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Blackberry PlayBook User Manual

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  • Page 1 BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet User Guide Version: 1.0.7...
  • Page 2 SWDT1526983-1526983-0721090807-032...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Getting started........................................Getting to know your BlackBerry PlayBook tablet............................. Using the touch screen....................................... Gestures to use with your BlackBerry® PlayBook™............................Personalising your tablet....................................View your notifications....................................... Status bar icons and indicators..................................Switch to a new tablet......................................BlackBerry Bridge....................................... About BlackBerry Bridge.....................................
  • Page 4 Tether your tablet to a Bluetooth enabled device............................. Keyboard and typing......................................Typing with the touch screen keyboard................................Facebook..........................................Navigating Facebook for BlackBerry PlayBook tablets............................Contacting your friends...................................... Posting and tagging photos and videos................................Posting comments and liking items..................................Adding friends and pages....................................
  • Page 5 Creating and editing spreadsheets..................................Legal notice........................................
  • Page 6: Getting Started

    User Guide Getting started Getting started Getting to know your BlackBerry PlayBook tablet Watch the video Watch all videos...
  • Page 7 User Guide Getting started...
  • Page 8: Using The Touch Screen

    User Guide Getting started Using the touch screen Watch the video Here are some common gestures to help you get started using your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet.
  • Page 9: Swipe/pinch

    User Guide Getting started Swipe To scroll through a list, pan a webpage, move between pictures and more, touch the screen and slide your finger up and down or right and left. Pinch To zoom in and out of a webpage, picture or other content, touch the screen with your finger and thumb and pinch them together or apart.
  • Page 10: Gestures To Use With Your Blackberry® Playbook

    User Guide Getting started Drag To move an item from one place to another, touch and hold the item. Slide your finger to the position where you want it. Gestures to use with your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ Watch the video...
  • Page 11 User Guide Getting started Show the home screen and minimise apps Swipe up from the bottom frame onto the screen. Show the menu In many apps, you can find additional features, options and help in the menu. In an app, swipe down from the top frame onto the screen. To close the menu, tap away from the menu.
  • Page 12 User Guide Getting started Show the status bar You can peek at the status bar without leaving the app you're using. This is a great way to quickly check your notifications, see the time, keep an eye on your battery power level, change system options and more.
  • Page 13: Personalising Your Tablet

    Personalising your tablet Watch the video There are many ways you can personalise your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet. In addition to the personalisation suggestions listed here, the Options menu provides many additional settings you can use to customise your PlayBook tablet.
  • Page 14: View Your Notifications

    View your notifications Watch the video Your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet uses notifications to keep you informed about software updates, new messages, calendar reminders, battery power level and much more. When new notifications come in, the top-left or top-right corner of the screen...
  • Page 15: Switch To A New Tablet

    1. On your computer, in the BlackBerry Desktop Software, click Help > Check for updates. If an update is available, click the update to update your version of the BlackBerry Desktop Software.
  • Page 16: Blackberry Bridge

    About BlackBerry Bridge Watch the video If you're running BlackBerry® Device Software 5.0 or later on your BlackBerry smartphone, you can connect your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet to your smartphone to access email, calendars, BlackBerry® Messenger, files and other data directly from your tablet.
  • Page 17: Connect Your Tablet And Smartphone Using Blackberry Bridge

    IT administrator, you can also browse your organisation's intranet. Connect your tablet and smartphone using BlackBerry Bridge To connect your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet to your BlackBerry smartphone, you need to install the BlackBerry® Bridge™ app on your smartphone. You can download it from the BlackBerry App World™ storefront.
  • Page 18: Pictures

    Viewing your pictures Watch the video Your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet is the perfect way to take your pictures with you and share them with friends and family on a high-resolution screen. Pictures that you take are saved in the Pictures app.
  • Page 19: Videos

    Watch the video Watch videos wherever you go with your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet. Your tablet plays high-resolution videos and supports a variety of video formats, such as AVI, ASF, Fv4, MP4 and WMV. For information about recording videos, see the Camera section of the Help.
  • Page 20: Music

    Your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet comes with an empty PlayBook Playlist that you can use to add your favourite songs and artists. You can also use the BlackBerry® Desktop Software on your computer to add music to your tablet that you have on your computer or BlackBerry smartphone.
  • Page 21 User Guide Music Delete a song from your PlayBook Playlist Tap PlayBook Playlist > Edit. Tap a song or songs. Tap Remove. Add playlists from your computer to your tablet Connect your tablet and computer using a USB cable. On your computer, open the BlackBerry Desktop Software.
  • Page 22: Music Store

    Buy and download your favourite music on the go. If you don't already have a 7digital™ account, when you first visit the Music Store, you can create one to download music. Before you buy or download music, make sure that the time and date on your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet are correct. 1. Tap a song or album.
  • Page 23: Podcasts

    Podcasts Downloading and subscribing to podcasts Watch the video You can use the BlackBerry® Podcasts app to download or subscribe to your favourite podcasts. When you download a podcast, it appears on the Downloads screen. Download a podcast Tap a podcast > Download.
  • Page 24: Camera

    Watch the video Your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet has a 5 megapixel rear-facing camera that you can use to capture great pictures. The 3 megapixel front-facing camera is perfect for quickly taking a self-portrait or creating a profile picture. Pictures that you take are saved in the Pictures app.
  • Page 25: Video Chat

    To start a video chat, both BlackBerry PlayBook tablets must be connected to Wi-Fi®. The first time that you start a video chat, you must enter the BlackBerry® ID email address for the person that you want to chat with.
  • Page 26: Add, Change Or Delete A Contact

    You are not required to add contacts in order to make video chats. However, adding contacts means that you don't have to type the BlackBerry® ID email address or search your chat history for the contact every time you want to start a chat.
  • Page 27: Turn On The Do Not Disturb Feature

    User Guide Video chat Turn on the Do Not Disturb feature Don't want to be interrupted by a video chat request? If you turn on the Do Not Disturb feature, you won't receive notifications of incoming video chat requests, but they'll still be recorded in the chat history. The caller receives a message that you're unavailable.
  • Page 28: Voice Notes

    User Guide Voice notes Voice notes Recording voice notes Watch the video Record a reminder or audio from your lectures or meetings with a single tap. Voice notes are listed by the date and time that you record them. Record a voice note .
  • Page 29: Blackberry App World

    Enhance your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet with the many games, and social networking and productivity apps available through the BlackBerry App World™ storefront. Search for apps or browse the top downloaded and best selling apps. You can pay for items using your credit card or PayPal® account. The My World screen shows a streamlined view of all your apps and statuses, so you can quickly see which apps are installed, archived, deleted or pending.
  • Page 30: Clock

    Clock Setting the clock Watch the video You can add multiple clocks to your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet to keep track of different time zones. Your tablet also includes a stopwatch and a timer. Set an alarm Tap a clock. Tap Alarm. Set the alarm options. Tap On.
  • Page 31: Security

    Swipe down from the top frame. Tap Security > Device Wipe. Complete the field. Tap Wipe Data. Note: If you wipe data from your tablet, the BlackBerry ID connection is broken. You will need to re-establish the bond. Managing VPN profiles Add a new VPN profile Swipe down from the top frame.
  • Page 32: Browser

    User Guide Browser Browser Browsing the web Watch the video Search for or go to a webpage In the address bar, type search terms or a web address. Tap Reload a webpage In the address bar, tap Open a new tab for a webpage Swipe down from the top frame.
  • Page 33: Change Browser Options

    User Guide Browser Change browser options Watch the video 1. Swipe down from the top frame to show the menu. 2. Tap Turn on private browsing When private browsing is turned on, the browser only stores your history, cached files, cookies and other information temporarily.
  • Page 34: Battery And Power

    Your tablet does not charge when turned off. Extending your battery life To help extend your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet battery life, charge it regularly, close applications that you're not using and keep it out of the sun and other hot places. Also consider the following guidelines:...
  • Page 35: Connections

    Watch the video Your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet can connect to the Internet using Wi-Fi®. Public Wi-Fi networks are available in many public places, such as libraries, airports, hotels, coffee shops and so on. When you connect to a Wi-Fi network, your tablet saves the network and connects to it automatically the next time you're within range.
  • Page 36 Change, delete or reorder saved Wi-Fi networks Your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet remembers the Wi-Fi® networks you connect to and automatically connects whenever you're in range. If multiple networks are available, your tablet connects to the one closest to the top of your list of saved networks.
  • Page 37 • The connection might have timed out. Try connecting again. • Your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet might be too far away from the wireless access point or wireless router to connect. Move your tablet closer and try connecting again. • Verify that you're in a Wi-Fi® coverage area. If you're connecting to a home network, see if other wireless devices are able to connect.
  • Page 38: Bluetooth Technology

    Watch the video You can use Bluetooth® technology to connect your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet to a wireless keyboard, mobile phone or other device that uses a supported Bluetooth profile. The first time you connect to a device, you pair it with your tablet. Your tablet remembers paired devices and usually connects to them automatically whenever they're in range.
  • Page 39: Tether Your Tablet To A Bluetooth Enabled Device

    Try the following actions: • Verify that the Bluetooth® enabled device is compatible with your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet. Check the information that came with the Bluetooth enabled device to find out what Bluetooth profiles it uses and verify that your tablet supports those profiles.
  • Page 40 User Guide Connections Note: In order to tether your tablet to a Bluetooth enabled device, your smartphone must have a data plan that supports tethering, and your wireless service provider must allow tethering. Your smartphone must also be Bluetooth enabled, and the IT policy for Bluetooth DUN must be enabled.
  • Page 41: Keyboard And Typing

    User Guide Keyboard and typing Keyboard and typing Typing with the touch screen keyboard Watch the video Show the keyboard Tap a text field or swipe in from the bottom-left corner of the frame. Hide the keyboard Tap the Hide Keyboard icon on the bottom-left corner of the keyboard.
  • Page 42: Facebook

    User Guide Facebook Facebook Navigating Facebook for BlackBerry PlayBook tablets Watch the video Go to a different screen Refresh your News Feed In your News Feed, drag down. Log out of Facebook® for BlackBerry® Swipe down from the top frame. Tap Log out.
  • Page 43: Posting Comments And Liking Items

    User Guide Facebook Posting comments and liking items Post a comment On a News Feed item, tap > Comment. Comment on a photo Open a photo. Tap the photo. Tap . Tap the Write a comment field. Like an item >...
  • Page 44: Word To Go

    Word to Go Word to Go Creating and editing documents Watch the video With your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ and Word to Go you can edit, update and save your important information in one convenient location. Create a new document Tap New Document.
  • Page 45: Sheet To Go

    User Guide Sheet to Go Sheet to Go Creating and editing spreadsheets Watch the video Create a new spreadsheet Tap New Document. Open a spreadsheet Tap Browse. Save a spreadsheet Swipe down from the top frame. Tap the Save icon. Change the font >...
  • Page 46: Legal Notice

    Legal notice Legal notice ©2011 Research In Motion Limited. All rights reserved. BlackBerry®, RIM®, Research In Motion® and related trademarks, names and logos are the property of Research In Motion Limited and are registered and/or used in the U.S. and countries around the world.
  • Page 47 Some airtime service providers might not offer Internet browsing functionality with a subscription to the BlackBerry® Internet Service. Check with your service provider for availability, roaming arrangements, service plans and features. Installation or use of Third Party Products and Services with RIM's products and services may require one or more patent, trademark, copyright or other licences in order to avoid infringement or violation of third party rights.
  • Page 48 User Guide Legal notice This is a Wi-Fi® enabled device subject to restrictions of use in some member states of the European Community. Research In Motion Limited 295 Phillip Street Waterloo, ON N2L 3W8 Canada Research In Motion UK Limited Centrum House 36 Station Road Egham, Surrey TW20 9LF...

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