Pocketbook – Touch Lux 3 – User Manual

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User ManualTable of Contents
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS …………………………………….. 6
APPEARANCE ……………………………………………….. 11
GETTING STARTED ………………………………………… 13
Charging Battery 13
Device management 15
Main menu overview 16
Notification panel 17
Gestures 18
Working with On-Screen Keyboard 19
Frontlight 21
Connecting to the Internet 21
Inserting Micro SD Card 24READING BOOKS …………………………………………… 25
Gestures in Reading Mode 26
Reading Menu 27
Social networks & ReadRate 28
Contents 33
Bookmarks 34
Dictionary 35
Notes 36
Reading settings 37
Following Links 40
Loading Files 40
Library 46
APPLICATIONS ……………………………………………… 52
Book Store 53
Browser 56
Standard Apps 58
Notes 58
Calculator 58
Calendar & Clock 58Scribble 59
Gallery 60
Games 60
Klondike 60
Sudoku 60
Chess 61
Interactive Apps 61
RSS News 61
PocketBook Sync 62
Dropbox PocketBook 66
Send-to-PocketBook 68
SETTINGS …………………………………………………….. 72
Wi-fi 72
Accounts and Synchronization 73
Personalize 78
Languages 80
Date/Time 80
Saving Battery 81Maintenance 81
Software 84
About Device 85
FIRMWARE UPDATE ………………………………………. 86
TROUBLESHOOTING ………………………………………. 89
CUSTOMER SUPPORT …………………………………….. 91
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.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
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 USB-cable.
6. MicroSD-card slot – to install
external microSD/SDHC card (up to 32 GB).
7. On/Off (power button) – continuous 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™ HD capacitive multi-sen-
sor 1024×758 display, 212 dpi, B&W
Frontlight Yes
CPU 1000 MHz
Storage 4 GB *
Operating system Linux®
Wi-Fi (b/g/n)
Battery Li-Ion, 1500 mAh **
Memory slot microSD/SDHC up to 32 GB
Book formats
SDF, ESUB (including DRM-protected);
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.
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 On/Off button for 10 seconds.
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
‘Recent Books’ is a
list of recently
opened books
Slide down to open a
Notification panel
Last downloaded books
Slide up to open an
Application panel
Touch to open Calendar Getting 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. If you open an application, which requires
Internet access (e.g. Browser, RSS News) 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:
To turn on/off the frontlight, press and hold the Menu
button for 1 second.
Also you can adjust the frontlight level using the slider in
the notification bar.
OFF ONGetting Started 22
1. At the notification bar go to Settings > Network >
Network Access;
2. Select On for the Network access checkbox and
then further settings appear: Auto connection, Connection
to a hidden network, and a list of available Wi-Fi networks.
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 automatically;Getting Started 23
• 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 manually,
go to Advanced settings, and change IP address configuration :
• 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 configuration section.
8. T o check network configuration and connect to a network,
r eturn to the C onnection to hidden network section and pr ess C onnect.
NOTE Wi-Fi connection can be used for connecting to an Internet network.
T ransferring data via Wi-Fi connection is unavailable. The Device can be con-
nected to a Wi-Fi access point with MAC address filtration applied.Getting Started 24
The Device already has 4 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.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 26
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 27
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 28
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 29
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 30
4. Select social networks, where you want to send
news: Facebook, Vkontakte, Odnoklassniki, Twitter, Linke-
dIn, Google+ – icons of chosen networks will become
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 31
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 32
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 33
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 34
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 35
On-screen keyboard
for typing text for
View resembling
words/ Back to word
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 36
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 37
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.
Encoding Font
Line spacing Page margins widthReading Books 38
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 39
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. In Mode section of the reading menu,
press to extend Margins cropping menu:
• off — turn off margins cropping;
• automatic — margins will be cropped automatically
• manual — move arrow buttons to set margins
width and heigth of margins.
In books in ESUB format there are options to configure
reader software: font, font size,line spacing, page margins
width.Reading Books 40
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 41
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 42
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 43
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 44
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 and Dropbox.
Variant 1
• Open Settings > Accounts and Synchronization;
• Select the appropriate network service (Pocket-
Book Sync, Send-to-PocketBook or Dropbox);
• Select the synchronization option.Reading Books 45
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 servic-
es see sections PocketBook Sync, Send-to-PocketBook and
Dropbox PocketBook. Read more about configuring net –
work services at the section Accounts and Synchronization.
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 46
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:
• Folders;
• All Books;
• Genres;Reading Books 47
• Authors;
• Bookshelf – create your own shelves with books
depending on your interests and preferences;
• Series;
• Formats.
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.
Detailed – in this mode there’s added author, titele,
thumbnails, information about file format and size, read
percentage.Reading Books 48
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 bookshelf;
• File – file operations:
• Copy;
• Move;
• Delete;
• Select – multiple choice of files .Reading Books 49
Network libraries
Network libraries – a service that allows you to search and
to download new books directly from the app Library.
NOTE: Working with network libraries requires an Internet
To download new books directly from the Internet on your
Device, go to the Library, and then select Grouping menu.
In the drop-down list select the section Network libraries.
To get started with the service, use the pre-installed (Feed-
books) or add any other online library on the Device.
Adding a new network library
1. Click the icon .
2. In the window that appears, type a web address
of an online catalog of the library, its name and click OK.Reading Books 50
NOTE: Slease, note that the link to Network library should contain
the address of opds-directory, for example http://www.feedbooks.
Downloading the book
1. Sign into the one of the installed online libraries
and choose desired section, where you can view all the
available books, or use the search at the top of the page.
2. Open selected book.
3. Select at the bottom of the page format in which
you want to download the book Reading Books 51
4. Click Download.
By default, the books are downloaded to the folder Down-
loads. To change the directory of downloads, click on the
icon in the upper right corner of the screen and select
Change download folder.
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 53
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
(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.Applications 54
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:
Personal roomApplications 55
• Top up the balance – top up the balance on a site
BookLand or directly on the Device using the bank card
(Visa, MasterCard, Maestro);
• Purchase history – the list of goods, purchased at
the store;
• My cards – used bank cards;
• Exit.
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
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).Applications 56
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.
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 sec-
tion and view all opened windows. Also, from browser
menu you can view history of visited websites, downloads, Applications 57
favorites, adjust scale of displaying 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.
T o exit Browser , touch the corresponding item in browser menu.Applications 58
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.
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.Applications 59
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.
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.Applications 60
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.
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.Applications 61
You can play versus your friend or the Device. If you are
playing against the Device, you can select 10 difficulty
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.Applications 62
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.
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). Applications 63
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).
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 Applications 64
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
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 Sock-
etBook Sync settings, Wi-Fi will be activated Applications 65
automatically 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
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.Applications 66
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);
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.Applications 67
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.Applications 68
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 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.Applications 69
• 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 user-
name@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 Applications 70
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.
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.Applications 71
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.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:
• Auto connection on or off;Settings 73
• 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 74
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-
work connection).
• 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.Settings 75
• 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 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.Settings 76
• 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.
• 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
productivity.Settings 77
• 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
• 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 Settings 78
Adobe DRM Authorization item are displayed. After re-
moving all protected DRM documents will be unavailable.
Boot Logo – image displayed during the Device starts.
Logos are stored in system/logo internal storage folder, so
you can copy an image you’d like to be displayed during
ATTENTION! System folder is hidden by default. Slease, change its
parameters on your computer to make it visible.
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.
Status Bar in Reading Mode — you can turn on or turn off
the display of status bar during reading.
Open at Startup last opened book or main menu.Settings 79
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.
User Profiles can be configured up to 6 (5 can be stored on the
internal storage and 1 – on microSD card). 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.Settings 80
Language. Select the Device’s interface language.
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.Settings 81
Here you can see battery level and set parameters, which
help to save battery charge:
• 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 Settings 82
save there system settings. You will be suggested to enter
the file name from on-screen keyboard;
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;
• 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.Settings 83
• 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 84
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 85
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 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 > 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 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 > 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 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
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:
Česko 800-701-307
Deutschland 0-800-187-30-03
France 0805-080277
Polska 0-0-800-141-0112
Slovensko 0-800-606-676
USA/Canada 1-877-910-1520
Россия 8-800-100-6990
Україна 0-800-304-800
Казахстан 8-800-333-35-13
Беларусь 8-820-0011-02-62
საქართველო 995-706-777-360
help@pocketbook-int.comCompliance with International
Product name: SocketBook Touch Lux 3
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
Sower Source.
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 important that you use compliant peripheral devices
and shielded cables between system components to reduce the possibility of
causing interference to radios, televisions, and other electronic devices.
Certification information (SAR)
The device meets guidelines for exposure to radio waves.Compliance with International Standards 94
Your device is a radio transmitter and receiver. It is designed not
to exceed the limits for exposure to radio waves recommended
by international guidelines. These guidelines were developed by
the independent scientific organization ICNIRS and include safety
margins designed to assure the protection of all persons, regard-
less of age and health.
The exposure guidelines for devices employ a unit of measure-
ment known as the Specific Absorption Rate or SAR. The SAR limit

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