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  • Page 1 ZE550ML/ ZE551ML 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 Get your ASUS Phone ready! ......................9 Starting for the first time ........................17 Using the touchscreen........................19 There’s no place like Home Zen Home features .....................22 Home screen ............................22 Quick settings ............................24 System notifications ...........................25 Personalizing your Home screen ................26 App shortcuts ............................26...
  • Page 5 File Manager........................52 Accessing the internal storage .......................52 Accessing the external storage device ..................52 Accessing Cloud Storage ........................52 The Cloud ........................53 ASUS WebStorage ..........................53 Data Transfer .......................54 ZenUI Help ........................55 Keeping in touch Call in style ........................56 Dual SIM feature ...........................56 Making calls ............................58...
  • Page 6 Disabling Wi-Fi ........................... 117 Bluetooth ® ........................117 Enabling Bluetooth® ........................117 Pairing your ASUS Phone to a Bluetooth® device ..............118 Unpairing your ASUS Phone from the Bluetooth® device ..........118 Tethering ........................119 Wi-Fi Hotspot ............................. 119 Bluetooth Tethering ......................... 120 Travel and Maps Weather ........................121...
  • Page 7 There’s more to your Zen ..................145 ASUS Cover ............................145 Maintain your Zen Keeping your device up-to-date ................147 Updating your system ........................147 Storage ..............................147 Backup and reset ..........................147 Securing your ASUS Phone ......................148 Appendix Notices ........................152 Index Index ..............................157...
  • Page 8: Basics

    Explore the intuitive simplicity of ASUS Zen UI 2.0! ASUS Zen UI 2.0 is a charming and intuitive interface exclusively for ASUS ASUS Phones. 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 ASUS Phone.
  • Page 9: Get Your Asus Phone Ready

    Get your ASUS Phone ready! Parts and features Take a hold of your device and have it running in a jiffy. Audio jack Rear camera Power key Volume key Microphone Flash Front camera Receiver Touchscreen display Groove Touch keys Speaker...
  • Page 10 Your ASUS Phone comes with two micro-SIM card slots that allows you to setup and use two mobile network services without having to carry two mobile devices at the same time.
  • Page 11 Removing a Micro-SIM card CAUTION: Be extra careful when handling a micro-SIM card. ASUS is not responsible for any loss or damage incurred to your micro-SIM card. To remove a micro-SIM card: 1. Turn off your device. 2. Locate the groove on the bottom-right corner.
  • Page 12: Installing A Memory Card

    Your ASUS Phone supports a microSD™, microSDHC™, and microSDXC™ memory card with up to 64 GB capacity. NOTE: Some memory cards may not be compatible with your ASUS Phone. Ensure that you use only compatible memory cards to prevent loss of data, damage to your device or memory card, or both.
  • Page 13: Removing A Memory Card

    Removing a memory card CAUTION! incurred to your memory card. Home > All Apps > Settings > Storage > Unmount external storage. To remove a memory card: 1. Turn off your device. 2. Locate the groove on the bottom-right corner. CAUTION! Be careful when you pry open the cover.
  • Page 14 Charging your ASUS Phone Your ASUS Phone comes partially charged but you must charge it fully before using it for the first time. Read the following important notices and cautions before charging your device. IMPORTANT! different AC power adapter and cable may damage your device.
  • Page 15 ASUS Phone. 1.35A, 7W. 4. When fully-charged, disconnect the USB cable from your ASUS Phone first before unplugging the AC power adapter from the power outlet. NOTES: Phone using the AC power adapter plugged to a power outlet instead.
  • Page 16 Turning your ASUS Phone on or off Turning your device on To turn your device on, press and hold the power button until your device vibrates and starts up. Turning your device off To turn your device off: 1. If your screen is turned off, press the power button to turn it on. If your screen is locked, unlock the device screen.
  • Page 17: Starting For The First Time

    > Data Transfer. For more details, see Data Transfer. 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. Google Account Using a Google Account allows you to fully utilize these Android OS features:...
  • Page 18 Battery power conservation tips The battery charge is the lifeline of your ASUS Phone. Here are some battery power conservation tips that helps preserve the power of your ASUS Phone battery. – Close all running apps that are not in use.
  • Page 19: Using The Touchscreen

    Using the touchscreen Use these gestures on the touchscreen to launch apps, access some settings, and navigate your ASUS Phone. Launching apps or selecting items Do any of the following: Moving or deleting items Do any of the following: X Remove.
  • Page 20: Moving Through Pages Or Screens

    Moving through pages or screens Do any of the following: of images. Zooming in Spread apart your two fingers on the touch panel to zoom in an image in Gallery or Maps, or zoom in a web page. Chapter 1: Basics...
  • Page 21: Zooming Out

    Zooming out Bring together your two fingers on the touch panel to zoom out an image in Gallery or Maps, or zoom out of a web page. NOTE: You may not be able to zoom in/out of some web pages as these pages may have been designed specifically to fit your mobile screen.
  • Page 22: 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 once to display System notifications Swipe down this area twice to display Quick settings Tap to display Time settings...
  • Page 23 Understanding notification icons These icons are shown on the status bar and will guide you of the current status of your ASUS Phone. 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.
  • Page 24: Quick Settings

    ASUS Phone. Each of these features are represented by a button. To launch the Quick settings panel, swipe down from the upper right corner of your ASUS Phone. NOTE: A blue button indicates that the feature is currently enabled while a gray button indicates a disabled feature.
  • Page 25: 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 26: 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 27: 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 28: 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. Move the slider to adjust the transparency of the wallpaper Tap to apply a background tint Tap to select the background tint...
  • Page 29: Extended Home Screen

    Easy Mode Navigate your ASUS Phone 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.
  • Page 30: 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 31: Setting Up The Date And Time

    You can also choose to enable or disable te dial pad touch tones, touch sounds, screen lock sound, or you can choose to have your ASUS Phone vibrate when you tap on it. To set up the sound settings: 1.
  • Page 32: Lock Screen

    2. Scroll down the Settings screen and select Lock screen. 3. In the next screen, tap Screen lock. 4. Tap the screen lock option you would like to use. NOTE: For more details, see Securing your ASUS Phone. Chapter 2: There’s no place like Home...
  • Page 33: 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 34: Work Hard, Play Harder

    Your browser’s state-of-the-art Chromium-based engine lets you surf the Internet at a fast loading contents to better fit the screen of your ASUS Phone. 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 35: Sharing Pages

    Sharing pages Share interesting pages from your ASUS Phone to others via an email account, cloud storage account, Bluetooth, or other ASUS Phone 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.
  • Page 36: Bookmarking Pages

    Smartly read online Your ASUS Phone 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.
  • Page 37: Clearing The Browser Cache

    5. Key in an account name that you want to be displayed in the outgoing messages, then tap Next to log into your inbox. NOTE: If you want to set up your work account on your ASUS Phone, ask for the email settings from your network administrator.
  • Page 38: Adding Email Accounts

    Setting up a Gmail account Set up your Gmail account to get into Google-related services and apps as well as receive, send, and browse emails right from your ASUS Phone. 1. Tap Google then tap Gmail. 2. Tap Existing and key in your existing Gmail account and password, then tap NOTES: New if you do not own a Google account.
  • Page 39: Emailing Invites To Events

    Emailing invites to events You can email invites to an event right from your ASUS Phone as well as set an alert notice for the event. 1. From the Home screen, tap Email. 2. Tap > Meeting invitation. 3. In the Event name field, enter the name of the event.
  • Page 40: Calendar

    Adding accounts to Calendar Aside from creating an event logged on your ASUS Phone, 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.
  • Page 41: 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 ASUS Phone to create notifications for those online accounts by following these steps: 1. Tap ASUS > Calendar.
  • Page 42: 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 43: Accepting Or Declining 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. IMPORTANT! Your ASUS Phone must be connected to a Wi-Fi or mobile network to get emailed invites or event-related alerts. For more details, see Staying connected.
  • Page 44: 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 45: 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 46: Getting The Weather Updates

    4. In the search box, enter the city or area whose weather updates you want search for. 5. Wait for a while your ASUS Phone gets the weather information. The city or area’s weather data will be added to your location list. Tap the city’s or area’s weather data that you want to display on the What’s Next widget on the Home screen.
  • Page 47: 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 48: 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 49: 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 50: 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 51: 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 52: File Manager

    To access the internal storage: 1. Tap ASUS > File Manager. 2. Tap > Internal storage to view the contents of your ASUS Phone then tap an item to select. Accessing the external storage device To access the external storage device: 1.
  • Page 53: 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 54: Data Transfer

    NOTE: For more details on pairing devices, see Pairing your ASUS Phone to a Bluetooth device. 2. On your ASUS Phone, do any of the following to launch the Settings screen: Launch Quick settings then tap > Settings. 3. From the All apps screen, tap Data transfer.
  • Page 55: Zenui Help

    Find answers from FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) or directly interact with other Zen UI users to find and share solutions about ZenUI 2.0 apps. To access ZenUI Help: 1. Tap > ZenUI Help. 2. Tap ASUS ZenUI Apps, then select the app that you want to find answers for.
  • Page 56: Keeping In Touch

    Call in style Dual SIM feature The dual SIM feature of your ASUS Phone 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 57: 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 ASUS Phone automatically uses the preferred micro SIM card to connect the call. To assign a micro SIM card for voice calls, tap Voice call then tap the SIM that you want to use.
  • Page 58: Making Calls

    Making calls Your ASUS Phone 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. For details, see Managing contacts.
  • Page 59 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 60: 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 61: 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 62: Receiving Calls

    Receiving calls The touch screen of your ASUS Phone lights up when there is an incoming call. The display of the incoming call also varies, depending on the status of your ASUS Phone. Answering calls There are two ways to answer a call depending on the status of your ASUS Phone: Answer or to reject a call, tap Decline.
  • Page 63: 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/number from your call logs to your contacts list.
  • Page 64: 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 65: Managing Multiple Calls

    Managing multiple calls Your ASUS Phone 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 ASUS Phone, you can hear a beeping sound, indicating of another incoming call.
  • Page 66: Setting Up A Conference Call

    Setting up a conference call Your ASUS Phone, 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.
  • Page 67: 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 68: Recording Calls

    Recording calls Your ASUS Phone 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 69: Managing Contacts

    1. Launch the Contacts app then tap Set up my profile or ME. NOTE: ME appears when you’ve set up your Google account on your ASUS Phone. 2. Fill in your info such as mobile or home number. To add other info, tap Add another field.
  • Page 70: 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: Add account then create one.
  • Page 71: 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 72 Setting 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 73: Marking Your Favorite Contacts

    Setting up your VIPs. Importing contacts Import your contacts and their respective data from one contact source to your ASUS Phone, email account, or a micro SIM card. 1. Tap Asus > Contacts then tap > Manage contacts. 2. Tap Import/export then select from the following importing options: a.
  • Page 74: Exporting Contacts

    Exporting contacts Export your contacts to any of the storage accounts in your ASUS Phone. 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 75: Social Networking With Your Contacts

    Syncing your social network account Sync your social network account to add the social network accounts of your contacts to your ASUS Phone. 1. Do any of the following to launch the Settings app: Launch Quick settings then tap >...
  • Page 76: Linking Your Contacts' Info

    2. Tap then tap Backup call log. 3. Tap Backup call log to device to save the call log backup in your ASUS Phone. To email the call log backup, tap Backup call log to device and send out. 4. Key in a backup file name then tap OK. After the backup is successful, tap OK.
  • Page 77: Call Settings

    Set up the ringtone for your SIM 1 or SIM 2 card. Vibrate when ringing Tick when you want your ASUS Phone to vibrate when it rings. Call forwarding Use this feature if you want to send calls to another number on any of these conditions: Always forward, Forward when busy, Forward when unanswered, and Forward when unreachable.
  • Page 78: Send Messages And More

    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 ASUS Phone. You can also email your message threads or conversations to others to keep them in the loop.
  • Page 79: 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 80: 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 81: 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 82 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 83 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 84: 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 85 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 86 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 87 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 88: 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 89 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 90 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 91 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 92: 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 93: 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! NOTES:...
  • Page 94: Music

    Music app automatically searches for music files from the internal and external storages on your ASUS Phone. 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 95: Streaming Cloud Music

    Get answers to your questions and you can send to us your feedbacks. Streaming Cloud music Register or sign in to a cloud account and stream music from your cloud account to your ASUS Phone. IMPORTANT! Ensure that Wi-Fi or mobile network is enabled on your ASUS Phone. For details, see Staying connected.
  • Page 96: Creating A Playlist

    Streaming music from the cloud To stream music from your cloud account. 1. From the Music home screen, tap 2. Under Cloud Music, tap the cloud account where you want to stream music from. 3. Select the song, then tap to play it. 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.
  • Page 97: Playto Other Devices

    To use PlayTo: 1. From a currently-playing song, tap > PlayTo. 2. Tap the device that you want to stream music to. Music from your ASUS Phone will play or stream on the other device. 3. To stop PlayTo, tap >...
  • Page 98: Scanning For Local Stations

    Scanning for local stations To scan for stations in your area, tap to automatically scan for your local radio stations. The available local stations are displayed on the FM Radio screen. Tuning to another frequency Do the following if you want to listen to a specific radio station: 1.
  • Page 99: Your Precious Moments

    Your precious moments Your precious moments Capture moments Launching the Camera app Capture images and record videos using your ASUS Phone’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 100: Using Camera For The First Time

    Tutorial and Image locations. Tutorial If it is your first time to use your ASUS Phone’s camera, you will encounter the following tutorial screen after launching the Camera app. Refer to the following steps to proceed from this screen.
  • Page 101: Camera Home Screen

    Your ASUS Phone’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 ASUS Phone. Adjust settings...
  • Page 102: 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 103: 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 104: 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 ASUS Phone. IMPORTANT! Apply the settings first before taking images. Available features may vary per model.
  • Page 105 2. Tap then pan your ASUS Phone to the left or right to capture the scenery. NOTE: While panning your ASUS Phone, a timeline of thumbnails appears on the lower part of your screen as it captures the scenery. 3. Tap when finished.
  • Page 106 > Selfie. 3. Tap to choose how many people should be included in the photo. 4. Use the rear camera to detect faces and wait for your ASUS Phone to start beeping, counting down until it captures the photo. 5. Tap to save the photo.
  • Page 107: Smart Remove

    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 ASUS Phone. Capturing Miniature photos 1.
  • Page 108: All Smiles

    Have fun during and after taking photos of your family and friends using the Beautification feature of your ASUS Phone. When enabled, this feature allows you to make live beauty enhancements on your subject’s face before you press the shutter button.
  • Page 109: Time Lapse

    Time lapse The time lapse video feature of your ASUS Phone 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.
  • Page 110: Using The Gallery

    View images and play videos on your ASUS Phone using the Gallery app. This app also allows you to edit, share, or delete image and video files stored in your ASUS Phone. From Gallery, you can display images in a slideshow or tap to view the selected image or video file.
  • Page 111: Viewing The Photo Location

    Viewing the photo location Enable the location access on your ASUS Phone, 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).
  • Page 112: Sharing Files From The Gallery

    Editing images The Gallery also features its own image editing tools that you can use to enhance images saved on your ASUS Phone. 1. From the Gallery screen, tap the folder where the files are located. 2. After opening the folder, tap the image you want to edit.
  • Page 113 This feature is only enabled after setting events on the Calendar. For more details on how to set events, see Calendar. Only photos taken with your ASUS Phone's camera on the same date and time as a Calendar event can use this feature.
  • Page 114: Using Minimovie

    Using MiniMovie Turn photos into a creative slideshow using the MiniMovie feature of the Gallery. MiniMovie contains a theme of slideshow presentations which you can immediately apply to selected photos. To create a MiniMovie from a photo folder: 1. Launch Gallery then tap to select the location of your photo folder.
  • Page 115: Using Playto (On Selected Models Only)

    5. After selecting a theme, tap to save the slideshow. You can access your saved slideshows from ASUS > File Manager > Movies > MiniMovie. 6. You can then share the slideshow to social network sites or instant messaging apps such as Facebook, Google Plus, or Omlet Chat.
  • Page 116: Staying Connected

    NOTES: your data plan. provider. Wi-Fi The Wi-Fi technology of your ASUS Phone gets you connected to the wireless world. Update your social media accounts, browse the Internet, or exchange data and messages wirelessly from your ASUS Phone. Enabling Wi-Fi 1.
  • Page 117: Connecting To A Wi-Fi Network

    Bluetooth ® Use the Bluetooth feature of your ASUS Phone to send or receive files and stream multimedia files with other smart devices over short distances. With Bluetooth, you can share your media files with your friends’ smart devices, send data for print with a Bluetooh printer, or play music files with a Bluetooth speaker.
  • Page 118: Pairing Your Asus Phone To A Bluetooth® Device

    Pairing your ASUS Phone to a Bluetooth® device Before using the Bluetooth feature of your ASUS Phone in full scale, you have to pair it first with the Bluetooth device. The ASUS Phone automatically stores the pairing connection of the Bluetooth device.
  • Page 119: Tethering

    Tethering When Wi-Fi service is not available, you can use your ASUS Phone 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 120: Bluetooth Tethering

    4. From the Tethering screen, slide Portable Wi-Fi hotspot to ON. 5. Connect other devices to your ASUS Phone’s hotspot connection the same way you connect to a Wi-Fi network. Bluetooth Tethering Enable Bluetooth on your ASUS Phone and use it as a modem for Internet access on your Bluetooth-enabled mobile devices such as a laptop or a tablet.
  • Page 121: Travel And Maps

    Travel and Maps Travel and Maps Weather Get real-time weather updates straight from your ASUS Phone 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 122: 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 123: Clock

    Clock Customize the time zone settings of your ASUS Phone, set alarms, and use your ASUS Phone as a stop watch using the Clock app. Launching Clock Launch the Clock app using either of the following options: > Clock. From your ASUS Phone’s home screen, tap the digital clock display.
  • Page 124: Alarm Clock

    Alarm clock to access the world clock settings of your ASUS Phone. 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.
  • Page 125: Timer

    Timer You may set multiple timer options for your ASUS Phone. To do this, follow the steps below: Setting the timer 1. Tap to access the timer feature of your ASUS Phone. numeric keypad 2. Use the numeric keypad to input your target time then tap start to start the timer.
  • Page 126: Zenlink

    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 ASUS Phone. Party Link Create or join a virtual group to seamlessly share photos in real-time.
  • Page 127: 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 128: Share Link

    2. Tap Send file then select from the options that appear on your screen. 3. Tap the files that you want to send then tap Done. 4. After your ASUS Phone detects the other devices, tap the device that you want to share your files with.
  • Page 129: Receiving Files

    2. Tap Receive file to receive the files from the sender. PC Link Use your computer to access and control your ASUS Phone and its apps via the PC Link. It allows you to control your ASUS Phone using your computer’s keyboard and mouse.
  • Page 130 Understanding the PC Link settings Click this icon to rotate the mirrored ASUS Phone 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 ASUS Phone or put it to sleep.
  • Page 131: Remote Link

    Remote Link Turn your ASUS Phone into a wireless input device and a presentation tool. Using this app, you can use your ASUS Phone as a touchpad, touchscreen panel, laser pointer for presentations, and Windows® Media Player controller while connected to your computer via bluetooth.
  • Page 132 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 133 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 134: Zen Everywhere

    Zen Everywhere Zen Everywhere Special Zen Tools Flashlight any screen or any open app. From the Quick settings panel, simply tap on the Flashlight icon to activate its function.
  • Page 135 Flashlight menu options mode. Tap this to enable or disable the SOS mode. Tap any of these icons to toggle between the Tap this to turn on or turn off the light. Chapter 10: Zen Everywhere...
  • Page 136: 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 calculator Calculator screen Chapter 10: Zen Everywhere...
  • Page 137: Quick Memo

    Creating a sticky note You can turn Quick memo notes into a sticky note so you can view them wherever, on your ASUS Phone. To create a sticky note, just tap on the pin icon on the upper right corner of Quick memo after creating your note.
  • Page 138: Sound Recorder

    Sound Recorder Record audio files using your ASUS Phone by enabling the Sound Recorder app. Launching Sound Recorder To launch Sound Recorder, tap > Sound Recorder. Tap to customize the Sound Recorder settings Tap to view the list of saved audio recording files...
  • Page 139: Recording List

    Pausing a recording During a paused recording, you can choose to resume, delete, or save the recording. Tap to delete the recording Tap to resume 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 140: Audio Wizard

    Audio Wizard AudioWizard allows you to customize the sound modes of your ASUS Phone for a clearer audio output that fits actual usage scenarios. Using Audio Wizard To use AudioWizard: 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.
  • Page 141: Splendid

    Splendid ASUS Splendid allows you to easily adjust the display settings. It enriches the color of your screen with its preset screen color modes. Using Splendid To use Splendid: 1. From your Home screen tap ASUS > Splendid. 2. Select any of these screen color modes: Balance, Reading, Vivid, and Customized.
  • Page 142: Reading Mode

    Move to adjust the yellow tint Tap to reset to factory defaults Vivid mode This mode provides a fine-tuned color preset that enriches the screen color of your ASUS Phone. Tap to reset to factory defaults Move to adjust the color temperature...
  • Page 143 Customized mode This mode allows you to adjust the screen display based on your preferred color temperature, hue, and saturation. Move to adjust the color temperature Move to adjust hue Tap to reset to factory defaults Move to adjust saturation NOTE: You can also quickly set the Splendid screen mode from the Quick settings panel.
  • Page 144: Power Saver

    Power Saver Fully maximize or extend the power of your ASUS Phone 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.
  • Page 145: There's More To Your Zen

    You can also enable the power saving function for some apps or enable the auto-disconnection of your network when your ASUS Phone is asleep. 1. From Power Saver, tick Customized mode, then tap 2.
  • Page 146 Configuring the ASUS Cover settings To configure the ASUS Cover settings: 1. Tap > Settings. 2. Tap ASUS customized settings > Enable ASUS Cover. Chapter 10: Zen Everywhere...
  • Page 147: Maintain Your Zen

    You can store data, apps, or files on your ASUS Phone (internal storage), on an external storage, or on an online storage. You need an internet connection to transfer or download your files on an online storage. Use the bundled USB cable to copy files to or from the computer to your ASUS Phone.
  • Page 148: Securing Your Asus Phone

    Use the security features of your ASUS Phone 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 ASUS Phone offers you. 1. Tap then tap Settings >...
  • Page 149 Key in at least four numbers to set a PIN. IMPORTANT! Ensure to remember the PIN that you created to unlock your device. Pattern Slide your finger on the dots and create a pattern. IMPORTANT! You can create a pattern with a minimum of four dots. Ensure to remember the pattern that you created to unlock your device.
  • Page 150 Instant camera: Slide the Instant camera switch to ON to launch the Camera app even if your ASUS Phone is in idle mode by pressing the volume button twice. Owner info: Tap this to edit and key in the information that you want to appear even when your screen is locked.
  • Page 151 Know your ASUS Phone’s identity such as serial number, IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) number, or model number. This is important, as when you may lose your ASUS Phone, you can contact your mobile carrier and provide the information to blacklist the unauthorized use of your ASUS Phone.
  • Page 152: Appendix

    Appendix Appendix Notices Federal Communications Commission Statement This device complies with FCC Rules Part 15. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: 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 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 http://www.asus.com/support Prevention of Hearing Loss To prevent possible hearing damage, do not listen at high volume levels for long periods.
  • Page 155 À pleine puissance, l’écoute prolongée du baladeur peut endommager l’oreille de l’utilisateur. For France, headphones/earphones for this device are compliant with the sound pressure level requirement laid down in the applicable EN50332-1:2000 and/or EN50332-2:2003 standard required by French Article L.5232-1. CE Mark Warning CE marking for devices with wireless LAN/ Bluetooth This equipment complies with the requirements of Directive 1999/5/EC of the European Parliament...
  • Page 156 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 http://csr.asus.com/english/Takeback.htm...
  • Page 157: Index

    App shortcuts 26 - setting up - adding 26 - incoming calls 62 - removing 26, 27 - missed calls 62 ASUS Cover 145 Call logs - installing 145 - blocking 63 ASUS Phone 9 - creating backup 76 - chargiing 14...
  • Page 158 - adding an extension number 70 - calling 61 - Contacts Settings 69 - marking up 73 - customizing your contact’s profile 71 - see also Contacts 69 - exporting 74 File Manager 52 - importing 73 - accessing the cloud storage 52 - linking contacts’...
  • Page 159 - using your mobile phone number 80 - viewing your Omlet contacts from Contacts Messaging 78 app 90 - blocking 79 - forwarding a message thread 79 - launching 78 Panorama 105 - messaging later 79 - see also Advanced camera features 104 - see also Replying now 49 Party Link 126 - other messaging options 80...
  • Page 160 Speed Dialing - see also Calendar 40 - creating a speed dial entry 60 - see also Email 37 - deleting a speed dial entry 60 - see also Event-related alerts 44 Splendid 141 Widgets 27 Storage 147 - adding 27 SuperNote 50 - removing 27 - creating a notebook 51...

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