Pocketbook – Touch Lux – User Manual

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SAFETY PRECAUTIONS ……………………………………………………………6
Front View 11
Side View 12
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS ……………………………………………..13
GETTING STARTED …………………………………………………………………14
Charging Battery 14
Power Management 15
Loading Files 16
Gestures 17
Working with On-Screen Keyboard 19
Frontlight 20
Connecting to the Internet 21Inserting Micro SD Card 24
MAIN MENU ………………………………………………………………………………25
Recent Events 27
Library 29
Book Store 33
Notes 33
Dictionary 33
Music 34
Applications 35
Search 54
Status Bar 54
Task Management 55
Installing Extensions 56
READING BOOKS …………………………………………………………………….57
Gestures in Reading Mode 58
Social networks & ReadRate 60
Turning Pages 64Contents 64
Open Page 65
Bookmarks 67
Following Links 67
Search 68
Scaling 68
Dictionary 71
Notes 72
Screen Orientation 73
Text-to-Speech 73
Closing a Book 74
SETTINGS ………………………………………………………………………………….75
Frontlight 75
Personalize 75
Network 77
Date/Time 78
Languages 78
Accounts and Synchronization 79Advanced Settings 83
Saving Battery 89
Device Info 89
FIRMWARE UPDATE ……………………………………………………………….91
TROUBLESHOOTING ……………………………………………………………..95
CUSTOMER SUPPORT ……………………………………………………………97
Before start working with the Device, please, read this section
carefully. Following these instructions will ensure your safety
and extend service life of the Device.
Storage, Carriage and Usage Conditions
Device operating temperature range is 0°С to +40°С, so do not
expose 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 sunlight
• direct flame or smoke (cigarette, 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.)Safety Srecautions 7
• penetration of liquids or moisture
• exposure to strong electromagnetic fields, electrostatic
charges and artificial sources of UV electromagnetic radiation
• excessive mechanical pressure on the screen, connec-
tors 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 pro-
tection of the screen, we recommend storing the Device in a pro-
tective and/or hard cover.
Keep away from children.
To prevent possible hearing damage, do not listen at
high volume levels for long periods.Safety Srecautions 8
Do not disassemble or modify the book reader.
Do not use the Device with a damaged battery, charger (broken
case, poor contact, broken feed cable) or SD card. If the battery is
damaged (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 dam –
age the Device.
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
Up to five faulty pixels are acceptable in the screen and do not
constitute a warrantable defect of the screen.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 centers in your region
please visit the official website of PocketBook International:
RF Safety
The Device receives and transmits radio frequencies and may
interfere 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 pro-
hibited, e.g. onboard a plane and in hospitals – this may affect
airborne avionics or medical equipment.Safety Srecautions 11
Incorrect disposal of this Device may have adverse impacts on
the environment and public health. To prevent such consequenc-
es follow the device-specific disposal requirements. Recycling of
these materials helps preserve natural resources. For more infor-
mation regarding recycling issues please contact local municipal
authorities, your domestic waste collection service, store where
you purchased the Device, or the authorized service center.
Disposal of electric and electronic components (the Di-
rective is applicable to the EU and other European
countries where separate waste disposal systems ex-
ist). 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 – turn
page backward
3. LED Indicator – dis-
plays Device power mode. Dur-
ing the charging it glows, when
battery is charged, it turns off.
During the Device usage green
light indicates power consum-
ing (screen refresh, music play-
back, Wi-Fi connection etc.)
4. Forward – turn
page forward
5. Menu – open context menu (if available). Continuous press
switches the frontlight on/off (See ‘Frontlight’ section of the manual). Appearance 11
6. 3.5 mm audio jack
7. Micro-USB port – connect the Device to a PC or a charger using
8. Reset – restart the Device
9. MicroSD-card slot – to install external microSD/SDHC card (up
to 32 GB)
10. On/Off (power button) – continuous press turns the Device on/
off.T e chnical Spe cifications
6” E Ink Pearl™ HD capacitive multi-sensor dis-
play, 1024×758
Frontlight Yes
Processor 811 МHz
RAM 118 МB
Internal Storage 4GB *
Operating system Linux®
Wi-Fi™ (802.11 b/g/n)
USB 2.0 (up to 480 Mb/s, micro-USB port)
Memory slot microSD/SDHC up to 32Gb
Audio output 3.5 mm earphones jack
Book formats
PDF, EPUB (including Adobe DRM-protected),
Image formats JPEG, BMP, PNG, TIFF
Audio format MS3
Battery Li-Polymer, 3.7 V, 1000 mAh
Dimensions (height×
175×114.5×9.5 mm
Weight 198 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
for work and will read about its main control features.
To extend battery lifetime, it is recommended to charge
the Device for the first time from 8 to 12 hours in the off
state. You can charge the battery from PC using USB-cable
or from the power line using a charger (optional).
To charge the battery for the first time, do the following:
1. Connect the Device to a computer or charger with
USB-cable. Indicator will glow as soon, as the charging
2. 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 15
NOTE The indication can be switched off in Setings > Appear-
ance > LED Indication section.
If the Device is on when you connect the cable to PC, a
dialog window asking to select action – PC link or Charge —
will appear.
To turn on the Device, press and hold On/Off button un-
til startup logo will appear. When the Device is ready to
operate, an image will be changed to Main menu or last
opened book, depending on settings (Settings > Personal-
ize > Open at startup).
To turn off the Device, press On/Off button continuously
until the Device goes off. In addition, you can set auto-
matic key lock or power off: go to Settings > Saving Power >
Power off after or Lock Device after respectively, and set the Getting Started 11
idle time before locking the Device or power off. T o unlock
the Device, press On/Off button shortly.
In case if your Device ‘freezes’ (does not respond to keys
presses or screen touches and perform no actions for 1-3
minutes), you can restart it by pressing Reset button on
side panel with some thin item (e.g. unbent paper clip).
CAUTION! Don’t use sharp items, such as needles, to press Re-
set button to avoid Device case damage! Don’t use this feature
frequently, because it affects the electronic components of the
Connect the Device to the PC using microUSB cable.
NOTE The Device should be kept on while transferring files.Getting Started 17
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!
ATTENTION! T ouch 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).Getting Started 18
T ouch & 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
Changes the image scale: place two fingers
on a screen and pinch them together to
zoom out or spread them apart to zoom in.Getting Started 19
On-screen keyboard is used when it is 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 in-
put language, press the current language button. To add
the language to the on-screen keyboard layout go to Set-
tings > Languages > Keyboard Layouts.Getting Started 11
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.
To switch the frontlight on/off, press and hold the Menu
button for one second. To open a frontlight configura –
tion window, touch the sign on the status bar. Set the
frontlight level that is convenient for you in the opened
window via the slider.Getting Started 11
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
network 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
2. Select On for the Network access checkbox and then
further settings appear: Automatic 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.Getting Started 11
3. T o 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
• WPA/WPA2 Enterprise – you will need to specify
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 :Getting Started 13
• DHCP — get IP address automatically (if DHCP
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 –
tion section
8. To check network configuration and connect to a
network, return to the Connection to hidden network sec-
tion and press Connect.
NOTE Wi-Fi connection can be used for connecting to an Inter-
net network. Transferring data via Wi-Fi connection is unavailable.
The Device can be connected to a Wi-Fi access point with MAC
address filtration applied.Getting Started 14
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 be fixed.
To eject the card, slightly press on its edge until it will be
unfixed, and pull it to get.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 touch.
Main menu consists of Recent Events section and applica-
tion panel. When application panel is hidden, there are
two quick access buttons displayed: Library and Book Store.Main Menu 11
Main menu overview
Recent Events is a list of recently
opened and downloaded books
Applications panel
Last read book
Last downloaded
Applications panel
Events of friends
on ReadRate
of eventsMain Menu 17
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 top right corner of the screen:
After you touch recently opened book title, it will be
opened on a page you have 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 18
Library Overview
Turn Library pages
5Main Menu 19
Library is e-books file manager. To open a book, touch its
title. Library menu allows to filter, group, sort, change ap –
pearance of the section and perform search.
1 Filtration criteria
• All Books – all books on selected storage are
• Now reading – books were opened and read more
than one page
• Favorites – books chosen by 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 31
• Genre
• Format
• Date Added.
3 Sorting criteria
• File names
• Book titles
• Last opened
• Creation date
• Series
• Author.
Sorting can be ascending or descending .
4 Books list views
Simple – in this mode next information is displayed:
• Folder or file format icon
• Book title and author name (if known)
• Location icon (if file is located on memory card)
• Read percentage and Read status.Main Menu 31
Detailed – in this mode there are added thumbnails,
information 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
three options:
• Internal + memory card
• Internal
• Memory card.
Context menu…
…opened by continuous touch…Main Menu 31
…and allows proceeding with next file and folder
• Open (if item can be opened with alternative
reader program — Open with…)
• Information – brief information about book/folder.
• Mark as read/unread
• Add to/Remove from Favorites
• File – file operations
• Rename
• Move to folder
• Delete
• Find — allows quick book search by the follow-
ing 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 33
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 be opened. 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
button 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 34
Music player for playing .mp3 media files.
Repeat once Shuffle Normal
Previous Next
Press to switch Play/Pause
+ –
Press / to switch
Close Collapse
menu Progress bar PlaylistMain Menu 35
In the Application menu you can add audio files and fold –
ers with audio to the playlist, rearrange tracks, and save or
clear playlist. By means of the context menu, opened with
a long press on the track, you can perform the following
operations: view info about track, add to queue, or remove
the file from the list.
This section contains games and additional software. To
exit an application, press key or corresponding menu
item .
Engineering calculator supports a wide range of math-
ematical operations, such as different numeric systems,
trigonometric, logarithm, power and logical operations.Main Menu 31
You can play versus your friend or the Device. If you are
playing against the Device, you can select 10 difficulty
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.
Classic solitaire.
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.Main Menu 37
To delete the feed, select it, open the context menu and
select Delete command or press the Recycle bin icon .
To edit the feed, select it, open the context menu and se-
lect Edit name or Edit URL command. Edit the RSS feed
name or address using the on-screen keyboard.
To update feed, select Update in the application menu.
Updated content is added to the file with .hrss extension,
and the file will be accessible for reading after updating.
The news downloading status is displayed while updating.
After the update file is available for reading off-line using
the browser.
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.Main Menu 38
Application for drawing.
To select the drawing tool, use the application control
Text: select the position and size of the text box. Text
is entered with the on-screen keyboard
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 Main Menu 39
Device. In addition, Scribble application is used for editing
graphic notes.
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.
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 En-
ter. 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 Main Menu 41
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, fa-
vorites, adjust scale of displaying web-pages, rotate a
screen and configure the browser from Settings section. Main Menu 41
Under Settings you can clear history and cookies, disable/
enable JavaScript and loading images.
To exit Browser, touch the corresponding item in browser
Book Store
Book Store application provides quick and convenient li-
censed content download from Book Store portal (http://
www.bookland.com/) to your Device. The internet connec-
tion must be active.
If you are already registered, press I already have an ac-
count BookLand and check if the login and password are
entered correctly at Book Store settings.
In order to use Book Store, do the following:
1. Register at the portal Book Store (http://www.
bookland.com/)Main Menu 41
2. Add your Device to your account by entering a se-
rial number of a device on the site.
3. Enter your account data at Book Store in the sec-
tion Settings > 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.
Exit Personal room
LandMain Menu 43
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,
MasterCard, Maestro).
Purchase history – the list of goods, purchased at the store
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
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).Main Menu 44
PocketBook Sync
PocketBook Sync service allows you to download all books,
chosen on the book store, directly to your Device (or even
to several devices).
PocketBook Sync is convenient because you can choose files
from the store in advance and then download them on your
Device in any time convenient for you.
NOTE For correct work of SocketBook Sync time and date on the De-
vice should be adjusted properly ( Settings > Date/time)
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 Main Menu 45
Device to your account by entering a serial number 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 BookLand 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 Update
in PocketBook Sync application (if Wi-Fi connection has Main Menu 41
not been activated, the Device will generate the connec-
tion request).
If Automatic connection is chosen in SocketBook Sync
settings, Wi-Fi will be activated automatically ev-
ery half an hour for checking new links (if the De-
vice 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).Main Menu 47
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 Pock –
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 (download-
ed to the folder Photo). The opened photo is displayed in
a full-screen mode. To set a photo as Boot Logo or 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.
Dropbox PocketBook
Dropbox application allows to download files, added to
Dropbox from any computer or any device with installed Main Menu 48
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 PocketBook 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 > PocketBook reader’ directory will
show up in your Dropbox account, and after synchroniza-
tion it will be available from other devices with Dropbox.
NOTE The application on your device will have access only to
files in the ‘ PocketBook reader’ folderMain Menu 49
How to synchronize
1. Files, added to the directory ‘Application > Pocket-
Book reader’ and to the sync folder on your Device, will be au-
tomatically 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 Now’, or in the Library choose ‘Synchronize
Now’ in the context menu of the sync folder.
2. After synchronization all obtained files will be also
available in the sync folder in the Library on the Device.
You can go to this folder from Settings — by continuous
touch on the «Sync Folder», and from Applications > Drop-
box PocketBookMain Menu 51
The application allows to send files to the email address
of your Device. Sent books will be automatically down-
loaded 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.
• In the opened wizard enter your contact email ad-
dress and password.Main Menu 51
• The email with the activation link will be sent to the
specified address. Follow this link to receive the email ad –
dress 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
available for you, and the download folder for received
books will be created in the library — Send to PocketBook.
Ho w t o get files
1. Files, sent to the service email address of your De-
vice, will be automatically downloaded to the download
folder in the Device Library, when the internet connection Main Menu 51
is on. Download 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
Settings > 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 fold –
er in the Library of the Device.Main Menu 53
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.Main Menu 54
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
entering the query Library, displaying search results, will
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. T o switch to a
system status bar, press the icon .
Wi-Fi is connected
Touch to view info
Touch to open
task list
Battery charge
Date & time
StatusMain Menu 55
Device software supports multitasking, and you can quickly
switch between running applications in several ways:
• by touching status bar icon
• by evoking task manager by continuous press on
the Home button.
Besides task switching, you can force close running ap-
plications: 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
• Open music player
• 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 ex-
ample, that read percentage displayed in Library doesn’t change Main Menu 51
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.
You can install additional Text-to-Speech packages (avail-
able for download on SocketBook website in Support sec-
tion) and 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 PC.
3. Loaded file will appear in Last Events.
4. Launch copied extension file as an application
and confirm installation.Reading Books
In this chapter you will learn how to read e-books and
configure reader software for the most comfortable read –
ing. The Device supports next book formats: PDF, EPUB (in-
cluding Adobe DRM-protected); FB2, FB2.ZIP, DOC, DOCX, TXT,
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 ePub) 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 58
Sressing in the center of the screen evokes the reading
reading menuReading Books 59
Exit book Book name Search Bookmark Expand
reading menu
Turning pages Open ReadRate
Reading MenuReading Books 11
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 so-
cial networks. T o open the ReadRate menu, touch the
icon in the reading menu.Reading Books 11
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 Read-
Rate profile, you can link another social networks ac –
counts to it. After authorization the window appears:Reading Books 11
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 pro-
file and in the news line of chosen social networks.
After activating Now reading, Have read, Like or Unlike sta-
tuses, their icons become colored — , , and .
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 .Reading Books 13
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 14
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 function-
ality, set Off in Settings > Accounts and Synchronization >
ReadRate > ReadRate Status. After this operation all Read-
Rate 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 15
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
contents entries.
You can go to the specific page in several ways:Reading Books 11
• By moving the progress bar slider in the reading
menu. < and > buttons are intended for more precise navi-
gation – one page backward/forward, respectively.
• By touching the slider, which opens a dialog win-
dow where you are able to enter the page number you
want to open.
• By touching the page number in the reading
mode menu, then you can input a page number by means
of the on-screen keyboard.
• By touching the current page number on the sta-
tus bar, which opens a dialog window, where you will be
able to scroll where you want to go, enter the page num-
ber after touching page number above the scroll, or view
thumbnails 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 17
T o 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
enter 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 De-
vice built-in browser. To return to reading, press Exit in
Browser menu.Reading Books 18
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.
T ext Format Books
In text format books (ePub, FB1, DOC etc.) you can change
font size using the scaling gesture: pinch two fingers
together to reduce font size and spread fingers apart to
enlarge. Also you can change font size by sliding on right
side of the screen: upwards to increase and downwards
to decrease.
Settings reader menu section provides more options to
configure reader software: font, font size, spacing, page Reading Books 19
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).
Pinch 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 71
• 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. Con-
firm 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 71
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:
On-screen keyboard
for typing text for
View resembling
words/ Back to word
Fix this window to
the top/bottom of the
screenReading Books 71
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 en-
ter notes mode, select Note reading menu section.
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.
Pencil – use to draw notes in the text.Reading Books 73
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.
Text-to-Speech (TTS) software is designed to transform
text into speech. Reading Books 74
Select voice package Slay/Sause Volume Exit
To close a book, touch left top corner.
T o start TTS, open reading menu and select Voice. TTS con-
trol panel will appear:
Srogress bar indicates a fragment read currently, pages
are turned automatically as you listen.
Initially there are 3 TTS packages are installed on the
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 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
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.
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
Theme is set by default. If you want to use another theme,
download a file in .pbt format to the folder system/themes;Settings 77
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.
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,
IP-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 78
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.
Speech Synthesis
In this section you can set parameters for TTS:
• Language and Voice – select the TTS package;
• Speed of Speech.Settings 79
C onfigure 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;
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 authorization. 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 (connection
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).Settings 81
• Downloading via Wi-Fi: On demand (you need to
process the list before download) or Automatically (all
new files are downloaded 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/Log out: if you are not authorized in the
application, the page with a list of book stores will ap-
pear for choosing and authorization. If you are authorized,
then you can logout SocketBook Sync.
• About Service — more detailed about service
Send-to-PocketBook — the following options are available:
• 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
Send-to-SocketBook.Settings 81
• Receive files now : The content of the Download
folder will be updated. Before update, please, check if your
Device is connected to the Internet.
• Receive files automatically : On or Off. Files, sent to
the Device address username@pbsync.com, will be au-
tomatically updated in the download folder, if Wi-Fi con-
nection is on. You can turn off automatic receiving files to
optimize the Device productivity.
• Download folder: location of received files. The
Send-to-PocketBook folder is set by default. You can
choose any other folder or create a new one in the inter-
nal 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 81
• Synchronize Now: Files in the Sync folder and Pock-
etbook device directory will be synced. Before syncing files,
please check if your Device is connected to the Internet
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 connection
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
Pocketbook reader directory. The Dropbox PocketBook fold-
er is set by default. You can choose another folder or cre-
ate 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 83
• Remove ReadRate Authorization. After removing
all files of events from ReadRate are deleted. Read more
about ReadRate in “Social networks & ReadRate” section.
• ReadRate Status
• ReadRate authorization
Adobe DRM
To authorize, input your Login (e-mail address) and Pass-
word. When you are authorized, your login and Remove
Adobe DRM Authorization item are displayed. After remov-
ing all protected DRM documents will be unavailable.
User P rofiles
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
books, bookmarks, notes, favorites and pre-configured
network connections.Settings 84
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, duplicate profile
to a new one (to the SD card or internal storage either),
rename or delete profile.
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 PC.
Format SD card – this action will erase all data from the
external microSD card;Settings 85
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
• 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;Settings 81
• 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
section and type the password from on-screen keyboard.
Now each time you try to enter Settings section, you will Settings 87
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.
T ext Rendering
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 88
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,
Multitask, Wi-Fi, Frontlight.
NOTE You can set not more than four blocks.
Demo mode
switching demo mode for the Device. To activate demon-
stration mode check On in the Demo mode item.Settings 89
Here you can set parameters, which help to save battery
• 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, 11 min.
• Power off after — set time of idleness, after which
the Device power off: 11, 11, 31 or 11 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 91
• Firmware Version,
• Software Update – the Device will search for
updates in the following order: microSD card (if installed),
internal 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
Official firmware updates for Device are published on
official PocketBook website ( www.pocketbook-int.com).
Installation of official firmware updates is recommended,
because they contain fixes and additions improving the
efficiency of the Device. Official firmware update does
not influence the warranty conditions. Warranty does
not cover software installed from other sources except
PocketBook official website.
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 center. Slease perform the
upgrade procedure in accordance with the instructions below.
There are two ways to update the firmware.Firmware Update 91
Automatic Update
T o 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, internal memory,
If default Internet connection is not set, the Device will
ask to connect to one of available wireless networks.
Also you can set automatic updates check (Settings >
About Device > 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
countryFirmware Update 93
2. Click the Support button on top menu. Select
hardware model of your Device
3. Download the Firmware to your PC
4. Unpack the content of the archive, file SWUPDATE.
BIN and copy it to the root folder of MicroSD-Card or in-
ternal Device storage
5. Switch off the Device by pressing button On/Off
6. Switch on the Device by pressing On/Off
7. During boot press and hold both and but-
tons simultaneously until the message Firmware update…
is displayed on the screen
8. Follow the on-screen instructions in 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. If the firmware
file is located in the Device’s root folder, it will have a higher prior –
ity in comparison with the file stored on the SD card during the
update process.Firmware Update 94
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.
Try to format your
MicroSD card (make a
backup copies of all its
content prior to format-
ting) and copy the file
to the root of the empty
card. If this error persists,
use another card.
Upgrade image is
corrupted or Image
is empty
damaged or there is
no space available on
the microSD card.
Delete some files from
your card and copy
SWUPDATE.BIN file on it
one more time. Repeat
the download from www.
pocketbook-int.com. If
this error repeats, use
other card.
File read error MicroSD card error
Try to use another Mi-
croSD card
Error. A different
firmware version
is installed on the
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
Malfunction Possible Reason Solution
Device does not
turn on or turns on
but only the logo is
Battery is low Charge the battery
A book does not
open – the message
Book is probably
damaged or protected
appears, or nothing
happens at all
The book is
If the book was downloaded
from the online store try to
re-load it again. If the file
opens on your PC, but does
not open on the Device, save
the book in another format.
Html book opens
but is displayed
For example, there
are empty pages,
some part of the text
is missing etc.
HTML-files con –
tain non-text el-
ements (frames,
Save the page in TXT format
Book opens but
various symbols,
question marks etc.
are displayed instead
of letters
Switch to reading mode,
select Settings and change
encoding Troubleshooting 91
Malfunction Possible Reason Solution
No response when
you press any key
(e.g., when

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