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Ematic EGD172 User Manual

7” dual-core tablet with android 4.4, kitkat
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Ematic 7" Dual-Core Tablet with Android™ 4.4, KitKat



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  • Page 1 User’s Manual Ematic 7” Dual-Core Tablet with Android™ 4.4, KitKat EGD172...
  • Page 2: Important Notices

    Since the tablet software updates regularly, the user manual may not cover all aspects of new features. Important Notices • The new battery will be in its best condition after being fully charged and discharged 2-3 times. • While using earphones, if the volume is excessively high it may cause hearing damage.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Section 1: Tablet Overview Tablet Overview Screen Basics Touch Screen Basics Section 2: Initial Setup Charging Turn on Setting up your Google™ Account Getting Started Section 3: Your Home Screen Icons Adding Icons Moving Icons Removing Icons Take a Screenshot Sleep Mode Notifications Change the Wallpaper...
  • Page 4 Google Play Store app Section 9: Google Now Google Now Cards Location Access Google Now Settings Section 10: Voice Actions Voice Commands Section 11: Tablet Settings Section 12: Tips & Tricks Extending Battery Life Reset/Restore Troubleshooting Customer Support Limitations of Liability Statement...
  • Page 5: Section 1: Tablet Overview

    Tablet Overview Camera Camera Speaker MicroSD card slot Reset Volume +/- Hold for 2 seconds to turn on/off. Press to sleep/wake up. Charging port MicroUSB Connection 3.5mm audio jack...
  • Page 6: Screen Basics

    Screen Basics Search Wi-Fi Signal Battery Slide down to reveal Slide down to reveal your notifications your settings Swipe left or right to switch between home screens. Dock Volume Down Home Back Volume Up Recent apps Touch Screen Basics Tap the screen once to activate or open something. Touch and hold to move an item by dragging.
  • Page 7: Section 2: Initial Setup

    Turn on To start your tablet, press and hold the power key for 2 seconds. The Ematic logo indicates that the tablet is loading. Once the screen loads, choose your language and connect to your Wi-Fi network. You will then be...
  • Page 8: Setting Up Your Google Account

    Setting up your Google Account Sign in using the email address and password from your Google Account. If you don’t have one yet, create one. An email address that you use for any of the following counts as a Google Account: • Gmail™...
  • Page 9: Section 3: Your Home Screen

    Your Home Screen Icons You can fill the home screen with any combinations of shortcuts, widgets, and folders you like. When you power up your tablet for the first time, you’ll see the main home screen panel. This panel is typically centered; you can access additional panels on either side of the main one by swiping your finger left or right. Battery Level: The blue battery level indicator will decrease and change to red as the battery is drained.
  • Page 10: Adding Icons

    Adding Icons Within the All Apps menu, choose an app or swipe right to choose a widget. Tap and hold desired app or widget for about 2 seconds until the Home screen appears. Slide it wherever you want and let go. Moving Icons Touch &...
  • Page 11: Sleep Mode

    Sleep Mode To save battery, you should put your tablet in sleep mode by turning off the LCD display. To do this, press the power key and immediately release it. Do it again to bring up the lock screen. Notifications Swipe down from the top right of your Home Screen to view your Quick Settings.
  • Page 12: Change The Wallpaper

    Change the Wallpaper Tap and hold your finger on any open space on your home screen. A list of options appears. Gallery: Choose a wallpaper from your personal gallery Live Wallpapers: Choose from a scrolling list of animated wallpapers Photos: Choose a wallpaper from your personal photos. UHD Player: Choose a wallpaper from your personal gallery.
  • Page 13: Section 4: Network Connection

    Network Connection Wi-Fi can only be used when it connects with a Wi-Fi Access Point (AP) or a free unsecured Wi-Fi hotspot. Turn on Wi-Fi Under Wireless & Networks, Within the All Apps tap the Wi-Fi switch to turn it menu, tap Settings.
  • Page 14: Adding A Wi-Fi Network

    Adding a Wi-Fi Network Users may also add a Wi-Fi network under Wi-Fi settings. Forget a Wi-Fi Network In the Wi-Fi settings screen, tap the name of the net- work. Tap “Forget” in the dialog that opens.
  • Page 15: Section 5: Connecting To A Computer

    Connecting to a Computer Connect to your computer by USB. The device driver will install. Choose open folder to view EGD172 (E:) files or select the removable disk. EGD172 (E:) You will now be able to drag and drop the files from your computer onto your tablet...
  • Page 16: Mac

    First, install the Android File Transfer application for Mac. Go to on your Mac and choose download now. Install the application. The Android File Transfer application will launch automatically when you connect your tablet. Drag & drop files to transfer.
  • Page 17: Section 6: Using The Keyboard

    Using the Keyboard Entering text Enter text using the onscreen keyboard. In most apps it will open automatically. In others, open the keyboard by touching where you want to type. *Depending on what you are doing, some of the keys on the keyboard may look different.
  • Page 18: Gesture Typing

    Keyboard C: Enter Insert smileys To make the keyboard go away, touch the modified Back button at the bottom of the screen. Gesture Typing Swipe your finger over letters you want to type, and lift after each word. The keyboard will anticipate and predict the next word in your sentence.
  • Page 19: Basic Editing

    Basic Editing Move the insertion point: Touch where you want to type. The cursor will blink in the new position and a blue tab will appear below it. Drag the tab to move the cursor. Select text: Touch & hold or double-tap within the text. The nearest word will be highlighted and blue tabs with appear.
  • Page 20: Section 7: Exploring Apps

    Exploring Apps Open up some Apps to better familiarize yourself with your new tablet. Tap the Clock app to access your alarm clock, timer, or stopwatch. Alarms Clock Timer Stopwatch Night mode/Settings Tap to add Time Zone Tap the camera app to take pictures and videos to share with your friends and family.
  • Page 21: Clock

    Included Apps Calculator: Basic calculator functions Calendar: Keep track of your schedule and set reminders Camera: Take photos and record videos Chrome™: Browse the web with Google Chrome. Clock: Set the time and alarms Downloads: Manage your downloads Drive: Share your Google Docs and files Email: Sync your email accounts Evernote: Keep notes and to-do lists File Manager: Browse for files to open, delete, etc.
  • Page 22 Google: Stay up to date with Google Now cards Google Settings: Edit your Google Account settings Google+™: Stay connected and share life as it happens with Google+ Hangouts™: One-on-one and group conversa- tions with photos, emoji, and video calls for free. Kingsoft Office: Type documents, make spreadsheets and presentations Maps™: Find directions and locations...
  • Page 23: Uninstalling Apps

    Play Store: Shop for music, books, magazines, movies, TV shows, games and apps Pogoplug: Connect to the internet to access and share your files. Includes 5GB of cloud storage Settings: Adjust settings on your tablet Sound recorder: Record audio using the built-in microphone UHD Player: Video Player Voice Search: Search the web by speaking instead of typing YouTube: Stream your favorite videos on the web...
  • Page 24: Section 8: Google Accounts

    Google Accounts Why use a Google Account? Google Accounts let you organize and access your personal information from any computer or mobile device. Sync & Back-up: Whether you draft an email, add a contact, or add an event to your calendar, your work continuously gets backed up and synchronizes with any computer with the same Google Account.
  • Page 25: Remove A Google Account

    Tap what kind of account you want to add and sign in. Remove a Google Account Tap Settings Under Accounts, tap Google Tap the account that you want to remove. Tap Menu icon and then Remove account Google Play Google Play brings together all of your favorite content in one place.
  • Page 26: Google Play

    Google Play My Library: Displays your most recently used books, music, and so on. Tap any of the images to view your content. Recommended Apps: Recommends apps that you can add to your home screen. All Google Play recommendations work the same way: Tap to see a different suggestion Tap to avoid future suggestions like this Hold and drag blue dots to resize...
  • Page 27: Section 9: Google Now

    Google Now ™ Google Now uses contextual data from your tablet and from other Google products to supply you with just the right information at just the right time. You can download the Google Search app on Google Play. After you have downloaded and installed the Google Search app, tap the Google search bar on the Home screen or swipe up from the icon to open Google...
  • Page 28: Location Access

    Location Access Find out what the weather is like or how the commute to work will be by confirming your home and work locations. Google Now Settings In order to get to your Google Now settings from the Google Now Main Screen, touch the Menu icon at the bottom right of the screen. Then touch Settings. 4 types of settings will be available.
  • Page 29 Tablet Search: Select which apps in your tablet are included in Google searches. Privacy & Accounts: Control search-related privacy op- tions for your Google Account. • Manage location history: Opens Google Maps set- tings, where you can turn location settings and location reporting on or off. • Location services: Allows you to turn location access by all Google apps on or off.
  • Page 30: Section 10: Voice Actions

    Voice Actions After installing the Google Search app you can use Voice Actions to get directions, send messages, and perform a number of other common tasks. To initiate a Voice Action you can: • Tap the Microphone in the Google Search Bar on your Home Screen • Tap the Microphone in your keyboard Next, speak the Voice Action you want to use. Here are some typical examples: “Set alarm for 8:30 a.m”...
  • Page 31: Voice Commands

    Voice Commands To initiate a Voice Action touch the Microphone icon *Voice Actions will only be available after down- loading the Google Search app. Some handy voice commands are: Followed By Examples [Words you want “bike shoes” to search for] “Map of”...
  • Page 32: Section 11: Tablet Settings

    Tablet Settings Wi-Fi: Turn Wi-Fi on to see available networks and connect. Data Usage: Provides data usage information. Sound: Adjust the volume, notifications, and alarm sounds. Display: Adjust brightness, change your wallpaper, turn on/off screen rotation, sleep settings, and font size. Storage: Provides storage use data. Battery: Provides battery usage data. Apps: Tap an app to force stop, uninstall, clear data, move to SD card, or clear data.
  • Page 33: Section 12: Tips & Tricks

    Tips & Tricks Extending Battery Life Reducing the Brightness of your screen can help extend your battery life. In Settings tap Display. Tap Brightness. Use the slider to adjust the brightness. Then tap OK. Use a Quick Screen Timeout. In Settings tap Display. Tap Sleep.
  • Page 34: Reset/Restore

    Reset/Restore Reset Device Reset the device by pressing the button with a small object such as a paperclip. Factory Restore Select Backup & reset in the settings app to restore fac- tory settings. This will erase all data on the tablet. Troubleshooting Cannot turn on the tablet.
  • Page 35: Customer Support

    You agree that you have sole responsibility for adequate protection and backup of data and/or equipment used in connection with the product and software and will not make a claim of any nature against Ematic for lost data, inac- curate output, work delays or lost profits resulting from the use of the materials. You...
  • Page 36 This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. The Ematic brand and products are owned by Shaghal, Ltd.

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