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Guidebook 2013
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    Guidebook 2013 For Android™ mobile technology platform 4.3...

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    System updates. All information in this guidebook is subject to change without notice. The Nexus 7 (2013) tablet is certified by ASUS under the names ASUS Pad k008 (Wi-Fi) and Asus Pad k009 (LTe). For online help and support, visit support.google.com/nexus. To download a printable PdF version of this ebook, open the Nexus 7 support page and scroll to the bottom.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    & customize the lock screen Try Face unlock share content with Android beam Change the wallpaper Take a screenshot Connect to keyboards, mice, & other devices 3. Use the keyboard enter & edit text Try Gesture Typing use keyboard dictionaries Nexus 7 (2013) Guidebook...

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    Control location access, reporting, & history use your voice on Android Voice Actions commands Google Now Card list About Gmail Cards About the Activity summary card About the stocks card About the Research topics card search settings Nexus 7 (2013) Guidebook...

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    6. Settings 7. Accessibility Appendix: Hardware reference What’s in the box Nexus 7 (2013) hardware specs (Wi-Fi models) specs (32Gb + LTe) Nexus 7 (2013) Guidebook...

  • Page 6: Get Started

    & activate a siM card. if no card is installed, the message “No siM card” appears on the tablet’s lock screen. only Nexus 7 (2013) LTe can accept a siM card. Wi-Fi versions of the tablet can’t. WArNING: The siM card ejection tool and the siM card tray included with Nexus 7 are very small objects that represent a choking hazard.

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    4. Remove the tray and place the micro siM card inside it, with the angled corner fitting snugly into the angled corner of the tray. Nexus 7 (2013) Guidebook GeT sTARTed...

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    Google Play store to manage your data. Contact your own mobile service provider for additional details. Nexus 7 (2013) Guidebook GeT sTARTed...

  • Page 9: Charge The Battery

    The battery may not be fully charged at first. It’s a good idea to fully charge it as soon as you can. Connect the micro usb cable to Nexus 7 and to the charging unit, and the charging unit to a power outlet: •...

  • Page 10: Set Up Your Tablet

    Set up your tablet To turn on your Nexus 7, press the Power button on the right edge near the top for a few seconds, then release it. The first time you turn on the tablet, you’ll see a Welcome screen.

  • Page 11: Get Around

    Home screen, you can’t go back any further in your history. Home opens Home. if you’re viewing a left or right Home screen, opens the central Home screen. To open Goo- gle Now, swipe up. Nexus 7 (2013) Guidebook GeT sTARTed...

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    Microphone icon to speak them. Many screens in apps and settings include a Menu icon. Touch it to explore additional options, often including a Help item that provides more information about that screen. Nexus 7 (2013) Guidebook GeT sTARTed...

  • Page 13: Use Your Home Screens

    When you’re ready to shop for more, try the suggestions in one of the Play Recommendations widgets: Touch to avoid future suggestions like this Touch to Touch to see a learn more different suggestion Nexus 7 (2013) Guidebook GeT sTARTed...

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    To bump another icon out of the way, slide slowly into it. 3. Lift your finger. The icon drops into its new position. To create a folder, slide one icon quickly over another. To rename a folder, touch its name. Nexus 7 (2013) Guidebook GeT sTARTed...

  • Page 15: Touch & Type

    The orientation of most screens rotates with your device as you turn it. To lock or unlock the screen’s vertical orientation, swipe down from the top right of any screen and touch the Rotation icon in Quick settings. Nexus 7 (2013) Guidebook GeT sTARTed...

  • Page 16: Type Text By Speaking

    To improve processing of your voice input, Google may record a few seconds of ambient background noise in temporary memory at any time. This recording remains on the device only fleetingly and is not sent to Google. Nexus 7 (2013) Guidebook GeT sTARTed...

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    To change your tablet’s speech settings, go to Set- tings > Personal > Language & input. Settings Nexus 7 (2013) Guidebook GeT sTARTed...

  • Page 18: Explore Your Tablet

    No digging required. For example, here’s a Google Now card that appears when you’re about to start your commute home: Nexus 7 (2013) Guidebook exPLoRe YouR TAbLeT...

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    For more information about Google Now and your location infor- mation, see “Chapter 5, use Google Now & search.” Nexus 7 (2013) Guidebook exPLoRe YouR TAbLeT...

  • Page 20: Swipe Down For Notifications & Settings

    Snooze (remind you later) or send email to other guests. When you’re finished with a notification, just swipe it away. To dis- miss all notifications, touch the Dismiss icon at the top right of the notification shade. Nexus 7 (2013) Guidebook exPLoRe YouR TAbLeT...

  • Page 21: Quick Settings

    Quick settings to easily access Wi-Fi settings, manage dis- play brightness, open the main settings menu, and more. To open Quick settings, swipe down from the top right corner of any screen: Nexus 7 (2013) Guidebook exPLoRe YouR TAbLeT...

  • Page 22: Relax With Google Play

    Touch the suggestion to learn more about it. • recommended apps. Recommends apps that you can add to your Home screen. Touch the recommendation to learn more about it. Nexus 7 (2013) Guidebook exPLoRe YouR TAbLeT...

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    Android mobile devices. (Android apps are one ex- ception – they run only on Android devices.) sign in to play.google.com to get your entertainment from anywhere. Find your content if you purchased on Google Play in the past, you’ll automatically Nexus 7 (2013) Guidebook exPLoRe YouR TAbLeT...

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    Nexus 7 — just make sure you’re signed in using the same account that you used to pur- chase it. You can get to your content using any of the Google Play icons in your Favorites tray, including books, Magazines, Movies, and Music.

  • Page 25: Use & Customize The Lock Screen

    2. Touch the Plus icon. if prompted, enter your PiN, pattern, or password. A list of widgets appears. Apps that support lock screen wid- gets can add their own widgets to this list. Nexus 7 (2013) Guidebook exPLoRe YouR TAbLeT...

  • Page 26: Try Face Unlock

    Face unlock is one of the options available. After you’ve set it up, you can unlock your tablet simply by looking at it. Although Face unlock is not very secure, it can be convenient and fun to use. Nexus 7 (2013) Guidebook exPLoRe YouR TAbLeT...

  • Page 27: Share Content With Android Beam

    Google Play opens to a screen where your friend can download the app. TIP: When you touch another device to the back of your Nexus 7, make sure it’s near the “x” in “nexus” to success- fully beam content. Nexus 7 (2013) Guidebook...

  • Page 28: Change The Wallpaper

    3. To set a wallpaper, touch Set wallpaper or, for Gallery images, drag the blue dots to determine the cropping, and touch OK. To change your tablet’s wallpaper, go to Settings > Device > Display > Wallpaper. Settings Nexus 7 (2013) Guidebook exPLoRe YouR TAbLeT...

  • Page 29: Take A Screenshot

    IMPOrTANT: using external devices such as keyboards via USB will cause a significant additional drain on your bat- tery, as will continuous use of a mouse via bluetooth. Nexus 7 (2013) Guidebook exPLoRe YouR TAbLeT...

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    • Clicking, pressing, and dragging with the mouse button is equivalent to touching, touching & holding, and dragging with your finger. • only one mouse button is supported. Nexus 7 (2013) Guidebook exPLoRe YouR TAbLeT...

  • Page 31: Other Input Devices

    PC, they will likely work with your tablet. However, games and other apps must be designed to support any special features of an input device, such as dedicated buttons or other controls, to take full advantage of them. Nexus 7 (2013) Guidebook exPLoRe YouR TAbLeT...

  • Page 32: Use The Keyboard

    Touch & hold Touch & to see input hold to and keyboard choose a settings smiley face To make the keyboard go away, touch the modified back but- ton below it. Nexus 7 (2013) Guidebook use THe keYboARd...

  • Page 33: Basic Editing

    . Touch shift key again to return to lowercase. • Cut, copy, paste. select the text you want to manipulate. Then touch Cut, Copy or Paste button: Nexus 7 (2013) Guidebook use THe keYboARd...

  • Page 34: Try Gesture Typing

    To select one of the other words in the suggestion strip, touch it. if the word you want isn’t shown while using Gesture Typing, you can type it out manually. Nexus 7 (2013) Guidebook use THe keYboARd...

  • Page 35: Use Keyboard Dictionaries

    You can add your own words to your personal dictionary so that your tablet remembers them. To add a word or phrase, including an optional shortcut, touch Personal Dictionary, then the Add icon. Nexus 7 (2013) Guidebook use THe keYboARd...

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    1. Touch the settings icon next to Android keyboard. 2. Touch Add-on dictionaries. You’ll see dictionaries for other languages that you can down- load to your device. 3. Touch the dictionary you want, then Install. Nexus 7 (2013) Guidebook use THe keYboARd...

  • Page 37: Try Some Apps

    To remove an app icon from the Home screen, touch & hold it, slide your finger toward the top of the screen, and drop the app over the Remove icon. Nexus 7 (2013) Guidebook TRY soMe APPs...

  • Page 38: Start Gmail

    To organize your email, check the box beside a message to select it. Then use the icons and menu along the top of the screen to manage the selected messages. Nexus 7 (2013) Guidebook TRY soMe APPs...

  • Page 39: Find People

    View recent activity. When viewing a contact, swipe to the right to see recent updates. • Edit details. While viewing a contact, touch icons at the top of the screen or the Menu icon to edit or share contact details, Nexus 7 (2013) Guidebook TRY soMe APPs...

  • Page 40: Manage Your Calendar

    From any of these views, you can: • read or edit event details. Touch an event to view its details. • Manage events and calendars. Touch icons across the top of Nexus 7 (2013) Guidebook TRY soMe APPs...

  • Page 41: Open & Use Clock

    Clock screen. To turn one on or off, slide the switch. You can also add a label to an alarm and change the ringtone. To change these options for a single alarm, touch the arrow under- neath the on/off switch. Nexus 7 (2013) Guidebook TRY soMe APPs...

  • Page 42: Manage Downloads

    Manage downloads To manage most downloads, touch the downloads icon on the All Apps screen. Movies and some oth- er content that you download don’t show up in the downloads app. Downloads Nexus 7 (2013) Guidebook TRY soMe APPs...

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    When your tablet is connected to a computer, look in the down- load directory to view files available in the Downloads app. You can view and copy files from this directory. Nexus 7 (2013) Guidebook TRY soMe APPs...

  • Page 44: Google Now & Search

    Location History to show you what the traffic on your commute is like when you wake up in the morning. it also uses information from Google services such as your Web History Nexus 7 (2013) Guidebook GooGLe NoW & seARCH...

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    However, Google Now attempts to show you what’s important when you need it, in the hope that such alerts are a use- ful additional source of information. To learn more, visit support. google.com/publicalerts. Nexus 7 (2013) Guidebook GooGLe NoW & seARCH...

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    Along with Location History, Google Now uses your tablet’s loca- tion access service, which must also be turned on for Google Now Settings > Personal > to work. To manage this setting, go to Location access. Nexus 7 (2013) Guidebook GooGLe NoW & seARCH...

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    The version number appears under Google Search at the top left. This chapter describes Google Now version 2.4.10.626027. if you’re using a later version, visit Google Now & search for the lat- est information. Nexus 7 (2013) Guidebook GooGLe NoW & seARCH...

  • Page 48: Use Google Now

    3. Touch the card’s On/Off switch. Edit card settings To learn why a card appears when it does, or to adjust your prefer- ences for that card type, touch the info icon . Nexus 7 (2013) Guidebook GooGLe NoW & seARCH...

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    To edit such details, go to Menu > Settings > My stuff. Nexus 7 (2013) Guidebook GooGLe NoW & seARCH...

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    2. To the Home screen: Touch the All Apps icon and swipe left until you find the widget. Then touch & hold the widget to activate a Home screen, and drag the widget to the location you want. Nexus 7 (2013) Guidebook GooGLe NoW & seARCH...

  • Page 51: Turn Google Now On Or Off

    Turning off Location History doesn’t delete existing history or turn off Location Reporting. Control location access, reporting, & history This section describes how to set your home and work addresses and manage other location-related features used by Google Now. Nexus 7 (2013) Guidebook GooGLe NoW & seARCH...

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    2. To turn off Location Reporting, touch Location > Location re- porting, then slide the switch to OFF. 3. To turn off Location History, touch Location > Location Histo- ry, then slide the switch to OFF. Nexus 7 (2013) Guidebook GooGLe NoW & seARCH...

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    1. open a web browser and make sure you’re signed in with the account whose Location History you want to manage. 2. Visit Location History. A page appears that allows you to view your Location History Nexus 7 (2013) Guidebook GooGLe NoW & seARCH...

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    Google apps while still permitting its use by non-Google apps – just go to Set- tings > Accounts > Google > Location settings. For more information about location access settings, see Man- Nexus 7 (2013) Guidebook GooGLe NoW & seARCH...

  • Page 55: Use Your Voice On Android

    After you touch the Microphone icon or say “Google,” Google lis- tens as you speak and initiates the search or action you describe. if Voice search doesn’t understand you, it lists a set of possible Nexus 7 (2013) Guidebook GooGLe NoW & seARCH...

  • Page 56: Voice Actions

    After touching the Microphone icon or saying “Google,” speak the Voice Action you want to use. or say “help” to see examples of the kinds of things you can tell Google to do for you. Nexus 7 (2013) Guidebook GooGLe NoW & seARCH...

  • Page 57: Voice Actions Commands

    "Create a calendar event" "day/date" & "time" event: dinner in san Francisco, saturday at 7:00PM" “Map of” Address, name, “Map of Golden Gate business name, type Park, san Francisco.” of business, or other location Nexus 7 (2013) Guidebook GooGLe NoW & seARCH...

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    “Message” & shoes, message, i can’t message text (speak wait to show you my new shoes, period.” punctuation) Message text “Note to self: remem- “Note to self” ber the milk” Nexus 7 (2013) Guidebook GooGLe NoW & seARCH...

  • Page 59: Google Now Card List

    The samples that follow show some typical Google Now cards. New cards are added all the time. For a complete list of cards available with the most recent Google Now release, go to Google Now card list. Nexus 7 (2013) Guidebook GooGLe NoW & seARCH...

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    Events nearby shown before your favorite artists give concerts near you, or before other popular events are scheduled near you. Nexus 7 (2013) Guidebook GooGLe NoW & seARCH...

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    Flights shown before flights that you’ve searched for. Gmail: Event bookings & tickets shown before an event booking confirmed by Gmail. Nexus 7 (2013) Guidebook GooGLe NoW & seARCH...

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    Links on each card bring you to more detailed tracking information. Gmail: restaurants shown before a restaurant reservation confirmed by Gmail. Nexus 7 (2013) Guidebook GooGLe NoW & seARCH...

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    News update shows updates related to news items you’ve read recently. Next appointment shown before scheduled meetings. Nexus 7 (2013) Guidebook GooGLe NoW & seARCH...

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    Places shows nearby businesses and other places of potential interest. if you’re at a museum or shop, you can use your camera to look up artwork or get product information. Nexus 7 (2013) Guidebook GooGLe NoW & seARCH...

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    Gives public advisories for your location from the National Weather service, u.s. Geological survey, and similar services. real estate shown when you’ve searched extensively for property listings and are near a property for sale. Nexus 7 (2013) Guidebook GooGLe NoW & seARCH...

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    Sports shown for teams that interest you before, during, or after a game. Stocks shown periodically for stocks you’re tracking. For more details, “About the stocks card”. Nexus 7 (2013) Guidebook GooGLe NoW & seARCH...

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    Travel: Nearby attractions shown when you’re near well- known attractions, such as restaurants, museums, cafes, and so on. Travel: Time back home shown periodically when you’re in a different time zone than usual. Nexus 7 (2013) Guidebook GooGLe NoW & seARCH...

  • Page 68: About Gmail Cards

    All Gmail cards at once. Go to Menu > Settings > Google Now and touch the on/off switch for Gmail cards. • individual Gmail cards. Go to Menu > Settings > Google Now > Gmail and check or uncheck each card. Nexus 7 (2013) Guidebook GooGLe NoW & seARCH...

  • Page 69: About The Activity Summary Card

    You’re tracking through Google Finance. • You’ve explicitly listed in the stocks card settings. You can choose whether to display stocks when their price changes by 1% or more, or in the mornings or evenings. Nexus 7 (2013) Guidebook GooGLe NoW & seARCH...

  • Page 70: About The Research Topics Card

    Google search app you’re using. To view Google search settings (including Google Now) to the bottom of the Google Now screen and touch Menu > Settings. Nexus 7 (2013) Guidebook GooGLe NoW & seARCH...

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    Tablet search. Control which apps on your tablet are included in Google searches. • Privacy & accounts. set the account for use with Google search and search-related privacy options for that account. Nexus 7 (2013) Guidebook GooGLe NoW & seARCH...

  • Page 72: Settings

    Device. sound, battery, sleep, and other display settings. • Personal. Location access, language, and backup/reset options. Security. Passwords and certificates, app verification, screen • lock, and encryption. • Accounts. sync and other account settings. • System. date, time, accessibility, and device information. Nexus 7 (2013) Guidebook seTTiNGs...

  • Page 73: Accessibility

    You can make reading and navigating this mate- rial easier by increasing the text size – just open Chrome, go to Menu > Settings > Accessibility, and drag the slider to adjust the text size. Nexus 7 (2013) Guidebook ACCessibiLiTY...

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    You can also try magnification gestures, which allow you to zoom in and out, as well as temporarily magnify what’s under your fin- ger. To try magnification gestures, go to Settings > Accessibility > Magnification gestures. Nexus 7 (2013) Guidebook ACCessibiLiTY...

  • Page 75: Appendix: Hardware Reference

    Appendix: Hardware reference What’s in the box A. Nexus 7 2013 b. Micro usb cable C. usb charging unit d. Quick start card and Warranty & safety Nexus 7 (2013) Guidebook APPeNdix...

  • Page 76: Nexus 7 (2013) Hardware

    LTe model. • if any item is damaged or missing, contact your point of pur- chase for assistance • The bundled usb charging unit varies by country or region. Nexus 7 (2013) hardware Front 3.5mm headset jack Front-facing camera...

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    Back Speakers Rear-facing camera NFC & wireless charging area Speakers Charger/USB/ SlimPort NOTE: siM card tray is available only for Nexus 7 (2013) LTe. Nexus 7 (2013) Guidebook APPeNdix...

  • Page 78: Specs (wi-fi Models)

    4.0 Memory 16 or 32 Gb internal storage (actual formatted capacity will be less) 2Gb RAM Ports Micro usb slimPort™ battery 3950 mAh up to 9 hours of active use Wireless charging built-in (Qi compatible) Nexus 7 (2013) Guidebook APPeNdix...

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    Android 4.3 (Jelly bean) Processing CPu: Qualcomm snapdragon™ s4 Pro, 1.5GHz GPu: Adreno 320, 400MHz sensors Accelerometer Ambient light Compass Gyroscope Nexus 7 (2013) Guidebook APPeNdix...

  • Page 80: Specs (32gb + Lte)

    1/2/4/5/13/17) Europe: GsM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz HsPA+: 850/900/1900/2100/AWs(1700/2100) MHz (bands: 1/2/4/5/8) LTe: 800/850/1700/1800/1900/2100/2600 MHz (bands: 1/2/3/4/5/7/20) Audio stereo speakers Fraunhofer Cingo™ virtual surround sound Fraunhofer Cingo™mobile audio technology. For more information, visit www.fraunhofer-cingo.com. 3.5mm audio connector Nexus 7 (2013) Guidebook APPeNdix...

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    3950 mAh up to 9 hours of active use Wireless charging built-in (Qi compatible) Android 4.3 (Jelly bean) Processing CPu: Qualcomm snapdragon™ s4 Pro, 1.5GHz GPu: Adreno 320, 400MHz sensors Accelerometer Ambient light Compass Gyroscope Nexus 7 (2013) Guidebook APPeNdix...

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    DO NOT throw Nexus 7 in municipal waste. This product has been designed to enable proper reuse of parts and recycling. The sym- bol of the crossed out wheeled bin indicates that the product (electrical, electronic equip- ment and mercury-containing button cell bat- tery) should not be placed in municipal waste.

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