using the Camera - 43 Mode Selector Tap the Mode selector icon to open the list of modes you can choose from. Tap the icons along the top to select different items. Camera Capture mode: Select a capture mode. Normal Panorama Beautification Bright Magic...
  • Page 44 44 - Using the Camera Camcorder The camcorder’s scene mode changes depending on the record mode setting (see table below). Record mode: Normal Time lapse Scene mode: Night Effect: None Mono Sepia Negative Aqua White balance Compensate for different lighting environments. Auto Day light Cloudy...
  • Page 45: Settings Menus

    Using the Camera - 45 Settings menus Note Some of the following settings are not available for the front camera. Tap the Settings icon to open the Settings menu. Photo You may adjust the following: • Set the Resolution and aspect ratio. •...
  • Page 46: Taking A Photo

    46 - Using the Camera Other You may adjust the following: • Turn GPS Location info on or off: Stores GPS information in the image information. • Turn Voice Control on or off. • Choose to Reset to default camera settings. Taking a photo 1.
  • Page 47: Geotagging

    Using the Camera - 47 Geotagging Geotagging allows you to store the location where a photo or video was taken right in the photo or video itself. For the geotag to display, pictures must be taken with GPS Location info turned on.
  • Page 48: 48 - Advanced Settings

    48 - Advanced settings D V A N C E D S E T T I N G S Putting your smartphone in Airplane mode You can enable Airplane mode (also known as flight mode) to turn off cellular, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth functions and use your smartphone as a handheld device during a flight.
  • Page 49: Adjusting Settings

    Advanced settings - 49 Adjusting settings Activating or deactivating connections Open the Application menu and tap Settings to manage your connection settings. Item Description Wi-Fi Turn the Wi-Fi function on or off. Bluetooth Turn the Bluetooth function on or off. Set a default SIM for particular functions (such as voice calling or messaging), turn the data connection on or off, set roaming...
  • Page 50 50 - Advanced settings If your smartphone is in Airplane mode, the option to turn Bluetooth on will be disabled. Please refer to Putting your smartphone in Airplane mode on page 48 for instructions on turning Airplane mode on or off. Adjusting Bluetooth settings You can use Bluetooth to exchange information between your smartphone and other mobile devices.
  • Page 51: Mobile Network Settings

    Advanced settings - 51 Wi-Fi hotspot You can turn your smartphone into a portable Wi-Fi hotspot to share your mobile internet connection with up to 8 clients. 1. In the Application menu tap Settings > More > Tethering & portable hotspot. Turn Wi-Fi hotspot ON.Tap Wi-Fi hotspot > Set up Wi-Fi hotspot.
  • Page 52: Smartphone Settings

    52 - Advanced settings Tap Auto to connect to the available network with the strongest signal. This may lead to your smartphone jumping between networks when you move around. Note Contact your service provider should you have any problems obtaining voice mail and the text message service center numbers.
  • Page 53: Display

    Advanced settings - 53 Item Description Default notification Set your smartphone’s default notification ringtone ringtone. Enable or disable Dial pad tones, Screen Other sounds locking sounds, Touch sounds and Vibrate on touch. Adjusting the volume Adjust the volume of your smartphone using the volume button on the side of the smartphone.
  • Page 54: Setting Alarms

    54 - Advanced settings Setting alarms There are two predefined alarms on your smartphone by default. Tap Clock in the Application menu, and then tap to edit alarm settings. You may: • Turn the alarm on or off. • Set the alarm time. •...
  • Page 55: Synchronization

    Advanced settings - 55 explorer. Tap Connected as a media device to choose other connection methods. Note After turning on USB storage, you will not be able to access the files in the microSD card or apps such as Gallery or Music. Synchronization You can sync your calendar, email and contacts on your smartphone and never worry about...
  • Page 56: Fm Radio

    56 - Advanced settings FM radio The FM radio allows you to listen to your favorite stations while on the move. Headphones must be inserted to the 3.5 mm jack as the cable functions as an antenna. You can access the radio by tapping FM Radio from the Application menu.
  • Page 57: Restoring To Factory Settings

    Advanced settings - 57 Restoring to factory settings You may perform a clean boot to restore your smartphone to the factory settings. Before performing a clean boot, ensure that your smartphone is not locked. Press any key or tap the screen to see if the smartphone responds.
  • Page 58: 58 - Accessories And Tips

    58 - 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 59: Inserting A Microsd Card

    Accessories and tips - 59 4. When you have finished tap the Menu button and then tap Save. Important Some providers and countries do not allow the use of a smartphone as a modem over HSDPA. Please check with your provider before attempting to do so.
  • Page 60: 60 - Managing Your Sim Cards

    60 - Managing your SIM cards S I M A N A G I N G Y O U R C A R D S Note This chapter is for models with more than one SIM card. SIM Management Open the Application menu and tap Settings > SIM cards.
  • Page 61 Managing your SIM cards - 61 Selecting which SIM to use when making a call If you have set Calls to Always ask, you will be asked which SIM to use each time you make call. Enter the number, then tap .
  • Page 62 62 - Managing your SIM cards Identifying calls Whenever you receive a call, the caller’s number will be shown. You will also be shown the name of the SIM receiving the call. In the call log, the name of the SIM will be shown beneath the number of the call -- whether the call was missed, answered or was an outgoing call.
  • Page 63: Appendix

    Appendix - 63 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 64 64 - Appendix Aspect Question Suggestions 1. First check that you have a Wi-Fi or data connection and then try again. Some Wi-Fi "hotspots" require you to log in before accessing the internet. 2. If you still cannot connect, try Why can’t I Google Play adjusting your date/time settings.
  • Page 65: Other Sources Of Help

    Other sources of help For information on Refer to ... Up-to-date information regarding your smartphone Service enquiries
  • Page 66: Warnings And Precautions

    66 - 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 67: Medical Devices

    Warnings and precautions - 67 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 devices. 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 68: Vehicles

    68 - 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 69: Emergency Calls

    Warnings and precautions - 69 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 70 70 - 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 71: Specifications

    - 71 Specifications Note Specifications may vary depending on region and configuration. Performance • 1.3 GHz quad-core processor • System memory: • ROM 8 GB eMMC + RAM 1 GB • ROM 16 GB + RAM 2 GB • Android operating system Display •...
  • Page 72: Connectivity

    72 - Connectivity • Bluetooth 4.0 + EDR • IEEE 802.11b/g/n • HSPA / WCDMA 900 (B8) / 1900 (B2) / 2100 (B1) MHz • LTE 800 (B20) / 1800 (B3) / 2100 (B1) / 2600 (B7) MHz • HSPA+ / GPRS / EDGE •...
  • Page 73: 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 74 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 75 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 phones 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 76 76 - End User License Agreement 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. RADEMARK INFORMATION DTS Studio Sound For DTS patents, see Manufactured under license from DTS Licensing Limited.

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