ZAGG Messenger Folio Case User Manual


ZAGG Messenger Folio Case User Manual



To insert your iPad into the Folio, start with the Folio’s keyboard facing you. Then, with your iPad in landscape mode
and the volume control buttons facing out (the Home button is on your right) set the bottom half of your iPad in the cover,making sure it is settled (you may need to apply light pressure to your iPad to ensure it is settled at the bottom of the cover). Next, snap the top half into the cover. Check all corners to make sure they have seated properly as well.
When your iPad is secure in the Folio, you can close it and cleverly placed magnets will activate your iPad’s sleep/wake feature to help preserve battery life. Simply open your Folio to wake your iPad. To easily remove your iPad, grasp the top of the Folio’s cover in the middle and apply a light pressure to the back of your iPad. Grasp your iPad’s exposed side and lift/pull away from the Folio.



To turn your Folio on, press the Power button. A green LED on the battery key will illuminate briefly while the
keyboard powers up. To turn your Folio off, press and hold the Power button for three seconds. A red LED will flash,
indicating your Folio has turned off.



Pairing your Folio with your iPad is easy. It should only need to be paired once, using the following directions. If the connection between your iPad and Folio is ever lost, repeat these steps.

  1.  On your iPad select: SETTINGS > BLUETOOTH > ON.
  2.  Press and hold the Bluetooth button for three seconds. A blue LED under the Power key will flash until your
    Folio and iPad are paired.
  3.  Your iPad will display “ZAGG Folio” as an available device. Select this option to complete pairing.



Your Folio features a powerful lithium polymer battery that lasts for up to two years of normal use between charges*. It comes with a charging cable you can use to charge your keyboard quickly and conveniently. To charge your Folio,
follow these steps:

  1.  Plug the micro USB connector into the charging port.
  2.  Plug the regular USB connector into any 5V USB outlet.
  3.  A red LED on the battery key will illuminate to indicate your Folio is charging. Wait until this light turns off, indicating a full charge. It usually takes 2-4 hours to completely charge your Folio.
  4. Remove the micro USB connector and enjoy your Folio for up to two years before you need to charge it again.



As mentioned, the Folio features a powerful, rechargeable battery that lasts up to two years between charges. To check your Folio’s remaining battery power, simply press Fn + the battery key. The LED indicator will flash one of three ways.

  1.  Three green flashes indicate 50% or more battery life remaining.
  2. Three yellow flashes indicate between 25%-49% battery life remaining.
  3.  Three red flashes indicate less than 25% battery life remaining. When your Folio reaches critical battery level, the red light will flash once every five minutes. To help preserve battery life, your Folio will enter sleep mode if left on and not used for several minutes. To awaken your Folio, press any key. The Folio’s battery has no memory and may be charged whenever you wish. For optimal battery life turn your Folio off when not in use for a prolonged time.


Your Folio keyboard has been designed with the following special function keys to give you more control of your iPad:

  • Home: Displays your iPad’s home screen.
  • Lock: Activates and deactivates your iPad’s sleep mode.
  • Mic: Activates Siri from your keyboard.
  • Search: Opens your iPad’s search function.
  • Fn + Search (iPad mini only): Opens your iPad’s search function.
  • Keyboard Hide/Show: Hides or shows your iPad’s on-screen keyboard.
  • Fn + Keyboard Hide/Show (iPad mini only): Hides or shows your iPad’s onscreen keyboard.
  • Previous Track: Skips to the previous track on your current playlist.
  • Play/Pause: Starts or stops your current playlist.
  • Next Track: Skips to the next track on your current playlist.
  • Mute: Mutes your iPad’s audio. Delete
  • Volume Down: Decreases your iPad’s volume.
  • Volume Up: Increases your iPad’s volume.
  • Caps Lock: Activates the Caps Lock feature. When Caps Lock is on a blue indicator light will remain lit until Caps Lock is turned off. To turn Caps Lock off, simply press Caps Lock again.
  • Fn + Caps (iPad mini only): Activates the Caps Lock feature. When Caps Lock is on a blue indicator light will light and remain lit until Caps Lock is turned off. To turn Caps Lock off, hold the Fn key and press caps again.
  • World Symbol: Toggles between international keyboards (when activated in your iPad’s settings).
  • Fn + CTRL + Battery Symbol: Indicates remaining battery life.
  • Fn + Backlight Symbol (Backlit Keyboards Only): Activates your Folio’s
    backlight feature. Press it again to turn the lights off.


If your iPad does not respond to your Folio there may be a simple explanation such as a dead battery or an unsuccessful pairing. Please use the following to help troubleshoot your situation. If none of the following solve your issue, then please contact ZAGG Customer Service and one of our trained professionals will be happy to assist you.

  1.  Restart your iPad by holding down the home and power button until the Apple® logo appears on the screen.
  2.  Turn your Folio off and back on. You should see the LED illuminate briefly, if not, charge your Folio.
  3.  After charging, turn your Folio on. If the LED does not illuminate, and your keyboard doesn’t operate correctly, please contact ZAGG’s customer service.
  4.  Forget and re-pair your Folio. On your iPad, select: SETTINGS > BLUETOOTH > ON. If you see “ZAGG Folio” listed as an available device, touch the arrow to the right of it and choose to have your iPad forget the device.
  5.  Push the Bluetooth button on your Folio and watch for the LED to flash blue.
  6.  Your iPad should display “ZAGG keys Folio” as an available device. Select it.
  7.  If your iPad gives you an error message, repeat the pairing process.


This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:

  1. This device may not cause harmful interference
  2. This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation.

  • Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
  •  Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver


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