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How to use the Remote Control Learn option to register and control a device.

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  1. On the desktop, tap the Home icon. Image
  2. In the upper-left corner of the desktop home screen, tap the Remote control icon. Image
  3. In the Remote control screen, tap the Register device button. Image
  4. In the Register device screen, tap to select Learn from remote control, and then tap the Next button. Image
  5. In the Select the category of your device screen, tap the Category field and then tap to select the appropriate device category. Image
  6. Once the appropriate Category has been selected, tap the Next button.
  7. In the Tap the following remote control buttons... screen, tap one of the remote control buttons displayed on the tablet. Image

    NOTE:  In our example we will use the Volume Up button.

  8. At the Edit buttons prompt, tap Learn remote commands. Image
  9. In the Learn remote commands screen, move the device remote control to the position illustrated on the screen, and once in place, tap the Start button. Image
  10. Now press and hold the same button on the device remote control that you pressed on the remote control buttons displayed on the tablet and, once pressed, move the remote around the upper-right corner of the tablet. Image

    NOTES:

    • Since we pressed the Volume Up button on the remote control buttons displayed on the tablet, we would now press and hold the Volume Up button on the device remote control.
    • Moving the remote around the upper-right corner of the tablet helps the IR sensor to receive and confirm the signal from the remote device.
  11. The prompt will change once the remote command has been learned.

    NOTES:

    • You should now see that the Volume Up button on the remote control buttons displayed on the tablet is dark, indicating that the button has been learned. Image
    • It may be necessary to repeat steps 9 and 10 until the remote command has been learned.
  12. Repeat steps 7-11 until all the desired device remote control commands have been learned.
  13. Once all desired remote control commands have been learned, in the Tap the following remote control buttons... screen, tap Next. Image
  14. In the Volume+Channels screen, tap the Volume+Channels field. Image
  15. In the Volume+Channels menu, tap to select the features you want to be able to send using gestures. Image

    NOTE: The following gesture options are available:

    • Volume: This option will allow you to control only the volume levels using the gestures indicated.
    • Volume+Channels: This option will allow you to control the volume levels and to change the channels using the gestures indicated. This is the default option.
    • Volume+Playback controls: This option will allow you to control the volume levels and to play, pause, fast-forward, rewind, or to skip to the next or previous track using the gestures indicated.
    • No gesture: This option turns off all gestures.
  16. Once you have selected the desired gesture option, tap the Next button.
  17. In the Register the device with the following settings screen, tap the Remote control test button. Image
  18. In the Remote control test screen, tap the various remote control buttons to test their operation, and then tap the Finish test button. Image
  19. In the Register the device with the following settings screen, tap the Name field and use the on-screen keyboard to give the device a unique name. Image

    NOTES:

    • Renaming the device as described is an optional step, but recommended if you have multiple types of the same device that you will want to register, such as televisions.
    • If desired, you can also change the icon use to represent the device by tapping the Change icon button and tapping to select the icon you want to use.
  20. In the Register the device with the following settings screen, once all the settings are as you want them, tap the Finish button. Image

You will now see the Remote control screen with the icon of the device you have just registered.

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