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NEXUS 4 GUIDEBOOK
Table of contents
1. Get started 1
Insert a SIM card Charge the battery Set up your phone Get around Use your Home screens Touch & type Type text by speaking What’s new in Android 1 3 5 7 10 13 15 16
2. Explore your phone 21
Swipe up for Google Now Swipe down for notifications & settings Relax with Google Play Use & customize the lock screen Try Face Unlock Share content with Android Beam Change the wallpaper Take a screenshot
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Use the keyboard 55 Enter & edit text Try Gesture Typing Use keyboard dictionaries 55 60 62 5. mice. Try some apps 63 Use All Apps Start Gmail Find People Manage your Calendar Open & use Clock Manage downloads NEXUS 4 GUIDEBOOK 63 65 66 68 70 72 iv .Connect to keyboards. Use the Phone app 44 Make a phone call Answer or divert calls Work with the Call log Listen to your voicemail Options during a call Place an Internet (SIP) call 44 46 48 49 50 52 4. & other devices 41 3.
Google Now & Search 74 About Google Now 74 Use Google Now 81 Turn Google Now on or off 86 Control location access.6. Settings 122 8. reporting. & history 87 Use your voice on Android 92 Voice Actions commands 95 Google Now Card list 99 About Gmail Cards 116 About the Activity summary card 117 About the Stocks card 118 About the Research topics card 119 Search settings 120 7. Accessibility 124 Appendix: Hardware reference 126 What’s in the box 126 Nexus 4 128 Specs 130 NEXUS 4 GUIDEBOOK v .
If no card is installed. Eject button aperture GET STARTED 1 . the message “No SIM card” appears on the phone’s lock screen.1 Get started Insert a SIM card Before you start using your phone. you may need to insert your micro SIM card.
and push firmly but gently un til the tray pops out. TIP: Your phone’s IMEI identification number is on the SIM card tray. Insert the SIM ejection tool that comes with the phone (or a thin pin) into the eject button hole. The eject button is a small hole just above the tray door. with the contacts out and the angled corner to the right. GET STARTED 2 . 3. Remove the tray and place the micro SIM card inside it. To install a new micro SIM card: 1. 2. You may need this number later to identify your phone for service purposes. Write down the IMEI number or take a photo of the label on the product box.The SIM card tray is located on the left side of the phone below the volume button. Carefully reposition the tray in the slot and push it gently back into the phone.
Then connect the travel adapter to a power outlet. connect one end of the micro USB cable to the charger port at the bottom of the phone. It’s a good idea to fully charge the battery as soon as you get a chance.Charge the battery Your battery will not be fully charged when you first unpack your Nexus 4. GET STARTED 3 . If you’re using the travel adapter that comes with the phone. and the other end to the travel adapter.
• Nexus 4’s battery can’t be removed. and the travel adapter’s output voltage is DC 5V. GET STARTED 4 .• The travel adapter varies by country or region. takes longer than charging with a travel adapter. such as a laptop computer. Using a different travel adapter or cable may damage your phone. • Use only the travel adapter and micro USB cable that come with your Nexus 4. • The input voltage range between the wall outlet and this travel adapter is AC 100V–240V. Don’t attempt to open the phone. 2A. • Charging your phone through a USB cable attached to another device.
The symbol of the crossed out wheeled bin indicates that the battery should not be placed in municipal waste. you’ll see a Welcome screen. • To choose a different language. GET STARTED 5 . Set up your phone The first time you turn on the phone. touch the menu. The Nexus 4 travel adapter may not generate enough current to power a wireless charger. DO NOT throw the battery in municipal waste.IMPORTANT: If you use a wireless charger. you must use an approved model and only as directed.
An email address that you use for any of the following counts as a Google Account: • • • • • Gmail YouTube Google Apps AdWords Any other Google product When you sign in with a Google Account. GET STARTED 6 .• To continue. you can add the others later. create one. all the email. sign in using the email address and password for your Google Account. If you have multiple Google Accounts. touch Start and follow the instructions. When prompted. contacts. If you don’t have one yet. Calendar events. and other data associated with that account are automatically synced with your phone.
no matter what you’re doing. even if it was in a different app. you can’t go back any further in your history.Get around Every Home screen shows the Favorites tray: another quick way to get to your apps. GET STARTED 7 . you’ll always find these three navigation buttons: Back Opens the previous screen you were working in. At the bottom of every screen. Once you back up to the Home screen.
If you don’t use these buttons often. Google Now gives just what you need to know. swipe up. right when you need it. To remove a thumbnail from the list. depending on the current app. swipe it left or right. touch it. they may shrink to dots or fade away. Recent apps Opens a list of thumbnail images of apps you’ve worked with recently. To bring them back. touch their location. To open an app.Home Opens Home. To open Google Now. If you’re viewing a left or right Home screen. opens the central Home screen. GET STARTED 8 .
or the speak them. Or. change display brightness. where you can adjust things like network. and account settings. notice the Settings icon. which lets you search your phone or the Internet. swipe down with two fingers from the top of any screen. This brings you to the Settings screens for your phone. swipe down with one finger to pull down the notification shade. Touch Google to type your Microphone icon to search terms. At the top of the screen you’ll find Google Search. then touch the Quick Settings icon at the top right. To open Quick Settings. GET STARTED 9 . TIP: You can use Quick Settings to access Wi-Fi settings quickly. sound. and more.Settings On the All Apps screen available from the Favorites tray. among many others.
magazines. Use your Home screens Browse Home screens To move between screens. Touch it to explore additional options. The My Library widget displays music.Many screens in apps and Settings include a Menu icon. and books you already have. movies. swipe left or right. Touch any title to open it GET STARTED 10 . often including Help for that screen.
then drag it to the Remove icon at the top of the screen. touch & hold. then let go and drag the blue dots. To remove it. try the suggestions in one of the Play Recommendations widgets: Touch to avoid future suggestions like this Touch to learn more Touch to see a different suggestion To resize a widget. touch & hold.When you’re ready to shop for more. GET STARTED 11 .
3. The icon drops into its new position. Touch the All Apps icon. Touch & hold the app or widget until the Home screen appears. slide it into place. Touch & hold the icon. Go to the Home screen where you want to place the app or widget. 4. Slide your finger to the new position. 2. To move an app or widget icon to a different location on a Home screen: 1. To bump another icon out of the way. Swipe right. GET STARTED 12 . 2. 3. if necessary.Organize Home screens To add an app or widget to a Home screen: 1. and lift your finger. slide toward the edge of the screen. Lift your finger. slide slowly into it. to find the app or widget you want. To move between Home screens.
or search terms. touch it. Touch & hold an item on the screen by touching it and not lifting your finger until it responds. To type something. Touch & type To select or activate something. GET STARTED 13 . password. A keyboard pops up that lets you type into the field. Other common gestures include: • Touch & hold. To rename a folder.To create a folder. touch its name. such as a name. just touch where you want to type. slide one icon quickly over another.
Tap quickly twice on a webpage. move your finger on the screen until you reach the target position. and double-tap again to zoom out. or other screen to zoom. For example. without pausing when you first touch (so you don’t drag something instead). map. • Pinch. you can slide a Home screen left or right to view the other Home screens. without lifting your finger. and Gallery). In some apps (such as Maps. • Double-tap.• Drag. • Swipe or slide. Touch & hold an item for a moment and then. Chrome. Quickly move your finger across the surface of the screen. you can zoom in and out by placing two fingers on the screen at once and pinching them together (to zoom out) or spreading them apart (to zoom in). For example. double-tap a picture in Chrome to zoom in. you can move apps around on the Home screen. GET STARTED 14 . For example.
When you see the microphone image. Touch the Microphone key on the onscreen keyboard.” or “exclamation point” to enter punctuation. To change your phone’s brightness. go to vice > Sound. 1. volumes. font size. or a location in text you’ve already entered in a text field. and Settings > Demore. go Settings > Device > to Display. Say “comma. and more. GET STARTED 15 .” “period. speak what you want to type.” “exclamation mark.” “question mark.Settings To change your phone’s notification sounds. 2. 3. Type text by speaking You can speak to enter text in most places that you can enter text with the onscreen keyboard. Touch a text field.
2 (Jelly Bean). To change your phone’s speech settings. This recording remains on the device only fleetingly and is not sent to Google. Google may record a few seconds of ambient background noise in temporary memory at any time. You can touch the Delete key to erase the underlined text. underlined.1 and 4. To improve processing of your voice input. the underline disappears.When you pause. If you start typing or entering more text by speaking. Settings What’s new in Android Whether you’re new to Android or an avid user. For a comprehensive list of all changes since Android GET STARTED 16 . go to Settings > Personal > Language & input. check out some of the new features in Android 4. what you spoke is transcribed by the speech-recognition service and entered in the text field.
2) Use Photo Sphere mode in the Camera app to capture 360-degree photos. then touch the mode options to select Photo Sphere mode. books.2: A new flavor of Jelly Bean. You don’t need to worry about spaces because they’re added automatically for you. or games you already have – including preloaded content that comes GET STARTED 17 . • Google Play widgets New widgets on your Home screens display recently used apps.4. Glide your finger over the letters you want to type. and lift it after each word. see Android 4. Jelly Bean and Android 4. use Gesture Typing to input a word without lifting your finger. • Photo Sphere mode (Android 4. • Gesture Typing (Android 4. music.0.1. movies.2) Instead of typing each letter. Touch the Camera icon to open the app.
• Expandable notifications Expandable notifications were introduced in Android 4. Other widgets offer suggestions for browsing Google Play.1.with your device. Touch a widget to access its content on Google Play.2) Use Quick Settings to easily access WiFi settings.2. • Quick Settings (Android 4. Swipe down with two fingers from the top of any screen to open Quick Settings. then touch one of the boxes to open a specific setting. open the main Settings menu. In Android 4. you can expand notifica tions more easily with a swipe of your finger. manage display brightness. and more. Swipe down the notification shade from the top of the screen. including the option to perform actions from the notification itself. then glide your GET STARTED 18 . Touch & hold a widget to re size it or remove it.
Go to Settings > System > Accessibility > Magnification gestures to turn on screen magnification. how much traffic to expect before you leave for work. • Screen magnification (Android 4. Slide an icon quickly over another to create a folder. such as today’s weather before you start your day. • Rearrange Home screens Slide an icon slowly to move other icons or widgets gently aside. Touch & hold an icon and slide slowly to the location of your choice. GET STARTED 19 . • Google Now Google Now shows you information at just the right time.finger down the notifications to expand them.2) Users with visual impairments can enter full-screen magnification by triple-tap ping the screen. Touch an icon inside a notification to handle a task directly.
Swipe up from the bottom center of any screen. • Say “Google” to search When the Google Now screen is open. Open Google Now. then say “Google” and your query to search. you can say “Google” to activate a voice search.and even your favorite team’s score while they’re playing. or touch the Google Search bar on any Home screen. GET STARTED 20 .
here’s a Google Now card that EXPLORE YOUR PHONE 21 . For example. at just the right time. Google Now intelligently brings you the information you want to see. and even your favorite team’s score while they’re playing.2 Explore your phone Swipe up for Google Now Google Now is about getting you just the right information. how much traffic to expect before you leave for work. when you want to see it. It tells you today’s weather before you start your day. All of this happens automatically. No digging required.
touch Show more cards at the bottom of the screen. you’re turning on location reporting and location EXPLORE YOUR PHONE 22 . or touch the Google Search bar at the top of the Home screen. swipe them out of the way. When you don’t need them any more.appears when you’re about to start your commute home: Give it a try! Swipe your finger up from the bottom of any screen. You’re in control When you decide to use Google Now. When you want to see more cards.
Google Now can use data that you may have stored in third-party products that you allow Google to access. adjust the details of what they display. and so on.history. if those are currently turned on. For example. Google Now also uses data that you may have stored in other Google products. You’re in control. Similarly. and adjust your privacy settings. EXPLORE YOUR PHONE 23 . Google Now can show cards based on sports scores. if you have searches stored in your Web History. If you have a synced calendar entry for a dentist appointment that includes the dentist’s address. Google Now also uses location information provided by Google’s location service and GPS. flight status. For example. your phone’s synced calendar may include entries from non-Google calendar products. Google Now can check traffic and suggest when to leave. You can choose exactly which cards you’d like to see.
Icons for pending notifications appear on the left. its icon appears at the top of the screen. calendar events. as well as ongoing events. see “Google Now & Search. and alarms. Wi-Fi.” Swipe down for notifications & settings Notifications alert you to the arrival of new messages. When a notification arrives. & battery status EXPLORE YOUR PHONE 24 . and system icons showing things like Wi-Fi signal or battery strength on the right: Pending notifications Bluetooth.For more information about Google Now and your location information. such as video downloads.
You can perform these actions from the notification shade: EXPLORE YOUR PHONE 25 . Certain notifications can be expanded to show more information. touch the notifica tion icon on the left. such as email previews or calendar events. Calendar notifications allow you to Snooze (remind you later) or send email to other guests. just swipe it away. To open the related app. Some notifications also allow you to take specific actions by touch ing icons within the notification.To open the notification shade. touch the Dismiss icon at the top right of the notification shade. When you’re finished with a notification. The one at the top is always expanded when possible. swipe down from the top of any screen. For example. To dismiss all notifications.
Dismiss all Go to Quick Settings Swipe down using one finger to expand certain notifications Touch to respond to other guests EXPLORE YOUR PHONE 26 .
do one of the following: • Swipe down the notification shade and touch the Quick Settings icon at the top right. EXPLORE YOUR PHONE 27 . To open Quick Settings. and more. manage display brightness. open the main Settings menu. • Swipe down with two fingers from the top of any screen.Quick Settings Use Quick Settings to easily access Wi-Fi settings.
Go to notifications Touch to open all settings Touch a square to open the specific setting Relax with Google Play Google Play brings together all your favorite content in one place – movies. magazines. TV shows. apps. music. books. EXPLORE YOUR PHONE 28 . and more – so you can reach it from any of your devices.
movies. and so on. • Recommended on Play. Touch any of the images to see your content. books. Displays your most recently used music. Touch the recommendation to learn more about it. Recommends apps that you can add to your Home screen. • Recommended apps. Suggests music. and other content that may interest you.Use Google Play widgets These widgets are available on your Home screens: • My Library. Touch the suggestion to learn more about it. EXPLORE YOUR PHONE 29 .
touch & hold. EXPLORE YOUR PHONE 30 .Touch to avoid future suggestions like this Touch to learn more Touch to see a different suggestion To resize a widget. Then touch & hold. touch the All Apps icon. then Widgets. To remove it. and swipe from right to left until you see the one you want. then let go and drag the blue dots. To add another Google Play widget. then drag it to the Remove icon at the top of the screen. touch & hold. and let go in the Home screen location you want.
touch the Play Store icon in your Favorites tray on every Home screen. Play Store Most things you purchase on Google Play are available from your computer as well as from any of your Android mobile devices.google. EXPLORE YOUR PHONE 31 . Find your content If you purchased on Google Play in the past.com to get your entertainment from anywhere. you’ll automatically have access to this content on your Nexus 4 — just make sure you’re signed in using the same account that you used to purchase it. (Android apps are one exception – they run only on Android devices.) Sign in to play.Shop on Google Play To open the Google Play Store app.
Magazines.You can get to your content using any of the Google Play icons in your Favorites tray. from the Google Play Store app. or get help. If you get a new device. touch the Google Play. which will bring you your content for that section of Google Play. Movies. the first item in the menu is always something like My Apps or My Music. and so on. Menu icon in any When you touch the section. even if you originally purchased it on Google Play using a different phone or tablet. Play Store icon to open Or. Music. switch accounts. such as Apps. including Books. choose the option EXPLORE YOUR PHONE 32 . You can quickly access your content this way. Google Play settings To adjust your Google Play settings. and Music. and then go to one of the main sections. all your media will automatically be waiting for you here when you turn on and sign in.
you want from the corner.
Menu in the top right
The Google Play Settings screen lets you control when you’re notified about updates to apps and games, clear your search history, and enable user controls. To filter Android apps based on maturity level or require a PIN before completing any purchase, touch Content filtering or Set or change PIN.
Google Play support
For more detailed information about Google Play, including phone and email support options, visit support.google.com/googleplay.
Use & customize the lock screen
This information applies to Android 4.2.1 and higher. If an earlier version is installed on your device and you haven’t accepted the latest system update, some details will differ.
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To check for updates, go to Settings > System > About phone > System updates. You can add widgets to the top of the lock screen and swipe between them. Lock screen widgets let you scan recent Gmail messages, Calendar entries, and other app content without unlocking your screen. To set or change the type of lock, go to Settings > Personal > Security > Screen lock .
Navigate the lock screen
Clock is the default widget. To hide the PIN, pattern, or password lock, swipe down from the clock or other widget at the top of the lock screen. Touch the lock icon at the bottom of the screen to show the lock again. To open Google Now, swipe up from the bottom of the lock screen. Enter your PIN, pattern, or password if prompted. To access the Camera app without unlocking the screen:
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1. Swipe left from the right edge of the screen. 2. If necessary, switch to the mode you want. The mode is indicated by the camera or other icon at the lower left in portrait mode. 3. Start taking photos or videos. To view what you captured, swipe left to open the Filmstrip view of your Gallery. The image or video is automatically saved to your Gallery, but you can’t view any of your other photos and videos until you unlock your screen. To get back to the main Camera app, swipe right. To close the Camera app, touch the bottom of your screen to bring up the navigation buttons, then touch one of the buttons.
Add a widget to the lock screen
1. Swipe from left to right across the top of Plus icon. the screen until you see the 2. Touch the Plus icon. If prompted, enter your PIN, pattern, or password.
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Try Face Unlock You can set an automatic screen lock for your phone. If a lock is set. You can add up to five widgets to your lock screen. Touch the widget you want to add. Remove a lock screen widget Touch & hold the widget.A list of widgets appears. To move between them. swipe between screens. Reorder lock screen widgets 1. the screen locks EXPLORE YOUR PHONE 36 . Touch & hold a widget. Apps that support lock screen widgets can add their own widgets to this list. then drag it onto the Remove icon. Drag the widget and release it in the location of your choice. 3. 2.
After you’ve set it up. you can unlock your phone simply by looking at it. Face Unlock is one of the options available. EXPLORE YOUR PHONE 37 . look under Settings > Personal > Security for two additional settings: Improve face matching and Liveness check . You can set locks of different strengths using lock settings: 1. it can be convenient and fun to use. TIP: After you set up Face Unlock. 2. Use these to make Face Unlock more reliable and secure.when your phone’s display goes to sleep or if you press the Power button. Go to Settings > Personal > Security > Screen lock . Touch the type of lock you’d like to use. Although Face Unlock is not very secure.
or place page in Maps. Touch your screen anywhere. 1. 3. Move the back of your phone toward the back of the other device.Share content with Android Beam You can beam a web page. and have both NFC and Android Beam turned on. When the devices connect. Open a screen that contains something you’d like to share. Or. YouTube video. support Near Field Communication (NFC). or other content from your screen to another device by bringing the devices together (typically back to back). Before you begin: Make sure both devices are unlocked. such as a webpage. the image on your screen reduces in size. and you see the message Touch to beam. Your friend’s device displays the transferred content. you hear a sound. 2. if the necessary app EXPLORE YOUR PHONE 38 . a video.
EXPLORE YOUR PHONE 39 . 3. or touch a thumbnail for a larger version. Wallpapers. for Gallery images. Google Play opens to a screen where your friend can download the app. touch Set wallpaper or. Live Wallpapers. Choose from pictures that you’ve synced with your phone. Change the wallpaper To change the wallpaper that’s displayed on your Home screens: 1. A list of options appears. drag the blue dots to determine the cropping and touch OK . You can download additional wallpapers on Google Play. Touch a wallpaper source: Gallery.isn’t installed. Touch & hold anywhere on a Home screen that’s not occupied. Choose from a scrolling list of animated wallpapers. To set a wallpaper. Choose from thumbnails of default images. 2.
Settings Take a screenshot You can easily take a screenshot on your phone that you can save in your Gallery or share with others: 1.To change your phone’s wallpaper. The screenshot is automatically saved in your Gallery. EXPLORE YOUR PHONE 40 . Make sure the image you want to capture is displayed on the screen. 2. go to Settings > Device > Display > Wallpaper. Press the Power and Volume down buttons simultaneously.
TIP: To easily share your screenshot via Gmail. Google+. USB is not supported for connecting Nexus 4 to such devices. mice. or even a joystick or other input device to your phone via Bluetooth and use it just as you would with a PC. & other devices You can connect a keyboard. Connect to keyboards. IMPORTANT: Continuous use of a mouse via Bluetooth will cause a significant additional drain on your battery. mouse. swipe down the notification shade and touch Share icon next to the preview the of your screenshot. and more. EXPLORE YOUR PHONE 41 .
You pair and connect Bluetooth input devices to your phone in the same way as any other Bluetooth device. • Press Tab or Shift-Tab to move from field to field in a form or other screen with mul tiple text fields. an arrow-shaped cursor appears. Keyboards In addition to entering text. you can use your keyboard to navigate your phone’s features: • Use the arrow keys to select items on screen. • Pressing Escape is equivalent to touching Back. Mice When you connect a mouse to your phone via Bluetooth and move the mouse. just as on a computer: EXPLORE YOUR PHONE 42 . • Pressing Return when an item is selected is equivalent to touching that item.
they will likely work with your phone. and dragging with the mouse button is equivalent to touching. you can use it to scroll both vertically and horizontally. • Only one mouse button is supported. such as dedicated buttons or other controls. • Clicking. to take full advantage of them. games and other apps must be designed to support any special features of an input device. • If your mouse has a trackball or scroll wheel. Other input devices You can connect joysticks.• Use the mouse to move the cursor. However. gamepads. touching & holding. and other input devices to your phone via Bluetooth. EXPLORE YOUR PHONE 43 . pressing. and dragging with your finger. If they work without special drivers or adapters on your PC.
USE THE PHONE APP 44 . or other apps or widgets the People app that display contact information.3 Use the Phone app Make a phone call You can place calls from the Phone app . Wherever you see a phone number. . To dial using the Phone app: 1. Touch the Phone icon All Apps screen. You can make calls from any of them. you can usually touch it to dial. on a Home or Notice the three tabs at the top of the phone.
touch & hold the 0 key to enter the plus ( + ) symbol. Touch the keys to enter the number. USE THE PHONE APP 45 . You can switch applications during a call – for example. followed by the full phone number. to look up information by using Chrome. Touch a call to return it. To dial an international number. then below the keytouch the Phone icon pad to dial. to If you enter a wrong number. and all your contacts below. Touch to dial. touch erase digits one by one. • The Contacts tab shows the numbers you frequently call at the top.• The Dialer tab lets you dial manually. Then enter the international prefix for the country. • The Call log tab shows recent calls.
Swipe down from the top of the screen to reveal your notifications. press the Volume Down button on the side of your phone. USE THE PHONE APP 46 . If you miss a call. To silence the ringer before answering the call. 2. To end a call in progress. displaying the caller ID and any additional information about the caller that you’ve entered in People.To return to the Phone app while a call is in progress: 1. you receive a notification. Touch the green phone icon. touch the End Call at the bottom of the screen. All incoming calls are recorded in the Phone app’s Call log tab. icon Answer or divert calls When you receive a phone call. the Incoming Call screen opens.
Send to voicemail Direct the caller to leave a voicemail message. touch Settings > Quick responses. Send a message Opens a list of quick text responses.When a call arrives. TIP: To edit text responses from within Menu icon > the Phone app. touch the white phone icon and slide over one of these icons: Answer call Start talking to the caller. USE THE PHONE APP 47 . Touch one to send it to the caller immediately.
Arrow icons beside a call indicate the type of call. or missed. .Work with the Call log The Call log is a list of all the calls you’ve placed. the Call log is unWithin the Phone app . or touch the phone icon beside it to call back. • Touch the Contacts icon to view contact details. Multiple arrows indicate multiple calls: • • • Missed incoming call Received incoming call Outgoing call While viewing details for a call: • Touch the number to call it. It provides a convenient way to redial a number. return a call. USE THE PHONE APP 48 . Touch a number for der the middle tab more information about the call. • Touch to send a text message. received. or add a number to your Contacts.
To read your voicemail: 1. To clear the Call log. Swipe down from the top of the screen to view your notifications. voicemail icon appears in the Status the area at the top left of your screen.• Touch to add a new People card for the caller. 2. Follow the instructions to retrieve your messages. Touch New voicemail. The voicemail notification displays the number of unread messages and a number to dial. Your phone dials the voicemail message. Menu > Clear Listen to your voicemail When you have a new voicemail message. touch Call Log. To change your voicemail service or other settings: USE THE PHONE APP 49 .
3. or dial the number listed to access other voicemail settings. If you answer. Touch Menu. you return to the first call. Options during a call During a call. then Settings. you can • Answer another incoming call: You see the Incoming Call screen. displaying the caller ID and any additional information about the caller that you’ve entered in People. • Adjust the volume: Use the volume buttons on the side of the phone. Touch the voicemail setting you want to change. touch the white phone icon and slide to answer. If you respond with a message or send to voicemail. or send the call to voicemail. As with any incoming call. the first call will be put on hold. respond with a text message.1. USE THE PHONE APP 50 . 2. Touch the Phone icon on a Home or All Apps screen.
you can also use buttons near the bottom of the screen to Switch to the dialer. USE THE PHONE APP 51 .During a call. Touch & hold to see a 3-way menu. for example to enter a code. • If a Bluetooth headset is connected: Functions as a 3-way switch between the built-in earpiece. and the headset. Control audio output: • If a Bluetooth headset is not connected: Turns the speakerphone on or off. the speakerphone. • If a wired headset is plugged into the phone. The icon changes to indicate the current output. it replaces the phone’s built-in earpiece.
To do so. rather than over your mobile network. Merge separate calls as a single conference call.Mute your microphone. Switch to another call in progress. USE THE PHONE APP 52 . Put the other party on hold. you must first configure your phone to use an Internet calling account. which is put on hold. Place an Internet (SIP) call You can place calls over the Internet when connected to a Wi-Fi network. Make another call separately from the first call.
placing an Internet call is no different than placing any other call. the phone displays Internet Call near the top of the screen. To add an Internet calling account and config ure your incoming and outgoing preferences: 1. You may incur additional charges. you must be connected to a Wi-Fi network. Internet calling is based on the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) for voice calls on Internet Protocol (IP) networks.After you set up the account. 2. IMPORTANT: Calling a phone number over the Internet requires that your service provider supports it. USE THE PHONE APP 53 . Touch the Phone icon on a Home or All Apps screen. Touch the Menu icon. However. Check with your service provider for details. When you’re making an Internet call.
To change your outgoing call preferences. At the bottom of the screen. touch Use Internet calling. touch Accounts.3. Touch Settings. under Internet call settings: To change your incoming call preference or account settings. USE THE PHONE APP 54 . 4.
you open it by touching where you want to type. Some apps open it automatically. USE THE KEYBOARD 55 . In others.4 Use the keyboard Enter & edit text You can enter text using the onscreen keyboard.
modified USE THE KEYBOARD 56 .Touch a suggestion to type it Touch & hold to type this character Touch & hold to see input and keyboard settings Touch & hold to choose a smiley face To make the keyboard go away. touch the Back button below it.
so it changes to & hold . • Select text. To make it reappear. Drag the tab to move the cursor. Touch the Shift key once to switch to capital letters for one letter. with a tab at each end of the selection. • Type capital letters. Touch to delete selected text or the characters before the cursor. The nearest word highlights. The tab disappears after a few moments. When you release the key. • Turn caps lock on. the lowercase letters reappear. Drag the tabs to change the selection. Touch Shift key again to return to lowercase. Shift key while you Or touch & hold type. USE THE KEYBOARD 57 . Touch where you want to type.Basic editing • Move the insertion point. touch the text again. and a blue tab appears below it. Double-tap or touch Shift key. Touch & hold or double-tap within the text. • Delete text. The cursor blinks in the new position.
Select the text you want Cut . Touch the Settings icon. go to Settings > Personal > Language & input > Keyboard & input methods > Android keyboard.• Cut. to manipulate. then uncheck the box next to Next-word suggestions. Touch the location where you want to input text. Use next-word suggestions 1. copy. To turn them off. USE THE KEYBOARD 58 . Then touch Paste button: Copy or Turn off next-word suggestions Next-word suggestions are on by default. paste.
Your phone will continue to suggest words as you type. To turn next-word suggestions on or off. touch it. Continue to touch words unless the one you want doesn’t appear. go to Settings > Personal > Language & input > Keyboard & input methods > Android keyboard. Settings USE THE KEYBOARD 59 . Touch the Settings icon. then check the box next to Next-word suggestions. If so.2. When the word you want is displayed in a list above the keyboard. 3. go to Settings > Personal > Language & input. type it. Start typing out a word. To change your phone’s keyboard and input methods.
Release your finger when the word you want is displayed in the floating preview or in the middle of the suggestion strip. If the word you want isn’t shown while using Gesture Typing. 2.Try Gesture Typing Gesture typing works best for English. you can type it out manually. To select one of the other words in the suggestion strip. USE THE KEYBOARD 60 . Quali ty varies for other languages. touch it. Touch the location where you want to type to open the keyboard. 3. and some don’t support it yet. Slide your finger slowly across the letters of the word you want to input. To input a word using Gesture Typing: 1.
Then touch Settings and look under Gesture Typing.TIP: If the word you want isn’t in the suggestion strip. then lift your finger to start the next word. indicate that you want to include or repeat a particular letter by keeping your finger over it a little longer. Settings USE THE KEYBOARD 61 . go to Settings > Language & input > Keyboard & input methods > Android keyboard. To change Gesture Typing settings. Use Gesture Typing without space bar When you use Gesture Typing. there’s no need to use the space bar — just continue to slide your finger across the letters you want to input.
Touch the Settings icon next to Android keyboard . 2. Add icon. including an optional shortcut. 3. Touch Add-on dictionaries.Use keyboard dictionaries To manage keyboard dictionaries. then touch Install. To add a word or phrase. You’ll see dictionaries for other languages that you can download to your device. Personal dictionary You can add your own words to your personal dictionary so that your phone remembers them. Touch the dictionary you want. go to Settings > Personal > Language & input. USE THE KEYBOARD 62 . then the Add-on dictionaries 1. touch Personal Dictionary.
All Apps This is where you can see all your apps. You can move app icons to any of your Home screens. touch the All Apps icon in the Favorites tray on any Home screen. including those downloaded on Google Play. you can: • Move between screens. TRY SOME APPS 63 .5 Try some apps Use All Apps To see all your apps. Swipe left or right. From All Apps. Touch its icon. • Open an app.
and drop the app Remove icon . and drop the app App Info icon .• Place an app icon on a Home screen. To remove an app icon from the Home screen. touch & hold it. or the Shop icon at the upper right. Touch the Play Store icon in the list of app icons. and lift your finger to drop the icon in place. over the To view info about an app from an All App screen. • Get more apps. slide your fin ger. TRY SOME APPS 64 . touch & hold it. Touch & hold the app icon. slide your finger to ward the top of the screen. slide your finger to ward the top of the screen. Touch the Widgets tab at the top of any All Apps screen. • Browse widgets. over the Most apps include a Menu icon near the top or bottom of the screen that lets you control the app’s settings.
Start Gmail Use the Gmail app to read and write email from any mobile device or browser. spreadsheets. You can use your Gmail account to sign in to all Google apps and services. or perform other actions on that message. for keeping track of your contacts • Google Drive. including these and many more: • Google Now. throw away. TRY SOME APPS 65 . for working with documents. label. touch the Gmail icon on a Home or All Apps screen. Gmail But Gmail isn’t just about email. To open it. or drawings While you’re reading a message: • Touch the icons and menu along the top of the screen to archive. for getting just the right information at just the right time • Calendar • People.
To organize your email . you can always get back to the Inbox by touching Gmail icon at the top of the screen. To open it. touch the No matter where you are within Gmail. check the box beside a message to select it.• Swipe left or right to read the previous or next conversation. add an account. Then use the icons and menu along the top of the screen to manage the selected messages. the Find People The People app gives you quick access to everyone you want to reach. People TRY SOME APPS 66 . To change your settings. or Menu icon. get help. touch the People icon on a Home or All Apps screen.
When you open the People app. When viewing a contact. any existing contacts from that account are synced with your People app. all your contacts stay in sync automatically on your phone. Menu icon to edit or share touch the TRY SOME APPS 67 . you can also sync that contact information with People. After that.When you first turn on your phone and sign into a Google Account. • Edit details. Google Talk. they’re synced automatically across all the places you need them. or favorites. All your People information is available from Gmail. Touch tabs at the top of the screen. Touch a name to see details for a contact or group. you can: • View all groups. • View recent activity. contacts. and other apps. another device. or a web browser. swipe left to see recent updates. As you add contacts from different sources. If you use Exchange. • Read details. While viewing a contact.
delete a contact. you can always get back to the main lists by touching the People icon at the top of the screen. choose display options for the Groups and All tabs. Manage your Calendar Use the Calendar app to view and edit your schedule. you con figured it to use an existing Google Account TRY SOME APPS 68 . To open it. Calendar When you first set up your phone. touch the Calendar icon on a Home or All Apps screen. You can also touch the star beside the contact’s name to add that contact to your Favorites list.contact details. and so on. While viewing the Menu icon main list screen. and add or edit accounts. touch the to import or export contacts. No matter where you are within People. • Change your settings.
or Agenda from the top of the screen. they’re synced automatically across all the places you need them. The first time you open the Calendar app on your phone. you have two options: • Open the event from the Calendar app at any time and touch Email guests. you can: • Read or edit event details. As you edit events from any mobile device or web browser. Week . TRY SOME APPS 69 . Month . or adjust settings. From any of these views. Touch an event to view its details. choose Day. Touch icons across the top of the screen or Menu to search or create events. or you created a new one. To email everyone who’s invited to an event. • Manage events and calendars.(such as Gmail). return to today. To change the Calendar view. it displays any existing calendar events from that Google Account on the web.
then touch OK . Any existing alarms will show in the main Clock screen. 3.• When a notification of the event arrives just before the meeting starts. Open & use Clock To open the Clock. To turn one On or Off. Select the time you want. Then swipe using one finger to expand the notifica tion if necessary. TRY SOME APPS 70 . swipe down the notification shade. Touch the Alarm Clock icon in the lower left corner of the screen. Clock Set an alarm 1. Touch the Add icon to add a new alarm. slide the switch. touch the Clock icon from a Home or All Apps screen. and touch Email guests. 2.
2. then touch Start . If you want to pause the stopwatch. Touch Start to start the stopwatch. The timer beeps when the time is up. Touch the Timer icon in the top left corner of the screen. you can add an additional minute. When the timer is going. pause the timer. Set a timer 1. You can also add laps while the stopTRY SOME APPS 71 . To change these options for a single alarm. touch Stop.You can also add a label to an alarm and change the ringtone. It keeps beeping until you touch Stop. touch the arrow underneath the On/Off switch. or delete the current timer. Touch the Stopwatch icon in the top right corner of the screen. Enter the time you want. Use the stopwatch 1. 2.
movies. and other content in order to access it offline. However. Manage downloads To manage most downloads. TRY SOME APPS 72 . Movies and some other content that you download don’t show up in the Downloads app. touch the Downloads icon on the All Apps screen. you can pin (download) books. They don’t occupy permanent storage space.watch is running by touching the icon to the left of the stopwatch. touch the Clock icon at the top center of the screen. and more. Gmail. To share your results. View your Clock To view the current date and time. touch the Share icon to share via Google+. Downloads Google Play streams your purchases and rentals from Google servers while you’re playing them.
• Check items you want to delete. Then Trash icon. reopen. • Touch headings for earlier downloads to view them. From the Downloads app: • Touch an item to open it. Then Share icon and choose a touch the sharing method from the list. touch Sort by size or Sort by date to switch back and forth. You can view and copy files from this directory.In addition to downloading content from Google Play. you can download files from Gmail or other sources. Use the Downloads app to view. touch the • At the bottom of the screen. TRY SOME APPS 73 . When your phone is connected to a computer. look in the Download directory to view files available in the Downloads app. • Check items you want to share. or delete what you download in this way.
Swipe up from the bottom of your tablet to get commute traffic before work. fied After you decide to start using Google Now. your favorite team’s current score.6 Google Now & Search About Google Now Google Now gives you just the right information at just the right time. Swipe up the same way and touch Menu > Settings > Google Now. You can turn Google Now on or off at any time. popular nearby places. and more. GOOGLE NOW & SEARCH 74 . touch the modiBack button to lower it. If the keyboard’s covering the menu.
but Google Now doesn’t need any elaborate setup. To know when to display what information. or from your synced calendar entries for appointment reminders. plus data from third-party products that you allow Google Now to access. Google Now uses contextual data from your tablet and from other Google products. your current location. Google Now uses the time of day. If you like. About Google Now cards A Google Now card is a short snippet of useful information that slides into view right GOOGLE NOW & SEARCH 75 . and your location history to show you what the traffic on your commute is like when you wake up in the morning. The information you need is always at your fingertips.you don’t need to do anything else. you can fine-tune some settings. It also uses information from Google services such as your Web History for sports or flight updates. For example.
here’s a traffic card: To see some sample cards from the main Menu > Sample Google Now screen. Public Alerts provide emergency information from sources such as the National Weather Service and the U. In addition to the cards shown in the list of samples. touch Hide sample cards. Geological Survey. When you’re finished and want to get back to the main Google Now screen. touch cards. For example. GOOGLE NOW & SEARCH 76 .when you’re most likely to need it.S. you may also see a Public Alerts card.
such as nearby restaurants or commute traffic. you can turn off location access by Google apps while still permitting its use by GOOGLE NOW & SEARCH 77 .com/publicalerts. However.Coverage is currently provided by a limited number of key partners. To learn more. Geological Survey earthquake alerts). reporting. When location access is turned on. Google Now attempts to show you what’s important when you need it. apps can use it to give you more relevant information. If you prefer. visit support.S. go to Settings > Personal > Location access. only in the United States (excepting U. Google can’t guarantee that you’ll see every relevant alert. google. & history Location access settings determine whether your tablet can use your current location. About location access. To turn off location access for all apps. in the hope that such alerts are a useful additional source of information.
you’ll start reporting your location and turn on your location history. visit google. Turning off location history pauses the collection of location information.com/locationhistory. When you decide to use Google Now. To manage or delete your location details. Google Now uses your previously recorded locations as well as ongoing locations when making suggestions. Location reporting refers your tablet’s ability to report your current location for the purpose of recording your location history.non-Google apps – just go to Settings > Accounts > Google > Location settings. including home and work. Location history refers to your tablet’s ability to store your past locations. If you opted in to location history in the past. Google won’t share this information with other users or marketers without your permission. but doesn’t delete your history. GOOGLE NOW & SEARCH 78 .
You can delete or pause your Web History and still use Google Now.Along with location history. and more. To manage your Web History. visit google. which must also be turned on for Google Now to Setwork. Google Now can check traffic and suggest when to leave. if you have a synced calendar entry for a dentist appointment. Google Now uses your tablet’s location access service. To manage this setting. flight status. com/history. For example. Google Now can also show cards for sports scores. For more details. & history. go to tings > Personal > Location access. reporting. see “Control location access. but GOOGLE NOW & SEARCH 79 . And if you have relevant searches saved in your Web History.” About Web History & other data Google Now uses data from multiple sources to help predict what you need. such as for your favorite sports team or for upcoming flights.
Touch & hold the Google icon. The version number appears under Google Search at the top left. visit Google Now & Search for the latest information. and App Info icon at the top drag it to the of the screen. 2. If you’re using a later version. won’t show up. To check which version of Google Search you’re using. follow these steps: 1.626027. From any Home screen. such as flight details.certain kinds of information.4. go to All Apps. This chapter describes Google Now version 2.10. GOOGLE NOW & SEARCH 80 . About Google Search versions Google Now is part of the Google Search app.
Google Now displays cards when they’re most likely to be useful and relevant based on the current time and your current location. GOOGLE NOW & SEARCH 81 . swipe up from the bottom of your tablet. you can help Google Now learn which cards are most useful to you and when. You’ll occasionally be asked whether a card was useful. To expand that search and get additional ones. touch Show more cards below the last card displayed. Swipe cards away Swipe cards away when you don’t need them. or touch Google on any Home screen.Use Google Now To view the Google Now cards that are waiting for you at any particular time. By answering.
or to adjust your preferences for that card type. Edit card settings To learn why a card appears when it does. Touch the card’s On/Off switch. go to Menu > Settings > Google Now. 3. Locate the type of card. touch the GOOGLE NOW & SEARCH 82 . From the main Google Now screen.Turn cards off or on 1. 2. Info icon .
like this: The italicized text explains why the card has appeared at the current time or location. In some cases.The icon turns blue. and the card expands downward. you can also adjust preferences related to that card (such as FahrenGOOGLE NOW & SEARCH 83 .
Info Some cards rely on details you specify about your home and work addresses. For high-priority card notifications. You can touch the notification to open the card. To adjust notifications: • Touch Menu > Settings > Notifications.heit or Celsius for the Weather card). Some cards also let you answer questions that help Google Now fine-tune its performance. you can set a ringtone or turn Vibrate on or off. To edit such details. go to Menu > Settings > My stuff. To hide this information. you’ll receive a notification. touch the icon again. or swipe to dismiss it. and so on. Adjust notifications When certain cards appear. GOOGLE NOW & SEARCH 84 . You can also turn notifications for specific types of cards off completely. the sports team or stocks you’re following.
To the Home screen: Touch the All Apps icon and swipe left until you find the widget. To the lock screen: Touch the Add icon and follow the instructions. 2.Use the Google Now widget The Google Now widget displays a summary of your current Google Now cards. Touch the widget anywhere to see the details in Google Now. either on a Home screen or on the lock screen. Then touch & hold the widget to GOOGLE NOW & SEARCH 85 . To add a Google Now widget: 1.
Touch Menu > Settings. You may need to lower the keyboard to see the Menu icon. Turn Google Now on or off You can turn Google Now on or off from within the Google Search app: 1. Touch Google Now. 2. touch Yes. 2.activate a Home screen. Turn on Google Now from the Settings screen: 1. I’m in. 2. or touch Google on a Home screen. and drag the widget to the location you want. Swipe up from the bottom of any screen. Touch Google Now. Slide the On/Off switch to Off. Turn off Google Now from the Settings screen: 1. GOOGLE NOW & SEARCH 86 . In the screen that appears.
decide whether you also want to turn off Location History. Turning off Google Now stops the display of cards and returns any card settings you may have changed to their initial state. If so. check Also turn off Location history. & history This section describes how to set your home and work addresses and manage other location-related features used by Google Now. reporting. Control location access. In the dialog that appears. Turning off location history doesn’t delete existing history or turn off location reporting.3. Selecting this option may affect the way other Google products work. you may be asked to confirm your home or work address to get GOOGLE NOW & SEARCH 87 . 4. Touch Turn off. Define home & work As you use Google Now.
work. To turn off location reporting. 2. and more. touch the • On the main Google Now screen. go to Menu > Settings > My stuff > Places. travel help. • Visit Location history dashboard from a browser. click Change next to Time at Work or Time at Home. • Visit maps. then edit Home or Work .google. Go to Settings > Google > Maps & Latitude.com from a browser and open My Places. This brings you to the Location settings screen for Google Maps.commute traffic information. and click Save. touch LoGOOGLE NOW & SEARCH 88 . edit the address. You can change these addresses in several other ways: • When a Traffic card appears for home or Info icon. Turn off location reporting & history To turn off both location reporting and location history for your tablet: 1.
but certain kinds of information. You can turn off and delete your location history and still use Google Now. follow these steps from a desktop computer: 1. 3. uncheck Enable location history. To delete location history details.com/locationhistory. Open a web browser and make sure you’re signed in with the account whose location history you want to manage. 3. Delete location history details Even if you turn off both location reporting and location history. Visit google. 2. such as commute traffic.cation reporting > Do not update your location . A page appears that allows you to view your location history for any date. To turn off location history. To delete all your recorded location hisGOOGLE NOW & SEARCH 89 . your previously recorded history is still available to Google services such as Google Now. may be limited or won’t show up at all.
mobile networks. GOOGLE NOW & SEARCH 90 . and GPS to determine your precise location at any given time. Google can periodically report data for use by various apps from sources such as Wi-Fi. go to Personal > Location access and slide the switch to Off. click Delete all history.tory. 4. from this screen you can delete a portion of your location history starting from a date you choose in the calendar. To turn off access to precise location inforSettings > mation for your tablet. Click OK. Turn off location access for your tablet Even when location reporting and location history are turned off. Alternatively.
For more information about location access settings. To keep location access on.IMPORTANT: Turning off location access for your tablet also turns it off for Google Now. other Google apps. see Manage location access. you can turn off location access by Google apps while still permitting its use by non-Google apps – just go to Settings > Accounts > Google > Location settings. That means that no apps can receive your precise location information and many useful features will be disabled. or both settings checked. you must keep GPS satellites. GOOGLE NOW & SEARCH 91 . and third-party apps. Wi-Fi & mobile network location. If you prefer.
If your device is running Android 4.1 or later. touch the Home screen or in the Google Search app. To initiate an action or a search using your Microphone icon on the voice. Google analyzes sound picked up by your tablet’s microphone in intervals of a few seconds or less.Use your voice on Android You can speak into your Android phone or tablet to search. get directions. send messages.” IMPORTANT: To detect when you say “Google” to launch Voice Search or Voice Actions. microphone you don’t have to touch the — just open the Google Search app and say “Google. and perform other common tasks. The sound is immediately discarded after analysis and is not stored on the device or sent to Google. GOOGLE NOW & SEARCH 92 .
If Voice Search doesn’t understand you. currency conversion. it lists a set of possible meanings. If you ask your question to Google. flight status. sports score. Voice Search After you touch the Microphone icon or say “Google. the answer can be spoken to you. and more. weather condition. mathematical calculation. The answer can be a fact. Some examples include: • Weather: What’s the weather like tomorrow morning? GOOGLE NOW & SEARCH 93 . Just touch the one you want.” Google listens as you speak and initiates the search or action you describe. open the Google Search app and touch Menu > Settings > Voice > Hotword detection . To turn it off or on.Turn hotword detection on or off The ability to trigger a search or action by saying “Google” is called hotword detection. stock price.
Voice Actions Note: Voice Actions are supported only in English. German. French.• Locations: Where’s the nearest pharmacy? • Flight status: When does United Airlines flight 900 depart? • Time: What time is it in London? • Events: When is sunset? • Math: What is the square root of 2209? • Translation: How do you say cucumber in Spanish? • Sports: When is the Red Sox game? • Finance: How is the S&P 500 doing today? • Trivia: How tall is the tallest building in the world? • Conversions: How many dollars is 2600 rupees? • Images: Show me pictures of the Golden Gate Bridge Spoken answers are supported for English only at this time. Spanish. GOOGLE NOW & SEARCH 94 . This feature is turned on by default for Voice Search. and Italian.
GOOGLE NOW & SEARCH 95 . French. German. Spanish.You can use Voice Actions to perform common tasks. and Italian. Subject: Coming tonight? Message: Hope to see you later.” Voice Actions commands Note: Voice Actions are supported only in English.” • “Send email to Marcus Foster. Or say “help” to see examples of the kinds of things you can tell Google to do for you. After touching the Microphone icon or saying “Google.” speak the Voice Action you want to use.” • “Navigate to Mike’s Bikes in Palo Alto. such as sending an email or opening an app. Examples include: • “Set alarm for 8:30 a.m.
“Map of Golden Gate Park.” This table also lists some key Voice Actions phrases. name. San business Francisco.To see examples of Voice Actions commands on the Google Now screen. or other location GOOGLE NOW & SEARCH 96 . Say "Open" "Create a calendar event" Followed by App name "Event description" & "day/ date" & "time" Examples "Open Gmail" "Create a calendar event: Dinner in San Francisco. say “Google. type of business. Saturday at 7:00PM" “ Map of ” Address.” then “Help.” name.
San Francisco.“ Directions to” or “ Navigate to” Address." When you hear a song. ask "What's this song?" "What's this song?" "Scan a barcode" Scan a barcode or QR code to learn more about a product. or other destination “Directions to 1299 Colusa Avenue. "Scan a barcode" and hold barcode in front of the device's camera.” "Post to Google+" What you want posted to Google+ "Post to Google+ I'm going out of town. business name. name. GOOGLE NOW & SEARCH 97 . California” or “Navigate to Union Square. Berkeley. type of business.
” “ Send email ” “Note to self” “Note to self: remember the milk” “Set alarm for 7:45 p. message..m.m. new shoes.” “Label” & name of alarm GOOGLE NOW & SEARCH 98 . com” “Send email to Hugh Briss.“Go to ” Search string or URL “To” & contact name. period. “Message” & message text (speak punctuation) Message text “Go to Google. subject. label. “Subject” & subject text. switch the laundry” “Set alarm” “Time” or “for” & time. such as “10:45 a.” or “20 minutes from now. I can’t wait to show you my new shoes.
Travel cards appear when you’re away from home. or album.”. or calendar entries. Most are based on information available to your Google account. “Listen to: Smells Like Teen Spirit” Google Now Card list Cards are displayed when you’re most likely to need them. such as your current location. recent searches. Gmail cards display information based on recent confirmation messages in the Gmail account you’ve selected for use with Google Now. For more details. artist. see “About Gmail Cards. GOOGLE NOW & SEARCH 99 .“Listen to” Play music in the Google Play Music app by speaking the name of a song.
Activity summary Shows a rough approximation of how far you walked or cycled during the past month. Birthdays Displays an interesting fact about your birthdate on your birthday. For a complete list of cards available with the most recent Google Now release. New cards are added all the time. go to Google Now card list. GOOGLE NOW & SEARCH 100 .The samples that follow show some typical Google Now cards. and reminds you of friends’ birthdays.
GOOGLE NOW & SEARCH 101 .Events nearby Shown before your favorite artists give concerts near you. or before other popular events are scheduled near you.
GOOGLE NOW & SEARCH 102 .Flights Shown before flights that you’ve searched for.
Gmail: Event bookings & tickets Shown before an event booking confirmed by Gmail. GOOGLE NOW & SEARCH 103 .
Gmail: Flights Shown before flights confirmed by Gmail or boarding passes received in Gmail. GOOGLE NOW & SEARCH 104 .
GOOGLE NOW & SEARCH 105 . is out for delivery. For some shippers. Links on each card bring you to more detailed tracking information.Gmail: Packages Displayed when you receive a shipping notification for online purchases. cards update when the package ships. or has been delivered.
GOOGLE NOW & SEARCH 106 .Gmail: Restaurants Shown before a restaurant reservation confirmed by Gmail.
and tells you when a movie you’re interested in is playing nearby. GOOGLE NOW & SEARCH 107 .Movies Shows movies playing in your vicinity.
Photo spots nearby Shown when you’re near a popular spot for taking photos. Next appointment Shown before scheduled meetings.News update Shows updates related to news items you’ve read recently. GOOGLE NOW & SEARCH 108 .
Places Shows nearby businesses and other places of potential interest. GOOGLE NOW & SEARCH 109 . If you’re at a museum or shop. you can use your camera to look up artwork or get product information.
S. U. Geological Survey. GOOGLE NOW & SEARCH 110 .Public alerts Gives public advisories for your location from the National Weather Service. and similar services.
Real estate Shown when you’ve searched extensively for property listings and are near a property for sale. GOOGLE NOW & SEARCH 111 .
Research topics Shown when you’ve recently used Google Search to research a topic. during. Sports Shown for teams that interest you before. GOOGLE NOW & SEARCH 112 . such as a trip you’re planning. or after a game.
Traffic Shown before your usual commute times.”.Stocks Shown periodically for stocks you’re tracking. For more details. GOOGLE NOW & SEARCH 113 . Travel: Currency Shows the latest currency conversion information for your location. see “About the Stocks card.
and so on. Travel: Time back home Shown periodically when you’re in a different time zone than usual. cafes. GOOGLE NOW & SEARCH 114 . museums. such as restaurants.Travel: Nearby attractions Shown when you’re near well-known attractions.
Travel: Translate Shown when you’re visiting a place with a different language, to help translate words and phrases. Weather Periodically displays weather for home, work, or your current location.
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About Gmail Cards
Gmail cards are based on confirmation mes sages sent to the Gmail account you’ve selected for use with Google Now. For example, cards appear before restaurant reservations you’ve made with OpenTable or when you receive email updates for packages in transit. Gmail cards typically include links to other useful information, such as a link to the email on which the card is based, or directions to a restaurant or hotel from your current location. You can turn Gmail cards off or on from the main Google Now screen: • All Gmail cards at once. Go to Menu > Settings > Google Now and touch the On/ Off switch for Gmail cards. • Individual Gmail cards. Go to Menu > Settings > Google Now > Gmail and check or uncheck each card.
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IMPORTANT: Gmail cards appear only if your device and Gmail languages are set to English, and they’re currently not available when you’re using Google Now with a Google Apps account.
About the Activity summary card
The Activity summary card appears once a month. It provides a very rough approximation of how far you’ve walked or cycled during that month compared to the previous one. These estimates are based on occasional samples of the accelerometer in your tablet, which are then compared to typical movements involved in walking or cycling. This information isn’t available unless you’ve turned on location reporting and history for at least one of your Android devices. If you’ve turned these on for more than one device, the
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Activity summary card reflects the one you used most often that month. For more information, see “Control location access, reporting, & history.”.
About the Stocks card
The Stocks card displays stocks that: • You’ve searched on recently. • You’re tracking through Google Finance. • You’ve explicitly listed in the Stocks card settings. You can choose whether to display stocks when their price changes by 1% or more, or in the mornings or evenings. To change the stocks displayed by the stocks card, do one of the following: • When the Stocks card is displayed, touch Info icon to modify your existing the stock list or add new stocks.
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For this card to appear. Then touch the stock you want to remove. touch the History tab to view a summary of your recent Web History related to this topic. or Add stock to add a new one. About the Research topics card The Research topics card appears when your recent Web History includes several searches related to a single topic – such as a trip you’re planning – and Google detects relevant webpages that you may not have found yet. you must have Web History turned on for the account you use with Google Now. GOOGLE NOW & SEARCH 119 .• Go to Menu > Settings > My Stuff > Stocks. touch Explore at the bottom of the card. From the list of links. To explore more links that may be relevant to the topic.
you’re using Google Apps for Business. Or open one of these corresponding online articles: GOOGLE NOW & SEARCH 120 . your administrator needs to turn it on for the whole domain. If you see this message. To get more information about the settings Menu available from this screen.Search settings Settings may vary depending on the version of the Google Search app you’re using. choose > Help. To view Google Search settings (including Google Now) to the bottom of the Google Menu > Settings. Now screen and touch Google Now is turned off for your domain. and your system administrator has turned off Google Now for your organization. Before you can turn it on.
Set the account for use with Google Search and search-related privacy options for that account. GOOGLE NOW & SEARCH 121 . Control which apps on your tablet are included in Google searches. • Voice. Turn Google Now off or on and set card options. • Tablet search . • Privacy & accounts.• Google Now. Control aspects of speech input and output when you search by voice or use voice actions.
To get more information about most Settings screens.7 Settings Settings To open Settings. touch Menu > Help. swipe down from the top of any screen and touch the Quick Settings icon at the top right. You can also reach the main Settings screen from Quick Settings. such as Wi-Fi or brightness. cally available from SETTINGS 122 . Quick Settings provide the fastest way to adjust settings that you access frequently. To open Quick in Settings. touch its icon All Apps. Most apps include their own settings. typiMenu > Settings.
Sync and other account settings. and encryption. Location access. and other display settings. sleep. • Wireless & networks. Sound. language. SETTINGS 123 . and related settings. • Device. Click the links to see the help articles available for each category. app verification. screen lock. data usage. Passwords and certificates. and backup/reset options.These are the main types of settings available. • System. Android Beam. accessibility. Wi-Fi. Date. • Personal. and device information. battery. Bluetooth. • Security. time. • Accounts.
Options for people with visual impairments include: TalkBack is a pre-installed screen reader service provided by Google. and events. To view detailed information about setting up these options. ACCESSIBILITY 124 . visit Nexus Accessibility. It uses spoken feedback to describe the results of actions. Explore by Touch is a system feature that works with TalkBack.8 Accessibility To use the accessibility options available on your tablet. open Settings > System > Accessibility. allowing you to touch your phone’s screen and hear what’s under your finger via spoken feedback. such as notifications. This feature is helpful to users with no vision. such as opening an app.
You can also try magnification gestures. com/nexus to see Help content formatted for sighted users. You can make reading and navigating this material easier by increasing the text size – just open Chrome. and more. ACCESSIBILITY 125 . changing the speed at which text is spoken. If you have low vision and don’t plan to use Explore by Touch. which allow you to zoom in and out.google.Accessibility settings let you modify your phone’s display and sound options. go to Settings > Accessibility > Magnification gestures. To try magnification gestures. and drag the slider to adjust the text size. go to support. such as increasing the text size. as well as temporarily magnify what’s under your finger. go to Menu > Settings > Accessibility.
APPENDIX 126 .Appendix: Hardware reference What’s in the box Micro USB cable Travel adapter Nexus 4 SIM ejection tool A Quick Start Guide and a Safety & Warranty booklet are also included.
APPENDIX 127 . contact your point of purchase for assistance. • Use only approved accessories. • Accessories may vary by country or region.• If any item is damaged or missing.
Nexus 4 3.5mm headset jack TOP Microphone Front-facing camera Proximity sensor Earpiece Volume key Power/ Lock key SIM card tray LED FRONT APPENDIX 128 .
5mm headset jack Camera lens Power / Lock key Flash Induction coil Volume key Speaker BACK Charger / USB / SlimPort Microphone BOTTOM APPENDIX 129 .3.
Specs Screen 4.3 MP (front) Memory 8GB or 16GB (actual formatted capacity will be less) 2GB RAM CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon™ S4 Pro 1.9 x 68.1mm 139g 8 MP (main) 1.5GHz APPENDIX 130 .7 x 9.7” diagonal 1280x768 pixel resolution (320 ppi) WXGA IPS Corning® Gorilla® Glass 2 Size Weight Cameras 133.
2100 MHz) HSPA+ 42 Wireless Wireless charging compatible Wi-Fi (802. 1900. 1900 MHz) 3G (850.11 a/b/g/n) NFC (Android Beam) Bluetooth APPENDIX 131 . 1800. 900.Sensors Microphone Accelerometer Compass Ambient light Barometer Gyroscope GPS Network Unlocked GSM/UMTS/HSPA+ GSM/EDGE/GPRS (850. 900. 1700.
Connectivity Micro USB SlimPort HDMI 3.2 (Jelly Bean) APPENDIX 132 .5mm headphone jack Battery 2.100 mAh Standby: up to 250 hours Talk time: up to 10 hours Music playback: up to 40 hours Video playback: up to 8 hours Web browsing: up to 7 hours OS Android 4.
The symbol of the crossed out wheeled bin indicates that the product (electrical. Check local regulations for disposal of electronic products.DO NOT throw Nexus 4 in municipal waste. This product has been designed to enable proper reuse of parts and recycling. electronic equipment and mercury-containing button cell battery) should not be placed in municipal waste. APPENDIX 133 .
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