Acer A200 User Manual

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  • Page 1: User Guide

    User Guide...
  • Page 2 © 2011. All Rights Reserved. Acer ICONIA TAB User Guide Model: A200 First issue: 11/2011 Acer ICONIA TAB Model number: __________________________________ Serial number: ___________________________________ Date of purchase: ________________________________ Place of purchase: ________________________________...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents Getting to know your tablet Features and functions ......... . . 5 Product registration .
  • Page 4 Shooting a video ..........42 Reading an eBook or pdf LumiRead .
  • Page 5: Features And Functions

    To register your Acer product, please visit Click Registration and follow the simple instructions. You can also register directly from your tablet by tapping the Acer Registration icon. After we receive your product registration, you will be sent a confirmation email with important data that you should keep in a safe place.
  • 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 • Quick Guide • 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...
  • 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. Assembling the power adapter Slide the plug fitting into the power adapter body until it clicks into place.
  • 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 for two seconds. 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. Follow the rest of the instructions as they are displayed.
  • Page 11: Locking Your Tablet

    Locking your tablet If you will not use your tablet for a while, briefly press the power button to lock access. This saves power and ensures your tablet does not unintentionally use any services. Your tablet will lock automatically if it is not used after a while. To change the delay, tap Apps >...
  • Page 12: Using The Touchscreen

    The Home screen already features some useful controls and information. Application menu and Customize screen Search Navigation Acer Ring Time and Status Search To search for applications, files or for information on the Internet, tap the Google / Search icon in the top-left...
  • Page 13: Voice Search

    This icon is displayed in some applications. Tap this icon to open a list of options. 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 14.
  • Page 14 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 15 The application menu The application menu displays applications 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. Otherwise swipe to the left to see the next application category.
  • Page 16: Status And Notification Area

    The application menu displays applications installed on your tablet. Two categories are available: All and My apps. All displays all applications that are installed on your tablet; My apps displays applications that you have installed from the Android Market. Note: All images are for reference only. The applications installed on your tablet can be different from the applications shown in illustrations.
  • Page 17: 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 18: 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 More status notifications SD card or USB storage is full Syncing data Tablet is connected to PC via Sync is on...
  • Page 19 Tap Widgets to see small applications that you can add to a Home screen. Widgets are small applications that display constantly-updated information or quick shortcuts to applications or special functions. Tap Applications to open a list of shortcuts to applications and settings you can drag to a Home screen.
  • Page 20: 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 More key to see more options. Tap and hold a key to select alternative characters (if available), such as letters with accents.
  • Page 21 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: two types of Android Keyboard (keyboard and voice) and XT9 Text Input.
  • Page 22: Editing 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 23 Paste If you previously copied (see below) text, a button appears briefly above the cursor. Tap the button to paste the text. 3. Modify the text: Type, paste or delete text. 4. Tap Enter on the keyboard, or tap the Close Keyboard button. Editing text...
  • Page 24: 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, Download, Tablet. Select your tablet model, and then the Driver tab,...
  • Page 25: Connecting A Usb Device To Your Tablet

    This allows you to transfer your personal data to or from your PC, using your PC’s file explorer. Plug the micro USB connector to your tablet, and plug the other end of the USB cable into a USB port on your PC. After a short delay, your tablet's internal memory will be visible as an external drive in your PC’s file explorer.
  • Page 26: Connecting A Bluetooth Device

    Connecting a Bluetooth device 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. For Bluetooth settings, tap Apps > Settings > Wireless & networks > Bluetooth settings.
  • 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 > Wireless & networks > Wi-Fi settings 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 (Google Mail)

    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

    SocialJogger SocialJogger combines your social network updates in one location, allowing you to quickly follow what your friends are doing across several platforms. From the application menu, tap SocialJogger to launch the program. Select Sign in to enter your account information. When you are finished press Start.
  • Page 31 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. If none of these services seem unusual, tap OK to proceed with the installation.
  • Page 32: Google Talk

    Using downloaded applications Once you’ve downloaded and installed an application, you may find it in the My apps or All sections of the Application menu. Certain applications also provide widgets, or only provide a widget (with no application icon). Widgets can be found in the Widget section when personalizing your Home screen.
  • 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...
  • Page 35 Tap and hold a photo thumbnail, then tap and hold any of the connected devices showing an arrow. 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

    Note: The Acer video player only plays MP4 files. Please check for updates to the tablet's software which may add support for other types of video. See “Updating your tablet’s operating system” on page 54. To send video files, for example, to paired devices using Bluetooth or to YouTube, tap and hold a photo thumbnail, then tap Share.
  • Page 37: Managing Contacts

    Managing contacts Your tablet features an address book that allows you to save contacts to the internal memory 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 38: Editing A Contact

    You may now edit the new contact entry. 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.
  • Page 39: 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 star You may quickly access your favorite contacts by adding a...
  • Page 40: Using The Camera

    Using the camera 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 White balance Change the color balance to match the lighting: Auto, Incandescent, Daylight, Fluorescent or Cloudy. Color effect Choose an effect to change the colors in your photos: None, Mono, Sepia, Negative or Solarize. Camera settings Activate or change special settings: Store location, Exposure, Picture size, Picture quality, Restore defaults.
  • Page 42: Shooting A Video

    Shooting a video Tap the camcorder icon to switch to camcorder mode. Icon Description Start / stop recording White balance Change the color balance to match the lighting: Auto, Incandescent, Daylight, Fluorescent or Cloudy. Color effect Choose an effect to change the colors in your photos: None, Mono, Sepia, Negative or Solarize.
  • Page 43 Supported formats Type Formats Image JPEG Video H.264BP Audio AAC-LC Viewing photos and videos 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.
  • Page 44: Reading An Ebook Or Pdf

    Reading an eBook or pdf LumiRead Docs To Go You can use either 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;...
  • 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

    See “Your Adobe ID” on page 49. 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.
  • Page 47 Icon Item Description Options Displays the options menu, including: change font, change font size, brightness, screen timeout, turn page animation, change margin and change background. Bookmark Adds a bookmark to the page.Open the Contents list and tap Bookmarks to see a list of bookmarks in the book.
  • Page 48 Adding books to your tablet You may either add books that you already own, or download new books directly to your tablet. Books you download (see “Shopping” on page 48) will be automatically added to the bookshelves. 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“...
  • Page 49 Tap Bookshelf to return to the main page; tap the plus sign to add links to your favorite sites. 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).
  • Page 50: Advanced Settings

    Advanced settings Access Settings from the Application menu. Tap Apps, then 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 >...
  • Page 51: 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. Switch your tablet off during takeoff and landing as it may interfere with aircraft electronic systems.
  • Page 52: Connecting To A Pc

    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. 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.
  • Page 53: Setting The Date And Time

    Auto-sync • If is enabled, all changes are automatically transferred between your tablet and Internet accounts. Multiple Google accounts 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.
  • Page 54: Updating Your Tablet's Operating System

    Uninstalling an application You can remove programs installed on your tablet to free up extra storage memory. Tap and hold a program icon from the application menu and drag it into the Uninstall area in the top-right corner. Note: You cannot uninstall applications that were pre-loaded on your tablet.
  • 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 sound coming from device, the speaker is automatically the device?
  • Page 56: Other Sources Of Help

    It is also normal for the tablet to heat up during long periods of use, such as 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
  • 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 Furthermore, you may not use the 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.

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