Welcome to your Jolla Tablet with Sailfish OS 2.0!
This guide is intended to give you the basic information on how to get your tablet up and running, and describe some of the apps available.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Charge the Device
Boot Up and Turn off the Device
Install and Use a Memory Card
Personalise Your Device with Ambiences
Confirm, Save and Cancel
Copy and Paste
Backup Your Data
USB OTG (On-The-Go)
1 Navigation & Gestures
The Lock Screen prevents using the device accidentally. When display is off, you can access the Lock Screen either by double tap or by pressing the power key.
On the Lock Screen, you see items such as time and date, important notification icons and other system status information without unlocking the device. To unlock the device, swipe from left to right or right to left.
At the top of the screen you can see key system status information for battery and connectivity levels. Indications of device being silent, and set alarms are also located at the top of the lock screen. Your notifications, such as messages and emails, appear on the left side of the Lock Screen as icons.
You can add shortcuts to apps to the pulley menu on the Lock Screen. Go to Lock Screen page in Settings | Lock screen and Add shortcut. If you have no shortcuts added, there is no pulley menu in the Lock Screen.
Home is the centre of Sailfish OS. You arrive here after unlocking the device and when minimizing or closing an app. This is where all open apps are displayed in minimized form as Covers.
In Home, open apps are arranged in opening order, and apps don’t change position when you access them again. When the number of open apps grows to be more than what fits to the screen, Home grows vertically. Swipe up or down to access all apps.
From Home you can quickly switch from one app to another. Sailfish OS apps have embedded Cover Actions, which let you to perform actions without opening the app: tap on the action on the cover, for example, add a new event on Calendar or a new note with Notes app. Cover Actions are located at the bottom of the covers.
System status information, such as battery and connectivity levels, can be seen at the top of the screen.
You can close open apps by a long press on an app. Tap on the app you want to close. You can close all apps by a long press on an app, and then swipe down to Close all.
On the Events screen you can see new events and notifications summarised on one single view. You can also start quick actions and handle the system status.
You can open a detailed information in an app by tapping a notification.
You can clear notifications either one by one or all at one go. Tap and hold a notification, and appears next to all notifications. Tap one and you delete the notification next to it, or, swipe down to use the pulley menu to Clear notifications and clear all notifications. OS update notifications and Jolla Store app update notifications cannot be cleared.
Enable Calendar and Weather Events
You can see today’s upcoming calendar events and the weather information of a favourite location at the top left of the Events view. You can manage these in Events page in Settings.
Shortcuts and quick actions
You can add or remove shortcuts and quick actions to Events page in Settings / Events. Setting shortcuts include switches, which are used to turn different settings on or off, and shortcuts to subpages in Settings. Quick actions open apps in correct subpages or states, for example, Take a selfie opens Camera app with front camera selected, and Remind me opens Clock app from new alarm page.
Shortcuts and Quick actions are located at the right side of the Events screen. If you have them disabled in Settings, the right side of the Events screen is empty.
You can open App Grid from anywhere in the UI with bottom Edge Swipe, regardless of whether you are in Home, Events or inside an open app.
Apps can be rearranged, grouped into folders, or deleted by first long-pressing on any app icon. Move an app by grabbing the icon and drag it around, create a folder by dragging an icon on top of another, or remove an app by a long tap on and app, and then tapping the small on the app icon.
Name and edit a folder by opening it, and then tap the text Folder on top right. Keyboard open, and you can name the folder. Tap on the folder icon and Select a folder style. If you want to empty and remove a folder, go in the folder and long tap on an app. A footer appears at the bottom of the screen, drag the icon on top of the footer and lift your finger, When there is only one app left in the folder, the folder disappears and the remaining app is moved back to the App Grid.
From the Top Menu you can lock the device, set the device to silent. You can also switch to another Ambience, which you have set as a favourite in Ambiences page in Settings | System. Access this menu by an Edge Swipe from top from anywhere in the UI, regardless of whether you are in Home, Events, or in an open app.
This section describes the gestures you can use when using the device.
Place your finger at the very edge of the screen and move it towards the centre of the screen. Edge Swipe from top brings up Top Menu. When you are inside an app, Edge Swipe from right, or left, takes you back to Home where you can see your minimised apps.
Swipe to Close
You can set a Quick app closing on from Gestures page in Settings | Gestures, and then you can close apps by swiping downwards from top.
You can peek outside of an app by starting an edge swipe and then, without lifting your finger, reversing the gesture back to the edge. Edge Swipe from bottom brings up App grid.
You swipe inside the edges – from left to right or right to left, upwards or down. When you swipe sideways you move between screens.
Three Finger Swipe
You can lower and increase media volume with swiping up or down with three fingers, This works also with long tap with three fingers and moving only one of fingers.
Single tap is used for example to select/open an application in the App grid.
In Sailfish OS double tap is used to wake up the device when the display is off. In apps the double tap can be used for, for example, zooming in like pinch-to-zoom gesture does. This makes one-hand use easier.
Long tap means tap and hold. With long tap you can:
- open more detail
- open a menu with actions
- close an app on Home screen: long tap on screen and tap on
- delete/uninstall an app on App Grid: long tap on screen and tap on
- select text for copy pasting
- lock orientation to either portrait or landscape (this varies between apps)
- reshuffle the active covers on Home screen
2 First Time Use
Handle your device with care
Do not drop, bend, puncture, insert foreign objects into, or place heavy objects on your device, as this may damage sensitive components inside it.
The screen of the device is made of glass with a fingerprint-resistant oleophobic (oil-repellent) coating. The glass may break if the device is dropped on a hard surface, is subject to a high impact or is crushed by a heavy object. The oleophobic coating will wear off over time with normal usage. Cleaning products and abrasive materials will further diminish the coating, and may scratch the glass.
If the glass chips or cracks, do not touch the broken glass or attempt to remove it from the device. Stop using the tablet immediately and contact Jolla customer support for information on repair, replacement or disposal.
Prevent your tablet and adapter from getting wet
Do not immerse your tablet in water or leave it in a location where it may become saturated with water or other liquids.
Do not disassemble or modify your device
Your device is a sealed unit. There are no end-user-serviceable parts inside. All internal repairs must be carried out by a Jolla-authorised repair facility or a Jolla-authorised technician. Attempting to open or modify your tablet will void the warranty.
Do not attempt to replace the internal battery
Replacement of the internal rechargeable battery must be carried out by a Jolla-authorised repair facility or a Jolla-authorised technician. Jolla-authorised repair facilities or technicians recycle Jolla batteries in accordance with local laws and regulations.
Dispose according to local laws and regulations
When your tablet reaches the end of its service life, do not crush, incinerate, immerse in water, or dispose of your tablet in any manner that contravenes local laws and regulations. Some internal parts contain substances that can explode, leak or have an adverse environmental affect if disposed of incorrectly.
Take care when using your device while operating a motor vehicle or riding a bicycle
Always prioritise your safety and the safety of others. Local laws and regulations may place restrictions on your use of mobile electronic devices such as this tablet while driving a motor vehicle or riding a bicycle.
Take care when using your device for long continuous periods
When you perform repetitive activities such as typing or playing games on the device, you may experience discomfort in your hands, arms, wrists, shoulders, neck or other parts of your body. If you experience such discomfort, stop using the device and consult a physician.
Charge the Device
Charge the device by connecting the micro-USB cable to a USB charger which is connected to an AC power outlet.
You can charge the device with a computer too, but if the battery has discharged completely, the power output from the PC may not be strong enough to wake up the battery. Thus we recommend to use charger with minimum 2A output.
Boot Up and Turn Off the Device
Press and hold the power key on the device for 3 seconds to start it. A Jolla logo appears soon after while Sailfish OS loads.
Turn power off by pressing and holding the power key, top menu with power key icon appears. Tap the key to turn power off.
Install and Use a Memory Card
Use only compatible microSD cards on your device.
Inserting memory card:
- turn off the device
- insert the memory card with metal connectors facing upwards. Push inside until hearing a click sound.
- turn on the device
- see that files show up in their locations, and this can take a while if there are many files on the memory card
If you insert an empty memory card on your Jolla, you device does nothing. Currently, the only way for your device to see that the memory card is working, is to have some files on it. You need to upload the card outside of the device and then insert the card in the device:
- .mp3 files show up in Media player
- .pdf files show up in Documents
- .jpg and .png files show up in Gallery
The time taken for the files to show up in an app depends on the size of the memory card and the amount of files and directories on it.
Removing the memory card:
- turn off the device
- remove the memory card by pushing it inwards to release it, and pull it out
- turn on the device
Startup wizard guides you through the setup after you turn on the device for the first time.
You make the initial choices to get the tablet up and running:
- select the system language from the listed languages
- set up Internet connection; you need the name and password of the WLAN network you are connecting to
- set date and time
- sign in with existing Jolla account, or create a Jolla account
- select the Jolla apps you want to be downloaded from the Jolla Store and installed on your device
- select whether you want to use Android™ apps in your device, and if you want to get Android™ apps easily by installing additional Android™ app stores
When you have Jolla account in your device, you have access to Jolla Store, and you keep getting the software updates. You can add your Jolla account during Startup Wizard or later within Settings|Accounts which can be found at the bottom of the list inside settings.
You need to log in to your Jolla account when you do the SW update.
After the Startup Wizard, the Tutorial starts. The Tutorial teaches you the basic gestures that are used to navigate through the OS. You can go back to Tutorial whenever you like by selecting the app from the App Grid.
Personalise Your Device with Ambiences
Ambiences are the images which underlie all your applications, when you have added them on your device. They have different highlight colours, and you can add, for example, different tones on them.
Go to Gallery, and select a photo you want to use as an Ambience. Tap a full screen photo to see the split screen, then swipe down to use the pulley menu to Create ambience.
You can select the Ambience highlight colour, give a name to the Ambience, and select if the Ambience is shown in Top Menu. You can also define a set of actions to trigger when this Ambience is selected.
3 Common Elements
Some actions come up a lot, such as using the keyboard, searching, cancelling or confirming something. They are described in this section.
Some apps have subpages for more information or actions, for example, Settings. You know you are on a subpage if there is a glowing semicircle on the top left hand corner of the page. If you tap on it, it takes you back to the previous page. You can also swipe right to get back to the previous page.
When there is a glowing strip at the top of the view of an app, there is a pulley menu available. Pulley menus have actions related to the current page.
Pulley menu opens by swiping very slowly down within the screen area without lifting your finger. Pull all the way down to lock the menu open, and select actions by tapping on them.
You can select menu actions also by swiping down very slowly, and as actions in the menu appear and get highlighted, stop when the highlight bar is on the action you want to perform.
Confirm, Save and Cancel
When you are adding some information on an app, for example, an calendar event, you can confirm or save or cancel the information. On the top there are the options, for confirming or cancelling, and you can tap or swipe on the option to perform the action.
When a text entry is needed a virtual keyboard pops up automatically in portrait and landscape orientation. Switch input method between letters and numbers by tapping [?123] and [ABC].
You can add keyboard layouts in Text input page in Settings | System and then select a new keyboard from Keyboards. You can then change the keyboard in use with long tap of [space bar] and move your finger on top of the desired layout.
As you type the device makes suggestions of words it thinks you are going to write. If the suggestion is right, just tap on the word, if not, scroll right for more suggestions.
Tapping the shift key changes the key to this , and the next character is in upper case. If you are typing a lot of upper case letters then tap the shift key twice and all letters are in upper case until you tap the shift key again.
Keyboard has variants for some letters, like ä or Ç, and you can access them by holding down a letter like a or c. You then see a range of letter variants, move your finger along them without letting go and let go when you reach the letter you want.
Moving the cursor – if you need to change any text, just tap a word to move the cursor to where you tapped on. If you didn’t get to the exact spot, then tap and pull, and the text zooms in and you can move the cursor more precisely.
Closing the keyboard – swipe down within the keyboard to close it, or tap somewhere outside the keyboard. The easiest way is to start a swipe is with your finger somewhere in the top two rows of letters, and then pull down.
Copy and Paste
Long tap a word and your tablet starts by selecting the word you touch, a dot appears at the beginning and end of the word. If you don’t lift your finger the whole line is selected, and then all the text.
To adjust the selection touch one of the dots and move it. This changes the text selected and also zooms in to help you.
You see the text you selected and a above the keyboard. To paste the copied text, tap within the document where you want the text to go, and tap the .
When you are looking for something and a search box pops up, just start typing, and your device tries to find what you want – the more you type, the fewer suggestions you get.
When you choose to delete something, you sometimes realise that you have selected a wrong, for example, picture. Your device has a remorse timer, a slider appears and counts down, and if you tap the slider, then the action is cancelled. If you don’t do anything, then the action is completed.
You can try this to see the remorse timer in action in [icon-launcher-settings] > System > Flight mode and tapping the Flight mode.
When you need to select the time for, for example, a meeting, your device has a clock with glowing dots for the minute and hour hands. Move them to set the time, like you would do with a clock. You can either slide the dot with your finger or tap on the dial to move the dot. Tap on the top right when you want to save the time, or to cancel, swipe right.
When you turn the hour hand anti-clockwise the time selected starts first from 23:00 (or 11:00 pm) and clockwise starts at 1:00, scroll round again to start at 13:00.
When you enter a date, first you get a year list to pick from. Then you have to select a month, and then you get a calendar view to select a day. The date you select appears on the top of the screen, tap it to edit it, and tap the top right to set the date or top left to cancel the edit.
Backup Your Data
To create a backup of your data, go to Backup page in Settings | System. We always suggest you to save your backup to memory card in case something would happen to your device.
By default, all apps are selected for creating a backup. Tap on the apps you don’t want to include in the backup file, the less data there is to back up the quicker is the process. You can write a description for the backup file to make it easier to identify the files, and then tap Create. You can see the backup progress in the indicator lights by each app: yellow means in progress and green means successful backup creation. Red means that the backup failed for some reason.
To restore the data from a backup file, long tap on the entry you want to be restored, and select Restore. The indicator lights show the progress again: yellow for restoring in progress, green for successful, and red for failed restoring.
If you have a memory card installed, you can swipe down to Copy to memory card. This may take a while, depending on the amount of data to be copied. The files can be restored by swiping down to Restore from memory card.
You can delete unnecessary backup files one by one or in larger batches. Swipe down to Select files, and tap individual files on directory, and trash can appears. Tap it and the file is deleted. You can still change your mind, remorse timer appears and tapping it cancels deleting. In directory page you can swipe down to Select all, and you can delete all files at one time.
4 Get Connected
Before connecting to WLAN network you need to know the name of the network and its password.
After you have connected to a WLAN network, it is added to the Saved networks list, and your device is connected to it automatically when in the network.
Go to Events, and select Connect to internet from Quick Actions. Select the network you want from the list, enter the password and tap Connect. Some networks require that you open an internet browser before you can enter all login credentials.
When you connect the device with the USB cable to a PC, the device asks in which mode you want to connect. You can set the device to Always ask for the type of the connection, or automatically have it as Charging only, or access more content by selecting either PC connection or Developer mode.
USB OTG (On-The-Go)
With USB OTG connection your tablet can be connected with other portable and non-PC devices, and it can act as a host or peripheral device. This means that you can connect almost any device, which has USB connectivity, directly to your tablet, and use the connection for data transfer.
You can pair your device with other Bluetooth enabled devices, for example, wireless headphones, speakers, or even a PC. Pairing and other actions related to Bluetooth connections can be done on the Bluetooth page in Settings.
This section describers the settings on your device, which you can change, and what kind of effect they have on the device. Note that the order and breakdown of the settings may vary between the SW versions.
Look and Feel
Ambiences – there are some preinstalled Ambiences on your device. You can select and change the Ambiences which are visible in top menu by tapping . You can also edit the attributes of the Ambiences in Settings, they all can have set of different sounds and colours. Tap on an Ambience, and edit the settings.
Display - you can adjust the brightness of your display, and select how long your display stays awake if you don't touch it. You can also change the orientation of the display, it can be always Portrait or Landscape, or change Dynamically - changing with the way you're holding the device. Note that not all apps support landscape orientation.
Gestures – you can choose shortcuts to make the device use easier after you have learned to use Sailfish OS. Quick app closing closes the app with top edge swipe instead of opening the top menu, and Quick Events access, where a left edge swipe always goes to Events instead of Home.
Lock screen – you can add app shortcuts to the pulley menu in your lock screen. Tap Add shortcut and select an app from your installed applications. Remove shortcut by tapping . If you have no shortcuts added, there is no pulley menu in the Lock screen.
Sounds and feedback – you can change all tones, adjust volume, mute them, or select No sound to particular alert tones. You can also choose if you like the device to play system sounds and touch screen tones.
Events – you can add setting shortcuts to Events. Tap Select shortcuts to see a list of available shortcuts. Tap items on the list to change those available on Events. You can also select Quick actions the same way. You can also have weather information and today’s upcoming calendar events shown on the Events.
Flight mode – in some restricted environments, such as airplanes and hospitals, you need to turn connections off from electronic devices. To quickly turn off all needed connections, tap Flight mode on. You can turn on WLAN and Bluetooth separately in flight mode, if some connection is allowed.
WLAN – turn on the WLAN, and see the saved WLAN networks. You can edit a WLAN network if it is in range.
Bluetooth – you can turn on Bluetoothe, and see and edit your Bluetooth settings, such as the device name and visibility. You can also see a list of paired devices, edit them and search for new devices which are in range and visible.
USB – you can change the default USB mode to be Always ask, PC connection, or Charging only. Developer mode is an option too if you have turned on the Developer mode previously.
Location – you can allow apps want to use your location information. You can also use Faster position fix to use also other connections with GPS to pinpoint your location. For frequently asked questions about navigation on Sailfish please see here.
Presence – you can change your presence from Offline to Away or Available in accounts you have added on the device. Note that all accounts do not support presence.
Sync and Backup
Bluetooth sync – you can synchronise contacts with another Bluetooth device.
Swipe down to Add new device, and allow pairing of the devices. Tap the paired device to synchronise via Bluetooth. Remove a device by long tapping the device and selecting Remove.
Backup – select the apps which have information you want to backup, write a description and tap Create. Restore the content by long tap on the file and select Restore from the menu. See detailed instructions in Backup your data.
Device lock – setting a device lock on your device protects information on your device. You can set your device to lock automatically immediately or after a defined time period. You can also limit the number of attempts to protect even better.
Untrusted software – you can choose if you Allow untrusted software to be downloaded and installed on your device. This applies to software from 3rd party stores and downloads from the Internet.
Normally, you install software from the Jolla store or Aptoide Appstore or Yandex Store, depending on which apps you are installing. Allowing untrusted software lets you install software from other sources - either 3rd party stores or downloaded straight from the internet.
This is not something that we recommend so, if you enable untrusted software, be very careful what you install and where you get it from. Things can go very wrong sometimes, it is possible to cause permanent damage to your device and voiding the warranty.
Developer mode – select to have Developer mode on or disabled.
The first step is to enable Developer. You do need to know what you are doing - and if you want to learn more, then our developer community would be really happy to help guide you.
A word of warning though: it is possible to damage your device and some modifications could void the warranty. By accepting the terms you agree that you understand the risks and changes to warranty.
Language and Time
Language – you can change the system language any time. Scroll through the list of languages, and select a language. Your device for confirmation. If you tap Accept, the device restarts when changing the language.
Text input – you can see here what the Active keyboard on your device is. Selecting the language for the device defines also the active keyboard.
The language you selected for the device and that you use most in your messages may not be the the same. Tap Keyboards to see the keyboards that your device has available, and tap on a keyboard you want to use to select it. Long tap on the spacebar shows the keyboards you have enabled.
Your device has dictionaries, and when you type, your device suggests words based on your typing. It also learns when you type, and adds new words you may use a lot. If you tap Clear learned words, it clears your device of any words learned during its use. It restores the dictionary to its original state - there's a remorse timer in case you change your mind.
Time and date - your device usually keeps track of the time, date and even the time zone you are in. If you want to change the time your device gets from the network, tap on Automatic update, and you can edit the time.
In addition to time, you can change the date, and time zone, too.
Finally, you can also choose to display your time using a 24 hr clock or AM/PM..
Sailfish OS updates – tells you if your device’s Sailfish OS is up-to-date. You can choose if updates are checked automatically or manually. Check for updates manually by swiping down the pulley menu for Check for updates, and download and install the updates here too.
About product – here you can find detailed information about your device, like serial number and manufacturer. You can also find your device's Bluetooth address and Wireless LAN Mac address here.
Transfers – You can follow the transfers you have done and see any ongoing transfers.
Data counters – you can see how much data you have sent and received via WLAN. Use the pulley menu to clear WLAN counters.
Android™ Support – you can allow or deny Android™ apps to access your contacts, and start and stop Android™ support running.
Reset device - if you are going to give your device forward or sell it you can Clear device, and remove all your personal data stored on your device. You lose all your contacts, photos, videos, music - everything. You also lose all your updates and downloaded apps. Please take great care here, and if you tap Reset device by accident, swipe back to Settings.
When you open Apps you'll see some of the apps are highlighted. Tap on these to see which settings you can change.
You'll find more on each app's settings in that app's section of the user guide.
This page lists all accounts you have created on your device.
Tap on an account to open a page of settings for that account. Different accounts provide different services and settings which you can edit.
You can customise the tablet according to your needs and preferences. Some of these apps are preloaded in your device such as Browser, Camera, Clock, Contacts, Gallery, Jolla Store, Messages, Settings, and Tutorial.
You need your Jolla account for the Jolla store.
Launch the Store by tapping the app icon. At the top of the main page there are apps recommended by Jolla. Use the pulley menu to check the apps you have downloaded with My apps, and start Search.
On the main page, apps are divided in categories to help finding apps. Tap on the category title on right hand side and the category opens. You can sort apps on the category page, swipe down to Sort, and select Latest, Most liked or Most downloaded.
When you tap on an app, downloading page opens. At the bottom of the page there are comments from users who have downloaded the app earlier, and the number of downloads can be seen on the page, too. You can add your comment on the app at the bottom of the page, swipe up to Your comment and write your comment. Your Jolla Account username appears next to the comment after you send it.
To install an app, swipe down to Install, and installation starts. You don’t need to stay in downloading page during the installation. When you have downloaded the app, the Jolla Store marks the app as downloaded. If you want to uninstall an app later, that can be done on the downloading page too, swipe down to Uninstall.
You get notifications of updates for your device on Events. Tap on the notification, and you get directly to My apps page where you can install the update.
Android™ App Support
Installing Android™ apps is supported from application stores and .apk files. Before you can install them you need to have installed Android™ support.
Download Android™ Apps
In the Jolla Store there is a category called Marketplaces from where you can find different Android™ app stores. They have somewhat different content, so have a look of them to find the apps you want to install.
Search for the apps by tapping the magnifying glass, and type your search. Select the app, and tap Install. You can see the app in your App Grid after it has installed.
For more information on Android™ Apps on Sailfish please see here.
This app is preloaded in your device.
Use Browser to access Internet. Tap on the address at the bottom of the screen to type your search term, or enter the web address.
When a web page is open, you can see a toolbar at the bottom of the screen. Toolbar hides automatically when you start to scroll the page, and scrolling back makes the toolbar to reappear.
On the left on toolbar you see the number of currently open tabs. Tapping the number takes you to Tabs page, where you can switch from one tab to another, close tabs or open a new tab. Here you can also select to enter Private browsing. It opens new Tabs page, but your old tabs are stored for when you go back to Normal browsing mode.
On the right on toolbar you have refresh and , which opens more options. These include:
- closing current tab
- opening new tab
- searching from the open web page
- adding web page to favourites
- sharing a link to web page via email or other account
- opening Transfers page in Settings app to see open your downloads
You can edit Browser settings in Apps in Settings, and tap the app icon. Tap on the Home page web address to open the keyboard, and you can change the Home page. You can change the Search engine, tap on it and a menu opens with options. Tap Privacy, and you can:
- select Do not track, telling the web sites that you don’t want to be tracked
- select options in Clear private data, and tap Clear to empty saved data of your Internet surfing
Tap on Calculator icon to open it. For a simple sum, tap the numbers, choose your operation (+ - x ), and tap . If you make a mistake, tap the wrong number, and you can edit it. The result is automatically recalculated. Each time you tap , your completed sum moves up the page, and 0 is shown.
Swipe right and left to see the numbers you type in longer calculations, and tap the number if you need to edit it.
If you need to use the calculation’s result in later calculation, tap the calculation’s result and it is tagged with A. This result can then be used in later calculations, the result appears instead of 0 in the next calculation. You can reuse many results and keep track of them.
Jolla calendar can keep up with events you set up, and from all kinds of accounts you have, such as Google or Facebook and so on.
Tap [icon-launcher-calendar] to open it. Calendar shows you the current month (today selected) at the top of the page, and today’s events at the bottom of the page. Swiping left and right on the month takes you back and forward month by month. To get quickly back to today, swipe down and choose Go to today.
If you don't want to see all of your events all the time, swipe down and choose Manage calendars. You can turn different calendars on and off.
There are coloured squares next to each calendar. All events in your device calendar have a coloured line next to then, and this colour tells you which calendar the event belongs to. Manage calendars lets you change these to your favourite colours: tap on the colour next to a calendar and colour selection opens.
Create a New Event
Swipe down and choose Create new event. A new page opens, and you can fill in the event details, such as name for the event, location, description, and date and time.
Tap on the date on Starts or Ends, and a calendar view opens. Select the date, you can tap the date above the calendar view, or a date in the calendar view. Tapping the date lets you select the year by tapping, and then the month, and then the date. To set the meeting, tap Accept.
Tap on the time on Starts or Ends and a time picker view opens. Set the times, and tap Accept to set the times. If the event is an all-day event, tapping All day marks the whole day as reserved.
Tap on Calendar to add the event to a particular calendar.
If the event is a recurring event, tap Recurring, and you can select the time frame of the events. After selecting the time frame, select also the Recurrence end date. If it is not selected, the event reappears without ending.
Set a reminder for the event by tapping Remind me. This opens a selection of times, tap the one you want.
To save the event in your calendar, tap Save.
Edit an Event
Tap an event to open it, and swipe down to Edit. Tap on an event detail to edit it, make the change, and tap Save to save the changes.
If you edit a recurring event, you have to choose first if you want to Edit this event or Edit all events.
Share an Event
Share an event over Bluetooth or Email by opening the event and swipe down to Share on the pulley menu.
Tap Bluetooth to switch on your Bluetooth if it isn't on already, and show any nearby Bluetooth devices. Choose the device you want to share the event with.
Tap Email to open up new email for you. Choose a recipient and give your email a subject, swipe down to Send, Save as draft, or Add an attachment.
Delete an Event
Open and event and swipe down to Delete from the pulley menu.
All birthday set in People appears in your calendar. You can add birthdays manually in People, but some social networking applications add them automatically. When it's your friend's birthday, calendar shows your friend's name with the Birthday calendar’s colour next to it. If you don't want to see birthdays anymore, tap Birthdays in Manage calendars. This doesn't delete any birthdays from your contacts or your calendar, they are not just shown anymore.
Starting with the device camera is very easy, just open the app and take a picture.
Most of the time the camera’s automatic settings are just fine, and taking the first photo is as easy as opening the app. Each time you tap , your device takes another photo. You can also press the volume key to take photos.
To see the photos you have taken, swipe right and your device takes you to camera roll. Swipe left to get back to the camera, or keep swiping right to scroll through the camera roll.
You can take both portrait and landscape photos. You can change the location of the capture key. Long tap almost anywhere on the screen, and you get a view with circles marking where you can move the capture key. You can even choose a different location in both portrait and landscape mode.
Near the you can see . If you set this to +1 or +2, your photo comes out lighter, and if -1 or -2, it is darker.
There are two cameras available in your device, main camera and front camera, When you have the menu open to change the camera mode, you find and , and you can change the active camera by tapping either of them.
Tap on any of the icons to open the menu at the top of the camera screen, and then tap . Tap the to start recording.
To get back to taking photos, tap the menu and . Swipe up to close the menu.
When you swipe down the menu to change the camera mode, you find other settings you can change.
If you tap , you can change the light sensitivity from automatically selected to ISO 100, 200, or 400. Generally, the lighter the environment is, the lower the ISO can be.
If you tap , you can change the colour temperature according to conditions from automatically selected to cloudy, sunny, indoor lighting with modern energy saving light bulbs, or indoor lighting with traditional light bulbs.
You can change how the camera focuses from , when the camera focuses on the square you can select on the screen by tapping it and then taking a photo, to , when the camera focuses on distant objects, or , when the camera focuses using the centre square – useful for taking photos of moving objects.
Location Information and Picture Size
Go to Camera page in Settings | Apps and tap, and you can change the picture size.
Tap Save location, and your device uses GPS coordinates to save the place where your photos are taken. Tapping again no longer saves the information with your photo.
Tapping Photo resolution lets you change the resolution and shape of the pictures you take. There are separate settings for the main and front camera.
You can set alarms and timers with the clock, and there is even a stopwatch available. All these can be selected from the pulley menu.
Swipe down to New alarm. Set the hour using the centre hand, and the minutes using the outer hand. The selected time shows in the middle of the dial. You can set the alarm to repeat, tap the days to select the alarm to be played on these days. Give the alarm a name; you can have different alarms for different things, and having them named reminds you of why you set them. Tap Save on the top right hand corner to set the alarm. You are taken to the main clock page, and there you see details of all your alarms.
When your alarm goes off, swipe up to dismiss or down to snooze.
You can change the alarm sound from Sounds and feedback page in Settings | System and tap Clock and select a new sound.
You see the alarms you have set whenever you open the clock app. Tap an alarm if you want to set it. Long tap an alarm and you can edit or delete it.
Swipe down to New timer. Select the duration, give it a name, and tap on the top right hand corner to Save. Timers can be seen on the main clock screen, below the alarms you have added. Tap a timer to start the countdown, tap again to pause. Long tap a timer to Reset, Edit, or Delete.
Swipe down to Stopwatch, and you see lap timer and total timer. Tap to start the stopwatch. to pause, and to reset the total time. Tap to add new laps.
You can view and share documents on your device with Documents app. The documents can be downloaded through the browser, copied over from other devices, or received as email attachments.
Documents app supports the following formats.
- PDF documents
- text documents (.doc, .docx, and .odt)
- spreadsheets (.xls, .xlsx, and .ods)
- presentations (.ppt, .pptx, and .odp)
Open a document by tapping its name on the directory. Swipe up and down to scroll the document. You can turn your device and read the document both in portrait and landscape orientation. Zooming documents is also possible in both orientations. You can search for a document on the directory view by swiping down to Search.
You see the currently open document in active cover on the Home screen.
Tap on an open document to open a share menu, you can share the document via Bluetooth or email Swipe down to Details to see more information of the document.
Email app brings some of your email accounts into one place. The app supports POP/IMAP (incl.Gmail) and Microsoft's Exchange email accounts. IMAP and POP accounts are generally email accounts you can also access via your browser i.e. Webmail.
You can have different email accounts on your device. Install the email app from the Jolla Store. Then you can set up your email account.
In Email page in Settings | Apps you can select if you want the images in your received emails to be downloaded automatically. You can also select the default account for sending in app settings.
If you want to set up POP3 or IMAP, go to Settings > Accounts, then swipe down to add an account, then choose General email.
Tap Manual setup, and add the POP/IMAP account information. You need your username and password for your email account, and the server name or IP address. You need to add also secure connection details (SSL, TLS, or Not in use) and port numbers. If you don’t have this information available, you can get it from your email provider.
When you have entered all details, you can see your email from .
If you use Gmail for your email, go to Google page in Settings | Accounts. Tap Email to select it, and choose Save.
When you open up your email you see your Gmail mailbox. Swipe down to Create a new email, or Update to check for new messages. You can also Search, and Select mails for filing or deletion, and Sort mail with different options.
If you want to use a Microsoft Exchange account for your mail, that is possible with your device.
Install the Microsoft Exchange account from the Jolla Store, go into Settings > Accounts, and swipe down to add a new Microsoft Exchange account. Enter your email address, username and password. When you accept these settings, you can log into your email account and asks you what Exchange services you want to synchronise.
If you have Microsoft Exchange account for your email, and you want to add that on your device, you need to have some information from your network admin: your network username, password and server domain. If you want to connect over the internet, you need also a server address and a server port. Get this information before you start to setting up the account, it is easier that way.
Having finished this setting up, you get to see your emails, events and contacts simply by opening Email, Calendar and Contacts.
When a new email arrives, your device plays the sound you set in Sounds and feedback page in Settings, and there is a notification on the Lock screen and on Events.
Tap on the notification on the Events view to open your mailbox, or tap on the App grid.
Go to your mailbox, swipe down to select Create new email. Add recipient from your address book by either tapping [“icon-m-add”] or by starting to type a name to search from the address book. Tap Subject to add a subject for your mail. Tap -- (above our email signature if you have one) to start typing your message. Swipe down to Send when you have written the mail.
You can send attachments with your mails. When writing your mail, swipe down to Add attachment. You can add Documents, Images, Videos and Music as an attachment.
For example, you want to send some images and a video clip in an email. Swipe down to Add attachment, and select the attachment type first to be Images. Tap on the images you want to send, on top right you can see how many images you have selected. Tap again on an image if you want to remove it from the selected ones. When you have added the ones you want, tap on the top right or swipe left to accept. Then swipe down to Add attachment again, and choose Videos.
When you have added all attachments you want to add, swipe down to Send.
If you want to add a signature at the end of all your emails, go to Settings > Accounts and select the email account you use. See that Include signature is on. Your device automatically uses Sent from my Jolla, but when you tap on the signature, you can edit it.
In Gallery you can view, edit, and share your photos and videos, and it is where you create your Ambiences too.
Tapping on Gallery icon shows the different collections you have – Photos, Videos and your online accounts. If your online photos are visible, your device shows them too, in separate collections.
Tapping on Photos shows all your photos as thumbnails and you can scroll through them. Tap on a photo to see it in split view, and tap again to see it in full screen. Swipe left and right to scroll through photos.
Tap anywhere on a full screen photo to bring up the split screen. You can share pictures over Bluetooth, email, or any account you have already set up, or you can tap Add account.
To get back to the thumbnails, tap to bring up the share menu and swipe from left to right on top of the menu.
You can share videos over Bluetooth too, and send small videos over email.
If you want to delete a photo, long tap on a thumbnail, and the delete option appears.
If you want to delete more than one photo at a time you can do that from the thumbnail view. Tap the photos you want to delete, and the delete option then appears at the bottom of the screen. You have remorse timer in case you change your mind.
Above the Share menu is a pulley menu - that is where you find Edit. Tapping Crop shows your original photo but lets you move around it and choose where to crop. Once you’ve settled on your view, tap the photo again to choose the final size and shape you want.
Your videos are found in Gallery, too. Tapping on Videos shows you thumbnails of them, and tapping on a video selects it for viewing. Tapping inside a playing video toggles between play and pause. You can adjust the audio volume via 3-finger up/down swipe.
Below is a generic description of the Maps application. For frequently asked questions about navigation on Sailfish please see here.
Whenever you open Maps, your device searches for your location using GPS. For this to work, switch on Location in Settings > Location. Your current location shows in the top left tile on Maps start screen. On start screen you can also see Recent locations, Saved places, and Favourite locations you save.
You can choose the units Maps uses in giving directions in Settings > Apps > Maps. In Distance units, you can select either Metric, Imperial, or Based on location. Metric uses kilometres as units, Imperial uses miles, and Based on location requires network connectivity and uses those which are used in the location.
You can open a map by searching a location, from Favourites, Saved places, and Recent places. The place you searched or chose is always shown in the middle. You can then tap anywhere on the map, and the place you tapped is highlighted and a Location split screen opens. Tap again, and the full screen map opens again.
Tap on your current location to open up a full screen map of the local area, or simply swipe right. Your current location is shown, together with local saved places.
Location Split Screen
Location split screen has always the map and information about the location, Directions and What’s near. At the top there is the street name, town, and postcode. The information varies according to the actual location. Below this you see how far you are now from the location, and there is a you can tap to add this location to your Favourites. You can also save the place by swiping down to Save.
Tap Directions. Maps assumes that you want to start from your current location, but you can edit the starting point by tapping My location. Keyboard appears, and you can start typing and Maps starts finding possible places. The more you type, the better the match. Tap the entry you want and your starting location changes to selected one.
Tapping By lets you to select the route either by car or by foot, and Route gives you fastest and shortest to choose from.
When you have made the choices, tap Show directions and Maps calculates your route, and opens the Directions split screen.
Directions Split Screen
At the top you see written directions with numbered steps, arrows showing which direction to turn at each step. At the bottom is a map showing your route with each numbered step marked.
Tap on an arrow, and the step is highlighted on the map, and tap a step on the map and the arrow with written instructions is highlighted.
Tap What’s near, and a list of Popular places nearby opens. This lists results in the same way as Search.
Swipe down to Search from the pulley menu. You can either use free text search, tap on Search and start typing, or check the categories, such as Accommodation, Eat & Drink, and Sights & Museums.
When you tap a specific destination, you get to a detailed information page. In addition to Directions and What’s near there is a telephone number for the destination and a direct link to their web page, if such is available.
You can have your favourite places shown at the top of Maps in tiles. Tap a favourite to open their details in a split screen. You can edit the details page, swipe down to Edit, and tap on the line you want to edit. You can add notes on the page, same as images.
The places you have checked recently in Maps are listed right below Favourites. Tap on a recent location to open the Location split screen. Tap on the top left corner to go back to the Maps main page.
The places you have saved are listed below the Recent locations. Like Favourites and Recent places, tap on a Saved place to open the Location split screen.
If you want to remove a place from either Favourites, Recent locations, or Saved places, long tap on the place tile or name and select Remove from ….
Frequently Asked Questions
Tap the app icon to open Media player. You can see all your music – all songs, sorted by albums or artists, and any playlists you create.
Add music files to your device from, for example, memory card, or via Bluetooth or USB connection. Media player supports (at least) these file formats: .mp3, .ogg, .aac, .flac, and .wav.
Tap a song to start the Media player. Player panel with control buttons appears at the bottom of the screen. Control buttons – tap to use them.
If you swipe the panel up, more control buttons appear. You can add new playlists from the , shuffle all songs by tapping , or start a playlist again from the beginning by tapping .
Create playlists by long tapping on a song (in All songs, Albums, or Artists views) and Add to playlists appears. Swipe down to New Playlist, give the list a name, and Accept. Add more songs to a playlist by long tapping on each song and choose Add to playlist. Now you can pick from a list of playlists.
You can either clear or delete playlists. To clear a playlist, open it, and then swipe down to Clear playlist. You can then add now songs to the list. To delete a playlist, long tap a playlist, and tap on Remove playlist. There is a remorse timer, in case you change your mind.
Removing playlists does not remove songs from your music library.
Whenever you listen to music with the Media player you can see the Play queue listing the songs to be played. If you are in All songs folder, play queue lists all your songs.
If you have playlists and you want to play them one after another, select a list you want to start with. Then swipe down to the title of the currently playing song, and Play queue view opens. Tap on top left corner to go back to the Media player main page. Tap on a playlist to open it, and swipe down to Add to play queue.
Add individual songs to play queue from All songs. Long tap on a song, and menu opens. Select Add to play queue.
Go to All songs and long tap on a song. Menu opens, select Delete. A remorse timer is available here, too.
Media player has three cover actions, two of them are visible at the same time:
- tap to pause when music is playing
- tap to play when music is paused
- tap to play next song
Messages is for chatting with available supported IM apps. Tap to see your conversations.
Swipe down to New message. Tap to go to your address book, or start typing the name to get a list of matching contacts. Tap a name to select the recipient. Type the message text with the keyboard, and tap Send.
If you want to make a quick note of something, go to Notes. Swipe down to Create new note and type your note. You don’t have to save the note you wrote, it is saved automatically when you finish and tap on top left hand corner.
If you want a really quick access to a note, add a Quick action to Notes on Events.
Notes are colour coded, so every time you create a new note, it is automatically assigned new colour, a number, and it appears at the top of all your notes. You can change the associated colour, open a note and long tap the coloured number. This opens a page of colours you can choose from.
Tapping on any note opens it up, tap anywhere in the text to bring up the keyboard. Swipe from left to right to see all your notes.
With all your notes on the page, long tap a note to bring up a menu. Choose Move to top to move a note to the top of the list and give it the number 1. When a note is no longer needed, you can delete it from the menu that opens with a long tap.
In Settings > Apps > Notes, you can change the sharing format of the notes, either plain text or vNote. It may be that all recipients may not be able to read the vNote, if their device is not compatible.
Below is a generic description of the People application. For more information about the usage on Sailfish please see here.
This app is preloaded on your device.
Tap to open your address book, where you can search for contacts, add new ones and so on. Once the contact information has been added, you can swipe down to Edit, Share, Link, and Delete.
In People page in Settings | Apps you can choose to show last names first, and to sort by last name. You can import new contacts as well, by either starting import wizard, or from another device with Bluetooth, or from a contact file you have received. You can select these options by tapping them.
Transfer Contacts from Other Devices
Open People settings page from Settings | Apps. Select Start import wizard to get guidance on how to import contacts to your device.
You can also select From device with Bluetooth to connect the devices with Bluetooth and transfer the data, or From contact file to transfer info from a received vCard.
Find Contacts and Your Favourites
Contacts are listed alphabetically, tap a letter and you see all your contacts whose name starts with that letter. The first character is a globe, and it shows your online contacts, so you can start a chat with someone who is online.
You can always swipe down to Show search. Then enter some text and your device shows contacts whose first or last names match.
People shows your favourite contacts first. You can add a contact to your favourites by opening someone’s details and tapping the star on the details. Tapping the star again removes them from favourites.
If you want to add someone’s details, swipe down and choose Add contact. You can add all kinds of details and edit them later, if you miss anything out.
You can add a picture to a contact by tapping an empty box with [“icon-m-add”] in details. You can change a picture by tapping it, and choose new one from linked accounts or from the Gallery.
You can save a contact information from a received message as well. Tap an address link on a message, and your device opens a detail page, which you can edit and save.Link Contacts
Everyone has lots of different numbers and addresses – email, IM, phone, and so on. You can link a contact do all their addresses. Open the contact details, and swipe down to Link. Your device makes suggestions - tap names to link them to the contact. If you want to add more, or the one you wanted was not suggested, swipe down to Add more links.
Share a Contact
You can share contact details over Bluetooth or email. Go to the contact’s details, swipe down to Share and select either Bluetooth or email.
Edit or Delete a Contact
Open someone’s details, and swipe down the menu. With Edit change any of the details or add new information. If you choose Delete you have a few seconds to change your mind before the contact is deleted.
With Weather app you can have current weather and weather forecast to selected locations.
When you tap on the location, a subpage with more detailed weather information opens. At the bottom of the page you get a forecast for following days. Swipe down to Update to get the latest information, and More information which takes you to a web page with more local information.
Swipe down to New location to add more locations. Tap on a newly added location and you get more information on weather with a forecast. Long tap on a location opens a menu where you can Remove, Set as a current location and Move to top the selected location.
Weather app has a cover action on Home screen where you can scroll from your current location to your other locations.
In Weather settings, go to Weather page in Settings | Apps, you can change the temperature unit to either Fahrenheit or Celsius.You can add Weather information of your favourite locations on Events.
- Power key
- Volume key
- Headphone connector
- Micro-USB port
- Memory card slot
- Camera lens
Sailfish OS 2.0
Intel®Atom™ Processor Z3735F, Quad Core 64-bit 1.8 GHz
Network and connectivity
WLAN 802.11 a/b/g/n dual band (2.4 GHz/5.0 GHz)
32 GB or 64 GB storage (eMMC)
5 MP rear camera
3.5 mm audio jack
4450 mAh/3.8 V
203 x 137 x 8.3 mm
MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC, eAAC+, FLAC, OGG,
JPEG, PNG, GIF
MPEG-4, H264, H263
text documents (.doc, .docx, and .odt)
spreadsheets (.xls, .xlsx, and .ods)
presentations (.ppt, .pptx, and .odp)
* Support for this feature coming in SW update during 2015