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Acer Liquid Z410 User Manual

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  • Page 1 User’s Manual...
  • Page 2 This revision: December 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 Setting up Going online Unpacking your smartphone....5 Browsing the internet ......33 Getting to know your smartphone.... 5 Using the browser ........33 Setting up Email........
  • Page 4 4 - Table of contents Restoring to factory settings ....69 Vehicles ............ 80 Potentially explosive environments... 80 Accessories and tips Emergency calls ........81 Using the headset ........70 Taking care of your smartphone..... 81 Using a Bluetooth headset..... 70 Specifications .........
  • Page 5: Setting Up

    Your new smartphone comes packed in a protective box. Carefully unpack the box and remove the contents. If any of the following items is missing or damaged, contact your dealer immediately: • Your new Acer smartphone • USB cable • AC adapter •...
  • Page 6: Charging The Battery

    6 - Setting up Item Description 3.5 mm headphone jack Connects to stereo headphones Micro USB connector Connects to a USB cable/charger Front camera Front-facing camera suitable for video chats and self-portraits. Phone speaker Emits audio from your smartphone; suitable for holding to your ear.
  • Page 7: Inserting The Sim Cards And Microsd Card

    Setting up - 7 Inserting the SIM cards and microSD card Note The information in this UM may vary according to the number of SIMs you are using. To take full advantage of your smartphone’s telephony capabilities, you must install a SIM card. Your new smartphone has multiple SIM card holders;...
  • Page 8: Sim Card Lock

    8 - Setting up 3. Align the gold-colored connectors on the battery with the connectors at the top of the battery compartment and insert the battery. 4. Replace the cover and push down until it clicks in place. SIM card lock Your smartphone may come with a SIM card lock, i.e., you will only be able to use the SIM card provided by your network operator.
  • Page 9: Using Your Smartphone

    Using your smartphone - 9 S IN G Y O U R S M A R T P H O N E Turning on for the first time To turn on your smartphone for the first time, press and hold the power button until the screen turns on.
  • Page 10: Waking Your Smartphone

    10 - Using your smartphone smartphone does not unintentionally use any services. Your smartphone will lock automatically if it is not used for one minute. Waking your smartphone If the screen is off and the smartphone does not react to any taps on the screen or front panel button, then it has been locked and is in sleep mode.
  • Page 11: Using The Touchscreen

    Tap this button to see recently opened apps. Tap an app to open it. At the bottom of the Menu screen are Acer Float apps. Tap a Float app to open the app in its own window while keeping what you were doing visible.
  • Page 12: Swype

    12 - Using your smartphone 2. Tap Settings > Language & input > Default. 3. Tap your preferred input method(s) from the list (if only one method is selected, all options will be grayed out). 4. Uncheck the method(s) you do not wish to use. 5.
  • Page 13: Google Keyboard

    Using your smartphone - 13 To change the input method, open the Notification area (see Notification and status area on page 20) and tap Choose input method. Text assistance The Swype keyboard has various features that assist you to enter correct text.
  • Page 14: Predictive Text

    14 - Using your smartphone next to Google keyboard > Input languages. The keyboard layout changes according to the selected language. After setting up more than one language, the world button appears next to the space bar. Tap this button to quickly toggle between multiple input languages.
  • Page 15: The Home Screen

    Using your smartphone - 15 The Home screen The Home screen gives you quick access to information and simple controls with widgets or shortcuts. These display information such as the time and weather, or provide additional controls and direct access to apps and other frequently used features of your smartphone.
  • Page 16: Search

    16 - Using your smartphone Basic Mode This provides photo-based dialing and messaging options that are ideally suited to younger and/or inexperienced smartphone users. Turning Quick Mode on To turn Quick Mode on: 1. Open the Apps menu > Quick Mode. 2.
  • Page 17: The Extended Home Screen

    Using your smartphone - 17 In order to search or browse the Internet, you must be connected to a cellular data (if available) or wireless network. See Going online on page Voice search If voice search is available, tap the microphone and speak your search request.
  • Page 18 18 - Using your smartphone Tap Widgets to see small apps and links (such as custom shortcuts, contacts or bookmarks) that you can add to a Home screen. Widgets are small apps that display constantly-updated information or quick shortcuts to apps or special functions. To move an app or widget to the Home screen, tap and hold an item until it is selected.
  • Page 19 Using your smartphone - 19 the name of the folder to rename it. To delete an app shortcut from a folder, tap on the folder icon to display the apps inside and then tap and hold the app icon that you want to remove.
  • Page 20: The Apps Menu

    20 - Using your smartphone The Apps menu To access the Apps menu, on the Home screen tap in the center of the dock. Apps are displayed in alphabetical order. Swipe the page to the left or right to see more apps.When you are on the last page of apps, swipe to the left to see widgets available on your tablet, or tap Widgets at the top of the page.
  • Page 21: Multitasking

    Using your smartphone - 21 Multitasking You can have multiple apps open at the same time. To open a new app, tap the home button to return to the Home screen, then start the new app. Tap the Menu button to quickly navigate back and forth between previously-opened apps.
  • Page 22: Acerrapid

    22 - Using your smartphone AcerRAPID The AcerRAPID button is located directly below the camera. Long press the AcerRAPID button to launch the camera app. While the camera app is open, press the AcerRAPID button to take a picture. Short press the AcerRAPID button to launch the Google Play Music app.
  • Page 23: Managing Contacts

    Managing contacts - 23 A N A G I N G C O N T A C T S Managing your contacts Your smartphone features an address book that allows you to save contacts to either the internal memory or onto your SIM card. Tap the Contacts app from the Apps menu or tap All contacts from the Dialer to view your contacts.
  • Page 24 24 - Managing contacts • Phonetic name • IM • Notes • Nickname • Website • Internet call To assign an image to your contact, tap the silhouette and select whether to Take photo or Choose photo from Gallery. When done, click Done at the top of the screen. Tapping on the contacts name will bring up their profile.
  • Page 25: Making Calls

    Making calls - 25 A K I N G C A L L S This chapter shows you how to make phone calls, and the various options available to you during your call. Before making a call Check that the phone function is on before you make a call. You can confirm the phone status from the Notification area.
  • Page 26: Making A Call

    26 - Making calls Making a call Note If you have multiple SIMs inserted in the smartphone, you will be asked which SIM to use before the call is connected. To select a SIM, just tap the name of the carrier. 1.
  • Page 27: Viewing Missed Calls

    Making calls - 27 Viewing missed calls Missed call notifications are displayed in the following three areas: 1. The Notification area with the missed call icon. Open the Notification area and tap the missed call notification to display the missed call details. 2.
  • Page 28: Direct Dial Widget

    28 - Making calls Direct dial widget You may add a direct dial widget for a contact on your Home screen. Open the Apps menu, then tap the Widgets tab. Tap and hold Direct dial and you will be able to place the widget on your Home screen. Once placed, you will be able to select a contact to associate with that particular widget on your Home screen.
  • Page 29: Icon Description

    Making calls - 29 Voice call options Icon Description Access the keypad while a call is in progress. Speakerphone. Mute a call. Place the call on hold. Add a second call. Saving a dialed number to contacts You can save a number you have dialed to your contacts for future use.
  • Page 30: Messaging

    30 - Messaging E S S A G I N G This chapter shows you how to set up and use the Phone messages, Social messages and Social events functions of your smartphone. All SMS and MMS messages are accessed via Messaging. Messaging automatically arranges received and sent messages into threads.
  • Page 31: Replying To A Message

    Messaging - 31 Enter your message in the text box labeled Type text message. Note Text messages may be up to 160 characters long. If your message is longer than 160 characters, it will be sent as multiple linked messages. Most smartphones will automatically join the linked messages to present the recipient with a single long message, however, some older smartphones do not have this ability.
  • Page 32: Multimedia Messages

    32 - Messaging Multimedia messages Multimedia messages are similar to text messages but also allow you to attach files such as pictures, audio or video clips. Each message can be up to 300 kB in size. Note You need to set up an MMS profile before you can send MMS messages. Normally, your smartphone will set up the profile for you based on information retrieved from your provider.
  • Page 33: Going Online

    Going online - 33 O I N G O N LI N E Browsing the internet In order to browse the internet with your smartphone, you must be connected to a data or wireless network. Using the browser To start browsing, open the Apps menu and tap the Chrome or Browser icon.
  • Page 34: Setting Up Email

    34 - Going online Setting up Email Your smartphone enables you to access your email. Most popular ISPs can be set up in two steps. In the Apps menu tap Email to start setting up your email account. If necessary, enter your email address and tap Manual setup to enter the parameters manually.
  • Page 35: Voice Search

    Going online - 35 Composing an email 1. Make sure your smartphone is connected to a data or Wi-Fi connection. 2. From the Apps menu tap Gmail. 3. Tap 4. Enter the recipient's email address, the subject and message. 5. When you are finished composing your message, tap Voice search With voice actions, you can send text messages, place calls, send emails,...
  • Page 36 36 - Going online movies, books, magazines, or music. Updates may add new categories or change how to navigate Google Play at any time. You can browse the store by category or tap the search icon to search for a specific app. Once you have selected an app, tap the Install button to download and install the app.
  • Page 37: Google Hangouts

    Going online - 37 You may keep track of the download progress from both the app’s page and the notification area. Important Some apps may require payment before you can download them. You will need to have a Google Wallet account in order to pay for these apps, or a credit card number associated with your Google account.
  • Page 38: Maps

    38 - Going online connected, you can open a video chat session. Maps Get easy-to-follow directions using Google Maps, view real-time traffic condition and navigate by using spoken, turn-by-turn driving instructions. Also, view where your friends are, places of interest, and local businesses.
  • Page 39: Using The Camera

    Using the Camera - 39 S I N G T H E A M E R A Your smartphone features two digital cameras mounted on the front and on the rear. This section will take you through all the steps in taking photos and videos with your smartphone.
  • Page 40 40 - Using the Camera settings; however, you can still take pictures. Time elapsed Pause Zoom slider Last picture / Stop recording video taken Shutter button Tap the Pause button to temporarily stop recording and tap it again to restart recording. Tap the Stop recording button to stop filming.
  • Page 41: Mode Selector

    Using the Camera - 41 Mode selector Tap the Mode selector icon to open the list of modes you can choose from. Tap the icons along the top to select different items. Camera Capture mode: Select a capture mode. Normal Panorama Beautification Smile shutter...
  • Page 42: Settings

    42 - Using the Camera Aqua Camcorder Record mode: Select from Normal or Time lapse. White balance Compensate for different lighting environments. Auto Daylight Cloudy Fluorecent Incandescent Image properties Adjust the Sharpness, Hue, Saturation, Brightness, and Contrast. Timer Set the delay before the shutter is activated. Settings Tap the Settings icon to open the settings menu;...
  • Page 43 Using the Camera - 43 Photo You may adjust the following: • Resolution: Set the picture resolution. • Set the ISO. • Set a mode as your Favorite Shot. • Continuous Shutter: Set the maximum number of photos taken in a single burst.
  • Page 44: Taking A Photo

    44 - Using the Camera Panorama Beautification Smile shutter Picture with sound Multi angle view Presentation Dual shot Favorite shot Selfie • Switch between capture modes for front camera with voice commands: Normal Smile shutter Surround light Favorite shot • Show picture in picture with voice command: Dual shot Note Not all languages are supported.
  • Page 45: Shooting A Video

    Using the Camera - 45 • Two lines display on the screen: a flashing white line and a solid blue line. As you move the camea, align the blue line to the unmoving white line. Note If your photo needs fewer than nine images, tap the tick icon to stop the selection process and process the captured images.
  • Page 46: Geotagging

    46 - Using the Camera Geotagging Geotagging allows you to store the location where a photo or videa was taken right in the photo or video itself. For the geotag to display, pictures must be taken with GPS location info turned on.
  • Page 47: Using Your Smartphone With Acerextend

    USB cable or wireless connection. 1. Connect your Acer smartphone to your computer via a USB cable. 2. Once you have successfully established a connection (installation procedures may vary depending on smartphone model), follow the instructions to continue the setup.
  • Page 48 48 - Using your smartphone with AcerEXTEND 4. In Settings > Developer options, debugging must be enabled. Tap the empty checkbox and tap OK to allow USB debugging. Note To enable Developer options go to Settings > About phone, and tap Build number until you see "You are now a developer"...
  • Page 49: Acerextend Toolbar

    Using your smartphone with AcerEXTEND - 49 If you see the Windows security popup window after double-clicking the installer, click More info and click Run anyway. Note Some antivirus software may prevent this installer from running on your computer. You may copy the installer from the smartphone's internal storage drive onto your computer's desktop and run the installer from there.
  • Page 50 50 - Using your smartphone with AcerEXTEND you can control all of your smartphone features. Click the button again to hide the toolbar. The toolbar functions are described below: Icon Function Icon Function Back Home Turn Always on top on or Switch app Minimize AcerEXTEND Close AcerEXTEND...
  • Page 51: Acerextend Wireless Connection

    Using your smartphone with AcerEXTEND - 51 AcerEXTEND wireless connection Note Your Acer smartphone and computer must both be connected to the same wireless network before you can establish an AcerEXTEND wireless connection. There are four ways to establish a wireless connection between your smartphone and your computer: 1.
  • Page 52 52 - Using your smartphone with AcerEXTEND will change to . Click the button to toggle the connection from USB cable to wireless. 4. You may also use Sound Trigger. Sound Trigger must first be enabled on your smartphone. Tap the setup menu in the top right- hand corner of the AcerEXTEND panel on your smartphone.
  • Page 53: Acerextend Functions

    AcerEXTEND will auto rotate the screen on the computer when it detects that the orientation of the smartphone has changed. 2. Air Wireless Play: AcerEXTEND supports Acer smartphone user control from your computer via a wireless connection and can be auto started by Sound Trigger if it is enabled.
  • Page 54 54 - Using your smartphone with AcerEXTEND • Move the cursor to the location you want to place the text, left- click and hold, and click Paste. Note You can also copy and paste text from your smartphone to your computer by following the same instructions.
  • Page 55: Acerextend Faq

    Using your smartphone with AcerEXTEND - 55 AcerEXTEND FAQ Why can't I use my smartphone's onscreen keyboard to enter text with AcerEXTEND? AcerEXTEND may have crashed or did not properly shut down, therefore, causing the AcerEXTEND software keyboard to remain as the default keyboard input method.
  • Page 56 Please connect your USB cable to a USB 2.0 port on your computer first and then restart AcerEXTEND. How do I dismiss the AcerEXTEND - Acer smartphone Not Found warning? • Unlock the smartphone. If you see a window asking you to Always allow from this computer, make sure it is checked and tap OK.
  • Page 57 Using your smartphone with AcerEXTEND - 57 used by your smartphone is experiencing interference from other devices, or the Wi-Fi signal is weak. You can try to use your smartphone’s Hotspot feature and let your computer join the smartphone’s Hotspot network.
  • Page 58: 58 - Advanced Settings

    58 - Advanced settings D V A N C E D S E T T I N G S Putting your smartphone in Airplane mode You can enable Airplane mode (also known as flight mode) to turn off telephone and Bluetooth functions and use your smartphone as a handheld device during a flight.
  • Page 59: Restarting Your Smartphone

    Advanced settings - 59 1. Press and hold the power button until you get the smartphone options menu. 2. Tap Airplane mode to switch it ON or OFF. Note When Airplane mode is active, the icon will be displayed in the Notification area.
  • Page 60: Adjusting Settings

    60 - Advanced settings Adjusting settings Activating or deactivating connections Open the Apps menu and tap Settings to manage your connection settings. Item Description Set a default SIM for particular functions (such as voice calling or messaging), turn the SIM management data connection on or off, set roaming preferences and associate contacts with a SIM.
  • Page 61 Advanced settings - 61 Item Description Access additional connection settings: Airplane mode: Disable all wireless connections so you can safely use this device onboard an aircraft. Default SMS app: Choose which app serves as the default SMS app. Tethering & portable hotspot: Share your smartphone’s mobile data connection via More...
  • Page 62: Smartphone Network Settings

    62 - Advanced settings Internet sharing Tethering via USB If you wish to share your mobile internet connection with a computer, you can connect your smartphone to a PC using the supplied USB cable. 1. Plug the USB sync cable into the micro USB connector on your smartphone.
  • Page 63: Smartphone Settings

    Advanced settings - 63 Selecting a network Your smartphone will automatically detect your carrier/network settings when you insert a new SIM card. However, you may prefer to manually select a network. This may be a good idea when roaming. Note When you are traveling, manually selecting a network may help to reduce your roaming charges.
  • Page 64: Sound

    64 - Advanced settings From the Apps menu, tap Settings, then tap More... under WIRELESS & NETWORKS, then tap Call settings. Sound To adjust your smartphone’s sound settings, in the Apps menu tap Settings > Sound. Item Description Vibrate Vibrates the device for incoming calls. Adjust the Ringtone, Notifications, and Alarm Volumes volumes.
  • Page 65: Display

    Advanced settings - 65 Display To adjust your smartphone’s display settings, in the Apps menu tap Settings > Display. Item Description Theme Change the Home screen’s theme. Brightness Adjust screen brightness. Enable rotation of the screen when device is Auto-rotate screen tilted.
  • Page 66: Changing Language And Text Options

    66 - Advanced settings • Set which days to repeat the alarm. • Set a ringtone. • Enable or disable vibrate. • Give it a label. Changing language and text options Set your location and language input preferences by opening the Apps menu and going to Settings >...
  • Page 67: Fm Radio

    Advanced settings - 67 account’s email address to access the synchronization settings. To add a new account, tap Add account. Select the type of account and then follow the onscreen instructions. Google Sync In Google, you can set synchronization for Google services. In your Google account’s synchornization settings menu, tap the checkmark next to the item you would like to have auto-sync.
  • Page 68: Applications (Apps)

    68 - Advanced settings Tap the back icon to turn the radio off. Applications (apps) Closing an app To close an active app, in the Apps menu tap Settings > Apps. Swipe over to the Running tab, then tap the program you wish to close.
  • Page 69: Restoring To Factory Settings

    Advanced settings - 69 Restoring to factory settings You may perform a clean boot to restore your smartphone to the factory settings. Before performing a clean boot, ensure that your smartphone is not locked. Press any key or tap the screen to see if the smartphone responds.
  • Page 70: 70 - Accessories And Tips

    70 - Accessories and tips C C E S S O R I E S A N D T I P S This chapter shows you how to use accessories with your smartphone, as well as provide useful tips for when you are using your smartphone.
  • Page 71: Inserting A Microsd Card

    Accessories and tips - 71 4. When you have finished tap the Menu button and then tap Save. Important Some providers and countries do not allow the use of a smartphone as a modem over HSDPA. Please check with your provider before attempting to do so.
  • Page 72: 72 - Managing Your Sim Cards

    72 - Managing your SIM cards S I M A N A G I N G Y O U R C A R D S Note This chapter is for models with more than one SIM card. If your smartphone detects a new SIM card, you will be asked to confirm the preferred SIM to use for each action.
  • Page 73 Managing your SIM cards - 73 Selecting which SIM to use when making a call If you have set Voice call to Always ask, you will be asked which SIM to use each time you make call. Enter the number, then tap dialog opens;...
  • Page 74 74 - Managing your SIM cards Identifying calls Whenever you receive a call, the caller’s number will be shown using the color defined for the SIM that the call is being received on. You will also be shown the name of the SIM receiving the call. In the call log, the name of the SIM will be shown beneath the number of the call -- whether the call was missed, answered or was an outgoing call -- in the color you defined for that SIM.
  • Page 75: Appendix

    Appendix - 75 P P E N D I X FAQ and troubleshooting This section lists frequently asked questions that may arise during the use of your smartphone, and gives easy answers and solutions to these questions. Aspect Question Suggestions If the headset is plugged into the device, the speaker is automatically shut off.
  • Page 76 76 - Appendix Aspect Question Suggestions 1. First check that you have a Wi-Fi or data connection (some Wi-Fi "hotspots" require you to log in before accessing the internet) and then try again. 2. If you still cannot connect, try Why can’t I Google Play adjusting your date/time settings.
  • Page 77: Other Sources Of Help

    Other sources of help For information on Refer to ... Up-to-date information regarding your smartphone Service enquiries
  • Page 78: Warnings And Precautions

    78 - Warnings and precautions A R N I N G S A N D P R E C A U T I O N S • Do not use this product near water. • Do not place this product on an unstable cart, stand or table. If the product falls, it could be seriously damaged.
  • Page 79: Medical Devices

    Warnings and precautions - 79 Operating environment Important For safety reasons, turn off all wireless or radio transmitting devices when using your smartphone device under the following conditions. These devices may include, but are not limited to: wireless LAN (WLAN), Bluetooth and/or 3G. Remember to follow any special regulations in force in any area, and always switch off your device when its use is prohibited or when it may cause interference or danger.
  • Page 80: Vehicles

    80 - Warnings and precautions • Always keep the device more than 15.3 cm (6") from the pacemaker. • Not carry the device near your pacemaker when the device is switched on. If you suspect interference, switch off your device, and move it.
  • Page 81: Emergency Calls

    Warnings and precautions - 81 Observe restrictions on the use of radio equipment in fuel depots, storage, and distribution areas; chemical plants; or where blasting operations are in progress. Areas with a potentially explosive atmospheres are often, but not always, clearly marked. They include below deck on boats, chemical transfer or storage facilities, vehicles using liquefied petroleum gas (such as propane or butane), and areas where the air contains chemicals or particles such as grain, dust or...
  • Page 82 82 - Warnings and precautions phone or other small electronic device. 3. DO be careful not to drop your smartphone or subject it to any strong impact. Do not place your smartphone in your back pocket. 4. DO NOT expose your smartphone to extreme temperatures. For example, do not leave your smartphone on the dashboard of a car on a hot day or when temperatures are below freezing point.
  • Page 83: Specifications

    - 83 Specifications Note Specifications may vary depending on region and configuration. Performance • 1.3 GHz quad-core processor • System memory: • 1 GB or 8 GB of ROM • 2 GB or 16 GB of ROM (Optional) • Android 4.4.4 KitKat operating system Display •...
  • Page 84: Connectivity

    84 - Connectivity • Bluetooth 4.0 • IEEE 802.11b/g/n • LTE Band 1, 3, 7, 20 (Europe and Asia); 2, 4, 7, 17 (Americas) • * GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz • * WCDMA: 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz •...
  • Page 85: Dimensions

    - 85 Dimensions Height 136 mm Width 66.7 mm Thickness 9.9 mm Weight 145 g (with battery)
  • Page 86: End User License Agreement

    6. Sublicense or otherwise make the Software available to third parties, except that you may, after prior written notification to Acer, transfer the Software as a whole to a third party so long as you do not retain any copies of the Software and such third party accepts the terms of this Agreement.
  • Page 87 Title, ownership rights and intellectual property rights in and to the Software and all copies thereof shall remain with Acer or Acer's licensors or suppliers (as applicable). You do not have or shall not gain any proprietary interest in the Software (including any modifications or copies made by or for you) or any related intellectual property rights.
  • Page 88 In such event, you must: 1. Cease all use of the Software; 2. Destroy or return to Acer the original and all copies of the Software; and 3. Delete the Software from all smartphones on which it was resident. All disclaimers of warranties and limitation of liability set forth in this Agreement shall survive termination of this Agreement.
  • Page 89 End User License Agreement - 89 Privacy policy During registration you will be asked to submit some information to Acer. Please refer to Acer’s privacy policy at or your local Acer website. RADEMARK INFORMATION DTS Studio Sound For DTS patents, see Manufactured under license from DTS Licensing Limited.

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