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    User’s Guide BY MOTOROLA...

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    DROID BIONIC™ by Motorola include a substantial safety margin designed to assure DROID BIONIC by Motorola doesn’t just raise the bar—it the safety of all persons, regardless of age and health. gives the bar altitude sickness. With tons of advanced...

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    • Social: The latest news, tips & tricks, videos, and so Your smartphone much more—join us on: the important keys & connectors YouTube™ Facebook® Twitter Webcam 3.5mm Headset Notes: Power 8MP Camera • All screens in this guide are simulated. Actual...

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Contents Let’s go let’s get you up and running Let’s go ..........3 Control .

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    Switching from an Apple™ or Blackberry phone? Get all Start the setup your important information set up on your new Motorola smartphone in a few easy steps. The Welcome Home To Motorola application transfers contacts, email addresses,...

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    Wi-Fi USB cable, and backup the data you want to transfer. connection. Next, install the Welcome Home To Motorola app on your Motorola smartphone, connect the smartphone to your Cool content & more...

  • Page 8: Control

    Unlock & lock touchscreen Control To unlock the screen, press the Power key, then touch a few essentials Unlock and flick to To lock the screen, press the Power key, or let the screen Touch time out (don’t press anything). Gesture •...

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    Note: Your touchscreen Menu, home, back, & search might stay dark if the Touch Home sensor just above it is close a menu or app and covered. Don't use return to the home covers or screen protectors (even clear ones) that cover screen.

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    Some actions, like “send email” and “note to self, ” open Volume keys a panel that prompts you to complete the action by Press the volume keys to speaking or typing more information. change ring volume (in the home screen) or earpiece Followed by volume (during a call).

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    Followed by Followed by “Go to” Search string or URL. “Set alarm” “Time” or “for” & time (such as “10:45 a.m. ” or “20 minutes from Example: “Go to ” now”), “Label” & name of alarm. “Send text” “To” & contact names, “Message” & Example: “Set alarm for 7:45 p.m., or “Send message text (speak punctuation).

  • Page 12: Home Screen

    Quick tips Home screen If you’re not sure what to do next, try one of these: quick access to the things you need most To... Quick start: Home screen Open a text message, Touch the message, The home screen gives you all your latest information in see contact details, or contact, or item.

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    • remove shortcuts or widgets from the home Use & change your home screen Remove screen, touch and hold them, then drag to On your home screen, shortcuts are icons that open your the top. favorite apps, web bookmarks, contacts, mail labels, •...

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    To adjust Google Search privacy settings from the search Wi-Fi connected Bluetooth Settings Google Search window, touch Menu > > connected active call missed call Smartphone status & notifications new text message new voicemail Icons at the top right of 4:00 new email new Gmail™...

  • Page 15: Apps & Updates

    Note: When installing an app, make sure you read the Apps & updates alerts that tell you what information the app will access. get the app you want If you don’t want the app to have access to this information, cancel the installation. Quick start: Apps &...

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    • If you doubt the safety of an app, don't install it. Motorola Mobility, Inc. and Verizon Wireless are not • Like all apps, downloaded apps will use up memory, responsible for your use of those applications or data, battery, and processing power—some more than...

  • Page 17: Calls

    • Using your computer: On your computer, go to and check the “Software” links. If an update is available, follow the installation instructions. Add Number to Contacts PQRS...

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    Bluetooth Tip: Search for contacts right from the dialpad. For To use a Bluetooth® device, touch . (The device Jeff example, to find in your contacts list, touch must be turned on and previously paired—see “Connect Matching contacts appear above the number field. new Bluetooth devices”...

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    To send a pre-set text Conference calls Can’t talk now. What’s up? message to the caller, To start a conference call, call the first number. After the touch and flick to I’ll call you right back. Add call call connects, touch .

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    Cool down Feature In very limited circumstances, such as where your international If your phone service includes smartphone has been exposed to extreme heat, you may calls international dialing, press and hold see “Cool Down” messages. To avoid possible damage to insert your local international to your battery and smartphone, you should follow these access code (indicated by...

  • Page 21: Contacts

    Contacts Transfer contacts Get all your contacts, all in one place. Here are a few be a people person helpful hints: Quick start: Contacts • Use Backup Assistant Plus People Find it: Apps > Backup Assistant Plus is a free service from Verizon Wireless that saves your smartphone’s contacts to a secure server.

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    • To find a contact, touch and type the contact name. Gmail account on your computer and select “Help” . Touch a contact to open its details. You can start a call • More...

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    synced with the remote Google server, and can be Create contacts accessed from every device you use to access your People Find it: Apps > > (at the bottom of the Google account. screen) Favorites CANCEL SAVE To add a contact to your favorites list, touch the contact Set the contact type.

  • Page 24: Messages

    Groups Messages People GROUPS Find it: Apps > > > group name sometimes it’s best to text, or IM, or email . . . You can put your contacts into groups (like “Friends” or Read & reply to messages “Family”) to make it easier to find them. Text Messaging Find it: Apps >...

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    System settings Accounts & sync Touch Menu > > Send & receive MESSAGE attachments ADD ACCOUNT > , then: To send a file in a message, open a new message and Corporate • Select for Microsoft® Exchange server work touch in the upper right corner.

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    To choose which types of alerts you receive, touch Instant messages Emergency Alerts Apps > > . The U.S. and local To send and receive instant messages, you can use governments send these alerts through your service Google Talk™. provider. You will always receive alerts for the area where Talk Find it: Apps >...

  • Page 27: Text Entry

    Motorola input Text entry Enter text a letter at a time. As you type, your keys when you need them smartphone suggests words from your dictionary and chosen language. The smartphone also automatically Touchscreen keypad enters apostrophes in some words, like “dont. ”...

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    To change the default text input method, touch KEYBOARD & INPUT METHODS of the selected text. Drag under the tabs to select the text • To change text input settings, touch next to you want. Motorola Input Swype Text entry...

  • Page 29: Social Networking

    Social networking Tips & tricks my life, your life a few handy hints Browser access to social sites General tips Browser You can use the to track your social • Screen brightness changes as your smartphone networking accounts on sites like Facebook®, Twitter, senses the current lighting conditions.

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    • Reduce display timeout delay: Touch Menu Battery life System settings Display Sleep > > > > (shorter setting). Your smartphone is like a small computer, giving you a lot • Remove unused online accounts that you registered of information and apps, at blazing fast speeds, with a (“Manage accounts”...

  • Page 31: Webtop Application

    HDTV or monitor. Just connect your smartphone to a Motorola Lapdock™, To close the webtop application, disconnect your or to an HDTV or monitor, and you’re ready to go.

  • Page 32: Digital Living

    available). When you are finished browsing, just Digital living undock—all of your browser tabs and history go with you connect and enjoy on the smartphone. HD viewing WEBTOP MODE SWITCH You can create your own HD videos Downloaded applications will launch in their native size by (see “HD videos”...

  • Page 33: Photos & Videos

    Note: Photos are stored in your smartphone’s internal Photos & videos memory, unless you switch it to a microSD memory card. see it, capture it, share it! Widescreen Photo resolution can be set to 8MP or (6MP). Tip: Press the volume keys to zoom in and out on the Photos viewfinder image.

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    Camera settings Options Drag the tab in the lower-left corner of the viewfinder Modes Single shot Panorama Set to screen (or touch Menu ) to adjust camera settings: Multi-shot Timer , or Options Exposure Select an exposure setting. Settings Widescreen •...

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    To see the video you just took, touch the thumbnail. Videos Then: Record & share videos • play the video, touch Camera Find it: Apps > , then touch to switch • share the video in a message or post it online, to camcorder touch .

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    Camcorder settings Options Drag the tab in the lower-left corner of the viewfinder Modes Normal video Video Set to screen (or touch Menu ) to adjust camcorder settings: Message Time Lapse , or Options Exposure Select an exposure setting. Settings Widescreen •...

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    Set up media accounts View photos & videos You need to add your media accounts to the smartphone My Gallery Find it: Apps > to view your online albums. If you don’t have accounts on View all of your photos and your friends’ photos/videos these sites, visit their websites to set them up.

  • Page 38: Music

    Edit photos & videos Music My Gallery Find it: Apps > > photo or video when music is what you need... Edit Touch > . You can choose advanced editing features to resize, crop, or change the color. To undo a Quick start: Music SAVE change, touch...

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    Tip: When a song is playing, you can add it to a playlist by What audio file formats can I play? Add to playlist touching Menu > Your smartphone can play many types of files: AAC, Tip: To listen to music during a flight, turn off all your AAC+, AAC+ Enhanced, AMR NB, AMR WB, MP3, WAV, network and wireless connections: Press and hold the WMA v9, and MIDI.

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    Play music To... Music player controls Add song to playlist Touch Menu Add to playlist > To... Use song as Touch Menu Use as ringtone ringtone > Play/pause Touch Delete Delete song Touch Menu > Select previous/next Touch song Hide, wake, turn off Fast forward/rewind Touch and hold Touch Home...

  • Page 41: Web

    Connect Your smartphone uses the mobile phone network (over surf the web with your smartphone the air) or a Wi-Fi connection to automatically access the web. Quick start: Browser Note: Surfing the web or downloading data over the Browser Find it: mobile phone network uses your monthly data subscription allowance.

  • Page 42: Personalize

    Personalize Options add your personal touch Forward Go forward through viewed web pages. Widgets Homepage Go to the browser homepage. Add widgets Bookmarks Fill your home screen with widgets—make it yours. See your bookmarks. Widgets Touch Apps > , touch and hold a widget, then Save to Bookmark the web page.

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    Shortcuts Wallpaper To add app shortcuts to the home screen, touch Apps To apply a new wallpaper, touch and hold an empty spot touch and hold an app, then drag it to a spot on the home on your home screen, then choose a wallpaper image Backup Assistant Plus Live wallpapers My Gallery...

  • Page 44: Location

    Date & time Location Set date, time, time zone, and formats: where you are, where you’re going System settings Date & time Find it: Menu > > Google Maps™ Maps Language & region Find it: Apps > Set your menu language and region: Maps Select a map or System settings...

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    Maps Maps Join business locations, contact information, and driving To get started, touch Apps > > > Latitude directions. . Then: Help Maps For help, touch Menu > • start Google Latitude, touch Apps > Maps Latitude > > Tip: Want to know what’s in your immediate area? Try Maps FRIENDS LIST Google Local™.

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    Wi-Fi Touch the power switch to turn it AVAILABLE DEVICES TOUCH TO PAIR scan. Your smartphone lists the networks it finds Motorola Headset within range. Tip: To see your smartphone’s MAC address or other SCAN ADD NETWORK Advanced Wi-Fi details, touch Menu >...

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    Tip: When you are in range and Wi-Fi power is on, you Note: Keep it secure. To protect your smartphone will automatically reconnect to available networks you’ve and hotspot from unauthorized access, it is connected to before. strongly recommended that you set up hotspot Security WPA2 is the most secure), including...

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    To manually reconnect your smartphone with a paired Connect new Bluetooth devices AVAILABLE DEVICES device, touch the device name in the Note: This feature requires an optional accessory. list. To connect with a new Bluetooth headset or other device, you need to pair with it. You only need to do this Disconnect devices once for each device—to connect again, just turn on the To automatically disconnect your smartphone from a...

  • Page 49: Tools

    Manage calendar events Tools Edit event To edit an event, touch and hold it, then touch stay on top of things Save When you’re done, touch Delete To delete an event, touch and hold it, then touch Calendar event Managing your schedule has never been easier. The To go to today, touch Calendar app automatically shows calendar events from your web-based Google™...

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    Or, say a command from the list settings Accessibility TalkBack SETTINGS > > > Send Message Go To shown, like “ ” or “ ” . • Search: Touch and hold Search , then say what you want to search for, like “Motorola accessories” . Tools...

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    Vibrate and ring • Vibrate: Touch to feel your smartphone Caller ID ring. When you want to hear who’s calling: • Read out loud: Have your caller announced—touch Zoom Phone Settings Caller ID Readout > Menu > > Get a closer look. To zoom in, touch the screen with two •...

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    System settings auto-capitalization—touch Menu > position for speaking and listening. Language & input Motorola input > , then touch next to Of course if you don’t want to type at all, then use your voice—touch on the touchscreen keypad.

  • Page 53: Management

    Apps Management Want more? No problem. Google Play™ provides access stay in control to hundreds of thousands of apps, and many provide useful accessibility features. Memory card & file management Play Store Find it: Apps > Your photos, videos, and other files are automatically Select a category or touch Search to find the app you stored in your smartphone’s internal memory.

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    This may take a few minutes. Note: You can’t delete the Backup Assistant Plus With the home screen showing, connect a Motorola account you used or created when you set up your micro USB data cable from your smartphone’s micro smartphone.

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    System settings Data usage Find it: Menu > > Data usage You can track the amount of data uploaded and Turn on/off Data usage downloaded by your smartphone, and set a limit on your mobile data usage. Mobile data monthly data usage to avoid overage charges from your service provider.

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    System settings Data usage Find it: Menu > > Set a data usage warning Restrict background data > Menu > System settings Data usage Touch Menu > > , then drag the right side of the orange bar up/down to set the Caution: Restricting all background data can cause some data warning level.

  • Page 57: Security

    Security Screen lock You can make the touchscreen lock when it goes to help keep your smartphone safe System settings Security & sleep. Touch Menu > > Screen Lock Screen lock > , then select the lock type: Quick start: Security None •...

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    To unlock the smartphone, flick to the right and look at Personalize your lock screen the front camera lens. System To change your timeout, touch Menu > settings Display Sleep > > . If you don’t touch the screen Pattern or press any keys for the amount of time you select, the To set the lock pattern, touch screen locks automatically.

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    PIN or password: If you forget your PIN or password, SIM Lock you can enter the Google Gmail user name and password Caution: If you enter an incorrect PIN code three times, you set up when you registered your device. You will your smartphone locks your SIM card and asks for your then be able to create a new PIN or password and unlock PIN unlock code.

  • Page 60: Troubleshooting

    When your phone is off, press and hold both volume Troubleshooting keys together, then press the power key to turn on the we’re here to help phone. When your phone shows the boot mode menu, press Crash recovery Volume Down to highlight “Recovery. ” If you ever need to reboot your phone when the Press Volume Up to start “Recovery.

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    Go to (United States) or (Canada), where you can select from a number of customer care options. You can also contact the Motorola Customer Support Center at 1-800-734-5870 (United States), 1-888-390-6456 (TDD United States for hearing impaired), or 1-800-461-4575 (Canada).

  • Page 62: Safety, Regulatory & Legal

    Unable to Charge, take the following steps: information), details related to handling and replacing your battery should be • Remove the battery and inspect it to confirm that it has a “Motorola Original” hologram; disregarded—the battery should only be replaced by a Motorola-approved service facility, •...

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    Caution About High Volume Usage your mobile device’s warranty. For a list of Motorola accessories, visit High Volume Warning: Exposure to loud noise from any source for extended periods of time Driving Precautions may affect your hearing. The louder the volume sound level, the less time is required before your hearing could be affected.

  • Page 64: Operational Warnings

    Operational Warnings Symbol Definition Operational Warnings Obey all posted signs when using mobile devices in public areas. Listening at full volume to music or voice through a headset Potentially Explosive Areas may damage your hearing. Potentially explosive areas are often, but not always, posted and can include blasting areas, fueling stations, fueling areas (such as below decks on boats), fuel or chemical transfer or storage facilities, or areas where the air contains chemicals or particles, such as grain dust, or Radio Frequency (RF) Energy...

  • Page 65: Medical Devices

    The highest SAR values under Motorola has not approved any changes or modifications to this device by the user. Any the FCC and IC guidelines for your device model are listed below: changes or modifications could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.

  • Page 66: Software Notices

    When you make an emergency call, the cellular network may activate the AGPS technology in other than the approved versions issued by Motorola and its partners. Such alterations may your mobile device to tell the emergency responders your approximate location.

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    • Other information your device may transmit—Your device may also transmit testing and other diagnostic (including location-based) information, and other non-personal information to Motorola or other third-party servers. This information is used to help improve products and services offered by Motorola.

  • Page 68: California Perchlorate Label

    Phones semiconductor memories or other media. Laws in the United States and other countries Some Motorola phones are measured for compatibility with hearing aids. If the box for your preserve for Motorola and third-party software providers certain exclusive rights for Hearing Aid Compatibility particular model has “Rated for Hearing Aids”...

  • Page 69: How To Obtain Service Or Other Information

    Please retain your original dated sales receipt for your records. For warranty service of your Warranty Mobile Phones Motorola product you will need to provide a copy of your dated sales receipt to confirm Global Warranty Note: This Limited Warranty is not applicable in Quebec, Canada.

  • Page 70: Who Is Covered

    This Limited Warranty is only available in the country where the Product was purchased. including but not limited to as set forth by Motorola in the Products' User Manual, Quick Start Motorola may provide service outside the country of purchase, to the extent that it is possible Guide, Online Tutorials, and other documentation), improper storage (e.g.

  • Page 71: What Other Limitations Are There

    (f) A product or part that has been modified in any manner without the written DETERMINED BY MOTOROLA IN ITS SOLE DISCRETION SHALL BE THE EXCLUSIVE permission of Motorola. Products that have been altered in any manner so as to prevent REMEDY OF THE CONSUMER.

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    ALTERATIONS MAY PERMANENTLY DAMAGE YOUR PRODUCT, CAUSE YOUR PRODUCT accurate at the time of printing. Motorola reserves the right to change or modify any TO BE UNSAFE AND/OR CAUSE YOUR PRODUCT TO MALFUNCTION. IN SUCH CASES, information or specifications without notice or obligation.

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