LG Google Nexus 4 Manual

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  • Before you start using your phone, you may need to insert your Micro SIM card. If no card
    is installed, the message “No SIM card” appears on the phone’s lock screen.

    The SIM card tray is located on the left side of the phone below the volume button. The eject button is a small hole just above the tray door. To install a new Micro SIM card:

    1. Insert the SIM ejection tool that comes with the phone (or a thin pin) into the eject button hole, and push firmly but gently until the tray pops out.

    2. Remove the tray and place the micro SIM card inside it, with the contacts out and the angled corner to the right. There is only one possible way to fit the card snugly into the tray.

    3. Carefully reposition the tray in the slot and push it gently back into the phone.
    TIP: Your phone’s IMEI identification number is on the SIM card tray. You may need this number later to identify your phone for service purposes. Write down the IMEI number or take a photo of the label on the product box.

  • Your battery will not be fully charged when you first unpack your Nexus 4. It’s a good idea to fully charge the battery as soon as you get a chance.
    If you’re using the travel adapter that comes with the phone, connect one end of the data cable to the charger port at the bottom of the phone, and the other end to the travel adapter. Then connect the travel adapter to a power outlet.

    • The travel adapter varies by country or region.
    • Use only the travel adapter and Micro USB cable that come with your Nexus 4. Using a different travel adapter or cable may damage your phone.
    • The input voltage range between the wall outlet and this travel adapter is AC 100V–240V, and the travel adapter’s output voltage is DC 5V, 2A.
    • Charging your phone through a USB cable attached to another device, such as a laptop computer, takes longer than charging with a travel adapter.
    • Nexus 4’s battery can’t be removed. Don’t attempt to open the phone.

    IMPORTANT: If you use a wireless charger, you must use an approved model and only as directed. The Nexus 4 travel adapter may not generate enough current to power a wireless charger.
    DO NOT throw the battery in municipal waste. The symbol of the crossed out wheeled bin indicates that the battery should not be placed in municipal waste.

  • The first time you turn on the phone, you’ll see a Welcome screen.
    • To choose a different language, touch the menu.
    • To continue, touch Start and follow the instructions.

    When prompted, sign in using the email address and password for your Google Account. If you don’t have one yet, create one.

    An email address that you use for any of the following counts as a Google Account:
    • Gmail
    • YouTube
    • Google Apps
    • AdWords
    • Any other Google product

    When you sign in with a Google Account, all the email, contacts, Calendar events, and other data associated with that account are automatically synced with your phone.

    If you have multiple Google Accounts, you can add the others later.

  • To change the wallpaper that’s displayed on your Home screens:
    1. Touch & hold anywhere on a Home screen that’s not occupied.
        A list of options appears.

    2. Touch a wallpaper source:
       Gallery. Choose from pictures that you’ve synced with your phone.
       Live Wallpapers. Choose from a scrolling list of animated wallpapers.
       Wallpapers. Choose from thumbnails of default images, or touch a thumbnail for a larger version.

       You can download additional wallpapers on Google Play.

    3. To set a wallpaper, touch Set wallpaper or, for Gallery images, determine the cropping and touch Crop.

    To change your phone’s wallpaper, go to Settings > Device > Display > Wallpaper.

  • You can easily take a screenshot on your phone that you can save in your Gallery or share with others:

    1. Make sure the image you want to capture is displayed on the screen.
    2. Press the Power and Volume down buttons simultaneously.

    The screenshot is automatically saved in your Gallery.

    TIP: To easily share your screenshot via Gmail, Google+, and more, swipe down the notification shade and touch the Share icon next to the preview of your screenshot.

  • You can place calls from the Phone app, the People app, or other apps or widgets that display contact information. Wherever you see a phone number, you can usually touch it to dial.

    To dial using the Phone app:
    1. Touch the Phone icon on a Home or All Apps screen.

    Notice the three tabs at the top of the phone. You can make calls from any of them.

    • The Dialer tab lets you dial manually.

    Touch the keys to enter the number, then touch the Phone icon below the keypad to dial. If you enter a wrong number, touch to erase digits one by one.
    To dial an international number, touch & hold the 0 key to enter the plus ( + ) symbol. Then enter the international prefix for the country, followed by the full phone number.

    • The Call log tab shows recent calls. Touch a call to return it.

    • The Contacts tab shows the numbers you frequently call at the top, and all your contacts below. Touch to dial.

    You can switch applications during a call – for example, to look up information by using Chrome.

    To return to the Phone app while a call is in progress:
    1. Swipe down from the top of the screen to reveal your notifications.
    2. Touch the green phone icon.

    To end a call in progress, touch the End Call icon at the bottom of the screen.

  • When you receive a phone call, the Incoming Call screen opens, displaying the caller ID and any additional information about the caller that you’ve entered in People.

    All incoming calls are recorded in the Phone app’s Call log tab. If you miss a call, you receive a notification.

    To silence the ringer before answering the call, press the Volume Down button on the side of your phone.

    When a call arrives, touch the white phone icon and slide over one of these icons:

    Answer call – Start talking to the caller.
    Send to voicemail – Direct the caller to leave a voicemail message.
    Send a message – Opens a list of quick text responses. Touch one to send it to the caller immediately.

    TIP: To edit text responses from within the Phone app, touch Menu icon > Settings > Quick responses.

  • Use the Gmail app to read and write email from any mobile device or browser. To open it, touch the Gmail icon on a Home or All Apps screen.

    But Gmail isn’t just about email. You can use your Gmail account to sign in to all Google apps and services, including these and many more:

    • Google Now, for getting just the right information at just the right time
    • Calendar
    • People, for keeping track of your contacts
    • Google Drive, for working with documents, spreadsheets, or drawings

    While you’re reading a message:

    • Touch the icons and menu along the top of the screen to archive, throw away, label, or perform other actions on that message.
    • Swipe left or right to read the previous or next conversation.

    To organize your email, check the box beside a message to select it. Then use the icons and menu along the top of the screen to manage the selected messages.

    To change your settings, add an account, or get help, touch the Menu icon.

    No matter where you are within Gmail, you can always get back to the Inbox by touching the Gmail icon at the top of the screen.

  • To open the Clock, touch the Clock icon from a Home or All Apps screen.

    Set an alarm

    1. Touch the Alarm Clock icon in the lower left corner of the screen.
    2. Touch the Add icon to add a new alarm.
    3. Select the time you want, then touch OK.

    Any existing alarms will show in the main Clock screen. To turn one On or Off, slide the switch.

    You can also add a label to an alarm and change the ringtone. To change these options for a single alarm, touch the arrow underneath the On/Off switch.

    Set a timer

    1. Touch the Timer icon in the top left corner of the screen.
    2. Enter the time you want, then touch Start.

    When the timer is going, you can add an additional minute, pause the timer, or delete the current timer.

    The timer beeps when the time is up. It keeps beeping until you touch Stop.

    Use the stopwatch

    1. Touch the Stopwatch icon in the top right corner of the screen.
    2. Touch Start to start the stopwatch.

    If you want to pause the stopwatch, touch Stop. You can also add laps while the stopwatch is running by touching the icon to the left of the stopwatch.

    To share your results, touch the Share icon to share via Google+, Gmail, and more.

    View your Clock

    To view the current date and time, touch the Clock icon at the top center of the screen.

  • About the lock screen

    Your phone’s lock screen is enabled if any of the following occurs:
    • The phone goes to sleep (and it locks automatically).
    • The screen turns off after a specified timeout (depending on your display settings).
    • You force your screen to turn off and the phone to lock by pressing the power button.

    Unlock your phone

    1. Hold the screen in portrait mode and turn it on by pressing the Power button on the right side of your phone.
    2. Touch the lower center of the screen.
    3. Slide your finger all the way across the screen to the right. You’ll receive spoken feedback that the phone is unlocked if you do this successfully.

  • If you’re adding a Wi-Fi network when first setting up your phone, Wi-Fi is turned on automatically.
    1. Touch Settings > Wireless & networks > Wi-Fi.
    2. Slide the Wi-Fi switch to the On position.
    The phone scans for available Wi-Fi networks and displays the names of those it finds. Secured networks are indicated with a Lock icon. If the phone finds a network that you connected to previously, it connects to it.
    3. Touch a network name to see more details or connect to it, and type a password if necessary.
    Or, if your Wi-Fi router supports Wi-Fi Protected Setup, touch the WPS icon on your phone, and then touch the same button on your router.
    To modify a network’s settings, touch & hold the network name.

    TIP: To extend the life of your battery between charges, turn off Wi-Fi when you’re not using it. You can also set your phone to disconnect automatically from Wi-Fi networks when it’s sleeping.

  • To connect to a Bluetooth device, first turn on your phone’s Bluetooth. Then, the first time you use a new Bluetooth device, you need to “pair” it with your phone so that both devices know how to connect securely to each other. After that, they connect automatically.

    TIP: To extend the life of your battery between charges, turn off Bluetooth when you’re not using it. You may also be required to turn Bluetooth off in some locations. Bluetooth is turned off when you switch to Airplane mode.

    System bar icons in the top right corner of the screen indicate Bluetooth status.

    Turn Bluetooth on or off

    1. Touch Settings > Wireless & networks.
    2. Slide the Bluetooth switch on or off.

    Change your phone’s Bluetooth name

    Your phone has a generic Bluetooth name by default, which is visible to other Bluetooth devices when you connect them. You can change the name so that it is more recognizable.

    1. Under Settings > Wireless & networks, make sure Bluetooth is turned on.
    2. Touch Bluetooth.
    3. In the Bluetooth screen, touch Menu > Rename phone.
    4. Type a new name and touch Rename.

    Pair your phone with a Bluetooth device

    You must pair your phone with a device before you can connect to it. Once you pair your phone with a device, they stay paired unless you unpair them.
    If the device you want to pair with isn’t in the list, ensure that the it’s turned on and set to be discoverable.

    1. Under Settings > Wireless & networks, make sure Bluetooth is turned on.
    2. Touch Bluetooth. Your phone scans for and displays the IDs of all available Bluetooth devices in range.
    3. If your phone stops scanning before your Bluetooth device is ready, touch Search for devices.
    4. Touch the ID of the Bluetooth device in the list to pair with it.
    5. Follow the instructions to complete the pairing. If you’re prompted to enter a passcode, try entering 0000 or 1234 (the most common passcodes), or consult the documentation that came with the device.

    If the pairing is successful, your phone connects to the device.

    Connect to a Bluetooth device

    Once you’ve paired with a Bluetooth device, you can connect to it manually—for example, to switch devices or to reconnect after it is back in range.
    1. Under Settings > Wireless & networks > Bluetooth, make sure Bluetooth is turned on.
    2. In the list of devices, touch a paired but unconnected device.
    When the phone and the device are connected, the device is displayed as connected in the list.

    Configure or unpair a Bluetooth device

    Some Bluetooth devices have multiple profiles. Profiles can includes the ability to transmit your  conversations, play music in stereo, or transfer files or other data. You can select which profiles you want to use with your phone. You can also change the name of the Bluetooth device as it appears on your phone.
    1. Under Settings > Wireless & networks > Bluetooth, make sure Bluetooth is turned on.
    2. In the Bluetooth settings, touch the Settings icon beside the connected Bluetooth device you want to configure.
    A screen opens that allows you to change the device’s name, unpair it, or select profiles. Touch the Back button when you’re finished.

  • The Camera app lets you take photos, panoramic photos, videos, and immersive 360-degree photo sphere shots, including what’s above and below you.

    To open Camera:

    • From the the lock screen, swipe from right to left.
    • From the Home screen, touch Camera.

    The first time you open Camera, you may be asked if you want it to remember photo locations. This allows you, for example, to pinpoint the location of a particular photo with Google Maps.

    When you open Camera, you can choose from five different camera modes. To see the modes, swipe left to right.

    The Camera icon indicates Camera mode. To take a picture:

    1. Frame your subject and watch for the focus ring.
    To focus on a different part of the image, touch it. To zoom in, pinch two fingers inwards.
    2. When the focus ring brackets disappear, touch the shutter button, which is the camera button.
    3. To see the image you just took, swipe from right to left. To see stored photos, touch Photos in the top right. When viewing stored photos, touch to share, Edit to modify photos and to delete.

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