All the information contained in this manual was correct at the time of
publication. However, as we are often updating and improving our
products, your device’s software may have a slightly
appearance or modified functionality than presented in this
manual.Please register your product at www.archos.com/register.
In addition to the information in the accompanying Warranty, Legal
& Safety Notice, remember that your ARCHOS is an electronic
product that needs to be treated with care:
Do not subject it to shock or vibration.
Do not subject it to heat; keep it cool.
Keep it away from water and excessively humid areas.
Keep it away from high electromagnetic fields.
Do not open it up. There are no user-serviceable parts inside. Opening
it will void your warranty.
your ARCHOS for the first time, completely charge
of battery looks
Connect the supplied power charger/adapter/ USB power
Attention: Use ONLY the supplied ARCHOS charger/adapter/USB adapter on
Do not expect your device to charge when connected to your computer.
The ARCHOS will turn on and start charging.
The battery icon
will animate a blue “filling” action with a
lightning bolt and the
power/charge indicator light will remain solid.
When not plugged into a
power adapter, the battery icon will display the amount of battery
||1% - 15% Battery
||16% - 99%
Battery filling up
The first time you turn on the ARCHOS, the installation wizard will
help you configure the main functions of your ARCHOS.
- Touch-screen calibration
- Date & time
- WiFi connection: we recommend that you set up
your device in the WiFi zone of the network that you will regularly be
- Location service
location service uses WiFi networks to provide apps with your
approximate location without using GPS.
You can change these settings later with the Location &
security and Google Search settings.
- 3rd party apps: these
applications have been developed by Android's users or others
companies, not by ARCHOS and are provided at no charge.
To benefit fully from Google services like downloading applications and
movies from Google Play, you need to add a Google account.
add a Google account:
Once you are registered, you can access Google mail, Google play and
many other services.
- Tap Settings.
- In the Settings application, tap Accounts & sync.
- In the upper right corner, tap Add account.
- In the Add an account window, select Google.
If you have already a Google account, tap Existing and follow the
If you have not a Google account, tap New and follow the on-screen
Do not forget to register your device. Go to www.archos.com/register.
Your tablet will
automatically set to Sleep if you haven’t touched the screen
for a while.
You can change the Auto
Sleep period if required.
- Select Settings > Display.
- Select Sleep.
- Select a duration.
Press the (Sleep/Power)
button to set Sleep.
- Press the (Sleep/Power)
button to switch power on.
The screen will light and show the lock icon on-screen.
- Touch the
lock icon and slide the circle across to the unlock icon.
The tablet will
unlock and the display will show the last screen you used.
Main touchscreen buttons
Home button - to return to the main screen.
Back button - to go back to your previous screen.
| The Recent
to navigate among your recently opened apps.
- to close apps by swiping left or right.
| The Apps
button - to
find all your installed applications and widgets.
| The Search
- to search your tablet and the web by typing or by
an item to change its position
and hold it
for a moment, then without lifting your fingertip, move your fingertip
on the screen until the item reaches its destination.
up/down to scroll through a list
- Swipe left/right to change the view
and then quickly move your fingertips across the screen without lifting
Do not pause on the screen with your fingertips at the
initial point of contact or you may drag an item.
screen twice on a webpage or other application screen to zoom.
|In some apps (such
as Maps), you can zoom in and out by placing two fingers on the screen
at once and pinching them together (to zoom out) or spreading them
apart (to zoom in).
- GoogleTM Search
Touch "Google" for text search or touch the microphone icon for voice
Dislpays applications you have opened
To go back to the device home screen
To go back to the previous screen. In an application, you go back to
one level up.
Touch this icon to show all the applications and widgets installed on
All your downloaded applications are here.
Touch to start an application.
Displays notifications and quick settings
Access the quick
settings from the status bar. The Quick Settings make it
convenient to view or change the most common
settings and to open the full Settings app.
- Touch the time in
the status bar.
The status dashboard is displayed.
- Touch the time a
second time in the status dashboard.
The quick settings will be displayed.
- View or change the settings you want.
You can close the Quick Settings again by touching anywhere else on the
The Quick Settings are:
- WiFi: to activate/deactivate the WiFi connection.
- Auto-rotate screen: Drag the switch to On to lock
the screen in
landscape orientation, so it doesn’t rotate when you turn the
- Brightness: Drag the slider to change the
brightness of the screen.
Or touch Auto to have the tablet set screen brightness automatically,
sensors to measurethe amount of light in your surroundings.
- Notifications: Drag the slider to Off if you
don’t want to
disturbed by system or application notifications about new mail,
invitations to chat, and
- Settings: Touch to open the Settings application.
Opens a list of thumbnail images of apps you’ve worked with
When you hold
your finger on a thumbnail, options are displayed.
- To open an app, touch it.
- To close an app, swipe it left or right.
You can display
information about the application.
All your applications and widgets are available here.
The application tab The widget tab
Access Google Play
From the Apps screen, there are types of actions you can perform.
- Uninstalling an app: from the All apps screens, touch
hold it, then slide your finger towards the top of the screen and drop
over Uninstall bin.
- To obtain information about any application: from the
apps screens, touch and hold it, then slide your finger towards the top
the screen and drop it over App info.
Swipe the screen left to view the widgets.
Touch and hold your finger onto a widget until the home screens are
displayed, then slide it to the desired location, and release your
Make sure you have enough room on the desired location otherwise you
can't place your widget.
In the Home
screen, touch "Google" to search the web and your tablet or to launch
In the Home
screen, touch the microphone icon for voice search.
You can define
the searchable items.
- Touch Google.
- Touch the menu icon in the upper right corner and
The searchable items are displayed.
In the Searchable items page, make choices by checking/unchecking.
In the Google Search page, define if you use Web History or not. You
can allow also Google to use your location.
- When you have finished, select the Back button.
extended home screen
Swipe your finger left or right to navigate through the other home
With the extended home screen, you have more room for your application
network(s) available. Check if you can connect.
||You have new
message(s) from Google mail.
available for app(s).
and Recent apps buttons are hidden in some apps. Touch to
familiar with AndroidTM
The extended home
Navigate between different home screen panels by swiping left and right.
Moving a home
Touch and hold your finger onto it until the positioning gridlines
appear, then slide it to the desired location, and release your finger.
Removing a home
Touch and hold it, slide your finger towards the top of the screen and
drop it over the Remove icon.
From the All apps screens, touch and hold it, slide your finger towards
the top of the screen and drop it over Uninstall bin.
Drop one app icon over another on a home screen and the two icons will
Touch the All Apps icon on your home screen. Touch Widgets at the top
of the screen. From the main Widgets screen, you can move around
widgets just as you do for app icons.
Hold your finger on a home screen at an empty location, then choose
from the list.
From the quick settings dashboard in the status bar, touch settings. In
Settings, scroll down and touch security. Touch Screen lock. Touch the
type of lock you would like to use. After you set a lock, a lock screen
is displayed whenever your screen wakes up, requesting the pattern, PIN
or other specified key.
Before launching an Internet application such as the web browser, see
if you are connected to an WiFi access point.
The icon in the right side of the system bar is blue
when your device is
connected to a WiFi network and grey when you are not
From the system bar, you can set up the WiFi connection quickly.
- Touch the time in the system bar.
- Touch the status icons. The status details is displayed
- Touch WiFi to open the WiFi settings.
- If the WiFi is off, tap on the WiFi line to turn it on.
ARCHOS will scan automatically for
available WiFi networks and show all the wireless networks in range of
The list is refreshed continuously.
- Tap the network you want to connect to. Networks
icon are secured connections.
A password is required for a
- Enter the
network information* and then tap on Connect.
Your ARCHOS will now
attempt to establish a connection to that WiFi access point with the
network parameters you entered.
* For free access WiFi points, there is no need to enter any special
information. For secured networks, you will need either a key (a series
of numbers and/or letters) of the type WEP, WPA, or WPA2, or you will
need to have a WiFi access point that uses the WiFi protection standard
WPS (WiFi Protected Setup). Check with the Internet service provider to
obtain the exact connection parameters required.
Note: When you are not connected to any WiFi network and you pass by a
WiFi network, you receive a notification.
To manually scan for available WiFi networks,
- Go to the WiFi settings screen.
- Tap on Scan.
If the WiFi network you want to connect to does not appear in the
- Tap on Add network.
- Enter the
- Tap on Save.
To access the advanced network parameters (Regulatory domain,
IP address, etc),
- Tap on the Menu button in the upper right
- Tap on Advanced.
Other parameters will appear: the required information can be obtained
from the Internet service provider.
The ARCHOS tablets support the 802.11 b, g, and n WiFi
protocols. If you cannot connect to your access point, first determine
if the problem lies with your access point or with the
ARCHOS. Try using another WiFi device, such as a laptop
computer or a WiFi enabled telephone and see if that will connect to
your access point. If it does, then use the same WiFi connection
settings that it has on your ARCHOS. You could also try connecting your
ARCHOS to a friend's WiFi network and if this works, change your access
point parameters to similar ones.
- Make sure you are not far from the WiFi hotspot.
- Update the firmware of the device:
- Reset and redefine your connection parameters.
- Check your WiFi router/modem documentation to see if it has
pairing button that needs to be pressed. Some modems have such a button
that must be pressed the very first time you try to make a WiFi
connection with a new device.
- If you have to enter a password (a security code of type
WEP or WPA)
be very careful that you do not confuse a 1 and I (one and letter
a 0 and O (zero and letter “O”), or U and V. These
are common mistakes.
- When entering a security code for your WiFi access, check
Show password which will allow you to see exactly what you are typing
in. This will avoid any mistakes.
- Some access points use what is known as MAC filtering. That
the WiFi access point has a list of access numbers (every hardware
device has a unique MAC number) which are the only ones allowed to
access to the WiFi point. The person managing the WiFi modem/router
should shut off this MAC filtering system to see if this solves the
problem. It is recommended to shut off MAC filtering in general as this
is now known to be an outdated and ineffective system for WiFi
security. If you must use it, you can find your device's specific MAC
address by going to Settings > Wireless & Networks
> WiFi settings > Menu > Advanced. It will look
something like 00:16:dc:5e:9e:39.
- Try temporarily shutting off the encryption system of your
router/modem to see if the problem has to do with the encryption system
you are using. The preferred encryption system is the WPA2.
- Contact your WiFi connection provider.
Before launching any
application that needs to make a connection to the Internet, make sure
that you are connected to a WiFi network.
in a Web page
- You can use your finger to
scroll the current web page horizontally or vertically.
- To open a link, tap it.
- To enter a web address, just
scroll to the top of the current page and tap in the address field,
enter the address and tap on Enter.
- Double-tap on the screen to zoom in and zoom out or Pinch.
- Depending on where you are in the web browser, holding down
item will give you access to more options.
For example, by
holding your finger on an image, you can save the image file to your
- To fill in a text field, tap in the field, then use the
virtual keyboard to type the required information.
- To go back to the previous page that you browsed, tap the
- To go back directly to your Android™ home screen,
- To bookmark a Web page, tap .
- Enter the required information and select the desired
You can place a bookmark on your homepage for an easy access.
In the Add to
field, select Home screen.
Touch to launch a search.
- Touch the address bar directly, then .
- Enter the searched item.
& history & saved pages
- Tap .
- Consult your bookmarks, the history of visited pages and
the saved pages for offline reading.
of a Web page
- Touch the Menu icon button.
Different options are displayed.
| New incognito tab
||Pages that you view in
won't appear in your browser history or search history, and they won't
leave other traces, such as cookies, on your device after you close the
incognito window. However, any files that you download or bookmarks
that you create will be preserved.
| Share page
||Share a page via
Bluetooth, Google mail, etc.
| Find on page
||Search any information in
| Request desktop site
||Check to display the
desktop site instead of the mobile version.
| Save for offline reading
||Save a desired Web page to
be able to consult it later offline.
||Define your navigation
Connect your tablet to your TV using a mini-HDMI to Standard-HDMI
There are no settings to be done.You have
automatically a mirroring screen: a display on your tablet and on your
Use your Webcam to take pictures, to make videos and video chats.
||Zoom indicator. Drag it
from - to + to change zoom settings.
||Open the settings menu.
||Thumbnail of the last
picture you took.
|Set your parameters and take pictures.
|Set your parameters and make a movie.
|Make a panorama picture.
- Launch the clock application.
- Touch the alarm icon under the clock display.
The Alarms pane will open.
When an alarm sounds
- Touch the ‘+’ icon to add another alarm
The Set alarm pane will open.
- Touch each line on this pane to set this alarm time and to
choose a label to identify this alarm.
- Touch OK when you have finished setting this alarm.
This alarm will now appear in the Alarms pane. You can activate
it/deactivate it as you need it.
A screen will open with the options of ‘Snooze’ or
Touch one of these options.
If you choose the ‘Snooze’ option, the alarm will
sound again after 10 minutes.
If you choose ‘Dismiss’, the alarm will reset, but
will remain activated to sound again on the next day set.
Tap the All apps button to access the widgets. Widgets are
miniature apps that you can place on your Home screens.
Some widgets are standalone applications, some open a related
application when you touch them, and others provide a subset of useful
information or controls for their related applications. Stock widgets
include a clock, a picture frame, a calendar that shows upcoming
appointments, and so on.
Below are some example of widgets you can use to customize
|A quick method to access your
music instead of opening the Music player. (There are also similarly
looking widgets for the Gallery (photo viewing) and the Video player.)
Deactivate your wireless connections quickly.
Display your bookmarks in thumbnails on a homescreen.
want to transfer files to or from the ARCHOS (photos, documents, music,
video, or applications (.apk files)) you can transfer them via the USB
cable or via a wireless network connection. It is also possible to
transfer files directly to/from a camera, USB stick, powered hard
drive, or an MP3 player using the optional USB host cable.
ARCHOS to a computer
Connect your tablet to your computer using the USB cable.Your device is
files to/from the ARCHOS
note that the below procedure requires at least Windows XP
and Windows Media Player 11.
- Connect your tablet to your computer using the USB cable.
Your device is automatically detected.
- You can transfer your media files to the ARCHOS by
into the respective folders.
- Once all your file transfers are finished, close any
program that may
have read or written to the ARCHOS.
- You can now unplug the USB cable.
first need to install the free Android File Transfer application (not
included). Download from
After you install Android File Transfer, follow these steps:
For Linux: You need to install MTP tools (not included).
- If you are using Android File Transfer for the first time,
double-click it to open it.
After you start Android File Transfer once, it opens automatically
whenever you connect your device to your computer.
- Connect your device to your computer with a USB cable.
File Transfer starts, if it’s not already running, and opens
that displays the contents of your device, along with storage space
details at the bottom of the window.
- You can transfer your media files to the ARCHOS by
copy/pasting them into the respective folders.
- Once all your file transfers are finished, close any
program that may have read or written to the ARCHOS.
- You can now unplug the USB
|Use the settings to modify your
ARCHOS to function for your particular needs. You can scroll the screen
up and down to reveal settings that you don’t initially see.
When it is
possible, you can use the Menu icon to access more options within one
of the settings.
When you do not need the WiFi or Bluetooth® connections, you
deactivate them in order to save battery power.
Tap on this line to enable or disable the WiFi
It also allows you to set up and manage your WiFi networks. See:
Making a WiFi Connection.
- VPN: Allows to setp up and manage Virtual Private Networks
- Tethering & portable hotspot
- On your phone (or other device you want to pair),
"detectable." 2. On the ARCHOS, select Settings >
& Networks > Bluetooth and turn it on.
- In Bluetooth settings, select Search for
devices, then select your telephone which will be shown under Bluetooth
- On your phone, you will now see that the ARCHOS is
requesting to be
Your phone and ARCHOS now know each other. They are "paired."
- On your tablet, select More > Tethering
& portable hotspot > Bluetooth tethering in Wireless
- Select the option allowing tethering on your phone.
- Shared folders settings: setup user names and passwords
to access shared folders on your private network
- Wi-Fi direct: a standard that
allows Wi-Fi devices to
connect to each other with no need for a wireless access point.
Touch this option to
change the settings for sounds generated by your tablet in response to
you take.On this screen
you can enable or disable sounds, change the notification sound and set
the volume for
Brightness: Allows you to adjust the brightness of the screen. Reducing
the brightness will reduce battery consumption.
Auto-rotate screen: Allows you to set the orientation of the screen to
a fixed position or based on the physical orientation of the device.
Animation: Enables/disables the display of animations when opening and
Screen timeout: Allows you to adjust the delay before the screen
automatically turns off and the device locks itself. To turn the screen
back on, press the Power button once, and press it again to unlock the
Font size: to adjust the font size
Touch this option to
view a breakdown of the usage of memory on your tablet.
Touch the Menu button to select a type of USB computer connection.
You can connect as Media device (MTP).
You can connect as Camera (PTP). Lets
photos using camera software and transfer any files on computers that
don't support MTP.
Navigate to this
option if you want to remove the SD card from your tablet. Once the
card has been unmounted you can safely remove the card from your tablet
- Touch this option to display email and other accounts that
are setup on your tablet.
- Touch an account in the list to display more information
about an account and to change account or sync settings.
Google's location service: You let apps use data from sources such as
WiFi and mobile networks to determine your approximate location.
GPS satellites: you let apps use GPS to pinpoint your location.
Location & Google search: you let Google use your location to
improve search results and other services.
This section of
settings enables you to set your security preferences for your tablet.
touch this tab to enable/disable a password, PIN or pattern that will
be needed to unlock your tablet
from Sleep mode.You can
choose your method of security and enter the details.
Don’t forget to make a note of the security you put in place!
Touch this tab to
change language, spelling and keyboard options. You can also
Touch this tab to change
for backup and restore of your application data, also to erase all
personal data on your tablet.
If you check the ‘Back up my data’ option, your
application data, Wi-Fi passwords and settings will be
backed up to Google’s servers.
You can also choose to restore application data automatically.
Automatic: Enable this option if you want to set the clock
automatically when your ARCHOS is connected to a WiFi network. Disable
this option to set the current date & time manually.
CAUTION : If the time & date are not correctly set, you might
not be able to access certain web pages.
Talkback: when Talkback is on, your device provides spoken feedback to
help blind and low-vision users.
System: large text, auto-rotate screen, speak passwords, touch
& hold delay, install Web scripts.
System updates for new firmwares
Status: Select this option to see the battery level and status, the
WiFi Mac address, the Bluetooth® address, etc.
Legal information: Allows you to view the open source licenses.
Model number: This is the model name of your ARCHOS device.
Online registration: Register your product on-line to get access to
technical support. You can also register your product using a computer
Product Key: Each ARCHOS has a unique number. If you register your
product on-line using a computer (www.archos.com/register), this number
will be needed.
Plug-ins : lists the plug-ins that you have installed onto your
device. The cinema plug-in is available for purchase from the
ARCHOS web site. This plug-in will allow your device to play MPEG2
formatted video files (including .vob and .TS files) as well as AC3
Firmware version: Displays the current version of the firmware.
Board version: displays the version number of your ARCHOS.
On your PC, go to www.archos.com/firmware
Search for the latest
firmware available for your ARCHOS. Compare the latest online version
with the one installed on your ARCHOS (your ARCHOS firmware version
number appears in the About tablet settings screen). If the online
version is more recent than yours (has a higher number), follow the
instructions to download it and copy it to your ARCHOS. Your Internet
browser may warn you that the contents of the firmware file could harm
your computer. ARCHOS has taken precautions to insure that this file
will not harm your computer.
In the event that your ARCHOS freezes during operation, you can force
the device to shut down by holding the Power button for 10 seconds.
Resetting your ARCHOS will not erase any data from your device.
If the touchscreen is not responding properly you can execute a
touchscreen recalibration by doing a System Recovery as per the next
If the touchscreen is not responding properly, go to the
Touchscreen calibration settings screen in the Settings app. Then use the Touchscreen calibration button, and follow
the instructions on the screen. If this does not work or if you cannot
access the touchscreen settings, you can force the touchscreen
calibration (see: System Recovery).
If your ARCHOS does not respond correctly or does not start properly,
you can try to remedy this situation with a system recovery. Be very
careful with this as there are options to erase all the data on your
the Recovery screen
- Turn off the device and wait 10 seconds.
- Press and hold the volume + button while powering on the
- Keep the volume + pressed until the Recovery mode starts
- To move from one option to another, use the volume
buttons. To select an option, press the ON/OFF button.
No: Cancels the system recovery.
Update firmware: Allows you to connect your device to a computer in
order to copy the latest .AOS file (operating system) to your device
and then install it.
Repair System: Attempts to repair the file structure on the internal
memory. This does not erase any data.
No: Return to main recovery screen.
Force Touchscreen Calibration: Select this, set your device down, start
the calibration, and don't touch it. It will re-calibrate the screen.
After the calibration is complete, select No to leave the recovery
Check Disk: Check and repair the system partition if damaged.
Start USB MSC: Allows you to connect your device to a PC to access the
Format System: Formats the internal memory. All data (music, photos,
videos, etc.), applications and settings are erased.
This cable will allow your ARCHOS to have a full-sized USB Host port.
That is, you can connect a camera, a USB stick, a USB memory card
reader, a mouse, a keyboard, a combination mouse/keyboard, or a powered
hard drive to your ARCHOS*. By using this cable, your ARCHOS can
download all the photos from your camera directly, without having to
transfer the photos to your computer first. See the ARCHOS
on-line store to purchase this micro USB-B to USB-A host cable.
* Some standard USB devices may not function if they consume too much
Standard-HDMI male/male cable
Audio/Video cable plugs into the ARCHOS to
allow it to play video out to a television.
Make sure you have switched
your television to the correct video input, often
this is done with the
A/V select button of your TV's remote control.
Accessories & Plug-ins, www.archos.com
Still need help after reading though this entire
manual? OK, then contact tech support by first registering your product
(if you haven't already done so) and then enter your user
go to the support section where you can fill in a web form with your
question (it is easier to do on a regular computer). We'll make our
best effort to get back to
you within two business days with your
answer. Also, see the frequently asked questions section at
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