BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet

User Guide
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Contents
Getting started................................................................................................................................................................................................... Getting to know your BlackBerry PlayBook tablet............................................................................................................................................. Using the touch screen....................................................................................................................................................................................... Getting around................................................................................................................................................................................................... Personalizing your tablet.................................................................................................................................................................................... View your notifications....................................................................................................................................................................................... Status bar icons and indicators.......................................................................................................................................................................... Switch to a new tablet........................................................................................................................................................................................ BlackBerry Bridge............................................................................................................................................................................................... About BlackBerry Bridge..................................................................................................................................................................................... Connect your tablet and smartphone using BlackBerry Bridge.......................................................................................................................... Tips for using BlackBerry Bridge......................................................................................................................................................................... Troubleshooting: BlackBerry Bridge................................................................................................................................................................... Music.................................................................................................................................................................................................................. Playing your music.............................................................................................................................................................................................. Creating playlists and organizing your music..................................................................................................................................................... Pictures............................................................................................................................................................................................................... Viewing your pictures......................................................................................................................................................................................... Videos................................................................................................................................................................................................................. Playing videos..................................................................................................................................................................................................... Music Store......................................................................................................................................................................................................... Buy and download music................................................................................................................................................................................... Podcasts............................................................................................................................................................................................................. Downloading and subscribing to podcasts......................................................................................................................................................... Camera............................................................................................................................................................................................................... Taking pictures................................................................................................................................................................................................... Recording videos................................................................................................................................................................................................ Voice notes......................................................................................................................................................................................................... Recording voice notes........................................................................................................................................................................................ BlackBerry App World........................................................................................................................................................................................ Download apps with BlackBerry App World...................................................................................................................................................... 3 3 5 7 9 10 10 11 12 12 13 13 14 15 15 15 17 17 18 18 19 19 20 20 21 21 21 22 22 23 23

Clock................................................................................................................................................................................................................... Setting the clock................................................................................................................................................................................................. Security............................................................................................................................................................................................................... Set a password................................................................................................................................................................................................... Managing VPN profiles....................................................................................................................................................................................... Import certificates.............................................................................................................................................................................................. Browser.............................................................................................................................................................................................................. Browsing the web............................................................................................................................................................................................... Bookmarking webpages..................................................................................................................................................................................... Change browser options.................................................................................................................................................................................... Troubleshooting: Browser.................................................................................................................................................................................. Battery and power.............................................................................................................................................................................................. Turning off your tablet and using standby mode............................................................................................................................................... Extending your battery life................................................................................................................................................................................. Connections........................................................................................................................................................................................................ Wi-Fi................................................................................................................................................................................................................... Bluetooth technology......................................................................................................................................................................................... Keyboard and typing.......................................................................................................................................................................................... Typing with the touch screen keyboard............................................................................................................................................................. Word to Go......................................................................................................................................................................................................... Creating and editing documents........................................................................................................................................................................ Word To Go icons............................................................................................................................................................................................... Sheet to Go......................................................................................................................................................................................................... Creating and editing spreadsheets..................................................................................................................................................................... Legal notice........................................................................................................................................................................................................

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User Guide Getting started Getting started Getting to know your BlackBerry PlayBook tablet 3 .

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move between pictures.User Guide Getting started Using the touch screen Here are some common gestures to help you get started using your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet. and more. Swipe To scroll a list. 5 . pan a webpage. touch the screen and slide your finger up and down or right and left.

picture. or other content. touch the screen with your finger and thumb and pinch them together or apart.User Guide Getting started Pinch To zoom in and out of a webpage. 6 .

7 . touch and hold the item. Getting around Show the home screen and minimize apps Swipe up from the bottom frame onto the screen.User Guide Getting started Drag To move an item from one place to another. Slide your finger to the position where you want it.

8 .User Guide Getting started Show the menu In many apps. In an app. Switch between apps You can flip between your open apps without having to return to the home screen. This is a great way to quickly check your notifications. see the time. and help in the menu. and more. you can find additional features. tap away from the menu. keep an eye on your battery power level. swipe in from the top-left frame onto the screen. change system options. To close the menu. Show the status bar You can peek at the status bar without leaving the app you're using. In an app. options. In an app. swipe down from the top frame onto the screen. swipe in from the left or right frame onto the screen.

on the home screen.User Guide Getting started Close an app Show the home screen to minimize the app. Switch between views on the home screen Swipe left or right in the lower part of the home screen. tap the Clock application. the Options menu provides many additional settings you can use to customize your PlayBook tablet. Tap a keyboard type. tap In the status bar. Change the keyboard type Set a password In the status bar. 9 . > Security > Password > Change Password. tap > Date and Time. Set the date and time on the home screen In the status bar. Set the Enable Password switch to On. To set up a custom clock. Complete the fields. In addition to the personalization suggestions listed here. tap > Keyboard. Personalizing your tablet There are many ways you can personalize your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet. Touch the minimized app and swipe up.

On the status bar. When new notifications come in. battery power level. Status bar icons and indicators The following icons and indicators appear in the status bar of the home screen. Do any of the following: • If you're in an application. Tap the notification message. select Showcase. View your notifications Your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet uses notifications to keep you informed about software updates. tap > General. the top-left or top-right corner of the screen glows red. In the Application Behavior drop-down list. and much more. new messages. tap . calendar reminders. if you tap an email notification. Tap . Return to what you were doing Dismiss a notification View a specific type of notification Jump to the related app . the email opens in the Messages app. on the status bar. For example. Airplane mode Battery power level Bluetooth® connection Music Orientation lock Settings Alarm BlackBerry® Bridge™ Development mode Presentation mode All notifications Software update 10 . in the status bar. tap the icon for the type of notification that you want to see. Tap • If you're on the home screen. swipe in from the top-left frame onto the screen.User Guide Getting started Run applications in the background On the home screen. Tap away from the status bar.

click Help > Check for updates. or settings you want to transfer. Select the media file. In an effort to help the environment. Click the icon for your new tablet to import the tablet data. and settings from your current tablet to your new tablet. and more when you connect to a BlackBerry smartphone through BlackBerry Bridge: Calendar notification Email Task Switch to a new tablet If you want to start using a new BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet. giving it away or recycling it. 3. 6. and select the appropriate options. If an update is available.User Guide Getting started Wi-Fi® indicator The following additional indicators appear to notify you of new email messages. 5. Remember to delete your tablet data before reselling it. Follow the instructions on the screen to back up and connect your new tablet to your computer. appointments. application. 4. click Device > Switch device. On your computer. Click the icon for your current tablet. please visit www. applications. On your computer. 2. in the BlackBerry Desktop Software.blackberry. 1. click the update to update your version of the BlackBerry Desktop Software.com/recycling for information about returning your tablet to RIM for recycling and safe disposal. 11 . in the BlackBerry Desktop Software. you can use the BlackBerry® Desktop Software on your computer to move your media files.

Calendar Keep on top of your schedule at a glance with Day and Month views or a convenient split-screen view. calendars.0 or later on your BlackBerry smartphone. Bridge Files Browse and open files stored on your smartphone media card. Tasks Have a growing to-do list? Use the Tasks app to help you stay focused on important actions. Contacts Connect with the people in your network through the Contacts app. Attach files from your tablet or smartphone. Your tablet connects to your smartphone using Bluetooth® technology. Files and data must be stored on a media card to access them from your tablet. use memos to keep your information organized and easy to find. You can download it from the BlackBerry App World™ storefront. Memos Instead of jotting notes on scraps of paper that can be easily misplaced. you need the BlackBerry® Bridge™ app installed on your smartphone. you can also browse your organization's intranet.User Guide BlackBerry Bridge BlackBerry Bridge About BlackBerry Bridge If you're running BlackBerry® Device Software 5. you can connect your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet to your smartphone to access email. files. Bridge Browser Browse the Internet using your existing BlackBerry smartphone data plan. and other data directly from your tablet. When your tablet and smartphone are connected. To connect. these icons appear on your tablet home screen: Messages Take advantage of the reading pane and larger screen on your tablet to work through your message inbox more quickly. 12 . Quickly jump to a contact to send an email or schedule a meeting. If corporate intranet browsing is enabled by your IT administrator.

On the home screen. such as marking your email as opened or filing your email. tap . you can view all email together or you can view email for each address separately. 4. you need to install the BlackBerry® Bridge™ app on your smartphone. 2. tap > BlackBerry Bridge. 3. Tap an icon at the bottom of your inbox to perform an action. Your smartphone password is required to unlock BlackBerry Bridge. Tap View Folders. Select the checkbox beside each email you want to select. View the message. tap All Messages or the name of the currently displayed address. Tips for using BlackBerry Bridge Lock BlackBerry® Bridge™ You can lock BlackBerry Bridge to prevent access to your BlackBerry smartphone data. Point your smartphone camera at the barcode that appears on your tablet to scan the barcode. tap View email for a specific address > Lock Bridge. tap At the bottom of your inbox. tap Add Device > Next. like an enterprise address and a Yahoo!® Mail address. depending on the current view. View a single calendar At the bottom of the screen. on the status bar. depending on the current view. Below the message. tap All Messages or the name of the currently displayed address. In the BlackBerry Bridge app on your smartphone. If you have multiple email addresses on your BlackBerry smartphone. On your tablet home screen. Tap Setup > Continue. Tap the email address you want to view. in the status bar. View email in a folder At the top of your inbox.User Guide BlackBerry Bridge Connect your tablet and smartphone using BlackBerry Bridge To connect your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet to your BlackBerry smartphone. 1. Move an email to a folder Multiselect email . You can download it from the BlackBerry App World™ storefront. 13 . At the top of your message inbox. tap .

I can't find a draft message I saved When you save a draft message. not the contents. In the BlackBerry Bridge app on your smartphone. Try opening BlackBerry Bridge and connecting manually. I can't reconnect to my BlackBerry smartphone Verify that the Bluetooth connection on your smartphone is turned on and that your smartphone is within range. The BlackBerry Bridge app on your smartphone might not be set to automatically connect to your tablet. Your smartphone might already be connected to another tablet. the message appears in your message inbox with a draft icon. Troubleshooting: BlackBerry Bridge Issue I can't pair my BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet with my BlackBerry smartphone Possible cause or solution Verify that the BlackBerry® Bridge™ app is installed on your smartphone. You can download the application from the BlackBerry App World™ storefront. it might appear far down in the inbox. look for the draft message in the inbox of the address you are sending the message from. If you have multiple email addresses. I can't find a memo I'm searching for 14 .User Guide BlackBerry Bridge View or edit your profile or display your barcode Tap your name or your profile picture. Verify that the Bluetooth® connection on your smartphone is turned on and that your smartphone is within range. You can search only the titles of memos. disconnect the other tablet and then try connecting again. If you received a lot of email since you saved the draft.

Tap beside the album art of the song that is currently playing. Plug in your headphones. Swipe down from the top frame. On the All Songs or Albumscreen.User Guide Music Music Playing your music Your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet supports popular types of audio formats. artist. Tap or . M4A. use the built-in stereo speakers. album. or genre. Tap Add. and WAV. You can also use the BlackBerry® Desktop Software on your computer to add music to your tablet that you have on your computer or BlackBerry smartphone. including MP3. Click Return to jump to that section of your music list. Tap Edit. Tap PlayBook Playlist > Edit. Tap Remove. Tap . Tap a category. Enter the title or artist you're looking for. Swipe down from the top frame. swipe up from the bottomleft corner. or . WMA. Tap . or hook up your tablet to a home entertainment system using HDMI for some serious sound. Control music from the status bar Creating playlists and organizing your music Your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet comes with an empty PlayBook Playlist that you can use to add your favorite songs and artists. Change the volume Shuffle or repeat songs Switch to a different music category See what's next in a playlist Touch and drag the volume bar. Search your music Jump to a specific song or album Tap Search All. . 15 . Add a song to your PlayBook Playlist Delete a song from your PlayBook Playlist Tap a song. Enter the first letters of the song or album. Tap a song or songs.

16 . open the BlackBerry Desktop Software. Click Music and complete the instructions on the screen to add playlists that you created using a music library such as Windows Media® Player or iTunes. On your computer.User Guide Music Add playlists from your computer to your tablet Connect your tablet and computer using a USB cable.

When you are zoomed into a picture. 17 . On your computer.User Guide Pictures Pictures Viewing your pictures Your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet is the perfect way to take your pictures with you and share them with friends and family on a high-resolution screen. Tap Set as Wallpaper. Connect your tablet and computer using a USB cable. Tap an album. Click Pictures and complete the instructions on the screen. Tap a picture. Tap Delete. Double-tap to fit the picture to the screen. Swipe left or right. Swipe down from the top frame. open the BlackBerry® Desktop Software. touch and drag in any direction. Pictures that you take are saved in the Pictures app. Tap a picture. Swipe down from the top frame. Zoom in to a picture Move between pictures Pan a picture Delete a picture Set a picture as your wallpaper Play a slideshow Move pictures between your tablet and your computer Pinch out. Tap a picture. Tap .

such as AVI. or computer monitor. For information about recording videos. Click Videos and complete the instructions on the screen. see the Camera section of the Help. Tap . using the HDMI cable.User Guide Videos Videos Playing videos Watch videos wherever you go with your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet. Swipe down from the top frame. such as a TV. Your tablet plays high-resolution videos and supports a variety of video formats.Tap a video. MP4. ASF. open the BlackBerry® Desktop Software. Stop playing a video Delete a video Play a video using HDMI Record a video Move videos between your tablet and your computer Tap the screen. Swipe down from the top frame. Tap Take Videos. Connect your tablet and an HDMI display. Tap . and WMV. On your computer. Tap . 18 . Fv4. Connect your tablet and computer using a USB cable. projector.

when you first visit the Music Store.7digital. Confirm your payment method and tap Buy Now. Add or change your payment method Swipe down from the top frame. 3. Create a 7digital account Swipe down from the top frame. > Sign In. Tap Sign Me Up.com. Tap a song or album. Note: In case of accidental deletion. Tap the price button. Enter your information. If you don't already have a 7digital™ account. 4. Tap Swipe down from the top frame. If prompted. enter your login information and click Sign In. 2. you can create one to download music. please visit www. Swipe down from the top frame. Before you buy or download music. . Tap the song. 1. 19 . you can download your music purchases up to three times. Clear the Allow Preview a song Sign in to your 7digital account Turn off explicit content 7digital account. Enter your Additional terms and conditions might apply to content made available through the Music Store. Tap explicit content checkbox. Access your music Tap the Music icon > My Purchases. Tap > Sign In > Create > Sign In.User Guide Music Store Music Store Buy and download music Buy and download your favorite music on the go. make sure that the time and date on your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet are correct. Note: For more information about your 7digital account. payments and downloads. Data charges might apply when you download content over the wireless network. Tap login information. Tap Update.

20 . Tap Tap Tap . Change the When new episodes arrive. it appears on the Downloads screen. Download a podcast Display an indicator when new podcasts have downloaded Turn off explicit content Set how many podcast episodes your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet keeps Subscribe to a podcast channel Tap a podcast > Download. Clear the Allow explicit content checkbox.User Guide Podcasts Podcasts Downloading and subscribing to podcasts You can use the BlackBerry® Podcasts app to download or subscribe to your favorite podcasts. . When you download a podcast. Select the Display new Podcast alerts checkbox. . Tap Subscribe. Tap a podcast channel. keep field.

no matter what the occasion. Record a video Switch between the video camera and camera Record a video from the Videos app Tap Tap > . Swipe down from the top frame. . tap . Tap . The 3 megapixel front-facing camera is perfect for quickly taking a self-portrait or creating a profile picture.User Guide Camera Camera Taking pictures Your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet has a 5 megapixel rear-facing camera that you can use to capture great pictures. Take a picture Switch between the front-facing camera and the rear-facing camera Change the camera scene mode and settings Look at pictures you took Zoom in or out on a subject Show more camera options Record a video from the camera screen Tap Tap . 21 . Tap . For more info. Swipe down from the top frame. clear. You can instantly switch between the video camera and cameras to capture a moment in time. Recording videos Record crisp. Swipe down from the top frame until more modes appear. Tap the one you want to use. Pictures that you take are saved in the Pictures app. 1080p high definition videos with your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet. Tap the screen. . Tap Take Videos. Tap Camera Pictures. To stop recording. see the Pictures section of the Help.

User Guide Voice notes Voice notes Recording voice notes Record a reminder or audio from your lectures or meetings with a single tap. 22 . . Tap Delete. Record a voice note Stop or pause the playback Delete a voice note Tap Tap . Tap Edit. tap or tap . Swipe down from the top frame. To stop recording. Voice notes are listed by the date and time that you record them. Tap a voice note.

• To download a free or trial version of an app. 1.User Guide BlackBerry App World BlackBerry App World Download apps with BlackBerry App World Enhance your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet with the many games. so you can quickly see which apps are installed. 2. If prompted. • To buy an app. Update an app Delete or remove an app Update your BlackBerry ID account information Tap My World > Upgrade. deleted. Go to https://blackberryid. tap Purchase > Buy Now. 23 . Search for an app or tap the app you want to download. tap Install or Download Trial. The My World screen shows a streamlined view of all your apps and statuses. archived. and social networking and productivity apps available through the BlackBerry App World™ storefront. if available. or pending.com/bbid/login/ Additional terms and conditions might apply to software and services made available through BlackBerry App World. Tap an app. Data charges might apply when you add or use an application over the wireless network. Search for apps or browse the top downloaded and best selling apps. enter your BlackBerry® ID to log in. You can pay for items using your credit card or PayPal® account. Complete the instructions on the screen. Tap Delete.blackberry.

Swipe down from the top frame. Set the options. Tap the timer. To close the options. Tap a clock. Tap Alarm. Tap On. Swipe down from the top frame. Set an alarm Display the date Edit a clock Add a new clock Tap a clock.User Guide Clock Clock Setting the clock You can add multiple clocks to your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet to keep track of different time zones. Set the alarm options. Tap Start > Lap. You can't delete your Home Clock. Tap Delete. Set the Date switch to On. Delete a clock Time laps with the stopwatch Set the timer 24 . Tap Start. Tap a clock. Tap New Clock. tap away from the options panel. Change the options. Tap the stopwatch. Your tablet also includes a stopwatch and a timer. Set options for the time zones and clock face.

select the certificates you would like to copy. Tap Save. 5. Tap Security > VPN > Add New. Complete the fields. Note: If you wipe data from your tablet. 4. Tap Security > Device Wipe. Complete the fields. Complete the field. 3. 2. Connect your tablet to your computer using a USB cable. Tap Security > Certificates. 4. Copy the certificates to the Certs folder on your tablet. Set the Enable Password switch to On. Change your password Wipe your tablet data Managing VPN profiles Add a new VPN profile View the details of a VPN profile Swipe down from the top frame. the BlackBerry ID connection is broken. Tap Security > VPN > . Import certificates 1. Swipe down from the top frame. Swipe down from the top frame. Tap a certificate. Tap Security > Password > Change Password. Tap OK. Tap Security > Password. swipe down from the top frame. 3. Tap Wipe Data. On your computer. Swipe down from the top frame. Tap OK. Tap Next. Complete the fields. Swipe down from the top frame.User Guide Security Security Set a password 1. swipe down from the top frame. To view the details for a certificate after you have imported. On the home screen. You will need to re-establish the bond. 2. 25 . Tap Security > Certificates > Import.

Tap Tap . . On the Bookmarks screen. Pinch to zoom. Swipe down from the top frame to show the menu. . 26 . Beside the bookmark. 2. tap . Tap . Swipe down from the top frame. Tap Swipe down from the top frame to show the thumbnails.User Guide Browser Browser Browsing the web Search for or go to a webpage Reload a page Open a new tab for a web page Switch between tabs View your browsing history Zoom Open a file you downloaded In the address bar. In the address bar. Tap Go. Tap . Tap the thumbnail you want to view. Double-tap to zoom in to an image or a column of text. type search terms or a web address. Swipe down from the top frame to show the menu. tap Change browser options 1. tap . Tap . Bookmarking webpages Bookmark a page View your bookmarks Delete a bookmark Go to the page.

Tap Permissions. Set the Private Browsing switch to On. cookies. and other information temporarily. Some websites use your location to show you customized content. the browser only stores your history. Troubleshooting: Browser Issue I can't play a song or video on a web page Possible cause or solution The media format might not be supported or the link might be broken. Tap Privacy & Security. cached files. 27 . Set the Allow Websites to Access My Location switch to On. This information is deleted when you close the browser.User Guide Browser Turn on private browsing When private browsing is turned on. Delete saved data Share your location with websites Tap Privacy & Security > Clear All.

Your tablet does not charge when turned off. tap On the status bar. Extending your battery life To help extend your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet battery life. tap On the status bar. Set the Wi-Fi switch to Off. tap Paused. tap On the status bar. Set the Application Behavior switch to 28 . your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet notifies you. Change the Standby Time-out field. > Screen. Also consider the following guidelines: Dim the screen Turn off the screen automatically Enter standby mode automatically Turn off Wi-Fi® Turn off Bluetooth® connectivity Pause apps when you show the home screen or switch between apps On the status bar. Change the Backlight Time-out field. tap . When the battery power level is low. > Screen. Press and hold the Power button. . Change the Brightness setting. tap On the status bar. > Screen. and keep it out of the sun and other hot places.User Guide Battery and power Battery and power Turning off your tablet and using standby mode Check the battery power level Enter standby mode Exit standby mode Turn off your tablet On the status bar. > General. . Press the Power button on the top of your tablet. Tap Shut Down. Set the Bluetooth switch to Off. Swipe down from the top frame to bottom frame. tap On the status bar. charge it regularly. close applications that you're not using.

type the network password. select Open Networks. 1. and so on. you can connect manually. Public Wi-Fi networks are available in many public places. type the PIN displayed. your tablet saves the network and connects to it automatically the next time you're within range. airports. Tap Connect. in the Networks drop-down list. Connect manually If you want to connect to a hidden Wi-Fi network or save the settings for a network that's not currently available. To only see networks that don't require a password. 4. coffee shops. If the network is hidden. On your tablet. select Hidden SSID.User Guide Connections Connections Wi-Fi Connect to a Wi-Fi network Your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet can connect to the Internet using Wi-Fi®. 2. Tap > Wi-Fi > Connect Manually. 3. If necessary. Connect using a Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ button Tap > Wi-Fi >Use WPS > Press WPS Button on Router. such as libraries. Tap the network you want to connect to. On your Wi-Fi router. hotels. 29 . When you connect to a Wi-Fi network. tap > Wi-Fi. Select the security type and specify any additional information. Tap Connect to connect now or tap Save to save without connecting. Connect using a Wi-Fi Protected Setup PIN code Tap > Wi-Fi >Use WPS > Enter PIN into Router > Start. tap Start. Type the name of the network. press the button. On the Status bar. On the administration screen for your Wi-Fi router.

tap • To stop your tablet from automatically connecting to a saved network. Tap Save. If multiple networks are available. tap . delete. If the Wi-Fi network is hidden. tap the network. touch and hold the network. To use a VPN Profile when connecting to this network. if you're connecting to a hotspot. select the profile you want to use. On the status bar. tap > Wi-Fi. you won't need to change the network options. Set whether the network uses the IPv6 protocol.User Guide Connections Change. . you can set the network options yourself. select this checkbox. In the drop-down list. For more information. tap Saved Networks. Clear this checkbox if you need to manually specify an IP address for your tablet. if you're connecting to an enterprise WiFi network. The options available depend on the type of network you're connecting to. Drag it to where you want it. type the SSID (the name the network uses to identify itself). To find out what settings to use. Clear the Enable Profile checkbox. if you're connecting to a home network. If you're connecting to an enterprise Wi-Fi network. Enable IPv6 30 . Option Name SSID Hidden SSID Security Type Security Sub Type VPN Profiles Automatically Obtain IP Address Description Enter the name that you want to see in your list of saved Wi-Fi networks. Set the security type that the Wi-Fi network uses. your tablet connects to the one closest to the top of your list of saved networks. 2. talk to your administrator. When you clear this checkbox. To find out what information to enter. see the information that came with your Wi-Fi router. Wi-Fi network options For most Wi-Fi® networks. additional options appear. Hidden networks don't appear in the list of available networks. • To move a saved network up or down in the list. set the security subtype that the Wi-Fi network uses. 1. Beside the network. Your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet uses this name to find the network. talk to your administrator. see the information provided about the hotspot or talk to an employee at the hotspot who might have details about how to connect. If you're having trouble connecting or if you need to connect manually. • To delete a saved network. If the Wi-Fi network is hidden. or reorder saved Wi-Fi networks Your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet remembers the Wi-Fi® networks you connect to and automatically connects whenever you're in range. tap the network. • To change options for a saved network. see the Security section of the help.

see if other wireless devices are able to connect. and that it has been set to send its profile. If the Wi-Fi network doesn't appear in the list of available networks. Verify that you're in a Wi-Fi® coverage area. try switching to another Wi-Fi network. refer to any information provided for the hotspot or talk to an employee at the hotspot who might have details about how to connect. To find out what options to use. talk to your administrator. Verify that the options for the Wi-Fi network are correct. talk to your administrator. the network might be hidden. If the network requires a certificate. If necessary. If necessary. For more information. Move your tablet closer and try connecting again. additional options appear. refer to the information that came with your router. If you are using the Push Button Setup method. see the information provided for the proxy server.User Guide Connections Option Use HTTP Proxy Description Select this checkbox if you want to connect to a proxy server. For more information. • • • • • 31 . it could prevent your tablet from connecting (for example. If you're connecting to an enterprise Wi-Fi network or a hotspot. When you select this checkbox. you need to transfer it to your tablet before you can connect. if connecting to the network requires you to have a certificate on your tablet and the certificate has an expiration date). If you switched Wi-Fi networks manually. for a public hotspot. verify that the access point uses Wi-Fi Protected Setup™. If the network requires a certificate. If you're connecting to a home network. tap and verify that the switch is set to On. Your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet might be too far away from the wireless access point or wireless router to connect. To find out what options to use. set whether your tablet should remain connected when you move from one access point to another. Verify that another device is not also attempting to connect at the same time. see the information that came with your router. for an enterprise Wi-Fi network. for a home network. The connection might have timed out. If the network spans multiple access points. For more information. talk to your administrator. Allow inter-access point handover CA Certificate Client Certificate I can't connect to a Wi-Fi network Try one of the following actions: • • • • On the status bar. set the root certificate that your tablet should use to verify that it's connecting to the correct Wi-Fi network. If the times are different. and that not more than one access point within range is in this mode. talk to your administrator or an employee at the hotspot. you need to transfer it to your tablet before you can connect. Try connecting again. Verify that the time on your tablet is synchronized with the network time. If you know the network name. set the authentication certificate that your tablet should use to connect to the Wi-Fi network. try connecting to it manually.

tap > Wi-Fi. To help protect your tablet against unauthorized access. tap 2. you pair it with your tablet. on the status bar. Your tablet remembers paired devices and usually connects to them automatically whenever they're in range. On the status bar. 4. Tap Add New Device > Search. To allow other Bluetooth enabled devices to search for your tablet and attempt to connect to it. The certificate must be transferred to your tablet before you can connect to the network. For more information. To view details about your tablet and the network you're connected to that might help with advanced troubleshooting. you can make it discoverable for 2 minutes only. If you don't know the passkey. The first time you connect to a device. Tap Add New Device > Listen. verify that you have installed the root certificate for the certificate authority server that created the certificate for the authentication server. Bluetooth technology Connect a Bluetooth enabled device You can use Bluetooth® technology to connect your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet to a wireless keyboard. do one of the following: • Type a pairing passkey of your choice on both the device you're pairing with and on your tablet. • On your tablet. tap the device > Connect. tap the device. tap the device > Delete. In the list of paired devices.User Guide Connections • • • If you use PEAP. The certificate must be transferred to your tablet before you can connect to the network. > Bluetooth. talk to your administrator. Set the Discoverable switch to On. Set the Bluetooth switch to On. Tap a device. For more information. EAP-TLS. or EAP-TTLS to connect to a Wi-Fi network. For information about connecting your tablet to a BlackBerry smartphone. In the lower-right corner. you can make it discoverable. EAP-FAST. 3. 1. 5. In the list of paired devices. In the list of paired devices. If you use EAP-TLS to connect to a Wi-Fi network. tap . see the BlackBerry Bridge section of the Help. try 0000. If necessary. type the pairing passkey that appears on the device you're pairing with or in the information that came with the device. Reconnect to a paired device Change options for a paired device Delete a paired device Make your tablet discoverable 32 . talk to your administrator. mobile phone. or other device that uses a supported Bluetooth profile. verify that you have added your authentication certificate to your tablet.

or try making your tablet discoverable and searching for your tablet from the Bluetooth enabled device.User Guide Connections Supported Bluetooth profiles Your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet uses Bluetooth® profiles to communicate with different types of Bluetooth enabled devices. 33 . try making the Bluetooth enabled device discoverable. you can check the information available for the device to see what profiles it uses. • • My list of paired Bluetooth devices doesn't appear Verify that the Bluetooth® connection on your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ is turned on. To find out if your tablet supports a specific Bluetooth enabled device. Check the information that came with the Bluetooth enabled device to find out what Bluetooth profiles it uses and verify that your tablet supports those profiles. Your tablet uses this profile to connect to a wireless keyboard. see the information that came with the device. If your tablet can't detect the Bluetooth enabled device. If you don't know the passkey for the Bluetooth enabled device. If you can't find any passkey information. Your tablet uses this profile to connect to your BlackBerry smartphone through the BlackBerry® Bridge™ application. try 0000. Profile Dial-up Networking (DUN) Human Interface Device (HID) Serial Port Profile (SPP) Description Your tablet uses this profile to connect to a tethered mobile phone or other Internetenabled device to access its Internet connection. Your tablet supports the profiles listed here. I can't connect to a Bluetooth device Try the following actions: • Verify that the Bluetooth® enabled device is compatible with your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet.

Type a number in a text field Change the keyboard type 34 . To turn off CAP lock. > Keyboard. Tap the Shift key. tap the Shift key again. Tap the 123 sym key. Tap the Hide Keyboard icon on the bottom-left corner of the keyboard. On the home screen. Touch and hold the Shift key. Tap the letter. To show the standard keys again.User Guide Keyboard and typing Keyboard and typing Typing with the touch screen keyboard Show the keyboard Hide the keyboard Capitalize a letter Turn on CAP lock Type a symbol Type an accented or special character Tap a text field or swipe in from the bottom-left corner of the frame. in the status bar. tap Tap a keyboard type. If the symbol you're looking for isn't displayed. Touch and hold a letter key to display a list of accented versions of the letter and special characters. tap the ABC key. Tap the accented or special character. tap the More Symbols key. Tap the 123 sym key. Tap the number.

Find the word count for a document. Change text alignment. Tap a file that you want to open. 35 . Tap OK.User Guide Word to Go Word to Go Creating and editing documents With your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ and Word to Go you can edit. update. and save your important information in one convenient location. Increase or decrease an indent. Create a new document Open a document Save a document Tap New Document. Word To Go icons Change the font. Apply paragraph formatting. Tap the Save icon. Swipe down from the top frame. Tap Browse. Apply a font style.

Tap Tap the cell that you want to apply a font style to. Tap show a column or row again. Clear a cell Apply a font style to a cell Tap the cell that you want to clear. Tap the Save icon. > Number. 36 . Tap or .User Guide Sheet to Go Sheet to Go Creating and editing spreadsheets Create a new spreadsheet Open a spreadsheet Save a spreadsheet Change the font Change number formatting Hide a column or row Tap New Document. Tap Tap > Font. . . To Tap the column or row that you want to hide. Tap Browse. . Swipe down from the top frame. tap .

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