Written by Jimmy

How do I set up my Samsung tablet?

Finally, you've received your Samsung tablet! Wait a minute; how do you switch it on? What does the tablet require of you before you can really get started with it? Follow this step-by-step explanation to get your Samsung tablet ready for use.

What do you need to set up your Samsung tablet?

  • Your Samsung tablet
  • Your Samsung tablet charger
  • Wireless internet
  • Your WiFi password
  • 1 socket
  • Pen and paper
  • Your phone

1. Charge your tablet

Samsung Tablet
  1. Take your Samsung tablet from its packaging.
  2. Take the included charger and USB cable from the box.
  3. Plug the USB cable into the charger.
  4. Plug the charger with USB cable into a socket.
  5. Plug the smaller end of the USB cable into your tablet, so it can start charging. You can find the connector at the bottom.

2. Switch on and connect

Set up Samsung tablet
  1. You can find the on/off button at the top-right side of your Samsung tablet, just over the volume buttons.
  2. Hold the on/off button for at least 2 seconds. The screen will activate, and you'll hear a jingle.
  3. Swipe your finger up or down the screen in the language menu until you find a language suitable for you.
  4. Press the yellow circle with the green arrow.
  5. Select your WiFi network and enter the corresponding password. The virtual keyboard will appear automatically. Press Ready when you've finished entering the password.
  6. Press connect.
  7. Wait for a Google notification and press accept.
  8. Press next twice and accept the Terms and Conditions.

Note: is the on-screen text too small? Below the yellow circle with the green arrow are accessibility settings you can use to adjust this.

3. Set up your Google account

Set up Google account

A Google account ends with @gmail.com and gives you access to the Play Store, where you can find apps, among other things. Already have a Google account from your phone, for example? Or do you first need to create a Google account?

Already have a Google account?

  1. Enter the email address of your Google account and press next.
  2. Enter your password and press next.
  3. Press accept to agree to the Terms and Conditions.
  4. Did you already use another tablet with a Google account? On this screen, you can choose to transfer your files to your new tablet. If you don't want to, you can continue without making a choice.
  5. Press next.
  6. Select the Google services you'd like to use and repeatedly press next.

Don't have a Google account yet?

  1. Press create account.
  2. Enter your first and last name and press next.
  3. Enter your phone number and press next.
  4. Press verify in the window that pops up to receive an SMS with a verification code.
  5. Enter the code you receive on your phone and press next.
  6. Enter your date of birth and your gender and press next.
  7. Come up with a username for your Google account. This automatically ends with @gmail.com. Write your account information down with pen and paper, so you don't forget your username.
  8. Press next.
  9. Come up with a password of at least 8 characters, preferably containing letters, numbers, and symbols. Enter it twice and write down the password so you don't forget it. After this, press next.
  10. Add your phone number if you want, and press next.
  11. Press more, and accept the Terms and Conditions.
  12. Enter the email address and password of your new Google account and press next.
  13. Select the Google services you want to use and repeatedly press next.

4. Set up your Samsung account (optional)

Set up Samsung account

A Samsung account is optional. It gives you extra backup options and access to exclusive Samsung apps. Already have a Samsung account, because you have a Samsung phone, for example? Or is this your first Samsung device? You can also continue by clicking skip at the bottom right of the screen.

Already have a Samsung account?

  1. Press log in.
  2. Enter your Samsung ID and password.
  3. Press log in at the bottom right of the screen.

Don't have a Samsung account yet?

  1. Press create account.
  2. Enter your email address and come up with a password.
  3. Write down the email address and password so you don't forget them.
  4. Enter your first and last name and select your date of birth.
  5. If you want to make an account quickly, you can choose to link your Facebook account.
  6. Press next.
  7. View the Terms and Conditions and press agree at the bottom right.
  8. Press next again, and the start screen of your Samsung tablet will appear.

5. Getting started

Samsung homescreen

Your Samsung tablet is completely set up and ready for use. Now, you only have to find apps you want to use, such as Facebook, Spotify, or Netflix. You can find them all in the Play Store. You can find the Play Store in the list with all apps. Open this list by clicking the white square that say apps underneath. Would you rather go online right away? The globe at the bottom of your screen opens your browser, so you can quickly visit your favorite websites.

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