The 5 minute guide

The 5 minute guide

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  •  The tablets have the ability to use both WiFi and 3G/4G
  •  This means that Internet access is available anywhere that you can attach to a WiFi network or to 3G/4G
  • They can also be used to make and receive phone calls and to send and receive SMS (text) messages
  • The tablets have security software installed which strictly limits what can be done with them
  • You do not have rights to install, change or delete apps or software
  • Apps and software can only be installed remotely by head office
  • The screens can be viewed remotely
  • The tablets can be geo-located remotely (in other words, BMC head office can see exactly where a tablet is at any time)


  • Try to install apps or software on the tablet
  • Access any sites that are not directly related to work
  • View videos on websites or use any music, video or other streaming service
  • Try to bypass the security software in any way
  • Try to switch off GPS
  • Try to change the security PIN
  • Use the tablet for any purpose other than work
  • All activity on the tablets is logged centrally, including all Internet access (and all websites visited), all phone calls, emails and text messages, location and location history, and all attempts to bypass the security software

Switching on

  • To switch the tablet on, hold down the power button on the right-hand side for about 5-10 seconds.
  • The tablet will start up and then load the home screen
  • When using the tablet, pressing the home button (the button at the bottom) will take you back to the home screen
  • The back button (to the right of the home button) will take you back one screen
  • The recent apps button (to the left of the home button) will show a view of all open recently used apps

Home Screen

  • Once the tablet is started up, the home screen will appear
  • The apps you’ll see are the initial set of apps we have installed and configured
  • The available apps may change over time
  • Apps can only be installed remotely. You don’t have permission to add or remove apps


  • Tap the “WiFi center” icon and a list of the WiFi networks within range will appear
  • Tap on the WiFi network you want to connect to
  • Enter the password (you can select the option to see the password) and tap “Connect”. If the password is correct, the tablet will join the network
  • The green tick under “Status” shows that you are now connected to the WiFi network

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