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How to Change the Wallpaper on Your Nexus 7

Lots of interesting doodads can festoon the Nexus 7 Home screen, like customizing your wallpaper. You can also set the background, add an icon or a widget, and rearrange everything to your heart’s content [more…]

How to Add Apps to Your Nexus 7 Home Screen

The first thing most people do when they get their Nexus 7 is to put their most favorite apps on the Home screen. Just like your cell phone, you will want to make it your own. Here’s how it works: [more…]

How to Add Widgets to Your Nexus 7 Home Screen

A widget works like a tiny, interactive or informative window, often providing a gateway into another app on the Nexus 7. Just as you can add apps to the Home screen, you can also add widgets. [more…]

How to Change the Screen Lock Setting on Your Nexus 7

You can secure your Nexus 7 from access by evildoers in a number of ways. The first method is to employ a lock screen, specifically one better than the standard sliding lock that the Nexus 7 uses. The [more…]

How to Unlock Your Nexus 7 With Your Face

Don’t smash your nose into the Nexus 7! The Face Unlock setting allows you to get access to your Nexus 7 simply by looking at it. Or, well, someone could hold up a picture of you to unlock the tablet. [more…]

How to Create an Unlock Pattern on Your Nexus 7

One of the most common ways to lock the Nexus 7 is to apply an unlock pattern: The pattern must be traced exactly as it was created to unlock the device and get access to your apps and other features. [more…]

How to Back Up Your Nexus 7 Information

A backup is a safety copy of information. For your Nexus 7, the backup copy includes contact information, music, photos, video, and apps you’ve installed — plus, any settings you’ve made to customize your [more…]

How to Troubleshoot Your Nexus 7

Like any electronic device, the Nexus 7 seems like the greatest thing you’ve ever used until you have to troubleshoot the problem. Here are some typical problems you may encounter on the Nexus 7 and suggestions [more…]

What are the Nexus 7 Hardware Features?

For navigating your way around the Nexus 7, you need specific directions. The first step to using your tablet is to know its’ hardware features. Knowing these hardware functions will help you navigate [more…]

How to Charge the Battery on Nexus 7

Fortunately, setting up your Nexus 7 tablet isn’t complex or time-consuming. You pretty much have to liberate the tablet, assemble it, charge the battery, and then set up your Google account. That’s it [more…]

The Nexus 7 Home Screens

The main Nexus 7 screen is called the Home screen. There are actually five Home screen panels, each of which can be adorned with icons, and widgets. [more…]

The Nexus 7 Icons

The Nexus 7 features navigation icons at the bottom of the touchscreen. You use the icons to manipulate apps or to control the Nexus 7. [more…]

Basic Nexus 7 Touchscreen Operations

The Nexus 7 touchscreen makes using the device a snap. Here are some of the common operations you can perform using your fingers on the Nexus 7's touchscreen: [more…]

Nexus 7 Tricks to Remember

You'll get more done quickly on your Nexus 7 if you know a few tricks. Here's an assortment of handy time-saving tricks to keep in mind while you use, abuse, or excuse the Nexus 7: [more…]

Nexus 7 Help and Support

For whatever reason, something might go wrong with your Nexus 7. When things get really tough with your Nexus 7, you’ll need to contact Google for help: [more…]

Nexus Tablets For Dummies Cheat Sheet

The Nexus 7 is a complex piece of electronics — delightful, inspirational, intimidating. You want to get the most from the device by understanding the Home screens, icons, and touchscreen. A few tricks [more…]

The Kindle eBook Reader for the Nexus 7

The good folks at Amazon recognize that after buying yourself a Nexus 7, you'll probably never have use for their fancy eBook reader, the Kindle. Those fools who dare take a Kindle on a transcontinental [more…]

Music All the Time on Your Nexus 7

Most of the music you have in your Google Play Music archive is actually stored on the Internet, not on the Nexus 7. This arrangement holds true even for music you've purchased at the Play Music Store; [more…]

Access Files Everywhere with Google Drive on Your Nexus 7

A great way to synchronize files between your Nexus tablet and a computer is to use your Google Drive. And just what's a Google Drive?

Google Drive is yet another one of those free services that comes with [more…]

10 Great Apps for the Nexus Tablet

Hundreds of thousands of apps are available at the Google Play Store — so many that it would take you more than a relaxing evening to discover them all. Rather than list every single app, here are some [more…]

Basic Operations of the Nexus 7 Tablet

The first baby steps toward learning how to manipulate the Nexus 7 tablet are truly simple. The terminology for these operations, however, is most definitely not simple. [more…]

How to Set up Your Nexus 7 Tablet

The final act of getting your new Nexus 7 tablet ready for use is to tell it a bit about yourself. Specifically, you need to coordinate your Google account with the tablet. Doing so gives you mobile access [more…]

Basics of the Nexus 7 Tablet Functions

“Second star to the right and straight on till morning” may get Peter Pan to Neverland, but for navigating around the Nexus 7 tablet, you need more-specific directions. [more…]

How to Set the Lock Time-out on the Nexus 7 Tablet

You can manually lock the Nexus 7 tablet at any time by pressing the Power Lock key. That’s why it’s called the Power Lock key. When you don’t manually lock, the tablet automatically locks itself after [more…]

Basics of the Nexus 7 Tablet Home Screen

The main base from which you begin your exploration of the Nexus 7 tablet is the Home screen. It’s the first thing you see after unlocking the tablet, and it’s the place you go to whenever you quit an [more…]

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