Device hardware: T-Mobile SpringBoard Honeycomb

Table of Contents

 

 

Battery

 

Battery – Charge

If the battery level is below 25%, use the AC adapter instead of a car charger or USB cable.

 

To charge the battery, follow these steps:

 

  1. Plug the small end of the charger into the charging port on your tablet.
  2. Plug the charger into an electrical wall outlet.

    Important: You cannot charge your tablet using the USB cable, and you cannot remove your tablet’s battery.

 

Battery – Insert / remove – Not supported

You cannot remove your tablet’s battery.

We’re sorry, but this feature is not available on your device.

 

Battery Manager – Not supported

We’re sorry, but this feature is not available on your device.

 

Power Saver Alert settings - View

To view the Power Saver Alert settings, follow these steps:

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap My Account.
  3. Tap the Alerts and Events tab.
  4. Tap Alert Settings.
  5. Tap Power Saver to view the Power Saver Alert settings.

 

 

SIM card

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To insert or remove the SIM card, follow these steps:

 

SIM card – Insert

 

  1. Open the back cover.
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  2. With its golden contacts facing down, insert the SIM card into the SIM card slot notched corner first.
  3. Insert the SIM card into the SIM card slot with its golden contacts facing down and the notched corner facing out. Gently press the card in until it clicks.
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  4. Align the teeth underneath the back cover with the notches on the tablet.
  5. Gently press down on the cover until it clicks and locks into place.

 

SIM card – Remove

 

  1. Open the back cover.
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  2. Gently press the SIM card in until it clicks, then slide the card out of the slot.
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  3. Align the teeth underneath the back cover with the notches on the tablet.
  4. Gently press down on the cover until it clicks and locks into place.

 

 

Indications / functions / menu

 

Button functions

To identify buttons and their functions, refer to the following:

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Display screen icons

To understand the meaning of display screen icons and indicators, refer to the following:

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Liquid damage indicator (LDI)

Each T-Mobile device includes an indicator that shows if it has been subjected to water, thereby voiding the warranty.

 

To view the Liquid Damage Indicator (LDI), remove the back cover from your tablet.

 

Refer to the following illustrations to read the label:

 

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Figure 1: White LDI (indicates no liquid damage)

 

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Figure 2: Red LDI (indicates liquid damage)

 

Status light indicators – Not supported.

We’re sorry, but this feature is not available on your device.

 

 

Memory

 

Set default memory location – Not supported

We’re sorry, but this feature is not available on this device.

 

Task Manager – Not supported

We’re sorry, but this feature is not available on this device.

 

View device memory – Phone book – Not supported

We’re sorry, but this feature is not available on this device.

 

View device memory – Phone book on SIM card – Not supported

We’re sorry, but this feature is not available on this device.

 

View device memory – Total, pictures, videos, available, etc.

To view the memory (storage) status (the amount of total space and available space), follow these steps:

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Storage.
  4. Under Internal Storage, view one or more of the following options:
    • Total space
    • Applications
    • Pictures, Videos
    • Misc.
    • Available

 

 

Memory card & transfer

You can connect your tablet as a mass storage device and share files (from both your tablet’s internal memory and its optional microSD memory card, if installed) with your computer.

 

Depending on your operating system, you may need to turn on MTP (media transfer protocol) and/or install Hi Suite by Huawei before sharing files.

 

Macintosh computers running Mac OS X 10.5 or later require Android File Transfer to access and transfer files between your Mac and tablet.

 

Hi Suite

Hi Suite is a computer application that is intended to help users manage:

 

  • Applications
  • Music
  • Text messages
  • Contacts
  • Pictures
  • Device backup
  • Online updates of Hi Suite and tablet software
  • Memory card files

 

For more information or support for Huawei Hi Suite, visit: http://www.huaweidevice.com/resource/mini/201105239635/hi_suite_en/

 

Install Hi Suite (Windows)

To install Hi Suite on a Windows computer, follow these steps:

 

  1. Plug the small end of the USB cable into the USB/charging port on your tablet.
  2. Plug the large end of the USB cable into the USB port of your computer.
  3. Wait a moment for the Hi Suite installer window to appear on your computer.
  4. Click OK.
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.

 

Install Android File Transfer (Macintosh)

Android File Transfer is included on your tablet and can be installed the first time you connect your tablet to your Macintosh computer.

 

To install Android File Transfer on a Macintosh computer, follow these steps:

 

  1. Plug the small end of the USB cable into the USB/charging port on your tablet.
  2. Plug the large end of the USB cable into the USB port of your computer.
  3. On the Mac desktop double-click the SpringBoard icon with the wrench.
  4. Double-click androidfiletransfer.dmg.
  5. Double-click the Android File Transfer virtual disk.
  6. Drag the Android character to the Applications folder icon.

 

Enable MTP (media transfer protocol)

To enable MTP so you can transfer files between your tablet and a computer, follow these steps:

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Storage.
  4. Tap to select the Auto-open check box.

 

Access files – On card using computer

To view files on a memory card using a computer, follow these steps:

 

On a Windows computer

  1. From any Home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Storage.
  4. Under MTP, tap to select the Auto-open check box.
  5. Plug the small end of the USB cable into the USB/charging port on your tablet.
  6. Plug the large end of the USB cable into the USB port of your computer.
  7. A Portable Device window may open on your computer’s desktop. Click Open device to view files using Windows Explorer and then click OK.
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OR

 

  1. On your computer, click Start and then click My Computer.
  2. Double-click SpringBoard  to access the folders and files of the tablet’s internal storage and the memory (SD) card (if available). If no memory card is installed, only Internal Storage will be present.
  3. Double-click SD Card to access the memory card’s folders and files.
  4. When you are finished, click on the Safely Remove Hardware icon in the system tray on the lower right-hand corner of your computer desktop.
  5. Click Safely Remove USB Mass Storage Device - Drives.
  6. Disconnect the USB cable from your computer and then from your tablet.

 

On a Macintosh computer

For Macintosh computers running Mac OS X 10.5 or later, you need Android File Transfer to access and transfer files between your Mac and an Android device running Android 3.0 or later.

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Storage.
  4. Under MTP, tap to select the Auto-open check box.
  5. Plug the small end of the USB cable into the USB/charging port on your tablet.
  6. Plug the large end of the USB cable into the USB port of your Mac computer.
  7. On your computer, navigate to the Applications folder and double-click Android File Transfer.
  8. A Finder window named SpringBoard will open and allow access to folders and files on the tablet’s internal storage and the memory (SD) card (if available). If no memory card is installed, only Internal Storage will be present.
  9. Click SD Card to access the memory card’s folders and files.
  10. When you are finished, close the SpringBoard Finder window or exit the Android File Transfer application.
  11. Disconnect the USB cable from your computer and then from your tablet.

 

Access files – On card using device

To view files on a memory card using the tablet, follow these steps:

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap File Manager.
  3. Tap the SD Card tab.
  4. Navigate to the folder containing the files you want to access.

 

Delete files – On card using computer

To delete files on a memory card using a computer, follow these steps:

 

On a Windows computer

  1. From any Home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Storage.
  4. Under MTP, tap to select the Auto-open check box.
  5. Plug the small end of the USB cable into the USB/charging port on your tablet.
  6. Plug the large end of the USB cable into the USB port of your computer.
  7. A Portable Device window may open on your computer’s desktop. Click Open device to view files using Windows Explorer and then click OK.
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OR

 

  1. On your computer, click Start and then click My Computer.
  2. Double-click SpringBoard  to access the folders and files of the tablet’s internal storage and the memory (SD) card (if available). If no memory card is installed, only Internal Storage will be present.
  3. Double-click SD Card to access the memory card’s folders and files.
  4. Right-click the file you want to delete.
  5. Click Delete.
  6. Click Yes.
  7. When you are finished, click on the Safely Remove Hardware icon in the system tray on the lower right-hand corner of your computer desktop.
  8. Click Safely Remove USB Mass Storage Device - Drives.
  9. Disconnect the USB cable from your computer and then from your tablet.

 

On a Macintosh computer

For Macintosh computers running Mac OS X 10.5 or later, you need Android File Transfer to access and transfer files between your Mac and an Android device running Android 3.0 or later.

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Storage.
  4. Under MTP, tap to select the Auto-open check box.
  5. Plug the small end of the USB cable into the USB/charging port on your tablet.
  6. Plug the large end of the USB cable into the USB port of your Mac computer.
  7. On your computer, navigate to the Applications folder and double-click Android File Transfer.
  8. A Finder window named SpringBoard will open and allow access to folders and files on the tablet’s internal storage and the memory (SD) card (if available). If no memory card is installed, only Internal Storage will be present.
  9. Click SD Card to access the memory card’s folders and files.
  10. Drag and drop the file you want to delete into the Trash.
  11. When you are finished, close the SpringBoard Finder window or exit the Android File Transfer application.
  12. Disconnect the USB cable from your computer and then from your tablet.

 

Delete files – On card using device

To delete files on a memory card using the tablet, follow these steps:

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap File Manager.
  3. Tap the SD Card tab.
  4. Navigate to the desired folder.
  5. Touch and hold the file you want to delete.
  6. Tap Delete.
  7. Tap Yes.

 

Insert / remove card

To insert or remove a microSD memory card, follow these steps:

 

Insert

  1. Open the back cover.
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  2. With its golden contacts facing down, insert the memory card into the memory card slot.
  3. Align the teeth underneath the back cover with the notches on the tablet.
  4. Gently press down on the cover until it clicks and locks into place.

 

Remove

  1. Open the back cover.
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  2. Gently slide the memory card out of the slot.
  3. Align the teeth underneath the back cover with the notches on the tablet.
  4. Gently press down on the cover until it clicks and locks into place.

 

Move files – Card to computer

To copy files from a memory card to a computer using a USB cable, follow these steps:

 

On a Windows computer

  1. From any Home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Storage.
  4. Under MTP, tap to select the Auto-open check box.
  5. Plug the small end of the USB cable into the USB/charging port on your tablet.
  6. Plug the large end of the USB cable into the USB port of your computer.
  7. A Portable Device window may open on your computer’s desktop. Click Open device to view files using Windows Explorer and then click OK.
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OR

 

  1. On your computer, click Start and then click My Computer.
  2. Double-click SpringBoard  to access the folders and files of the tablet’s internal storage and the memory (SD) card (if available). If no memory card is installed, only Internal Storage will be present.
  3. Double-click SD Card to access the memory card’s folders and files.
  4. Drag and drop the folders or files from the card onto your computer desktop or into another folder on the computer.
  5. When you are finished, click on the Safely Remove Hardware icon in the system tray on the lower right-hand corner of your computer desktop.
  6. Click Safely Remove USB Mass Storage Device - Drives.
  7. Disconnect the USB cable from your computer and then from your tablet.

 

On a Macintosh computer

For Macintosh computers running Mac OS X 10.5 or later, you need Android File Transfer to access and transfer files between your Mac and an Android device running Android 3.0 or later.

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Storage.
  4. Under MTP, tap to select the Auto-open check box.
  5. Plug the small end of the USB cable into the USB/charging port on your tablet.
  6. Plug the large end of the USB cable into the USB port of your Mac computer.
  7. On your computer, navigate to the Applications folder and double-click Android File Transfer.
  8. A Finder window named SpringBoard will open and allow access to folders and files on the tablet’s internal storage and the memory (SD) card (if available). If no memory card is installed, only Internal Storage will be present.
  9. Click SD Card to access the memory card’s folders and files.
  10. Drag and drop any folders or files from the memory card onto your computer desktop or into another folder on the computer.
  11. When you are finished, close the SpringBoard Finder window or exit the Android File Transfer application.
  12. Disconnect the USB cable from your computer and then from your tablet.

 

Move files – Card to device

To copy files from a memory card to the internal memory, follow these steps:

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap File Manager.
  3. Tap the SD Card tab.
  4. Navigate to the desired folder.
  5. Touch and hold the file you want to copy.
  6. Tap Copy.
  7. Tap the Local tab.
  8. Navigate to the desired folder.
  9. Tap the Paste icon.

 

Move files – Computer to card

To copy files from a computer to a memory card using a USB cable, follow these steps:

 

On a Windows computer

  1. From any Home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Storage.
  4. Under MTP, tap to select the Auto-open check box.
  5. Plug the small end of the USB cable into the USB/charging port on your tablet.
  6. Plug the large end of the USB cable into the USB port of your computer.
  7. A Portable Device window may open on your computer’s desktop. Click Open device to view files using Windows Explorer and then click OK.

 

OR

 

  1. On your computer, click Start and then click My Computer.
  2. Double-click SpringBoard  to access the folders and files of the tablet’s internal storage and the memory (SD) card (if available). If no memory card is installed, only Internal Storage will be present.
  3. Double-click SD Card to access the memory card’s folders and files.
  4. Drag and drop the files from your computer into a memory card folder.
  5. When you are finished, click on the Safely Remove Hardware icon in the system tray on the lower right-hand corner of your computer desktop.
  6. Click Safely Remove USB Mass Storage Device - Drives.
  7. Disconnect the USB cable from your computer and then from your tablet.

 

On a Macintosh computer

For Macintosh computers running Mac OS X 10.5 or later, you need Android File Transfer to access and transfer files between your Mac and an Android device running Android 3.0 or later.

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Storage.
  4. Under MTP, tap to select the Auto-open check box.
  5. Plug the small end of the USB cable into the USB/charging port on your tablet.
  6. Plug the large end of the USB cable into the USB port of your Mac computer.
  7. On your computer, navigate to the Applications folder and double-click Android File Transfer.
  8. A Finder window named SpringBoard will open and allow access to folders and files on the tablet’s internal storage and the memory (SD) card (if available). If no memory card is installed, only Internal Storage will be present.
  9. Click SD Card to access the memory card’s folders and files.
  10. Drag and drop files from your computer into a memory card folder.
  11. When you are finished, close the SpringBoard Finder window or exit the Android File Transfer application.
  12. Disconnect the USB cable from your computer and then from your tablet.

 

Move files – Device to card

To copy files from the internal memory to a memory card, follow these steps:

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap File Manager.
  3. Tap the Local tab.
  4. Navigate to the desired folder.
  5. Touch and hold the file you want to copy.
  6. Tap Copy.
  7. Tap the SD Card tab.
  8. Navigate to the desired folder.
  9. Tap the Paste icon.

 

View available memory

To view the amount of free and used memory (storage) space on a memory card, follow these steps:

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Storage.
  4. Under SD Card, view Total space and Available space.

 

USB settings

To change the USB connection settings on the tablet, follow these steps:

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Storage.
  4. Under MTP, tap to select or clear the Auto-open check box. When MTP is enabled, files in the tablet’s internal storage or on the SD memory card can be accessed through the computer’s file Explorer (Windows) or Finder (Mac OS X).