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  • Page 2 DAMAGES (INCLUDING DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS, LOSS OF USE OR DATA, INTERRUPTION OF BUSINESS AND THE LIKE), EVEN IF ASUS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES ARISING FROM ANY DEFECT OR ERROR IN THIS MANUAL OR PRODUCT.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Tablet mode .......................................37 Using gestures .................................... 38 Managing your home ................................39 Managing notifications ................................43 Quick Settings .................................... 43 Setting up the date and time ..............................45 Setting up your ringtone and alert sounds ..........................45 ASUS keyboard settings ................................46 Voice Search ......................................47...
  • Page 4 Lock Screen ......................................50 DynamicDisplay ..................................51 Power Management ................................. 51 Call in style Managing contacts ................................... 54 Adding contacts ....................................54 Importing / exporting contacts ..............................54 AT&T service contacts ..................................54 Making and receiving calls ..............................55 Making a call......................................55 Receiving a call ....................................56 Backup/restore call logs ................................
  • Page 5 Using PixelMaster Camera for the first time ........................68 Tutorial.........................................68 Image Locations ....................................69 PixelMaster Camera home screen ............................69 Image settings ....................................70 Video settings ....................................72 Advanced camera features ..............................73 Time rewind .......................................73 HDR ........................................74 Panorama ......................................74 Night ........................................75 Selfie ........................................76 Beautification ....................................77 Miniature ......................................77 Depth of field ....................................78...
  • Page 6 Calendar ....................................... 91 Creating an event from your PadFone .............................91 Adding an account to Calendar ..............................92 Creating an event from your account ............................92 What’s Next ....................................93 Do It Later ....................................94 Accessing or creating to-do tasks ..............................94 Weather ......................................95 Weather home screen ..................................96 Clock ......................................
  • Page 7 Playing songs ....................................113 Playing songs from your microSD card ..........................113 Sound recorder ..................................114 Launching Sound Recorder ..............................114 Sound Recorder home screen ..............................114 Maintain your PadFone Storage ......................................116 Backup and reset ..................................116 Memory ......................................117 Securing your PadFone .................................119 Unlocking your screen ................................119 Setting your PadFone identity ..............................127 Connect your PadFone Wi-Fi ......................................130...
  • Page 8 Downloading apps .................................138 There’s more to your PadFone Power saver ....................................140 Setting up Power Saver ................................140 Customizing Power Saver ................................141 Splendid .....................................142 TalkBack ......................................143 AT&T DriveMode ..................................144 ® AT&T Services ....................................145...
  • Page 9: Conventions Used

    Conventions used To highlight key information in this manual, some text are presented as follows: IMPORTANT! This message contains vital information that must be followed to complete a task. NOTE: This message contains additional information and tips that can help complete tasks. CAUTION! This message contains important information that must be followed to keep you safe while performing tasks and prevent damage to your device data and components.
  • Page 10: Care And Safety

    Use only AC adapters and cables approved by ASUS for use with this device. Refer to the rating label on the bottom of your device and ensure that your power adapter complies with this rating.
  • Page 11: Proper Disposal

    Proper disposal Do not throw your device in municipal waste. This product has been designed to enable proper reuse of parts and recycling. The symbol of the crossed out wheeled bin indicates that the product (electrical, electronic equipment and mercury-containing button cell battery) should not be placed in municipal waste.
  • Page 13: Get Your Device Ready

    Get your device ready!
  • Page 14: Parts And Features

    Parts and features Take a hold of your device and have it up and running in a jiffy. Your phone Audio jack Microphone PixelMaster Camera LED indicator Earpiece receiver Front camera Camera flash Power key Speaker Volume key Touchscreen display Microphone Micro USB port NOTES:...
  • Page 15: Your Tablet

    Your tablet LED indicator Camera lens Touchscreen display Phone bay Micro USB port Volume key Power key Speaker...
  • Page 16: Installing A Micro-Sim Card

    • DO NOT insert a memory card into the micro-SIM card slot! If a memory card happens to be inserted into the micro-SIM slot, send your device to an ASUS-qualified service personnel. To install a micro-SIM card: Turn off your phone.
  • Page 17 Pry the cover loose and pull the rear cover off. CAUTION! Be careful not to injure your fingernails when you remove the rear cover. WARNING! • DO NOT use tools like screwdrivers to remove the rear cover. • DO NOT pry the USB port. Align and insert the micro-SIM card into the micro-SIM card slot with the gold-plated contacts facing upward.
  • Page 18 Replace the rear cover. Press down the rear cover on all sides to secure it in place.
  • Page 19 Removing a micro-SIM card CAUTION! Be extra careful when handling a micro-SIM card. ASUS is not responsible for any loss or damage incurred to your micro-SIM card. To remove a micro-SIM card: Turn off your phone. Locate the groove on the bottom-left corner of your phone.
  • Page 20 Press the micro-SIM card to eject, then pull it out. Replace the rear cover. Press down the rear cover on all sides to secure it in place.
  • Page 21: Installing A Memory Card

    • DO NOT insert a micro-SIM card into the memory card slot! If a micro-SIM card happens to be inserted into the memory card slot, bring your device to an ASUS-qualified service personnel. To install a memory card: Turn off your phone.
  • Page 22 Pry the cover loose and pull the rear cover off. CAUTION! Be careful not to injure your fingernails when you remove the rear cover. WARNING! • DO NOT use tools like screwdrivers to remove the rear cover. • DO NOT pry the USB port. Align and insert the memory card into the memory card slot.
  • Page 23 Replace the rear cover. Press down the rear cover on all sides to secure it in place.
  • Page 24: Removing The Memory Card

    Removing the memory card CAUTION! • Be extra careful when handling a memory card. ASUS is not responsible for any data loss or damage incurred to your memory card. • Before removing a memory card, ensure that you safely unmount it from your phone. To do this, go to Settings > Storage > Unmount external storage. To remove the memory card: Turn off your phone. Locate the groove on the bottom-left corner of your phone. Pry the cover loose and pull the rear cover off.
  • Page 25 Press the memory card to eject, then pull it out. Replace the rear cover. Press down the rear cover on all sides to secure it in place.
  • Page 26: Charging Your Device

    You can change how the PadFone Station charges the battery of the phone by selecting a charging mode. To change the PadFone Charging Policy: to go to the All apps screen then tap Settings. Tap ASUS customized settings > PadFone Settings > PadFone Charging Policy...
  • Page 27 Tap a preferred mode for charging. PadFone Charging Modes Intelligent Mode (Default/Recommended) • When the phone’s battery is greater than 90%, the PadFone Station will not charge the phone. • In suspend mode, the PadFone Station will charge the phone when the following conditions are met: 1. If the phone’s battery is less than 70%. 2. If the phone’s battery is less than 90% of the PadFone Station’s current charge. •...
  • Page 28 To charge your device: Connect the micro USB cable to the AC power adapter. Plug the AC power adapter to a grounded power outlet. Connect the micro USB cable to your phone or your PadFone Station seperately, or to the PadFone Station with the phone inserted.
  • Page 29: Inserting/Removing Your Phone Into/From Your Tablet

    Inserting/removing your phone into/from your tablet CAUTION! Do not add a protective film or cover to your phone as it may be difficult to insert/remove the phone to/from the tablet. NOTE: Always keep the tablet's phone bay clean to prevent dust or dirt from scratching or damaging your phone. To insert your phone into your tablet: Align your phone into the phone bay sliding track with its microUSB port facing toward the phone bay.
  • Page 30: Turning Your Device On Or Off

    Turning your device on or off Turning your device on To turn your device on, press and hold the power button until your device vibrates and starts up. NOTE: Your tablet automatically turns on once you insert your phone that is already active. WARNING! If you forgot your personal screen unlock pattern or no data connection is available, you will have to reset your device.
  • Page 31 Wi- Fi, sync accounts, and configure your location services. Use your Google or ASUS account to setup your device, if you do not have a Google or ASUS account yet, go ahead and create one.
  • Page 32 Battery power conservation tips The battery charge is the lifeline of your device. Here are some battery power conservation tips that helps preserve the power of your device battery. – When not in use, press the power button to put the device in sleep mode. –...
  • Page 33: Using Your Device

    Using your device Phone mode Use your phone to enjoy the latest features and technologies of Android 4.4.2 operating system. Do work and play on your phone to fully appreciate the tons of interactive applications and features, and the seamless connectivity solutions in data sharing and communication that Android 4.4.2 has to offer.
  • Page 35: There's No Place Like Home

    There’s no place like Home...
  • Page 36: Home Features

    Home features Phone mode Swipe down this area to display Quick settings Display local weather information. Tap to customize Display local time and date weather widget settings, location, and frequency updates. Open Google Search page Open Voice search Open All Apps screen Tap to open an app At the bottom of the home screen, you’ll find three navigation icons .
  • Page 37: Tablet Mode

    Tablet mode Swipe down this area to display System notifications Swipe down this area to display Quick settings Display local weather information. Tap to customize weather widget settings, location, Display local time and date and frequency updates. Open Voice search Open Google Search page Open Apps tray Shortcuts...
  • Page 38: Using Gestures

    Using gestures Use your fingers to launch apps, move icons, select menu items, press buttons, type on the onscreen keyboard, and perform other useful gestures on your device’s touchscreen. To key in or type something, tap the part where you need to type and the onscreen keyboard will pop up. The following table describes more useful gestures.
  • Page 39: Managing Your Home

    Managing your home Stamp your own personality to your Home screen. Select an attractive design as your wallpaper, add shortcuts for quick access to your fave apps, and add widgets for a quick review of important info. You can also add more pages so you can add and quickly access or review more apps or widgets on your Home screen.
  • Page 40: App Shortcuts

    App shortcuts Add shortcuts to quickly access your often-used apps right from your Home screen. To add an app shortcut: Tap and hold an empty area on your Home screen and select Apps. From All Apps, tap and hold an app, then drag it to an empty area on your Home screen. To remove an app shortcut: From your Home screen, tap and hold an app, then drag it to X Remove on the top of your screen.
  • Page 41 Wallpapers Let your apps, icons, and other elements sit on an attractively designed wallpaper. You may add a translucent background tint to your wallpaper for readability and clarity. You can also select an animated wallpaper to make your screen come alive. Tap to apply a background tint Tap to select the background tint Move the slider to adjust the transparency of the wallpaper...
  • Page 42 Tick Background tint, then adjust the transparency level. then select a color. Select a wallpaper, then tap Apply. NOTES: • A background tint can be applied to your Home screen, or Home and lock screen. > Settings > Display > Wallpaper. • You can also set up your wallpaper settings from Applying an animated wallpaper To apply an animated wallpaper: Tap and hold an empty area on your Home screen and select Wallpapers.
  • Page 43: Managing Notifications

    PC sync information, alarms, and more. • To see your notifications, swipe your finger down from the top of the screen. • Swipe a notification to the right or to the left to remove the item from the list. Quick Settings Quickly enable or disable functions or apps from ASUS Quick Settings. To launch ASUS Quick Settings, swipe from the top and tap Enable/disable features in Quick settings Open Settings...
  • Page 44 Launch Quick settings then tap Tap the box beside the feature to add or remove it from the ASUS Quick Setting Notification Panel. NOTE: A checked box indicates that the feature's button is accessible via the ASUS Quick Settings Notification Panel while an unchecked box means the opposite.
  • Page 45: Setting Up The Date And Time

    Setting up the date and time By default, the date and time displayed on your Home screen automatically syncs with your mobile provider’s settings. To change the date and time settings: Launch the Settings screen by doing any of the following: •...
  • Page 46: Asus Keyboard Settings

    ASUS keyboard settings Create SMS messages, emails, and log-in passwords using the touch keyboard. To access the ASUS keyboard settings: Launch Quick settings then tap Scroll down the Settings screen and select Language & input. beside ASUS Keyboard. Configure the settings according to your personal preferences.
  • Page 47: Voice Search

    Voice Search Make voice commands to your PadFone then watch it listen and take action using the Voice Search app. Using Voice Search, you can make voice commands to accomplish the following: • Search for data and information online or on your PadFone • Launch apps inside your PadFone • Get directions going to a location IMPORTANT! Your PadFone must be connected to the Internet to be able to use this feature. Launching Voice Search >...
  • Page 48 Customizing voice search results from the Phone search group If you want to set parameters for the voice search results gathered from your Google account and your PadFone’s data, you may do so using the following steps: > Voice Search. On your PadFone’s home screen, tap >...
  • Page 49 3. Tap Phone search. 4. Tick the box of the search groups you would like to include as source when using Voice Search.
  • Page 50: Lock Screen

    Lock Screen By default, the lock screen appears after turning on your device and while waking it up from sleep mode. From the lock screen, you can proceed to your device’s Android® system by swiping on your touch screen panel. Your device’s lock screen can also be customized to regulate access to your mobile data and apps.
  • Page 51: Dynamicdisplay

    Swipe your finger down from the top of the screen and tap Tap ASUS customized settings > PadFone Settings > DynamicDisplay list. Select an app from the list to keep it running when you insert your phone to your tablet.
  • Page 53: Call In Style

    Call in style...
  • Page 54: Managing Contacts

    Managing contacts Add, import, or export your contacts from your SIM or email accounts to your PadFone and vice-versa. Adding contacts To add contacts: Tap Contacts app from the Home screen then tap On the Add contact screen, key in the details of the new contact, then tap Done to save your contact to AT&T Address Book.
  • Page 55: Making And Receiving Calls

    Making and receiving calls Making a call Your phone and tablet offers you many ways to make a call. Call your friends from saved contacts list, dial a phone number directly, or even dial a number without keying in a passcode on the lock screen. NOTES: • Use a Bluetooth headset when making or receiving calls on your tablet.
  • Page 56: Receiving A Call

    Receiving a call The touch screen of your phone or tablet lights up when there is an incoming call. The display of the incoming call also varies, depending on the status of your device. Answering a call There are two ways to answer a call depending on the status of your device: If your device is active, tap Answer.
  • Page 57: Backup/Restore Call Logs

    Backup/restore call logs Have your call logs stored in your PadFone to track the calls that you’ve received, made, or missed. You can also send the saved call logs to your online storage account or e-mail it via the installed e-mail apps in your PadFone.
  • Page 58: Voicemail

    Voicemail Get voicemail messages on your phone or on your tablet. To get your voicemail messages: Tap Settings > Call Settings > Voicemail. Press and hold 1 on the keypad to access your voicemail.
  • Page 59: Send Messages And More

    Send messages and more...
  • Page 60: Messaging

    Messaging Messaging lets you send, promptly reply, or reply at a later time to important messages from your contacts in the SIM card installed on your device. You can also email your message threads or conversations to others to keep them in the loop. Sending or replying to messages To start a message thread: From the Home screen, tap...
  • Page 61: Setting Up Your Messaging Options

    Setting up your messaging options You can forward a message thread or conversation to others, and set an alert so you can reply to an important message at a convenient time. To forward an SMS conversation: From the Home screen, tap Tap to select a sender image, then tap >...
  • Page 63: Access Your Emails

    Access your emails...
  • Page 64: Email

    Email Add Exchange, Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, Outlook.com, Microsoft Hotmail, or other POP3/IMAP accounts so you can receive, create, and browse emails right from your device. You can also sync your email contacts from these accounts to your PadFone. IMPORTANT! You must be connected to the Internet so you can add an email account or send and receive emails from added accounts.
  • Page 65: Adding Email Accounts

    Adding email accounts To add other email accounts: From the Home screen, tap Email to launch the Email app. > Settings, then tap to add an email account. Tap the mail provider you want to setup. Follow the succeeding instructions to complete setting up your new email account. NOTE: You may also refer to steps 3 to 5 in the Setting up an email account section of this manual to complete this setup process.
  • Page 66: Gmail

    Gmail Using the Gmail app, you can create a new Gmail account or synchronize your existing Gmail account so you can send, receive, and browse emails right from your device. Setting up a Gmail account Tap Google from the Home screen then tap Gmail. Tap Existing and key in your existing Gmail account and password, then tap NOTES: • Tap New if you do not own a Google account.
  • Page 67: Capture Moments

    Capture moments...
  • Page 68: Launching The Pixelmaster Camera App

    Launching the PixelMaster Camera app Capture images and record videos using your PadFone’s PixelMaster Camera app. Refer to any of the steps below to open the PixelMaster Camera app. From the lock screen Drag down until the PixelMaster Camera app is launched. From the home screen Tap PixelMaster Camera.
  • Page 69: Image Locations

    Image Locations After going through the Tutorial screen, the Image Locations screen appears to help you create automatic location tags for your images and videos. Refer to the following steps to proceed from this screen: On the Image Locations screen, tap No thanks to proceed to the camera screen or Yes to set up location tagging for your captured images and videos.
  • Page 70: Image Settings

    Image settings Adjust the appearance of your captured images by configuring your camera’s settings using the steps below. IMPORTANT! Apply the settings first before taking images. On the camera’s home screen, tap > Scroll down and configure the available options. Image Configure the image quality using these options.
  • Page 71 Shoot mode Set your shutter speed to Timer mode or change the Burst speed under this option. Focus & exposure Enable Touch auto-exposure or Face detection under this option.
  • Page 72: Video Settings

    Video settings Adjust the appearance of your recorded videos by configuring your camera’s settings using the steps below. IMPORTANT! Apply the settings first before taking images. On the camera’s home screen, tap > Scroll down and configure the available options. Image Configure the video quality using these options.
  • Page 73: Advanced Camera Features

    Advanced camera features Explore new ways of capturing images or videos and make captured extra special moments using the advanced camera features of your PadFone. IMPORTANT! Apply the settings first before taking images. Time rewind After selecting Time rewind, your shutter starts taking burst shots two seconds before you actually press the shutter button.
  • Page 74: Hdr

    The High-dynamic-range (HDR) feature allows you to take more detailed images for low-light and highly contrasting scenes. HDR is recommended for use when taking images on brightly lit locations, helping balance out the colors produced on your image. Capturing HDR photos From the PixelMaster Camera app’s home screen, tap >...
  • Page 75: Night

    Night Take well-lit photos even on night time or on low-light situations using the Night feature of your PadFone. NOTE: Keep your hands steady while before and while the PadFone is capturing the image to prevent blurry results. Capturing Night photos From the PixelMaster Camera app’s home screen, tap >...
  • Page 76: Selfie

    Selfie Take advantage of your rear camera’s high megapixel specs without worrying about pressing the shutter button. Using face-detection, you can set your phone or tablet to detect up to four faces using the rear camera then automatically capture your selfie or group selfie. Capturing Selfie photos From the PixelMaster Camera app’s home screen, tap >...
  • Page 77: Beautification

    Beautification Have fun during and after taking photos of your family and friends using the Beautification feature of your phone or tablet. When enabled, this feature allows you to make live beauty enhancements on your subject’s face before you press the shutter button. Capturing Beautification photos From the PixelMaster Camera app’s home screen, tap >...
  • Page 78: Depth Of Field

    Depth of field Take macro shots with a soft background using the Depth of field. This feature suits close up photos of subjects for a more defined and dramatic result. Capturing photos with depth of fields From the PixelMaster Camera app’s home screen, tap >...
  • Page 79: All Smiles

    All smiles Capture the perfect smile or the wackiest facial expression from a range of photos using the All Smiles feature. This feature lets you take five consecutive photos after pressing the shutter button, automatically detecting faces on the image for comparison. Capturing All smiles photos From the PixelMaster Camera app’s home screen, tap >...
  • Page 81: Gallery

    Gallery...
  • Page 82: Using The Gallery

    Using the Gallery View images and play videos on your PadFone using the Gallery app. This app also allows you to edit, share, or delete image and video files stored in your PadFone. From Gallery, you can display images in a slideshow or tap to view the selected image or video file. To launch Gallery, tap Gallery from the Home screen.
  • Page 83: Viewing Files From Other Source Locations

    Viewing files from other source locations By default, your Gallery displays all the files on your PadFone according to their album folders. To view files from other locations accessible via your PadFone: From the main screen, tap Tap any of the following source locations to view their respective files.
  • Page 84: Sharing Files From The Gallery

    Sharing files from the gallery To share files from the gallery: From the Gallery screen, tap the folder where the files you want to share are located. After opening the folder, tap to activate file selection. Tap the files you want to share. A check mark appears in the center of the image you select. then select from the list where you want to share the images.
  • Page 85: Editing An Image

    Editing an image The Gallery also features its own image editing tools that you can use to enhance images saved on your PadFone. To edit an image: From the Gallery screen, tap the folder where the files are located. After opening the folder, tap the image you want to edit. Once the image is opened, tap it again to show its functions.
  • Page 87: Work Hard, Play Harder

    Work hard, play harder...
  • Page 88: Supernote

    SuperNote Turn note-taking into a fun and creative activity that syncs with your mobile data using SuperNote. This intuitive app allows you to create notes organized per notebook by directly writing or drawing on the touchscreen. While creating notes, you can also add multimedia files from other apps and share them via social networks or your Cloud storage account.
  • Page 89: Understanding Icons

    Understanding icons Depending on your selected input mode, these icons appear as you take down your notes on SuperNote. Select this type mode when you want to use the onscreen keyboard to enter your notes. Select this write mode when you want to scribble or write your notes. Select this draw mode when you want to create drawings or doodles.
  • Page 90: Creating A Notebook

    On the SuperNote home screen, tap-and-hold the notebook you would like to share. In the pop-up screen, tap Enable cloud sync. Input your ASUS WebStorage account’s User name and Password details to proceed with syncing your notebook to the Cloud.
  • Page 91: Calendar

    In the pop-up screen, tap Share then select the type of file format you want to share it as. In the next screen, select the Cloud storage account where you would like to share your note. Follow the succeeding instructions to complete sharing your selected note. Calendar The Calendar app enables you to keep track of important events using your PadFone.
  • Page 92: Adding An Account To Calendar

    Adding an account to Calendar Aside from creating an event logged on your PadFone, you can also use Calendar to create events that get automatically synced with your online accounts. But first, these accounts must be added to Calendar using the following steps: Launch Calendar.
  • Page 93: What's Next

    What’s Next Do not miss out on important events, having fun out in the sun, or getting messages/emails/calls from your favorite people. Set up your calendar of events, Favorites and VIP groups, or weather update settings to get alerts and reminders of what’s next. View your What’s Next alerts from the Lock screen, Systems Notification panel, and What’s Next widget or app.
  • Page 94: Do It Later

    Do It Later Get hold of even the most trivial things in your busy life. Even when you’re too busy, reply to your emails, SMS messages, calls, or read news online at your convenience. Mark your unread messages or emails, interesting web pages, and missed calls as Reply Later, Read Later, or Call Later items.
  • Page 95: Weather

    Weather Get real-time weather updates straight from your PadFone using the weather app. Using Weather, you can also check other weather details from around the world. Weather app launcher...
  • Page 96: Weather Home Screen

    Weather home screen Tap this to configure the Weather settings. Tap this to search for weather information from other cities. Swipe down to see other weather information.
  • Page 97: Clock

    Clock Customize the time zone settings of your PadFone, set alarms, and use your PadFone as a stop watch using the Clock app. Launching Clock Launch the Clock app using either of the following options: • From your PadFone’s home screen, tap the digital clock display. • Tap > Clock.
  • Page 98: World Clock

    World Clock to access the world clock settings of your PadFone. Tap this to access the settings of the world clock feature. Tap this to set your clock on night mode. Tap this to view the list of cities marked on your world clock. Tap this to add a new city to mark on your world clock’s map.
  • Page 99: Alarm Clock

    Alarm clock to access the world clock settings of your PadFone. Tap this to access the settings of the alarm clock feature. Tap this to delete any of the previously set alarms. Tap this to set a new alarm time.
  • Page 100: Stopwatch

    Stopwatch to use your PadFone as a stopwatch. Tap this button to start running the stopwatch feature.
  • Page 101: Timer

    Timer You may set multiple timer options for your PadFone. To do this, follow the steps below: Setting the timer to access the timer feature of your PadFone. Numeric keypad Use the numeric keypad to input your target time then tap Start to start the timer.
  • Page 102 Adding or deleting timer settings You may also add new timer settings or delete existing ones that you no longer need. To do any of these options, refer to the following steps: to access the timer feature of your PadFone. If you previously created a timer setting, these would appear on your Timer home screen.
  • Page 103: File Manager

    File Manager Using File Manager allows you to easily locate and manage your data on the internal storage of your PadFone and its connected external storage devices. Accessing the internal storage To access the internal storage: > File Manager. > Internal storage to view the contents of your PadFone then tap an item to select.
  • Page 104: Accessing The External Storage Device

    Accessing the external storage device To access the external storage device: Insert the microSD card into your PadFone. NOTE: For more details, refer to the Installing a memory card section in this user guide. > File Manager. > SD card to view the contents of your microSD card.
  • Page 105: Accessing The Network Storage

    Accessing the network storage IMPORTANT! Enable Wi-Fi on your PadFone to view files from the network storage. To access files saved on your network storage: > File Manager. > Network place to view the contents saved on your network storage.
  • Page 107: The Internet

    The Internet...
  • Page 108: Browser

    Browser Your browser’s clean and intuitive interface makes it easier to surf web contents at a fast page loading speed via its Chrome-based browser engine. It also lets you share or email web contents, as well as send it as a read later task.
  • Page 109: Fun And Entertainment

    Fun and entertainment...
  • Page 110: Using Headset

    Using headset Have the freedom to do other things while you’re in a call or enjoy listening to your favorite music, using a headset. Connecting audio jack Insert the 2.5mm headset jack into the audio port of your device. WARNING! • Do not insert other objects into the audio jack port.
  • Page 111: Audio Wizard

    Audio Wizard AudioWizard allows you to customize the sound modes of your PadFone for a clearer audio output that fits actual usage scenarios. Using Audio Wizard To use AudioWizard: Tap AudioWizard from the All apps screen. In the AudioWizard window, tap the sound mode you want to activate then tap Done to save and exit.
  • Page 112: Play Games

    Play Games Get the latest games online and share them in your social media accounts using the Play Games app. You can also join multiplayer games and check out leaderboards for some competitive gaming fun. IMPORTANT! Log in to your Google account to maximize the features of Play Games. Using Play Games To use Play Games: From the Home screen, tap Google >...
  • Page 113: Music

    Music Access your music collection right on your PadFone using the Music app. Music allows you to play music files stored internally or from an external storage device. Launching Music > Music. To launch Music, tap Playing songs By default, Music plays all the songs saved in your PadFone’s internal storage system. Start playing songs by tapping on them.
  • Page 114: Sound Recorder

    Sound recorder Record audio files using your PadFone by enabling the Sound Recorder app. Launching Sound Recorder > Sound Recorder. To launch Sound Recorder, tap Sound Recorder home screen Tap this to customize the Sound Recorder settings. Tap this to view the list of saved audio recording files.
  • Page 115: Maintain Your Padfone

    Maintain your PadFone...
  • Page 116: Storage

    Storage You can store data, apps, or files on your PadFone (internal storage), on an external storage, or on an online storage. You need an internet connection to transfer or download your files on an online storage. Use the bundled USB cable to copy files to or from the computer to your PadFone. Backup and reset Back up data, Wi-Fi passwords, and other settings to Google servers using your PadFone.
  • Page 117: Memory

    Memory When your device is getting sluggish and the system available memory is below the threshold value (10%, the Boost icon becomes yellow), tap Boost to close unused background apps and release system memory. To use Boost: Swipe from the top of your screen and tap Tap Boost.
  • Page 118 Wait a while for Boost to close unused background apps and release system memory. When complete, the system memory size released will show on your screen.
  • Page 119: Securing Your Padfone

    Securing your PadFone Use the security features of your PadFone to prevent unauthorized calls or access of information. Unlocking your screen When the screen is locked, you can open it with the security unlocking options that the PadFone offers you. To select the screen unlock of your PadFone: then tap Settings >...
  • Page 120 Unlock screen options Choose from these options to lock your PadFone. • Slide: Slide your finger to any direction to unlock your PadFone.
  • Page 121 • Face Unlock: Show your face on the black window of the lock screen to unlock your PadFone. IMPORTANT! • Face Unlock is less secure than a pattern, PIN, or password. • Someone who looks similar to you could unlock your PadFone. • The data used to identify your face is kept in your PadFone. To set up Face Unlock: 1. From the Choose screen lock screen, tap Face Unlock. 2.
  • Page 122 5. After your face has been captured, tap Continue. 6. If Face Unlock cannot recognize your face, you will be prompted to select a secondary option to unlock your PadFone. Select Pattern if you want to unlock your PadFone by a pattern, or PIN to unlock it by keying in your PIN then follow the succeeding onscreen instructions.
  • Page 123 • Pattern: Slide your finger on the dots and create a pattern. IMPORTANT! You can create a pattern with a minimum of four dots. Ensure to remember the pattern that you created to unlock your device.
  • Page 124 • PIN: Key in at least four numbers to set a PIN. IMPORTANT! Ensure to remember the PIN that you created to unlock your device.
  • Page 125 • Password: Key in at least four characters to create a password. IMPORTANT! Ensure to remember the password that you created to unlock your device.
  • Page 126 Configuring the other screen security features Aside from the mode of screen lock, you can also do the following on the Screen security window: • Quick Access: Slide the Quick Access switch to ON to launch apps on the lock screen. What’s Next widget: Slide the What’s Next Widget switch to ON to show the said widget on the lock •...
  • Page 127: Setting Your Padfone Identity

    Setting your PadFone identity Know your PadFone’s identity such as serial number, IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) number, or model number. This is important, as when you may lose your PadFone, you can contact your mobile carrier and provide the information to blacklist the unauthorized use of your PadFone.
  • Page 129: Connect Your Padfone

    Connect your PadFone...
  • Page 130: Wi-Fi

    Wi-Fi The Wi-Fi technology of your PadFone gets you connected to the wireless world. Update your social media accounts, browse the Internet, or exchange data and messages wirelessly with your PadFone. Enabling Wi-Fi To enable Wi-Fi: on the Home screen then tap Settings app. Slide the Wi-Fi switch to the right to turn on the Wi-Fi.
  • Page 131: Disabling Wi-Fi

    Disabling Wi-Fi To disable Wi-Fi: on the Home screen then tap Settings app. Slide the Wi-Fi switch to the left to turn off the Wi-Fi. NOTE: You can also disable the Wi-Fi from Quick Settings screen. Refer to section Quick Settings on how to launch Quick Settings screen.
  • Page 132: Pairing Your Padfone To A Bluetooth® Device

    Pairing your PadFone to a Bluetooth® device Before using the Bluetooth feature of your PadFone in full scale, you have to pair it first with the Bluetooth device. The PadFone automatically stores the pairing connection of the Bluetooth device. To pair your PadFone to a Bluetooth device: On the Settings screen, tap Bluetooth to display all available devices.
  • Page 133: App Essentials

    App essentials...
  • Page 134: Managing Apps

    Managing apps Adding app shortcuts to home You can create shortcuts for your favorite apps on the home screen. to go to the All apps screen. Tap and hold the icon of the app you wish to move then drag and place the app on the home screen. App info You can view the detailed app information while you are creating a shortcut for the app.
  • Page 135: Organizing Your Apps

    Organizing your apps Create folders to organize your applications and shortcuts on the home screen. On the home screen, tap and drag an app or shortcut onto another app and a folder will appear. Tap the new folder and tap Unnamed Folder to rename the folder.
  • Page 136: Viewing Recent Apps

    Viewing recent apps Recent apps are displayed on the left panel of the home screen. You can find detailed information and manage your apps from the Recent Apps list. Tap the Recent Apps icon at the bottom of the home screen. Swipe up or down to view Recent Apps.
  • Page 137: Switching Apps

    Switching apps When you’ve launched several apps on your PadFone, you can easily switch between your recently-launched apps. to view your recently-launched apps. • Tap an app to view it. • To remove an app, simply swipe it to the left or right. • To remove all apps, tap Clear all. Locking apps Secure your apps from unauthorized use with a 4-12 digit password. To lock your apps: From All Apps, tap >...
  • Page 138: Downloading Apps

    Downloading apps Download tons of apps and games from Play Store directly to your PadFone. Some of the apps and games are free, others you may need to purchase using a credit card or other payment form. To download apps: Tap Play Store from your Home screen.
  • Page 139: There's More To Your Padfone

    There’s more to your PadFone...
  • Page 140: Power Saver

    Power saver Fully maximize or extend the power of your PadFone even when it is idle or while it stays connected to your network. Smartly customize the power settings for your frequent activities such as reading emails or watching videos. Setting up Power Saver Maximize, optimize, or customize the power of your PadFone with some smart power saving options.
  • Page 141: Customizing Power Saver

    Select any of these modes: • Ultra-saving mode: Disconnects the network connection when your PadFone is idle to fully maximize its battery life. Optimized mode: Extends the battery life while your PadFone stays connected to your network. • • Customized mode: Allows you to set up the power settings for your frequent activities, and Customizing Power Saver Set the brightness level for your frequent activities such as reading emails or books, watching videos, browsing websites, and listening to music.
  • Page 142: Splendid

    Splendid Splendid allows you to easily adjust the display settings. Tap to switch between tabs Move to turn on/ off the Vivid Mode Move to adjust the color temperature Tap to set to factory defaults Tap to reset to the last changes you made To use Splendid: >...
  • Page 143: Talkback

    TalkBack TalkBack provides spoken feedback to help you navigate your device, describing what you touch and activate. To turn TalkBack off or on: Go to Settings > Accessibility > TalkBack. Slide the TalkBack switch to ON or OFF. Tap OK to turn on TalkBack. When asked if you want to enable Explore by Touch, touch OK only if you want to change the way your device describe each item that your item finger moves over on the screen.
  • Page 144: At&T Drivemode

    AT&T DriveMode ® When your vehicle is in motion, automatically respond to incoming texts and emails. Texting while driving…it can wait. in the Apps tray to open the app. You can change AT&T DriveMode settings by tapping NOTE: AT&T DriveMode is free to AT&T customers. Standard data and messaging rates apply to auto-reply messages.
  • Page 145: At&T Services

    AT&T Services AT&T offers multitude of apps designed to make your everyday life easier. Tap to launch an app myAT&T: Access billing, usage, and feature information and manage your account from the palm of your hand. AT&T Locker™: Store, sync, and share your photos, videos, and documents in one safe, convenient place.
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