Learn how to customize the display and adjust the backlight on the Google Nexus 7.


Backlight: Change brightness

  1. From any home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Under 'DEVICE,' tap Display.
  4. Tap Brightness level.
  5. Touch and slide the Brightness level slider left or right to adjust the setting.
  6. To optimize the brightness level for available light, tap the Adaptive brightness slider to on.

Backlight: Timeout

  1. From any home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Under 'DEVICE,' tap Display.
  4. Tap Sleep.
  5. Select one of the following options:
    • 15 seconds
    • 30 seconds
    • 1 minute
    • 2 minutes
    • 5 minutes
    • 10 minutes
    • 15 minutes
    • 30 minutes

Add widget or shortcut

  1. If the lock screen has no widgets yet, you’ll see a large Plus icon.
  2. If you don’t see it, swipe any existing widgets from left to
  3. right until it appears.
  4. Tap the Plus icon. If prompted, enter your PIN, pattern, or password.
  5. A list of widgets appears. Apps that support lock screen widgets can add their own widgets to this list.
  6. Touch the widget you want to add.

Delete widget o shortcut

  1. Touch & hold the widget.
  2. Drag widget onto the Remove icon.

Wallpaper: Home screen

To change the Home screen wallpaper picture, follow these steps:

  1. Tap and hold anywhere on a Home screen that's not occupied.
  2. A list of options appears.
  3. Touch a wallpaper source:
    • Gallery: Choose from pictures that you have synced with your tablet.
    • Live Wallpapers: Choose from a scrolling list of animated wallpapers.
    • Wallpapers: Choose from thumbnails of default images, or touch a thumbnail for a larger version.
  4. You can download additional wallpapers on Google Play.

To set a wallpaper, follow these steps:

  1. Tap Set wallpaper.
  2. For Gallery images, drag the blue dots to determine the cropping.
  3. Tap OK

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