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  • Page 1 For Android mobile technology platform 4.1 Nexus 7 Guidebook...
  • Page 2 The content of this guide may differ in some details from the product or its software. All information in this document is subject to change without notice. The Nexus 7 tablet is certified by ASUS under the name ASUS Pad ME370T. For online Help and support, visit Nexus 7 Guidebook...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents 1. Get started Turn on & sign in Charge the battery Why use a Google Account? Jelly bean tips 2. Play & explore browse Home screens swipe up for Google Now Swipe down for notifications Get around Touch &...
  • Page 4 4. Make Search personal About Google Now About Google Now cards use Google Now cards Turn off Google Now Control location reporting & history Search tips & tricks Use Voice Actions Voice Actions commands search settings Privacy and accounts 5. Tune performance optimize battery life optimize data usage optimize memory usage...
  • Page 5 7. Connect to networks Connect to Wi-Fi networks Connect to virtual private networks Control airplane mode & other network settings 8. Connect to devices Beam screen content Connect to bluetooth devices Connect to keyboards, mice, & other devices Connect to a Windows computer via usb Connect to a Macintosh computer via usb 9.
  • Page 6 11. Accessibility Accessibility overview set up your tablet use Talkback use explore by Touch Accessibility settings Nexus 7 Guidebook...
  • Page 7: Get Started

    Get started Turn on & sign in 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’ll see a Welcome screen. • To choose a different language, touch the menu.
  • Page 8: Charge The Battery

    • Google Apps • AdWords • Any other Google product When you sign in with a Google Account, all the email, contacts, Calendar events, and other data associated with that account are automatically synced with your tablet. if you have multiple Google Accounts, you can add the others later.
  • Page 9: Why Use A Google Account

    IMPorTAnT: use the charging unit and micro usb cable that come with your Nexus 7. other charging units and usb cables may charge more slowly or not at all. Why use a Google Account? A Google Account lets you organize and access your personal in- formation from any computer or mobile device: •...
  • Page 10: Jelly Bean Tips

    Google Wallet, which makes it easy to purchase music, books, apps, and more on Google Play and other online stores. • Use other Google services. Your Google Account also lets you take full advantage of any other Google apps and services that you may want to use, such as Gmail, Google Maps, Naviga- tion, Google Play, YouTube, Google Talk, Messaging, and many more.
  • Page 11: Google Search

    Google Search Google Now Google Now gets you just the right Swipe up from the information, at just the right time – bottom center of any such as today’s weather before you screen. start your day, how much traffic to Touch the Google expect before you leave for work, and Search bar at the top...
  • Page 12 Notifica tion You can now control the Press the volume button on volume volume for notifications the side of your tablet, then separately from your tab- touch the settings icon. Drag slider to change the volume for let’s main volume. notifications.
  • Page 13: Play & Explore

    Play & explore Browse Home screens To move between Home screens, swipe left or right. The My Library widget displays apps, music, movies, books, and games you already have – including free content that comes with your Nexus 7: Touch any title to open it Nexus 7 Guidebook...
  • Page 14: Swipe Up For Google Now

    When you’re ready to shop for more, try the suggestions in one of the Play Recommendations widgets: Touch to learn more Touch to avoid future suggestions like this Touch to see a different suggestion To resize a widget, touch & hold, then let go and drag the blue dots.
  • Page 15 about to start your commute home: Give it a try! Swipe your finger up from the bottom of any screen, or touch the Google search bar at the top of the screen. When you want to see more cards, touch Show more cards at the bottom of the screen.
  • Page 16: Swipe Down For Notifications

    check traffic and suggest when to leave. And if you have searches stored in your Web History, Google Now can also show cards based on sports scores, flight status, and so on. You’re in control. You can choose exactly which cards you’d like to see, adjust the details of what they display, and adjust your privacy settings.
  • Page 17 To open the notifications shade, swipe down from the top: Toggle screen Go to rotation lock settings dismiss all Touch to respond to other guests swipe up or down with two fingers to open or close an expandable notification Certain notifications can be expanded to show more information, such as email previews or calendar events.
  • Page 18: Get Around

    always expanded when possible. To expand or collapse a notifica- tion, use two fingers to either swipe vertically or twist together. To open the related app, touch the notification icon on the left. Some notifications also allow you to take specific actions by touching icons within the notification.
  • Page 19 Back opens the previous screen you were working in, even if it was in a different app. once you back up to the 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.
  • Page 20: Touch & Type

    TIP: To get to Settings quickly no what screen you’re on, swipe down your Notifications from the top of any screen and touch the small settings icon near the top. At the top of the screen you’ll find Google Search, which lets you search your tablet or the internet.
  • Page 21: Try Face Unlock

    drag something instead). For example, you can slide a Home screen left or right to view the other Home screens. • Double-tap: Tap quickly twice on a webpage, map, or other screen to zoom. For example, double-tap a picture in browser to zoom in, and double-tap again to zoom out.
  • Page 22 You can set locks of different strengths using your tablet’s lock settings. To do so, go to Settings > Personal > Security > Screen lock and touch the type of lock you’d like to use. Face Unlock is one of the options available. After you’ve set it up, you can unlock your phone simply by looking at it.
  • Page 23: Make Yourself At Home

    Make yourself at home relax with Google Play Google Play brings together all your favorite content in one place – movies, books, music, magazines, apps, and more – so you can reach it from any of your devices. Use Google Play widgets These widgets are available on your Home screens: •...
  • Page 24 your Home screen. Touch the recommendation to learn more about it. All Google Play recommendation widgets work the same way: Touch to learn more Touch to avoid future suggestions like this Touch to see a different suggestion To resize a widget, touch & hold, then let go and drag the blue dots.
  • Page 25 tertainment from anywhere. Access your content If you purchased from Google Play in the past, you’ll automati- cally have access to this content on your Nexus 7—just make sure you’re signed in using the same account that you used to pur- chase it.
  • Page 26: Manage Downloads

    Google Play settings To adjust your Google Play settings, switch accounts, or get help, choose the option you want from the Menu at the upper right. The Google Play Settings screen lets you control when you’re no- tified about updates to apps and games, clear your search history, and enable user controls.
  • Page 27: Use Apps

    load, to manage the demands on their networks or to help you avoid unexpected charges. When you try to download an over- sized-file when connected to such networks, you may be required to delay downloading until your device is connected to a Wi-Fi network, when the download will resume automatically.
  • Page 28: Organize Your Home Screens

    From All Apps, you can Move between screens: swipe left or right. • • Launch an app: Touch its icon. • Place an app icon on a Home screen: Touch & hold the app icon, slide your finger, and lift your finger to drop the icon in place.
  • Page 29 to find the widget. 4. Touch and hold the widget until the Home screen appears, slide it into place, and lift your finger. To move an app or widget icon to a different location on a Home screen: 1. Touch & hold the icon. 2.
  • Page 30: Start Gmail

    Start Gmail Content to come Find People Content to come Manage your Calendar Content to come Change sound settings Your tablet uses sounds to communicate, including notifications, alarms, and navigation feedback. To customize the sounds your tablet makes, go to Settings > De- vice >...
  • Page 31: Change The Wallpaper

    Change the wallpaper Content to come Nexus 7 Guidebook MAke YouRseLF AT HoMe...
  • Page 32: Make Search Personal

    Make Search personal About Google now Google Now gives you just the right information at just the right time—before you even ask. Just swipe up from the bottom of your tablet to get commute traffic before work, popular nearby places, your favorite team’s current score, and more.
  • Page 33 For example, Google Now uses the time of day, your location, and your location history to show you what the traffice on your com- mute is like when you wake up in the morning. it also uses infor- mation from Google services such as your Web History for sports or flight status cards, or from your synced calendar entries for appointment cards.
  • Page 34 Defining home & work As you use Google Now, you may be asked to confirm your home or work address to get commute traffic information, travel help, and more. You can change these addresses in several other ways: Menu> • When a Traffic card appears for home or work, touch Edit.
  • Page 35: About Google Now Cards

    delete or pause your Web History and still use Google Now, but certain kinds of information, such as flight details, won’t show up. About Google now cards A Google Now card is a short snippet of useful information that slides into view right when you’re most likely to need it. After you opt-in to Google Now, you can view these cards easily no matter what else you’re doing—just swipe up from the bottom of your tablet or touch the Google search bar on any Home screen.
  • Page 36 Edit individual card settings You can change the settings for each Google Now card. Menu > Settings on the Now card you want to • Touch the edit, or go to Menu > Settings > now cards. The settings screen appears, which allows you to make changes as well as turn a specific card on or off.
  • Page 37: Turn Off Google Now

    card that supports both options: • Touch Menu > Settings when the card appears. • From the lower right corner of the Google Now screen, touch Menu > Settings > Now cards > card name > Notifications. To change ringtone and vibrate options for all standard noti- fications, start from the Google Now screen, touch Menu >...
  • Page 38: Control Location Reporting & History

    isting history or turn off all forms of location reporting. For more information, see the next section, “Control location reporting & history.” Control location reporting & history Location reporting refers to the ability of your tablet to report your current location. Location history refers to a related feature that stores your past locations, including your home and work locations.
  • Page 39 not update your location. 4. To turn off location history, uncheck Enable location history. even if you turn off both location reporting and location history, your previously recorded history is still available to Google servic- es such as Google Now along with location information provided by Google’s location service and GPS, if they’re turned on.
  • Page 40 Google’s location service & GPS support even when location reporting and location history are turned off, Google periodically reports data for use by various apps from sources such as Wi-Fi, mobile networks, and GPs to determine your approximate location at any given time. To turn off these services, go to Settings >...
  • Page 41 Next, speak the terms to search for or the Voice Action to per- form. For more details on Voice Actions, see “use Voice Actions” on page 37 The ability to trigger a search or action by saying “Google” is called hotword detection. To turn it off or on, start from the Google Now screen and touch Menu >...
  • Page 42: Search Tips & Tricks

    icon on the right side of the keyboard. Search tips & tricks What you want What to type or say Examples sports [team’s name] san Francisco Giants information Pictures Pictures of [topic] Pictures of san Francisco images of [topic] images of cats Convert mea- [original measurement] in 30 degrees Celsius in...
  • Page 43: Use Voice Actions

    Flight informa- [Airline] [flight number] American airlines flight tion Translation Translate to [language] Translate to spanish, [phrase] Where is the Palace Hotel?’ Calculator [A math phrase] 75 divided by 6 Food [Type of food] Mexican food [Type of food] in [location] Mexican food in urbana, illinois Use Voice Actions...
  • Page 44: Voice Actions Commands

    As you speak, Voice search analyzes your speech and initiates the action. If Voice Search doesn’t understand you, it lists a set of possible meanings. Just touch the one you want. some Voice Actions, such as “send email” and “note to self,” open a panel that prompts you to complete the action by speaking or typing more information.
  • Page 45 Action commands. For details, see “use Voice Actions” on page Followed by Examples Words you want to “bike shoes” search for “Map of” Address, name, busi- “Map of Golden Gate ness name, type of Park, san Francisco.” business, or other location “Directions to”...
  • Page 46: Search Settings

    one or more of: “send email to Hugh “Send email” briss, subject, new “To” & contact names, shoes, message, i “Cc” & contact names, can’t wait to show “bcc” & contact you my new shoes, names, “subject” & period.” subject text “Message”...
  • Page 47: Voice Settings

    turn it on, you’re taken through a brief introduction and given the chance to opt in. While Google Now is on, you can also set your preferences for in- dividual Now cards and related notifications from the Now cards settings screen. Options for each card vary.
  • Page 48: Privacy And Accounts

    with offensive language are blocked. • Hotword detection. When this is checked, you can say “Google” when viewing the Google Now screen rather than touching the Microphone icon to initiate a voice search or action. To detect when you say “Google,” your tablet may record a few seconds of ambient background noise in temporary memory whenever the Google Now screen is open.
  • Page 49 tings > Privacy & accounts. • From your tablet’s main Settings app: Settings > Accounts > Google > Privacy > Search. Touch each setting to learn more: • Google Account. The account used with Google search and Google Now. • Manage location settings.
  • Page 50: Tune Performance

    Tune performance optimize battery life You can extend your battery’s life between charges by turning off features that you don’t need. You can also monitor how apps and system resources consume battery power. To control battery settings, go to Settings > Device > Battery. Extend the life of your battery •...
  • Page 51 Settings > Device > Display. • If you don’t need it, turn off automatic syncing for all apps: Settings > Accounts > Google account-name. This means you need to sync manually to collect messages, email, and other recent information, and won’t receive notifications when up- dates occur.
  • Page 52: Optimize Data Usage

    optimize data usage Data usage refers to the amount of data uploaded or downloaded by your device during a given period. To monitor your data usage, go to Settings > Wireless & networks > Data usage. data usage settings allow you to: •...
  • Page 53: Optimize Memory Usage

    not actually using the app, it may download data for future ref- erence. some apps allow you to restrict background data usage from the app’s own settings. Touch the graph for any app in the bottom part of the screen for more usage details and access to itss settings.
  • Page 54 droid also manages how apps use RAM. it may cache some things you’ve been using recently, for quicker access if you need them again, but it will erase the cache if it needs the RAM for new activities. You affect the way apps use internal storage directly and indi- rectly in many ways—for example, by: •...
  • Page 55 currently running or that have cached processes, and how much RAM they are using. • The graph at the bottom of the Running tab shows the total RAM in use and the amount free. At the top right of the screen, touch Show cached processes or Show running services to switch back and forth.
  • Page 56 • Launch by default: If you have configured an app to launch cer- tain file types by default, you can clear that setting here. • Permissions: Lists the kinds of information about your tablet and data the app has access to. Nexus 7 Guidebook TuNe PeRFoRMANCe...
  • Page 57: Enter & Edit Text

    Enter & edit text Use the keyboard You can enter text using the onscreen keyboard. some apps open it automatically. in others, you open it by touching where you want to type. Touch a Touch and suggestion hold to type to type it character at upper right...
  • Page 58: Basic Editing

    To make the keyboard go away, touch the modified back but- ton below it. Basic editing • Move the insertion point: Touch where you want to type. The cursor blinks in the new position, and a green tab appears below it. drag the tab to move the cursor. •...
  • Page 59: Type Text By Speaking

    To change your tablet’s keyboard and input meth- ods, go to Settings > Personal > Language & input. Settings Type text by speaking You can use voice input to type text by speaking. This feature uses Google’s speech-recognition service, so your tablet must be connected to a Wi-Fi network to use it.
  • Page 60 • When you see the microphone image, speak what you want to type. say “comma,” “period,” “question mark,” “exclamation mark,” or “exclamation point” to enter punctuation. When you pause, what you spoke is transcribed by the speech- recognition service and entered in the text field, underlined. You can touch the delete key to erase the underlined text.
  • Page 61: Connect To Networks

    Connect to networks Connect to Wi-Fi networks Wi-Fi is a wireless networking technology that can provide inter- net access at distances of up to 100 meters, depending on the Wi-Fi router and your surroundings. To use Wi-Fi, you connect to a wireless access point, or “hotspot.” some hotspots are open and you can simply connect to them.
  • Page 62 Turn Wi-Fi on & connect to a Wi-Fi network If you’re adding a Wi-Fi network when first setting up your device, Wi-Fi is turned on automatically. 1. Touch Settings > Wireless & networks > Wi-Fi. 2. slide the Wi-Fi switch to the on position. 3.
  • Page 63 2. Touch the Plus icon at the top of the screen. 3. enter the ssid (name) of the network. if necessary, enter secu- rity or other network configuration details. 4. Touch Save. The information about the network is saved. Your device will con- nect to this network automatically the next time you come within range.
  • Page 64: Advanced Options

    1. Touch & hold a network in the list of Wi-Fi networks you’ve added. 2. Touch Modify network in the dialog that opens. 3. select Show advanced options. 4. if the network has no proxy settings, touch none under Proxy settings, then touch Manual in the menu that opens.
  • Page 65: Connect To Virtual Private Networks

    to sleep. Touch this option to change this default behavior: either to stay connected to Wi-Fi only when the device is connected to a charger (when battery life isn’t a problem), or never to stay connected to Wi-Fi during sleep. The latter choice is likely to increase mobile data usage.
  • Page 66 To configure VPN access, you must first obtain the details from your network administrator. Depending on your organization’s so- lution, you may need to obtain a VPN app, either from your admin- istrator or on Google Play. The VPN settings screen allows you to add VPN net- works and adjust their settings.
  • Page 67: Control Airplane Mode & Other Network Settings

    Edit a VPn 1. From the VPN screen, touch & hold the name of the VPN profile. 2. in the dialog that opens, touch Edit profile. 3. edit the VPN settings you want. 4. Touch Save. Delete a VPn 1. From the VPN screen, touch & hold the name of the VPN profile. 2.
  • Page 68 nFC is checked and Android beam is on, you can touch your tablet to other devices to exchange web pages, contact info, and other data. See “Beam screen content” on page 63. Nexus 7 Guidebook CoNNeCT To NeTWoRks...
  • Page 69: Connect To Devices

    Connect to devices Beam screen content You can beam a web page, a video, or other content from your screen to another device by bringing the devices together (typi- cally back to back). Before you begin: Make sure both devices are unlocked, support Near Field Communication (NFC), and have both NFC and Android beam turned on.
  • Page 70: Connect To Bluetooth Devices

    to beam. 3. Touch your screen anywhere. Your friend’s device displays the transferred content. Or, if the necessary app isn’t installed, Google Play opens to a screen where your friend can download the app. To turn on NFC, go to Settings > Wireless & net- works >...
  • Page 71 tooth when you’re not using it. You may also be required to turn bluetooth off in some locations. bluetooth is turned off when you switch to Airplane mode. system bar icons indicate bluetooth status. Turn Bluetooth on or off 1. Touch Settings >...
  • Page 72 that came with your device to learn how to make it discoverable. 1. under Settings > Wireless & networks, make sure bluetooth is turned on. 2. Touch Bluetooth. Your tablet scans for and displays the ids of all available bluetooth devices in range. 3.
  • Page 73: Connect To Keyboards, Mice, & Other Devices

    Configure or unpair a Bluetooth device Some Bluetooth devices have multiple profiles. Profiles can in- cludes the ability to transmit your conversations, play music in stereo, or transfer files or other data. You can select which pro- files you want to use with your tablet. You can also change the name of the bluetooth device as it appears on your tablet.
  • Page 74: Other Input Devices

    Keyboards in addition to entering text, you can use your keyboard to navigate your tablet’s features: • use the arrow keys to select items on screen. • Pressing Return when an item is selected is equivalent to touching that item. •...
  • Page 75: Connect To A Windows Computer Via Usb

    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. Connect to a Windows computer via USB You can use a usb cable to connect your tablet to a Windows computer and transfer music, pictures, and other files in both di- rections.
  • Page 76: Connect To A Macintosh Computer Via Usb

    Connect to a Macintosh computer via USB You can use a usb cable to connect your tablet to a computer run- ning Mac os x with a usb cable and transfer music, pictures, and other files in both directions. This connection uses the MTP protocol, which is not supported by Mac OS X natively.
  • Page 77 To turn usb tethering on or off, go to Settings > Wireless & networks > More > Tethering & portable hotspot. Settings To change your tablet’s USB connection options, go to Settings > Device > Storage > Menu > USB com- puter connection.
  • Page 78: Manage Accounts

    Manage accounts Add or remove accounts You can use multiple Google Accounts and Microsoft exchange Activesync accounts on your device. You may also be able to add other kinds of accounts, depending on your apps. some you can add in the Accounts section of settings, as described here. oth- ers you add using an app that works with those kinds of accounts.
  • Page 79: Remove An Account

    or server address. 1. Go to Settings > Accounts > Add account. 2. Touch the kind of account to add. 3. Follow the on-screen instructions. 4. Most accounts require a username and password, but the de- tails depend on the kind of account and the configuration of the service you’re connecting to.
  • Page 80: Configure Sync Options

    Configure sync options You can configure synchronization options for any of your apps. You can also decide what kinds of data to synchronize for each account. To reach settings for Google accounts, start from Settings > Accounts > Google. For some accounts, syncing is two-directional; changes that you make to the information on your device are made to the copy of that information on the web.
  • Page 81 If this option is not checked, you may be able to use an app’s tools to sync data manually. You can also sync manually to collect messages, email, and other recent information. Leaving Auto- sync off can help extend your battery life, but will prevent you from receiving notifications when updates occur.
  • Page 82: Change Backup & Reset Options

    Change backup & reset options You can back up settings and other data associated with one or more of your Google Accounts. if you need to replace or factory reset your device, you can restore your data for any accounts that were previously backed up.
  • Page 83 that the app is using the backup service. • Factory data reset. Touch this option, then reset tablet to erase all your personal data from internal storage, including information about your Google Account, any other accounts, your system and app settings, any downloaded applications, and your music, photos, videos, and other files.
  • Page 84: Secure Your Tablet

    Secure your tablet Set screen lock depending how you use your phone, you may want to set some form of automatic screen lock to prevent unauthorized access. If a screen lock has been set, the screen locks when your tabelt’s display goes to sleep.
  • Page 85 You can choose among these lock options, listed in approximate order of strength: • slide provides no protection, but lets you get to the Home screen quickly, or open Camera and start taking pictures immediately. • Face unlock lets you unlock your phone by looking at it. This is the least secure lock option.
  • Page 86: Encrypt Your Tablet

    To change when your phone goes to sleep, go to Settings > Device > Display > Sleep. To see your passwords when you input them, go to Settings Settings > Personal > Security > Make passwords visible. Encrypt your tablet You can encrypt all the data on your tablet: Google Accounts, app data, music and other media, downloaded information, and so on.
  • Page 87 2. Charge the battery. 3. Plug in your tablet. 4. schedule an hour or more for the encryption process: you must not interrupt it or you will lose some or all of your data. When you’re ready to turn on encryption: 1.
  • Page 88: Work With Certificates

    you power on your tablet, to decrypt it. Work with certificates You can use digital certificates to identify your device for a variety of purposes, including VPN or Wi-Fi network access as well as authentication to servers by apps such as email or browser. To use a certificate to identify your device, you must obtain it with help from your system administrator, and install it in your device’s trusted credential storage .
  • Page 89 3. Touch the filename of the certificate or keystore to install. Only certificates that you haven’t already installed are displayed. 4. if prompted, enter the key store password and touch oK. 5. Enter a name for the certificate and touch oK. Typically, a CA certificate included with a client certificate is in- stalled at the same time.
  • Page 90 1. Touch Settings > Personal > Security > Credential stor- age >Trusted credentials. The trusted credentials screen has two tabs: System displays certificate authority (CA) certificates that are permanently installed in the RoM of your tablet. User displays any CA certificates that you have installed your- self, for example in the process of installing a client certificate.

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  • Josie Carranza Apr 19, 2016 09:54:
    I am having problems with my Nexus 7 tablet it will not allow me to turn off the annoying talk back ,I am wanting to return it fore it didn't come with manual and its very diddicult to go into sites