Acer A1-811 User Manual

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  • Page 2 © 2013. All Rights Reserved. Acer Iconia User Guide Model: A1-810 / A1-811 This revision: 5/2013 Acer Iconia Model number: ........................ Serial number :........................ Date of purchase: ......................Place of purchase:......................See "Where can I find my serial number ID?" on page 45.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents Getting to know your tablet Setting up the Email application....... 27 Online applications........... 27 Features and functions ........4 Product registration ........... 4 Playing music and video Setting up Multimedia playback ........32 Unpacking your tablet ........5 Managing people and contacts Getting to know your tablet ........
  • Page 4: Getting To Know Your Tablet

    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 5: Setting Up

    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 A1 • Setup poster • USB cable •...
  • Page 6: Getting To Know Your Tablet

    Getting to know your tablet Getting to know your tablet Front view Item Description A 0.3-megapixel camera for video chats and self- Front-facing camera portrait images. Touchscreen 7.9-inch, 1024 x 768 pixel capacitive touchscreen.
  • Page 7: Left And Right Views

    Left and right views Item Description Microphone Receives audio for video chats and Internet calls. Insert a small thin object (such as a paperclip) to Shutdown pinhole shut down the tablet. Volume control key Increases and decreases the tablet volume. Insert a microSD Card into the slot.
  • Page 8: Top View

    Getting to know your tablet view Item Description Long press to turn the tablet on, press briefly to Power button turn the screen on/off or enter sleep mode; press and hold to turn the tablet off. Bottom view Item Description Connects to a computer via a USB cable.
  • Page 9: Back View

    Back view Item Description A 5-megapixel camera for taking high-resolution Rear camera images and video. Speaker Emits audio.
  • Page 10: Using Your Tablet

    Charging 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. Note: Charger illustration is for reference only. Actual configuration may vary.
  • Page 11: Turning On For The First Time

    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 bootup. You will then be asked some questions before you can use your tablet.
  • Page 12: Using The Touchscreen

    Using the touchscreen Note: If you have multiple Google accounts, such as separate accounts for personal and business contacts, you can access and synchonize them from the Accounts settings section. See "Multiple Google accounts" on page 43. Using the touchscreen Your tablet uses a touchscreen for selecting items and entering information.
  • Page 13: Voice Search

    Search To search for applications, files or for information on the Internet, tap the Google icon in the top-left corner. Simply enter the text you want to find. Tap the arrow or Enter key to search the Internet, or tap one of the suggestions, applications or files shown in the list.
  • Page 14: Status And Notification Area

    The Home screen 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.
  • Page 15 From the notification area, swipe down to display the left and right notifications. The notifications show current downloads and media controls such as "play/pause" and "next track" when music is playing. Icon Description Icon Description Locks/unlocks screen rotation. Opens the Settings menu Status and notification icons Connection icons Icon...
  • Page 16: Personalizing The Home Screen

    The Home screen Battery status icons Icon Description Icon Description Battery is very low Battery is full Battery is low Battery is charging Battery is partially drained Note: If your devices battery is getting too hot, you will be notified and advised to turn off the device.
  • Page 17 Adding or removing shortcuts or widgets To add shortcuts or widgets tap the APPS icon in the bottom-center of the Home screen. The APPS menu contains a list of shortcuts to applications you can drag to a Home screen. Tap WIDGETS to see small applications and links (such as custom shortcuts, contacts or bookmarks) that you can add to a Home screen.
  • Page 18: The Onscreen Keyboard

    The onscreen keyboard 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. Release the item when it is positioned correctly. Resizing a Widget Most widgets can be made larger, so you can give more space to information that is important to you.
  • Page 19: Editing Text

    characters (if available for that key), such as letters with accents or related symbols. The layout of the keyboard varies slightly, depending on the application and information that is required. Changing Android keyboard settings To use a different keyboard language or change settings, tap the Input options key, then select either Input languages or Android keyboard settings.
  • Page 20: Inserting Text

    Editing text 2. Tap and hold the text or word you want to select. The selected text is highlighted, with a tab at each end of the selection. 3. Drag either tab to expand or reduce the amount of selected text, or tap Select all.
  • Page 21 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. To wake your tablet, press the power button. Your tablet will display the Lock screen.
  • Page 22: Shutting Down Your Tablet

    Shutting down your tablet in the correct order). Open the Home screen and tap APPS > Settings > Security > Screen lock. 1. Note: If you forget an unlock pattern, please refer to "Unlock pattern" on page 46. Shutting down your tablet If you won’t use your tablet for an extended period of time, turn it off to save battery power.
  • Page 23: Connecting Devices To Your Tablet

    Connecting to a PC as a USB storage device Download and install the latest USB driver on your computer before connecting your tablet to the computer. Visit for the latest drivers: Select Support, DRIVER DOWNLOADS. Select your tablet model, and then the Driver tab, select USB and accept the download.
  • Page 24: Connecting A Bluetooth Device

    Connecting a Bluetooth 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 (microSD Card) available to your tablet.
  • Page 25: 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 26: Setting Up Gmail

    Setting up Gmail You may 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 Pinch to zoom in or out of pages. Tap and hold an item on a page to open a contextual menu.
  • Page 27: Composing An Email

    Composing an email 1. Make sure your tablet is connected to the Internet. 2. Open the application menu and tap Gmail. 3. Tap the Compose icon (shown right). 4. Enter the recipient's email address, the subject and message. 5. When you are finished composing your message, tap Send. Setting up the Email application The Email application enables you to access email from most popular email providers.
  • Page 28: Google Play

    Online applications Item Description View places of interest and local businesses on Google Local Maps. Maps Get easy-to-follow directions using Google Maps. Text a person or group of people from your Google+ Messenger account with this messenging service. Turn-by-turn navigation with live traffic, multiple visible Navigation layers and text-to-speech take you where you want to go.
  • Page 29 books, magazines, or music. Updates may add new categories or change how to navigate Google Play at any time. Note: For the best user experience, you are advised to not download apps that use 3D graphics. You can browse Google Play by category or tap the search icon to search for a specific application.
  • Page 30: Google Talk

    Online applications You may keep track of the download progress from both the app’s page and the tablet’s 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.
  • Page 31 Note: You need to activate a Google account before you can use Google Talk. Tap Talk from application menu to open Google Talk. Here you can see a list of your contacts connected to Google Talk services. Tap on a contact to open a chat session.
  • Page 32: Playing Music And Video

    Multimedia playback Playing music and video Multimedia playback Your tablet comes supplied with a variety of programs that you can use to enjoy multimedia content. Play Music Use Play Music to listen to music and other audio files that you download or copy from your computer, usb drive, mass storage device, etc.
  • Page 33: 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 Home screen or 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 34: Editing A Contact

    Editing a contact If you have opened a 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.
  • Page 35: Starred Contacts

    Tap on an entry (such as an email address) to open the application linked to that type of entry. For example, tap an email address to open the Gmail application. To add or change information, tap the pencil icon. Tap Done to save changes, or Cancel to discard them. Starred contacts You may quickly access your favorite contacts by adding a star.
  • Page 36: Using The Camera And Camcorder

    Camera icons and indicators Using the camera and camcorder Your tablet features a front-facing and rear-facing digital cameras. This section will take you through all the steps in taking photos and videos with your tablet. Note: You can only save photos and videos to internal memory, not an external USB storage device.
  • Page 37: Taking A Photo

    Icon Description Panorama Enters panorama mode allowing you to take a picture of a large area. Camera options Icon Description Share Select a preferred social network to share your photos and videos. Front/rear camera switch Toggles between the front and rear camera. White balance Change the color balance to match the lighting: Auto, Incandescent, Daylight, Fluorescent or Cloudy.
  • Page 38: Camcorder Icons And Indicators

    Camcorder icons and indicators Camcorder icons and indicators Tap the camcorder icon to switch to camcorder mode. Icon Description Start / stop recording Camcorder mode Switches to the camcorder (video recorder). Camera mode Switches to the camera. Panorama Enters panorama mode allowing you to take a picture of a large area. Camcorder options Adjust camcorder options to obtain the best image: Icon...
  • Page 39: Shooting A Video

    Icon Description White balance Change the color balance to match the lighting: Auto, Incandescent, Daylight, Fluorescent or Cloudy. 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. Close options Tap to close camcorder options.
  • Page 40: Advanced Settings

    Wireless & Networks Advanced settings Access Settings from the Application menu. Tap APPS, then Settings. Wireless & Networks Activating or deactivating connections Tap APPS > Settings, then under WIRELESS & NETWORKS each connection has an ON/OFF switch that controls the connection. Tap an entry to manage your connection settings.
  • Page 41: Device

    Note: Only A2DP stereo headsets (playback only, no microphone) are supported. Please check for updates to the tablet's software which may add support for additional Bluetooth devices. Data Usage The Data Usage section shows how much data has been transmitted to your tablet, either in total or for each App.
  • Page 42: Personal

    Personal Display You can adjust your tablet screen settings by tapping APPS > Settings > Display. Item Description Brightness Adjusts screen brightness. Wallpaper Set the Home screen background image. Sleep Sets a delay before the screen will be turned off. Sets the font size so either more text is visible or the text is Font size easier to read.
  • Page 43: System

    Some applications, such as People, 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. For some applications, such as People or Calendar, all changes that you make on your tablet are made to the synchronised copy on the Internet.
  • Page 44: Updating Your Tablet's Operating System

    Updating your tablet’s operating system • Set the alarm time. • Set which days to repeat the alarm. • Set a ringtone. • Enable or disable vibrate. • Give it a label (i.e., a name). Updating your tablet’s operating system Your tablet can download and install system updates, adding support for new devices or expanding software options.
  • Page 45: 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 If the headset is plugged into the device, the speaker is automatically shut off. Why is there no Disconnect the headset.
  • Page 46: Other Sources Of Help

    It is also normal for the tablet to heat up operating for a long during long periods of use, such as period. watching a video or playing a game. All Acer tablets are factory-tested before release. Other sources of help For information on: Refer to: Up-to-date information regarding your
  • Page 47: Life Image

    Life Image Life Image is an application that brings your photos and videos to life by compiling your memories to create a collage for an improved viewing experience. To activate Life Image, open the application menu and tap Life Image. Life Image main page Icon Description...
  • Page 48 Life Image main page Icon Description Event Adds new event. Edit/browse Allows user to edit pictures and videos or browse. Settings Additional settings include: Templates, Search, Go to, Backup to SD card, Restore from SD card, Settings.
  • Page 49: Specifications

    Specifications Performance • MediaTek 1.2 GHz quad-core processor • System memory: • 1 GB of RAM • 8 or 16 GB of flash memory ™ Google Android operating system Display • 7.9" XGA TFT LCD capacitive multi-touch screen • 1024 x 768 resolution display with IPS technology Note: All brands and product names mentioned herein include trademarks of their respective companies and are used solely to describe or identify the products.
  • Page 50 • WiFi IEEE 802.11b/g/n • GPS Camera • Front camera • 0.3-megapixel • Fixed focus • Rear camera • 5-megapixel Expansion • microSD Card slot (up to 32 GB) Battery • Rechargeable Li-ion battery: 18.6 W Note: Length of battery operation will depend on power consumption which is based on system resource use.
  • Page 51: 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 52 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 53 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. 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. Gracenote ®...

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