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  • Page 1 User's Manual...
  • Page 2 This revision: January 2014 Sign up for an Acer ID and enable Acer Remote Files Open the Acer Portal from the Home screen to sign up for an Acer ID or sign in if you already have an Acer ID.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents - 3 A B L E O F C O N T E N T S Getting started with your tablet Setting up the Email application .... 23 Features and functions ......4 Google services ........24 Unpacking your tablet......
  • Page 4: Getting Started With 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 A1-830 tablet • Product setup and safety information • USB cable •...
  • Page 5: Getting To Know Your Tablet

    Getting started with your tablet - 5 Getting to know your tablet Views No. Item Description Receives audio for video chats and Microphone internet calls. Connects to a computer via a USB cable. Micro USB port Also serves as the charging port for the (Slave) AC adapter.
  • Page 6 6 - Getting started with your tablet No. Item Description Press and hold to turn the tablet on, press briefly to turn the screen on/off or Power button enter sleep mode; press and hold to turn the tablet off. Increases and decreases the tablet Volume control key volume.
  • Page 7: Using Your Tablet

    Using your tablet - 7 S I N G Y O U R T A B L E T 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. Note Charger illustration is for reference only.
  • Page 8: Turning On For The First Time

    Turning on for the first time To turn on your tablet, press and hold the power button until you see the Acer logo. Wait a moment for your tablet to boot up. You will then be asked some questions before you can use your tablet.
  • Page 9 Using your tablet - 9 To start, tap to select your language then tap Start. Follow the rest of the instructions as they are displayed. If the tablet’s screen turns off, it has entered sleep mode. Briefly press the power button to wake it up. For more information see Waking your tablet on page Sign in to or create a Google account...
  • Page 10: Using The Touchscreen

    10 - Using your tablet 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. See Multiple Google accounts on page Using the touchscreen Your tablet uses a touchscreen for selecting items and entering information.
  • Page 11 Using your tablet - 11 The Home screen features some useful controls and information. Time and Status Search Widgets Application menu Navigation Note Bundled apps differ depending on region and configuration. Search To search for applications, files or for information on the internet, tap the Google icon in the top-left corner.
  • Page 12 12 - Using your tablet Navigation To navigate through menus and options, three (or more) icons are shown in the Back Home Recent bottom-left corner. Back Tap this icon to go to the previous page, or to go up one level in a menu.
  • Page 13: Status And Notification Area

    Using your tablet - 13 Adding an application to a Home screen Tap and hold an icon to add a shortcut to one of your Home screen pages. When you select an icon, you are taken to the initial Home screen.
  • Page 14 14 - Using your tablet Status and notification icons Connection icons Note The icons displayed on your device vary depending on your connection. Icon Description Icon Description Connected to a wireless network (waves indicate Bluetooth is on signal strength) Airplane mode (wireless Connected to a Bluetooth connectivity disconnected) device...
  • Page 15: Personalizing The Home Screen

    Using your tablet - 15 Icon Description Icon Description Tablet is connected to PC Problem with sign-in or via USB sync Application update Uploading data available System update available Downloading data Virtual private network (VPN) status Personalizing the Home screen You may personalize your Home screen by adding or removing application shortcuts or widgets, and by changing the wallpaper.
  • Page 16: The Onscreen Keyboard

    16 - Using your tablet each side, tap and drag the diamond until the widget is the correct size. Tap Back to finish. Note Not all widgets can be resized. Removing an item from the Home screen To remove an item from the Home screen, tap and hold the item until the Remove option appears at the top of the screen.
  • Page 17: Editing Text

    Using your tablet - 17 Tap the ?123 button to see numbers and special characters, and then tap the ~ \ { key to see more options. Tap and hold a key to select alternative characters (if available for that key), such as letters with accents or related symbols.
  • Page 18: Selecting Text

    18 - Using your tablet Selecting text To select text that you want to cut, copy, delete or replace: 1. Tap the text you want to select. If you can select this text, a cursor is inserted below the text. 2.
  • Page 19: Shutting Down Your Tablet

    Using your tablet - 19 Security Options For additional security, you may set a code or number that must be entered to access the tablet, such as an unlock pattern (a set of dots that must be tapped in the correct order). Open the Home screen and tap APPS >...
  • Page 20: 20 - Connecting Devices To Your Tablet

    20 - Connecting devices to your tablet O N N E C T I N G D E V I C E S T O Y O U R T A B L E T Connecting to AC power See Charging your tablet on page 7 Inserting a microSD card You may install a microSD card to expand your device's storage space.
  • Page 21: Connecting A Bluetooth Device

    Bluetooth devices. For Bluetooth settings, tap APPS > Settings, then under WIRELESS & NETWORKS tap Bluetooth. Turn Bluetooth on and tap Search for devices to scan for nearby devices. Accessories For a complete list of accessories, visit
  • Page 22: Going Online

    22 - Going online O I N G O N L I N E 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 > Wi-Fi to manage your connection settings.
  • Page 23: Setting Up The Email Application

    Going online - 23 To navigate forward and backward in your browser’s history, view your bookmarks, adjust browswer settings, and perform other tasks, tap the Menu icon. Chrome enables you to open multiple tabs. When a page is open, tap the small New tab button.
  • Page 24: Google Services

    24 - Going online Google services Note Applications may not be available in all countries and regions. You must activate a Google account before using Google services. The first time you access Google services, you must read and accept the Terms of Service.
  • Page 25: Play Store

    Going online - 25 searches. When the Speak now prompt displays, state your command or query. Play Store Tap Play Store from the home screen or application menu to open Google Play. Here you can obtain a variety of add-on programs and applications to enhance the functionality of your tablet.
  • Page 26 26 - Going online Once you have selected an application, tap the Install 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 Accept &...
  • Page 27 Going online - 27 the the app you wish to uninstall and tap Uninstall. Deleting an app icon from the Home screen only deletes the shortcut. Google Hangouts Tap Hangouts from the application menu to open Google Hangouts. Here you can see a list of your contacts connected to Google Hangouts services.
  • Page 28: Playing Music And Video

    28 - Playing music and video L A Y I N G M U S I C A N D V I D E O Multimedia playback Your tablet comes supplied with a variety of programs that you can use to enjoy multimedia content. Note The available options of Google Play Music and Video varies by region.
  • Page 29 Playing music and video - 29 The Menu button in the top-right of the main screen contains general options like Refresh, Settings, Help, and Send feedback. Albums and invidividual tracks have their own Menu buttons as well, each with their own set of options. You can return to the Home page while playing music.
  • Page 30: Managing People And Contacts

    30 - Managing people and contacts A N A G I N G P E O P L E A N D C O N T A C T S Your tablet features an address book that allows you to save contacts to the internal memory or your Google account.
  • Page 31: Adding A New Contact

    Managing people and contacts - 31 Adding a new contact to add a new contact. If you have multiple accounts, you will be asked which account you want to use to store the contact. The contact will be synchonized with that account. You may now edit the new contact entry.
  • Page 32: Starred Contacts

    32 - Managing people and contacts Tap Done (top-left corner) to finish and save the contact. Note Set each phone number to match the type of network as this can determine some functions, i.e. certain applications only recognize ‘Mobile’ numbers as they require a function only available on a mobile network.
  • Page 33: Using The Camera And Camcorder

    Using the camera and camcorder - 33 S I N G T H E C A M E R A A N D C A M C O R D E R Your tablet features two digital cameras. This section will take you through all the steps in taking photos and videos with your tablet.
  • Page 34 34 - Using the camera and camcorder In the camera window, the controls at the top of the screen allow you to change settings. The controls at the bottom allow you to take a picture, select camera or camcorder, zoom in or out, and view the last picture/video taken.
  • Page 35: Camcorder Settings

    Using the camera and camcorder - 35 Rear camera settings Icon Description Camera settings • Capture mode: Set to Normal or Panorama. • Resolution: Adjust the photo size. • Exposure: Increase or decrease image exposure: -3, -2, -1, 0, 1, 2, 3. •...
  • Page 36: Taking A Photo

    36 - Using the camera and camcorder Front camera settings Icon Description Camera settings • Timer: Set the automatic timer for 2, 5, or 10 seconds. • Grid: Toggle 9x9 grid squares on or off. • Time lapse interval: Set the time lapse interval from 1, 2, 5, or 10 seconds.
  • Page 37: Shooting A Video

    Using the camera and camcorder - 37 Taking a panoramic photo Panoramic mode allows you to take a series of photos that the camera application will ‘stitch’ together to make a single extended image. To take a panoramic photo: 1. Select panorama capture mode. 2.
  • Page 38: Supported Formats

    38 - Using the camera and camcorder Supported formats Type Formats Image JPEG Video H.264 BP, MPEG-4 SP, H.263 Audio AAC-LC, AMR-WB, AMR-NB Viewing photos and videos After you have taken your photo or video, it is automatically saved; normally to internal memory. You can view it by tapping the thumbnail in the corner of the screen.
  • Page 39: Advanced Settings

    Advanced settings - 39 D V A N C E D S E T T I N G S Access Settings from the application menu. Tap APPS, then Settings. Wireless & Networks Activating or deactivating connections Tap APPS Settings, then under WIRELESS & NETWORKS each >...
  • Page 40: Putting Your Tablet In Airplane Mode

    40 - Advanced settings Bluetooth on or off, set the tablet name and discoverability. Tap SEARCH FOR DEVICES to scan for nearby devices. 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.
  • Page 41: Device

    Advanced settings - 41 Device 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 Settings > Sound. > Item Description Volumes Sets volume for Media, Alarm, and Notifications.
  • Page 42: Personal

    42 - Advanced settings Apps Closing an application To close an active application, go to Settings > Apps. Swipe over to the RUNNING tab, then tap the program you wish to close. Select Stop to close the program. Uninstalling an application You can remove programs installed on your tablet to free up extra storage memory.
  • Page 43: System

    Advanced settings - 43 internet; the information on your tablet cannot be changed directly, you must change the information stored in the internet account. Tap APPS Settings [Account] to manage the synchronization of > > individual accounts. Some applications, such as Gmail and Calendar, have additional synchronization settings.
  • Page 44: Updating Your Tablet's Operating System

    44 - Advanced settings • Set the alarm time. • Give it a label (i.e., a name). • Set which days to repeat the alarm. • Set a ringtone. Updating your tablet’s operating system Your tablet can download and install system updates, adding support for new devices or expanding software options.
  • Page 45: Faq And Troubleshooting

    FAQ and troubleshooting - 45 F A Q A N D T R O U B L E S H O O T I N G This section lists frequently asked questions that may arise during the use of your tablet, and gives easy answers and solutions to these questions.
  • Page 46 Google account username and password. I forgot my unlock You must have an active Google Unlock pattern pattern. account on the tablet and an internet connection. If this option is not available, please contact your local Acer service center.
  • Page 47: Other Sources Of Help

    All Acer tablets are factory-tested before release. Other sources of help For information on: Refer to: Up-to-date information
  • Page 48: 48 - Specifications

    48 - Specifications P E C I F I C A T I O N S Performance • Intel Atom processor Z2560 (1.6 GHz, dual-core) • System memory: • 1 GB of RAM • 16 GB of flash memory Google Android operating system Display •...
  • Page 49 Specifications - 49 Power • DC power-in Connectivity • Bluetooth 3.0 • Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11b/g/n • GPS Camera • Rear camera • 5-megapixel • Auto-focus • Front camera • 2-megapixel • Fixed focus Expansion • microSD card slot (up to 32 GB) Battery •...
  • Page 50 50 - Specifications Dimensions Height 203 mm Width 138.4 mm Thickness 8.15 mm Weight 375 g Environment Temperature ° ° Operating: 0 C to 35 ° ° Non-operating: -20 C to 60 Humidity (non-condensing) Operating: 20% to 80% Non-operating: 20% to 80%...
  • Page 51: End User License Agreement

    1. Use or copy the Software except as that you may, after prior written notification provided in this Agreement; to Acer, transfer the Software as a whole to 2. Rent or lease the Software to any third a third party so long as you do not retain party;...
  • Page 52 TRADEMARKS This Agreement does not grant to you any rights in connection with any trademarks or service marks of Acer or of Acer's licensors or suppliers. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY...
  • Page 53 WITHOUT TERMINATION Without prejudice to any other rights, Acer may 2. Destroy or return to Acer the original and immediately terminate this Agreement without all copies of the Software; and notice if you fail to comply with any terms and 3.
  • Page 54 54 - End user license agreement products of Acer's licensors' or suppliers' third subject to additional terms and conditions and party licensors. Your use of the Third Party policies which can be accessed through our Software and Third Party Services is also global website.