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===Starting Out===
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===Getting Started===
  
First it is recommended that you read the small booklet included with your AirPad to familiarize yourself with the basic procedure such as turning the unit on, etc.
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A few things you need to know to get started.
The '''House Symbol''' [[Image:Home.jpg]] takes you to your Home screen at any time. It shows up in a few places but is always visible in the top left hand corner of the screen.
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The '''Back Symbol''' [[Image:Back.jpg]] at the top right hand corner of the screen takes you back one screen each time you touch it. (You can also press the hard key on the top of your AirPad (labeled on the back of the AirPad as ESC).  
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You’ll likely want to [[Setting the AirPad Date and Time|set the date and time on your AirPad]] before you go much further. In order to connect to the Internet, so you can visit the Google Android Market and install applications, you’ll need to [[Using WiFi on the AirPad |turn on Wi-Fi]].  
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First charge the battery in your AirPad, connect the included power supply to the jack on the side of your AirPad (labeled ON/OFF) and plug the power supply into an AC outlet. It may take up to 4 hours to fully charge the unit.
  
===Getting Started with Apps===
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[[Image:Airpad PS.png]]
  
Your AirPad is an excellent e-book reader. You can download and install FREE readers from the Google Android Market, including the popular Kindle and Nook, as well as others such as Reader and Kobo. The Nook Color retails for $249, so you’ve already got a great color ebook reader for $50 less than that!
 
  
Here's how to [[Installing an App from the Google Android Market | find and install a typical App, like Kindle, from the Google Android Market]].
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'''IMPORTANT! The AirPad does NOT charge via the included USB cable.'''
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After you have a book reader installed, you can [[Setting the AirPad to Auto-Rotate|set the screen to rotate automatically]] when you rotate your AirPad.
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===Games===
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For best battery performance leave your AirPad charging overnight or when not in use.
  
There are many free games available on Google Android Market and Amazon Market. Just a few examples are Angry Birds, Sudoku, Fruit Ninja, Dragon Fly. Just go to the Google Android or Amazon Market, search for the name and download it. You can also use a Google search - just add ANDROID DOWNLOAD to the name of the app you are looking for.
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First it is recommended that you read the small booklet included with your AirPad to familiarize yourself with the device.
  
===Productivity===
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===To turn your AirPad on===
  
You can get useful Apps like Facebook, Twitter, Skype, DropBox (file sharing), OpenTable (restaurant reservations), Google Maps, Wikipedia, Photoshop Mobile – all run very nicely on your AirPad and make life on the go easy and fun.
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Press and hold the ON/OFF button on the top of the unit until the AirPad logo appears in the top left hand corner of the screen. Release the button and wait while the unit “boots up.” Then swipe the lock icon with your finger to unlock it.
  
===Entertainment===
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===To suspend the AirPad (Sleep mode)===
You can get Pandora Radio, free from Google Android Market. It lets you select different genres of music and stream them to your AirPad. Just go to Google Android Market, search for and download Pandora Internet Radio, then create and sign in to your account.
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*Shazam – just tap on the screen and Shazam listens to and identifies any song it hears. It even tells you who sang, it, what album it’s on, and gives you the opportunity to buy it from iTunes.
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Note that this still uses power and can run the battery down quite quickly if Wi-Fi is turned on. The AirPad will go to sleep by itself if you do nothing for a while. To force it to go into sleep mode, press and release the round ON/OFF button on the top of the unit.
*Play videos and movies – Download YouTube from Google Android Market, watch Flash content with your Browser (something an iPad can’t do). Download the Netflix App and watch streaming videos on your AirPad (requires a Netflix account). Note this cannot be downloaded from Google Android Market and requires special installation instructions, which will be provided soon.
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*Install the RedBox app and rent movies (for $1.00) that you pick up from any RedBox kiosk.
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*[[Accessing the AirPad from a PC|Transfer movies from your laptop or PC to your AirPad via a mini USB cable]] (included with your AirPad).  
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*You can [[Connecting the AirPad to a TV|hook your AirPad to a TV]], so you can watch video on the big screen.
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*Or purchase a micro SD card that you can plug into your PC, transfer movies to, then plug into your AirPad.
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*And, of course, e-mail. If you don’t already have an account, you can go to [http://www.google.com www.google.com] and sign up for a free Gmail account, or get other e-mail such as Yahoo or AOL via your browser.
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===Managing your AirPad ===
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===To turn the Airpad completely off (shut it down)===
  
After you’ve installed a lot of Apps you might get a message saying that there’s not enough memory left to install another App. You can free up some memory by [[Moving Apps to a MicroSD Card|moving some Apps from the main memory to the SD card]].
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Press and hold the round ON/OFF button on the top of the unit until you see a screen that shows the option to Power off. Touch that button on the screen. Then touch OK. Next time you power on you will need to follow the steps above. If however the AirPad was just “asleep” then just pressing the ON/OFF button displays a screen where you can swipe the lock icon with your finger to unlock it.
  
[[Category:AirPad ]]
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The '''House symbol''' [[Image:Home.jpg]] takes you to your Home screen at any time. It shows up in a few places but it's always visible in the top left hand corner of the screen.
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The '''Back symbol''' [[Image:Back.jpg]] at the top right hand corner of the screen takes you back one screen each time you touch it.
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You’ll likely want to [[Setting the AirPad Date and Time|set the date and time on your AirPad]] before you go much further. In order to connect to the Internet, so you can visit the Amazon Market and install applications, you’ll need to [[Using WiFi on the AirPad|How do I use the WiFi on my AirPad]]

Latest revision as of 23:00, 5 December 2011

Question

How do I set up and use my AirPad?

Answer

Getting Started

A few things you need to know to get started.

First charge the battery in your AirPad, connect the included power supply to the jack on the side of your AirPad (labeled ON/OFF) and plug the power supply into an AC outlet. It may take up to 4 hours to fully charge the unit.

Airpad PS.png


IMPORTANT! The AirPad does NOT charge via the included USB cable.

For best battery performance leave your AirPad charging overnight or when not in use.

First it is recommended that you read the small booklet included with your AirPad to familiarize yourself with the device.

To turn your AirPad on

Press and hold the ON/OFF button on the top of the unit until the AirPad logo appears in the top left hand corner of the screen. Release the button and wait while the unit “boots up.” Then swipe the lock icon with your finger to unlock it.

To suspend the AirPad (Sleep mode)

Note that this still uses power and can run the battery down quite quickly if Wi-Fi is turned on. The AirPad will go to sleep by itself if you do nothing for a while. To force it to go into sleep mode, press and release the round ON/OFF button on the top of the unit.

To turn the Airpad completely off (shut it down)

Press and hold the round ON/OFF button on the top of the unit until you see a screen that shows the option to Power off. Touch that button on the screen. Then touch OK. Next time you power on you will need to follow the steps above. If however the AirPad was just “asleep” then just pressing the ON/OFF button displays a screen where you can swipe the lock icon with your finger to unlock it.


The House symbol Home.jpg takes you to your Home screen at any time. It shows up in a few places but it's always visible in the top left hand corner of the screen.

The Back symbol Back.jpg at the top right hand corner of the screen takes you back one screen each time you touch it.

You’ll likely want to set the date and time on your AirPad before you go much further. In order to connect to the Internet, so you can visit the Amazon Market and install applications, you’ll need to How do I use the WiFi on my AirPad