Asus – ZenFone Go (ZC451TG) – User Manual

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ZC451TG
User Guide2
Care and safety
Guidelines
Road safety comes first. We strongly recommend not to use your device when
driving or operating any type of vehicle.
This device should only be used in environments with ambient temperatures
between 0°C (32°F) and 35°C (95°F).
Turn off your device in restricted areas where the use of mobile devices is prohibited.
Always obey rules and regulations when in restricted areas, such as, in aircraft, movie
theater, in hospitals or near medical equipment, near gas or fuel, construction sites,
blasting sites and other areas.
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.
Do not use damaged power cables, accessories, and other peripherals with your
device.
Keep your device dry. Do not use or expose your device near liquids, rain, or
moisture.
You can put your device through x-ray machines (such as those used in conveyor
belts for airport security), but do not expose the device to magnetic detectors and
wands.
The device screen is made of glass. If the glass gets broken, stop using the device
and do not touch the broken glass parts. Immediately send device for repair to
ASUS-qualified service personnel.
Do not listen at high volume levels for long periods to prevent possible hearing
damage.
Disconnect the AC power before cleaning your device. Use only a clean cellulose
sponge or chamois cloth when cleaning your device screen.
Send device for repair to ASUS-qualified service personnel only.
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March 2016
Second Edition3
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. This product has been designed to
enable proper reuse of parts and recycling. The symbol of the crossed out wheeled
bin indicates that the product (electrical, electronic equipment and mercury-
containing button cell battery) should not be placed in municipal waste. 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
(http://www.asus.com/zentalk/global_forward.php)
California Proposition 65
WARNING! This product may contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth
defects, or other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling.4
1 Basics
Welcome! ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 7
Get your ASUS Phone ready! ………………………………………………………………………………………………. 8
Starting for the first time ……………………………………………………………………………………………………16
Using the touchscreen………………………………………………………………………………………………………..18
2 There’s no place like Home
Zen Home features ………………………………………………………………………………………..21
Home screen ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..21
Quick settings ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………23
System notifications ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………24
Personalizing your Home screen …………………………………………………………………….25
App & Widgets …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….25
Wallpapers ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………26
Extended Home screen ………………………………………………………………………………………………………27
Setting up the date and time …………………………………………………………………………………………….28
Setting up your ringtone and alert sounds……………………………………………………………………..28
Lock Screen …………………………………………………………………………………………………..29
Customizing your lock screen ……………………………………………………………………………………………29
Customizing the quick access buttons …………………………………………………………………………….30
3 Work hard, play harder
Browser …………………………………………………………………………………………………………31
Launching the Browser app ……………………………………………………………………………………………….31
Sharing pages ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………32
Bookmarking pages ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………32
Clearing the browser cache ……………………………………………………………………………………………….32
Email …………………………………………………………………………………………………………….33
Setting up email accounts………………………………………………………………………………………………….33
Adding email accounts ……………………………………………………………………………………………………….33
Setting up a Gmail account ……………………………………………………………………………………………….34
Emailing invites to events ………………………………………………………………………………………………….34
Emailing later ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….35
Calendar ……………………………………………………………………………………………………….36
Creating events ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………36
Adding accounts to Calendar ……………………………………………………………………………………………36
Creating an event from your account ………………………………………………………………………………37
Enabling alert reminders for events …………………………………………………………………………………37
Do It Later ……………………………………………………………………………………………………..38
Adding to-do tasks ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..38
Prioritizing to-do tasks ……………………………………………………………………………………………………….38
Emailing now ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….39
Deleting to-do tasks ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………39
SuperNote …………………………………………………………………………………………………….40
Creating a notebook …………………………………………………………………………………………………………..41
Sharing a notebook on the Cloud …………………………………………………………………………………….41
Contents5
Sharing a note to the Cloud ………………………………………………………………………………………………41
File Manager………………………………………………………………………………………………….42
Accessing the internal storage ………………………………………………………………………………………….42
Accessing the external storage device …………………………………………………………………………….42
Accessing Cloud Storage ……………………………………………………………………………………………………42
The Cloud………………………………………………………………………………………………………43
ASUS WebStorage ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….43
ASUS Support………………………………………………………………………………………………..44
4 Keeping in touch
Call in style ……………………………………………………………………………………………………45
Dual SIM feature…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..45
Making calls ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….47
Receiving calls ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..49
Other call options ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..50
Managing multiple calls ……………………………………………………………………………………………………..51
Recording calls …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….51
Managing contacts ………………………………………………………………………………………..52
Contacts Settings ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..52
Setting up your profile ……………………………………………………………………………………………………….52
Adding contacts …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..52
Adding an extension number to a contact number ………………………………………………………53
Setting up your VIPs ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………53
Marking your favorite contacts …………………………………………………………………………………………54
Importing contacts ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..54
Send messages and more ………………………………………………………………………………56
Messaging …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….56
5 Fun and entertainment
Using a headset ……………………………………………………………………………………………..58
Connecting the audio jack …………………………………………………………………………………………………58
Music …………………………………………………………………………………………………………….59
Launching Music ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….59
Playing songs ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….59
Streaming Cloud music ………………………………………………………………………………………………………60
Creating a playlist ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..61
6 Y our precious moments
Capture moments ………………………………………………………………………………………….62
Launching the Camera app ……………………………………………………………………………………………….62
Using Camera for the first time ………………………………………………………………………………………….62
Advanced camera features ………………………………………………………………………………………………..66
Using the Gallery …………………………………………………………………………………………..70
Viewing files from your social network or cloud storage ………………………………………………70
Viewing the photo location ……………………………………………………………………………………………….71
Sharing files from the Gallery …………………………………………………………………………………………….72
Deleting files from the Gallery …………………………………………………………………………………………..72
Editing images ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..72
Using MiniMovie ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….746
7 Staying connected
Mobile network ……………………………………………………………………………………………..75
Configuring the mobile network ………………………………………………………………………………………75
Wi-Fi ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..75
Enabling Wi-Fi ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………75
Connecting to a Wi-Fi network ………………………………………………………………………………………….76
Disabling Wi-Fi ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..76
Bluetooth
®
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Enabling Bluetooth® ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………76
Pairing your ASUS Phone to a Bluetooth® device …………………………………………………………..77
Unpairing your ASUS Phone from the Bluetooth® device …………………………………………….77
Tethering ………………………………………………………………………………………………………78
Wi-Fi Hotspot ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….78
Bluetooth Tethering ………………………………………………………………………………………………….. ………..79
8 Travel and Maps
Weather ………………………………………………………………………………………………………..80
Launching the Weather app ………………………………………………………………………………………………80
Weather home screen …………………………………………………………………………………………………………81
Clock …………………………………………………………………………………………………………….82
World Clock …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..82
Alarm clock …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..83
Stopwatch …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….83
Timer ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..84
9 ZenLink
Knowing ZenLink …………………………………………………………………………………………..85
Share Link ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..85
Remote Link ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….86
10 Zen Everywhere
Special Zen Tools ……………………………………………………………………………………………89
Flashlight ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………89
Calculator ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..91
Quick memo …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………92
Sound Recorder …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..93
There’s more to your Zen ………………………………………………………………………………..95
ASUS Cover …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..95
11 Maintain your Zen
Keeping your device up-to-date ……………………………………………………………………..96
Updating your system ………………………………………………………………………………………………………..96
Storage ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….96
Backup and reset …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………96
Securing your ASUS Phone ………………………………………………………………………………………………..97
Appendix
Notices ………………………………………………………………………………………………………..100
Index7 Chapter 1: Basics
Basics
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1 Basics
Welcome!
Explore the intuitive simplicity of ASUS Zen UI 2.0!
ASUS Zen UI 2.0 is a charming and intuitive interface exclusively for 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.
ASUS Support
Find answers from FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) or provide your feedbacks in the
user forum.
Camera
With PixelMaster technology, capture those precious moments in vivid and high-quality
photos and videos.
Do It Later
Get hold and act on your important emails, SMS messages, interesting websites, or other
important tasks when it is more convenient for you to do so.
ZenLink
Get maximum productivity from ZenLink, which comprises of Remote Link and Share
Link apps. Use any of these apps to connect with other devices for sharing and receiving
files.
NOTE: Availability of the ZenLink apps vary with ASUS Phone models.
NOTE: Availability of ASUS Zen UI 2.0 apps vary per region and ASUS Phone model. Tap from
your Home screen to check the apps available on your ASUS Phone.8 Chapter 1: Basics
Get your ASUS Phone ready!
Parts and features
Take a hold of your device and have it running in a jiffy.
NOTES:
• R emo v e the r ear c o v er t o displa y the dual micr o SIM and micr oSD car d slots .
• T he micr o SIM car d slots suppor t GSM/GPRS/EDGE , and WCDM A/HSP A+ net w or k bands .
• T he micr oSD car d slot suppor ts micr oSD and micr oSDHC car d f or ma ts ..
IMPORTANT!
• W e do not r ec ommend using a scr een pr ot ec t or as it can in t er f er e with the pr o ximit y sensor . I f y ou
want to use a screen protector, ensure that it does not block the proximity sensor.
• Keep the devic e , par ticular ly the t ouch scr een, dr y all the time . W a t er or other liquids can cause the
touch screen to malfunction.
• Ensur e tha t the M icr o -SIM/memor y car d c ompar tmen t c o v er is alw a y s closed when oper a ting or
carrying the device.
Sensor
Touch screen
display
Receiver
Touch keys
Front camera
LED Indicator
Audio jack
Micro USB port
Microphone
Rear camera
Flash
Rear
cover
Speaker
Microphone
Volume key
Power key
Groove9 Chapter 1: Basics
Installing a micro-SIM card
A micro-subscriber identity module (micro-SIM) card stores information, such as your mobile phone
number, contacts, messages and other data that gives you access to a mobile network.
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.
CAUTION!
• T his devic e is desig ned f or use with a mobile car r ier -appr o v ed micr o -SIM car d only .
• W e do not r ec ommend the use of tr immed SIM car ds in the micr o -SIM car d slot .
• T ur n off y our devic e bef or e inser ting a micr o -SIM car d .
• B e e x tr a car eful when handling a micr o -SIM car d . ASUS is not r esponsible f or an y loss or damage
incurred to your micro-SIM card.
• D o not inser t a memor y car d in t o the micr o -SIM car d slot! I f a memor y car d happens t o be inser t ed
into the micro-SIM slot, send your device to an ASUS-qualified service personnel.
To install a micro-SIM card:
1. Turn off your device.
2. Locate the groove on the bottom-right corner.
CAUTION! Be careful when you pry open the cover.
3. Pry the cover loose and then pull the rear cover off.
CAUTION! Be careful when you pry open the cover.
WARNING!
• DO NOT use tools like screwdrivers to remove the rear cover.
• DO NOT pry the micro USB port
4. Insert the micro SIM card into one of the slots, then put rear
cover back in place.
IMPORTANT! Use only a micro SIM card on your ASUS Phone. A
trimmed SIM card may not properly fit into and may not be detected
by your ASUS Phone.
NOTE: B oth M icr o SIM car d slots suppor t 2G/3G net w or k bands .
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SIM
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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.
CAUTION! Be careful when you pry open the cover.
3. Pry the cover loose and then pull the rear cover off.
CAUTION! Be careful when you pry open the cover.
WARNING!
• DO NOT use tools like screwdrivers to remove the rear cover.
• DO NOT pry the micro USB port.
4. Remove the micro-SIM card from the micro-SIM card slot.
5. Put the rear cover back in place.
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SIM
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Installing a memory card
Your ASUS Phone supports a microSD™ and microSDHC™ 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.
CAUTION!
• B e e x tr a car eful when handling a memor y car d . ASUS is not r esponsible f or an y da ta loss or damage
incurred to your memory card.
• D o not inser t a micr o -SIM car d in t o the memor y car d slot! I f a micr o -SIM car d happens t o be inser t ed
into the memory card slot, bring your device to an ASUS-qualified service personnel.
To install 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.
3. Pry the cover loose and then pull the rear cover off.
CAUTION! Be careful when you pry open the cover.
WARNING!
• DO NOT use tools like screwdrivers to remove the rear cover.
• DO NOT pry the micro USB port.
4. Insert the microSD card into microSD card slot.
5. Put the rear cover back in place.
CAUTION! Do not use sharp tools or solvent on your device to protect it from
scratches.12 Chapter 1: Basics
Removing a memory card
CAUTION!
• B e e x tr a car eful when handling a memor y car d . ASUS is not r esponsible f or an y da ta loss or damage
incurred to your memory card.
• Ejec t the memor y car d pr oper ly t o saf ely r emo v e it fr om devic e . T o ejec t the memor y car d , go t o
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.
3. Pry the cover loose and then pull the rear cover off.
CAUTION! Be careful when you pry open the cover.
WARNING!
• DO NOT use tools like screwdrivers to remove the rear cover.
• DO NOT pry the micro USB port.
4. Remove the microSD card from the microSD card slot.
5. Put the rear cover back in place.
CAUTION! Do not use sharp tools or solvent on your device to protect it from
scratches.13 Chapter 1: Basics
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!
• U se only the bundled A C po w er adapt er and micr o -USB cable t o char ge y our ASUS P hone . U sing a
different AC power adapter and cable may damage your device.
• P eel off the pr ot ec tiv e film on the A C po w er adapt er and micr o -USB cable bef or e using it with y our
device.
• Ensur e t o plug the A C po w er adapt er t o a c ompa tible po w er outlet . Y ou can plug the A C po w er
adapter to any compatible 100~240 V outlet.
• T he output v oltage of the A C po w er adapt er f or this devic e is DC 5.2V , 1A.
• W hen using y our ASUS P hone while plugged-in t o a po w er outlet , the po w er outlet must be near
your device and easily accessible.
• T o c onser v e elec tr icit y , unplug the A C po w er adapt er fr om the po w er outlet when not in use .
• D o not plac e hea v y objec ts on t op of y our ASUS P hone .
CAUTION!
• W hile char g ing , y our ASUS P hone can bec ome w ar m. T his is nor mal , ho w ev er , if y our devic e
becomes unusually hot, disconnect the micro-USB cable from your device and send the device,
including the AC power adapter and cable to an ASUS-qualified service personnel.
• T o pr ev en t an y damage t o y our ASUS P hone , A C adapt er , or micr o -USB cable . Ensur e tha t the micr o –
USB cable, AC adapter, and your device are connected properly before charging.
To charge your ASUS Phone:
1. Connect the micro USB cable to the power adapter.
2. Connect the micro USB cable to your ASUS Phone.
3. Plug the AC power adapter to a grounded power outlet.
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IMPORTANT!
• W hen using y our ASUS P hone while it is plugged t o a po w er outlet , the g r ounded po w er outlet
must be near to the unit and easily accessible.
• W hen char g ing y our ASUS P hone thr ough y our c omput er , ensur e tha t y ou plug the micr o USB cable
t o y our c omput er ’ s USB 2.0 / USB 3.0 por t .
• A v oid char g ing y our ASUS P hone in an en vir onmen t with ambien t t emper a tur e of abo v e 35
o
C
(95
o
F).
• Char ge y our ASUS P hone f or eigh t (8) hours bef or e using it in ba tt er y mode f or the first time .
• T he sta tus of ba tt er y char ge is indica t ed b y the f ollo wing ic ons:
Low Not Charging Charging Full
 
NOTES:
• U se only the po w er adapt er tha t came with y our devic e . U sing a diff er en t po w er adapt er ma y
damage your device.
• U sing the bundled po w er adapt er and ASUS P hone sig nal cable t o c onnec t y our ASUS P hone t o a
power outlet is the best way to charge your ASUS Phone.
• T he input v oltage r ange bet w een the w all outlet and this adapt er is A C 100V – 240V . T he output
voltage of ASUS_Z00SD’s micro USB cable is DC 5.2V, 1A.
4. When fully-charged, disconnect the USB cable from your ASUS Phone first before unplugging
the AC power adapter from the power outlet.
NOTES:
• Y ou can use y our devic e while char g ing but it ma y take longer t o fully char ge the devic e .
• Char g ing y our devic e via USB por t of a c omput er ma y take longer t o fully char ge the devic e .
• I f y our c omput er does not pr o vide enough po w er f or char g ing via USB por t , char ge y our ASUS
Phone using the AC power adapter plugged to a power outlet instead.15 Chapter 1: Basics
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.
2. Press and hold the power button, then when prompted, tap Power off then tap OK.
Sleep mode
To put your device in sleep mode, press the power button once until the screen turns off.
Power key16 Chapter 1: Basics
Starting for the first time
When you turn your ASUS Phone on for the first time, Setup Wizard will guide you through the
setup process. 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.
Google Account
Using a Google Account allows you to fully utilize these Android OS features:
• Or ganiz e and see all y our inf or ma tion fr om an y wher e .
• A ut oma tically back up all y our da ta.
• L ev er age G oogle ser vic es c on v enien tly fr om an y wher e .
ASUS Account
Having an ASUS Account gets you to enjoy the following perks:
• P ersonaliz ed ASUS suppor t ser vic e and w ar r an t y e x t ension f or r eg ist er ed pr oduc ts .
• F r ee 5 GB of Cloud st or age spac e .
• R ec eiv e the la t est devic e and fir m w ar e upda t es .
NOTE: You can also use the Setup Wizard to reconfigure your device, any time at your convenience.
From the Home screen tap > Setup Wizard.17 Chapter 1: Basics
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.
– When not in use, press the power button to put the device in sleep mode.
– Set audio to Smart Mode.
– Decrease brightness of display.
– Keep the speaker volume to a low level.
– Disable Wi-Fi feature.
– Disable Bluetooth feature.
– Disable the screen auto-rotate feature.
– Disable all auto-sync features in your device.18 Chapter 1: Basics
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:
• T o launch an app , simply tap on it .
• T o selec t an it em such as in F ile M anager app , simply tap on it .
Moving or deleting items
Do any of the following:
• T o mo v e an app or widget , tap and hold then dr ag it t o the loca tion wher e y ou w an t it t o be .
• T o delet e an app or widget fr om the Home scr een, tap and hold then dr ag it up t o X Remove.19 Chapter 1: Basics
Moving through pages or screens
Do any of the following:
• S wipe y our finger t o the lef t or t o the r igh t t o swit ch bet w een scr eens or t o flip thr ough a G aller y
of images.
• S cr oll y our finger up or do wn t o go thr ough w eb pages or list of it ems .
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.20
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: Y ou ma y not be able t o z oom in/out of some w eb pages as these pages ma y ha v e been
designed specifically to fit your mobile screen.21
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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 the Home screen to the left or right to display the extended Home screen.
NOTE: To add more pages to your Home screen, see Extended 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
Tap to update Weather settings
Tap to open All Apps screen
Tap to open an app
Tap to open Google Search page
Tap to open Voice Search22 Chapter 2: There’s no place like Home
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.
1
Micro SIM card 1
Shows that a micro SIM card is inserted in micro SIM card slot 1.
2
Micro SIM card 2
Shows that a micro SIM card is inserted in micro SIM card slot 2.
NOTE: If the SIM card icon is displayed in green, it indicates that it is set as the preferred
network.
Messages
Shows that you have an unread message.
Wi-Fi
Shows the signal strength of your Wi-Fi connection.
Bluetooth
Shows that Bluetooth is turned on.
Auto-sync
Shows that auto-sync is enabled.
Battery life
Shows the battery status of your ASUS Phone.
MicroSD card
Shows that a microSD card is inserted in your ASUS Phone.
Screenshots
Shows that you took screenshots of your ASUS Phone.
Airplane mode
Shows that your ASUS Phone is on Airplane mode.
Wi-Fi Hotspot
Shows that Wi-Fi hotspot of your ASUS Phone is enabled.
Mute mode
Shows that Mute mode is enabled.
Vibrate mode
Shows that Vibrate mode is enabled.
Download status
Shows the download status of an app or file.23 Chapter 2: There’s no place like Home
Quick settings
The Quick settings panel provides a one-tap access to some of the wireless features and settings of
your ASUS Phone. Each of these features are represented by a button.
To launch the Quick settings panel, swipe down twice from the top of your screen.
NOTE: A blue button indicates that the feature is currently enabled while a gray button indicates a
disabled feature. The green buttons refer to individual utilities that you can quickly access via the Quick
Settings Notification Panel.
Tap these buttons to enable or disable their functions.
Slide left or right to adjust the screen’s brightness
Swipe up to switch to System notifications panel
Tap to launch the Display settings screen
Tap to open Settings24 Chapter 2: There’s no place like Home
System notifications
From System notifications, you can see the latest updates done and system changes made on your
ASUS Phone. Most of these changes are data and system-related.
To launch the System notifications panel, swipe down from the upper left corner of your ASUS
Phone.
Tap this to delete all of the listed notifications
Swipe the notification to the left or right to remove it from the
list
Tap on the notification to view its details
Tap on this area to switch to Quick settings panel
Tap to open Settings25 Chapter 2: There’s no place like Home
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.
To launch the Manage Home screen:
• T ap and hold an empt y ar ea on y our Home scr een
• S wipe up fr om the bott om of y our Home scr een
App & Widgets
App shortcuts make it easier to quickly-access your often-used or favorite apps from your Home
screen. You can add, remove, or group your apps into one folder.
You can put widgets, which are small dynamic apps, on your Home screen. Widgets provide you
with quick-views of the weather forecast, calendar events information, battery status, and more.
Adding app shortcuts or widgets
To add an app shortcut or a widget:
1. Tap and hold an empty area on your Home screen and select Apps & Widgets.
2. From the All Apps list or the Widgets screen, tap and hold an app or a widget, then drag it to an
empty area on your Home screen.
Removing app shortcuts or widgets
From your Home screen, tap and hold an app or widget, then drag it to Remove on top of your
screen. The app that you’ve removed from your Home screen will remain in the All Apps screen.26 Chapter 2: There’s no place like Home
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. If you want to change the folder name, tap the folder and tap the folder name to assign a new
name to this folder.
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.
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. Tick Background tint, then adjust the transparency level.
3. Tap then select a color.
4. Select a wallpaper, then tap Apply.
Tap to apply a background tint
Move the slider to adjust the transparency of the wallpaper
Tap to select wallpaper
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Applying an animated wallpaper
To apply an animated wallpaper:
1. Tap and hold an empty area on your Home screen and select Wallpapers.
2. Select an animated wallpaper, then tap Apply.
NOTE: You can also set up your wallpaper settings from > Settings > Display.
Extended Home screen
Extending your Home screen
You can add more pages to extend your Home screen and put more app shortcuts and widgets on
it.
1. Tap and hold an empty area on your Home screen and select Edit pages.
2. Tap to a add a new page. If you wish to delete an extended Home screen, select then drag
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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:
• Launch Quick settings then tap .
• Tap > Settings.
2. Scroll down the Settings screen and select Date & time.
3. Set Automatic date & time and Automatic time zone to Off .
4. Select the time zone and manually set the date and time.
5. You can opt to use the 24-hour format, if you prefer.
6. Select the date format that you want to display.
NOTE: See also Clock.
Setting up your ringtone and alert sounds
Set up the sound for your phone ringtone, notifications such as text messages, emails, and event
alerts. You can also choose to enable or disable the 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. Launch the Settings screen by doing any of the following:
• Launch Quick settings then tap .
• Tap > Settings.
2. Scroll down the Settings screen and select Sound & notification .
3. Set up your preferred sound settings.29 Chapter 2: There’s no place like Home
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.
Customizing your lock screen
If you want to change your lock screen settings from the default Swipe option, refer to the
following steps:
1. Launch Quick settings then tap .
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.30 Chapter 2: There’s no place like Home
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. Launch Quick settings then tap .
2. Scroll down the Settings screen and select Lock screen.
3. Slide the bar from OFF to ON beside Quick access to enable this feature.
4. Under the Quick access screen, select which button you would like to customize.
5. Tap the app you would like to preset on the quick access button you chose to configure.
NOTE: Scroll up or down to view the current list of apps you can preset.
6. Hold and drag a quick access button to rearrange its order. 31
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Browser
Your browser’s state-of-the-art Chromium-based engine lets you surf the Internet at a fast loading
speed . I ts clean and in tuitiv e Z en in t er fac e po w er ed b y t e x t -r eflo w t echnology optimiz es w eb
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. You can also mark an interesting page as a read later task,
which you can retrieve from the Do It Later app and read at your convenient pace.
IMPORTANT! Before doing any Internet surfing or Internet-related activities, ensure that your ASUS
Phone is connected to a Wi-Fi or mobile network. For more details, see Staying connected.
Launching the Browser app
From your Home screen, do any of the following to launch the Browser app:
• T ap .
• T ap > Browser.32 Chapter 3: Work hard, play harder
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 page.
3. Tap the account or app that you want to use as medium in sharing the page.
Bookmarking pages
Bookmark your favorite pages or websites so you can go back and browse them again.
To bookmark a page:
From the page, tap > Save to bookmarks. The next time you open your browser, you can quickly
tap on your bookmarked page.
Clearing the browser cache
Clear the browser cache to delete temporary Internet files, websites, and cookies that are
temporarily stored in your ASUS Phone. This helps improve the loading performance of your
browser.
1. Launch the browser.
2. Tap > Settings > Privacy & security > Clear cache.
3. Click OK on the confirmation message.33 Chapter 3: Work hard, play harder
Email
A dd Ex change , Gmail , Y ahoo! M ail , O utlook .c om, POP3/IM AP ac c oun ts so y ou can r ec eiv e , cr ea t e ,
and browse emails right from your device. You can also sync your email contacts from these
accounts to your ASUS Phone.
IMPORTANT! Your ASUS Phone must be connected to a Wi-Fi or mobile network so you can add
an email account or send and receive emails from added accounts. For more details, see Staying
connected.
Setting up email accounts
Set up your existing personal or work email account so you can receive, read, and send emails from
your ASUS Phone.
1. From the Home screen, tap Email to launch the Email app.
2. Tap the mail provider you want to set up.
3. Key in your email address and password and tap Next.
NOTE: Wait while your device automatically checks your incoming and outgoing mail server settings.
4. Configure the Account settings such as inbox checking frequency, sync days, or notification for
incoming emails. When done, tap Next.
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.
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 ASUS Phone.
1. From the Home screen, tap Email to launch the Email app.
2. Tap > Settings, then add an email account.
3. Tap the mail provider that you want to add.
4. Follow the succeeding instructions to complete setting up your new email account.
NOTE: You may also refer to steps 3 to 5 in the Setting up email accounts section to complete this
setup process.34 Chapter 3: Work hard, play harder
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:
• T ap New if you do not own a Google account.
• W hen sig ning in, y ou ha v e t o w ait while y our devic e c ommunica t es with G oogle ser v ers t o setup
your account.
3. Use your Google account to backup and restore your settings and data. Tap to sign in to your
Gmail account.
IMPORTANT! If you have several email accounts aside from Gmail, use Email app to set up and access
all your email accounts.
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.
4. In the Location field , en t er the str eet , t o wn/cit y/pr o vinc e , c oun tr y , and zip/postal c ode of the
venue for the event.
5. Turn Countdown to ON. You’ll get a countdown notice on the System notifications panel as to
the days left until this event takes place.
NOTE: For details on the System notifications panel, see System notifications .
6. On the Reminders field, select the time that you want to get an alert or reminder about the
event.
7. Tap the Guests field and select the contacts you want to send the invites to.
8. Once finished, tap to save and exit.
NOTE: You can also email invites from the Calendar app. For details, see Creating events.35 Chapter 3: Work hard, play harder
Emailing later
When you receive an email, you can set it as email later task and you can reply to this email at a
more convenient time from the Do It Later app.
1. From the Home screen, tap Email.
2. Select the email that you want to email later from your inbox.
3. Tap > Reply Later.
4. To retrieve the email, tap Asus > Do It Later from the Home screen.
NOTE: For details on answering your reply-later emails, see Emailing now.36 Chapter 3: Work hard, play harder
Calendar
The Calendar app enables you to keep track of important events using your ASUS Phone. Along
with creating events you may also set reminders, or create a countdown notice to ensure you don’t
forget these important occasions. It also stores the events, such as birthdays and anniversaries,
that you’ve set up for your VIP contacts.
Creating events
To create an event:
1. Tap ASUS > Calendar.
2. Tap to start creating a new event.
3. In the New event screen, input all the necessary details of your event.
4. Turn Countdown to ON. You’ll get a countdown notice on the System notifications panel as to
the days left until this event takes place.
NOTE: For details on the System notifications panel, see System notifications .
5 On the Reminders field, select the time that you want to get an alert or reminder about the
event.
6. Once finished, tap to save and exit.
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. Tap ASUS > Calendar.
2. Tap > Accounts > .
3. Tap the account you want to add.
4. Follow the succeeding onscreen instructions to complete adding the new account to Calendar.37 Chapter 3: Work hard, play harder
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.
2. Tap to start creating a new event.
3. In the New event screen, tap My Calendar to view all the accounts currently synced with the
Calendar.
4. Tap the account where you would like to create a new event.
5. In the New event screen, input all the necessary details of your event.
NOTE: Your online account must already be added to Calendar before you can proceed with the
following steps. For more details, see Adding accounts to Calendar.
Enabling alert reminders for events
Turn on the alert function from the Calendar app to get alert reminders and notifications for special
events such as birthdays, anniversaries, meetings, and other important events that matter you.
1. Tap ASUS > Calendar.
2. Tap > Accounts.
3. Tap the accounts from which you want to receive alert reminders from.
NOTE: For details on setting up event alerts about your VIPs, see Adding an event to a VIP contact.38 Chapter 3: Work hard, play harder
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 or add other important to-do tasks at your convenience.
Mark your unread emails as Reply Later or Read Later items. These marked items will be added to
your Do It Later tasks, and you can act on these tasks at a convenient time.
NOTES:
• P opular thir d-par t y apps tha t suppor t D o I t La t er include Google Maps, Google Play, YouTube, and
iMDb.
• Not all apps can shar e and add tasks t o D o I t La t er .
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.
4. When you’re done, tap OK.
Prioritizing to-do tasks
Set the importance level of your to-do tasks so you can prioritize and act on them accordingly.
1. From the Home screen, tap ASUS > Do It Later.
2. Tap the task that you want to set as a top priority.
3. Under the Importance field in the task screen, select High.
4. When you’re done, tap OK.
NOTE: High-priority to-do tasks are marked as on your Do It Later list. This allows you to quickly
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Emailing now
You can mark an email as a reply later task and reply to it at a later time from the Do It Later app.
1. From the Home screen, tap ASUS > Do It Later.
2. Select the email that you want to reply now, then tap Reply now.
3. When you’re done, tap to mark the task as completed.
NOTE: For details on setting your emails as reply later tasks, see Emailing later.
Deleting to-do tasks
You can delete any completed, overdue, or unnecessary to-do tasks from the Do It Later app.
1. From the Home screen, tap ASUS > Do It Later.
2. S wipe the task y ou w an t t o r emo v e fr om the list t o the lef t/r igh t .40 Chapter 3: Work hard, play harder
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.
Understanding icons
Depending on your selected input mode, these icons appear as you take down your notes on
SuperNote.
Select this type mode when you want to use the onscreen keyboard to enter your notes.
Select this write mode when you want to scribble or write your notes.
Select this draw mode when you want to create drawings or doodles.
When in write or type mode, tap this icon to select text weight and color.
When in draw mode, tap this icon to select the drawing tool to use, and the stroke color
or size.
When in draw mode, tap this icon to erase some contents in your notes.
Tap this icon to take a photo or video, record audio, add timestamp and more to your
notes.
Tap this icon to add a new page to your notebook.
Tap to select the input mode
Tap to configure the settings for the notebook
Tap to redo the change made
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Creating a notebook
To create new files using Supernote, refer to the following steps:
1. Tap ASUS > SuperNote, then tap .
2. In the pop-up screen, select Blank notebook or Choose a template.
3. Name the file and select Pad or Phone as the page size.
4. Select a template and start writing your notes.
Sharing a notebook on the Cloud
You may share your notebook on the Cloud using the following steps:
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.
4. Once the notebook has been successfully synced to the Cloud, the Cloud icon appears on top of
the shared notebook.
Sharing a note to the Cloud
Aside from your notebook, you may also share individual notes from your Supernote to your Cloud
storage account. To do this:
1. Launch the notebook that contains the note you want to share.
2. Tap-and-hold the note you want to share.
3. In the pop-up screen, tap Share then select the type of file format you want to share it as.
4. In the next screen, select the Cloud storage account where you would like to share your note.
5. Follow the succeeding instructions to complete sharing your selected note.42 Chapter 3: Work hard, play harder
File Manager
Using File Manager allows you to easily locate and manage your data on the internal storage of
your ASUS Phone and its connected external storage devices.
Accessing the internal storage
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. Insert the microSD card into your ASUS Phone.
2. Tap ASUS > File Manager.
3. Tap > MicroSD to view the contents of your microSD card.
Accessing Cloud Storage
IMPORTANT! Ensure that Wi-Fi or mobile network is enabled on your ASUS Phone. For details, see
Staying connected.
To access files saved on your cloud storage accounts:
1. Tap ASUS > File Manager.
2. Tap > then tap a cloud storage location under Cloud storage.43 Chapter 3: Work hard, play harder
The Cloud
Back up your data, sync files among different devices, and share files securely and privately via a
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.
NOTE: To the enjoy auto-upload function, enable Instant Upload from Settings > Instant Upload in
your ASUS WebStorage.
IMPORTANT! Ensure that Wi-Fi or mobile network is enabled on your ASUS Phone. For details, see
Staying connected.44 Chapter 3: Work hard, play harder
ASUS Support
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 ASUS Support:
1. Tap > ASUS Support.
2. Tap ZenUI Apps, then select the app that you want to find answers for.45
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Dual SIM feature
The dual SIM feature of your ASUS Phone lets you manage the settings of the installed micro SIM
car ds . W ith this f ea tur e , y ou can enable/disable the micr o SIM car ds , or set one as a pr ef er r ed
network.46 Chapter 4: Keeping in touch
SIM card for SMS messages
To assign a micro SIM card for SMS messages, tap SMS messages then tap the SIM that you want to
use.
SIM card for 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 calls, tap Calls then tap the SIM that you want to use.
IMPORTANT! You can only use this feature if you make a call from your contacts list.
Assigning a preferred micro SIM card
Assign a micro SIM card as your preferred SIM for SMS messages, calls and data services.
SIM card for data service
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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.
Launching the Phone app
From your Home screen, do any of the following to launch the Phone app:
• T ap .
• T ap > .
Dialing a phone number
Use the Phone app to directly dial a phone number.
1. From your Home screen, tap ASUS > Contacts then tap the number keys.
2. Select from call buttons SIM1 or SIM2 to dial the number.
NOTE: The labels of the call buttons may vary depending on the setting that you made to your micro
SIM cards. For more details, see Dual SIM feature.
Dialing an extension number
When you need to call an extension number, you can do any of these steps to skip the voice
prompts.
Prompting for confirmation of an extension number
You can insert a confirmation prompt for the extension number after dialing the main

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