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Asus ZenUI User Manual

Asus ZenUI User Manual


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User Guide


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  • Page 1 ZenUI User Guide...
  • Page 2: 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 3: Proper Disposal

    Proper disposal Risk of explosion if battery is replaced by an incorrect type. Dispose of used batteries according to the instructions. DO NOT throw the battery in municipal waste. The symbol of the crossed out wheeled bin indicates that the battery should not be placed in municipal waste. DO NOT throw this product in municipal waste.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Contents Basics Welcome! ..............................8 Starting for the first time ........................9 Using the touchscreen........................11 There’s no place like Home Zen Home features .....................14 Home screen ............................14 Quick settings ............................16 System notifications ...........................17 Personalizing your Home screen ................18 App shortcuts ............................18 Widgets ..............................19 Wallpapers .............................20 Extended Home screen ........................21...
  • Page 5 File Manager........................45 Accessing the internal storage .......................45 Accessing the external storage device ..................45 Accessing Cloud Storage ........................45 The Cloud ........................46 ASUS WebStorage ..........................46 Data Transfer .......................47 Keeping in touch Call in style ........................48 Dual SIM feature ...........................48 Making calls ............................50 Receiving calls ............................54...
  • Page 6 Fun and entertainment Using a headset ......................85 Connecting the audio jack .......................85 Play Games ........................86 Using Play Games ..........................86 Music ..........................87 Launching Music ..........................87 Playing songs ............................87 Streaming Cloud music ........................88 Creating a playlist ..........................89 PlayTo other devices ...........................89 FM Radio ........................90 Your precious moments Capture moments .......................92 Launching the Camera app ......................92...
  • Page 7 Sound Recorder ..........................132 Audio Wizard ............................134 Splendid ............................... 135 Power Saver ............................137 There’s more to your Zen ..................138 ASUS Cover ............................138 Maintain your Zen Keeping your device up-to-date ................140 Updating your system ........................140 Storage ..............................140 Backup and reset ..........................
  • Page 8: Basics

    Explore the intuitive simplicity of ASUS Zen UI! ASUS Zen UI is a charming and intuitive interface exclusively for ASUS Zen devices. It provides you with special apps, which are integrated in or with other apps, to fit your unique individual needs and make your life easier while letting you have fun with your Zen device.
  • Page 9: Starting For The First Time

    Follow the onscreen instructions to select your language, select input methods, set up your mobile network and Wi-Fi, sync accounts, and configure your location services. Use your Google or ASUS account to set up your device, if you do not have a Google or ASUS account yet, go ahead and create one.
  • Page 10 Battery power conservation tips The battery charge is the lifeline of your Zen device. Here are some battery power conservation tips that helps preserve the power of your Zen device battery. – When not in use, press the power button to put the device in sleep mode. –...
  • Page 11: Using The Touchscreen

    Using the touchscreen Use these gestures on the touchscreen to launch apps, access some settings, and navigate your Zen device. Launching apps or selecting items Do any of the following: • To launch an app, simply tap on it. • To select an item such as in File Manager app, simply tap on it. Moving or deleting items Do any of the following: • To move an app or widget, tap and hold then drag it to the location where you want it to be.
  • Page 12: Moving Through Pages Or Screens

    Moving through pages or screens Do any of the following: • Swipe your finger to the left or to the right to switch between screens or to flip through a Gallery of images. • Scroll your finger up or down to go through web pages or list of items. Zooming in Spread apart your two fingers on the touch panel to zoom in an image in Gallery or Maps. Chapter 1: Basics...
  • Page 13: Zooming Out

    You can still navigate the touchscreen of your Zen device even when you’re wearing your gloves. Do any of the following to enable Glove mode: • Swipe down from the upper right corner to launch the Quick Settings panel, then tap Glove mode. • > Settings > ASUS customized settings, then tick Glove mode.
  • Page 14: There's No Place Like Home

    There’s no place like Home There’s no place like Home Zen Home features Home screen Get reminders of important events, app and system updates, weather forecasts, and text messages from people who really matter to you, right from your Home screen. Swipe down this area to display System notifications Swipe down this area to display Quick settings Tap to update Weather settings...
  • Page 15 Understanding notification icons These icons are shown on the status bar and will guide you of the current status of your Zen device. Mobile network Shows the signal strength of your mobile network. Micro SIM card 1 Shows that a micro SIM card is inserted in micro SIM card slot 1. Micro SIM card 2 Shows that a micro SIM card is inserted in micro SIM card slot 2.
  • Page 16: Quick Settings

    Quick settings The Quick settings panel provides a one-tap access to some of the wireless features and settings of your Zen device. Each of these features are represented by a button. To launch the Quick settings panel, swipe down from the upper right corner of your Zen device. NOTE: A blue button indicates that the feature is currently enabled while a gray button indicates a disabled feature.
  • Page 17: System Notifications

    To add or remove existing buttons from the ASUS Quick Settings notification panel: 1. Launch Quick settings then tap 2. 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 18: Personalizing Your Home Screen

    Personalizing your Home screen Stamp your own personality on your Home screen. Select an attractive design as your wallpaper, add shortcuts for quick access to your favorite 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 view more apps or widgets on your Home screen.
  • Page 19: Widgets

    Grouping your app shortcuts in a folder Create folders to organize your app shortcuts on your Home screen. 1. On your Home screen, tap and drag an app onto another app and a folder will appear. 2. Tap the new folder and tap Unnamed Folder to assign a name to this folder. Widgets You can put widgets, which are small dynamic apps, on your Home screen.
  • Page 20: Wallpapers

    Wallpapers Let your apps, icons, and other Zen 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 21: Extended Home Screen

    Applying an animated wallpaper To apply an animated wallpaper: 1. Tap and hold an empty area on your Home screen and select Wallpapers. 2. Select where you want your wallpaper: on your Home screen, or Home Screen and Lock screen. 3.
  • Page 22: Adding Shortcuts

    Adding shortcuts In Easy Mode, you can add up to twelve (12) app shortcuts on the Home screen. 1. Swipe to the right of the Home screen, then tap 2. From the All apps screen, select the app that you want to add to the list. Removing shortcuts Do the following: 1.
  • Page 23: 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: 1. Launch the Settings screen by doing any of the following: •...
  • Page 24: 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 25: Customizing The Quick Access Buttons

    Customizing the quick access buttons By default, your lock screen includes quick access buttons for these apps: Phone, Messaging, and Camera. Change this default settings and customize these buttons to launch other apps on the lock screen using the following steps: 1.
  • Page 26: Work Hard, Play Harder

    Work hard, play harder Work hard, play harder Browser Your browser’s state-of-the-art Chromium-based engine lets you surf the Internet at a fast loading speed. Its clean and intuitive Zen interface powered by text-reflow technology optimizes web contents to better fit the screen of your Zen device. With its magazine view mode via its Smart Reader feature, you can pleasurably read your favorite web contents online or offline without any distracting items such as banner ads.
  • Page 27: Sharing Pages

    Do It Later app. 1. From the page, tap > Read later. 2. To retrieve the page, tap Asus > Do It Later from the Home screen. NOTE: For details on browsing read-later pages, see Catching up on my online reading now.
  • Page 28: Smartly Read Online

    Smartly read online Your Zen device automatically enables the Smart Reader Mode on pages that contain a lot of items that you may find unneccessary or distracting such as banner ads, icons, or menu items.You can remove these items and read only the main contents of the page. NOTE: Smart Reader Mode supports Wikipedia, CNN, ESPN, BCC, and NY Times sites.
  • Page 29: Clearing The Browser Cache

    Clearing the browser cache Clear the browser cache to delete temporary Internet files, websites, and cookies that are temporarily stored in your Zen device. This helps improve the loading performance of your browser. 1. Launch the browser. 2. Tap > Settings > Privacy & security > Clear cache. 3.
  • Page 30: Adding Email Accounts

    Adding email accounts If you don’t have an existing email account, you can create one so you can receive, read, and send emails right from your Zen device. 1. From the Home screen, tap Email to launch the Email app. 2.
  • Page 31: Emailing Invites To Events

    2. Select the email that you want to email later from your inbox. > Reply Later. 3. Tap 4. To retrieve the email, tap Asus > Do It Later from the Home screen. NOTE: For details on answering your reply-later emails, see Emailing now.
  • Page 32: Calendar

    VIP contacts. Creating events To create an event: 1. Tap Asus > Calendar. 2. Tap New Event to start creating a new event. 3. In the New event screen, input all the necessary details of your event.
  • Page 33: Creating An Event From Your Account

    After adding online accounts that you would like to sync with Calendar, you may now use your Zen device to create notifications for those online accounts by following these steps: 1. Tap Asus > Calendar. 2. Tap New Event to start creating a new event.
  • Page 34: 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 VIP contacts. Set up your calendar of events, 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, System notifications panel, and What’s Next widget or app.
  • Page 35: Accepting Or Declining Invites To Events

    Accepting or declining invites to events Set up your email account in the Email app to send or receive emails such as invites to events. When you accept email invites, the events will be synced with the Calendar app. NOTE: For more details, see Email and Calendar.
  • Page 36: Getting Event-Related Alerts

    Getting event-related alerts When you accept an invitation to an event, you’ll get reminders of any changes to the event such as postponement, cancellation, change in event location, or shift in event schedule. These event- related alerts will be posted on the Lock screen, System notifications panel, and What’s Next widget or app.
  • Page 37: Cancelled Event Alert

    Cancelled event alert You’ll get a cancellation alert when the organizer or host cancels the event. Rescheduled event alert You’ll get an alert if the event has been postponed, rescheduled, or moved to another location. Chapter 3: Work hard, play harder...
  • Page 38: Getting The Weather Updates

    Getting the weather updates Get real-time AccuWeather® updates, every hour or up to 12 hours, for your current location or for other parts of the world. You can make plans for up to seven (7) days with the 7-day weather forecast or dress appropriately based on AccuWeather RealFeel®...
  • Page 39: Displaying The 7-Day Weather Forecast

    Displaying the 7-day weather forecast When you get your current location’s real-time AccuWeather® updates, you will also get the 7-day weather forecast. You can display the 7-day forecast on the What’s Next widget on the Home screen. 1. From the Home screen, long press on the Weather widget until the border appears. 2.
  • Page 40: Do It Later

    Adding to-do tasks Create important to-do tasks to organize your work or social activities in your professional or social life. 1. From the Home screen, tap Asus > Do It Later. 2. Tap then fill in the necessary information. 3. If you want to set the importance level, select High in the Importance field.
  • Page 41: Calling Back Now

    When you’ve previously set an important call as a call later task, you can retrieve it and call back when you’ve got the time to do so from the Do It Later app. 1. From the Home screen, tap Asus > Do It Later. 2. Select the call that you want to call back, then tap Call now.
  • Page 42: Replying Now

    When you’ve previously set an SMS message as a reply later task, you can retrieve it and reply to the message when it’s convenient from the Do It Later app. 1. From the Home screen, tap Asus > Do It Later. 2. Select the SMS message that you want to send a reply to, then tap Reply now.
  • Page 43: 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 44: Creating A Notebook

    1. On the Supernote home screen, tap-and-hold the notebook you would like to share. 2. In the pop-up screen, tap Enable cloud sync. 3. Input your ASUS WebStorage account’s User name and Password details to proceed with syncing your notebook to the Cloud.
  • Page 45: File Manager

    File Manager Using File Manager allows you to easily locate and manage your data on the internal storage of your Zen device and its connected external storage devices. Accessing the internal storage To access the internal storage: 1. Tap > File Manager. 2.
  • Page 46: The Cloud

    Cloud account such as ASUS WebStorage, Drive, OneDrive, and Dropbox. ASUS WebStorage Register for or sign in to ASUS WebStorage and get free cloud storage. Automatically upload newly captured photos for instant sharing, sync files among different devices, or share files via your ASUS WebStorage account.
  • Page 47: Data Transfer

    Data Transfer Transfer your data such as contacts, calendar entries, or SMS messages from your old mobile device to your Zen device via Bluetooth technology. To use Data Transfer: 1. Pair your old mobile device with your Zen device via Bluetooth. NOTE: For more details on pairing devices, see Pairing your Zen device to a Bluetooth device.
  • Page 48: Keeping In Touch

    Keeping in touch Keeping in touch Call in style Dual SIM feature The dual SIM feature of your Zen device lets you manage the settings of the installed micro SIM cards. With this feature, you can enable/disable the micro SIM cards, assign SIM names, or set one as a preferred network.
  • Page 49: Assigning A Preferred Micro Sim Card

    Assigning a preferred micro SIM card Assign a micro SIM card as your preferred SIM for voice calls and data services. SIM card for voice calls When you make a call, your Zen device automatically uses the preferred micro SIM card to connect the call.
  • Page 50: Making Calls

    Dialing a phone number Use the Phone app to directly dial a phone number. 1. From your Home screen, tap Asus > Contacts then tap the number keys. 2. Select from call buttons SIM1 or SIM2 to dial the number.
  • Page 51 Auto-dialing an extension number You can insert a short or long pause after dialing the main number, then the extension number is dialed automatically. 1. From the Phone app, enter the main number. 2. Tap and hold * to insert a pause, which is denoted by a comma (,). NOTE: If you want a longer pause, tap and hold * again.
  • Page 52: Creating A Speed Dial Entry

    Creating a speed dial entry Create speed dial entries from digits 2 to 9 for your frequently-called contacts. 1. From the Phone app, do any of the following: • Tap and hold any digits from 2 to 9, then tap OK on the Speed Dial confirmation screen. •...
  • Page 53: Home Dialing

    Home dialing When you’re on a trip abroad, enabling and configuring the Home dialing settings make it easier for you to quickly call home. NOTE: Using a roaming service will incur additional charges. Inquire from your mobile service provider before using the roaming service. 1.
  • Page 54: Receiving Calls

    2. Tap Can’t talk now, will call you later. An SMS message will be sent to your caller. 3. To retrieve the call, tap Asus > Do It Later from the Home screen. NOTE: For details on giving a callback, see Calling back now.
  • Page 55: Blocking Calls

    Blocking calls You can add a number or call from your call log to your block list. 1. From the Phone app, tap to display your call logs. 2. Select the number that you want to block, tap > Add to block list, then tap OK. Saving calls to Contacts You can add a call from your call logs to your contacts list.
  • Page 56: Other Call Options

    Other call options During an active call, tap and tap any of the possible call options for when a call is in progress. Microphone Turns the microphone for the active call on or off. When the microphone is off or in mute mode, you can hear the caller but the caller can’t hear you.
  • Page 57: Managing Multiple Calls

    Managing multiple calls Your Zen device provides you the convenience of making or taking two calls. You can also set up a conference call that suits for business meetings, party lines, and other group calls. Answering another call While you are talking on your Zen device, you can hear a beeping sound, indicating of another incoming call.
  • Page 58: Setting Up A Conference Call

    Setting up a conference call Your Zen device, together with its GSM capability, can set up a conference call of up to five (5) people. During a call, you can add more contacts and merge all calls into one conference call. 1.
  • Page 59: Managing A Conference Call

    Managing a conference call During the conference call, you can separate the contact from the conference group for private conversation, or disconnect a contact from the conference call. 1. From the Conference call screen, tap Manage conference call to open a list of contacts in the conference call.
  • Page 60: Recording Calls

    Recording calls Your Zen device allows you to record a conversation for future reference or information. 1. Call a contact or dial a number. 2. Tap to record the call. IMPORTANT! Before recording a call, ensure that you ask for permission from the other party or parties.
  • Page 61: Managing Contacts

    Launching the Contacts app From your Home screen, do any of the following to launch the Contacts app: • Tap Asus > Contacts • Tap > Contacts Contacts Settings Select how you would want to display your contacts from the Contacts settings.
  • Page 62: Adding Contacts

    Adding contacts Add contacts to your device, corporate, Google, or other email accounts and fill in more important contact information such as contact numbers, email addresses, special events for VIPs, and more. 1. Launch the Contacts app then tap 2. Select Device. NOTES: • You can also save the contact to your SIM card or an email account.
  • Page 63: Setting Up Your Vips

    Customizing your contact’s profile Edit your contact’s info, add a photo, set a ringtone, or take a photo as a cover for your contact’s profile. 1. Launch the Contacts app then select the contact whose info or profile you want to edit or customize.
  • Page 64 Set up your VIP from the VIP screen To set up your VIP from the VIP screen: 1. Launch the Contacts app. 2. Tap > VIP. 3. In the VIP screen, tap 4. Select the contact or contacts you want to group as VIPs, then tap Add. The contact or contacts are added to your VIP list.
  • Page 65: Marking Your Favorite Contacts

    Set your frequently-called contacts as your favorites to be able to call them quickly from the Phone app. 1. From the Home screen, tap Asus > Contacts. 2. Select the contact that you want to mark as a favorite. 3. Tap .
  • Page 66: Exporting Contacts

    Exporting contacts Export your contacts to any of the storage accounts in your Zen device. 1. Tap Asus > Contacts then tap > Manage contacts. 2. Tap Import/export then select from the following exporting options: a. Export to SIM 1 card/Export to SIM 2 card b.
  • Page 67: Social Networking With Your Contacts

    Unblocking contacts or numbers You may remove a blocked contact or number from your list and receive calls or messages from the contact or number again. 1. Tap Asus > Contacts then tap > Manage contacts > Blocked list. 2. Tap >...
  • Page 68: Linking Your Contacts' Info

    Linking your contacts’ info When you add social network or email accounts, data from these accounts automatically sync with the Contacts app. In some instances, some contact info may appear in several places or under different name variations or nicknames in the Contacts app. You can manually link and unify all these info and put them under one place or profile.
  • Page 69: Call Settings

    Call Settings Configure the settings for your incoming or outgoing calls, call barring, home dialing, and more. 1. Do any of the following to launch the Settings screen: • Launch Quick settings then tap > Settings. • 2. Tap Call settings, then select any of these settings that you want to set up. Incoming call settings Phone ringtone Set up the ringtone for your SIM 1 or SIM 2 card.
  • Page 70: Send Messages And More

    Send messages and more Messaging Messaging lets you send, promptly reply, or reply at a later time to important messages from your contacts in any of your SIM cards installed on your Zen device. You can also email your message threads or conversations to others to keep them in the loop.
  • Page 71: Forwarding A Message Thread

    2. Tap Reply later. The message is added to your Do It Later tasks. 3. To retrieve and reply to the email, tap Asus > Do It Later from the Home screen. NOTE: For details on replying to reply-later messages, see Replying now.
  • Page 72: Omlet Chat

    Other messaging options When you are in an active message thread or while composing a message, you can tap and do any of these other options below. Add subject Tap to add the title of your message. Insert smiley Insert a smiley or emoticon into your message. Insert text templates Insert a predefined reply into the body of your message.
  • Page 73: Using Your E-Mail Account

    6. Tap Okay! Let’s do it! to update your friends from your contacts list. Tap No thanks to add your friends manually to your contacts list. NOTE: Your Omlet contacts are automatically integrated to your contacts list in Contacts app. Refer to section Viewing your Omlet contacts from Contacts app for more information.
  • Page 74 Using your Facebook® account To register using your Facebook account: 1. Tap then tap Omlet Chat. 2. On the Sign Up screen, tap Connect a different account here then tap Facebook. Omlet Chat app will take you to Facebook screen to log in to your Facebook account. 3.
  • Page 75 Using Omlet chat Send text and multimedia messages for a fun, creative, and interactive conversation. To start a conversation: 1. From the Omlet Chat screen, tap to display Omlet Chat menu then tap Contacts. 2. Tap the contact that you wish to chat then tap Sending a chat message To send a chat message, key in your message in What’s up field then tap Sending a voice message...
  • Page 76: Using Drawer Apps

    Using drawer apps Omlet Chat features these value-added drawer apps, allowing you to share multimedia messages for a more fun and personal touch. To use these drawer apps, tap from the chat thread then select an app from the drawer app list to send a specific multimedia message.
  • Page 77 Using Social Hotspot Social Hotspot is a quick and easy way to chat with your friends in one chat room. With this feature, you can start a group chat or simply join in a group chat without giving out your identification or contact information.
  • Page 78 Joining a Social Hotspot To join a Social Hotspot: 1. From the Omlet Chat screen, tap to display Omlet Chat menu then tap Broadcasts here. Omlet Chat launches the Google Maps app to your screen and shows the active social hotspots. NOTE: The social hotspots are marked by the icon.
  • Page 79 On the Social Hotspot screen, you can chat with your friends, send stickers, or share photos with the group. NOTE: To view shared photos, refer to section Viewing shared photos in Gallery app. Chapter 4: Keeping in touch...
  • Page 80: Viewing Shared Photos In Gallery App

    Viewing shared photos in Gallery app The photos that you and your friends have shared in the Omlet Chat app’s chat room are instantly saved to your device. You can view the shared photos using the Gallery app. To view the shared photos: 1.
  • Page 81 Viewing all shared photos Tap All shared photos to view all photos shared by you and your Omlet Chat contacts. Viewing shared photos by chat room Tap Chat room to view photos shared by chat room or social hotspot. Chapter 4: Keeping in touch...
  • Page 82 To view Omlet Contacts from Contacts app: 1. Launch the Contacts app by doing any of the following: a. From the Home screen, tap ASUS > Contacts app. b. From the Home screen, tap Phone app then tap c. From the All Apps screen, tap Contacts app.
  • Page 83 2. Tap Contacts to display dropdown list to view the contact groups. 3. Untick all contact groups except Omlet Chat, then tap anywhere on the screen to display all Omlet contacts. 4. Tap an Omlet contact to select and view the contact details or chat with that contact directly. Chapter 4: Keeping in touch...
  • Page 84: Syncing Omlet Chat To Cloud

    Syncing Omlet Chat to Cloud If you have a Dropbox®, Box®, or Baidu PCS Cloud account, the Omlet Chat app instantly uploads your private conversations and chat logs securely. Before Omlet Chat app uploads your data, you have to sync your Cloud account to Omlet Chat app first.
  • Page 85: Fun And Entertainment

    Fun and entertainment Fun and entertainment Using a 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 the 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 86: 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: 1.
  • Page 87: Music

    Music app automatically searches for music files from the internal and external storages on your Zen device. You can organize these music files in a playlist or add them in a queue to play them sequentially. You can also stream music from cloud accounts such as ASUS WebStorage, Dropbox, OneDrive, and Drive.
  • Page 88: Streaming Cloud Music

    Other playback options During playback, you can tap and do any of these other options below. Add to playlist Tap to add the song to an existing playlist or create a new one to add the song to it. Play To Tap to scan and play the song to other devices nearby.
  • Page 89: Creating A Playlist

    Creating a playlist Get your favorite songs from different sources such as internal storage, external storage, or cloud accounts and organize them in a playlist. 1. From the Music home screen, tap 2. Under Playlist, tap My playlist, then tap 3.
  • Page 90: Fm Radio

    FM Radio Listen to your favorite local radio stations using your Zen device. 1. Connect the bundled headset with your Zen device. 2. Tap > FM Radio. Tap and select any of these two options: Turn on speaker and Band Selection Tap to turn off the FM Radio Tap to add your favorite stations Tap to go to the previous station...
  • Page 91: Scanning For Local Stations

    Scanning for local stations To scan for stations in your area: 1. From the FM Radio dropdown menu, tap Radio List. FM Radio app automatically scans for your local radio stations. 2. If automatic-scanning is not successful, tap to scan for channels or stations in your area. Tuning to another frequency Do the following if you want to listen to a specific radio station: 1.
  • Page 92: Your Precious Moments

    Your precious moments Your precious moments Capture moments Launching the Camera app Capture images and record videos using your Zen device’s Camera app. Refer to any of the steps below to open the Camera app. From the lock screen Drag down until the camera app is launched.
  • Page 93: Using Camera For The First Time

    Using Camera for the first time After launching the Camera for the first time, two consecutive features appear to help you get started: Tutorial and Image locations. Tutorial If it is your first time to use your Zen device’s camera, you will encounter the following tutorial screen after launching the Camera app.
  • Page 94: Camera Home Screen

    Camera home screen Your Zen device’s camera is equipped with auto-scene detection and auto-image stabilizer features. It also features a video stabilization function that helps prevent shakiness while video recording. Tap the icons to start using your camera and explore the image and video features of your Zen device.
  • Page 95: 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. 1. On the camera’s home screen, tap > 2. Scroll down and configure the available options. Image Configure the image quality using these options.
  • Page 96: 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. 1. On the camera’s home screen, tap > 2. Scroll down and configure the available options. Image Configure the video quality using these options.
  • Page 97: 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 Zen device. IMPORTANT! Apply the settings first before taking images. Available features may vary per model. Low light Using PixelMaster, your camera’s light sensitivity is increased by up to 400% to enhance noise reduction and boost color contrast by up to 200%.
  • Page 98 Using the Time Rewind viewer 1. After pressing the shutter, the Time Rewind viewer appears onscreen on top of a captured photo. Rotate the button on the viewer to browse through the photos you just took. NOTE: Tap Best to view the best photo suggestion from the timeline. 2.
  • Page 99 Night Take well-lit photos even on night time or on low-light situations using the Night feature of your Zen device. NOTE: Keep your hands steady while before and while the Zen device is capturing the image to prevent blurry results. Capturing Night photos 1.
  • Page 100: Smart Remove

    Miniature Simulate the tilt-shift effect of DSLR lenses via the Miniature feature. Using this feature allows you to focus on specific areas of your subject, adding a bokeh effect that can be used on both photos and video using your Zen device. Capturing Miniature photos 1.
  • Page 101: 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 1.
  • Page 102: Time Lapse

    Time lapse The time lapse video feature of your Zen device allows you to capture stills for automatic time lapse playback. In effect, events seem to move in a fast-forward manner though they actually occured and were recorded between long intervals. Recording Time lapse videos 1.
  • Page 103: Using The Gallery

    Using the Gallery View images and play videos on your Zen device using the Gallery app. This app also allows you to edit, share, or delete image and video files stored in your Zen device. From Gallery, you can display images in a slideshow or tap to view the selected image or video file. To launch Gallery, tap >...
  • Page 104: Viewing The Photo Location

    Viewing the photo location Enable the location access on your Zen device, and get the location details on your photos. Your photos’ location details include the area where the photos are taken, as well a map of the location via Google Map or Baidu (in China only). To view the details of a photo: 1.
  • Page 105: Sharing Files From The Gallery

    Sharing files from the Gallery 1. From the Gallery screen, tap the folder where the files you want to share are located. 2. After opening the folder, tap to activate file selection. 3. Tap the files you want to share. A check mark appears on top of the image you select. 4.
  • Page 106 Posting photos to your Calendar event wall Enabling this feature in your Gallery allows you to view photos straight from your Calendar events. This way, you can immediately group captured photos according to their specific event name. 1. After taking photos from your Zen device, launch Gallery. 2.
  • Page 107: Using Microfilm

    Using MicroFilm Turn photos into a creative slideshow using the MicroFilm feature of the Gallery. MicroFilm contains a theme of slideshow presentations which you can immediately apply to selected photos. To create a MicroFilm from a photo folder: 1. Launch Gallery then tap to select the location of your photo folder.
  • Page 108: Using Playto (On Selected Models Only)

    To create a MicroFilm from a selection of photos: 1. Launch Gallery then tap to select the location of your photos. 2. Tap to activate file selection. 3. After selecting your photos, tap MicroFilm. 4. Select the MicroFilm theme you would like to use for your photo slideshow. Tap any of these themes to see its preview.
  • Page 109: Staying Connected

    Staying connected Staying connected Mobile network When there’s no available Wi-Fi network that you can connect to, you can enable your mobile network’s data access for Internet connection. Enabling the mobile network 1. Do any of the following to launch the Settings screen: •...
  • Page 110: Connecting To A Wi-Fi Network

    Connecting to a Wi-Fi network 1. On the Settings screen, tap Wi-Fi to display all detected Wi-Fi networks. 2. Tap a network name to connect to it. For a secured network, you may be prompted to key in a password or other security credentials. NOTES: • Your Zen device automatically reconnects to the network that you connected with previously.
  • Page 111: Pairing Your Zen Device To A Bluetooth® Device

    Pairing your Zen device to a Bluetooth® device Before using the Bluetooth feature of your Zen device in full scale, you have to pair it first with the Bluetooth device. The Zen device automatically stores the pairing connection of the Bluetooth device.
  • Page 112: Tethering

    Tethering When Wi-Fi service is not available, you can use your Zen device as a modem or turn it into a Wi-Fi hotspot to get Internet access on your laptop, tablet, and other mobile devices. IMPORTANT! Most mobile service providers may require a data plan for you to be able to use the tethering function.
  • Page 113: Bluetooth Tethering

    4. From the Tethering screen, tap Wi-Fi hotspot to turn on the Wi-Fi hotspot on your Zen device. 5. Connect other devices to your Zen device’s hotspot connection the same way you connect to a Wi-Fi network. Bluetooth Tethering Enable Bluetooth on your Zen device and use it as a modem for Internet access on your Bluetooth- enabled mobile devices such as a laptop or a tablet.
  • Page 114: Miracast

    Miracast™ Using Miracast technology, you can screencast your Zen device screen to a Miracast-supported display. Doing this allows an external display to become a dual monitor or second screen to your Zen device. Launching Miracast There are two ways you can use to start using Miracast from your Zen device: From Quick settings 1.
  • Page 115: Travel And Maps

    Travel and Maps Travel and Maps Weather Get real-time weather updates straight from your Zen device using the weather app. Using Weather, you can also check other weather details from around the world. Launching the Weather app From your Home screen, launch the Weather app using either of the following options: •...
  • Page 116: Weather Home Screen

    Weather home screen Set up and get your current location’s weather updates as well as other parts of the world. You can display the weather updates or daily weather forecast on the What’s Next widget or app, and on the Calendar app.
  • Page 117: Clock

    Clock Customize the time zone settings of your Zen device, set alarms, and use your Zen device as a stop watch using the Clock app. Launching Clock Launch the Clock app using either of the following options: • > Clock. •...
  • Page 118: Alarm Clock

    Alarm clock to access the world clock settings of your Zen device. Tap this to delete any of the previously set alarms. Tap this to access the settings of the alarm clock feature. Tap this to set a new alarm time. Stopwatch to use your Zen device as a stopwatch.
  • Page 119: Timer

    Timer You may set multiple timer options for your Zen device. To do this, follow the steps below: Setting the timer 1. Tap to access the timer feature of your Zen device. numeric keypad 2. Use the numeric keypad to input your target time then tap start to start the timer. Chapter 8: Travel and Maps...
  • Page 120: Zenlink

    ZenLink Knowing ZenLink Stay connected with the ASUS-exclusive ZenLink for maximum productivity. With these ZenLink apps, you can connect with other devices to share and receive files. Your ZenLink comprises of the following apps: Party Link, Share Link, PC Link, and Remote Link NOTE: Some of these ZenLink apps may not be available in your Zen device.
  • Page 121: Receiving Photos

    Receiving photos To receive photos from other Party Link-enabled devices: 1. Launch Camera then tap 2. Tap > OK. 3. Tap Join a group > Scan to start searching for other Party Link-enabled devices. 4. From the list, tap the group you would like to join then tap Join. 5.
  • Page 122: Share Link

    Share and receive files, apps, or media contents with Android mobile devices using Share Link app (for ASUS mobile devices) or SHAREit app (for other mobile devices) via a Wi-Fi hotspot. With this app, you can send or receive files that are larger than 100 MB and lets you share or receive multiple files at the same time.
  • Page 123: Receiving Files

    Use your computer to access and control your Zen device and its apps via the PC Link. It allows you to control your Zen device using your computer’s keyboard and mouse. NOTE: Before using PC Link, ensure to install PC Link to your computer. Go to to download and install PC Link. Using PC Link To use PC Link: 1.
  • Page 124 Understanding the PC Link settings Click this icon to rotate the mirrored Zen device screen on your computer screen. Click this icon to minimize or maximize the volume. Click this icon to capture a screenshot. Click this icon to wake your Zen device or put it to sleep. Click this icon to check for PC Link updates and assign a path for your screenshots.
  • Page 125: Remote Link

    2. Tap Search device then select the device that you want to connect. Remote Link touch pad to activate ASUS Smart gesture and avigate your computer. Slide your finger across this touch pad to navigate your computer. Tap this button to mimic left-button mouse function.
  • Page 126 Remote Link presentation controller to control the presentation slides on your computer. Tap and hold this button to activate the laser pointer. Tap this button to go to next slide. Tap this button to go back to previous slide. Remote Link Windows® Media Player controller to control the Windows®...
  • Page 127 Remote Link keyboard input to use keyboard input. You can also use the microphone icon for voice input. Tap this button to key in your message via voice input. Tap this button to send the message to your computer. Key in your message in this field. Chapter 9: ZenLink...
  • Page 128: Zen Everywhere

    Zen Everywhere Zen Everywhere Special Zen Tools Flashlight You can turn your Zen device to an instant flashlight by launching your Quick settings panel from any screen or any open app. From the Quick settings panel, simply tap on the Flashlight icon to activate its function. Tap this to enable the flashlight.
  • Page 129 Flashlight menu options Tap this to enable or disable the flashlight mode. Tap this to enable or disable the SOS mode. Tap any of these icons to toggle between the flashlight’s speed while blinking. Tap this to turn on or turn off the light. Chapter 10: Zen Everywhere...
  • Page 130: Calculator

    Calculator One-swipe and a tap is all it takes to launch your Calculator. When you open the Quick settings panel, the Calculator icon is there visibly on top of the list. Tap it to get started with your computations. Tap this to enable the flashlight. Calculator screen Chapter 10: Zen Everywhere...
  • Page 131: Quick Memo

    Quick memo Quick memo is a note-taking tool that gives you the freedom to either scribble or type down important notes you need to remember. After creating notes, you can share them via Share Link and social media sites or turn them into a task inside Do It Later. Creating a sticky note You can turn Quick memo notes into a sticky note so you can view them wherever, on your Zen device.
  • Page 132: Sound Recorder

    Sound Recorder Record audio files using your Zen device by enabling the Sound Recorder app. Launching Sound Recorder > Sound Recorder. To launch Sound Recorder, tap Tap to customize the Sound Recorder settings Tap to view the list of saved audio recording files Tap to start audio recording During recording, tap this to temporarily stop or pause the recording...
  • Page 133: Recording List

    Pausing a recording During a paused recording, you can choose to resume, delete, or save the recording. Tap to resume the recording Tap to delete the recording Tap to save the recording Recording List From the Recording List, you can play, rename, share, or delete a saved audio recording file. To view your recording list, tap from the Sound Recorder main screen.
  • Page 134: Audio Wizard

    1. Tap ASUS > Audio Wizard. 2. In the AudioWizard window, tap the sound mode you want to activate then tap Done to save and exit. When enabled, the Zen device auto-switches to the best audio quality for the currently-running ASUS Chapter 10: Zen Everywhere...
  • Page 135: Splendid

    Splendid ASUS Splendid allows you to easily adjust the display settings. It enriches the color of your screen with these two ASUS Splendid modes: Vivid Mode and Reading Mode. Vivid Mode Enable the Vivid Mode and customize the image settings such as color temperature, hue, and saturation.
  • Page 136: Reading Mode

    Reading Mode Turn on the Reading Mode to automatically optimize the color of the screen for a more comfortable reading experience. 1. From your Home screen, do any of the following to launch the Reading Mode screen: • Tap Reading mode from the Quick settings panel. •...
  • Page 137: Power Saver

    Power Saver Fully maximize or extend the power of your Zen device 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 Zen device with some smart power saving options.
  • Page 138: There's More To Your Zen

    There’s more to your Zen ASUS Cover Replace the rear cover of your Zen device with this ASUS-exclusive accessory and check important information without opening the cover. NOTE: This accessory may be bundled with your Zen device or purchased separately.
  • Page 139 Take a peek at the circular window to quickly glimpse for info that matters such as missed calls, unread emails or SMS messages, weather updates, and event reminders. You can also answer an incoming call without opening your ASUS Cover. On the circular window you can: • Check if you have any missed calls, unread emails or SMS messages.
  • Page 140: Maintain Your Zen

    Maintain your Zen Maintain your Zen Keeping your device up-to-date Keep your Zen device in the loop of Android system updates and upgraded apps and features. Updating your system 1. Tap then tap Settings. 2. On the Settings screen, slide down to display other items then tap About. 3.
  • Page 141: Securing Your Zen Device

    Securing your Zen device Use the security features of your Zen device 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 Zen device offers you.
  • Page 142 Face Unlock Show your face on the black window of the lock screen to unlock your Zen device. \ IMPORTANT! • Face Unlock is less secure than a pattern, PIN, or password. • Someone who looks like you could unlock your Zen device. • The data used to identify your face is kept in your Zen device. To set up Face Unlock: 1.
  • Page 143 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 Zen device. Select Pattern if you want to unlock your Zen device by a pattern, or PIN to unlock it by keying in your PIN then follow the succeeding onscreen instructions.
  • Page 144 Key in at least four numbers to set a PIN. IMPORTANT! Ensure to remember the PIN that you created to unlock your device. Chapter 11: Maintain your Zen...
  • Page 145 Password Key in at least four characters to create a password. IMPORTANT! Ensure to remember the password that you created to unlock your device. 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.
  • Page 146 Setting your Zen device identity Know your Zen device’s identity such as serial number, IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) number, or model number. This is important, as when you may lose your Zen device, you can contact your mobile carrier and provide the information to blacklist the unauthorized use of your Zen device.
  • Page 147: Appendix

    Appendix Appendix Notices Federal Communications Commission Statement This device complies with FCC Rules Part 15. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: • This device may not cause harmful interference. • This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules.
  • Page 148 RF Exposure Information (SAR) This device meets the government’s requirements for exposure to radio waves. This device is designed and manufactured not to exceed the emission limits for exposure to radio frequency (RF) energy set by the Federal Communications Commission of the U.S. Government. The exposure standard employs a unit of measurement known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR.
  • Page 149: Ec Declaration Of Conformity

    This product is compliant with the regulations of the R&TTE Directive 1999/5/EC. The Declaration of Conformity can be downloaded from Prevention of Hearing Loss To prevent possible hearing damage, do not listen at high volume levels for long periods.
  • Page 150 H05VV-F, 2G, 0.75mm ASUS Recycling/Takeback Services ASUS recycling and takeback programs come from our commitment to the highest standards for protecting our environment. We believe in providing solutions for you to be able to responsibly recycle our products, batteries, other components as well as the packaging materials. Please go to
  • Page 151 I/O ports are located. Green ASUS notice ASUS is devoted to creating environment-friendly products and packaging to safeguard consumers’ health while minimizing the impact on the environment. The reduction of the number of the manual pages complies with the reduction of carbon emission.
  • Page 152: Index

    - calling your favorite contacts 53 - adding 18 - dialing a phone number 50 - removing 18, 19 - launching the Phone app 50 ASUS Cover 138 - other call options 56 - installing 138 - receiving 54 - using 139...
  • Page 153 - accessing the external storage 45 - see also Social networking 67 - accessing the internal storage 45 - see also VIPs 63 - setting up your profile 61 First-time startup 9 Flashlight 128 FM Radio 90 - scanning for local stations 91 Data Transfer 47 - tuning to another frequency 91 Date and time...
  • Page 154 - using your Facebook account 74 - using your Google account 73 Messaging 70 - using your mobile phone number 72 - blocking 70 - viewing your Omlet contacts from Contacts - forwarding a message thread 71 app 82 - launching 70 - messaging later 71 - see also Replying now 42 Panorama 98...
  • Page 155 - viewing shared photos in Gallery app 80 WebStorage 45 Social networking What’s Next 34 - syncing 67 - accepting or declining invites 35 Sound Recorder 132 - displaying the 7-day weather forecast 39 Speed Dialing - getting event reminders 34 - creating a speed dial entry 52 - getting the weather updates 38 - deleting a speed dial entry 52...

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