Pocketbook – Touch HD – User Manual

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Firmware 5.16Table of Contents
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS …………………………………….. 6
APPEARANCE ……………………………………………….. 11
GETTING STARTED ………………………………………… 13
Charging Battery 13
Device management 15
Main menu overview 16
Gestures 18
Working with On-Screen Keyboard 19
Frontlight 21
Connecting to the Internet 21
Inserting Micro SD Card 24APPLICATIONS ……………………………………………… 25
Book Store 26
Browser 26
Standard Apps 28
Calendar & Clock 28
Calculator 28
Scribble 29
Gallery 30
Audio-player 31
Games 33
Klondike 33
Sudoku 33
Chess 33
Interactive Apps 34
RSS News 34
PocketBook Sync 35
Dropbox PocketBook 38
Send-to-PocketBook 40READING BOOKS …………………………………………… 45
Gestures in Reading Mode 46
Reading Menu 47
Social networks & ReadRate 48
Contents 53
Bookmarks 54
Dictionary 55
Notes 56
Text-to-Speech (voice) 57
Reading settings 58
Following Links 62
Loading Files 62
Library 68
PocketBook Cloud 71
SETTINGS …………………………………………………….. 77
Wi-fi 77
Accounts and Synchronization 78
Personalize 84Languages 85
Date/Time 86
Saving Battery 86
Maintenance 87
Software 89
About Device 90
FIRMWARE UPDATE ………………………………………. 91
TROUBLESHOOTING ………………………………………. 94
CUSTOMER SUPPORT …………………………………….. 96
Before start working with the Device, please, read this section
carefully. Following these instructions will help you ensure your
safety and extend service life of the Device.
Storage, Carriage and Usage Conditions
Device operating temperature range is 0°C to 40°C, so don’t ex-
pose the Device to excessively high or low temperatures. Never
leave cables near heat sources. Heated cables or their insulation
may become deformed or damaged, which could lead to fire or
electric shock.
Try to avoid next impacts:
Direct flame
or smoke
Liquids or
Strong electro-
magnetic fields
UV electromag-
netic radiation
Excessive mechani-
cal pressureSafety Srecautions 7
Do not leave the Device for a long time in poorly venti-
lated environment, e.g. in a car or in closed tight boxes/
Neither drop nor try to bend the Device.
Srotect the screen from objects that may scratch or
damage it. To ensure adequate protection of the screen,
we recommend storing the Device in a protective and/or
hard cover.
Keep away from children.
Do not disassemble or modify the book reader.
Do not use the Device with a damaged battery or charger (bro-
ken case, poor contact, broken feed cable). If the battery is dam-
aged (cracked case, leakage of electrolyte, off-shape etc.) it should
be replaced by the authorized personnel. Usage of home-made Safety Srecautions 8
or modified batteries may cause an explosion and/or damage the
Do not use organic or inorganic solvents (e.g. benzoyl etc.) to
clean the screen/case.
Use a soft cloth to remove dust from the Device’s surface. Apply
a few drops of distilled water to remove dirt.
Up to five faulty pixels are acceptable in the screen and do not
constitute a warrantable defect of the screen.
If the device has not been used for a long time, the battery charge
indicator may not work when the charger is connected. In this
case, connect the charger, let the device charge for 1 hour, then
disconnect and reconnect the charging device or USB cable. The
device can then be used as normal.
To prevent possible hearing damage, do not listen at
high volume levels for long periods. Safety Srecautions 9
By the end of product guarantee term, please contact the near-
est authorized service facility for examination on the subject of
security is maintained.
For detailed information about service centres in your region
please visit the official website of S ocketBook International: http://
RF Safety
The Device receives and transmits radio frequencies and may in-
terfere with radio communications and other electronic equip-
ment. If you use personal medical Devices (e.g. a pacemaker or
hearing aid) please contact your doctor or the manufacturer to
learn whether or not such medical devices are protected against
external RF signals.
Do not use wireless communication in places where it is prohib-
ited, e.g. onboard a plane and in hospitals — this may affect air-
borne avionics or medical equipment.Safety Srecautions 10
Incorrect disposal of this Device may have adverse im-
pacts on the environment and public health. To prevent
such consequences follow the device-specific disposal
requirements. Recycling of these materials helps pre-
serve natural resources. For more information regarding recycling
issues please contact local municipal authorities, your domestic
waste collection service, store where you purchased the Device, or
the authorized service centre.
Disposal of electric and electronic components (the Directive is ap-
plicable to the EU and other European countries where separate
waste disposal systems exist). In other countries dispose batteries
accordingly to local laws.
Do not destroy the battery by burning it to avoid the danger of
1. Home – return to Main menu;

2. Backward – in reading mode turns
page backward; in navigation mode –
goes to the previous menu or page of
the list;

3. Forward – turns page forward;

4. Menu – open context menu (if avail-
able). Continuous press switches the
frontlight on/off (See Frontlight section
of the manual);
5. Micro-USB – connect the Device to
a SC or charge using USB-cable;

6. 3.5 mm audio jack;

7. MicroSD slot – to install external mi-
croSD/SDHC card (up to 32 GB);

8. Reset;

9. On/Off (power button) – continu-
ous press turns the Device on/off.
NOTE You can configure key mapping to your own in Settings > Personalize > Key map-
ping. Navigation and page turning buttons mapping depends on screen orientation.Technical Specifications
6” E Ink Carta capacitive multi-sensor
1072×1448 display, 300 dpi, B&W
Frontlight Yes
CPU Freescale i.MX6 Solo Light
RAM 512MB (DDR3)
Storage 8 GB *
Operating system Linux®
Wi-Fi (b/g/n)
Battery Li-Sol, 1500 mAh **
Memory slot microSD/SDHC up to 32 GB
Audio output 3.5 mm earphones jack
Book formats
SDF, ESUB (including DRM-protected);
Image formats JSEG, BMS, SNG, TIFF
Audio format MS3
Dimensions 113,5 x 175 x 9 mm
Weight 180 g
* The actual available internal storage size may vary depending on the software
configuration of your device.
** Battery life and values mentioned above might vary depending on usage mode,
connectivity and settings.Getting Started
In this chapter you will learn how to prepare the Device to
work and about its main control features.
To extend battery lifetime, it’s recommended to charge the
Device for the first time from 8 to 12 hours.
You can charge the battery from (1) SC using USB-cable or
from (2) the power line using a charger (optional).
1 2Getting Started 14
To charge the battery for the first time , do the following:
• Connect the Device to a computer or charger with
USB-cable. The device will turn on as soon as charging
• When the battery is fully charged, you can discon-
nect the cable from the Device which is ready for usage.
If the Device is on when you connect the cable to SC, a
dialog window asking to select action – PC link or Charge –
will appear. Charging starts only if the appropriate mode
was selected.Getting Started 15
Turn on
Sress On/Off button. When the Device is ready to operate, Main
menu or last opened book will appear, depending on settings.
Turn off
Sress and hold On/Off button for about two seconds until the
Device goes off.
You can lock your Device in three ways:
1. Sress On/Off button.
2. Invoke Task Manager. Touch icon to block your
3. You can set automatic key lock or power off: go to
Settings > Saving Power > Power off after or Lock device after, and
set the idle time before power off or locking Device.
Unlock Sress On/Off button.
In case if your Device ‘freezes’ (don’t respond to keys presses or
screen touches, you must give the device time (up to 30 seconds)
to process commands. If it does not help, you can restart it by
pressing Restart button.
You can invoke Task Manager in two ways:
• by touching at the notification bar icon;
• by continuous press on the Home button.
Task Manager gives quick access to some Device control features:
• close running applications: press against an
application in the list.
• Lock Device. To unlock, press On/Off button.
• Open wireless connections list.
• Take a screenshot.
• Turn off the Device.Getting Started 16
Slide down to open a
Notification panel
Touch to open Calendar
‘Recent Books’ is a
list of recently
opened books
Last downloaded books
Slide up to open an
Application panelGetting Started 17
Notification panel
Touch or slide down the icon to open a Notifica –
tion panel.
NOTE: You can open Notification panel also pressing a Menu button.
Notification panel gives an easy access to configuration of
Wi-Fi and Frontlight, Sync of network services, Task man-
ager, device Settings and Search.
Also the news on ReadRate are displayed on it.
NOTE: To see the ReadRate news, please, authorize to the service
first. Go Settings > Accounts and Synchronization > ReadRate and
Log in the service.Getting Started 18
CAUTION! Touch screen of the Device is sensitive enough and is a
fragile detail. To avoid its damage, please, touch it carefully while
controlling the Device with gestures.
Opens an element (book, file, folder application or
menu item).
Touch & hold
Opens context menu of an element (if available).
Turns pages of a book or a list; moves an image:
slide your finger across the screen.Getting Started 19
Scrolls lists: move your finger across the screen
Changes the image scale: place two fingers
on a screen and pinch them together to
zoom out or spread them apart to zoom in.
On-screen keyboard is used when it’s necessary to enter
text information, for example, for search or network con-
nection credentials.
To type a symbol, press a key.
To switch to another input language, press the current
language button. To add the language to the on-screen Getting Started 20
keyboard layout go to Settings > Languages > Keyboard
1. Change case;
2. Enter the typed text;
3. Close the on-screen keyboard;
4. Erase last typed symbol;
5. Change input language.
As you type a password (e.g. Wi-Fi credentials) icon
will appear on a text field. Touch it to see typed symbols.Getting Started 21
The Device can be connected to the Internet using
Wi-Fi networks. When you open an application that re-
quires an Internet connection (eg, Browser or BookStore)
Wi-Fi connection is established automatically. If a known
network is not available, the list of available wireless con-
nections opens. If the network to which you want to con-
nect is secured, enter the network password using the on-
screen keyboard.
To turn on/off the frontlight, press and hold the Menu but-
ton for 1 second.
Also you can adjust the frontlight level using the slider in
the notification bar.
Min MaxGetting Started 22
Also, Wi-Fi connection can be enabled/disabled by clicking
the icon on the notification panel. If a known network
is available, the connection is established automatically,
otherwise – opens a list of available networks.
Advanced Settings
If it is needed to configure network settings manually se –
lect Settings > Wi-Fi, go to the selected network and click
More… at the bottom of the screen:
• You can change IP address configuration :
• DHCP — get IS address automatically (if DHCS
server is configured);
• Manual (for skilled users) — enter networks
parameters manually from the on-screen keyboard.
• If the network you need to connect to has a proxy
server, you can specify its parameters in Proxy configura –
tion section.Getting Started 23
Connection to a hidden network
1. Select Settings > Wi-Fi
2. Open Connection to a hidden network and enter
its SSID from the on-screen keyboard in the Network name
(SSID) field.
3. Select security type in the corresponding list:
• None – for an open network;
• Simple (WEP) – after you select this option, you
will need to specify WEP Authentication type – Open
System or Shared Key either.
• WPA/WPA2 PSK – you will need to enter net-
work key (up to 64 symbols).
4. To check network configuration and connect to a
network, return to the Connection to hidden network sec-
tion and press Connect.Getting Started 24
The Device already has 8 GB of internal storage, but you
can extend it by using micro SD card (up to 32 GB). Insert
it to the slot, like it is shown on a figure, and slightly push
until card will be fixed.
To eject the card, slightly press on its edge until it will be
unfixed, and pull it to get.
ATTENTION! If your SD card get stuck, do not try to eject it by
yourself and immediately call Customer Support.Applications
In this chapter you will learn about applications wich are
preinstalled on your Device.
There is three apps which is brought out to the main menu:
• Library;
• BookStore;
• Browser.
The rest of the apps are available at the application bar. To
invoke it touch the icon at the main menu.Applications 26
Library is e-books file manager, which allows to group,
sort, change appearance of the section and perform
search. Read more about this app at Library.
Book Store application provides quick and convenient
licensed content download from Book Store portal
to your Device. The internet connection must be active.
This is an application for viewing web-pages. As you start
Browser, you are suggested to connect to one of available
wireless networks.
To enter website address, touch address bar, type an ad-
dress from on-screen keyboard appeared and press Enter. Applications 27
To follow a link, just touch it. If a web-page doesn’t fit a
screen, you can scroll it: place your finger on the screen
and move a page. Also, you can change scale of a web-
page using zooming gestures (pinch or spread two fingers).
Hardware buttons / are used to scroll page vertically:
scrolls down and scrolls up, respectively.
From browser menu you can view history of visited web-
sites, downloads, favorites, adjust scale of displaying Applications 28
Engineering calculator supports a wide range of
mathematical operations, such as different numeric systems,
trigonometric, logarithm, power and logical operations.
Calendar & Clock
Opens current month calendar and clock. Navigation /
allows turning over a calendar. The button returns you
to the current month. Read about date and time setting in
Date/Time manual’s chapter.
web-pages, rotate a screen and configure the browser
from Settings section. Under Settings you can clear history
and cookies, disable/enable JavaScript and loading images.
To exit Browser, touch the corresponding item in browser
menu.Applications 29
Application for drawing. To select the drawing tool, use
the application control panel:
Text: select the position and size of the text box. Text is
entered with the on-screen keyboard;
Font: change font and its size;
Sencil: a tool for drawing thin lines;
Marker: a tool for drawing thick lines;
Eraser: a tool for removing lines and text;
Back: cancel the last operation;
Current drawing/total number of drawings: change
the current drawing;
New: start new drawing;
Delete drawing;
Exit application.Applications 30
To save a picture, touch icon. The current picture will be
saved to the My Pictures folder in the root folder of the Device.
In addition, Scribble application is used for editing graphic notes.
Opens Library in the mode of viewing images (downloaded
to the folder Gallery). The opened photo is displayed in a full-
screen mode. To set a photo as Power-off Logo, to Rotate
or view Information about it, touch the full-screen image to
switch to the editing mode and press menu sign in the right
top corner of the screen. In the editing mode you can zoom a
photo by zooming gestures and set the selected area as a logo.Applications 31
Music player for playing .mp3 media files.
Repeat once Shuffle Normal
Previous Next
+ –
Close Collapse Application
Progress bar PlaylistApplications 32
In the Application menu you can add
audio files and folders with audio to the
playlist, rearrange tracks, and save or
clear playlist.
By means of the context menu, opened
with a long press on the track, you can
perform the following operations: view
info about track, add to queue, or remove
the file from the list.Applications 33
Classic solitaire.
Sopular Japanese puzzle. Sress on an empty cell to select
it. After that you can input in the selected cell the digit
you think should be in the cell or set labels — digits that
you suggest may be in the cell. Digits and labels should be
chosen from the bottom selection panel.
You can play versus your friend or the Device. If you are
playing against the Device, you can select 10 difficulty
levels.Applications 34
RSS News
Application for adding and reading RSS feeds. To add RSS
news feeds, open RSS setup. Select the Add RSS feed op-
tion. Enter the feed address using the on-screen keyboard.
To delete the feed, select it, open the context menu and
select Delete command or press the Recycle bin icon .
To edit the feed, select it, open the context menu and se-
lect Edit name or Edit URL command. Edit the RSS feed
name or address using the on-screen keyboard.
To update feed, select Update in the application menu.
Updated content is added to the file with .hrss extension,
and the file will be accessible for reading after updating.
The news downloading status is displayed while updating.
After the update file is available for reading off-line using
the browser.Applications 35
To read latest feeds, select Read the latest news option in
the application’s menu. The latest downloaded RSS feed
updates open in browser.
News Archive: by selecting this option you can choose to
read the previously stored updating RSS feeds.
PocketBook Sync
PocketBook Sync service allows you to download all books,
chosen on the book store, directly to your Device (or even
to several devices).
PocketBook Sync is convenient because you can choose files
from the store in advance and then download them on your
Device in any time convenient for you.
NOTE: For correct work of SocketBook Sync time and date on the De-
vice should be adjusted properly (Settings > Date/time).Applications 36
To use PocketBook Sync you need to perform several sim-
ple steps:
1. Register at the portal Book Store. (For example,
at the portal www.bookland.com you need to add your
Device to your account by entering a serial nuvber of the
Device on the site).
2. Authorize in PocketBook Sync. Do the following:
• launch the SocketBook Sync application and
choose Authorize, or choose Login item in SocketBook
Sync Settings (Settings > Accounts and Synchronization >
PocketBook Sync). If Wi-Fi connection has not been acti-
vated, the Device will generate a connection request).
• choose the store, where you are registered, from
the list of content providers, and enter your account data.
Choosing and Sending Content to Your Device
Choose the books on the Book Store and send
them to the Device. (For example, in the Book Store Applications 37
www.bookland.com you need to choose content in the
Items section and press Send to PocketBook).
Downloading Content on the Device
Turn on Wi-Fi connection on your Device or choose Up-
date in SocketBook Sync application (if Wi-Fi connection
has not been activated, the Device will generate the con-
nection request).
If Automatic connection is chosen in SocketBook
Sync settings, Wi-Fi will be activated automatical-
ly every half an hour for checking new links (if the
Device is not powered off/not in sleeping mode).
The list of downloads will be automatically loaded to the
queue after successful setting connection.
If Automatic download is chosen in SocketBook Sync set-
tings, the download will start automatically. If By request
is chosen in SocketBook Sync settings, then a list of titles
prepared for download to the Device will be displayed in Applications 38
the In queue section. You need to select one, several or all
items in the list and choose Download (you can also delete
undesirable links by choosing Delete).
You will see downloading and downloaded files in the
Downloads section. Downloaded files are moved to the
Download folder, location of which is defined in the S ock-
etBook Sync settings (Downloads folder by default). The
downloaded file is displayed on the wall of Last events of
the Main Menu.
Dropbox PocketBook
DropBox application allows to download files, added to
Dropbox from any computer or any Device with installed
Dropbox app or from the Dropbox website, to your Device.
And you do not need to install anything to your Socket-
Book, it is enough to authorize in the service.
How to start using
1. Register in the Dropbox service (www.dropbox.com);Applications 39
2. Input your Dropbox account data (email address
and password) on your SocketBook Device in the section
Settings > Accounts and Synchronization > Dropbox > Log-
in to authorize Dropbox. (The Wi-Fi connection should be
on, otherwise you will be asked to turn it on);
3. After successful authorization, the Dropbox Pock-
etBook sync folder will be created in the Library of the De-
vice. The Application > Dropbox PocketBook directory will
show up in your Dropbox account, and after synchroniza-
tion it will be available from other devices with Dropbox.
NOTE The application on your device will have access only to files
in the Application > Dropbox PocketBook folder on the server
How to synchronize
1. Files, added to the directory Application > Drop-
box PocketBook on the server and to the sync folder on
your Device, will be automatically synchronized when the
internet connection is on.Applications 40
2. All synchronized files will be downloaded to the
sync folder in the Library (by default, Dropbox PocketBook
is the sync folder, but you can change it in Settings > Ac-
counts and Synchronization > Dropbox > Sync folder).
1. To synchronize all content in sync folders, in Set-
tings choose ‘Accounts and Synchronization > Dropbox >
Synchronize files now’ , or in the Library choose ‘Synchro-
nize files now’ in the context menu of the sync folder.
2. After synchronization all obtained files will be also
available in the sync folder in the Library on the Device.
The application allows to send files to the email address of
your Device. Sent books will be automatically downloaded
to your Device, if the Wi-Fi is turned on.Applications 41
How to start using
1. Register for the Send-to-SocketBook service, for
this purpose do the following:
• Launch application:
• from the Applications > Send-to-PocketBook section;
• or from Settings > Accounts and Synchroniza-
tion > Send-to-PocketBook.
NOTE: The Wi-Fi connection should be on, otherwise you will be
asked to turn it on.
• In the opened wizard enter your contact email ad-
dress and password.
• The email with the activation link will be sent to the
specified address. Follow this link to receive the email address
of your Device (for example, username@pbsync.com).
NOTE: The contact email address is used only for the authoriza-
tion of the application, and the service address of the Device Applications 42
username@pbsync.com is used for sending books to it, if you want
them to be downloaded to your Device.
2. After activation update the registration wizard on
the Device. After that all applications features will be avail-
able for you, and the download folder for received books
will be created in the library — Send to PocketBook.
How to get files
1. Files, sent to the service email address of your Device,
will be automatically downloaded to the download folder in
the Device Library, when the internet connection is on. Down-
load folder is available after authorization from the locations:
• Applications > Send-to-PocketBook;
• Settings > Accounts and synchronizations > Send-
to-PocketBook > Go to folder of the context menu of the
Download folder;
• Library > Send-to-PocketBook.Applications 43
2. By default, ‘Send-to-PocketBook’ is the download
folder, but you can change it at registration or in the Set-
tings > Accounts and synchronization > Send-to-Pocket-
Book > Download folder section.
To update the content of the download folder, in Settings
choose Accounts and synchronization > Send-to-Pocket-
Book > Receive files now or in Library choose Receive files
now in the context menu of the download folder.
Received files will be also available in the download folder
in the Library of the Device.
The list of trusted senders
Documents can be downloaded on the Device, if they are
sent from the address, contained in the ‘white list’ (a list of
the trusted senders).Applications 44
The address, specified at registration, is contained in the
list by default.
If the mail is sent to your Device from the unknown ad-
dress, you will receive the letter with a proposal to add a
sender to the ‘white list’. After your confirmation you will
receive files from the added address to your Device. Thus,
spam won’t get on the Device.Reading Books
In this chapter you will learn how to read e-books and con-
figure reader software for the most comfortable reading.
The Device supports next book formats: SDF, ESUB (includ-
ing Adobe DRM-protected); FB2, FB2.ZIS, DOC, DOCX, TXT,
To open a book, touch its icon on Recent Books or Library
section. If you opened a book before, it will be opened at
the page you’ve finished reading. In some book formats
(e.g. fb2 or eSub) after opening a book reader application
will count pages – this is indicated with ‘…’ sign instead of
a page count in a status bar. During page calculation some
features will not be available.
To bring up reading menu, touch the center of the screen
or press Menu button.Reading Books 46
Close book;
Make a bookmark;
Turn pages forward;
Turn pages backward;
Pressing in the center
of the screen evokes
the Reading Menu
Page turning ScalingReading Books 47
Book name: touch to
see the book info or
open ReadRate menu
Pull the slider to turn pages or touch
the page number to input the digits of
needed page
Open ReadRate
READING MENUReading Books 48
Now you will be able to take advantages of social net-
works on your Socketbook: share quotations from books,
add comments, tell what you are reading or have read,
like or don’t like. ReadRate also allows you watching the
friends’ events and obtaining information about the most
popular books.
You need an Internet connection to send events to social
networks. To open the ReadRate menu, touch the icon
in the reading menu.Reading Books 49
Reading status and Book Rate
1. Touch one of the options (Now reading, Have read,
Plan to read, Recommend or Rate with stars from 1 to 5).
2. Enter data (E-mail and password) of one of your
accounts: in social networks or in the market Book Store.
3. In consequence there will be created the ReadRate
profile, you can link another social networks accounts to it.
After authorization the window appears:Reading Books 50
4. Select social networks, where you want to send
news: Facebook, Vkontakte, Odnoklassniki, Twitter – icons
of chosen networks will become hefted.
5. If the chosen social network wasn’t linked to the
ReadRate profile, you will be proposed to link them.
6. Confirm your choice by pressing OK.
All actions are displayed by default in your ReadRate profile
and in the news line of chosen social networks.
After activating Now reading, Have read or Plan to read
statuses, their icons become colored — , and .
1. Touch Recommend option.
2. After that the scenario Reading status and Book
Rate is performed, beginning from 2 item.Reading Books 51
3. Choose a friend from a list or enter user email to
send a recommendation to him/her.
4. Enter a comment and confirm sending by pressing
Share quotation
To share quotation from a book:
1. After continuous touch on the screen in the
opened book, creeper of text selection appear.
2. Select quotation and press Share icon .
3. After that the scenario Reading status and Book
Rate is performed, beginning from 2 item.Reading Books 52
4. All actions of your friends on ReadRate are dis-
played in Notification panel of your Device:
5. You can Delete or Open event. When you open it
all new friends’ actions on ReadRate will be displayed.
To delete your social networks accounts information for
ReadRate, go to Settings > Accounts and Synchroniza-
tion > ReadRate > Remove ReadRate authorization on your
If you want turn off temporarily the ReadRate functionality,
set Off in Settings > Accounts and Synchronization > Read-
Rate > ReadRate Status. After this operation all ReadRate
options becomes hidden and inactive.Reading Books 53
If a book has table of contents, you can open it by select-
ing the corresponding reading menu item.
Content section contains three insets:
• Sections (book’s chapters names);
• Bookmarks (made during reading);
• Notes (graphic or text).
If table of contents has more then one level, higher level entry
will be marked with ‘+’ sign – touch it to expand. ‘+’ sign will
be changed to ‘-‘ – touch it to collapse.
To open contents menu touch and hold your finger on the
screen or press key. Using the menu you can open con-
tents entry, edit or delete notes and bookmarks.
In addition, you can expand or collapse all the table of
contents entries.Reading Books 54
To create a bookmark, touch right top corner of the screen.
A dog ear mark will appear. To delete a bookmark, touch
this mark again and confirm deletion.
Also you can add/remove bookmarks by selecting the cor-
responding reading menu item. All the bookmarks are dis-
played in book contents.Reading Books 55
On-screen keyboard
for typing text for
Fix this window to
the top/bottom of
the screen
Touch and hold a word to open a panel allowing you to
search for translation using one of installed dictionaries or
find a word in Google. Also after selecting Dictionary item,
a window with dictionary entry of a selected word appears.
Next tools are available:Reading Books 56
NOTE Handwritten notes are not available for DjVu books.
After you will enter Notes, a tooltip window will appear.
All notes are visible from section Notes at Application panel.
Notes allows you to save favorite book fragments and
make handwritten records directly in the text. All the notes
will be displayed in book’s table of contents. To enter notes
mode, select Note reading menu section.Reading Books 57
Text-to-Speech (TTS) software is designed to transform text
into speech.
To start TTS, open reading menu and select Voice. TTS con-
trol panel will appear:
Srogress bar indicates a fragment read currently, pages are
turned automatically as you listen.
Initially there are 3 TTS packages are installed on the Device.
Select voice package Slay/Sause Volume ExitReading Books 58
You can customize the display of books depending on your
Text Format Books
In text format books (TXT, FB2, DOC etc.) there are options
to configure reader software: font, font size, line spacing,
page margins width, hyphenations (on/off), encoding.
NOTE: You can change font size using the scaling gesture: pinch
two fingers together to reduce font size and spread fingers apart
to enlarge.
Line spacing Page margins widthReading Books 59
PDF & DjVu
You can change only the whole page scale only (except
Reflow mode for SDF).
Sinch two fingers together to zoom out or spread them
apart to zoom in or slide a finger upwards the right
side of screen to zoom in or downwards – to zoom out,
Under Mode reading menu section you can zoom pages or
select viewing mode:
1. Fit width – scaling page to the screen width;
2. Whole page – one page scaling;Reading Books 60
3. Columns – for reading books with columns. To
navigate the page use navigation buttons. A page will be
turned after bottom edge of the sheet reached;
4. Reflow – in this mode text is formatted to display
completely on the screen. Reflow mode is supported for
SDF books only. Some tables and pictures cannot be dis-
played in the Reflow mode;
5. Margins cropping – allows to decrease margins
width or heigth:
• off — turn off margins cropping;
• automatic — margins will be cropped automatically
• manual — move arrow buttons to set margins
width and heigth of margins.
6. Fullscreen mode – turn on or turn off the fullscreen
mode during reading:Reading Books 61
• pages — turn on or turn off pages numbering.
• status bar — turn on or turn off the display of sta-
tus bar during reading.
In books in ESUB format there are options to configure
reader software: font, font size,line spacing, page margins
width.Reading Books 62
Connect the Device to the SC using microUSB cable.
NOTE The Device should be kept on while transferring files.
You will be prompted to select USB mode: PC Link or
Charge either. Select PC Link. Operating system of com-
puter will detect Device’s storage as removable disk (if SD
To follow a footnote, internal or external link, touch to en-
ter links mode. To exit this mode, touch top left corner of
the screen.
If a link follows to a web-site, it will be opened with Device
built-in browser. To return to reading, press Exit in Browser
menu.Reading Books 63
card installed – as two ones). Now you can copy files to
the Device or SD card using Explorer or other file manager.
ATTENTION! After copying files safely remove the Device before
disconnect the cable!
Downloading protected e-books (Adobe DRM)
Registration at www.adobe.com is required to use e-books
in protected format (Sign in > Create an Adobe Account).
Download via *.acsm
1. Visit www.adobe.com via your browser;
NOTE: the current version of your browser on the Device does not
support Flash Slayer
2. Open Menu > Products > All products;
3. Follow the link Digital Editions in the alphabetical
index of products.Reading Books 64
4. Open Visit the sample eBook library at the bottom
of the page to enter the library;
5. Choose a book and click Download item.
6. A download window will appear on the screen.
The file name should contain the name of the book and
the file extension .acsm. Click Save.
7. After the file is saved on your SC, a link as URLLink.
acsm will appear.
NOTE: The same sequence of actions allows downloading a link to
a protected book from any online bookstore.
Do the following to open a protected (DRM) book on the
1. Copy the file of the link to a book ( *.acsm) to your
2. Find and open the file on your Device.
3. Follow the on-screen instructions to activate your
Device. To do this, use the on-screen keyboard to enter the
login and password of your account on www.adobe.com Reading Books 65
into the Device Activation form. Then you will be able to
download the book.
4. Download the book. After the download is com-
plete, a full version of the book will be available for reading
in the Digital Edition folder.
The downloaded book is protected (DRM) and cannot be
opened by a non-registered user.
Download books via PC
1. Open the Adobe Digital Editions application.
NOTE: When connecting your Device to SC for the first time, Ado-
be Digital Editions prompts you to activate the new device. Use
your registration data at www.adobe.com for this. If the Device is
not activated, it will be impossible to copy a book from SC to de-
vice using Adobe Digital Editions. If you have previously used reg-
istration data in a firmware version earlier than 2.0.4 in the device
for opening protected books then, when upgrading the software
version, you will have to enter registration data at www.adobe.Reading Books 66
com once more to open such books again. Authorization of Adobe
Digital Edition can be deleted in section Settings > Service > Delete
ADE authorization.
2. Select the Go to library view icon.
3. Click All items.
4. Choose a book and copy it to your Device.
Sync your device with network services
You can also upload files to the Device synchronizing de –
vice memory with personal accounts of network services –
PocketBook Sync, Send-to-PocketBook, PocketBook Cloud
and Dropbox.
Variant 1
• Open Settings > Accounts and Synchronization;
• Select the appropriate network service (Pocket-
Book Sync, Send-to-PocketBook, PocketBook Cloud or
• Select the synchronization option.Reading Books 67
Variant 2
• Open Library;
• Call up the context menu of a folder of the service
which you want to synchronize with your device;
• Select the synchronization option.
For detailed information about work with network services
see sections PocketBook Sync, Send-to-PocketBook, Pock-
etBook Cloud and Dropbox PocketBook. Read more about
configuring network services at the section Accounts and
Synchronization status can be viewed on the Notification
During uploading or downloading files an animated
icon displays at the status bar. Touch the icon to open
a window with the synchronization status of all services. Reading Books 68
The icon in the status bar changes to if the error oc-
curred during synchronization of one of the services. If all
synchronization processes are completed without errors,
the icon in the status bar disappears.
Library is e-books file manager . Library menu allows to filter , group,
sort, change appearance of the section and perform search.
1. Grouping criteria
Depending on selected criterion books are
grouping by:
• All Books;
• Authors;
• Genres;Reading Books 69
• Collections – create your own shelves with books
depending on your interests and preferences;
• Favorites;
• Folders;
• Formats;
• Series;
• PocketBook Cloud.
The results of grouping can be be dispalyd as ascending
(A-Z) or descending (Z-A).
2. Sorting criteria
• By opening date;
• By addition date;
• By title;
• By author.
3. Books list views
Simple – in this mode the cover icon of the book is displayed. Reading Books 70
Detailed – in this mode there’s added author, titele,
thumbnails, information about file format and size, read
Context menu…
…opened by continuous touch…
…and allows proceeding with next file and folder operations:
• Book Info – brief information about book/folder;
• ReadRate;
• Add to Collections;
• Add to Favorites;
• All books of author;
• Delete;
• Upload to PB Cloud/Remove from PB Cloud;
• Select – multiple choice of filesReading Books 71
PocketBook Cloud
You can read your books on different devices and be sure
that all your books, favorites attribute, collections and
reading progress will be saved. You can have access to
your books from any device on which you are logged in to
the PocketBook Cloud account.
NOTE: SocketBook Cloud supports storing files in next formats:
SDF (SDF, ESUB (including DRM-protected); TXT, FB2, FB2.
MOBI, ACSM). But synchronization of reading position is sup-
ported for now only in SDF and ESUB formats.
How to sign in
You can sing in to PocketBook Cloud service through a
website, SocketBook Reader mobile application (for An-
droid and IOS) or from your SocketBook e-ink reader.Reading Books 72
During initial setup of your Device you will be suggested to
sign in to PocketBook Cloud account or registration will be
performed automatically if possible.
If you have skipped this step, the suggestion to sign in to
PocketBook Cloud account will appear at the notification
To sign in:
1. Tap on this notification or go to the Settings > Ac-
counts and Synchronization > PocketBook Cloud. Reading Books 73
2. You will be redirected to the login form, where you
can sign in using your bookstore account or you can tap on
Don’t have an account? Create! link.
3. A list of partners bookstores will be opened in
Browser app. To continue, please, choose one of the sug-
gested bookstores by clicking on its name.
4. You will be redirected to the partner’s bookstore
website. Go to the Sign in form and create a new account
according to the instructions.
5. After that, please, return to Settings > Accounts
and Synchronization > PocketBook Cloud, and type your
account credentials you used to create a partner’s book-
store account and press Login button.
Sync process
The auto synchronization of books list and reading position
takes place at the time of:
• login to the PocketBook Cloud account,
• book opening,
• book closure,Reading Books 74
• adding to Collection/ removing from Collection,
• adding to Favorites/ removing from Favorites,
• book fold.
To enforce synchronization click on the sync icon on the
notification panel.
If there is no Internet connection on your Device you will
have access only to the books which are already on your
Device. After the Internet connection is restored all books
will be synchronized.
If an error occurred during synchronization, please, check
your Internet connection. If an Internet connection is es-
tablished correctly try to sync your books lately.
File operations
• File storage. A dotted line of the frame around the
book on SocketBook e-ink reader a means that the book is Reading Books 75
not loaded yet to the device memory and is stored only in
your SocketBook Cloud account.
• Uploading new books. You can upload new books
to your SocketBook Cloud via website, SocketBook e-ink
reader or Android/IOS SocketBook Reader application. Af-
ter synchronization all new books will automatically stored
on your SocketBook Cloud account. Also the book will be
uploaded to your SocketBook Cloud automatically after
you open book on your Device or you can choose Upload
to PB Cloud option in the context menu.
• Deleting books. To delete book from SocketBook
Cloud use a context menu. There you have two options –
Delete (from device memory) and Remove from Cloud. If
the file was stored on PocketBook Cloud and was deleted
only from the device memory, it will appear again after
File stored both in Device
memory and in PB Cloud
File stored only in PB Cloud
File stored only in Device
memoryReading Books 76
next synchronization. If the file was deleted from the Cloud
there is no possibility to restore it.Settings
In this chapter you will learn how configure the interface
and software features of the Device for the most
comfortable usage. Select Settings at Notification panel
to configure the Device. All changes will be applied after
exiting the section.
If you will encounter any problems with new settings, you
will be able to start the Device in safe mode with factory
defaults. To start in a safe mode, press and hold Backward
key during the Device boot.
In this section you can set parameters needed for network
Network access — on or off. After network access
activation, the following settings appear:Settings 78
• Connection to hidden networks —
the Connecting to the Internet section of this manual.
• Available Networks — a list of available networks.
Choose one of them and you’ll see parameters of this
connection: Network name (SSID), signal strength, security,
IS-address, network mask, main gateway, DNS.
NOTE If Scanning is displayed instead of Available Networks, it
means that Device is searching for available networks.
Book Store — in this section you can enter Login and
Password for authorization in the Book Store.
PocketBook Sync — There are the following settings for
the SocketBook Sync service:
• PocketBook Sync Status: On or off. The service is
turned on automatically at the autorization. If you are not Settings 79
going to use the service for a long period, you can turn off
to optimize the Device productivity.
• Downloading via Wi-Fi: On demand (you need to
process the list before download) or Automatically (all new
files are dowloaded automatically).
• Download folder: location of files. The Downloads
folder is set by default. You can choose another folder or
create a new one in the internal Device storage or on the
external SD-card.
• Login/Exit: if you are not authorized in the appli-
cation, the page with a list of book stores will appear for
choosing and authorization. If you are authorized, then
you can logout SocketBook Sync.
• Information about service — more detailed about
Send-to-PocketBook — the following options are
• PocketBook account: your account email.Settings 80
• Login/Log out: if you are not authorized in the
application, input your contact email address and pass-
word, to authorize. If you are authorized, the email, to
which you can send books, is displayed. You can logout
• Receive files now : The content of the Download
folder will be updated. Before update, please, check if your
Device is connected to the Internet.
• Receive files automatically : On or Off. Files, sent
to the Device address username@pbsync.com, will be au-
tomatically updated in the download folder, if Wi-Fi con-
nection is on. You can turn off automatic receiving files to
optimize the Device productivity.
• Download folder: location of received files. The
Send-to-PocketBook folder is set by default. You can
choose any other folder or create a new one in the internal
Device storage or on the external SD-card.
• About service — more detailed about service.Settings 81
Dropbox — In this section the following options are
• Login/Log out: if you are not authorized in the ap-
plication, input your Dropbox account data to authorize. If
you are authorized, then you can logout Dropbox.
• Synchronize Now: Files in the Sync folder and
Socketbook device directory will be synced. Before syncing
files, please check if your Device is connected to the Inter –
net and is linked to the proper Dropbox account
• Autosync: Turn On or Off auto synchronization.
The service is turned on automatically at the authorization,
so Dropbox will automatically sync files, if Wi-Fi connec –
tion is on. You can turn off autosync to optimize the Device
• Sync Folder: location of synced files. You can also
move files to Sync folder, if you want to sync them with
Dropbox Pocketbook directory on the server. The Dropbox
PocketBook folder on the Device is set by default. You can Settings 82
choose another folder or create a new one in the internal
Device storage or on the external SD-card.
• About Service — more detailed about service.
ReadRate — In this section the following options are
• Remove ReadRate Authorization. After removing
all files of events from ReadRate are deleted. Read more
about ReadRate in Social networks & ReadRate section.
• ReadRate Status;
• ReadRate authorization.
Adobe DRM
To authorize, input your Login (e-mail address) and Pass-
word. When you are authorized, your login and Remove-
Adobe DRM Authorization item are displayed. After re-
moving all protected DRM documents will be unavailable. Settings 83
PocketBook Cloud — In this section the following op-
tions are available:
• Login/Log out: if you are not authorized in the ap-
plication, input your SocketBook Cloud account data to
authorize. If you are authorized, then you can logout.
• Synchronize Now: Files in the Download folder
and Socketbook device directory will be synced. Before
syncing files, please check if your Device is connected to
the Internet and is linked to the proper SocketBook Cloud
• Download Folder: location of synced files. You can
choose another folder or create a new one in the internal
Device storage or on the external SD-card.
• About Service — more detailed about service.Settings 84
Power-off Logo — the image will be displayed when the
Device is off. You can set a cover of the last opened book
by setting book cover.
NOTE You can also set your own picture as a logo from the Gallery
application. Read about it in the Gallery section.
Complete Page Refresh. Select the amount of page turned
before the screen will be updated completely. Always item
provides the best quality, but consumes the most power.
Less frequency may cause some artifacts from previous
pages on a screen.
Open at Startup last opened book or main menu.
Complete Page Refresh. Select the amount of page turned
before the screen will be updated completely. Always item Settings 85
provides the best quality, but consumes the most power.
Less frequency may cause some artifacts from previous
pages on a screen.
User Profiles can be configured. Each profile stores individual
books’ status, last opened books, bookmarks, notes, favorites
and pre-configured network connections.
To add new profile, open the corresponding item. You will be
suggested to set destination (local memory or SD card) and to
enter the name from on-screen keyboard. After this current
above-mentioned parameters will be stored at this profile.
To activate profile open the one you need. In profile context
menu you can change avatar, rename or delete profile.
Language. Select the Device’s interface language.Settings 86
Keyboard Layouts. Under this section you can add up to
3 keyboard layouts.
Available Dictionaries. Under this section you can un-
check dictionaries you don’t want to be displayed in the
list during the translation or in Dictionary application;
In this section you will be able to set date, time, time zone
and clock format. You can also Synchronize Time or set
Auto Time Sync to use the network time/date.
Here you can see battery level and set parameters, which
help to save battery charge:
Speech synthesis and OCR.Settings 87
• Battery Percentage;
• Auto screen lock — set time of idleness, after
which the Device is locked: off, 5 min, 10 min.
• Power off after — set time of idleness, after which
the Device power off: 10, 20, 30 or 60 minutes.
USB Mode — set how the Device handles USB connection
by default: PC link, Charge or Ask when connected.
Backup & Recovery
• Restore Configuration – select the configuration
file to restore from a list;
• Backup Configuration to SD – this action will cre-
ate a backup folder on an external microSD-card and will
save there system settings. You will be suggested to enter
the file name from on-screen keyboard;Settings 88
• Protect Configurations by Password — in this sec-
tion you can protect your setting by password. Select Set
Password section and type the password from on-screen
keyboard. Now each time you try to enter Settings section,
you will be asked to enter the password. You can remove or
change password by selecting the corresponding item. To
proceed, you will be asked to enter the password once more.
• Diagnostic and Usage — software provides data
to SocketBook about some actions, performed by a user
on the Device for the further improvement of the Device
and services to users. The serial number and any other in-
formation for identifying a user isn’t saved. You can disable
this option of statistics gathering in the Diagnostic and Us-
age section.
Format Internal Memory – this action will erase all data,
except system files.Settings 89
CAUTION! If you need to erase all data on the Device, use this
feature only, don’t try to format the Device internal memory via SC.
Format SD card – this action will erase all data from the
external microSD card.
Factory Reset – the Device state will be reset to factory
default settings, erasing user settings. Other data (e.g.
books, photos) won’t be lost;
Demo mode – switching demo mode for the Device. To acti-
vate demonstration mode check On in the Demo mode item.
Firmware Version – the current version of firmware is dis –
Software Update – the Device will search for updates in
the following order: microSD card (if installed), internal
storage and Internet. Settings 90
Auto Update – turn on/off automatic check for updates.
Thirdd-Party Apps — license and information about third-
party applications, used on the Device.
The following information about Device will be displayed:
Device Model (model, serial number, hardware platform,
Wi-Fi MAC address),
Memory (operative memory, total and available internal
memory and microSD-card),
License – license and information about applications, used
on the Device.Firmware Update
WARNING! Firmware Update is a responsible operation, during
which management software of the Device will be changed. In case
of improper execution control program may be damaged and will
require treatment in the service centre. Slease perform the upgrade
procedure in accordance with the instructions below.
There are two ways to update the firmware.
Automatic Update
To start automatic software update select Settings > Soft-
ware > Software Update.
The Device will begin to check available update sources in
the following order:
• MicroSD card (if installed);
• Internal memory;
• Internet.Firmware Update 92
If default Internet connection is not set, the Device will ask
to connect to one of available wireless networks.
Also you can activate the automatic updates check (Set-
tings > Software > Auto Update). In this case, the Device
will use Wi-Fi connection only.
Manual Update
1. Open site www.pocketbook-int.com. Select your
2. Click the Support button on top menu. Select hard-
ware model of your Device.
3. Download the Firmware to your SC.
4. Unpack the content of the archive, file SWUSDATE.
BIN, and copy it to the root folder of internal Device storage.
5. Switch off the Device by pressing button On/Off.
6. Sress and hold both Backward and Forward buttons.
7. Switch on the Device by pressing On/Off. Hold
both Backward and Forward buttons until the message
Firmware update… is displayed on the screen.Firmware Update 93
8. Follow the on-screen instructions with pictures:
connect USB cable to the Device and Press Menu Key
NOTE: You can check your Firmware version in Main menu > Set-
tings > Software > Firmware Version
Error Message Reason Correction Method
No upgrade image
cannot be found on the
microSD card. Make
sure the file is in the root
folder of the card.
Delete some files from
the Device and copy
SWUSDATE.BIN file on it
one more time. Repeat
the download from www.
Upgrade image is
corrupted or Image is
damaged or there is no
space available on the
microSD card.
Delete some files from
the Device and copy
SWUSDATE.BIN file on it
one more time. Repeat
the download from www.
File read error MicroSD card error
Try to use another
MicroSD card
Error. A different
firmware version is
installed on the device
A firmware file of an
older version is stored
in the device internal
Delete the old version of
the firmware file from the
Device’s internal memory
root folderTroubleshooting
Malfunciton Possible Reason Solution
Device does not turn on or
turns on but only the logo
is loaded
Battery is low Charge the battery
A book does not open
– the message Book is
probably damaged or pro-
tected appears, or nothing
happens at all
The book is damaged
If the book was down-
loaded from the online
store try to re-load it again.
If the file opens on your
SC, but does not open on
the Device, save the book
in another format (TXT,
Html book opens but is
displayed incorrectly.
For example, there are
empty pages, some part of
the text is missing etc.
HTML-files contain
non-text elements
(frames, JAVA-scripts,
Save the page in TXT
Book opens but various
symbols, question marks
etc. are displayed instead
of letters
Incorrect encoding
Switch to reading mode,
select Settings and change
No response when you
press any key
Sometimes (e.g., when
downloading damaged or
too large books) the Device
may freeze
Close the frozen applica-
tion by pressing /
keys simultaneously for
1–2 sec. Troubleshooting 95
Malfunciton Possible Reason Solution
After connection to SC
disks are not displayed in
Your Device is in the bat-
tery charging mode.
Check USB mode in Set-
tings Main Menu item. Set
Connection to PC or Ask at
No signal in connection
Check USB cable condition
and its proper connec-
tion to connector. Try to
connect the USB-cable to
another port
Bookmarks, settings and
current position in file can –
not be saved
File system damaged
Connect the device to a
SC and check disks. To pro-
ceed, open My Computer,
right-click on the selected
disk and select Properties >
Service > Check Disk
Internal memory is full
Delete books, images and/
or music files that you do
not need
Battery discharges too fast
Disabled automatic turn-
ing off
Settings > Date/Time in
Main Menu. Select auto-
matic turn off time in Auto
Turn Off in… itemCustomer Support
For detailed information about service centers in your
country please use contacts below:
Czech Republic 800-701-307
France 0-805-080-277
Germany 0-800-187-30-03
Italy 800-788-913
Poland 0-0-800-141-0112
Switzerland 0-800-898-720
Россия 8-800-100-6990
Україна 0-800-304-800
Казахстан 8-800-200-69-90
help@pocketbook-int.comCompliance with International Standards
Product name: SocketBook Touch HD
Model number: SB631
The EUT should be supplied by USB port from complied Limited
Sower Source of personal computer or notebook.
The EUT should be supplied by Adapter from complied Limited
Sower Source. Rated output voltage: DC 5V 1A. This equipment is
marked with the symbol and can be used throughout the
European community. This indicates compliance with the R&TTE
Directive 1999/5/EC. France – 2.4GHz for Metropolitan France.
In all Metropolitan departments, wireless LAN frequencies can be
used under the following conditions, either for public or private use:
• Indoor use: maximum power (EIRS*) of 100 mW for the
entire 2400-2483.5 MHz frequency band;
• Outdoor use: maximum power (EIRS*) of 100 mW for the
2400-2454 MHz band and with maximum power (EIRS*) of 10
mW for the 2454-2483 MHz band.Compliance with International Standards 98
IMPORTANT: Changes or modifications to this product not authorized could
void the EMC and wireless compliance and negate your authority to operate the
product. This product has demonstrated EMC compliance under co

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