Acer Iconia Tab 8 User Manual

Acer Iconia Tab 8 User Manual

Acer iconia tab 8 user manual
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  • Page 2 This revision: August 2014 Sign up for an Acer ID and enjoy great benefits Open the Acer Portal app from the Start 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 Google services ........23 Features and functions ......4 Playing music Unpacking your tablet......4 Multimedia playback ......28 Getting to know 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 are missing or damaged, contact your dealer immediately: • Acer Iconia tablet • Product setup and safety information • USB cable •...
  • Page 5: Tablet Overview

    Getting started with your tablet - 5 Getting to know your tablet Views 1 2 3 No. Item Description 3.5 mm headphone Connects to stereo headphones. jack Supports high-definition digital video HDMI Micro port connections. Connects to a computer via a USB cable. Micro USB port Also serves as the charging port for the (Slave)
  • Page 6 6 - Getting started with your tablet No. Item Description Increases and decreases the tablet Volume control key volume. A 5-megapixel camera for taking high- Rear-facing camera resolution images. Speakers Emit audio.
  • 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. Assembling the power adapter Your tablet is bundled with one of two types of USB power adapters: a fixed-prong type or a removable-prong type.
  • Page 8: Connecting Power

    Connect the power connector to your tablet and plug the AC adapter into any AC outlet. Warning Only use Acer power adapters to charge your device. Note It is normal for the tablet surface to become warm during charging or long...
  • Page 9: 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 10: Using The Touchscreen

    10 - Using your tablet and other information. If you do not yet have internet access, or do not want to use this feature, then tap Skip. Important You must sign in to a Google Account to use Gmail, Hangouts, Google Calendar, and other Google Apps;...
  • Page 11 Using your tablet - 11 pre-installed on your tablet, while others may be downloaded from Google Play. The Home screen already features some useful controls and information. Time and Status Search Widgets Application (APPS) menu Navigation Note Bundled apps differ depending on region and configuration. When auto-rotate is enabled, the home screen can rotate to landscape view.
  • Page 12: Search & Navigation

    12 - Using your tablet Search To search for applications, files or for information on the internet, tap the Google icon in the top-left corner. Simply enter the text you want to find. Tap to search the internet, or tap one of the suggestions, applications or files shown in the list. In order to search or browse the internet, you must be connected to a wireless network.
  • Page 13 Using your tablet - 13 The extended Home screen The Home screen extends to either side of the initial Home screen, giving you more room to add widgets or organize shortcuts. To view the extended Home screen, swipe your finger to the left or right. Five pages are available, two to the left and two to the right.
  • Page 14: Quick Settings Icons

    14 - Using your tablet Notification and staus area Time Battery Notification area Signal charge strength status Status and notification icons are shown at the top of the screen. The top-right area displays a variety of status information, such as time, battery status, and connectivity.
  • Page 15: Personalizing The Home Screen

    Tap to toggle automatic screen rotation on and Auto rotate off. Tap to open the Acer Touch WakeApp settings Touch WakeApp menu. Tap to connect to display a list of pre-paired devices. Tap the appropriate device to connect. If...
  • Page 16 16 - Using your tablet Adding or removing shortcuts or widgets To add shortcuts or widgets, tap the APPS icon in the bottom-center of the Home screen. The APPS menu contains a list of shortcuts to applications you can drag to a Home screen. Tap WIDGETS to see small applications and links (such as custom shortcuts, contacts or bookmarks) that you can add to a Home screen.
  • Page 17: The Onscreen Keyboard

    Using your tablet - 17 Photos, selected Wallpapers, or Live wallpapers that feature animated or interactive backgrounds. The onscreen keyboard When you tap a text box to enter text, an onscreen keyboard will appear. Simply tap on keys to enter text. Note The layout of the keyboard varies slightly, depending on the application and information that is required.
  • Page 18: Editing Text

    18 - Using your tablet Predictive text or auto correction The Google keyboard can provide predictive text input. 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 19: Shutting Down Your Tablet

    Using your tablet - 19 Inserting text To type new text or add text that you have copied: 1. Tap where you want to insert text. If you can select this text, a cursor is inserted below the text. To replace a word, double tap the word. In both cases, if you previously copied text, a PASTE button displays.
  • 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 Chrome enables you to open multiple tabs. When a page is open, tap the small New tab button. Simply tap one of the open tabs across the top of the screen to switch pages. New tab Pinch to zoom in or out of pages.
  • Page 24: Voice Search

    24 - Going online If you did not enter a Gmail account address and password when you first started your tablet, follow the instructions. Composing an email 1. Make sure your tablet is connected to the internet. 2. Tap APPS and then Gmail. 3.
  • Page 25: Play Store

    Going online - 25 Play Store Tap Play Store from the home screen or APPS menu to open Google Play. Here you can obtain a variety of add-on programs and applications to enhance the functionality of your tablet. You can browse Google Play by category or tap the search icon to search for a specific application.
  • Page 26 26 - Going online You may keep track of the download progress from both the app’s page and the device’s notification area. Important Some applications may require payment before you can download them. You will need to have a Google Wallet account in order to pay for these applications.
  • Page 27 Going online - 27 Google Hangouts Tap Hangouts from the APPS menu to open Google Hangouts. Here you can see a list of your contacts connected to Google Hangouts services. Tap on a contact to open a chat session. After you have connected, you can open a video chat session.
  • Page 28: Playing Music

    28 - Playing music L A Y I N G M U S I C Multimedia playback Your tablet comes supplied with a variety of programs that you can use to enjoy multimedia content. Note The available option of Google Play Music varies by region. For example, in some regions, Google Play Music can serve as cloud storage for your personal music collection and make it available on all your devices.
  • Page 29: Managing People And Contacts

    Managing people and contacts - 29 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 30: Adding A New Contact

    30 - Managing people and contacts 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 31: Starred Contacts

    Managing people and contacts - 31 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 32: Using The Camera And Camcorder

    32 - Using the camera and camcorder 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 front- and rear-facing digital cameras. This section will take you through all the steps in taking photos and videos with your tablet.
  • Page 33 Using the camera and camcorder - 33 Tap the Camcorder button and the camcorder immediately begins filming. While filming, you are unable to access camera/camcorder settings; however, you can still take pictures. Tap the red Stop recording button to stop filming. Current recording length Zoom Switch camera...
  • Page 34: Settings

    34 - Using the camera and camcorder Settings Settings Description • Collage picture: Choose from a variety of templates to create a collage of photos. • Capture mode: Change the way your camera takes pictures. Choose from Normal, Continuous shooting, Presentation capturing, or Panorama.
  • Page 35: Taking A Photo

    Using the camera and camcorder - 35 Settings Description • Time lapse interval: Set the time lapse interval from 1, 2, 5, or 10 seconds. • Mute video: Tap to toggle camcorder sound recording Camcorder on or off. settings • Resolution: Change the resolution at which your camcorder records video.
  • Page 36: Viewing Photos And Videos

    36 - Using the camera and camcorder 4. Tap the red record icon to stop recording. Note Supported To see the supported image, video, and audio formats, see formats on page 47 Viewing photos and videos 1. After you have taken your photo or video, it is automatically saved; normally to internal memory.
  • Page 37: Advanced Settings

    Advanced settings - 37 D V A N C E D S E T T I N G S Access Settings from the APPS menu. Tap APPS, then Settings. Wireless & Networks Activating or deactivating connections Tap APPS Settings, then under WIRELESS & NETWORKS each >...
  • Page 38: Putting Your Tablet In Airplane Mode

    38 - Advanced settings 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. Note Only A2DP stereo headsets (playback only, no microphone) are supported. Please check for updates to the tablet's software which may add support for additional Bluetooth devices.
  • Page 39: Device

    Advanced settings - 39 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, Notifications, Alarms.
  • Page 40: Uninstalling An Application

    40 - Advanced settings Display You can adjust your tablet screen settings by tapping APPS > Settings > Display. Item Description Brightness Adjusts screen brightness. Wallpaper Set the Home screen background image. Sleep Sets a delay before the screen will be turned off. Controls what happens when the tablet is docked Daydream and/or sleeping.
  • Page 41: Personal

    Advanced settings - 41 Alternatively, you can go to APPS Settings and select Apps. Tap > the application you wish to uninstall, tap Uninstall and confirm the uninstall. Important You should only remove programs if you are familiar with the Android operating system.
  • Page 42: System

    42 - Advanced settings Tap APPS Settings [Account] to manage the synchronization of > > individual accounts. Some applications, such as Gmail and Calendar, have additional synchronization settings. Open the application and tap the Menu button (three dots) and then tap Settings. Multiple Google accounts If you have multiple Google accounts, such as separate accounts for personal and business contacts, you can access and synchonize...
  • Page 43: Updating Your Tablet's Operating System

    Advanced settings - 43 • 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. To check for updates, tap APPS > Settings > About tablet > System updates >...
  • Page 44: 44 - Faq And Troubleshooting

    44 - FAQ and troubleshooting 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 45 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 46: 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 47: Specifications

    Specifications - 47 P E C I F I C A T I O N S Performance • Processor ® ™ • Intel Atom 1.8 GHz processor (for A1-840FHD model) ® ™ • Intel Atom 1.33 GHz processor (for A1-840 model) •...
  • Page 48 48 - Specifications Connectors • Micro USB port • HDMI Micro port Power • DC power-in (5.35 V, 2 A) Connectivity • Bluetooth 4.0 • Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n (for A1-840FHD model) • Operates at 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz • 2x2 MIMO technology •...
  • Page 49 Specifications - 49 Battery • 17 Wh 4600 mAh 3.7 V 1-cell Li-ion battery pack Battery life: Up to 7.5 hours (based on video playback test results) 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 50: 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 51 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 52 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 53 End user license agreement - 53 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.