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Lenovo Smart Tab M8
User Guide
Lenovo TB-8505FS
Lenovo TB-8505XS

All information labeled with * in this guide refers only to the WLAN+LTE model (Lenovo
Before using this information and the product it supports, be sure to read the following:
Safety, Warranty & Quick Start Guide
Regulatory Notice
“Important safety and handling information” in “Appendix”.
The Safety, Warranty & Quick Start Guide and the Regulatory Notice are available on the website
at http://support.lenovo.com.
Note: All pictures and illustrations in this document are for your reference only and may
differ from the final product.
Lenovo Help
Looking for help? The Lenovo Help app can offer you support for getting direct access to Lenovo`s
web assistance and forums*, frequent Q&A*, system upgrades*, hardware function tests, warranty
status checks*, service requests**, and repair status**.
* requires data network access.
** is not available in some countries.
You have two ways to get this app:
Search for and download the app from Google Play.
Scan the following QR code with a Lenovo Android device.
Technical specifications
Model Lenovo TB-8505FS Lenovo TB-8505XS
CPU Media Tek Helio A22 Tab Media Tek Helio A22 Tab
Battery 5000mAh 5000mAh
Bluetooth 4.2;
WLAN 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac;
Bluetooth 4.2;
WLAN 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac;
Note: Lenovo TB-8505XS supports LTE Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 19, 38, 40, but in some
countries LTE is not supported. To know if your device works with LTE networks in your
country, contact your carrier.
Home screenThe home screen is the starting point for using your device. For your convenience, the home
screen is already set up with some useful apps and widgets.
Note: Your device`s features and the home screen may be different depending on your
location, language, carrier, and device model.
You can customize your home screen at any time.
Home screen
On the default home screen, there is a Google Search bar and some useful apps.
Add a widget to a home screen
Press and hold anywhere on the home screen except the icons. Tap , press and hold it to
enter Home settings;
Tap , press and hold the widget you want to add, then drag it to where you want to place it,
and release.
Tap , press and hold it to enter Wallpapers, and then choose your preferred wallpaper.
Change the wallpaper
Go to Settings > Display > Wallpaper and choose your preferred wallpaper.
Move an app to another screen
Press and hold an app that you want to move, drag it to where you want to place it, then
Uninstall an app
1. Press and hold the app that you want to uninstall.
2. Drag to , and then release and tap OK.
Note: Some of the system apps cannot be uninstalled.
Find appsSwipe up from the bottom of your screen to the top.
View recent apps
Swipe up from the bottom of your screen. Then you can do the following:
Swipe left or right to switch to the app you want to open.
Swipe an app window up to close it.
Swipe up from the bottom and click “clear all” in the middle to stop running all applications.
Notifications and Quick Settings
The Notifications panel informs you of new messages, USB connection, and activities in progress
such as file downloading. The Quick Settings panel allows you to access frequently-used settings
such as the WLAN switch.

You can do any of the following:
To see notifications, swipe down from the top of the screen.
To close the Notifications panel, swipe up from the bottom of the screen.
To dismiss a notification, swipe left or right across the notification.
To dismiss all notifications, tap CLEAR ALL at the bottom of the Notifications panel.
To open the Quick Settings panel, swipe down from the top of the screen twice.
To close the Quick Settings panel, swipe up from the bottom of the screen.
Force shutdown/reboot
Press and hold the Power button for about 8 seconds until the device turns off, press and hold the
Power button for about 10 seconds to reboot.Multi-User
Multi-User Preferences
There are three user types:
Owner: An owner has full control over all user permissions and manages all user accounts.
Guest: There is only one Guest account. A Guest has restricted access to the device.
New User: There can be multiple user accounts, including accounts for standard users and child
user. A standard user can manage child user accounts. In child user accounts, there are many
child-friendly apps available including videos, games, music and more.
Creating new user accounts
Tap Settings >Users & accounts > Multiple users > ADD USER to create user accounts.
Tap ADD USER > > CONTINUE to create a standard user account.
Tap ADD USER > > CONTINUE to create a child user. Or click on the home screen create
a child user.
Note: Before you add a child user account, you need to set up screen lock to protect your
apps and personal data.
Switching between user accounts
On the home screen, swipe down from the top of the screen, and then tap the users icon to
switch between different user accounts.Deleting a user account
Tap Settings > Users & accounts > Multiple users, and tap the icon located beside the
account you would like to delete, then tap DELETE USER > DELETE.Face-recognition
Different users can set face-recognition to unlock the tablet or switch to their own user interface
Adding a face-recognition
You can add one face-recognition.
Go to Settings > Security & location > Face-recognition, follow the instructions on the screen.
Note: A lock screen pattern, PIN, or password is required to use face-recognition-related
functions. Other users can also set their own face data based on the above operations.
To set screen lock, go to Settings > Security & location > Screen lock.
Delete facial data
Go to Settings > Security & location > Face-recognition > Delete facial data.
Confirm your screen lock pattern or enter your PIN or password.
and then tap OK.
Note: Other users can delete the face data following the above operations.Camera
To open the Camera app, go to Camera.
Taking photos and videos
You can take photos and record videos with your device`s built-in camera.
Tap to take a photo.
Tap to record a video.
Tap to switch between the front and the rear camera.
Taking screenshots
Press and hold the Power and the Volume down buttons at the same time to take a screenshot.
Viewing pictures and videos
Photos and videos are stored in your device`s internal storage. You can view your photos and
videos by using the following methods:
Tap the thumbnail when using the Camera app.
Go to Photos.
Go to Files.
The screenshots are stored in your device`s internal storage. You can view your screenshots by
using the following methods:
Go to Photos.
Go to Files.Network
You need to set up a wireless network before connecting to the Internet.
Set up a WLAN network.
*Set up a mobile network.
Set up a VPN network.
You can also share your mobile network with others.
*Set up a hotspot (WLAN version does not support SIM card insertion and hotspot creation.)
Setting up a WLAN network
Go to Settings > Network & Internet > WLAN. Turn on the WLAN switch and tap a WLAN hotspot
in the list to connect to the Internet. When you are connecting to a secure hotspot, you need to
enter your login name and password to connect.
*Setting up a mobile network
Go to Settings > Network & Internet > Data usage.
Note: You need a valid SIM card with a data service. If you don`t have a SIM card, contact
your carrier.
Setting up a VPN network
VPNs are used within organizations to allow you to communicate private information securely over
a non-private network. You may need to configure a VPN, for example, to access your work email.
Ask the network`s administrator for the settings necessary to configure a VPN for your network.
1. Go to Settings > Network & Internet > VPN.
2. Tap to edit the VPN profile, including the server name, type, and server address, and then
tap SAVE.
3. Tap the VPN server name, enter the username and password, and then tap CONNECT to
connect to the VPN network.
4. Tap to edit or FORGET VPN.
Note: You need to set a lock screen pattern, PIN or password before using a VPN. Go to
Settings > Security & location > Screen lock to select a screen lock option and set up the
screen lock.
*Setting up a hotspot
You can use personal hotspot to share an Internet connection with a computer or other device.
Go to Settings > Network & Internet > Hospot & Tethering and do the following:
Tap WLAN hotspot to configure the hotspot.
You can also use Bluetooth tethering.
Note: Tell your friends the Network name and password, and then they can connect to your
mobile network.Internet
You can browse the web if your device is connected to a wireless network or a cellular network.
To open the browser app, go to Chrome.
Visiting websites
You can use the Chrome app to visit websites.
Type a web address
You don`t need to type the full web address of an “http://” website to access it.
To visit “http://www.lenovo.com”, simply type “www.lenovo.com” into the address bar and tap .
Search for keywords
You can also type keywords into the address bar to search for webpages.
You can set a search engine in > Settings > Search engine.
Add a new webpage
Tap > New tab to add a new webpage tab.
Tap > New incognito tab to visit a website without leaving any traces of your visit.
Close a webpage
chrome Tap to close a webpage tab.
Refresh a webpage
Tap to refresh a webpage.
Tap to return to the previous webpage.
Tap to go forward to a recent webpage.
Saving webpages
You can save images and webpages in your device`s internal storage.
Save images
Press and hold the image, then tap Download image.Bookmark webpages
Tap to add a webpage to Bookmarks.
Tap > Bookmarks to view bookmarks.
Setting accessibility preferences
Tap > Settings > Accessibility to set the text scaling and the webpage zoom.Google Assistant
Google Assistant on your Tablet
Lenovo Smart Tab M8 includes Google Assistant integration for supported languages.
Set up Google Assistant
To open the Google Assistant, touch and hold the Home button, tap “Sign In”, and follow the on-screen
prompts to set up the Google Assistant. Say “OK Google” and “Hey Google” when prompted to teach the
Google Assistant to recognize your voice and complete the setup process.
Google Assistant’s Ambient Mode
Make sure your device connected with the Internet and signed with the Google account. When you under
screen off/locked screen, put the tablet into the cradle, there will be a notification pop up. Tap this notification
either on locked screen or notification center to set up Ambient Mode.
How to use Google Assistant’s Ambient ModeYou can enable Google Assistant’s Ambient Mode by going to Google App > More > Settings > Google
Assistant > Assistant > Tablet to enable Ambient Mode.
Google Assistant`s Ambient Mode will turn your tablet into a digital photo frame, easily control music and
smart home devices, and quickly access your most important updates while your tablet is putting into the
cradle. Google will release more features for Ambient Mode over time.
*The Google Assistant requires an internet connection and may not be available in all countries and
For more information about the Google Assistant including supported languages and changing or
adding languages, go to http://support.google.com/assistant/answer/7394513.
You also can go to http://support.lenovo.com for the current list of languages that Ambient Mode
You can send and receive emails if your device is connected to a wireless network.
To access the Gmail app, go to Gmail.
Setting up a Gmail account
You can sign into Gmail if you have a Gmail account. If not, you will need to create a Gmail
account. You can also sign in with email accounts provided by other companies.
Using Gmail
After setting up your gmail account, you can use the Gmail app to send and receive emails.Maps
You need to select the following settings before you can use Maps.
Go to Settings > Security & location > Location and enable location access for Google apps.
Finding a location
Type the address that you want to find, then press Search here.
You can also tap to speak the address you want to search for.
Current location
Tap to see your current location.
Planning a route
Tap and type in “Your location” and “Choose destination”, or just choose the starting point as
“Your location”.
Choose the travel mode: by car, by bus, by bike or on foot.Sync
You can transfer data between your device and computer such as music, pictures, videos,
documents, Android application package (APK) files, and so on.
Connecting your device to your computer
Connect your device and computer using a USB cable.
Slide down from the top of the screen. You will see “Charging this device via USB” in the
notifications bar.
Tap Charging this device via USB to view other options.
Selecting the computer connection mode
You can select one of the following options:
File transfer: Select this mode if you want to transfer media files such as photos, videos, and
ringtones between your tablet and computer.
PTP: Select this mode if you only want to transfer only photos and videos between your tablet
and computer.
No data transfer: Select this mode if you only want to charge the machine.
MIDI: Select this mode if you want MIDI-enabled apps on your device to work with MIDI software
on the computer.USB tethering: Choose this mode if you want to provide the network to other devices via a data
Setting the language
1. Go to Settings > System > Languages & input > Languages > Add a language.
2. Select the language that you want to add.
3. Press and hold to drag the added language to the first line.
Setting screen lock
Go to Settings > Security & location > Screen lock, and select screen lock mode.
Setting sound
Go to Settings > Sound. Here you can set the ringtone, default notification sound, default alarm
sound, and so on. You can also set the ringing volume.
Setting face recognition
Go to Settings > Security & location > Face-recognition, follow the on-screen instructions to set
up your device.
Battery protection mode
Battery protection mode protects the battery from being overly charged. Being overly charged
exposes the battery to high temperatures and high voltage that may cause it to age faster. When
the tablets are plugged, the battery protection will keep the power level of the tablets between 40%
and 60%.
Go to Settings > Battery > Battery Protection mode to turn on the battery protection mode.
Factory reset
Factory reset will erase all data from your tablet`s internal storage. Please back up important data
on the device before resetting your tablet. Go to Settings > System > Reset options > Erase all
data (factory reset), then tap RESET TABLET to reset to the manufacturer`s default settings.
Important safety and handling information
To avoid personal injury, property damage, or accidental damage to the product, read all of the
information in this section before using the product. For additional tips to help you operate your
device safely, go to http://www.lenovo.com/safety.
Handle your device with care
Do not drop, bend, or puncture your device; do not insert foreign objects into or place heavy
objects on your device. Sensitive components inside might become damaged.
Your device screen is made of glass. The glass might break if the device is dropped on a hard
surface, is subjected to a high impact, or is crushed by a heavy object. If the glass chips or cracks,
do not touch the broken glass or attempt to remove it from the device. Stop using the device
immediately and contact Lenovo technical support for repair, replacement, or disposal information.
When using your device, keep it away from hot or high-voltage environments, such as electrical
appliances, electrical heating equipment, or electrical cooking equipment. Use your device only in
the temperature range of 0°C (32°F) to 40°C (104°F) (storage -20°C (-4°F) to 60°C (140°F)) to
avoid damage.
Don`t expose your device to water, rain, extreme humidity, sweat or other liquids.
Do not disassemble or modify your device
Your device is a sealed unit. There are no end-user serviceable parts inside. All internal repairs
must be done by a Lenovo-authorized repair facility or a Lenovo-authorized technician. Attempting
to open or modify your device will void the warranty.
Built-in rechargeable battery notice
Do not attempt to replace the internal rechargeable lithium ion battery. There is risk of explosion if
the battery is replaced with an incorrect type. Contact Lenovo Support for replacement.
Plastic bag notice
Plastic bags can be dangerous. Keep plastic bags away from babies and children to avoid
danger of suffocation.
Adapter information
Prevent your device and AC adapter from getting wet.
Do not immerse your device in water or leave your device in a location where it can come into
contact with water or other liquids.
Use approved charging methods only.
Note: Please only use standard Lenovo power adapters. The use of third-party power adapters
will affect the charging speed, resulting in abnormal charging and potential damage to the
Connect a standard power adapter to a suitable power outlet.Use a standard data cable to connect the device to a PC or a device that complies with USB
2.0 or higher.
Charging devices might become warm during normal use. Ensure that you have adequate
ventilation around the charging device. Unplug the charging device if any of the following occurs:
The charging device has been exposed to rain, liquid, or excessive moisture.
The charging device shows signs of physical damage.
You want to clean the charging device.
Lenovo is not responsible for the performance or safety of products not manufactured or
approved by Lenovo. Use only approved Lenovo ac adapters and batteries.
EU ErP (EcoDesign) Directive (2009/125/EC) – external power adapters (Regulation (EU)
Lenovo products are designed to work with a range of compatible power adapters. Access
https://www.lenovo.com/us/en/compliance/eu-doc to view the compatible power adapters. For the
detailed power adapter specifications for your device, go to https://support.lenovo.com.
Caution about high volume usage
Warning: exposure to loud noise from any source for extended periods of time may affect your
hearing. The louder the sound, the less time is required before your hearing could be affected. To
protect your hearing:
Limit the amount of time you use headsets or headphones at high volume.
Avoid turning up the volume to block out noisy surroundings.
Turn the volume down if you can’t hear people speaking near you.
If you experience hearing discomfort, including the sensation of pressure or fullness in your ears,
ringing in your ears or muffled speech, you should stop listening to the device through your headset
or headphones and have your hearing checked.
To prevent possible hearing damage, do not listen at high volume levels for long periods.
Take care when using your device in a motor vehicle or on a bicycle
Always prioritize your safety and the safety of others. Follow the law. Local laws and regulations
might govern how you can use mobile electronic devices, such as your device, while you drive a
motor vehicle or ride a bicycle.
Dispose according to local laws and regulations
When your device reaches the end of its useful life, do not crush, incinerate, immerse in water, or
dispose of your device in any manner contrary to local laws and regulations. Some internal parts
contain substances that can explode, leak, or have an adverse environmental effects if disposed of
See “Recycling and environmental information” for additional information.
Keep your device and accessories away from small children
Your device contains small parts that can be a choking hazard to small children. Additionally, the
glass screen can break or crack if dropped on or thrown against a hard surface.
Protect your data and software
Do not delete unknown files or change the name of files or directories that were not created by you;
otherwise, your device software might fail to work.
Be aware that accessing network resources can leave your device vulnerable to computer viruses,hackers, spyware, and other malicious activities that might damage your device, software, or data.
It is your responsibility to ensure that you have adequate protection in the form of firewalls,
antivirus software, and anti-spyware software and keep such software up to date.
Keep electrical appliances away from your device. These include electric fans, radios, high-powered
speakers, air-conditioners, and microwave ovens. The strong magnetic fields generated by
electrical appliances can damage the screen and the data on the device.
Be aware of heat generated by your device
When your device is turned on or the battery is charging, some parts might become hot. The
temperature that they reach depends on the amount of system activity and the battery charge level.
Extended contact with your body, even through clothing, could cause discomfort or even a skin
burn. Avoid keeping your hands, your lap, or any other part of your body in contact with a hot
section of the device for any extended time.
Electronic emission notices
FCC Compliance Statement
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device,
pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can
radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions,
may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off
and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is
Consult an authorized dealer or service representative for help.
Lenovo is not responsible for any radio or television interference caused by unauthorized changes
or modifications to this equipment. Unauthorized changes or modifications could void the user’s
authority to operate the equipment.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two
conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any
interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Responsible Party:
Lenovo (United States) Incorporated
1009 Think Place – Building One
Morrisville, NC 27560
Telephone: 1-919-294-5900
ISED Caution
This device complies with Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada license-exempt
RSS standard(s). Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) This device may not cause interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired
operation of the device.Le présent appareil est conforme aux CNR d`Industrie Canada applicables aux appareils radio
exempts de licence. L`exploitation est autorisée aux deux conditions suivantes:
(1) l`appareil ne doit pas produire de brouillage, et
(2) l`utilisateur de l`appareil doit accepter tout brouillage radioélectrique subi, même si le brouillage
est susceptible d`en compromettre le fonctionnement.
Japanese VCCI Class B statement
この装置は、クラスB 情報 技 術装置です。この装置は、家庭環 境 で使用することを目的としていますが、こ
の装置がラジオやテレビジョン受信 機 に近接して使用されると、受信障害を引き 起 こすことがあります。 取
Japan compliance statement for products that connect to power mains rated at less than or equal to
20A per phase
日本の定格電流が 20A/ 相 以下の 機 器に対する 高 調波電流 規 制
高 調波電流 規 格 JIS C 61000-3-2 適合品
Environmental, recycling, and disposal information
General recycling statement
Lenovo encourages owners of information technology (IT) equipment to responsibly recycle their
equipment when it is no longer needed. Lenovo offers a variety of programs and services to assist
equipment owners in recycling their IT products. For information on recycling Lenovo products, go
to http://www.lenovo.com/recycling.
Important battery and WEEE information
Batteries and electrical and electronic equipment marked with the symbol of a crossed-out wheeled
bin may not be disposed as unsorted municipal waste. Batteries and waste of electrical and
electronic equipment (WEEE) shall be treated separately using the collection framework available to
customers for the return, recycling, and treatment of batteries and WEEE. When possible, remove
and isolate batteries from WEEE prior to placing WEEE in the waste collection stream. Batteries
are to be collected separately using the framework available for the return, recycling, and treatment
of batteries and accumulators.
Country-specific information is available at http://www.lenovo.com/recycling.
Battery recycling information for Brazil
Declarações de Reciclagem no Brasil
Descarte de um Produto Lenovo Fora de Uso Equipamentos elétricos e eletrônicos não devem ser
descartados em lixo comum, mas enviados à pontos de coleta, autorizados pelo fabricante do
produto para que sejam encaminhados e processados por empresas especializadas no manuseio
de resíduos industriais, devidamente certificadas pelos orgãos ambientais, de acordo com a
legislação local. A Lenovo possui um canal específico para auxiliá-lo no descarte desses produtos.
Caso você possua um produto Lenovo em situação de descarte, ligue para o nosso SAC ou
encaminhe um e-mail para: reciclar@lenovo.com, informando o modelo, número de série e cidade,
a fim de enviarmos as instruções para o correto descarte do seu produto Lenovo.
Recycling information for Japan
Recycling and disposal information for Japan is available at http://www.lenovo.com/recycling/japan.
Recycling information for India
Recycling and disposal information for India is available at
http://www.lenovo.com/social_responsibility/us/en/sustainability/ptb_india.html.Battery recycling marks
The battery recycling information of Taiwan
Battery recycling information for the United States and Canada
Battery recycling information for the European Union
ENERGY STAR model information
ENERGY STAR® is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S.
Department of Energy aimed at saving money and protecting the environment through energy
efficient products and practices.
Lenovo is proud to offer our customers products with the ENERGY STAR qualified designation. You
might find an ENERGY STAR mark affixed on the computer or displayed on the power settings
interface. Lenovo tablets of the following model name, if carry an ENERGY STAR mark, have been
designed and tested to conform to the ENERGY STAR program requirements for tablets.
Lenovo TB-8505FS
Lenovo TB-8505XS
By using ENERGY STAR qualified products and taking advantage of the power-management
features of the tablet, you can help reduce the consumption of electricity. Reduced electrical
consumption can contribute to potential financial savings, a cleaner environment, and the reduction
of greenhouse gas emissions.
For more information about ENERGY STAR, go to http://www.energystar.gov.
Export classification notice
This product is subject to the United States Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and has an
Export Classification Control Number (ECCN) of 5A992.c. It can be re-exported except to any of the
embargoed countries in the EAR E1 country list.
Insufficient memory prompt appears during app installationPlease free up some memory and try to install again.
The touch screen does not work or is not sensitive
Please press and hold the On/Off button for more than 10 seconds until the device turns off. Then
switch it on again in normal way.
Device does not power on or system crashes
Please charge the battery for half an hour and then press and hold the On/Off button for more than
10 seconds until the device turns off. Then switch it on again in normal way.
The device cannot access the internet via a wireless network
Restart the wireless router or go to Settings and restart WLAN.
The device cannot wake up from sleep mode
Please press and hold the On/Off button for more than 10 seconds until the device turns off. Then
switch it on again in normal way.

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