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User ManualTable of Contents
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS …………………………………….. 6
APPEARANCE ……………………………………………….. 11
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS …………………………… 12
GETTING STARTED ………………………………………… 13
Charging Battery 13
Power Management 14
Loading Files 15
Working with On-Screen Keyboard 17
Connecting to the Internet 19
Installing Additional Dictionaries 22
Inserting Micro SD Card 23MAIN MENU…………………………………………………. 24
Recent Events 26
Book Store 32
Calendar & Clock 34
Book Store 38
PocketBook Sync 41
Dropbox PocketBook 45Send-to-PocketBook 47
Status Bar 51
Task Management 51
READING BOOKS …………………………………………… 53
Social networks & ReadRate 56
Turning Pages 60
Open Page 61
Following Links 63
Text Format Books 64
PDF & DjVu 65
Screen Orientation 69
Closing a Book 69SETTINGS …………………………………………………….. 70
Accounts and Synchronization 74
Advanced Settings 78
Saving Battery 84
Device Info 84
FIRMWARE UPDATE ………………………………………. 86
TROUBLESHOOTING ………………………………………. 89
CUSTOMER SUPPORT …………………………………….. 91
COMPLIANCE WITH INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS … 92Safety Precautions
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
Try to avoid next impacts:
• direct sunlight
• direct flame or smoke (cigarette, lighter, open fire etc.)
• exposure to liquids or damp (do not use the Device in the
rain, in the street at higher humidity, near bodies of water etc.)
• penetration of liquids or moistureSafety Srecautions 7
• exposure to strong electromagnetic fields, electrostatic
charges and artificial sources of UV electromagnetic radiation
• excessive mechanical pressure on the screen, connectors
and keys of the Device.
Do not leave the Device for a long time in poorly ventilated envi-
ronment, e.g. in a car or in closed tight boxes/packaging.
Neither drop nor try to bend the Device. Srotect the screen from
objects that may scratch or damage it. To ensure adequate protec-
tion of the screen, we recommend storing the Device in a protec-
tive 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 (broken
case, poor contact, broken feed cable). If the battery is damaged Safety Srecautions 8
(cracked case, leakage of electrolyte, off-shape etc.) it should be
replaced by the authorized personnel. Usage of home-made 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.
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://
www.pocketbook-int.com.Safety Srecautions 9
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.
Incorrect disposal of this Device may have adverse
impacts on the environment and public health. To
prevent such consequences follow the device-specific
disposal requirements. Recycling of these materials helps preserve
natural resources. For more information regarding recycling issues
please contact local municipal authorities, your domestic waste Safety Srecautions 10
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
2. Backward – in reading
mode turns page backward; in navi-
gation mode – goes to the previous
menu or page of the list
3. Forward – turns page
4. Menu – open context
menu (if available). Continuous press
switches the frontlight on/off (See
Frontlight section of the manual)
5. Micro-USB port – connect
the Device to a SC or a charger using
6. MicroSD-card slot — to install external microSD/SDHC
card (up to 32 GB)
7. On/Off (power) button – 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 Searl™ HD capacitive multi-sensor
1024×758 display, 212 dpi, B&W
CPU 1000 MHz
Storage 4 GB *
Operating system Linux®
Battery Li-Ion, 1500 mAh **
Memory slot microSD/SDHC up to 32 GB
SDF, ESUB (including DRM-protected);
TXT, FB2, FB2.zip, RTF, HTML, HTM, CHM,
DJVU, DOC, DOCX, TCR, SRC, TCR, MOBI,
Image formats JSEG, BMS, SNG, TIFF
Dimensions 174,4×114,6×8,3 mm
Weight 208 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 in the off state.
You can charge the battery from SC using USB-cable or
from the power line using a charger (optional).
To charge the battery for the first time, do the following:
• Connect the Device to a computer or charger with
USB-cable. Indicator will glow as soon, as the charging
• When the battery is fully charged, indicator goes
off. Now you can disconnect the Device and turn it on for
the first use.Getting Started 14
If the Device is on when you connect the cable to SC, a
dialog window asking to select action – PC link or Charge –
To turn on the Device, press On/Off button. When the
Device is ready to operate, Main menu or last opened
book will appear, depending on settings (Settings >
Personalize > At startup open).
To turn off the Device, press and hold On/Off button for
about two seconds until the Device goes off. In addition,
you can set automatic key lock or power off: go to Set-
tings > Saving Power > Power off after or Lock device after,
and set the idle time before power off or locking Device.
In case if your Device ‘freezes’ (don’t respond to keys
presses or screen touches, you must give the device time Getting Started 15
(up to 30 seconds) to process commands. If it does not
help, you can restart it by pressing On/Off button for 10
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
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!Getting Started 16
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
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.
Scrolls lists: move your finger across the screen
rapidly.Getting Started 17
Changes the image scale: place two fingers
on a screen and pinch them together to
zoom out or spread them apart to zoom in.
WORKING WITH ON-SCREEN KEYBOARD
On-screen keyboard is used when it’s necessary to enter
text information, for example, for search or network con-
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
keyboard layout go to Settings > Languages > Keyboard
Layouts.Getting Started 18
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 19
CONNECTING TO THE INTERNET
The Device can be connected to the Internet using
Wi-Fi networks. If you open an application, which requires
Internet access (e.g. Browser, PocketNews) the Device will
open a list of available Wi-Fi connections. If the network
you select is protected, you will be suggested to enter net-
work key using the on-screen keyboard.
You can pre-configure a connection and set an automatic
connection. To proceed, follow these steps:
1. Go to Settings > Network > Network Access
To switch the frontlight on/off, press and hold the Menu
button for one second. To open a frontlight configuration
window, touch the sign on the status bar. Set the front-
light level that is convenient for you in the opened window
via the slider.Getting Started 20
2. Select On for the Network access checkbox and
then further settings appear: Automatic connection, Con-
nection to a hidden network, and a list of available Wi-Fi
NOTE If there are no available networks or the signal strength is
week, Available networks are not displayed and instead replaced
by Scanning — searching for available networks.
3. To set up connection with a hidden network, open
Connection to a hidden network and enter its SSID from
the on-screen keyboard in the Network name (SSID) field.
4. 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. The Device cannot rec-
ognize authentication type automaticallyGetting Started 21
• WPA/WPA2 Enterprise – you will need to spec-
ify username, password and domain (if necessary)
• WPA/WPA2 PSK – you will need to enter net-
work key (up to 64 symbols)
5. Open Advanced settings. Select the idle time be-
fore disconnection in the corresponding section
6. If it is needed to configure network settings manu –
ally, go to Advanced settings, and change IP address
• DHCP — get IS address automatically (if DHCS
server is configured)
• Manual (for skilled users) — enter networks pa-
rameters manually from the on-screen keyboard
7. If the network you need to connect to has a proxy
server, you can specify its parameters in Proxy configura –
8. To check network configuration and connect to a
network, return to the Connection to hidden network sec-
tion and press Connect.Getting Started 22
NOTE Wi-Fi connection can be used for connecting to an Internet
network. Transferring data via Wi-Fi connection is unavailable. The
Device can be connected to a Wi-Fi access point with MAC address
INSTALLING ADDITIONAL DICTIONARIES
You can install additional dictionaries (you can purchase
dictionaries in Book Store).
1. Copy extension file with .pbi extension to the De –
vice internal storage.
2. Disconnect the Device from SC.
3. Loaded file will appear in Last Events.
4. Launch copied extension file as an application and
confirm installation.Getting Started 23
INSERTING MICRO SD CARD
The Device already has 4 GB of internal storage, but you
can extend it by using micro SD card. Insert it to the slot,
like it is shown on a figure, and slightly push until card will
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.Main Menu
In this chapter you will learn about basic elements of user
interface of the Device.
After turning on the Device Main menu will be displayed
on the screen (if Settings > Personalize > Open at start-
up corresponding option was set). To return to the Main
menu from any application, press key.
NOTE Return to Main menu by pressing button doesn’t close
application or book, it is still running in background. You can switch
back to an application by opening task list on status bar icon
Main menu consists of Recent Events section and appli-
cation panel. When application panel is collapsed, there
are two quick access buttons displayed: Library and Book
Store.Main Menu 25
Main menu overview
‘Recent Events’ is a list of recently
opened and downloaded books
Last read book
Events of friends
of eventsMain Menu 26
This section displays last actions on the Device, namely last
opened, recently loaded books and your friends events on
ReadRate and recommendations (see details in Social net-
works & ReadRate). You can configure filtration by pressing
on a sign in the tor right corner of the screen:
After you touch recently opened book title, it will be
opened on a page you’ve finished reading before. After
touching a message about recently added books, Library
will be opened displaying added books. Books will be
grouped by creation date.
Set marks opposite news,
you would like to receiveMain Menu 27
Turn Library pages
5Main Menu 28
Library is e-books file manager. Library menu allows to
filter, group, sort, change appearance of the section and
1 Filtration criteria
• All Books – all books on selected storage are
• Now reading – books, which were opened and
read (more than one page)
• Favorites – books chosen be a user by means of
the context menu.
2 Grouping criteria
Depending on selected grouping next parameters are dis-
played as folders’ titles:
• Folder – real folder name
• Author – an alphabet is added at the top of the screen
• SeriesMain Menu 29
• Date Added.
3 Sorting criteria
• File names
• Book titles
• Last opened
• Creation date
Sorting can be ascending or descending .
4 Books list views
Simple – in this mode next information is displayed:
• Folder icon
• Book title and author name (if known)
• Location icon (if file is located on memory card)
• Read percentage and Read status.Main Menu 30
Detailed – in this mode there’s added thumbnails, in-
formation about file format and size, read percentage and
status icons: Read, Favorite.
Thumbnails – in this mode book cover, book and au-
thor name (if known) and Favorite icon are displayed.
5 Storage-dependent appearance has
• Internal + memory card
• Memory card.
…opened by continuous touch…Main Menu 31
…and allows proceeding with next file and folder
• Open (if item can be opened with alternative read-
er program – Open with…)
• Information — brief information about book/
• Mark as read/unread
• Add to/Remove from Favorites
• File – file operations:
• Move to folder
• Find — allows quick book search by the following
criteria: by author or title, all books of the author, all books
of the series (if the author or the series is known)
• Exit — exit Library.Main Menu 32
In this section you can view all the notes made during
reading. After you select a note, the table of contents of
the book, where it was made, will open. Slease, read more
about notes creation and editing in Notes.
Enter a word by on-screen keyboard, and the application
will find its translation. To change dictionary, press but-
ton or touch icon at the right top corner, and select the
dictionary from a list.
Book Store application provides quick and convenient li-
censed content download from Book Store portal to your
Device. The internet connection must be active.Main Menu 33
This section contains games and additional software. To
exit an application, press key or corresponding menu
Engineering calculator supports a wide range of
mathematical operations, such as different numeric systems,
trigonometric, logarithm, power and logical operations.
You can play versus your friend or the Device. If you are
playing against the Device, you can select 10 difficulty
Selecting this section opens Library, displaying the books,
added to Favorites.Main Menu 34
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.
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.Main Menu 35
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
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.
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
Sencil: a tool for drawing thin linesMain Menu 36
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
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
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.Main Menu 37
This is an application for viewing web-pages. As you start
Browser, you are suggested to connect to one of available
To enter website address, touch address bar, type an ad-
dress from on-screen keyboard appeared and press Enter.
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.
Browser supports multiple windows, so you can open a
new window for the corresponding browser menu section
and view all opened windows. Also, from browser menu
you can view history of visited websites, downloads, favor-
ites, adjust scale of displaying web-pages, rotate a screen
and configure the browser from Settings section. Under Main Menu 38
Settings you can clear history and cookies, disable/enable
To exit Browser, touch the corresponding item in browser
Book Store application provides quick and convenient
licensed content download from Book Store portal Main Menu 39
(http://www.bookland.com/) to your Device. The internet
connection must be active.
If you are already registered at the portal
http://www.bookland.com/, press I already have an ac-
count BookLand and check if the login and password are
entered correctly at Book Store settings.
Enter your account data at Book Store in the section Set-
tings > Accounts and Synchronization in your Device
If the connection with an account is set properly, you get
access to all the features of a portal.
Sress the Personal Room to expand options for work with
a personal account:
Top up the balance – top up the balance on a site Book-
Land or directly on the Device using the bank card (Visa,
Purchase history – the list of goods, purchased at the storeMain Menu 40
My cards – used bank cards
Select the book and press Buy to purchase goods. Choose
the format of a downloading book and press Buy and
download on the page Your purchase. The bought file is
Exit Personal roomMain Menu 41
moved to the folder Library > Downloads and is displayed
on the wall of Last events of the Main Menu.
NOTE If there is no money on your balance, it will be offered to
you to top up the balance on a site BookLand or directly on the
Device using the bank card (Visa, MasterCard, Maestro).
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)Main Menu 42
To use PocketBook Sync you need to perform several sim-
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 Main Menu 43
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-
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 Main Menu 44
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.
Opens Library in the mode of viewing images (downloaded
to the folder Photo). The opened photo is displayed in a
full-screen mode. To set a photo as Power-off Logo, to Ro-
tate or view Information about it, touch the full-screen im-
age 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.Main Menu 45
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)
2. Input your Dropbox account data (email address
and password) on your SocketBook Device in the section
‘Settings > Accounts and Synchronization > Dropbox >
Login’ 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
Device. The ‘Application > Dropbox PocketBook’ directory
will show up in your Dropbox account, and after synchroni-
zation it will be available from other devices with Dropbox.Main Menu 46
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.
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.Main Menu 47
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.
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
• 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.Main Menu 48
• 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, firstname.lastname@example.org).
NOTE: The contact email address is used only for the authoriza-
tion of the application, and the service address of the Device user-
email@example.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 Main Menu 49
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
• Library > Send-to-PocketBook.
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.Main Menu 50
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).
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.
After selecting this item the on-screen keyboard will be
opened, so you will be able to type in a search query — a
part from file name, book title or author’s mane. After en –
tering the query Library, displaying search results, will open.Main Menu 51
Status bar is located at the bottom of the screen and briefly
displays system info. In reading mode status bar displays
current page and total page count. To switch to a system
status bar, press the icon .
NOTE You can configure the status bar in the section Settings >
Additional Settings > Status bar in the reading mode.
Wi-Fi is connected
Touch to view info
Touch to open
Date & time
Device software supports multitasking, and you can quick-
ly switch between running applications in several ways:
• by touching status bar icon
FrontlightMain Menu 52
• by evoking task manager by continuous press on
the Home button.
Besides task switching, you can force close running appli-
cations: press against an application in the list . You
can also access quickly some Device control features:
• Lock Device. To unlock, press On/Off button
• Open wireless connections list
• Take a screenshot.
• Turn off the Device.
NOTE Return to Main menu by pressing button doesn’t close
application, it is still running in background. That causes, for
example, that read percentage displayed in Library doesn’t change
after you exit the book by pressing . To close application com-
pletely, touch top left corner of the screen, press button con-
tinuously or the corresponding application menu item.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,
DjVU, RTF, HTML, HTM, CHM, TCR, SRC, MOBI, ACSM.
To open a book, touch its title Last opened or Library sec-
tion. 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.Reading Books 54
Sressing in the center of the screen evokes the reading
reading menuReading Books 55
Exit book Book name Search Bookmark Expand
Turning pages Open ReadRate
Reading MenuReading Books 56
SOCIAL NETWORKS & READRATE
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
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 57
Now reading, Have read, Like, Unlike
1. Touch one of the options (Now reading, Have read,
Like or Unlike).
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 58
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, Like or Unlike
statuses, their icons become colored — , , and .
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 .Reading Books 59
3. After that the scenario Now reading, Have read,
Like, Unlike is performed, beginning from 2 item.
4. All actions of your friends on ReadRate are dis-
played in Recent events on your Device:
5. You can Delete or Open event. When you open it
all new friends’ actions on ReadRate will be displayed.Reading Books 60
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.
To turn pages use sliding gesture or
/ Device keys.
If a book has table of contents, you can open it by select-
ing the corresponding reading menu item.Reading Books 61
Content section contains three insets:
• Sections (book’s chapters names);
• Bookmarks (made during reading);
• Notes (graphic or text).
If there’s no content, bookmarks or notes, the corresponding
inset is blank. 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
You can go to the specific page in several ways:Reading Books 62
• Move the progress bar slider in the reading menu.
< and > buttons are intended for more precise navigation –
one page backward/forward, respectively.
• Touch the slider, that opens a dialog window
where you are able to enter the page number you want
• Touch the page number in the reading mode menu,
then you can input a page number by pressing digits on
• Touch the current page number on the status bar,
which opens a dialog window, where you will be able to
scroll where you want to go, enter the page number after
touching page number above the scroll, or view thumb-
nails of recently opened pages. Chapter name is displayed
under the scroll bar.
In Last Opened sections thumbnails of last four opened
pages are displayed.Reading Books 63
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 displayed in book contents.
To follow a footnote, internal or external link, touch to en-
ter links mode. To exit this mode, touch top left corner of
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 64
To search in book text touch the icon of the reading
menu. After entering a query from on-screen keyboard, re-
sults found will be highlighted. To move between search
results, touch on arrow buttons at the right bottom corner
of the screen.
Text Format Books
In text format books (eSub, FB2, DOC etc.) you can change
font size using the scaling gesture: pinch two fingers to –
gether to reduce font size and spread fingers apart to en –
large. Also you can change font size by sliding on right
side of the screen: upwards to increase and downwards
Settings reader menu section provides more options to
configure reader software: font, font size, spacing, page Reading Books 65
margins width, hyphenations (on/off) encoding, refresh
mode (Best Quality or High Speed).
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:
• Whole page – one page scaling;
• 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;Reading Books 66
• 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;
• Fit width – scaling page to the screen width;
• Margins cropping – allows to decrease margins
width or heigth. In Mode section of the reading menu,
press to extend Margins cropping menu:
• automatic — margins will be cropped
• manual — Move arrow buttons to set margins
width and heigth of margins. After selecting crop-
ping area, define cropping settings: for all pages,
odd pages, even pages or current page only. Confirm
your choice by clicking Crop margins.
If the margins cropping is applied for current page, then the
minimized view signature is changed by Margins cropping
(auto) or Margins cropping (manual). To cancel margins crop-
ping, mark checkbox off (by default).Reading Books 67
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:
for typing text for
words/ Back to word
Fix this window to
the top/bottom of
the screenReading Books 68
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.
NOTE Handwritten notes are not available for DjVu books.
After you will enter Notes, a tooltip window will appear.
Marker – use to highlight text: touch the beginning
of the fragment and slide to the end. If you select area,
which already contains marker, they will be merged. Con-
tinuous touch opens context menu, where you can add
text comment or remove marker. If the selection already
has comment, you will be able to edit it by selecting View
Comment option.Reading Books 69
Pencil – use to draw notes in the text.
Eraser – clears markers and pencils. Slide the finger
across the area with note to erase it.
Screenshot – saves selected text fragment as a picture.
Table of Contents – opens the book’s Table of Contents.
Help – opens a window with instructions on using the
Close notes mode.
All notes are visible from Main menu (section Notes).
To change screen orientation, select Rotate reading menu
section and select orientation you need.
CLOSING A BOOK
To close a book, touch left top corner.Settings
In this chapter you will learn how configure the interface
and software features of the Device for the most
comfortable usage. Select Settings Main menu section
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.
You can turn on/off frontlight and configure its brightness.
Open at Startup last opened book or main menu.Settings 71
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 Photo
application. Read about it in the Photo section.
Font. If you’d like to use your own font, copy its files to the
system/fonts internal storage folder
ATTENTION! System folder is hidden by default. Slease, change its
parameters on your computer to make it visible.
Theme is set by default. If you want to use another theme,
download a file in .pbt format to the folder system/themes;
Key Mapping. In this section you can remap hardware
keys. To change key action, select it from the list and select
action from the list.Settings 72
In this section you can set parameters needed for network
Network access — on or off. After network access
activation, the following settings appear:
• Auto connection on or off.
• Connection to hidden networks — Read more in
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.Settings 73
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.
Language Select the Device’s interface language.
Keyboard Layouts Under this section you can add up to
3 keyboard layouts.
Configure 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;Settings 74
ACCOUNTS AND SYNCHRONIZATION
Book Store — in this section you can enter Login and
Sassword 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
going to use the service for a long period, you can turn off
to optimize the Device productivity.
• Establishing Connection: Automatically (connec-
tion will be established automatically every half an hour to
check for new links (if the Device is not powered off/ not
in sleeping mode)) or Manually (the connection is estab-
lished at updating list of downloads or at choosing net-
• Downloading via Wi-Fi: On demand (you need to
process the list before download) or Automatically (all new
files are dowloaded automatically).Settings 75
• 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
• 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.
• 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
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.Settings 77
• 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
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
available: Settings 78
• 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
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.
Here you can configure up to 6 user profiles (5 can be
stored on the internal storage and 1 – on microSD card).
Each profile stores individual books’ status, last opened Settings 79
books, bookmarks, notes, favorites and pre-configured
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
To activate profile open the one you need. In profile context
menu you can change avatar, duplicate profile to a new
one (to the SD card or internal storage either), rename or
Format Internal Memory – this action will erase all data,
except system files;
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. Settings 80
Format SD card – this action will erase all data from the
external microSD card;
Backup & Recovery
• 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;
• 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;
• Restore Configuration – select the configuration
file to restore from a list;
This section is intended for optimization of Library database.
• Library Data Update – set the parameters for
Library database update:
• Off – database won’t be updated;Settings 81
• Once – database will be updated after exit from
Configuration section, the parameter will be set to
Off after update;
• Automatically – database would be update
after each Library opening and copying/removal of
books (including microSD card change).
• Optimise Database – remove old database entries.
To run optimization set the parameter to Once and exit
Settings. The parameter will be set to Off after optimization.
Removing Packages – remove dictionaries. Check items to
uninstall, press Backward to exit the section and confirm
removal in dialog window.
USB Mode — set how the Device handles USB connection
by default: PC link, charge or ask user
Protect Configurations by Password — in this section you
can protect your setting by password. Select Set Password Settings 82
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
information for identifying a user isn’t saved. You can
disable this option of statistics gathering in the Diagnostic
and Usage section.
good quality or high speed.
Complete Page Refresh
select the amount of page turned before the screen will be
updated completely. Always item provides the best quality, Settings 83
but consumes the most power. Less frequency may cause
some artifacts from previous pages on a screen.
Large File Warning
If this setting is on, the Device will show a notification
when you try to open file larger than 25 MB.
Status Bar in Reading Mode
You can configure the bottom panel in the reading mode
according to your taste, activating information blocks:
Current page, Date and time, Book title, Battery charge,
NOTE You can set not more than four blocks.
switching demo mode for the Device. To activate demon-
stration mode check On in the Demo mode item.Settings 84
Here you can see battery level and set parameters, which
help to save battery charge:
• Battery Percentage
• LED Indication – you may disable LED indication by
selecting Off in this section.
• Lock Device after — 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.
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), Settings 85
• Firmware Version,
• Software Update – the Device will search for up-
dates in the following order: microSD card (if installed), in-
ternal storage and Internet.
• Auto Update – turn on/off automatic check for
Legal Information — license and information about third-
party 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.
To start automatic software update select Settings > About
Device > Software > Software Update.
The Device will begin to check available update sources in
the following order:
• MicroSD card (if installed);
• internal memory;
• Internet.Firmware Update 87
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 > About Device > Software > Auto Update). In this
case, the Device will use Wi-Fi connection only.
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 88
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 > About device > 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
SWUSDATE.BIN file is
damaged or there is no
space available on the
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
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
Malfunciton Possible Reason Solution
Device does not turn on or
turns on but only the logo
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
For example, there are
empty pages, some part of
the text is missing etc.
Save the page in TXT
Book opens but various
symbols, question marks
etc. are displayed instead
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
Close the frozen applica-
tion by pressing /
keys simultaneously for
1–2 sec. Troubleshooting 90
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
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
Battery discharges too fast
Disabled automatic turn-
Settings > Date/Time in
Main Menu. Select auto-
matic turn off time in Auto
Turn Off in… itemZákaznícka podpora
Sodrobnejšie informácie o servisných strediskách vo svojej
krajine nájdete nižšie:
email@example.comCompliance with International
Product name: SocketBook Touch Lux 2
Model number: SocketBook 626
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
Rated output voltage: DC 5V 1A
This equipment is marked with the 0678 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.Compliance with International Standards 93
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.
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 conditions that
included the use of compliant peripheral devices and shielded cables between
system components. It is impo