Screen & keyboard: Google Nexus 7 (2012)

Learn how to customize the screen and keyboard settings on the Google Nexus 7 (2012). Find out more on this page:

 

Backlight

Home screen

Keyboard

Multitasking

 

 

Backlight

Brightness

To make the screen backlight brighter or darker, follow these steps:

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap the All apps AllAppsicon.jpg icon.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Display.
  4. Tap Brightness.
  5. If necessary, tap to uncheck the Automatic brightness box.
  6. Touch and slide the slider left or right to adjust brightness.
  7. Tap OK.

 

 

Timeout

To change the time before the backlight times out, follow these steps:

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap the All apps AllAppsicon.jpg icon.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Display.
  4. Tap Screen timeout.
  5. Tap the desired screen timeout duration.

 

 

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Home screen

Add widget or shortcut

To add a widget or shortcut to the Home screen, follow these steps:

 

  1. Navigate to the Home screen where you want to place widget or shortcut.
  2. Tap the All apps AllAppsicon.jpg icon.
  3. Tap the Widgets tab.
  4. Swipe right to Google+ or other desired widget.
  5. Touch and hold the Google+ (or other) widget until the Home screen appears.
  6. Slide the Google+ (or other) widget into place and release your finger.

 

 

Delete widget or shortcut

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Home screen wallpaper

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Lock screen wallpaper

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Keyboard

Change default keyboard

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Enter symbols & numbers

To enter symbols and numbers with the keyboard, follow these steps:

 

  1. Tap a text entry field.
  2. Tap ?123  to switch to symbols and numbers.
  3. Tap the  =\< key for more symbol options.
  4. Tap ABC to switch back to text entry.

 

 

Text entry mode

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Turn on / off haptic feedback

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Multitaskin

Turn on / off multitasking

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Switch windows

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