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How to Change the Wallpaper on Your Nexus 7 Tablet

The Home screen on the Nexus 7 tablet has two types of backgrounds, or wallpapers: traditional and live. A live wallpaper is animated. A not-so-live (traditional [more…]

How to Add Apps to Your Nexus 7 Tablet Home Screen

One of the first things you may want to do on your Nexus 7 tablet is to place icons for your most favorite apps on the Home screen. Here’s how it works: [more…]

How to Build App Folders on Your Nexus 7 Tablet

The Nexus 7 tablet has only five home screen panels, and the grid has only so much room for apps. Especially when you use large widgets, sometimes you just run out of space. Or maybe you have a collection [more…]

How to Add a Widget to Your Nexus 7 Tablet

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

How to Resize, Move, or Remove a Widget on Your Nexus 7 Tablet

A widget is a tiny window on your Nexus 7 tablet, which provides a gateway into another app on your tablet. The Nexus 7 tablet comes with some widgets already on the home screen. You can adjust these and [more…]

Basics of the Security Lock Screens for the Nexus 7 Tablet

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

How to Set the Screen Lock Delay for Your Nexus 7 Tablet

The lock screen shows up right away whenever you unlock your Nexus 7 tablet. It also shows up after a sleep time-out, or period of inactivity. When that happens, the touchscreen automatically turns off [more…]

Password Options for Your Nexus 7 Tablet

The Nexus 7 tablet comes with multiple lock screen types, which gives you greater flexibility in your security settings. You can choose to set an unlock pattern, a password, a PIN, or use your face to [more…]

How to Set the Owner Info on Your Nexus 7 Tablet

You can customize the lock screen by adding some custom text that may help identify your Nexus 7 tablet, or simply a pithy saying to entertain yourself. The feature is called Owner Info, so the real reason [more…]

How to Add Another User to Your Nexus 7 Tablet

The best solution for two people wanting to use a single Nexus 7 tablet is to buy another tablet. When that trick doesn’t work, you can add another user account to the tablet. That means each person has [more…]

How to Back up Your Nexus 7 Tablet

Your Google account information from your Nexus 7 tablet is backed up automatically. That information includes your address book (from the People app), Gmail inbox, and Calendar app appointments. Because [more…]

How to Update System on the Nexus 7 Tablet

Every so often, a new version of the Nexus 7 tablet’s operating system becomes available. It’s an Androidupdate because Android is the name of the operating system, not because the Nexus 7 thinks that [more…]

How to Troubleshoot Your Nexus 7 Tablet

Wouldn’t it be great if you could have an avuncular Mr. Wizard–type available to help with your Nexus 7 tablet at a moment’s notice? He could just walk in and, with a happy smile on his face and a reassuring [more…]

10 Tips, Tricks, and Shortcuts for Your Nexus 7 Tablet

New users of the Nexus 7 tablet, and even some experienced tablet-users, might be interested in a few suggestions for easier use of the tablet. Well, here they are. [more…]

10 Things to Remember about Your Nexus 7 Tablet

Have you ever tried to tie string around your finger to remember something? For your Nexus 7 tablet, some things are definitely worth remembering even without the string around your finger. [more…]

How to Monitor the Battery on Your Nexus 7 Tablet

You can find information about the Nexus 7 tablet’s battery status in the upper-right corner of the screen, in the status area, next to the time. [more…]

How to Determine What’s Sucking Up Power on Your Nexus 7 Tablet

The Nexus 7 tablet is smart enough to know which of its features and apps use the most battery power. You can check it out for yourself: [more…]

5 Tips to Extend the Battery Life of Your Nexus 7 Tablet

A surefire way to make a Nexus 7 tablet’s battery last a good long time is to never turn on the device in the first place. That’s kind of impractical, so rather than let you use your Nexus 7 as a lovely [more…]

Q&A for the Nexus 7 Tablet

Ah, the standard Q&A! Here are some questions about some problems you may run across with your Nexus 7 tablet. The answers may help you to solve these problems. [more…]

Basic Activities on the Nexus 7 Tablet

A cat’s life isn’t difficult, and neither is your Nexus 7 tablet life, as long as you know how to do some basic duties on the Home screen. Like the cat, you have only a few duties to know about. [more…]

How to Turn On Your Nexus 7 Tablet

Today’s electronics feature a power button. On the Nexus 7 tablet, it’s called a Power Lock key. The word poweris used because it no longer serves as the simple on–off switch. It does more, depending on [more…]

How to Adjust Audio and Video Settings on Your Nexus 7 Tablet

You have plenty of things to adjust, tune, and tweak on the Nexus 7 tablet. The Settings app is the gateway to all those options, and could waste hours there if you had hours to waste. [more…]


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