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Lenovo TB-8505FS Smart Tab M8 Tablet manual

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Lenovo TB-8505FS Smart Tab M8 Tablet User Guide

Read this guide carefully before using your device. All information labeled with * in this guide only refers to the WLAN + LTE model.

Reading first – regulatory information
Device models equipped with wireless communications comply with the radio frequency and safety standards of any country or region in which it has been approved for wireless use. In addition, if your product contains a telecom modem, it complies with the requirements for connection to the telephone network in your country. Be sure to read the Regulatory Notice for your country or region before using the wireless devices contained in your device. To obtain a PDF version of the Regulatory Notice, go to https://support.lenovo.com.
Getting support
To get support on network services and billing, contact your wireless network operator. To learn how to use your device and view its technical specifications, go to https://support.lenovo.com.
Accessing your User Guide
Your User Guide contains detailed information about your device. To download the publications for your device, go to https://support.lenovo.com and follow the instructions on the screen.
Legal notices
Lenovo and the Lenovo logo are trademarks of Lenovo in the United States, other countries, or both. Other company, product, or service names may be trademarks or service marks of others. Manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories. Dolby, Dolby Atmos, and the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories. LIMITED AND RESTRICTED RIGHTS NOTICE: If data or software is delivered pursuant a General Services Administration “GSA” contract, use, reproduction, or disclosure is subject to restrictions set forth in Contract No. GS-35F-05925.

Device overview

Model Version
Lenovo TB-8505FS WLAN
Lenovo TB-8505XS WLAN + LTE

  1.  Volume bottons
  2.  Power button
  3.  Microphones
  4.  Speakers
  5.  Micro USB connector
  6.  Touch screen
  7.  Smart connector
  8.  Card tray
  9.  Headset connector
  10.  Proximity sensor
  11.  Front camera
  12.  Rear camera
  • The WLAN version does not have a Nano-SIM card tray.
  •  All pictures and illustrations in this document are for your reference only and
    may differ from the final product.

Device overview

Name Model
Smart Charging Station Lenovo CD-100
  1. Smart connector
  2. Micro USB connector

Preparing your device

Charging your device

Connect your device to a power outlet using the USB cable and power adapter provided.

Place your tablet in the dock. Connect your smart dock to a power outlet using the USB cable and power adapter provided.

Preparing your device

Installing cards
Install the cards as shown in the figure.

  • Power off the device before inserting or removing a card.
  • Note that the WLAN version does not have a Nano-SIM card tray.

Turning on
Press and hold the Power button until the Lenovo logo appears.

Google Assistant on Your Tablet

Lenovo Smart Tab M8 includes Google Assistant integration for supported languages.
Setting up Google Assistant
To open the Google Assistant, touch and hold the Home button, tap “GET STARTED, and follow the on-screen prompts to set up the Google Assistant. Say “OK Google” and “Hey Google” when prompted to teach the Google Assistant to recognize your voice and complete the setup process.
Using Google Assistant
Lenovo Smart Tab M8 supports Google Voice Assistant recognition when the screen is on, allowing you access it from across the room. You can touch and hold the Home button or say “OK Google” or “Hey Google” to interact with the Google Assistant. Ask “What can you do?” to see what the Google Assistant can help you with.
Google Assistant’s Ambient Mode
Google Assistant’s Ambient Mode will turn your tablet into a digital photo frame. You can also easily control music and smart home devices by touch and voice command, and quickly access your most important updates while your tablet is charging via the charging cable or the smart charging station. Google will release more features for Ambient Mode in the future.
How to use Google Assistant’s Ambient Mode
You can enable/turn off Google Assistant’s Ambient Mode by going to Settings > Google > Search, Assistant & Voice > Google Assistant > Assistant > Assistant Devices (Tablet) > Personalization (Ambient Mode).

The Google Assistant requires an internet connection and may not be available in all countries and languages.

Important safety and handling information

Plastic bag notice
Danger: Plastic bags can be dangerous. Keep plastic bags away from babies and children to avoid danger of suffocation.
Caution about high volume usage
Warning: Exposure to loud noise from any source for extended periods of time may affect your hearing. The louder the sound, the less time is required before your hearing could be affected. To protect your hearing:

  •  Limit the amount of time you use headsets or headphones at high volume.
  •  Avoid turning up the volume to block out noisy surroundings.
  • Turn the volume down if you can’t hear people speaking near you.
    If you experience hearing discomfort, including the sensation of pressure or fullness in your ears, ringing in your ears or muffled speech, you should stop listening to the device through your headset or headphones and have your hearing checked.

To prevent possible hearing damage, do not listen at high volume levels for long periods.
Safety instructions for parents and adult supervisors
Your mobile device is not a toy. As with all electrical products, precautions should be observed during handling and using of electrical products to reduce the risk of electric shock. If parents choose to allow children to use the device,

they should caution his or her child about the potential hazard while using and handling the mobile device. Parents should inspect the mobile device (including the ac power adapter and the small part, as applicable) periodically for damage. Routinely check this mobile device to ensure that the device is working properly and is safe for children to use.

Internal rechargeable battery warning
Danger: Do not attempt to replace the internal rechargeable lithium ion battery. Replacing the original battery with an incompatible type may result in an increased risk of personal injury or property damage due to explosion, excessive heat, or other risks. Do not attempt to disassemble or modify the battery pack. Attempting to do so can cause a harmful explosion or battery fluid leakage. When disposing of the battery, comply with all relevant local ordinances or regulations. Do not dispose the battery pack in municipal waste. Dispose used batteries according to the instructions.  The battery pack contains a small amount of harmful substances.

To avoid injury:

  • Keep the battery pack away from open flames or other heat sources.
  • Do not expose the battery pack to water, rain, or other corrosive liquids.
  • Do not leave the battery in an environment with extremely high temperature.
  • Avoid short-circuiting the battery pack.
  • Keep the battery pack out of reach of small children and pets.
  • Do not leave the battery in an environment with extremely low air pressure. It may result in an explosion or the leakage of flammable liquid or gas from the battery. To extend battery life, we recommend charging the battery to at least 30% to 50% capacity each time, and recharging it every three months to prevent over discharge.

Service and support information

Lenovo Limited Warranty notice
This product is covered by the terms of the Lenovo Limited Warranty (LLW), version L5050010-02 08/2011. Read the LLW at https://www.lenovo.com/warranty/llw_02. You can view the LLW in a number of languages from this website.
Warranty information
Lenovo provides a warranty period for your device. To check the warranty status of your device purchase upgrades, go to https://support.lenovo.com/warrantylookup, and then select the product and follow the on-screen instructions.
Get support
To download Lenovo service tool – Rescue and Smart Assistant (RSA): https://support.lenovo.com/downloads/ds101291 Visit the website above for information on devices compatible with RSA. Visit Lenovo’s support website (https://support.lenovo.com) with the device serial number to get more Lenovo support options, or scan the QR code, and then follow the on-screen instructions. Consult Lenovo Community by visiting http://forums.lenovo.com. EurAsia compliance mark

Environmental, recycling, and disposal information

General recycling statement
Lenovo encourages owners of information technology (IT) equipment to responsibly recycle their equipment when it is no longer needed. Lenovo offers a variety of programs and services to assist equipment owners in recycling their IT products. For information on recycling Lenovo products, go to http://www.lenovo.com/recycling
Important battery and WEEE information

Batteries and electrical and electronic equipment marked with the symbol of a crossed-out wheeled bin may not be disposed of as unsorted municipal waste. Batteries and waste of electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) shall be treated separately using the collection framework available to customers for the return, recycling, and treatment of batteries and WEEE. When possible, remove and isolate batteries from WEEE prior to placing WEEE in the waste collection stream. Batteries are to be collected separately using the framework available for the return, recycling, and treatment of batteries and accumulators. Country-specific information is available http://www.lenovo.com/recycling

Recycling information for Japan
Recycling and disposal information for Japan is available at: http://www.lenovo.com/recycling/japan

Additional recycling statements
Additional information about recycling device components and batteries is in your User Guide. See “Accessing your User Guide” for details.
Battery recycling marks
Battery recycling information for Taiwan

Battery recycling information for the United States and Canada

Battery recycling information for the European Union

Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS)
Lenovo products sold in Turkey, on or after June 1, 2009, meet the requirements of the former Republic of Turkey Restriction of Hazardous Substances legislation from 30th of May 2008 and the Control of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations from 22nd of May 2012 (“Turkey RoHS”).
Lenovo products sold in Ukraine, on or after January 1, 2011, meet the requirements of the Technical Directive on Restriction of Hazardous Substances in Electric and Electronic Equipment enforced by the Government, Decision No 1057 dated 2008/12/03 (“Ukraine TR on RoHS”).
Lenovo products sold in India, on or after May 1, 2012, meet the requirements of the India E-waste (Management) Rules (“India RoHS”).
Lenovo products sold in Vietnam, on or after September 23, 2011, meet the requirements of the Vietnam Circular 30/2011/TT-BCT (“Vietnam RoHS”).
European Union
Lenovo Products meet the requirement of Directive 2011/65/EC on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (“RoHS 2”). Lenovo products sold in the European Union, from the 21st July 2019, meet the requirement of the Commission Delegated Directive (EU 2015/863) amending Directive 2011/65/EU. For more information about Lenovo’s progress on RoHS, go to: https://www.lenovo.com/us/en/social_responsibility/RoHS-Communication.pdf

Lenovo products sold in Singapore, on or after June 1, 2017, meet the requirements of Government Gazette order No. S 263/2016 Restriction of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment in Singapore (“SG-RoHS”).

European Union compliance statement

European Union conformity

Compliance with the RE Directive
Lenovo PC HK Limited declares that the radio equipment type Lenovo TB-8505FS, Lenovo TB-8505XS is in compliance with Directive 2014/53/EU. The full text of the EU declaration of conformity is available at the following internet address: https://www.lenovo.com/us/en/compliance/eu-doc. This radio equipment operates with the following frequency bands and maximum radio-frequency power:

Model Name Frequency Bands Maximum Conducted Power (dBm)
Lenovo TB-8505FS WLAN 2400-2483.5 20
WLAN 5150-5250 20
WLAN 5250-5350 20
WLAN 5470-5725 20
WLAN 5725-5850 14
Bluetooth 2400-2483.5 10
Lenovo TB-8505XS GSM 900 33.5
GSM 1800 30
WCDMA I 24.5
WCDMA V 24.5
LTE B1, 3, 5, 7, 20, 38, 40 24.5
LTE B8 24
WLAN 2400-2483.5 20
WLAN 5150-5250 20
WLAN 5250-5350 20
WLAN 5470-5725 20
WLAN 5725-5850 14
Bluetooth 2400-2483.5 10

Specific Absorption Rate information

Your mobile device is a radio transmitter and receiver. It is designed not to exceed the limits for exposure to radio waves (radiofrequency electromagnetic fields) recommended by international guidelines. The guidelines were developed by an independent scientific organization (ICNIRP) and include a substantial safety margin designed to assure the safety of all persons, regardless of age and health. The radio wave exposure guidelines use a unit of measurement known as the Specific Absorption Rate or SAR. The SAR limit for mobile devices is 2W/kg. Tests for SAR are conducted using standard operating positions with the device transmitting at its highest certified power level in all tested frequency bands. The highest SAR values under the ICNIRP guidelines for your device model are listed below:

Maximum SAR for this model and conditions under which it was recorded.
Lenovo TB-8505FS Body-worn WLAN,


0.784 W/kg
Europe 10g SAR Limit (2.0 W/kg) Lenovo TB-8505XS Body-worn WCDMA


1.572 W/kg

During use, the actual SAR values for your device are usually well below the values stated. This is because, for purposes of system efficiency and to minimize interference on the network, the operating power of your mobile device is automatically decreased when full power is not needed for the data connection. The lower the power output of the device, the lower its SAR value.If you are interested in further reducing your RF exposure then you can easily do so by limiting your usage or simply using a hands-free kit to keep the device away from the body.

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