Most of it is pretty self-explanatory, but there are some settings that could use some explanation if you are new to Android and the ASUS Padfone 2 (as I am)
there are some settings that could use some explanation
Launch ASUS Sync
Starts syncing your personal data when connected to a PC. You will however need the ASUS Sync software installed on your PC. For me it’s a rare scenario, but if you want full control over it I would recommend to use ASUS Pad PC Suite (latest version V1.0.42 when I wrote this). It Includes MyDesktop, Asus Webstorage cloud computing hard drive, and the ASUS sync tool
Launch Pad-only applications
Some apps found in the Play Store are “tablet only”. They wont work when you disconnect your Padfone 2 from the Padstation. Set how you want to handle them when disconnecting your phone:
– Ask before close
– Always search on Play Store
– Always close
Dynamic display switch list
One of the main features of the Padfone series is the Dynamic Display technology. In short it’s the switching between the screens while still staying in the active app without the loss of data. You can read all about this in my previous post and what settings to activate.
Screenshot file format
Choose between JPEG (less file size) or PNG (better quality)
Use ASUS Quick Setting
This is an important setting, lets you choose what shortcuts to be accessible from the menu when you swipe from the top of you screen. Your choice here will probably change over time as you get to know your Padfone 2.
Choose wisely young padawan
Shortcuts accessible from the “top down swipe”
– Retrieve to select action (take your Padfone 2 out of the Padfone station and select action)
– Retrieve to answer (Take your Padfone 2 out of the Padfone station to answer incoming call)
PadFone charging Policy
Set what you want to prioritize when charging your Padfone 2 docked with the Padfone station. Be sure to use Asus battery widget. It will show what is charging at any given time.
– Intelligent mode (is the best to balance the charge between the two)
– Phone preferred mode
– Power pack mode
Enable Fast Bootup
A Fast startup mode which enables ASUS Padfone 2 to start in no less than 4 seconds. The current “State” of the Padfone 2 is saved in a cache and then loaded again on boot. Kind of of like when you set your PC to sleep mode.
Be sure to disable it if you try to boot into recovery or doing a OTA update just to be safe. Check out a video and see for yourself how superfast it really is!
Enforce MHL output
Sets resolution and video output via MHL, the new standard through the microUSB connector that is capable of taking video and audio via HDMI in 1080p HD resolution.
Enable the Screen Saver
I would use this with caution as it burns through your battery power in no time.
Screen Saver Settings
All kinds of settings to personalize your screen saver. Time out, pictures, display settings etc.
Set how a mouse will work when connected to your device.
– Right button behavior
– Middle button behavior