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 16 16 16 18 18 19 19 20 20 21 21 22 22 22 23 23 24 24

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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Help Getting started Getting started Getting to know your BlackBerry PlayBook tablet 3 .

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

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

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

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

in the status bar. Changing the keyboard type. Personalizing your tablet There are many ways you can personalize your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet. Change the options. Switch between views on the home screen Swipe left or right in the lower part of the home screen. Tap OK > Keyboard. On the home screen. the Options menu provides many additional settings you can use to customize your PlayBook tablet.Help Getting started Close an app Show the home screen to minimize the app. Set the Enable Password switch to On. Tap a clock. Setting passwords. In addition to the personalization suggestions listed here. Setting the date and time on the Home screen. Touch the minimized app and swipe up. Set the Date switch to On. Swipe down from the top frame. Swipe up from the bottom frame onto the screen. Swipe down from the top frame. Tap Security > Password > Change Password. tap Tap a keyboard type. Complete the fields. 9 . Minimizing app behavior.

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

On your computer. 1. click Device > Switch device. application. If an update is available.com/recycling for information about returning your tablet to RIM for recycling and safe disposal. in the BlackBerry Desktop Software. please visit www. in the BlackBerry Desktop Software. click the update to update your version of the BlackBerry Desktop Software.blackberry. In an effort to help the environment. you can use the BlackBerry® Desktop Software on your computer to move your media files.Help Getting started Calendar notification Email Orientation lock Settings Video chat All notifications New notfication Task Presentation mode Software update Wi-Fi® indicator Switch to a new tablet If you want to start using a new BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet. or settings you want to transfer. and select the appropriate options. 11 . 3. Click the icon for your new tablet to import the tablet data. and settings from your current tablet to your new tablet. 5. Click the icon for your current tablet. 2. 6. Select the media file. click Help > Check for updates. giving it away or recycling it. On your computer. applications. Follow the instructions on the screen to back up and connect your new tablet to your computer. 4. Remember to delete your tablet data before reselling it.

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

View email in a folder At the top of your inbox. Connect your tablet and smartphone using BlackBerry Bridge To connect your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet to your BlackBerry smartphone. Tap the email address you want to view. depending on the current view.Help BlackBerry Bridge Bridge Browser This icon only appears when you connect to a BlackBerry smartphone that uses a BlackBerry® Enterprise Server. Tips for using BlackBerry Bridge Lock BlackBerry® Bridge™ You can lock BlackBerry Bridge to prevent access to your BlackBerry smartphone data. in the status bar. If you have multiple email addresses on your BlackBerry smartphone. On your tablet home screen. In the BlackBerry Bridge app on your smartphone. you can view all email together or you can view email for each address separately. tap > BlackBerry Bridge. tap View email for a specific address > Lock Bridge. On the home screen. 1. depending on the current view. You can download it from the BlackBerry App World™ storefront. If your smartphone is on a BlackBerry Enterprise Server. At the top of your message inbox. Tap Setup > Continue. you need to install the BlackBerry® Bridge™ app on your smartphone. Your smartphone password is required to unlock BlackBerry Bridge. tap Add Device > Next. 13 . tap All Messages or the name of the currently displayed address. tap All Messages or the name of the currently displayed address. like an enterprise address and a Yahoo!® Mail address. 2. 3. Tap View Folders. and you have appropriate permissions set by your IT administrator. on the status bar. the Bridge Browser provides access internal webpages available on your organization's intranet. 4. Point your smartphone camera at the barcode that appears on your tablet to scan the barcode.

. View or edit your profile or display your barcode 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. tap . In your BlackBerry® Messenger contact list. Verify that the Bluetooth® connection on your smartphone is turned on and that your smartphone is within range. the message appears in your message inbox with a draft icon. 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. 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. View a single calendar Start a group chat At the bottom of the screen. tap . tap At the bottom of your inbox. If you have multiple email addresses. Tap an icon at the bottom of your inbox to perform an action. disconnect the other tablet and then try connecting again. In the BlackBerry Bridge app on your smartphone. Below the message. such as marking your email as opened or filing your email. tap . Try opening BlackBerry Bridge and connecting manually. Tap the people you want to include. look for the draft message in the inbox of the 14 . Select the checkbox beside each email you want to select. I can't find a draft message I saved When you save a draft message. At the bottom of your contact list. tap one of the people you want to add to the chat. Tap your name or your profile picture.Help BlackBerry Bridge Move an email to a folder Multiselect email View the message.

it might appear far down in the inbox.Help BlackBerry Bridge address you are sending the message from. 15 . If you received a lot of email since you saved the draft. not the contents. I can't find a memo I'm searching for You can search only the titles of memos.

Tap a category. or genre. Tap . . use the built-in stereo speakers. M4A. Tap PlayBook Playlist > Edit. Swipe down from the top frame. Click Return to jump to that section of your music list. Plug in your headphones. Enter the title or artist you're looking for. 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. album. On the All Songs or Albumscreen.Help Music Music Playing your music Your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet supports popular types of audio formats. Tap Remove. Tap beside the album art of the song that is currently playing. artist. Enter the first letters of the song or album. 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. or hook up your tablet to a home entertainment system using HDMI for some serious sound. 16 . Tap Edit. including MP3. 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. Tap Add. Tap a song or songs. Tap . Swipe down from the top frame. Search your music Jump to a specific song or album Tap Search All. and WAV. swipe up from the bottomleft corner. WMA. or . Tap or . Add a song to your PlayBook Playlist Delete a song from your PlayBook Playlist Tap a song.

Help Music Add playlists from your computer to your tablet Connect your tablet and computer using a USB cable. On your computer. 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. 17 .

Tap an album. Tap a picture. Connect your tablet and computer using a USB cable. touch and drag in any direction. Swipe down from the top frame. Swipe left or right. 18 . Click Pictures and complete the instructions on the screen. open the BlackBerry® Desktop Software. Swipe down from the top frame. Double-tap to fit the picture to the screen. Tap a picture. When you are zoomed into a picture. Tap a picture. Tap Set as Wallpaper. On your computer.Help 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 . 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 Delete. Pictures that you take are saved in the Pictures app.

and WMV. see the Camera section of the Help. Tap . 19 . Your tablet plays high-resolution videos and supports a variety of video formats.Tap a video. open the BlackBerry® Desktop Software. Swipe down from the top frame. Tap Take Videos. using the HDMI cable. Fv4. or computer monitor. Tap . such as AVI. MP4. Swipe down from the top frame. Tap .Help Videos Videos Playing videos Watch videos wherever you go with your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet. Connect your tablet and an HDMI display. ASF. For information about recording videos. 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. such as a TV. projector. Click Videos and complete the instructions on the screen. On your computer. Connect your tablet and computer using a USB cable.

Clear the Allow Preview a song Sign in to your 7digital account Turn off explicit content 7digital account.com. you can create one to download music. 4. If you don't already have a 7digital™ account. Tap the song. Tap Sign Me Up. Before you buy or download music. please visit www. Tap Swipe down from the top frame. Note: For more information about your 7digital account. 1. enter your login information and click Sign In. Tap explicit content checkbox. > Sign In. payments and downloads. make sure that the time and date on your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet are correct. 3. Tap Update. Tap login information. Tap > Sign In > Create > Sign In. Confirm your payment method and tap Buy Now. Create a 7digital account Swipe down from the top frame. 2. Data charges might apply when you download content over the wireless network. Tap the price button. 20 . Tap a song or album.Help Music Store Music Store Buy and download music Buy and download your favorite music on the go.7digital. when you first visit the Music Store. Enter your information. Note: In case of accidental deletion. If prompted. Access your music Tap the Music icon > My Purchases. . Enter your Additional terms and conditions might apply to content made available through the Music Store. Swipe down from the top frame. you can download your music purchases up to three times. Add or change your payment method Swipe down from the top frame.

Tap Tap Tap . Tap Subscribe. Clear the Allow explicit content checkbox. Tap a podcast channel. . . 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. it appears on the Downloads screen. keep field. Select the Display new Podcast alerts checkbox.Help 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. 21 . Change the When new episodes arrive.

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

Swipe down from the top frame. Tap Edit.Help Voice notes Voice notes Recording voice notes Record a reminder or audio from your lectures or meetings with a single tap. tap or tap . Tap a voice note. Tap Delete. . 23 . Record a voice note Stop or pause the playback Delete a voice note Tap Tap . To stop recording. Voice notes are listed by the date and time that you record them.

• To buy an app. Complete the instructions on the screen. if available. and social networking and productivity apps available through the BlackBerry App World™ storefront. You can pay for items using your credit card or PayPal® account. Search for apps or browse the top downloaded and best selling apps. If prompted. so you can quickly see which apps are installed. deleted. 2. archived. Go to https://blackberryid.com/bbid/login/ Additional terms and conditions might apply to software and services made available through BlackBerry App World. tap Install or Download Trial. tap Purchase > Buy Now. 1. • To download a free or trial version of an app.blackberry. Update an app Delete or remove an app Update your BlackBerry ID account information Tap My World > Upgrade.Help BlackBerry App World BlackBerry App World Download apps with BlackBerry App World Enhance your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet with the many games. Tap Delete. enter your BlackBerry® ID to log in. or pending. Data charges might apply when you add or use an application over the wireless network. The My World screen shows a streamlined view of all your apps and statuses. Search for an app or tap the app you want to download. 24 . Tap an app.

Delete a clock Time laps with the stopwatch Set the timer 25 . You can't delete your Home Clock. Tap the stopwatch. Set the alarm options. Tap a clock. Tap a clock. tap away from the options panel. Swipe down from the top frame. Tap Alarm. Tap Start > Lap. Your tablet also includes a stopwatch and a timer. Set an alarm Display the date Edit a clock Add a new clock Tap a clock. Tap New Clock. Set the Date switch to On. Tap Start. Set options for the time zones and clock face. Set the options. Swipe down from the top frame. Tap On. Tap the timer. To close the options.Help Clock Clock Setting the clock You can add multiple clocks to your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet to keep track of different time zones. Change the options. Tap Delete.

Tap Security > VPN > Add New. Connect your tablet to your computer using a USB cable. You will need to re-establish the bond. Note: If you wipe data from your tablet. Complete the field. select the certificates you would like to copy. Set the Enable Password switch to On. Tap OK. Import certificates 1. On your computer. 4. 3. Complete the fields. Swipe down from the top frame. swipe down from the top frame. 26 . 2. Complete the fields. 2. To view the details for a certificate after you have imported. swipe down from the top frame. Tap Security > Certificates. Complete the fields. Tap Save. 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. Tap Next. 3.Help Security Security Set a password 1. 5. Tap Security > Device Wipe. Tap a certificate. 4. Tap Wipe Data. the BlackBerry ID connection is broken. Copy the certificates to the Certs folder on your tablet. Swipe down from the top frame. Swipe down from the top frame. Tap Security > Password. On the home screen. Tap OK. Tap Security > Certificates > Import. Tap Security > VPN > . Tap Security > Password > Change Password. Swipe down from the top frame.

Help 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. tap Change browser options 1. type search terms or a web address. 27 . Tap Tap . Tap Swipe down from the top frame to show the thumbnails. Tap the thumbnail you want to view. Tap Go. Swipe down from the top frame to show the menu. Pinch to zoom. Beside the bookmark. Double-tap to zoom in to an image or a column of text. Tap . On the Bookmarks screen. tap . Tap . Swipe down from the top frame. In the address bar. Swipe down from the top frame to show the menu. . Tap . Bookmarking webpages Bookmark a page View your bookmarks Delete a bookmark Go to the page. . tap . 2.

This information is deleted when you close the browser. 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. cached files. Set the Allow Websites to Access My Location switch to On. Some websites use your location to show you customized content.Help Browser Turn on private browsing When private browsing is turned on. cookies. Set the Private Browsing switch to On. and other information temporarily. Tap Privacy & Security. Delete saved data Share your location with websites Tap Privacy & Security > Clear All. Tap Permissions. 28 .

tap On the status bar. your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet notifies you. Extending your battery life To help extend your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet battery life. close applications that you're not using. > Screen. Press and hold the Power button. tap . . tap On the status bar. > Screen. Change the Brightness setting.Help 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. tap On the status bar. Swipe down from the top frame to bottom frame. tap Paused. and keep it out of the sun and other hot places. Set the Wi-Fi switch to Off. Press the Power button on the top of your tablet. . Tap Shut Down. tap On the status bar. > General. Change the Backlight Time-out field. 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. charge it regularly. Your tablet does not charge when turned off. Change the Standby Time-out field. Set the Bluetooth switch to Off. tap On the status bar. > Screen. Set the Application Behavior switch to 29 . When the battery power level is low.

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. airports. 3. hotels. press the button. 4. Tap the network you want to connect to. such as libraries. you can connect manually. in the Networks drop-down list. On the Status bar. If the network is hidden. Select the security type and specify any additional information. On your tablet. 30 . select Open Networks. Tap Connect. Connect using a Wi-Fi Protected Setup PIN code Tap > Wi-Fi >Use WPS > Enter PIN into Router > Start. Tap Connect to connect now or tap Save to save without connecting. tap Start. On your Wi-Fi router. On the administration screen for your Wi-Fi router. If necessary. Public Wi-Fi networks are available in many public places. 1. 2. your tablet saves the network and connects to it automatically the next time you're within range. coffee shops. type the network password. Connect using a Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ button Tap > Wi-Fi >Use WPS > Press WPS Button on Router. Type the name of the network.Help Connections Connections Wi-Fi Connect to a Wi-Fi network Your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet can connect to the Internet using Wi-Fi®. select Hidden SSID. Tap > Wi-Fi > Connect Manually. and so on. When you connect to a Wi-Fi network. tap > Wi-Fi. type the PIN displayed.

Wi-Fi network options For most Wi-Fi® networks. tap . select this checkbox. see the Security section of the help. set the security subtype that the Wi-Fi network uses. touch and hold the network. your tablet connects to the one closest to the top of your list of saved networks. • To move a saved network up or down in the list.Help Connections Change. you won't need to change the network options. • To change options for a saved network. In the drop-down list. • To stop your tablet from automatically connecting to a saved network. The options available depend on the type of network you're connecting to. Tap Save. 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. see the information provided about the hotspot or talk to an employee at the hotspot who might have details about how to connect. you can set the network options yourself. 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. Clear this checkbox if you need to manually specify an IP address for your tablet. delete. if you're connecting to an enterprise WiFi network. talk to your administrator. tap Saved Networks. Clear the Enable Profile checkbox. • To delete a saved network. Set the security type that the Wi-Fi network uses. To find out what information to enter. Hidden networks don't appear in the list of available networks. 2. Drag it to where you want it. When you clear this checkbox. If you're connecting to an enterprise Wi-Fi network. tap . tap the network. Set whether the network uses the IPv6 protocol. additional options appear. If you're having trouble connecting or if you need to connect manually. Beside the network. If the Wi-Fi network is hidden. see the information that came with your Wi-Fi router. 1. To use a VPN Profile when connecting to this network. tap > Wi-Fi. tap the network. Enable IPv6 31 . On the status bar. type the SSID (the name the network uses to identify itself). For more information. If multiple networks are available. select the profile you want to use. To find out what settings to use. Your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet uses this name to find the network. if you're connecting to a home network. If the Wi-Fi network is hidden. if you're connecting to a hotspot. talk to your administrator.

If the network spans multiple access points. To find out what options to use. it could prevent your tablet from connecting (for example. refer to any information provided for the hotspot or talk to an employee at the hotspot who might have details about how to connect. additional options appear. For more information. try connecting to it manually. To find out what options to use. you need to transfer it to your tablet before you can connect. If you are using the Push Button Setup method. you need to transfer it to your tablet before you can connect. Try connecting again. and that it has been set to send its profile. If you're connecting to a home network. see the information provided for the proxy server. refer to the information that came with your router. If necessary. set the authentication certificate that your tablet should use to connect to the Wi-Fi network. If the Wi-Fi network doesn't appear in the list of available networks. For more information. • • • • • 32 . For more information. see the information that came with your router. Move your tablet closer and try connecting again. The connection might have timed out. If the network requires a certificate.Help Connections Option Use HTTP Proxy Description Select this checkbox if you want to connect to a proxy server. If you're connecting to an enterprise Wi-Fi network or a hotspot. If the network requires a certificate. Verify that you're in a Wi-Fi® coverage area. for a public hotspot. see if other wireless devices are able to connect. and that not more than one access point within range is in this mode. talk to your administrator or an employee at the hotspot. set the root certificate that your tablet should use to verify that it's connecting to the correct Wi-Fi network. 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. try switching to another Wi-Fi network. If you switched Wi-Fi networks manually. the network might be hidden. for a home network. Verify that another device is not also attempting to connect at the same time. Your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet might be too far away from the wireless access point or wireless router to connect. If the times are different. If necessary. verify that the access point uses Wi-Fi Protected Setup™. talk to your administrator. set whether your tablet should remain connected when you move from one access point to another. talk to your administrator. if connecting to the network requires you to have a certificate on your tablet and the certificate has an expiration date). tap and verify that the switch is set to On. talk to your administrator. If you know the network name. Verify that the options for the Wi-Fi network are correct. Verify that the time on your tablet is synchronized with the network time. for an enterprise Wi-Fi network. When you select this checkbox.

Tap Add New Device > Listen. The certificate must be transferred to your tablet before you can connect to the network. tap the device. do one of the following: • Type a pairing passkey of your choice on both the device you're pairing with and on your tablet. Set the Bluetooth switch to On. If necessary. Your tablet remembers paired devices and usually connects to them automatically whenever they're in range. If you use EAP-TLS to connect to a Wi-Fi network. For more information. Tap a device. try 0000. On the status bar. EAP-TLS. tap > Wi-Fi. If you don't know the passkey. In the list of paired devices. 4. or EAP-TTLS to connect to a Wi-Fi network. talk to your administrator. talk to your administrator. Set the Discoverable switch to On. tap the device > Delete. To view details about your tablet and the network you're connected to that might help with advanced troubleshooting. Reconnect to a paired device Change options for a paired device Delete a paired device Make your tablet discoverable 33 . you can make it discoverable. EAP-FAST. tap . see the BlackBerry Bridge section of the Help.Help Connections • • • If you use PEAP. In the list of paired devices. you pair it with your tablet. you can make it discoverable for 2 minutes only. • On your tablet. 3. verify that you have installed the root certificate for the certificate authority server that created the certificate for the authentication server. verify that you have added your authentication certificate to your tablet. To help protect your tablet against unauthorized access. In the lower-right corner. To allow other Bluetooth enabled devices to search for your tablet and attempt to connect to it. mobile phone. 5. tap 2. The first time you connect to a device. or other device that uses a supported Bluetooth profile. > Bluetooth. tap the device > Connect. In the list of paired devices. type the pairing passkey that appears on the device you're pairing with or in the information that came with the device. For more information. The certificate must be transferred to your tablet before you can connect to the network. For information about connecting your tablet to a BlackBerry smartphone. 1. Bluetooth technology Connect a Bluetooth enabled device You can use Bluetooth® technology to connect your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet to a wireless keyboard. Tap Add New Device > Search. on the status bar.

see the information that came with the device. or try making your tablet discoverable and searching for your tablet from the 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. To find out if your tablet supports a specific Bluetooth enabled device.Help Connections Supported Bluetooth profiles Your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet uses Bluetooth® profiles to communicate with different types of Bluetooth enabled devices. If you can't find any passkey information. Your tablet uses this profile to connect to a wireless keyboard. try 0000. try making the Bluetooth enabled device discoverable. If you don't know the passkey for the Bluetooth enabled device. Your tablet uses this profile to connect to your BlackBerry smartphone through the BlackBerry® Bridge™ application. 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. you can check the information available for the device to see what profiles it uses. If your tablet can't detect the Bluetooth enabled device. • • My list of paired Bluetooth devices doesn't appear Verify that the Bluetooth® connection on your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ is turned on. 34 . 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.

Tap the letter. Tap the Hide Keyboard icon on the bottom-left corner of the keyboard. To show the standard keys again. If the symbol you're looking for isn't displayed. Tap the accented or special character. Touch and hold the Shift key. On the home screen. Tap the 123 sym key. Tap the number. in the status bar. Tap the 123 sym key. Tap the Shift key. tap the Shift key again. Type a number in a text field Change the keyboard type 35 .Help 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. To turn off CAP lock. tap Tap a keyboard type. Touch and hold a letter key to display a list of accented versions of the letter and special characters. tap the More Symbols key. > Keyboard. tap the ABC key.

Apply a font style. Change text alignment. update. Find the word count for a document. Apply paragraph formatting. and save your important information in one convenient location. Word To Go icons Change the font. 36 . Swipe down from the top frame. Tap OK. Tap a file that you want to open. Tap the Save icon. Tap Browse. Increase or decrease an indent.Help Word to Go Word to Go Creating and editing documents With your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ and Word to Go you can edit. Create a new document Open a document Save a document Tap New Document.

> Number.Help 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 or . . Tap the Save icon. Swipe down from the top frame. . To Tap the column or row that you want to hide. 37 . Tap Tap > Font. Tap Browse. Tap Tap the cell that you want to apply a font style to. Tap show a column or row again. tap . Clear a cell Apply a font style to a cell Tap the cell that you want to clear.

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