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    User’s Guide BY MOTOROLA...

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    Caution: Before assembling, charging, or using your DROID BIONIC™ by Motorola smartphone for the first time, please read the DROID BIONIC by Motorola doesn’t just raise the bar—it important safety, regulatory and legal information gives the bar altitude sickness. With tons of advanced provided with your product.

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    • News: Get the latest news, apps, tips & tricks, videos Your smartphone and so much more—join us on: the important keys & connectors YouTube™ Facebook™ Webcam 3.5mm Twitter Headset Power Google+™ 8MP Camera Press=screen (on back)

  • 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).

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    SMARTACTIONS™ Quick tips Your phone can automatically reply to texts when you’re If you’re not sure what to do next, try one of these: driving, silence your ringer during meetings, and To... conserve your battery when it runs low. SMARTACTIONS suggests actions to automate, based on how you use Open a text message, Touch the message,...

  • Page 13: Home Screen

    Home screen Use & change your home screen On your home screen, shortcuts are icons that open your quick access to the things you need most favorite apps, web bookmarks, contacts, mail labels, playlists, and more. Widgets are live apps or tools that Quick start: Home screen provide news, weather, messages, and other updates.

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    • move widgets or shortcuts, touch and hold them, Google Now™ then drag to a new location. Google Now shows you • remove shortcuts or widgets from the home what’s around you, Remove screen, touch and hold them, then drag to relevent to the Search, or say Google the top.

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    Smartphone status & notifications new text message new voicemail Icons at the top right of new email new Gmail™ 4:00 the home screen show Thursday calendar event background December 20, 2012 status information, like reminder data sync signal strength, battery Wi-Fi networks available 11:20 AM Select a Preferred Network...

  • Page 16: 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 18: Calls

    Delete numbers you entered. country, you can update using a computer. • Using your computer: During a call: On your computer, go to and check the “Software” links. If an update is Hang up available, follow the installation instructions. PQRS...

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    Tip: Search for contacts right from the dialpad. For Recent calls Jeff example, to find in your contacts list, touch Phone Recent Find it: > Matching contacts appear above the number field. • To call a number, touch next to the entry. Make &...

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    Emergency calls More calling features Note: Your service provider programs one or more Feature emergency phone numbers that you can call under any circumstances, even when your smartphone is locked. international If your phone service includes Emergency numbers vary by country. Your calls international dialing, press and hold pre-programmed emergency number(s) may not work in...

  • 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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    View & use contacts Gmail account on your computer and select “Help” . People Find it: Apps > • More • To find a contact, touch and type the contact name. There are other methods and tools to help you at Touch a contact to open its details.

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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 Touch Menu > > > Send & receive MESSAGE attachments 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. email accounts.

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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

    > • To correct a word, double-touch it (tap twice, quickly). settings Language & input Default Motorola Input > > > Swype shows a small menu of other word options. Swype Swype might also show a menu if it can’t guess your word.

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    • If Swype doesn’t know a word, you can still touch the To... letter keys to enter it. Swype remembers, so next time you can just drag over the letters. Paste Paste cut or copied Touch the icon at the text at cursor location top of the screen.

  • 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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    • Clarify: For the clearest photos and videos, clean the Options lens with a soft, dry cloth. Exposure Select an exposure setting. Camera settings Flash Flash On Flash Off Auto , or Drag the tab in the lower-left corner of the viewfinder Flash screen (or touch Menu ) to adjust camera settings:...

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    HD videos Camcorder settings You can capture HD-quality videos to watch on an HDTV Drag the tab in the lower-left corner of the viewfinder or monitor. screen (or touch Menu ) to adjust camcorder settings: To record an HD-quality video, be sure to select the Options Video resolution correct...

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    Edit • Edit: Open a picture, then touch Menu > Options • Slideshow: Open a folder, then touch at the top. To Modes Normal video Video Set to stop the slideshow, touch the display or Back Message Time Lapse , or Tip: To show the slideshow on a television or other device, see “”...

  • Page 37: Music On Google Play

    YouTube™ Music on Google Play™ Share videos with YouTube users everywhere. You don’t when life needs a soundtrack need a YouTube account to browse and view videos. YouTube Quick start: Music Find it: Apps > Music everywhere—stream it, buy it, save it, play it. Note: If you want a YouTube account, go to Listen and create playlists anytime.

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    Note: Copyright—do you have the right? Always follow Tips & tricks the rules. See “Content Copyright” in your legal and • Go back: When you open a song or artist list, touch safety information. in the top left to go back. •...

  • Page 39: Books On Google Play

    • Read offline: To store books for reading when you’re Books on Google Play™ Make available not connected, touch Menu > even thick books fit offline , choose the books, then touch • Turn pages: While reading the book, turn the pages by Quick start: Books flicking them.

  • Page 40: Browse

    Tips & tricks Browse • Home screen shortcut: In your home screen, touch explore & find the Google search widget at the top and enter a website address. Quick start: Chrome™ Note: If you can’t connect, contact your service Chrome Find it: Apps >...

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    To download apps or phone updates, see “Apps & Web connection updates” on page 14. To access the web, your phone uses your Wi-Fi network (or your mobile phone network if no Wi-Fi network is Browser options connected). To change your browser security settings, text size, and To connect to a Wi-Fi network, see “Wi-Fi Networks”...

  • Page 42: Personalize

    Personalize Shortcuts To add app shortcuts to the home screen, touch Apps add your personal touch touch and hold an app, then drag it to a spot on the home screen panels. Widgets, wallpaper, & more Tip: To change a shortcut in the favorites tray at the Widgets bottom of the home screen, touch and hold a shortcut, Fill your home screen with widgets—make it yours.

  • Page 43: Locate & Navigate

    Date & time Locate & navigate Set date, time, time zone, and formats: where you are, where you’re going System settings Date & time Find it: Menu > > Quick start: Locate & navigate Language & region Find an address, find a place, see what’s close by, get directions or full navigation, and so much more—all with Set your menu language and region: the Google Maps™...

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    Tips & tricks Google+ Local™ • Find an address: Enter the address in the search box Google+ Local lets you find the restaurants, cafes, bars, at the top. The map moves to show the address. and attractions that are close to you: •...

  • Page 45: Connect & Transfer

    they got home safely, or just stay in touch. Don’t worry, Connect & transfer your location is not shared unless you agree to it. After wired up or wireless you join Google Latitude, you can invite your friends to view your location, or accept their invitations. Quick start: Connect &...

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    Tips & tricks Wi-Fi Networks • Bluetooth™ devices: To connect a Bluetooth Turn Wi-Fi power on/off Bluetooth headset, keypad, or other device, touch Settings Wi-Fi Find it: Apps > , then touch the Wi-Fi • Wi-Fi networks: To connect, touch switch to turn it •...

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    • Channel—If you notice interference after your Manage networks hotspot has been active for a while, try different To remove a network, touch it in the list, then touch channels. Forget Save Touch when the settings are complete. Settings To manage your networks, touch Apps >...

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    Make sure the switch at the top is , then touch Let devices find your phone SEARCH FOR DEVICES To let a Bluetooth device discover your phone: Touch a found device to connect it (if necessary, touch Settings Bluetooth Touch Apps >...

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    This may take a few minutes. Account edit an account, touch account name > With the home screen showing, connect a Motorola settings micro USB data cable from your smartphone’s micro delete an account, touch account name > Menu Remove account >...

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    Note: You can’t delete the Backup Assistant Plus down to least. Touch an app to open its details. Apps that account you used or created when you set up your use a lot of data might also use a lot of battery power. smartphone.

  • Page 51: Work

    Work Clock Clock Set alarm Find it: Apps > > get it done anytime • Alarm: Touch an alarm to edit it, or touch to add a Corporate sync new alarm. If you use Microsoft™ Office Outlook on your work Dismiss When an alarm sounds, touch to turn it off or...

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    Google Event colors indicate Now, touch , and then say what you want to search different calendars. for, like “Motorola accessories” . • Text entry: Touch a text entry field to open the Scroll touchscreen keypad. Touch , then say what you want to type.

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    Tip: Speak naturally, but clearly. Use the microphone in a Explore by touch similar way to a speakerphone, so no need to shout or Use Explore by Touch to expand TalkBack, and have your hold the smartphone close to your mouth. touches read out loud as you move your finger around the To change your voice settings, see “Voice settings”...

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    Vibrate when ringing • Vibrate: Touch to feel your Caller ID smartphone 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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    And to make text entry even easier, you can use features • Position: During a call, hold the smartphone to your like auto-correct, auto-punctuate, and ear as normal, and then rotate/move it to get the best System settings auto-capitalization—touch Menu >...

  • Page 56: Protect

    Apps Protect Want more? No problem. Google Play provides access to help keep it safe hundreds of thousands of apps, and many provide useful accessibility features. Quick start: Protect Play Store Find it: Apps > Make sure your information is protected, in case your Select a category or touch Search to find the app you phone is lost or stolen.

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    Pattern • : draw a pattern to unlock. Tips & tricks • Face unlock: Unlock your phone by looking at it! • : enter four to sixteen digits to unlock. Settings Security & Screen Lock Touch Apps > > Password •...

  • Page 58: Troubleshoot

    Your Google account data is backed up online. So, if you help. reset or replace your phone, just log into your Google Go to, where you can select account to restore the contacts, events, and other details from a number of customer care options. You can also you synced with the account.

  • Page 59: 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 61: 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 62: 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 63: 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 65: 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 66: 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 67: 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 68: 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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