Asus – ZenFone Selfie – User Manual

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ASUS_Z00UD
(ZD551KL)
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 -10°C (14°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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August 2015
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.
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1 Basics
Welcome! ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 8
Get your ASUS Phone ready! ………………………………………………………………………………………………. 9
Starting for the first time ……………………………………………………………………………………………………18
Using the touchscreen………………………………………………………………………………………………………..20
2 There’s no place like Home
Zen Home features ………………………………………………………………………………………..23
Home screen ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..23
Quick settings ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………25
System notifications ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………26
Personalizing your Home screen …………………………………………………………………….27
App shortcuts ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………27
Widgets …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………28
Wallpapers ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………29
Extended Home screen ………………………………………………………………………………………………………30
Easy Mode …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….30
Setting up the date and time …………………………………………………………………………………………….32
Setting up your ringtone and alert sounds……………………………………………………………………..32
Lock Screen …………………………………………………………………………………………………..33
Customizing your lock screen ……………………………………………………………………………………………33
Customizing the quick access buttons …………………………………………………………………………….34
3 Work hard, play harder
Browser …………………………………………………………………………………………………………35
Launching the Browser app ……………………………………………………………………………………………….35
Sharing pages ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………36
Reading the pages later ……………………………………………………………………………………………………..36
Adding a new tab ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..36
Bookmarking pages ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………37
Smartly read online …………………………………………………………………………………………………………….37
Clearing the browser cache ……………………………………………………………………………………………….38
Email …………………………………………………………………………………………………………….38
Setting up email accounts………………………………………………………………………………………………….38
Adding email accounts ……………………………………………………………………………………………………….39
Setting up a Gmail account ……………………………………………………………………………………………….39
Emailing invites to events ………………………………………………………………………………………………….40
Emailing later ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….40
Calendar ……………………………………………………………………………………………………….41
Creating events ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………41
Adding accounts to Calendar ……………………………………………………………………………………………41
Creating an event from your account ………………………………………………………………………………42
Enabling alert reminders for events …………………………………………………………………………………42
What’s Next …………………………………………………………………………………………………..43
Getting event reminders…………………………………………………………………………………………………….43
Contents5
Accepting or declining invites to events …………………………………………………………………………44
Getting event-related alerts ………………………………………………………………………………………………45
Getting the weather updates …………………………………………………………………………………………….47
Do It Later ……………………………………………………………………………………………………..48
Adding to-do tasks ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..48
Prioritizing to-do tasks ……………………………………………………………………………………………………….48
Calling back now …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………49
Emailing now ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….49
Catching up on my online reading now ………………………………………………………………………….49
Replying now ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….50
Deleting to-do tasks ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………50
SuperNote …………………………………………………………………………………………………….51
Creating a notebook …………………………………………………………………………………………………………..52
Sharing a notebook on the Cloud …………………………………………………………………………………….52
Sharing a note to the Cloud ………………………………………………………………………………………………52
File Manager………………………………………………………………………………………………….53
Accessing the internal storage ………………………………………………………………………………………….53
Accessing the external storage device …………………………………………………………………………….53
Accessing Cloud Storage ……………………………………………………………………………………………………53
The Cloud ……………………………………………………………………………………………………..54
ASUS WebStorage ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….54
Data Transfer …………………………………………………………………………………………………55
4 Keeping in touch
Call in style ……………………………………………………………………………………………………56
Dual SIM feature …………………………………………………………………………………………………… ……………..56
Making calls ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….58
Receiving calls ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..62
Managing your call logs ……………………………………………………………………………………………………..62
Other call options ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..64
Managing multiple calls ……………………………………………………………………………………………………..65
Recording calls …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….68
Managing contacts ………………………………………………………………………………………..69
Contacts Settings ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..69
Setting up your profile ……………………………………………………………………………………………………….69
Adding contacts …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..70
Setting up your VIPs ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………71
Marking your favorite contacts …………………………………………………………………………………………73
Importing contacts ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..73
Exporting contacts ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………74
Social networking with your contacts ……………………………………………………………………………..75
Linking your contacts’ info …………………………………………………………………………………………………76
Backup/restore call logs ……………………………………………………………………………………………………..76
Send messages and more ………………………………………………………………………………78
Messaging …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….78
Omlet Chat ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………806
5 Fun and entertainment
Using a headset ……………………………………………………………………………………………..93
Connecting the audio jack …………………………………………………………………………………………………93
Music …………………………………………………………………………………………………………….94
Launching Music ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….94
Playing songs ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….94
Streaming Cloud music ………………………………………………………………………………………………………95
Creating a playlist ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..96
PlayTo other devices ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………97
FM Radio ……………………………………………………………………………………………………….97
6 Y our precious moments
Capture moments ………………………………………………………………………………………….99
Launching the Camera app ……………………………………………………………………………………………….99
Using Camera for the first time ………………………………………………………………………………………. 100
Advanced camera features …………………………………………………………………………………………….. 104
Using the Gallery …………………………………………………………………………………………110
Viewing files from your social network or cloud storage …………………………………………… 110
Viewing the photo location ……………………………………………………………………………………………. 111
Sharing files from the Gallery …………………………………………………………………………………………. 112
Deleting files from the Gallery ……………………………………………………………………………………….. 112
Editing images ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 112
Using MiniMovie ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 114
Using PlayTo (on selected models only) ……………………………………………………………………….. 115
7 Staying connected
Mobile network ……………………………………………………………………………………………116
Enabling the mobile network ………………………………………………………………………………………… 116
Wi-Fi ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………116
Enabling Wi-Fi …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 116
Connecting to a Wi-Fi network ………………………………………………………………………………………. 117
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
8 Travel and Maps
Weather ………………………………………………………………………………………………………121
Launching the Weather app …………………………………………………………………………………………… 121
Weather home screen ……………………………………………………………………………………………………… 122
Clock …………………………………………………………………………………………………………..123
World Clock ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 123
Alarm clock ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 1247
Stopwatch …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 124
Timer ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 125
9 ZenLink
Knowing ZenLink …………………………………………………………………………………………126
Share Link ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 126
PC Link ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 127
Remote Link ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 129
10 Zen Everywhere
Special Zen Tools ………………………………………………………………………………………….132
Flashlight …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 132
Calculator ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 134
Quick memo ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 135
Sound Recorder ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 136
Audio Wizard …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 138
Splendid …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 139
Power Saver ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 142
There’s more to your Zen ………………………………………………………………………………143
ASUS Cover ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 143
11 Maintain your Zen
Keeping your device up-to-date ……………………………………………………………………145
Updating your system …………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 145
Storage ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 145
Backup and reset ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 145
Securing your ASUS Phone …………………………………………………………………………………………….. 146
Appendix
Notices ………………………………………………………………………………………………………..150
Index8 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 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.
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.
What’s Next
View meeting details, emails, and other event alerts or notifications at a glance right
from your Home screen, Lock Screen, or What’s Next app.
ZenLink
Get maximum productivity from ZenLink, which comprises of Remote Link, Share Link,
and PC 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.9 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:
• Remove the rear cover to display the dual micro SIM and microSD card slots.
• The micro SIM card slots support LTE, WCDMA, and GSM/EDGE network bands.
The microSD card slot supports microSD and microSDHC card formats.
IMPORTANT!
• We do not recommend using a screen protector as it can interfere with the proximity sensor. If you
want to use a screen protector, ensure that it does not block the proximity sensor.
• Keep the device, particularly the touch screen, dry all the time. Water or other liquids can cause the
touch screen to malfunction.
• Ensure that the Micro-SIM/memory card compartment cover is always closed when operating or
carrying the device.
Microphone
micro USB port
Receiver
Front camera
Touch screen
display
Camera
flash
Sensor
Touch
keys
Audio jack
Power key
Microphone
Groove
Rear camera
Volume key
Speaker
Camera flash10 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!
• This device is designed for use with a mobile carrier-approved micro-SIM card only.
• We do not recommend the use of trimmed SIM cards in the micro-SIM card slot.
• Turn off your device before inserting a micro-SIM card.
• Be extra careful when handling a micro-SIM card. ASUS is not responsible for any loss or damage
incurred to your micro-SIM card.
• Do not insert a memory card into the micro-SIM card slot! If a memory card happens to be inserted
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. Remove the battery.11 Chapter 1: Basics
5. Insert the micro SIM card into one of the slots, then put the
battery and 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.
• Both micro SIM card slots support 3G WCDMA network band.
But only one micro SIM card can connect to 3G WCDMA service
at a time
Micro SIM
card 2
Micro SIM
card 1
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 battery.12 Chapter 1: Basics
5. Remove the micro-SIM card from the micro-SIM card slot.
6. Put the battery and rear cover back in place.
Micro SIM
card 2
Micro SIM
card 1
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.
CAUTION!
• Be extra careful when handling a memory card. ASUS is not responsible for any data loss or damage
incurred to your memory card.
• Do not insert a micro-SIM card into the memory card slot! If a micro-SIM card happens to be inserted
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. To pull the rear cover off, pry the cover loose from the groove going
upward, then from the groove downward in a leftward direction.
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.13 Chapter 1: Basics
4. Remove the battery.
5. Insert the microSD card into microSD card slot.
6. Put the battery and rear cover back in place.
CAUTION! Do not use sharp tools or solvent on your device to protect it from
scratches.
Removing a memory card
CAUTION!
• Be extra careful when handling a memory card. ASUS is not responsible for any data loss or damage
incurred to your memory card.
• Eject the memory card properly to safely remove it from device. To eject the memory card, go to
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.14 Chapter 1: Basics
3. To pull the rear cover off, pry the cover loose from the groove going
upward, then from the groove downward in a leftward direction.
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 battery.
5. Remove the microSD card from the microSD card slot.
6. Put the battery and rear cover back in place.
CAUTION! Do not use sharp tools or solvent on your device to protect it from
scratches.15 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!
• Use only the bundled AC power adapter and micro-USB cable to charge your ASUS Phone. Using a
different AC power adapter and cable may damage your device.
• Peel off the protective film on the AC power adapter and micro-USB cable before using it with your
device.
• Ensure to plug the AC power adapter to a compatible power outlet. You can plug the AC power
adapter to any compatible 100~240 V outlet.
• The output voltage of the AC power adapter for this device is +5V 2A, 10W.
• When using your ASUS Phone while plugged-in to a power outlet, the power outlet must be near
your device and easily accessible.
• To conserve electricity, unplug the AC power adapter from the power outlet when not in use.
• Do not place heavy objects on top of your ASUS Phone.
CAUTION!
• While charging, your ASUS Phone can become warm. This is normal, however, if your device
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.
• To prevent any damage to your ASUS Phone, AC adapter, or micro-USB cable. Ensure that the micro-
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!
• When using your ASUS Phone while it is plugged to a power outlet, the grounded power outlet
must be near to the unit and easily accessible.
• When charging your ASUS Phone through your computer, ensure that you plug the micro USB cable
to your computer’s USB 2.0 / USB 3.0 port.
• Avoid charging your ASUS Phone in an environment with ambient temperature of above 35
o
C
(95
o
F).
• Charge your ASUS Phone for eight (8) hours before using it in batte ry mode for the first time.
• The status of battery charge is indicated by the following icons:
Low Not Charging Charging Full

NOTES:
• Use only the power adapter that came with your device. Using a different power adapter may
damage your device.
• Using the bundled power adapter and ASUS Phone signal cable to connect your ASUS Phone to a
power outlet is the best way to charge your ASUS Phone.
• The input voltage range between the wall outlet and this adapter is AC 100V – 240V. The output
voltage of the device is +5V 2A, 10W.
4. When fully-charged, disconnect the USB cable from your ASUS Phone first before unplugging
the AC power adapter from the power outlet.
NOTES:
• You can use your device while charging but it may take longer to fully charge the device.
• Charging your device via USB port of a computer may take longer to fully charge the device.
• If your computer does not provide enough power for charging via USB port, charge your ASUS
Phone using the AC power adapter plugged to a power outlet instead.17 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 key18 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.
You can also transfer your data, such as your contacts and other relevant info, from your old mobile
device to your ASUS Phone via the Data Transfer app.
NOTE: You can use the Data Transfer app any time at your convenience. From the Home screen tap
> 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:
• 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 ex 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.19 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.
– Activate Smart Saving in Power Saver app.
– 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.20 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 Remove.21 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.22
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.23
There’s no place like Home
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2 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 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 Search24 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.
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.
Smart Saving mode
Shows that Smart Saving mode is enabled.
NOTE: For more details, see Power Saver.
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.25 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 from the upper right corner of your ASUS Phone to
display the System notifications screen then swipe down from the System notifications 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
Tap to open Settings
Tap to select/deselect items to display in Quick settings
Swipe up to switch to System notifications panel
Tap to launch the Display settings screen
Tap to display the Owner’s info26 Chapter 2: There’s no place like Home
Adding or removing buttons
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.
3. Tap to go back and view the current ASUS Quick Settings notification panel.
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
• S wipe the notifica tion t o the lef t or r igh t t o
remove it from the list
• T ap on the notifica tion t o view its details
Tap to open Settings
Tap on this area to switch to Quick settings panel
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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.
App shortcuts
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.
Adding app shortcuts
Add shortcuts to quickly access your often-used apps right from your Home screen.
1. Tap and hold an empty area on your Home screen and select Apps.
2. From the All Apps list, tap and hold an app, then drag it to an empty area on your Home screen.
Removing app shortcuts
From your Home screen, tap and hold an app, then drag it to X Remove on top of your screen. The
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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. Widgets provide you
with quick-views of the weather forecast, calendar events information, battery status, and more.
Adding widgets
To add a widget:
1. Tap and hold an empty area on your Home screen and select Widgets.
2. From the Widgets screen, tap and hold a widget, then drag it to an empty area on your Home
screen.
Removing widgets
From your Home screen, tap and hold a widget, then drag it to Remove on top of your screen.
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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. Select where you want your wallpaper: on your Home screen, Lock screen, or Home screen
and Lock screen. If you do not want to add a background tint to your wallpaper, skip to step 5.
3. Tick Background tint, then adjust the transparency level.
4. Tap then select a color.
5. Select a wallpaper, then tap Apply.
NOTE: Apply a background tint to your Home screen, or Home screen and Lock screen.
Tap to apply a background tint
Tap to select the background tint
Move the slider to adjust the transparency of the 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 where you want your wallpaper: on your Home screen, or Home Screen and Lock
screen.
3. Tap ASUS Live Wallpaper, select an animated wallpaper, and tap Set Wallpaper.
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
and drop it into .
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.
Enabling Easy Mode
To enable Easy Mode:
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 Easy Mode.
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Adding shortcuts
In Easy Mode, you can add up to twenty-four (24) 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. Tap at the lower right corner of the screen.
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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. Deselect Automatic date & time and Automatic time zone.
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 .
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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.
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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. Under Display, slide the bar from OFF to ON beside Quick Access to enable this feature.
4. Tap Quick Access.
5. Under the Quick Access screen, select which button you would like to customize.
6. Tap the app you would like to preset on the quick access button you chose to configure.
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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. Its clean and intuitive Zen interface powered by text-reflow technology optimizes web
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.36 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 link.
3. Tap the account or app that you want to use as medium in sharing the page.
Reading the pages later
When there’s an interesting piece of information online yet you don’t currently have the time to
read it, you can mark it as a read later task. You can retrieve and read this page at a convenient time
from the Do It Later app.
1. To mark as a read later task, do any of the following:
• F r om the page , tap > Read later.
• T ap on the bottom of the page.
2. To retrieve the page, tap ASUS > Do It Later from the Home screen.
NOTE: For details on browsing read-later pages, see Catching up on my online reading now.
Adding a new tab
Hide the current website and open a new window to continue surfing or browsing another
website.
1. From the current page, tap > New tab.
2. Enter the URL address in the URL field and continue enjoying browsing the Internet from your
ASUS Phone.
3. If you want to do add another tab, follow step 1 again.
NOTES:
• Opening many websites in your browser slows down its loading performance.
• If Internet connection slows down, try clearing the cache. For details, refer to the section Clearing
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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.
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.
NOTE: Smart Reader Mode supports Wikipedia, CNN, ESPN, BCC, and NY Times sites.
To use the Smart Reader Mode:
• T ap the Smar t R eader M ode ic on to automatically remove any unneccessary or distracting
items and show only the main contents of the page.
• F r om the Smar t R eader M ode page , do an y of the f ollo wing:
• Tap to show your Reader’s List or saved pages.
• Tap to launch the Marker tool and select your preferred color, then swipe over the
text that you want to highlight.
• Bring two fingers together or spread them apart to zoom in/out of a page.
Zoom in/out of a page.
Tap to open the Reader’s List
Tap to launch the Marker Tool
Tap to share the page with others or to save it to the
Reader’s List
Tap to share the page
Tap to save the page to the Reader’s List
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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.
Email
Add Exchange, Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, Outlook.com, POP3/IMAP accounts so you can receive, create,
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
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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 the mail provider that you want to add.
3. 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.
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:
• Tap New if you do not own a Google account.
• When signing in, you have to wait while your device communicates with Google servers to 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
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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, enter the street, town/city/province, country, and zip/postal code 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.
NOTE: You’ll get an event alert as your What`s Next activity. For more details, see What`s Next.
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.
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.
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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.
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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 New Event 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.
NOTES:
• For details on setting up event alerts about your VIPs, see Adding an event to a VIP contact.
• Get alerts or reminders as your What`s Next.43 Chapter 3: Work hard, play harder
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 What’s Next widget or
app.
Launch the What’s N

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