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  • Page 2 © 2014 All Rights Reserved Acer Liquid E3 User’s Manual Model: E380 This revision: 3/2014 Acer Liquid E3 Smartphone Model number: _______________________________________________ Serial number: _______________________________________________ Date of purchase: ____________________________________________ Place of purchase: ___________________________________________...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Acer Float ........
  • Page 4 Using the Camera- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 33 Camera icons and indicators .
  • Page 5: Setting Up

    Your new smartphone 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 Liquid E3 smartphone • Quick Guide • USB cable •...
  • Page 6: Installing A Sim Or Microsd Card

    Item Description Front-facing flash LED flash for front-facing camera. LED indicator Indicates when the phone is connected as a media device. Front-facing camera Fixed-focus 2 MP camera; useful for taking self portrait images. Touchscreen 4.7-inch, 1280 x 720 pixel capacitive touchscreen to display data, phone content and enter information.
  • Page 7 2. Ensure that the microSD card is inserted all the way into the card slot and secure the microSD card cover. Micro SIM 3. Insert your fingernail and flip the micro SIM cover open. Insert the micro SIM card as illustrated. 4.
  • Page 8: Sim Card Lock

    SIM card lock Your smartphone may come with a SIM card lock, i.e., you will only be able to use the SIM card provided by your network operator. To cancel the SIM lock, contact your network provider. Charging the battery For initial use, you need to charge your smartphone for eight hours.
  • Page 9: Using Your Smartphone

    Using your smartphone Turning on for the first time To turn on your smartphone for the first time, press and hold the Power button until the screen turns on. You will then be asked to configure some settings before you can use your smartphone.
  • Page 10: Navigating Through Menus And Options

    Waking your smartphone If the screen is off and the smartphone does not react to any taps on the screen or front panel buttons, then it has been locked and is in sleep mode. Press the Power button to wake your smartphone. Unlock your smartphone by sliding your finger horizontally across the screen (it works both ways).
  • Page 11: Google Keyboard

    Tap and hold: Tap and hold an item to see a list of actions available for that item. On the pop-up menu that appears, tap the action you want to perform. Scroll: To scroll up or down the screen, simply drag your finger up or down the screen in the direction that you want to scroll.
  • Page 12 Swype Swype is a fast way to enter text. It allows you to type with one continuous motion across the screen keyboard; you create a word by drawing through letters. Put your finger on the first letter of the word and draw a path from letter to letter, lifting up only after the last letter.
  • Page 13: The Home Screen

    Predictive text Both Swype and Google keyboards provide predictive text input for the browser. As you tap the letters of a word, a selection of words are displayed above the keyboard that continue the sequence of letters tapped, or are a close match allowing for errors.
  • Page 14: Voice Search

    Note: In order to search or browse the internet, you must be connected to a cellular data (if available) or wireless network. See "Going online" on page 29. Voice search If voice search is available, tap the microphone and speak your search request. See "Voice search"...
  • Page 15 To view information about the app or widget, drag it to the App info icon at the top of the screen. To move the item to a different Home screen, drag it to the side of the screen, the Home screen will switch to the screen in that direction. Release the item when it is positioned correctly.
  • Page 16: Changing The Wallpaper

    Changing the wallpaper From the Application menu, tap Settings > Personalize to change the wallpaper for your lock screen and Home screen. Tap Wallpapers to change the lock screen and home wallpaper. You can choose from images stored in the Gallery, standard wallpapers, Live Wallpapers featuring animated or interactive backgrounds, or Video Wallpapers enabling you to use videos as your background.
  • Page 17: Connection Icons

    Status and notification area The Notification area is at the top of the screen. This area contains a variety of icons to inform you of your phone’s status. The left side of the Notification area displays event icons that indicate a new event (such as a new message).
  • Page 18: Multitasking

    Acer Float Tap the Recent button for the Float menu at the bottom. Acer Float allows you to open an app as a "floating" window, which can be moved around within the display. You may add up to four Float apps to the Float menu. You can also edit your Float menu by tapping on the settings icon and adding/removing Float apps.
  • Page 19: Acerrapid

    Float apps include: Float Browser, Float Buttons, Float Calculator, Float Camera, Float Dialer, Float Maps, Float Notes, Float Stopwatch and Float Text. Widgets can also be added to the Float menu by tapping on the Widgets tab. AcerRAPID The AcerRAPID button is located directly below the camera. Long press the AcerRAPID button to launch the camera app.
  • Page 20: Quick Touch

    Quick Touch Quick Touch is a fast and easy way to play music and to unlock the phone. From the Application menu, tap Settings > Quick Touch. Enable Quick Touch by tapping On and enable or disable Music (Z) and Unlock (I) by tapping On or Off.
  • Page 21: Managing Contacts

    Managing contacts Managing your contacts Your smartphone features an address book that allows you to save contacts to your phone’s internal memory, your SIM card, or your Google account. From the Home screen tap Phone and tap to view your contacts. If you don’t have any contacts stored on your phone, you can import contacts from your Google account, SIM, or SD card.
  • Page 22: Making Calls

    Making calls This chapter shows you how to make phone calls, and the various options available to you during your call. Before making a call Check that the phone function is on before you make a call. You can confirm the phone status from the Notification area.
  • Page 23: Viewing Missed Calls

    remove that call from the call log or tap the Menu icon for other options to edit number before making a call. Viewing missed calls Missed call notifications are displayed in the following three areas: 1. The Notification area with the missed call icon .
  • Page 24: The Voice Call Screen

    The voice call screen The voice call screen displays after you have dialed a phone number and after you have accepted a phone call. The screen displays the number/contact you are talking to, the call duration and voice call options. You can minimize the call window to appear as a small movable box instead of a whole screen by tapping the icon.
  • Page 25: Voice Call Options

    Voice call options Icon Description Float Caller. Access the keypad while a call is in progress. Speakerphone. Mute a call. Place the call on hold. Add another call. Saving a dialed number to contacts You can save a number you have dialed to your contacts for future use. 1.
  • Page 26: Messaging

    Messaging This chapter shows you how to set up and use the Phone messages, Social messages and Social events functions of your smartphone. All SMS and MMS messages are accessed via Messaging. Messaging automatically arranges received and sent messages into threads. To access Messaging tap on the Home screen.
  • Page 27: Mms Messages

    Message notifications appear in two places: the Notification area and the message icon at the bottom of the phone displays the number of unread text messages. Tap Messaging on the Home screen to view the message list or open the Notification area to see a summary of the message.
  • Page 28: Receiving Mms Messages

    Receiving MMS messages When a new MMS message arrives, a message icon appears at the top of the screen and a notification message is displayed. Note: Downloads can take a long time, depending on your connection quality. If you reply or open another application, the download will be stopped. Important: You may be charged to download message content, especially if you are roaming.
  • Page 29: Going Online

    Going online Browsing the internet In order to browse the internet with your smartphone, you must be connected to a data or wireless network. Using the browser To start browsing, open the Application menu and tap Chrome. To open a new website, tap the address box at the top of the page.
  • Page 30: Setting Up Your Google Email

    Setting up your Google email 1. Make sure your smartphone is connected to a data or Wi-Fi connection. 2. From the Application menu tap Gmail. If you did not enter your Gmail account address and password when you first started your phone, follow the onscreen instructions.
  • Page 31 You can browse the store by category or tap the search icon to search for a specific app. Once you have selected an app, tap the Install button to download and install the app. You will be told which services (contact information, wireless access, GPS, etc.) the app requires access in order to function correctly.
  • Page 32: Maps, Navigation, Places And Latitude

    Certain apps provide both an application icon and widget, or only provide a widget (with no application icon). See "Personalizing the Home screen" on page 14. Uninstalling downloaded apps To uninstall an app, go to Settings from the Application menu and select Apps. Tap the app you wish to uninstall, tap Uninstall and confirm.
  • Page 33: Using The Camera

    Using the Camera Your smartphone features a digital camera mounted on the rear. This section will take you through all the steps in taking photos and videos with your smartphone. To activate the camera, tap Camera on the Home screen, or open the Applications menu and tap Camera.
  • Page 34: Settings Menus

    The camera window provides controls on either side of the image. Pinch the screen to zoom in and reverse pinch to zoom out. to take a picture. Tap the Previous picture/ video thumbnail to open the gallery. Tap to open the Settings menu.
  • Page 35: Taking A Photo

    Camera You may adjust the following: • Turn Face detection on or off: The camera automatically detects faces and focuses on them. • Set the Self timer: Options are Off, 2 seconds or 10 seconds. • Continuous shot: Set the maximum number of photos taken in a single burst.
  • Page 36: Shooting A Video

    The camera application will process the images and save a single extended image to your smartphone’s gallery. Note: Panoramic images work best with static outdoor scenes. Objects too close to the camera or with large straight edges may confuse the detection process. Shooting a video 1.
  • Page 37: Advanced Settings

    Advanced settings Changing modes with Quick Mode Your smartphone contains an app called Quick Mode that makes adjusting the user experience for different people very easy. From the Application menu, tap Quick Mode. The first time you enter Quick Mode, you’ll need to enter a PIN.
  • Page 38: Putting Your Smartphone In Airplane Mode

    Putting your smartphone in Airplane mode You can enter Airplane mode (also known as flight mode) to turn off telephone, wireless, and Bluetooth functions and use your smartphone as a handheld device during a flight. Check with your airline to make sure this is permitted onboard.
  • Page 39: Adjusting Bluetooth Settings

    Item Description Data usage View an estimate of the mobile data used on the SIM. Call Settings Change voice call related settings, internet call related settings, enable or disable Float Caller, enable or disable the proximity sensor and other settings. More...
  • Page 40: Selecting A Network

    Wi-Fi hotspot You can turn your smartphone into a portable Wi-Fi hotspot to share your mobile internet connection with up to eight clients. 1. Open the Application menu and then tap Settings > More... > Tethering & portable hotspot. Turn Wi-Fi hotspot ON.Tap Wi-Fi hotspot > Set up Wi-Fi hotspot.
  • Page 41: Audio Profiles

    obtain all necessary settings, such as network name, voice mail and text message center numbers. You can also view and modify these settings manually through the Call settings screen. Tap Phone from the Home screen. Tap the Menu icon > Settings. Sound To adjust your phone’s sound settings, in the Application menu tap Settings >...
  • Page 42: Connecting To A Pc

    DTS Studio Sound To adjust your phone’s DTS audio settings, in the Application menu tap Settings > DTS Studio Sound. Tap DTS Studio Sound to enable and adjust the Treble, Bass, Music EQ and Video EQ. Tap DTS Studio Sound to uncheck and disable.
  • Page 43: Data Usage Wizard

    Note: After turning on USB storage, you will not be able to access the files in applications such as Gallery or Music. Synchronization You can sync your calendar, email and contacts on your phone and never worry about losing them again.
  • Page 44: Fm Radio

    FM radio The FM radio allows you to listen to your favorite stations while on the move. Headphones must be inserted to the 3.5 mm jack as it functions as an antenna. You can access the radio by tapping FM Radio from the Application menu.
  • Page 45: Restoring To Factory Settings

    Closing an application To close an active app, in the Application menu tap Settings > Apps. Swipe over to the Running tab, then tap the program you wish to close. Tap Stop to close the program. Uninstalling an app You can remove programs installed on your smartphone to free up extra storage memory.
  • Page 46: Accessories And Tips

    Accessories and tips This chapter shows you how to use accessories with your smartphone, as well as provide useful tips for when you are using your smartphone. Using the headset Your smartphone is compatible with headsets with built-in microphone for handsfree use when making calls.
  • Page 47: Appendix

    Appendix FAQ and troubleshooting This section lists frequently asked questions that may arise during the use of your smartphone, and gives easy answers and solutions to these questions. Aspect Question Answer Audio Why is there no If the headset is plugged into the device, sound coming from the speaker is automatically shut off.
  • Page 48: Other Sources Of Help

    Other sources of help For information on: Refer to: Up-to-date information regarding your smartphone Service enquiries Warnings and precautions • Do not use this product near water.
  • Page 49: Additional Safety Information

    CAUTION when listening to music To protect your hearing, follow these instructions. • Increase the volume gradually until you can hear clearly and comfortably. • Do not increase the volume level after your ears have adjusted. • Do not listen to music at high volumes for extended periods. •...
  • Page 50: Emergency Calls

    Vehicles RF signals may affect improperly installed or inadequately shielded electronic systems in motor vehicles such as electronic fuel injection systems, electronic anti-skid (anti-lock) braking systems, electronic speed control systems, and air bag systems. For more information, check with the manufacturer, or its representative, of your vehicle or any equipment that has been added.
  • Page 51: Taking Care Of Your Smartphone

    Taking care of your smartphone 1. DO take care not to scratch the screen of your smartphone. Keep the screen clean. When working with your smartphone, use your finger or fingernail. Never use an actual pen or pencil or other sharp object on the screen surface. 2.
  • Page 52: Specifications

    Specifications Performance • MT6589 1.2 GHz quad-core processor • System memory: • 1 GB or 2 GB (depending on SKU) of RAM • 4 GB or 16 GB (depending on SKU) of ROM • Android operating system Display • 4.7" IPS TFT LCD, capacitive touchscreen •...
  • Page 53 Expansion • microSD memory card slot (up to 32 GB) Battery • Rechargeable / non-replaceable Li-polymer battery Note: Length of battery operation will depend on power consumption which is based on system resource use. For example, constantly using the backlight or using power-demanding applications will shorten battery life between charges.
  • Page 54: Safety

    Safety Battery information Do not use this product in a humid, wet and/or corrosive environment. Do not put, store or leave your product in or near a heat source, in a high temperature location, in strong direct sunlight, in a microwave oven or in a pressurized container, and do not expose it to temperatures over 60 °C (140 °F).
  • Page 55: Regulatory Information

    Electrical and Electronics Equipment (WEEE) regulations, visit www.acer- It is compliant with EEE regulations. Regulatory information RoHS compliance This product is in compliance with Directive 2011/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 8 June 2011, on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances (RoHS) in electrical and electronic equipment and its amendments.
  • Page 56 The exposure standard for wireless mobile phones employs a unit of measurement known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR. The SAR limit set by the FCC is 1.6 W/kg. Tests for SAR are conducted using standard operating positions accepted by the FCC with the phone transmitting at its highest certified power level in all tested frequency bands.
  • Page 57: End User License Agreement

    Sublicense or otherwise make the Software available to third parties, except that you may, after prior written notification to Acer, transfer the Software as a whole to a third party so long as you do not retain any copies of the Software and such third party accepts the terms of this Agreement.
  • Page 58: Privacy Policy

    Third Party Software in any manner that could interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the Third Party Services, or the services and products of Acer's licensors' or suppliers' third party licensors. Your use of the Third Party Software and Third Party Services is also subject to additional terms and conditions and policies which can be accessed through our global website.

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