Monday, February 28, 2011

How to lock Xoom with PIN lock

Adding a pin code to your Xoom will help you keep it secure, especially if it is lost or stolen.

How to secure your Xoom by requiring a pin-code to be entered before you can use it.
From your home screen, touch Apps > Settings > Location & security > Change screen lock > PIN. And enter a numeric PIN, then confirm it.

Now you have to unlock the Xoom tablet by entering the PIN.

How to setup Xoom as WiFi hotspot

A Wi-Fi hotspot can provide portable, convenient internet access to other Wi-Fi enabled devices.

To Turn Xoom tablet into a WiFi hotspot, do it step by step.
1. First turn off your WiFi. Touch Apps > Setting > Wireless & networks > WiFi.
2. Then turn on the hotspot. Touch Apps > Setting > Wireless & networks > Tethering & portable hotspot > Wi-Fi hotspot.
3. Configure your hotspot security.

Touch Portable Wi-Fi hotspot settings > Network SSID.
Type your hotspot name as Network SSID and touch Next.
There are two security options: Open and WPA2 PSK. WPA2 is the most secure and users only access the WiFi hotspot with the correc password. If you choose WPA2 PSK, you can set up a unique password.
Touch Save to complete the settings.

How to Connect Xoom to WiFi Network

Chances are good you have a wireless network at home or at work. The Xoom tablet has Wi-Fi capability, so it can access the web using a WiFi network.

How to Connect Xoom to WiFi wireless Network
1. From the home screen, touch Apps > Settings > Wireless & networks.
2. Turn on Wi-Fi by touching "Wi-Fi".
3. Then you need to search for nearby wireless networks, touch "Wi-Fi settings" and choose a network to connect.

Now you are able to surf the web or download data on your Xoom tablet.

How to Delete email account from Xoom

How do you delete an email account from Xoom?

1. From Xoom's home screen, touch Apps > Settings > Accounts & Sync
2. Select the email account you want to delete and touch "Remove account".

How to Delete Xoom files using Windows/Mac computer

How can I delete photos & videos files stored on my Motorola XOOM?

First use a data cable to connect your xoom to a computer.
For Windows PC users
Open "My computer" and the device appears under Portable Devices.
Select your device > Device Storage > DCIM > Camera, and you can start deleting your photos and videos files.

For Apple Mac users
Open filetransfer for downloaing and installing the Android File Transfer app.
Run the app and it will allow you to access and transfer media back.

Motorola Xoom Supported Media Formats

I had transfered some movies and music to my Xoom and the .mp3 audio format works well, but the I can't get .wma to work. What movie/audio formats are working on Xoom?

The Motorola Xoom talet is running Android OS. Here is Xoom Supported media Formats.

Supported Movie Video Formats:
3GPP (.3gp), MPEG-4 (.mp4) and WebM (.webm)

Supported Audio Formats:
3GPP (.3gp), MP3 (.mp3), MPEG-4 (.mp4, .m4a), Type 0 and 1 (.mid, .xmf, .mxmf). Also RTTTL/RTX (.rtttl, .rtx), OTA (.ota), iMelody (.imy), Ogg (.ogg) and WAVE (.wav).
No support for raw AAC (.aac)

Xoom not recognized by Windows computer

If your Xoom does not appear under Portable Devices in your computer after you connect it to your Windows Xp/Vista/7, try troubleshooting using the assistant for your device:

You may need to update your computer's USB & PC Charging Drivers via Here. Make sure you have Administrator permission before installing drivers.

The USB driver is used for connecting your Xoom to a Windows computer via a USB cable.
The PC Charging Drivers allow you to charge your phone using your PC and a USB cable.

How to Delete/Uninstall Xoom Apps

To delete/uninstall an application purchased or otherwise installed on Xoom device, There are many methods to do that.

Delete apps From the Settings Menu
1. In the top right corner of the screen, touch "APPS".
2. Touch Settings > Applications > Manage Applications.
3. Select the app and touch "Uninstall".

Remove apps From the Application Tray
1. In the upper right corner of the display, Touch "Apps" and choose the app you want to uninstall.
2. Touch & Hold the application icon, and then you will see "Uninstall" coming up in the top right corner of the display.
3. Now drag & drop it to the Uninstall trash can.

MicroSD card not working on Xoom

The motorola xoom tablet has a micro SD slot and I tried inserting a MicroSD card but it did not recognize it. Is this a hardware issue?

The microSD Card Slot is not active, so MicroSD card is not working on the Xoom. It needs a software update that will enable this device support up to 32GB. That is not available yet.

How to Reset Xoom to Factory Settings

Occasionally your Motorola Xoom may freeze, won't respond or hang during an operation, you are unable to navigate through the menu. Don't worry, resetting your Xoom to factory settings couldn't be easier.

How to factory reset the motorola Xoom
1. Make sure your Xoom is OFF. Turn on the tablet.
2. Press the volume down key when the Motorola logo showing on the screen. Keep pressing the key untill "Android recovery text" shows up in top left corner
3. Press and hold the power button While talbet shows Android recovery screen.
4. press and release volume up key while power button is pressed.
5. Use the volume down button to scroll down to "Wipe data/factory reset" option. And Press power to select it.
6. Scroll down and Use the power button to select "Yes, delete all user data".
7. Finally press the Power button.

How to Download and Install Apps on Xoom

Now you can browse and install Android apps on Xoom using the Android Market Webstore.

How to Download and Install Apps on Motorola Xoom
1. From the home screen, touch Apps in the top right corner of the screen, choose Market. You can browse the fun games and cool apps.
2. Scroll to and touch the app you want to install. Then, touch Download or Buy button, Xoom will install the app.