How to Use a LeapFrog Epic

Introduction

The LeapFrog Epic is an Android-based tablet designed entirely for kids that provides a safe, out-of-the-box web experience that expands when they're ready to explore more. This guide will take you through basic setup steps to get your LeapFrog Epic ready to use.
LeapFrog Epic.

1 Notification & Quick Settings

A double swipe down from the top of the screen can open the Notification or Quick Settings curtains on the LeapFrog Epic tablet. These curtains are Android features which cannot be turned off.

A double swipe down on the left side of the tablet will open the Notifications menu. This will generally show downloading and installing activity, as well as error messages. It will also show the remaining time for Time Controls.
Screenshot of the LeapFrog Epic's interface highlighting the need to swipe downward from the top left of the screen.

A double swipe down on the right side of the screen will open the Quick Settings menu. It is important to note some settings can be changed here without entering the Parent Lock code. From this menu WiFi can be disabled, brightness can be adjusted, and the screen rotation can be locked or unlocked.
Screenshot of the LeapFrog Epic's interface highlighting the need to swipe downward from the top right of the screen.

2 Navigating Interface

The LeapFrog Epic tablet features a first-of-its kind customizable, interactive, playable home screen.
LeapFrog Epic's home screen highlighting the different elements, icons, and buttons present.

Basic Navigation:

  • Swipe left or right to explorer Leap City.
  • Swipe up on arrow at the bottom of the screen to view all apps.
  • New apps will show a star underneath until they are launched the first time.
  • Your six favorited apps will appear on the Home screen at all times. Favorites can be changed at any time.
    LeapFrog Epic's interface depicting the user swiping upward from the bottom of the screen to reveal all apps.
  • Swipe up on arrow to reveal all apps.
  • Tap any app icon to launch the app.
  • To "favorite" an app so it always appears on the Epic Home screen, drag it from the bottom section to one of the top six slots.
  • The Rewards Store (1) allows the child to redeem earned tokens for micromods.
  • The Gift Box (2) opens the Story Spinner. The stories on Story Spinner reset once a week on Saturday mornings.
  • The Mailbox (3) opens the Word of the Day. The Word of the Day resets daily at 3 AM.
    LeapFrog Epic's home screen highlighting the rewards store icon, the gift box icon, and the mailbox icon.
  • The Clock Tower displays the current time. It also allows the child to play around with time to see the appearance of Leap City change as time progresses from day to night. Each tap of the clock moves time ahead one hour. As the user modifies time, a shadow of the real time will be displayed on the clock (hands shadow). To return to current time, double tap the clock.
    LeapFrog Epic's interface highlighting the clock icon.
  • Tapping the statue will open the weather widget. This will show the current weather and forecast for your town. If no location is specified, the weather will always show as sunny.
    LeapFrog Epic's interface highlighting the statue which can be tapped on.
  • Tapping the pencil at the top center of the screen will open a drop down which will allow the child to select their customized world or select stickers to drag to their world.
    LeapFrog Epic's interface highlighting the pencil icon and the edit menu that opens up upon tapping it.
  • There are three "Worlds" which are modified based on the child's age. World 1 defaults to children in pre K. World 2 defaults to children in K or Grade 1. World 3 defaults for children in grade 2 or above. The child can change the Worlds theme to any of these three worlds from this menu.
    LeapFrog Epic's edit menu with the worlds button highlighted.
  • Stickers can be dragged from the carousel down to the world. To delete a sticker from the world, drag it to the trash can.
    LeapFrog Epic's edit menu with the stickers button highlighted.

3 Insert/Remove Memory Card

The micro SD card slot on the LeapFrog Epic tablet is covered by the bumper. It is located between the USB port and the power button.

To insert a micro SD card:

  1. Carefully remove the bumper from the LeapFrog Epic tablet.
  2. Insert a micro SD memory card (not included) into the micro SD slot. Push the card all the way into the spring loaded slot. If the card does not lock into place, try using the rounded edge of a safety pin, a nail file, or a small flathead screwdriver to push the micro SD card in until it locks.
    LeapFrog Epic's micro SD card slot depicting the user attempting to eject the currently inserted card.

To remove a micro SD card:

  1. You will need to use the spring loaded action to remove the micro SD card from the slot. Using whatever you used to push the card into the locked position (finger nail, safety pin, nail file, etc.) gently push the card all the way into the slot so that it springs out slightly.
  2. Once the micro SD card protrudes slightly from the slot, use your finger nails to grab and pull it all the way out.
    LeapFrog Epic's micro SD card slot depicting the user having successfully ejected the inserted micro SD card.

4 Exit An App

Depending on whether an app was developed specifically for Android or made for a different platform, the steps to exit an app may be different.

Example 1

The Pet Play World app exits in the standard Android way. Swipe up from the bottom of the screen to reveal the Exit icon, then tap the Exit icon to exit to the Home screen.
Screenshot of the Pet Play World app on the LeapFrog Epic demonstrating a short swipe upward revealing an exit icon, which is highlighted.

Example 2

The Stretchy Monkey 2 app is an app that was originally designed for a different platform. To exit, this app requires the user to tap the Pause button, tap on Quit, then tap the Home icon to exit to the Home screen.
Stretchy Monkey 2 app on the LeapFrog Epic highlighting the pause, quit, and home buttons.

Pressing the power button will also exit an app, however this is not recommended. Exiting an app by pressing the power button will not save game progress or your child's learning progress.

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The LeapFrog Epic is an Android-based tablet designed entirely for kids that provides a safe, out-of-the-box web experience that expands when they're ready to explore more. This guide will take you through basic setup steps to get your LeapFrog Epic ready to use.
LeapFrog Epic.

A double swipe down from the top of the screen can open the Notification or Quick Settings curtains on the LeapFrog Epic tablet. These curtains are Android features which cannot be turned off.

A double swipe down on the left side of the tablet will open the Notifications menu. This will generally show downloading and installing activity, as well as error messages. It will also show the remaining time for Time Controls.
Screenshot of the LeapFrog Epic's interface highlighting the need to swipe downward from the top left of the screen.

A double swipe down on the right side of the screen will open the Quick Settings menu. It is important to note some settings can be changed here without entering the Parent Lock code. From this menu WiFi can be disabled, brightness can be adjusted, and the screen rotation can be locked or unlocked.
Screenshot of the LeapFrog Epic's interface highlighting the need to swipe downward from the top right of the screen.

The LeapFrog Epic tablet features a first-of-its kind customizable, interactive, playable home screen.
LeapFrog Epic's home screen highlighting the different elements, icons, and buttons present.

Basic Navigation:

  • Swipe left or right to explorer Leap City.
  • Swipe up on arrow at the bottom of the screen to view all apps.
  • New apps will show a star underneath until they are launched the first time.
  • Your six favorited apps will appear on the Home screen at all times. Favorites can be changed at any time.
    LeapFrog Epic's interface depicting the user swiping upward from the bottom of the screen to reveal all apps.
  • Swipe up on arrow to reveal all apps.
  • Tap any app icon to launch the app.
  • To "favorite" an app so it always appears on the Epic Home screen, drag it from the bottom section to one of the top six slots.
  • The Rewards Store (1) allows the child to redeem earned tokens for micromods.
  • The Gift Box (2) opens the Story Spinner. The stories on Story Spinner reset once a week on Saturday mornings.
  • The Mailbox (3) opens the Word of the Day. The Word of the Day resets daily at 3 AM.
    LeapFrog Epic's home screen highlighting the rewards store icon, the gift box icon, and the mailbox icon.
  • The Clock Tower displays the current time. It also allows the child to play around with time to see the appearance of Leap City change as time progresses from day to night. Each tap of the clock moves time ahead one hour. As the user modifies time, a shadow of the real time will be displayed on the clock (hands shadow). To return to current time, double tap the clock.
    LeapFrog Epic's interface highlighting the clock icon.
  • Tapping the statue will open the weather widget. This will show the current weather and forecast for your town. If no location is specified, the weather will always show as sunny.
    LeapFrog Epic's interface highlighting the statue which can be tapped on.
  • Tapping the pencil at the top center of the screen will open a drop down which will allow the child to select their customized world or select stickers to drag to their world.
    LeapFrog Epic's interface highlighting the pencil icon and the edit menu that opens up upon tapping it.
  • There are three "Worlds" which are modified based on the child's age. World 1 defaults to children in pre K. World 2 defaults to children in K or Grade 1. World 3 defaults for children in grade 2 or above. The child can change the Worlds theme to any of these three worlds from this menu.
    LeapFrog Epic's edit menu with the worlds button highlighted.
  • Stickers can be dragged from the carousel down to the world. To delete a sticker from the world, drag it to the trash can.
    LeapFrog Epic's edit menu with the stickers button highlighted.

The micro SD card slot on the LeapFrog Epic tablet is covered by the bumper. It is located between the USB port and the power button.

To insert a micro SD card:

  1. Carefully remove the bumper from the LeapFrog Epic tablet.
  2. Insert a micro SD memory card (not included) into the micro SD slot. Push the card all the way into the spring loaded slot. If the card does not lock into place, try using the rounded edge of a safety pin, a nail file, or a small flathead screwdriver to push the micro SD card in until it locks.
    LeapFrog Epic's micro SD card slot depicting the user attempting to eject the currently inserted card.

To remove a micro SD card:

  1. You will need to use the spring loaded action to remove the micro SD card from the slot. Using whatever you used to push the card into the locked position (finger nail, safety pin, nail file, etc.) gently push the card all the way into the slot so that it springs out slightly.
  2. Once the micro SD card protrudes slightly from the slot, use your finger nails to grab and pull it all the way out.
    LeapFrog Epic's micro SD card slot depicting the user having successfully ejected the inserted micro SD card.

Depending on whether an app was developed specifically for Android or made for a different platform, the steps to exit an app may be different.

Example 1

The Pet Play World app exits in the standard Android way. Swipe up from the bottom of the screen to reveal the Exit icon, then tap the Exit icon to exit to the Home screen.
Screenshot of the Pet Play World app on the LeapFrog Epic demonstrating a short swipe upward revealing an exit icon, which is highlighted.

Example 2

The Stretchy Monkey 2 app is an app that was originally designed for a different platform. To exit, this app requires the user to tap the Pause button, tap on Quit, then tap the Home icon to exit to the Home screen.
Stretchy Monkey 2 app on the LeapFrog Epic highlighting the pause, quit, and home buttons.

Pressing the power button will also exit an app, however this is not recommended. Exiting an app by pressing the power button will not save game progress or your child's learning progress.

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