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Z00D (ZE500CL)
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  • Page 1 Z00D (ZE500CL) 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

    Check local regulations for disposal of electronic products. DO NOT throw this product in fire. DO NOT short circuit the contacts. DO NOT disassemble this product. ZenTalk Fans Forum (
  • 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 & Widgets .............................18 Wallpapers .............................19 Extended Home screen ........................20 More settings ............................20...
  • 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 Making calls ............................48 Receiving calls ............................. 52 Managing your call logs ........................
  • Page 6 Fun and entertainment Using a headset ......................83 Connecting the audio jack .......................83 Play Games ........................84 Using Play Games ..........................84 Music ..........................85 Launching Music ..........................85 Playing songs ............................85 Streaming Cloud music ........................86 Creating a playlist ..........................87 PlayTo other devices ...........................87 FM Radio ........................88 Your precious moments Capture moments .......................90 Launching the Camera app ......................90...
  • Page 7 World Clock ............................115 Alarm clock ............................116 Stopwatch ............................116 Timer ..............................117 ZenLink Knowing ZenLink ......................118 Party Link ............................. 118 Share Link ............................120 PC Link ..............................121 Remote Link ............................123 Zen Everywhere Special Zen Tools .......................126 Flashlight .............................
  • 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 System notifications screen 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 Tap to display Time 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. Messages Shows that you have an unread message. Wi-Fi Shows the signal strength of your Wi-Fi connection.
  • 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 top of your Zen device to display the System notifications screen then swipe down from the System notifications screen.
  • 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: Wallpapers

    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 with an automatically assigned name. 2.
  • Page 20: Extended Home Screen

    Applying wallpaper and background tint To apply wallpaper and background tint: 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, Lock screen, or Home and lock screen.
  • Page 21: Easy Mode

    Easy Mode Navigate your Zen device better with Easy Mode, an intuitive interface with large icons, buttons, and font size for better readability and easier user experience . You can also quickly do your core tasks such as making calls, sending messages, and more in Easy Mode. Enabling Easy Mode To enable Easy Mode: 1.
  • Page 22: Removing Contacts

    Adding contacts In Easy Mode, you can add up to twelve (12) contacts on the Home screen. 1. Swipe to the left of the Home screen, then tap 2. From the Contacts screen, select the contact that you want to add to the list. Removing contacts 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

    Sharing pages Share interesting pages from your Zen device to others via an email account, cloud storage account, Bluetooth, or other Zen device apps. 1. Launch the browser. 2. From a web page, tap > Share link. 2. Tap the account or app that you want to use as medium in sharing the page. Reading the pages later When there’s an interesting piece of information online yet you don’t currently have the time to read it, you can mark it as a read later task.
  • 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 All apps screen, tap Email to launch the Email app. 2.
  • Page 31: Emailing Invites To Events

    Emailing invites to events You can email invites to an event right from your Zen device as well as set an alert notice for the event. 1. From the All apps screen, tap Email. 2. Tap > Meeting invitation. 3. In the Event name field, enter the name of the event. 4.
  • Page 32: Calendar

    Aside from creating an event logged on your Zen device, you can also use Calendar to create events that get automatically synced with your online accounts. But first, these accounts must be added to Calendar using the following steps: 1. Tap Asus > Calendar. 2. Tap > Accounts >...
  • Page 33: Creating An Event From Your Account

    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. From the All apps screen, tap Calendar. 2.
  • 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 Weather widget on the Home screen. 1. From the Widgets screen, tap and hold the Weather 4 x 2 widget to add it to the Home screen. The full 7-day forecast is shown.
  • Page 40: Do It Later

    Do It Later Get hold of even the most trivial things in your busy life. Even when you’re too busy, reply to your emails, SMS messages, calls, read news online, or add other important to-do tasks at your convenience. Mark your unread messages or emails, interesting web pages, and missed calls as Reply Later, Read Later, or Call Later items.
  • Page 41: Calling Back Now

    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 All apps screen, tap Do It Later. 2.
  • Page 42: Replying Now

    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 All apps screen, tap Do It Later. 2.
  • 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 Making calls Your Zen device offers you many ways to make a call. Call your friends from your contacts list, smart dial to quickly place a call, or enter a speed-dial number to call your frequently-called contact. NOTE: Organize your contacts in the Contacts app.
  • Page 49 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 50: Replacing 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 51: 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 52: Receiving Calls

    Receiving calls The touch screen of your Zen device lights up when there is an incoming call. The display of the incoming call also varies, depending on the status of your Zen device. Answering calls There are two ways to answer a call depending on the status of your Zen device: • If your device is active, tap Answer or to reject a call, tap Decline.
  • Page 53: 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. Redialing your last-called number To redial your last-called number: 1.
  • Page 54: 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 55: 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 56: 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 57: 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 58: 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 59: Managing Contacts

    Managing contacts Organize your contacts and easily stay in touch with them via calls, SMS messages, emails, or social networks. Group your contacts as Favorites to quickly get in touch with them, or group them as VIPs to get notified about any upcoming events, missed calls, or unread messages. You can also sync your contacts with your email or social network accounts, link contacts’...
  • Page 60: 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 61: 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 62 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 63: Marking Your Favorite Contacts

    Marking your favorite contacts Set your frequently-called contacts as your favorites to be able to call them quickly from the Phone app. 1. Launch the Contacts app. 2. Select the contact that you want to mark as a favorite. 3. Tap .
  • Page 64: Exporting Contacts

    Exporting contacts Export your contacts to any of the storage accounts in your Zen device. 1. From the All apps screen, tap Contacts then tap > Manage contacts. 2. Tap Import/export then select from the following exporting options: a. Export to SIM card b.
  • Page 65: 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. From the All apps screen, tap Contacts then tap > Manage contacts > Block & white list. 2.
  • Page 66: 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 67: 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: • Swipe down from the top of your screen then tap > Settings. •...
  • Page 68: 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 69: Forwarding A Message Thread

    Forwarding a message thread You can forward a message thread or conversation to others, and set an alert so you can reply to an important message at a convenient time. 1. From the Home screen, tap 2. Tap to select a sender image, then tap >...
  • Page 70: 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 71: 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 72 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 73 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 74: 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 75 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 76 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 77 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 78: 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 79 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 80 Viewing shared photos by sharer Tap Sharer to view photos shared by an Omlet Chat contact. Viewing your Omlet contacts from Contacts app Aside from connecting with your Omlet contacts in Omlet Chat app, you can also view and chat with your Omlet contacts using the Contacts app.
  • Page 81 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 82: 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 83: 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 3.5mm headset jack into the audio port of your device. WARNING! • Do not insert other objects into the audio jack port.
  • Page 84: 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 85: 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 86: 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. PlayTo Tap to scan and play the song to other devices nearby.
  • Page 87: 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 88: 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 options: Turn on speaker, Sleep timer and Band Selection Tap to turn off the FM Radio Tap to scan for channels or stations Tap to go to the previous station...
  • Page 89: Tuning To Another Frequency

    Tuning to another frequency Do the following if you want to listen to a specific radio station: 1. From the FM Radio app, tap the current radio station. 2. On the Tune frequency box, enter the channel of your favorite radio station. 3.
  • Page 90: 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 to any direction until the camera app is launched.
  • Page 91: 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 92: 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 93: 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 94: 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 95: 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 96 Using the Time Rewind viewer 1. After pressing the shutter, the Time Rewind viewer appears onscreen on bottom 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 97 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 98: Depth Of Field

    Beautification Have fun during and after taking photos of your family and friends using the Beautification feature of your Zen device. When enabled, this feature allows you to make live beauty enhancements on your subject’s face before you press the shutter button. Capturing Beautification photos 1.
  • Page 99: 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 100: Using The Gallery

    • You can download photos to your Zen device from your cloud account and use them as your wallpaper or a contact's cover image. • For details on adding cover images to your contacts, see Customizing your contact's profile. • For details on using photos or images as your wallpaper, see Wallpapers. IMPORTANT! Internet connection is required for viewing photos and videos under Asus HomeCloud, Social Gallery - Omlet and My cloud. Chapter 6: Your precious moments...
  • Page 101: 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 102: 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 center of the image you select. 4.
  • Page 103 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 104: 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 105: Using Playto

    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 106: Using Collage

    Using Collage Create a collage from an assemblage of different photos using the Collage feature of the Gallery. To create a collage from a photo folder: 1. Launch Gallery then tap to select the location of your photo folder. 2. Select the photo folder then tap 3.
  • Page 107 To create a collage 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 Collage. 4. Select the ratio, grid, background and corner effect you would like to use for the collage. Tap to select a ratio Tap to select a grid Tap to select a...
  • Page 108: 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 109: 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 110: 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 111: 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 112: Bluetooth Tethering

    4. From the Tethering screen, slide the Portable Wi-Fi hotspot switch to the right 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.
  • Page 113: 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 114: 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 115: 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 116: 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 set a new alarm time. Tap this to access the settings of the alarm clock feature. Stopwatch to use your Zen device as a stopwatch.
  • Page 117: 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. Tap this to access the Clock app settings. numeric keypad 2.
  • Page 118: 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 119: 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 120: 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 121: 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 122 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 123: 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 124 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 125 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 126: 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 127: Boost

    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. Boost Boost function is to optimize device performance after a device is being used for a period of time. This function will close unused processes that are running in the background in order to retrieve more system memory.
  • Page 128: 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 launch the calculator. Calculator screen Chapter 10: Zen Everywhere...
  • Page 129: 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 130: 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 131: 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 132: Audio Wizard

    > 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 133: Splendid

    Splendid ASUS Splendid allows you to easily adjust the display settings. It enriches the color of your screen with these four ASUS Splendid modes: Balance Mode, Reading Mode, Vivid Mode and Customized Mode. Balance Mode To enable the Balance Mode: >...
  • Page 134: Reading Mode

    Reading Mode Turn on the Reading Mode to automatically optimize the color of the screen for a more comfortable reading experience. From your Home screen, do any of the following to enable the Reading Mode: • Tap Reading mode from the Quick settings panel. •...
  • Page 135: Vivid Mode

    Vivid Mode Enable the Vivid Mode and customize the image settings such as color temperature, hue, and saturation. 1. From your Home screen, tap > Splendid. Tap to reset to factory defaults Move to adjust the color temperature Tap to select a color mode 2.
  • Page 136 Customized Mode Enable the Customized Mode to manually set up the image settings such as color temperature, hue, and saturation. 1. From your Home screen, tap > Splendid. Tap to reset to factory defaults Move to adjust the color temperature Move to adjust the color hue Tap to reset to factory defaults Move to adjust the color saturation...
  • 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: Customizing Power Saver

    Customizing Power Saver Set the brightness level and enable Ultra-saving mode when your Zen device’s battery level is getting low. 1. From Power Saver, tick Customized mode, then tap 2. Tap Turn on Ultra-saving mode automatically then select 5% or 15% to enable Ultra-saving mode when your Zen device’s battery percentage is below 5% or 15%, or select Never to not allow Ultra-saving mode to be enabled automatically.
  • Page 139: 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 140: 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 141 Pattern Slide your finger on the dots and create a pattern. IMPORTANT! You can create a pattern with a minimum of four dots. Ensure to remember the pattern that you created to unlock your device. Chapter 11: Maintain your Zen...
  • Page 142 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 143 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 144 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 145: Appendix

    Appendix Appendix Accessibility in Android devices Android accessibility features and apps make it easier to use your Android devices if you have physical impairments: • TalkBack is a pre-installed screen reader service provided by Google for visually impaired users. It uses spoken feedback to describe the results of actions, such as opening an app, and events, such as notifications.
  • Page 146: Speak Passwords

    • Turning on TalkBack after initial setup (if it wasn’t turned on during initial setup) NOTE: Sighted assistance is needed for users with no vision to enable TalkBack if it wasn’t turned on during the initial setup. To turn TalkBack on or off: 1.
  • Page 147: Magnification Gestures

    2. Touch and hold two fingers until you hear audio confirmation. This feature can be useful if your device has multiple users. Use the shortcut on the lock screen to temporarily enable accessibility until the device is unlocked. Captions The following accessibility feature settings are common to all applications including TalkBack. They can be selected under Settings >...
  • Page 148 2. Toggle the Magnification gestures switch to the On or Off position. Toggle magnification mode in or out: Triple-tap and release, or enter or exit an app to get out of magnification mode. • T emporarily magnify: Triple-tap and hold. NOTE: Triple-tap for magnification works everywhere except for the keyboard and navigation buttons. When you are in temporary magnification mode, lift your finger to return to the previous state.
  • Page 149: Power Button Ends Call

    Install BrailleBack BrailleBack is an open source application developed by the Eyes-Free project that doesn’t come pre-loaded on the device; it must be installed manually. To install BrailleBack, follow these steps: 1. Click BrailleBack to go directly to BrailleBack in the Google Play Store. 2.
  • Page 150 To enable or disable this setting, follow these steps: 1. Go to Settings > Accessibility. 2. Select Power button ends call. Text-to-speech output To specify text-to-speech settings for your device, go to Settings > Accessibility > Text-to-speech output. The following options are available on the Text-to-speech screen: • Preferred engine: The default text-to-speech engine choices vary by device. Options can include Google’s Text-to-speech engine, the device manufacturer’s engine, and any third-party text-to- speech engines that you’ve downloaded from the Google Play Store.
  • Page 151 • Default language status: Here your device displays the current status of your default language (e.g. “fully supported”). The default language is the language selected in your preferred Text-to- speech engine. Touch & hold delay This setting allows you to adjust the amount of time required for your device to notice that you’re touching an object on the screen.
  • Page 152: Notices

    Update Android accessibility apps You can check for updates and update your Android accessibility apps in the Google Play Store. If an update is available, an Update button appears on the app page in the Play Store. Select Update to get the latest version. If there is no Update button, then you already have the latest version.
  • Page 153 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 154: 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 155 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 156 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 157: Index

    Index Index Call logs - creating backup 66 - restoring 66 Calls 48 - calling from Contacts 51 - calling your favorite contacts 51 Advanced camera features 95 - dialing a phone number 48 All Smiles 99 - launching the Phone app 48 - see also Advanced camera features 95 - other call options 54 App shortcuts 18...
  • Page 158 Data Transfer 47 Gallery 100 Date and time -deleting files 102 - setting up 23 - editing images 102 Do It Later 40 - MicroFilm 104, 106 - adding to-do tasks 40 - posting photos to Calendar event wall 103 - calling back now 41 - sharing files 102 - see also Callbacks 52...
  • Page 159 - replying 68 Play Games 84 - sending 68 Playlist Miniature - adding songs to a playlist 87 - see also Advanced camera features 95 Power Saver 137 Mobile network 108 - customizing 138 - enabling 108 - setting up 137 Multiple calls 55 - answering another call 55 - see Conference calls 57...
  • Page 160 - sharing a note to the cloud 44 - see also Wi-Fi Hotspot tethering 111 System - updating 139 System notifications 17 ZenLink 118 - see Party Link 118 - see PC Link 121 Tethering 111 - see Remote Link 123 - Bluetooth Tethering 112 - see Share Link 120 - Wi-Fi Hotspot 111...