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   Summary of Contents for ASUS PadFone

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    User Manual...

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    Product warranty or service will not be extended if: (1) the product is repaired, modified or altered, unless such repair, modification of alteration is authorized in writing by ASUS; or (2) the serial number of the product is defaced or missing.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Using gestures ................18 Using the onscreen keyboard ............19 Using Google voice typing .............20 Chapter 4: Using apps and widgets Using apps on the PadFone 2 ............21 Launching apps .................... Messaging ...................... Surfing the web .................... Managing notifications .................. Searching your PadFone  or web ..............5 Taking pictures ....................5...

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    Using apps on the PadFone 2 Station ...........29 Managing Apps ....................9 Task Manager .................... File Manager ....................4 Play Store ......................7 Settings ......................9 Music ......................4 Gallery ......................4 Camera ......................47 Email ......................49 Gmail ......................5 MyLibrary ......................5 Places and Maps ....................56 Polaris Office ....................57 ®...

  • Page 5: Package Contents

    • • • Quick Start Guide • • Important Notices • • • Warranty card NOTES: • ASUS PadFone  and PadFone  Station are purchased separately. • Contact your retailer if any of the items is damaged or missing.

  • Page 6: Chapter 1: Using Your Padfone

    Before you start, ensure that you have read all the safety information and operating instructions in the Important Notices to prevent injury or damage to your device. Refer to your PadFone 2 Quick Start Guide for instructions on installing the SIM card, installing an SD •...

  • Page 7: Navigating Your Padfone 2

    Navigating your PadFone 2 After you finish setting up your PadFone 2, the Home Screen appears. At the bottom of your Home Screen, you’ll find three navigation icons . These icons, which are always available on the system bar, allow you to instantly jump back to the Home Screen, return to a previous page, or launch a recent app.

  • Page 8: Making Calls

    Touch add a new contact. • Import your contacts from your SIM card into your PadFone . To import your contacts from your SIM card: . Install the SIM card into your PadFone . . From the Home Screen, touch to launch the People app.

  • Page 9: Connecting To The World

    Connecting to the world Connecting to mobile networks After installing the SIM card, you are ready to use your PadFone  to make/receive voice calls or transmit/receive data. Different countries or regions may have different mobile networks available and you may have to configure your PadFone 2 to access these networks.

  • Page 10: Connecting To Wi-fi Networks

    Password or key in other credentials. NOTE: For more details about ASUS Quick Settings, refer to the section Managing notifications in Chapter 4. IMPORTANT: If your PadFone 2 finds a network that you have connected to previously, it automatically connects to it.

  • Page 11: Using Bluetooth

    Bluetooth is very useful when transferring data between two or more devices that are near each other. The first time you connect to a Bluetooth device, you must pair it with your PadFone 2. TIP: Turn OFF Bluetooth in your PadFone 2 when you’re not using it to help save battery power.

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    Pairing your PadFone 2 with a Bluetooth device Before you can connect to a device, you must first pair your PadFone 2 to that device. Once paired, the devices stay paired unless you unpair them. To pair your PadFone  to a device: to go to the All apps screen then touch Settings .

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    Unpairing and configuring a Bluetooth device To unpair or configure a Bluetooth device: to go to the All apps screen then touch Settings . Touch . Slide the Bluetooth switch to ON. . Touch Bluetooth to display the Bluetooth settings. .

  • Page 14: Unlocking Your Device

    Using your PadFone 2 Station Install your PadFone  into your PadFone  Station to extend its battery life and turn it into a tablet device. IMPORTANT: • Before you start, ensure that you have read all the safety information and operating instructions in the Important Notices bundled with your PadFone  to prevent injury or damage to your device.

  • Page 15: Tutorial

    Tutorial Tutorial automatically starts the first time that you install your PadFone into your PadFone 2 Station. It offers useful insights about the seamless possibilties of using the PadFone and PadFone  Station. To access it again, swipe your finger to the right and touch Tutorial...

  • Page 16: Home Screen

    Home Screen Display local weather information. Open All apps Touch to customize weather screen Open Google Text search widget settings, location, and frequency updates. Open Google Voice search Shortcuts Notification area & Settings Display recent apps Displays local date Return to Home Screen Displays your e-mail inbox.

  • Page 17: Screen Views

    Screen Views The screen view rotates automatically when you hold the tablet horizontally to vertically, and vice versa. To enable/ disable Auto-rotate screen, go to Settings > Display. Landscape view Portrait view...

  • Page 18: Chapter 3: Touching And Typing

    Use your fingers to launch apps, move icons, select menu items, press buttons, type on the onscreen keyboard, and perform other useful gestures on your Padfone 2 device’s touchscreen. To key in or type something, touch the part where you need to type and the onscreen keyboard will pop The following table describes more useful gestures.

  • Page 19: Using The Onscreen Keyboard

    Using the onscreen keyboard You can type text using the onscreen keyboard. In most apps, the onscreen keyboard appears automatically when needed. In other apps, you can touch where you need to type to open the onscreen keyboard. Touch to turn caps lock ON, Touch for Fixed ON, or OFF.

  • Page 20: Using Google Voice Typing

    Using Google voice typing Google voice typing uses Google’s speech-recognition technology, that converts spoken words into text input. You must be connected to the Internet when using this feature. As you speak, the converted text is underlined and you can continue speaking to keep it, or you can delete it.

  • Page 21: Chapter 4: Using Apps And Widgets

    • PadFone  and PadFone  Station are purchased separately. • Some downloaded applications may work on your PadFone  but may not work on your PadFone  Station, and vice versa. Using apps on the PadFone 2 Launching apps Touch to display all your apps.

  • Page 22: Surfing The Web

    Managing notifications Notifications alerts you about new messages, calendar events, media service connections, PC sync information, alarms, and more. Enable the ASUS Quick Setting app to see more and do more from your Notifications area. NOTES: then select ASUS •...

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    ASUS Quick Setting Touch to get into Settings screen Swipe sideways to see more options Touch to enable Touch to toggle Auto screen between brightness setting Outdoor mode and Normal mode Touch to respond to a notification or swipe sideways to...

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    Description Touch to enable or disable the Wi-Fi connection. Touch to enable or disable Mobile Data function. Touch to enable or disable Smart Saving function. Touch to enable or disable Instant Dictionary app. Touch to enable or disable Wi-Fi Hotspot function. Touch to enable or disable the Bluetooth connection.

  • Page 25: Searching Your Padfone  Or Web

    Searching your PadFone 2 or web Use the Google Search bar at the top of your Home Screen to help you find anything that you need from your PadFone  or from the web. To start searching, you can do either of the following: •...

  • Page 26: Watch Calendar

    Watch Calendar Watch Calendar allows you to add, edit, and delete an event or appointment and sync it through your Gmail account. Add new event Tap to view events Edit an event Delete an event Event information To launch Watch Calendar: to go to the All apps screen then touch Watch Calendar .

  • Page 27: Supernote

    SuperNote SuperNote is a convenient app used for writing and painting on your PadFone . You can take notes, send instant messages, draw sketches, create e-cards with audio recordings or diaries with video, and a lot more. to go to the All apps screen then touch SuperNote...

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    The following screen describes the SuperNote screen features on your PadFone . New page Delete page Settings Goes back to SuperNote’s main page Insert, Select, Paste, Redo Previous page Return Page number Backspace Space Next page NOTE: For more details using SuperNote on your PadFone , tap Tutorial for Phone. •...

  • Page 29: Using Apps On The Padfone 2 Station

    Using apps on the PadFone 2 Station Managing Apps App shortcut You can create shortcuts for your favorite apps on your PadFone  Home Screen. . Touch to go to the All apps screen. . From the All apps screen, touch and hold the icon of the app you wish to move then drag and place the app on the Home Screen.

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    Removing App from Home Screen You can remove app shortcuts from your PadFone  Home Screen. The original app will remain in your All apps screen. To remove an app in your Home screen: . Touch and hold an app on your Home Screen until X Remove appears.

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    App Folder Create folders to organize your applications and shortcuts on your PadFone 2 Station Home Screen. 1. On your PadFone 2 Station’s Home Screen, touch and drag an app or shortcut onto another app and a folder will appear.

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    Recent Apps Recent apps are displayed on the left panel of the Home Screen. You can find detailed information and manage your apps from the Recent Apps list. . Touch the Recent Apps icon at the lower left corner of the Home Screen. .

  • Page 33: Task Manager

    All apps screen. . Touch WIDGETS to display the widgets menu. . Touch and hold ASUS Task Manager to display the ASUS Task Manager box on the Home Screen. 4. Touch and hold the widget to display the sizing brackets. Pull the sizing bracket upward or downward to show the complete list of tasks.

  • Page 34: File Manager

    File Manager File Manager allows you to easily locate and manage your data either on the internal storage device or the connected external storage devices. To access the internal storage device: to go to the All apps screen. . Touch .

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    4. Touch the Return folder icon to return to the root directory of My Storage. To access the external storage device: . Touch the USB or SD card icon on the bottom right corner of your Home Screen to display the notification box.

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    . Touch the folder icon to display its contents. To copy, cut, delete, or share files: Tick the file you wish to copy, cut, share, or delete and touch the action icon found at the tool bar on the upper right corner of the File Manager screen. You can also tick the file and drag/drop it to your desired destination folder.

  • Page 37: Play Store

    Play Store Access lots of fun games and tools in the Play Store using your Google account. If you don’t have a Google account, please create one. To access the Play Store: . Touch to go to the All apps screen. .

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    5. After signing in, you can start downloading and adding apps to your device from the Play Store. IMPORTANT: Download the latest Adobe Flash Player version ...60 for ICS devices. NOTES: • You cannot restore the deleted applications, but you can login with the same ID and download them again. •...

  • Page 39: Settings

    Settings Settings screen allows you to configure the settings of your PadFone 2 Station, including Wireless & networks, Device, Personal, and System settings. Touch the tabs on the left to switch screens and do the configurations. There are two ways to go to the Settings screen.

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    From ASUS Quick Setting: Touch the notification area on the bottom right corner to launch the ASUS Quick Settings panel. Display local date and time Phone / Pad Battery Status Settings Menu Quick Setting Adjustment Panel. Touch the individual icons to turn on/ off the function.

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    ASUS Quick Setting Adjustment Panel Touch any of the following icons to enable or disable its assigned function. Performance mode Power Saving Wi-Fi Silent mode Auto-rotate screen Bluetooth Balanced mode Auto-Sync Icon and baseline light up when enabled IMPORTANT: •...

  • Page 42: Music

    Touch Music on the Home Screen to play your music files. This application automatically collects and displays all the audio files stored in your PadFone 2 Station and connected external storage devices. You can shuffle and play all audio files randomly or flip to select an album for your listening pleasure.

  • Page 43: Gallery

    Touch Gallery on the Home Screen to browse for images or video files. This app automatically collects and displays all the images and video files stored in your PadFone 2. From the Gallery, you can display images in a slideshow or touch to select for image or video files.

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    Touch and hold an album in the Gallery until the Tool bar on top appears. Using the Tool bar options, you can upload, delete, or share selected albums online. Tool bar Album details Delete or cancel the selected album Share the selected album through ASUS Webstorage, Bluetooth , Picasa , Google+ ® ®...

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    Touch an image in the Gallery and use the tool bar on the upper right corner to share, delete, or edit a selected image. Tool bar Album details Delete or cancel the selected album Share the selected album Check the image information, and through ASUS Webstorage, edit the selected image Bluetooth , Picasa , Google+ ® ®...

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    Gallery widget The Photo Gallery widget allows immediate access to your favorite photos or albums right from the Home Screen. . Touch to go to the All apps screen. . Touch Widgets to display the widgets menu. . Touch and hold Photo Gallery until the gallery widget box moves to the Home Screen and displays the Choose images menu box.

  • Page 47: Camera

    Camera Touch from the Home screen or All apps screen to take pictures, record videos, or create panoramic images. You can use the front camera or the back camera to take pictures or record videos. Camera mode Zoom in Mode switch Capture button Camera switch Flash...

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    Video mode Effects Video mode Record button White balance Settings Panoramic mode Capture button Captured range Panoramic image...

  • Page 49: Email

    . From the email app screen,key in your Email address and Password, then touch Next. 4. Wait while your PadFone  automatically checks your incoming and outgoing mail server settings. 5. Configure the Account options and touch...

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    6. Provide a name for the account and key in the name you want displayed on the outgoing messages. Touch Next to log into your mail inbox. To add email accounts: . Touch to go to the All apps screen, touch Email and login using the account that you’ve previously set up.

  • Page 51: Gmail

    . Touch Gmail from the All apps screen. Touch Existing and type your existing Email and Password, then touch Sign in. NOTE: Touch New if you do not own a Google Account. . Wait while your PadFone  communicates with Google servers to set up your account.

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    . You can use your Google account to backup and restore your settings and data. Touch Done to sign in to your Gmail. IMPORTANT: If you have several e-mail accounts in addition to Gmail, use Email to set up and access all your e-mail accounts at same time.

  • Page 53: Mylibrary

    MyLibrary, an integrated interface for your e-book collections, allows you to place your purchased or downloaded e-books into different bookshelves and genres. Touch to go to the All apps screen, then touch MyLibrary. NOTE: Log into asus@vibe to download more e-books. IMPORTANT: • MyLibrary supports e-books in ePub, PDF and TXT format. •...

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    Reading your e-books To read e-books: . Touch to select an e-book on the bookshelf. . Touch and hold the screen to show the tool bar on the top. Chapter list Use text-to-speech function for this page Zoom out/ Zoom in Marker Search key words Insert bookmark...

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    . Flip pages like a real book or move the page scroll at the bottom. Making notes on your e-books . Touch and hold on a desired word or sentence until the tool menu and the dictionary definition are displayed. .

  • Page 56: Places And Maps

    Places and Maps Google Places Google Places allows you to easily find places such as nearby attractions, restaurants, coffee shops, or gas stations. It also allows you to check in your current location at a specific time and share this information with others.

  • Page 57: Polaris ® Office

    Polaris Office ® Polaris Office is a set of interrelated desktop applications that allows you to create, read, and edit ® documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. To use Polaris Office: ® . Touch to go to the All apps screen. . In the All apps screen, touch Polaris® Office. .

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    Adding new files then select New: To add new files, touch Touch Document (.doc) or Document (.docx) to start the word processor to edit • documents. Touch Sheet (.xls) or Sheet (.xlsx) to start the spreadsheet to perform calculation and •...

  • Page 59: Mynet

    MyNet will not work if the devices are connected via G network. • Your PadFone  Station and the DLNA device such as computer, TV, or speakers must be connected to the same wireless network. Otherwise, MyNet will not function.

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    . On the Server list, select the source device on the left panel to view the contents. Source device Search and Settings Current source Content 4. You can do any of the following: Select a file and touch Play to on the bottom right to start playing on the target device. •...

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    • Touch and hold a file to upload or download it to and from the connecting devices. You can also select a file from the Playlist. The Playlist offers a common space for the • connected devices to share files. Tap the plus sign (+) to create new lists.

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    5. To enable Digital Media Server, touch Settings on the upper right corner and tick Digital Media Server Settings to allow the other connecting devices to access media files on your PadFone Station. You can also select the location of the file you want to share.

  • Page 63: App Locker

    App Locker App Locker allows you to password-protect your apps. To use App Locker: . From the All apps screen, touch on App Locker . . Set up your password. . Tick the apps you would like to lock. 4. Activate App Locker from Settings on the upper right corner.

  • Page 64: Supernote

    SuperNote SuperNote is a convenient app used for writing and painting on your PadFone  Station. You can take notes, send instant messages, draw sketches, create e-cards with audio recordings or diaries with video, and lots more. Settings All your notebooks...

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    Read only Delete page Share and Export New page Settings Goes back to SuperNote’s main page Space Next page Backspace Page number Previous page Return NOTE: For more details using SuperNote on your PadFone  Station, tap Tutorial for Pad. •...

  • Page 66: Watch Calendar

    Watch Calendar Watch Calendar allows you to add, edit and delete an event or appointment and sync it through your Gmail account. . From the All apps screen, touch Watch Calendar. . To add an event or appointment, touch New Event.

  • Page 67: Using Padfone 2 Widgets

    Using PadFone 2 widgets Adding widgets Widgets are useful and fun applications that brings information and services conveniently to your Home Screen at-a-glance. You can find them in the Widgets tab in the All Apps screen, ready to be moved into your Home Screen.

  • Page 68: Task Manager

    Task Manager Task Manager is an easy and quick way to close running apps. It effectively cleans your cache and frees more cache space for your PadFone. To use Task Manager, swipe your screen to the right. Shows number of running apps...

  • Page 69: Using Padfone 2 Station Widgets

    Using PadFone 2 Station widgets Adding widgets Use widgets to conveniently access useful and fun applications on your PadFone 2 Station’s Home Screen. You can find them in the Widgets tab in the All Apps screen, ready to be moved into your Home Screen.

  • Page 70: Asus Battery

    ASUS Battery This special widget shows the individual battery status of your PadFone  and PadFone  Station by percentage and color. The more battery power, the brighter the color. . Touch to go to the All apps screen. . Touch Widgets to display the widgets menu.

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