Acer ICONIA Tab A100 8GB User Manual

Acer ICONIA Tab A100 8GB User Manual

Acer iconia tab a100 8gb: user guide


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User Guide



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  • Page 1: User Guide

    User Guide...
  • Page 2 © 2011. All Rights Reserved. Acer ICONIA TAB User Guide Model: A100 (Wi-Fi only models) and A101 (Wi-Fi+3G models) First issue: 06/2011 Acer ICONIA TAB Model number: __________________________________ Serial number: ___________________________________ Date of purchase: ________________________________ Place of purchase: ________________________________...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Connecting a Bluetooth device ........25...
  • Page 4 Adjusting connection settings ........58...
  • Page 5: End User License Agreement

    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 6 This Agreement may only be modified by a written document signed by both parties. If any provision of this Agreement is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be contrary to law that provision will be enforced to the maximum extent permissible and the remaining provisions of this Agreement will remain in full force and effect.
  • Page 7: Getting To Know Your Tablet

    Features and functions Your new tablet offers leading, easy-to-access multimedia and entertainment features. You can: • Connect to the Internet via Wi-Fi or, if your tablet includes 3G features, HSDPA+. • Access your email while on the move. • Keep in touch with your friends via your Contacts and social networking applications.
  • Page 8: Setting Up

    Setting Up 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 is missing or damaged, contact your dealer immediately: • Acer ICONIA TAB •...
  • Page 9: Getting To Know Your Tablet

    Item Description Touchscreen 7-inch, 1024 x 600 pixel capacitive touchscreen. Home button Tap this icon to go directly to the Home screen. Front-facing camera A 2-megapixel camera for video chatting and self-portrait images. Light sensor Detects ambient light and automatically adjusts the screen brightness.
  • Page 10: Back View

    Lights to illuminate images. view Item Description Power button Long press to turn the tablet on, press briefly to turn the screen on/off or enter sleep mode; press and hold to turn the tablet off. 3.5 mm headphone jack Connects to stereo headphones.
  • Page 11: Bottom View

    Bottom view Item Description Reset button Insert a small thin object (such as a paperclip) to reset power to the tablet. Speakers Emits stereo audio. Micro HDMI (Type D) Connects to an HDMI cable with a Type D connector connector.
  • Page 12 Item Description Card slot cover Insert a micro SD card into the slot under this cover. See “Inserting a microSD card (optional)” on page 24. An optional SIM card slot allows you to access the Internet if you have a cellular data...
  • Page 13: Using Your Tablet

    See “Installing a SIM card” on page 57. Charging your tablet For first-time use, you need to charge your tablet for four hours. After that you can recharge the battery as needed. Connect the DC-in jack to your tablet and plug the AC adapter into any AC outlet.
  • Page 14: Turning On For The First Time

    During the start-up process, you may create or sign in to an account, which will be used to synchronize your contact list, email, calendar and other information. If you do not yet have Internet access, or do not want to use this feature, then tap Skip.
  • Page 15: Locking Your Tablet

    Apps > Settings > Screen > Timeout. 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.
  • Page 16: The Home Screen

    Tap and hold: Tap and hold an item to see a list of actions available for that item. On the pop-up menu that appears, tap the action you want to perform. Scroll: To scroll up or down the screen, simply drag your finger up or down the screen in the direction that you want to scroll.
  • Page 17 Back Home Recent Back Tap this icon to go to the previous page, or to go up one level in a hide menu. This icon may be replaced with the icon in certain cases (such as if the keyboard or list of recent applications is shown).
  • Page 18: Status And Notification Area

    Swipe the outline towards the center of the screen to switch pages. Tap and hold an icon to add a shortcut to one of your Home screens. While a shortcut is selected, thumbnails of the Home screens are shown below the list of applications, simply drag the shortcut to a screen.
  • Page 19: Status And Notification Icons

    Tap the status icons to view more status information and a summary of events. Tap the status area again to view more controls. While viewing a notification, tap the summary to see more information, if available. Some event summaries include controls, such as media controls if music is playing.
  • Page 20 Problem with sign-in or sync System update available Uploading data Virtual private network (VPN) Downloading data (animated) status Download finished Cellular data status icons (only for Wi-Fi+3G models) Icon Description Icon Description Cellular signal strength Roaming Connected to GPRS network...
  • Page 21: Personalizing The Home Screen

    To move any item on the Home screen, tap and hold the item until it is selected. You may drag the item to any free area on the screen. To move the item to a different Home screen, drag it to the side of the screen, the Home screen will switch to the screen in that direction.
  • Page 22: The Onscreen Keyboard

    You can add shortcuts to the Home screen directly from the Application menu. Open the Application menu then tap and hold an icon until an image of the Home screens appears. Drag the icon to a Home screen to create a shortcut.
  • Page 23: Xt9 Text Input

    The word list changes after every key press. If the word you need is displayed, you can tap on it to insert it into your text.
  • Page 24: Editing Text

    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. Note: The cursor indicates where text you type or paste will be inserted.
  • Page 25 1. Tap the text you want to select. If you can select this text, a cursor is inserted below the text. Note: The cursor indicates where text you type or paste will be inserted. 2. If the cusor is not in the desired position, simply drag it to the correct position.
  • Page 26: Connecting Devices To Your Tablet

     Transferring files between a microSD card and your PC Remove the card from the tablet and use a card reader or USB adapter to access the card as an external storage device. Note: Check that your tablet is not using the microSD card before removing it from the tablet.
  • Page 27: Connecting A Bluetooth Device

    Only A2DP stereo headsets (without microphone) are supported. Please check for updates to the tablet's software which may add support for additional Bluetooth devices. For Bluetooth settings, tap Apps > Settings > Wireless & networks > Bluetooth settings. Tap Find nearby devices to scan for available devices.
  • Page 28: Connecting To The Dock (Optional)

    Note: When using the micro HDMI port to connect the tablet to an external device, the tablet's screen will switch orientation to landscape to mimic the aspect ratio of the external device. Connecting to the dock (optional) The optional dock holds your tablet and allows you to easily charge the battery with a single connection.
  • Page 29: Going Online

    Wi-Fi settings to manage your connection settings. Alternatively, tap the Wi-Fi status icon in the bottom-right corner of the screen. If Wi-Fi is not on, tap Turn on Wi-Fi, and wait for your tablet to detect nearby networks. Tap the name of your network and enter a security password, if needed.
  • Page 30: Setting Up Gmail (Google Mail)

    (+). Simply tap one of the tabs across the top of the screen to switch pages. New tab Pinch to zoom in or out of pages. Tap and hold an item on a page to open a contextual menu. Voice Search With voice actions, you can send emails, find directions to locations, search the Internet and even send a note to yourself using your voice.
  • Page 31: Setting Up The Email Application

    PC and corresponding Google services. Setting up Acer Sync on your computer Acer Sync must be installed on your computer before it can be used. Follow the steps below to install Acer Sync on your computer. 1. On your computer visit and select your device.
  • Page 32 Acer Planner helps you to manage events and work efficiently. Tap Planner. Acer Planner will automatically link to your email account that can be setup via the Email application. See “Setting up the Email application” on page 29. Within the Acer Planner you will see four tabs:...
  • Page 33 Tap the Today tab to see an overview of your priority mail, priority memos, local weather, your agenda for the current day, and the current day’s news. Tap on an item to view its details. You can also tap the (+) to the right of Priority Memos or Agenda to add an item.
  • Page 34: Android Market

    The first time you access the Android Market, you must read and accept the Terms of Service. You can browse the market by category or tap the search icon to search for a specific application. Once you have selected an application, tap the DOWNLOAD button to download and install the application.
  • Page 35 You may keep track of the download progress from the status area. Important: Some applications may require payment before you can download them. You will need to have a Google Checkout account in order to pay for these applications. Using downloaded applications Once you’ve downloaded and installed an application, you may find it in the...
  • Page 36: Google Talk

    All books stored on your tablet may be seen on the LumiRead application main screen. If you have many books, swipe the screen left to see them. Simply tap a book to open it. Rotate your tablet to the best angle to read the book.
  • Page 37: Reading A Book

    To add books you alread own, see “Transferring files between a microSD card and your PC“ on page 24 or “Connecting to a PC as a USB storage device“ on page 24. Reading a book Simply swipe across a page to change the page. More options, such as searching the book, or jumping to a different chapter are available by clicking on the appropriate icon in the top-right of the screen.
  • Page 38: Acer Content Folders

    The folder shortcuts on the home screen or Application menu give you direct access to any of the four categories. If you have opened a category, you can easily change category by swiping the screen to the left or right.
  • Page 39 Moving or removing Tap and hold an item to select it. Drag it to an new position to change the order, or to the trash can in the top right corner to remove the shortcut from the screen.
  • Page 41: Reading An Ebook Or Pdf

    All the books available on your tablet are shown on the bookshelves. If you have many books, swipe the screen up or down to display more titles. Note: To add books to the bookshelves, see “Adding books to your tablet“...
  • Page 42 Adding a tag To add a tag, tap and hold a book, then drag it to one of the tags shown at the top of the screen. Drag the book to the (+) to create a new tag.
  • Page 43: Opening A Book

    All books stored on your tablet may be seen on the shelves on the main screen. If you have many books, swipe the bookshelves up to see them. Simply tap a book to open it. Rotate your tablet to the best angle to read the book.
  • Page 44 To add books to your tablet’s internal memory or to a microSD card, copy the books to the LumiBooks folder, see “Transferring files between a microSD card and your PC“ on page 24 or “Connecting to a PC as a USB storage device“ on page 24.
  • Page 45 Rights Management). Before you can read them, you must enter an Adobe ID to activate your tablet. Only one activation is required, as it covers all purchases. If you already have an Adobe ID, you may use this to activate your tablet. To create an Adobe ID: 1.
  • Page 46 2. Tap the Settings button 3. Select Device activation. 4. Enter the email address and password used to create your Adobe ID. 5. Finally tap Activate. You may now read books protected with Adobe DRM.
  • Page 47: Playing Music And Video

    Tap the Shuffle All cover to play a random selection, or swipe through the albums and tap to view a list of tracks. Tap the play symbol or a track to start playback. Tap the Music icon to return to the previous view.
  • Page 48 Photos, or Music. This lets you easily manage, store, share and enjoy your media from any device, in any room, at home. In addition, you can connect to your Facebook, Flickr and YouTube accounts via to check out photos and videos, as well as publish your own media to those sites.
  • Page 49 Drag the bar to the left for more viewing options. photos Tap the photo album to view the thumbnails. Tap and hold an album or photo thumbnail to view the menu panel. You can view photos found on any of the connected devices and save them.
  • Page 50 YouTube, tap and hold a photo thumbnail, then tap Share. music Tap a folder to list the audio files. Tap and hold a folder or audio file to view the menu panel. You can listen to any audio file found on any of the connected devices and save them.
  • Page 51: Media Server

    To set up the media server, open the application menu and tap Media Server. You will need to enable Share contents before you can start using the service. You may select to share Video, Photo or Music. Tap a category to control which files are shared.
  • Page 52: Managing Contacts

    SIM card or your Google account. Tap Contacts from the application menu to view your contacts. If you don’t have any contacts stored on your tablet, you can sync with your Google account contacts, import contacts from a contact data file (vCard or csv) or add a new contact.
  • Page 53: Editing A Contact

    Simply tap on a box and type the appropriate information. Click on the arrow next to the name entry to see options, such as adding a name prefix or phonetic name. To enter multiple entries, such as separate entries for mobile and home phone numbers, tap (+) to create a second entry.
  • Page 54: Starred Contacts

    You may quickly access your favorite contacts by adding a . First open the contact, then tap the star next to the contact’s name. Tap All contacts and select Starred to see only your favorite contacts. Editing a contact on your computer If you have synchronized your Google account and contacts, you can use your computer to access and edit your contact list.
  • Page 55: Using The Camera

    Tip: The recommended use for the front-facing camera is for video chat. Use the camera so the person you call can see you while you can see them on the screen....
  • Page 56: Taking A Photo

    Change the color balance to match the lighting: Auto, Incandescent, Daylight or Fluorescent. Color effect Choose an effect to change the colors in your photos: None, Mono, Sepia, Negative, Solarize or Posterize. Scene mode Choose a mode to match the type of scene to capture: Auto, Action, Portrait, Landscape, Night, Night portrait, Theatre, Beach, Snow, Sunset, Steady photo, Fireworks.
  • Page 57: Shooting A Video

    Note: When using zoom, the image on the screen does not represent the quality of the final image. 4. Tap the camera icon to take the photo. After taking a photo, tap the thumbnail in the bottom-left corner to view the photo in the Gallery. Shooting a video Note: Not all controls are available when using the front-facing camera.
  • Page 58: Supported Formats

    After you have taken your photo or video, it is automatically saved; normally to internal memory. After taking a photo or video, you can view it in the Gallery by tapping the thumbnail in the bottom-left corner of the screen. Alternatively, open the application menu and tap Gallery, then Camera.
  • Page 59: Using A Cellular Data Network  (Only For Wi-Fi+3G Models)

    If you are using a SIM card for the first time, it may require activation. Contact your network operator for details on how to do this. When you install a SIM card for the first time, you may need to enter a PIN. Using a cellular data network (only for Wi-Fi+3G models)
  • Page 60: Adjusting Connection Settings

    PIN each time you switch on the cellular data function. SIM card lock Your tablet 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 61: Internet Sharing

    3. Enter the APN settings. Tap an item to adjust it. 4. When you have finished tap Save. 5. If you want to use the new or edited APN, tap the APN in the list. Important: Some providers and countries do not allow the use of a tablet as a modem over HSDPA.
  • Page 62 Wi-Fi hotspot You can turn your tablet into a portable Wi-Fi hotspot to share your mobile Internet connection with up to eight clients. 1. Tap Apps > Settings > Wireless & networks > Tethering & portable hotspot. 2. Tap Portable Wi-Fi hotspot and Portable Wi-Fi hotspot settings.
  • Page 63: Advanced Settings

    To access Settings from the Application menu. Tap Apps > Settings. Sound Adjust the volume of your tablet using the volume buttons on the side of the tablet. Alternatively, you can adjust your tablet sound settings by tapping Apps > Settings > Sound.
  • Page 64: Putting Your Tablet In Airplane Mode

    Putting your tablet in Airplane mode You can enter Airplane mode (also known as flight mode) to turn off network and Bluetooth functions and use your tablet during a flight. Check with your airline to make sure this is permitted onboard.
  • Page 65: Adjusting Bluetooth Settings

    Tap Find nearby devices to scan for available devices. To connect to a device, tap the device in the list of available devices. You may be asked to enter a PIN on both devices to establish the connection.
  • Page 66: Setting The Date And Time

    There are two predefined alarms on your tablet by default. To add or edit alarm settings, tap Clock in the application menu and tap Set alarm. Tap Add alarm to create a new alarm, or tap the check box next to a preset alarm to turn it on or off.
  • Page 67: Changing Language And Text Options

    You may have to perform a reset if your tablet fails to respond when buttons are pressed or the screen is tapped. To reset your tablet use a small thin object (such as a paperclip) to press the recessed reset button.
  • Page 68: Clean Boot

    Warning! This will erase all your personal information, any contacts stored on your tablet and any programs you installed. Open Settings from the application menu, then tap Privacy > Factory data reset; click Reset tablet and then Erase everything to format your tablet.
  • Page 69: Appendix

    Appendix FAQ and troubleshooting This section lists frequently asked questions that may arise during the use of your tablet, and gives easy answers and solutions to these questions. Aspect Question Answer Audio Why is there no If the headset is plugged into the...
  • Page 70: Other Sources Of Help

    See “Clean boot“ on page 66. Heat The tablet heats up It is normal for the device to heat up when charging or when charging. When charging is operating for a long complete, it will return to its normal period.
  • Page 71: Specifications

    Formats supported: Type Formats Audio recording AAC-LC, AMR-WB Audio playback AAC-LC, AAC, AAC+ (Not raw AAC), AMR-NB, AMR-WB, MP3, OGG Vorbis, WAV Video recording H.264 BP, MPEG-4 SP, H.263 Video playback H.264 BP, H.264 MP, H.264 HP, MPEG-4 SP, H.263...
  • Page 72 • aGPS • GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 • UMTS 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 • HSDPA 7.2 Mbps / HSUPA 5.76 Mbps / EDGE / GPRS • Optional HSDPA 21 Mbps Camera • Front camera •...
  • Page 73: Safety

    Parts of the device are magnetic. Metallic materials may be attracted to the device, and persons with hearing aids should not hold the device to the ear with the hearing aid. Do not place credit cards or other...
  • Page 74: Medical Devices

    For vehicles equipped with an air bag, remember that air bags inflate with great force. Do not place objects, including installed or portable wireless equipment in the area over the air bag or in the air bag deployment area. If in-vehicle wireless equipment is improperly installed, and the air bag inflates, serious injury could result.
  • Page 75: Potentially Explosive Environments

    • Is kept at least 30 centimetres (one foot) away from a mobile phone. • Is not in a dusty or damp environment. • Is not used near water. Never spill liquids of any kind on or into your device.
  • Page 76: Battery Information

    For safety reasons, and to prolong the lifetime of the battery, charging will not occur at low (below 0 °C/32 °F) or high (over 40 °C/104 °F) temperatures.
  • Page 77 Always try to keep the battery between 15 °C and 25 °C (59 °F and 77 °F). A device with a hot or cold battery may not work temporarily, even when the battery is fully charged. Battery performance is particularly limited in temperatures well below freezing.
  • Page 78 • aGPS has limitations and might not work in your area. Therefore: • Always tell the emergency responder your location to the best of your ability, and • Remain on the device for as long as the emergency responder instructs you.
  • Page 79 Glass parts Some parts of your device may be made of glass. This glass could break if the product is dropped on a hard surface or receives a substantial impact. If glass breaks, do not touch or attempt to remove. Stop using your device until the glass is replaced by a qualified service center.
  • Page 80: Disposal And Recycling Information

    RoHS compliance This product is in compliance with Directive 2002/95/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 January 2003, on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS) and its amendments.
  • Page 81: Lcd Pixel Statement

    Ministry of Defense, with maximum authorized power of 100 mW in the 2446.5 - 2483.5 MHz band. Use outdoors on public property is not permitted in the departments listed below, for the entire 2.4 GHz band:...
  • Page 82: Fcc Regulations

    • Maximum authorized power outdoors is 10 mW Departments in which the use of the 2400 - 2483.5 MHz band is permitted with an EIRP of less than 100 mW indoors and less than 10 mW outdoors: 01 Ain Orientales...
  • Page 83: Rf Exposure Warning

    If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures: •...
  • Page 84 Hävitä käytetty paristo valmistagan ohjeiden mukaisesti. ATTENTION ! Il y a danger d’explosion s’il y a remplacement incorrect de la batterie. Remplacer uniquement avec une batterie du mêre type ou d’ un type équivalent recommandé par le constructeur. Mettre au rebut les batter- ies usagées conformément aux instructions du fabricant.
  • Page 85 Commission of the U.S. Government. The exposure standard for wireless devices employs a unit of measurement known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR. The SAR limit set by the FCC is 1.6 W/kg. Tests for SAR are conducted using standard operating positions accepted by the FCC with the device transmitting at its highest certified power level in all tested frequency bands.
  • Page 86: For Users In Canada

    EN 62209-2 for use with accessories that contain no metal and that position the device a minimum of 1.5 cm from the body when the device is switched on. Use of other accessories may not ensure compliance with ICNIRP exposure guidelines.
  • Page 87 For users in Thailand This telecommunication equipment conforms to the requirements of the National Telecommunications Commission.
  • Page 88: Declaration Of Conformity

    Acer Incorporated Date: March 2, 2011 Declaration of Conformity We, Acer Incorporated,  of 8F., No. 88, Sec. 1, Xintai 5th Rd., Xizhi Dist, New Taipei City, 22181, Taiwan Declare under sole responsibility that the product: Model: A100 Description: Tablet Computer...

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