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  • Page 1: User Guide

    User Guide...
  • Page 2 © 2012. All Rights Reserved. Acer ICONIA TAB User Guide Model: A200 First issue: 02/2012 Acer ICONIA TAB Model number: __________________________________ Serial number*: ___________________________________ Date of purchase: ________________________________ Place of purchase: ________________________________ *Note: See “Card slot cover” on page 7 or “Where can I find my serial number ID?” on page 55.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents Getting to know your tablet Features and functions ..........5 Product registration .
  • Page 4 Managing people and contacts Using the camera and camcorder Camera icons and indicators ........40 Taking a photo .
  • Page 5: Features And Functions

    When using your product for the first time, it is recommended that you immediately register it. This will give you access to useful benefits, such as: • Faster service from our trained representatives. • Membership in the Acer community: receive promotions and participate in customer surveys. • The latest news from Acer.
  • Page 6: 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 A200 • Setup poster • USB cable •...
  • Page 7: Left And Right Views

    Left and right views 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. Micro USB port (Slave) Connects to a computer via a USB cable.
  • Page 8: Back View

    Back view Item Description Speakers Emits stereo audio LED Indicators LED color State Description Tablet is off. White Steady The tablet is booting up, waking up, or fully charged. Orange Steady Tablet is charging. Orange Flashing Charging error...
  • Page 9: Using Your Tablet

    Using your tablet 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. Important: You must use the provided power adapter to charge your tablet. It will not charge over a USB connection.
  • Page 10: Turning On For The First Time

    Turning on for the first time To turn on your tablet, press and hold the power button until the tablet vibrates. Wait a moment for your tablet to bootup. You will then be asked some questions before you can use your tablet. To start, tap to select your language and country, then tap Start.
  • Page 11: Using The Touchscreen

    Android Market. The Home screen already features some useful controls and information. Application menu Search Navigation Acer Ring Time and Status Search To search for applications, files or for information on the Internet, tap the Google icon in the top-left corner.
  • Page 12: Acer Ring

    Home screen. Acer Ring Tap this icon to display Acer Ring. This allows you to quickly and easily access your favorite applications and bookmarks. See “Acer Ring - quick launch” on page 13.
  • Page 13 It incorporates a number of useful tools in an easy-to-use interface. Tap the Ring icon at the bottom of the screen to display Acer Ring. The left side of Acer Ring controls the volume and the right side shows Browser bookmarks.
  • Page 14: Status And Notification Area

    The application menu The application menu displays applications and widgets available on your tablet. Applications are displayed in alphabetical order. If more applications are available, an outline of the second page will be shown on the side of the screen. Swipe the outline towards the center of the screen to switch pages.
  • Page 15: 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 16: Personalizing The Home Screen

    Notification icons Icon Description Icon Description Alarm is set Speaker is silenced New Gmail message Tablet microphone is off New Google Talk message GPS is on Upcoming event Receiving location data from Song is playing Syncing data SD card or USB storage is full Sync is on Tablet is connected to PC via Problem with sign-in or sync...
  • Page 17: Resizing A Widget

    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. 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 18: The Onscreen Keyboard

    The onscreen keyboard When you tap a text box to enter text, an onscreen keyboard will appear. Simply tap on keys to enter text. Tap the ?123 button to see numbers and special characters, and then tap the ~ \ { key to see more options.
  • Page 19: Changing Keyboard

    Changing the keyboard To use a different keyboard type, tap the Keyboard status icon; this will open a menu listing the text input methods available on your tablet. Tap your preferred input method. Typically three options are available: Android Keyboard, Google voice typing and XT9 Text Input.
  • Page 20: Editing/Selecting Text

    Editing text You can select and edit text in certain applications, such as text you have entered in a text field. Selected text can be cut or copied and later pasted within the same application, or to a different application. Note: Certain applications may not support text selection, or only support it in certain areas.
  • Page 21: Locking Your Tablet

    If you previously copied (see below) text, tap where you want to insert the text. A PASTE button appears briefly below the cursor. Tap the button to paste the text. To replace a word, double tap the word. A PASTE button appears above the word.
  • Page 22: Shutting Down Your Tablet

    To wake your tablet, press the power button. Your tablet will display the Lock screen. To unlock the screen, press the lock button and follow the lock to the right side of the circle. Lock screen apps To activate frequently used applications, press the lock button and drag to one of four Lock screen apps on the left side of the circle.
  • Page 23 Shutting down your tablet...
  • Page 24: Connecting Devices To Your Tablet

    Connecting devices to your tablet Connecting to AC power See “Charging your tablet” on page 9. Inserting a microSD card (optional) You may install a microSD card to expand your device's storage space. Note: Your tablet only supports microSD cards that use the FAT or FAT32 file system.
  • Page 25: Connecting To Pc As Usb Device

    After a short delay, your tablet's internal memory will be visible as a Portable Device in your PC’s file explorer. Select the Acer Iconia Tab icon to see your tablet’s internal memory and any additional memory (SD card or USB devices) attached to your tablet.
  • Page 26: Connecting A Bluetooth Device

    Turn Bluetooth on and tap Search for devices to scan for nearby devices. Note: Please check for updates to the tablet's software that may add support for additional Bluetooth devices. See “Updating your tablet’s operating system” on page 54. Accessories For a complete list of accessories, visit
  • Page 27: Going Online

    Going online 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, tap APPS > Settings > Wi-Fi to manage your connection settings. Alternatively, tap the Wi-Fi status icon in the bottom-right corner of the screen.
  • Page 28: Setting Up Gmail

    You may open multiple tabs. When a page is open, press the small tab with a plus sign. 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.
  • Page 29: Setting Up The Email Application

    Setting up the Email application The Email application enables you to access email from most popular email providers. Most accounts can be set up in two steps. Open the application menu and then tap Email to start setting up your email access. If necessary, enter your email address and tap Manual setup to enter the parameters manually.
  • Page 30: Android Market

    Item Description SoundHound Let your tablet listen to music and access the SoundHound database to find the track name and artist. Talk* Chat with your friends, with text, sound and video. YouTube* View the most viewed and most discussed video clips on YouTube.
  • Page 31 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. You will be told which services (contact information, wireless access, GPS, etc.) the application requires access in order to function correctly.
  • Page 32: Google Talk

    Using downloaded applications Once you’ve downloaded and installed an application, you may find it in the APPS or WIDGETS sections of the Application menu. Certain applications provide both an App and widgets, or only provide a widget (with no application icon). See “Personalizing the Home screen” on page 16. Uninstalling downloaded applications Once you’ve downloaded and installed an application, you may uninstall the application by pressing and holding the application icon and dragging it to the...
  • Page 33: Playing Music And Video

    Playing music and video Multimedia playback Your tablet comes supplied with a variety of programs that you can use to enjoy multimedia content. Music Use Music to listen to music and other audio files that you download or copy from your computer. Tap APPS >...
  • Page 34 Acer will automatically detect devices that are connected to the network and are also running Acer These devices are displayed at the bottom of the screen, with your tablet as the default device. Tap any of the connected devices and then tap Photo, Video, or Music to browse media files on that connected device.
  • Page 35 Select Play or Save. To upload a photo to Facebook, or Flickr via Acer Photo Uploader, or to paired devices using Bluetooth, tap and hold a photo thumbnail, then tap Share.
  • Page 36: Media Server 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. Tap and hold an audio thumbnail, then tap and hold any of the connected device showing an arrow.
  • Page 37: Managing People And Contacts

    Managing people and contacts Your tablet features an address book that allows you to save contacts to the internal memory or your Google account. Tap People 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 38: Editing A Contact

    Editing a contact If you have opened an new or existing contact you can enter information about the 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 the plus sign to create a second entry.
  • Page 39: Starred Contacts

    Starred contacts You may quickly access your favorite contacts by adding a star. 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 40: Using The Camera And Camcorder

    Using the camera and camcorder Your tablet features a 2-megapixel digital camera mounted on the front. This section will take you through all the steps in taking photos and videos with your tablet. Note: It is recommended that you insert a microSD card into the microSD slot before using the camera.
  • Page 41: Taking A Photo

    Icon Description Camcorder mode Switches to the camcorder (video recorder). Camera mode Switches to the camera. Camera options Icon Description White balance Change the color balance to match the lighting: Auto, Incandescent, Daylight, Fluorescent or Cloudy. Exposure Increase or decrease image exposure: +2, +1, 0, -1, -2. Camera settings Activate or change special settings: Store location, Picture size, Storage source and Restore defaults.
  • Page 42: Camcorder Icons And Indicators

    Camcorder icons and indicators Tap the camcorder icon to switch to camcorder mode. Icon Description Zoom in Crop and enlarge the center of the screen. When using zoom, the image on the screen does not represent the quality of the final video. Zoom out You may only zoom out after you have zoomed in.
  • Page 43: Shooting A Video

    Icon Description Video quality Change the video resolution: HD (720p) or VGA. Camcorder settings Activate or change special settings: Store location, Storage source and Restore defaults. • Set if the location (from GPS) is stored in the video information. • Use Internal Storage or the SD card (only available if a microSD card has been inserted).
  • Page 44: Reading An Ebook Or Pdf

    Reading an eBook or pdf You can use either LumiRead or Docs To Go to read pdf or similar files. However, LumiRead is not included in all regions. To open a file in Docs To Go, first open the application, then select Local Files. A list will show compatible files; simply tap to open a file.
  • Page 45 Icon Item Description Bookstore Opens the Bookstore page, where you can choose a featured bookstore, or add your own. Settings Opens settings to manage folders, register an Adobe ID, change the theme or edit categories. Category Shows only books in the selected category. Sort by Changes how books are organized on the bookshelves.
  • Page 46: Opening A Book

    Opening a book All books stored on your tablet may be seen on the main screen. If you have many books, swipe up to see them. Simply tap a book to open it. Rotate your tablet to the best angle to read the book. Reading a book Simply swipe across a page to change the page.
  • Page 47 Icon Item Description Bookmark Adds a bookmark to the page.Open the Contents list and tap Bookmarks to see a list of bookmarks in the book. Selecting and highlighting text Quickly tap twice on a word to select it, then tap a second word to select the section of text between the two words.
  • Page 48 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 your tablet and a PC“ on page 25 or “Connecting to a PC as a USB storage device“ on page 25. Note: Connect your tablet to a computer and add books to the LumiBooks folder on your tablet’s internal memory or microSD card to see them on the main page of LumiRead.
  • Page 49 Note: You must create a customer account before purchasing items from a featured bookstore. Your Adobe ID Some books available for purchase are protected with Adobe DRM (Digital Rights Management). Before you can read them, you must enter an Adobe ID to activate your tablet.
  • Page 50: Advanced Settings

    Advanced settings Access Settings from the Application menu. Tap APPS, then Settings. Wireless & Networks Activating or deactivating connections Open the Application menu and tap Settings. Under WIRELESS & NETWORKS each connection has an ON/OFF switch that controls the connection. Tap an entry to manage your connection settings.
  • Page 51: Device

    Adjust Acer Ring settings by tapping APPS > Settings > Ring. Item Description Enable Ring icon Select or clear the check box to enable or disable the Acer Ring from appearing in the bottom of the screen. Top, Bottom, Left, Select which application shortcuts you want to appear in the Right shortcut Acer Ring.
  • Page 52: Uninstalling An Application

    Item Description 1st shortcut Select which application shortcuts you want to appear in the 2nd shortcut Acer Ring. 3rd shortcut You can choose up to four. 4th shortcut Display You can adjust your tablet screen settings by tapping APPS > Settings > Display.
  • Page 53: Setting Alarms

    Personal Synchronization You can configure synchronization options for many applications on your tablet. You can also configure what types of data you synchronize for each account. Some applications, such as Contacts, Gmail, and Calendar, can sync data from multiple accounts. Others sync data only from the first Google Account you sign in to on your tablet, or from an account associated specifically with that application.
  • Page 54: Updating Your Tablet's Operating System

    Tap Add alarm to create a new alarm, or tap the check box next to a preset alarm to turn it on or off. Tap a preset alarm to edit it. You can: • Turn the alarm on or off. •...
  • Page 55: Faq And Troubleshooting

    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 device, sound coming from the speaker is automatically shut off.
  • Page 56: Other Sources Of Help

    Note: You must have an active Google account on the tablet and an Internet connection. If this option is not available please contact you local Acer service center. Heat The tablet heats up It is normal for the device to heat up when charging or when charging.
  • Page 57: 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 58 Third Party Software in any manner that could interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the Third Party Services, or the services and products of Acer's licensors' or suppliers' third party licensors. Your use of the Third Party Software and Third Party Services is also subject to additional terms and conditions and policies which can be accessed through our global website.

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