Chapter 01
  Overview of IdeaTab A2109A-F
1-1 Appearance
1-2 Buttons
1-3 Turning On/Off Your IdeaTab
1-4 Activating/Deactivating the Display
1-5 Screen Lock/Unlock
1-6 Navigation Tips
1-7 Home Screen
1-8 Switching Home Screens
1-9 Status Bar
1-10 Recent Apps
1-11 Applications Management
1-12 Entering Text
1-1 Appearance

Images are for reference purposes only, and may differ from your IdeaTab A2109A-F.

1-2 Buttons
Power Button
  • To turn on your IdeaTab, press and hold this button for about 3 seconds. Then release it.
  • If your IdeaTab is turned on, press this button to deactivate the display. If the display is deactivated, press this button to activate the display.
  • If your IdeaTab is turned on, press and hold this button for about 3 seconds, then tap OK from the Power off pop-up window to shut down your IdeaTab.
  • If necessary, press and hold this button for about 6 seconds to force a shutdown.
Volume Controls
  • Press the Volume Up or Down buttons to adjust the volume.
Screen Rotation Lock
  • Toggle the switch down to unlock the screen orientation, allowing screen rotation.
  • Toggle the switch up to lock the screen orientation, preventing screen rotation.
1-3 Turning On/Off Your IdeaTab
Turning On Your IdeaTab

Press and hold the Power button on your IdeaTab for about 3 seconds, then release it. The Lenovo logo and the startup screen will appear in sequence, indicating your IdeaTab has been turned on.

Turning Off Your IdeaTab

Press and hold the Power button on your IdeaTab for about 3 seconds. The Power off pop-up window will appear. Tap OK to turn off your IdeaTab.

1-4 Activating/Deactivating the Display
Activating the Display

With the display deactivated, press the Power button on the IdeaTab to activate the display. The IdeaTab's display will then illuminate, indicating that it has been activated.

Deactivating the Display

If you do not need to use your IdeaTab temporarily, you can press the Power button to deactivate the display. Your IdeaTab will then enter Standby mode to save power.

1-5 Screen Lock/Unlock
Screen Lock

You can set screen timeout by tapping Sleep in Display under Settings. If there is no activity within the preset standby time, the display will deactivate, and your IdeaTab will lock automatically.

Manual Lock

If you do not need to use your IdeaTab temporarily, you can press the Power button to deactivate the display. Your IdeaTab will then be locked. And will enter Standby mode.

Screen Unlock

When in Standby mode, press the Power button on your IdeaTab to activate the display. Then, while tapping and holding the lock icon, drag the slider over the unlock icon, as shown in the illustration below.

Screen Lock Pattern Setting

You can set the screen lock pattern by tapping Pattern in Screen lock in Security under Settings to set the screen lock pattern. After this function has been enabled, you will be required to trace a personalized unlock pattern to unlock the screen before you can use your IdeaTab.

1-6 Navigation Tips
  • Back : Return to the previous screen.
  • Home : Return to the Home screen.
  • Recent Apps : Display recently used apps.
  • App Menu : Display all available apps.
1 - Back
3 - Recent Apps
2 - Home
4 - App Menu
1-7 Home Screen
This desktop enables you to view and open your most frequently used applications quickly.
In the Home screen, you can add shortcuts and change your wallpaper.
  • To add a shortcut onto the Home screen, tap and hold the icon of the app in the applications list until it is added onto the Home screen.While holding, drag the icon to any area of the home screen to place it.
  • To change your wallpaper, tap and hold any blank area on the Home screen. Tap Wallpapers. Choose a wallpaper from the pop-up window, and then tap set wallpaper.
  • To delete an app from the Home screen, tap and hold the desired icon until an X appears. Next, tap X to delete it. Finally, tap finish edit mode to exit.
1-8 Switching Home Screens
Your IdeaTab has multiple desktops.

Move through screens by sliding your finger across the display. Icons can be moved from one desktop to another.

1-9 Status Bar

System messages, if any, will be displayed in the lower right corner of the display.

Information about Wi-Fi connection and reception, power levels, charging status, and other notifications are displayed in the status bar.


Tap the status bar to display the notification panel. Tap to open the settings panel which contains the Airplane mode switch, Wi-Fi settings shortcut, Auto-rotate screen switch, Enable Balanced Power switch, Brightness adjustment slider, Notifications switch and Settings shortcut.

1-10 Recent Apps
Your IdeaTab remembers apps you have used recently.

Tap to display a list of your recently used apps. Tap an app to open it.

1-11 Applications Management

Tap on the Home screen to open the applications list.

Tap Apps in DEVICE under Settings to manage your apps.

Tap Apps to display the list of downloaded apps under the DOWNLOADED tab. Then select the app, and tap Uninstall at the top to uninstall the app.

To Stop/Change Setting, tap RUNNING or ALL, then tap the app and select the option you want.
1-12 Entering Text

You can easily enter text, including English letters and numeric symbols, from the virtual keyboard directly onto the touch screen, such as when adding contact information in the Contacts application.

Virtual keyboard

Tapon the lower bar to hide the virtual keyboard. Tap the input box to display the virtual keyboard.

Switch Input Method
  • Tap/to toggle between letters and numbers.
  • Tapto enter a capital letter. Or tap and hold until it changes intoto turn caps lock on. Tap it again to unlock.
  • To input a gray-colored symbol, tap and hold the key and drag your finger to the symbol you want in the blue pop-up box.
  • In number input mode, tapto enter symbols and special characters. Tapto go back to number input mode.
Input Options
  • Tap to open the Input options menu. You can select Input languages or Android keyboard settings in this menu.
Chapter 02: Connecting to the Internet