Blackberry PlayBook v1.0, PlayBook Tablet v1.0 User Guide

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Blackberry PlayBook v1.0, PlayBook Tablet v1.0 User Guide

BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet

User Guide

Version: 1.0.7

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Contents

 

Getting started...................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Getting to know your BlackBerry PlayBook tablet.............................................................................................................................................

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Using the touch screen.......................................................................................................................................................................................

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Gestures to use with your BlackBerry® PlayBook™............................................................................................................................................

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Personalizing your tablet....................................................................................................................................................................................

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View your notifications.......................................................................................................................................................................................

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Status bar icons and indicators..........................................................................................................................................................................

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Switch to a new tablet........................................................................................................................................................................................

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Connections........................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Wi-Fi...................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Bluetooth technology.........................................................................................................................................................................................

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Tether your tablet to a Bluetooth enabled device.............................................................................................................................................

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Share files between your computer and tablet using Wi-Fi...............................................................................................................................

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Share files between your computer and tablet using a USB connection...........................................................................................................

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Turn on airplane mode.......................................................................................................................................................................................

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BlackBerry Bridge...............................................................................................................................................................................................

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About BlackBerry Bridge.....................................................................................................................................................................................

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Connect your tablet and smartphone using BlackBerry Bridge..........................................................................................................................

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Tips for using BlackBerry Bridge.........................................................................................................................................................................

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About synchronizing Wi-Fi profiles and VPN profiles between your tablet and smartphone............................................................................

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About using BlackBerry Bridge with a BlackBerry Enterprise Server..................................................................................................................

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Troubleshooting: BlackBerry Bridge...................................................................................................................................................................

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Security...............................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Set a password...................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Managing VPN profiles.......................................................................................................................................................................................

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Managing certificates.........................................................................................................................................................................................

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Import a certificate from your computer using a Wi-Fi connection...................................................................................................................

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Import a certificate from your computer using a USB connection.....................................................................................................................

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Browser..............................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Browsing the web...............................................................................................................................................................................................

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Bookmarking webpages.....................................................................................................................................................................................

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Change browser options....................................................................................................................................................................................

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Troubleshooting: Browser..................................................................................................................................................................................

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Camera...............................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Taking pictures...................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Recording videos................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Pictures...............................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Viewing your pictures.........................................................................................................................................................................................

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Videos.................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Playing videos.....................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Music..................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Playing your music..............................................................................................................................................................................................

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Creating playlists and organizing your music.....................................................................................................................................................

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Music Store.........................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Buy and download music...................................................................................................................................................................................

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Podcasts.............................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Downloading and subscribing to podcasts.........................................................................................................................................................

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Video chat..........................................................................................................................................................................................................

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About video chats...............................................................................................................................................................................................

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Starting video and audio-only chats...................................................................................................................................................................

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Add, change, or delete a contact........................................................................................................................................................................

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View chat history................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Turn on the Do Not Disturb feature...................................................................................................................................................................

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Troubleshooting: Video chat..............................................................................................................................................................................

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Voice notes.........................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Recording voice notes........................................................................................................................................................................................

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BlackBerry App World........................................................................................................................................................................................

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Download apps with BlackBerry App World......................................................................................................................................................

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Clock...................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Setting the clock.................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Battery and power..............................................................................................................................................................................................

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Turning off your tablet and using standby mode...............................................................................................................................................

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Extending your battery life.................................................................................................................................................................................

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Keyboard and typing..........................................................................................................................................................................................

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Using the keyboard............................................................................................................................................................................................

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Typing tips..........................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Copy and paste...................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Checking spelling................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Troubleshooting: keyboard and typing..............................................................................................................................................................

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Facebook............................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Navigating Facebook for BlackBerry PlayBook tablets.......................................................................................................................................

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Contacting your friends......................................................................................................................................................................................

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Posting and tagging photos and videos..............................................................................................................................................................

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Posting comments and liking items....................................................................................................................................................................

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Adding friends and pages...................................................................................................................................................................................

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Keeping up with events......................................................................................................................................................................................

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Check in to a place..............................................................................................................................................................................................

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Word to Go.........................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Creating and editing documents........................................................................................................................................................................

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Word To Go icons...............................................................................................................................................................................................

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Sheet to Go.........................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Creating and editing spreadsheets.....................................................................................................................................................................

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Bing Maps...........................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Finding a location or business............................................................................................................................................................................

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Get directions.....................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Troubleshooting: Bing Maps..............................................................................................................................................................................

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Legal notice........................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Getting started

Getting started

Getting to know your BlackBerry PlayBook tablet

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Using the touch screen

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Here are some common gestures to help you get started using your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet.

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Swipe

To scroll a list, pan a webpage, move between pictures, and more, touch the screen and slide your finger up and down or right and left.

Pinch

To zoom in and out of a webpage, picture, video, or other content, touch the screen with your finger and thumb and pinch them together or apart.

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Drag

To move an item from one place to another, touch and hold the item. Slide your finger to the position where you want it.

Gestures to use with your BlackBerry® PlayBook™

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Show the home screen and minimize apps

Swipe up from the bottom frame onto the screen.

Show the menu

In many apps, you can find additional features, options, and help in the menu.

In an app, swipe down from the top frame onto the screen. To close the menu, tap away from the menu.

Switch between apps

You can flip between your open apps without having to return to the home screen.

In an app, swipe in from the left or right frame onto the screen.

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Show the status bar

You can peek at the status bar without leaving the app you're using. This is a great way to quickly check your notifications, see the time, keep an eye on your battery power level, change system options, and more.

In an app, swipe in from the top-left frame onto the screen.

Close an app

Show the home screen to minimize the app. Touch the minimized app and swipe up.

Switch between views on the home screen

Swipe left or right in the lower part of the home screen.

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Wake up your tablet

Your tablet enters sleep mode after a certain period of time to conserve battery power. To wake it up, swipe from one side of the frame to the other.

Show the keyboard

Swipe in from the bottom-left frame onto the screen.

Zoom in and zoom out quickly

Double-tap a webpage, picture, or other content.

Personalizing your tablet

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There are many ways you can personalize your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet. In addition to the personalization suggestions listed here, the Options menu provides many additional settings you can use to customize your PlayBook tablet.

Set the date and time on the home screen

In the status bar, tap

> Date and Time.

 

 

To set up a custom clock, on the home screen, tap the Clock

 

application.

 

 

 

 

 

Change the keyboard type

In the status bar, tap

> Keyboard. Tap a keyboard type.

 

 

 

Change the language

In the status bar, tap

> Language. Tap a language.

 

 

 

Set a password

In the status bar, tap

> Security > Password > Change

 

Password. Set the Enable Password switch to On. Complete

 

the fields.

 

 

 

 

Move an app

Touch and hold an icon. When it starts to blink, drag the icon

 

in any direction.

 

 

 

 

 

Run applications in the background

On the home screen, in the status bar, tap

> General. In

 

the Application Behavior drop-down list, select Showcase.

 

 

 

 

View your notifications

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Your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet uses notifications to keep you informed about software updates, new messages, calendar reminders, battery power level, and much more. When new notifications come in, the top-left or top-right corner of the screen glows red.

Do any of the following:

If you're in an application, swipe in from the top-left frame onto the screen. Tap .

If you're on the home screen, on the status bar, tap .

Return to what you were doing

Tap away from the status bar.

 

 

 

Dismiss a notification

Tap

.

 

 

View a specific type of notification

On the status bar, tap the icon for the type of notification

 

that you want to see.

 

 

 

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Jump to the related app

Tap the notification message. For example, if you tap an

 

email notification, the email opens in the Messages app.

 

 

Status bar icons and indicators

The following icons and indicators appear in the status bar of the home screen.

Airplane mode

Alarm

 

 

Battery power level

BlackBerry® Bridge™

 

 

Bluetooth® connection

Development mode

 

 

Music

Presentation mode

 

 

Orientation lock

All notifications

 

 

Settings

Software update

 

 

Wi-Fi® indicator

 

The following additional indicators appear to notify you of new email messages, appointments, and more when you connect to a BlackBerry smartphone through BlackBerry Bridge:

Calendar notification

Task

Email

Switch to a new tablet

If you want to start using a new BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet, you can use the BlackBerry® Desktop Software on your computer to move your media files, applications, and settings from your current tablet to your new tablet.

1.On your computer, in the BlackBerry Desktop Software, click Help > Check for updates. If an update is available, click the update to update your version of the BlackBerry Desktop Software.

2.Click Device > Switch devices.

3.Click the icon for your current tablet.

4.Select the media files, applications, or settings you want to transfer, and select the appropriate options.

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5.Follow the instructions on the screen to back up your tablet data and connect your new tablet to your computer.

6.Click the icon for your new tablet to import your tablet data.

Remember to delete your tablet data before reselling it, giving it away or recycling it. In an effort to help the environment, please visit www.blackberry.com/recycling for information about returning your tablet to RIM for recycling and safe disposal.

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Connections

Connections

Wi-Fi

Connect to a Wi-Fi network

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Your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet can connect to the Internet using Wi-Fi®. Public Wi-Fi networks are available in many public places, such as libraries, airports, hotels, coffee shops, and so on. When you connect to a Wi-Fi network, your tablet saves the network and connects to it automatically the next time you're within range.

1.On the Status bar, tap > Wi-Fi.

2.Tap the network you want to connect to.

To only see networks that don't require a password, in the Networks drop-down list, select Open Networks.

3.If necessary, type the network password.

4.Tap Connect.

Connect using a Wi-Fi Protected Setup™ button

Tap

> Wi-Fi >Use WPS > Press WPS Button on Router. On

 

your Wi-Fi router, press the button. On your tablet, tap Start.

 

 

 

Connect using a Wi-Fi Protected Setup PIN code

Tap

> Wi-Fi >Use WPS > Enter PIN into Router > Start. On

 

the administration screen for your Wi-Fi router, type the PIN

 

displayed.

 

 

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, you can

 

connect manually.

 

Tap

> Wi-Fi > Connect Manually. Type the name of the

 

network. If the network is hidden, select Hidden SSID. Select

 

the security type and specify any additional information. Tap

 

Connect to connect now or tap Save to save without

 

connecting.

 

 

 

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Change, delete, 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. If multiple networks are available, your tablet connects to the one closest to the top of your list of saved networks.

1.On the status bar, tap > Wi-Fi.

2.In the drop-down list, tap Saved Networks.

To change options for a saved network, tap the network.

To move a saved network up or down in the list, touch and hold the network. Drag it to where you want it.

To delete a saved network, tap . Beside the network, tap .

To stop your tablet from automatically connecting to a saved network, tap the network. Clear the Enable Profile checkbox. Tap Save.

Wi-Fi network options

For most Wi-Fi® networks, you won't need to change the network options. If you're having trouble connecting or if you need to connect manually, you can set the network options yourself.

The options available depend on the type of network you're connecting to. To find out what settings to use, if you're connecting to a home network, see the information that came with your Wi-Fi router; if you're connecting to an enterprise WiFi network, talk to your administrator; if you're connecting to a hotspot, see the information provided about the hotspot or talk to an employee at the hotspot who might have details about how to connect.

Option

Description

 

 

Name

Enter the name that you want to see in your list of saved Wi-Fi networks.

 

 

SSID

If the Wi-Fi network is hidden, type the SSID (the name the network uses to identify

 

itself). Your BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet uses this name to find the network.

 

 

Hidden SSID

If the Wi-Fi network is hidden, select this checkbox. Hidden networks don't appear

 

in the list of available networks.

 

 

Security Type

Set the security type that the Wi-Fi network uses.

 

 

Security Sub Type

If you're connecting to an enterprise Wi-Fi network, set the security subtype that

 

the Wi-Fi network uses.

 

 

VPN Profiles

To use a VPN Profile when connecting to this network, select the profile you want

 

to use. For more information, see the Security section of the help.

 

 

Automatically Obtain IP Address

Clear this checkbox if you need to manually specify an IP address for your tablet.

 

When you clear this checkbox, additional options appear. To find out what

 

information to enter, talk to your administrator.

 

 

Enable IPv6

Set whether the network uses the IPv6 protocol.

 

 

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