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My SurfTab is not responding. What do I do? (Reset)
If your SurfTab no longer responds, you can restart it by pressing the reset button. To do this, you will need a small pin or a paper clip.
Note: Please do not use needles or similar sharp objects, this may damage your SurfTab!
How do I download apps using Google Play?
You must sign in using a Gmail account to use the Google Play Store. You can sign in to your account when you open the Play Store app for the first time. If you do not yet have a Gmail account, you can set one up now.
Why does my SurfTab show less storage space than indicated on the packaging?
The storage capacity stated on the packaging and in the technical specifications refers to the total storage capacity of your device. However, a portion of the total storage is also used by the operating system and system applications.
Which eBook formats are compatible with my SurfTab?
The device supports all commercial eBook formats. However, you must install an appropriate app in order to read eBooks on your SurfTab. You can download these apps from a number of different providers. Consult the program specifications to determine which formats are compatible with the app you have selected.
Which video container formats can I play on my SurfTab?
If you transfer video files to the SurfTab using a USB cable or microSD card, the SurfTab will recognise the following formats: AVI, MKV, MOV, RM, RMVB and WMV. Depending on the video playback app you are using, your device may also be able to play additional video formats.
Which audio formats can I play on my SurfTab?
If you transfer audio files to the SurfTab using a USB cable or microSD card, the SurfTab will recognise the following formats: AAC, FLAC, MP3, OGG and WAV. Depending on the music playback app you are using, your device may also be able to play additional audio formats.
My SurfTab switches on when I connect it to a power source. Is this normal?
Yes, this is perfectly normal. It allows you to see the charge level of the device. If you perform no further actions, the SurfTab will switch to standby mode as it continues to charge.
How do I access external storage devices (USB stick, SD card)?
When you connect an external storage device, the SurfTab displays a message to the effect that a device has been connected. Once this message is no longer visible, you can use a file explorer app (such as ‘ES File Explorer’ or ‘FileBrowser’ etc., available from the Google Play Store) to access and manage your data (copy, delete, edit).
How do I add more storage space to my SurfTab?
Your SurfTab has a microSD/microSDHC card slot. Insert a card in order to add up to 32 GB of internal storage to your SurfTab. These cards can be purchased in any electronics store.
Can I install apps that I have downloaded onto my SurfTab on external storage devices, such as SD cards, USB stick, etc.?
No, this is not possible. You can install apps only on the SurfTab.
How do I connect my SurfTab to a Wi-Fi network?
a) Select ‘Settings’ on the applications menu. Here you will find the ‘Wi-Fi’ option.
b) Tap ‘Wi-Fi’. This option is now highlighted.
c) Slide the on/off switch for the Wi-Fi option located on the right-hand side of the highlighted area from ‘off’ to ‘on’.
d) The Wi-Fi function is activated and all available wireless networks are displayed.
e) Tap the network you wish to connect to. An input window appears. Enter the network key (‘Passwort’) of the wireless network you have selected and tap ‘Connect’.
f) The SurfTab will connect to the Internet via the wireless network you have selected. You can now surf the Internet using a browser app.
Tip: As long as you have not changed the network key (WPA/WPA2 key), you can normally find this password on the back or bottom of your router.
How do I connect my SurfTab to a television?
If your SurfTab is equipped with a HDMI interface (Micro or Mini HDMI), you can connect the device to a television.
a) Select ‘Settings’ on the applications menu.
b) Tap ‘HDMI’.
c) Tap ‘Enable dual display’ and ‘Enable dual switch’ or ‘Turn on HDMI’ (depending on the model). A check mark appears next to the option.
d) Use a HDMI cable to connect the SurfTab to a free HDMI port on your television. A HDMI logo appears in the status bar of your SurfTab.
e) Finally, use the remote control of your television to select the port to which your SurfTab is connected. Your television now shows the display of your SurfTab.
How do I reset my SurfTab to the factory settings?
a) Open the applications menu and tap ‘Settings’.
b) Scroll down in the menu and tap the ‘Backup & reset’ option.
c) Then tap ‘Factory data reset’.
Note that selecting this option will delete all data that has been subsequently installed (apps, login information, e-mail accounts etc.). This does not affect data stored on an external storage device.
The display of my SurfTab® flickers! What is the reason for this and what can I do about it?
This is a setting in the Development Settings of the Android operating system serving for programmers to visualize which part of the screen is being updated.
This setting can be easily deactivated via the menu item "Dev Tools" -> "Development Settings" -> "Show screen updates" by un-checking the box.
The front camera shows the image back-to-front. Is this normal?
Yes. Before the shutter button is pressed, the front camera shows a mirror image. But the photo is saved in the way it looks in reality.
How do I select my language if German is set as default language?
After switching on the device, the start screen appears. To set the user interface to the desired language, please tap inside the applications menu on "Einstellungen" and afterwards on "Sprache und Eingabe". Tap now in the right column on the first field "Sprache" and select your language.
For further information visit the product's download area on our homepage.
How can I use the Internet with SIM card?
A mobile data connection can be set up with a mobile HotSpot via WiFi connection, e.g. by mobile phone with tethering/Hotspot function.
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