Getting started: Samsung Galaxy Tab A

Samsung Galaxy Tab A helps you stay connected with a great tablet, from a brand you trust, all at an affordable price.



In the box

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A comes with everything you need to get started with enjoying your new device. Check out what's included.


  • Device
  • USB Cable
  • Wall Charger


Buttons and icons

There's a lot you can do with your new device, so here's a quick glance of some basic items to get you started.



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Home screen

Samsung Tab A home screen.png



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signal.PNGNetwork: Full signal
Wifi active.PNGWi-Fi: Active
Wifi avail.PNGWi-Fi: Available
location.PNGLocation service: Active
down.PNGup.PNGFiles: Download/upload
app updates.PNGApp: Update available


Device tutorials and user guide

No matter what you want to do with your new device, we have plenty of resources available to help you get on your way.



First time use

When you first turn on your new device, you might see a setup wizard to help get you started. Take a look at the steps below to walk through the setup process.


  1. Tap Start.
  2. If desired, scan for and connect to Wi-Fi, then tap Next.
  3. Agree to the EULA & Diagnostic data terms, select Yes or No thanks to the "error log data" section, then tap Next.
  4. Sign in to your existing Google account, create a new one, or skip.
  5. Make desired Google Services selections, then tap Next.
  6. Enter your name in the This tablet belongs to... section, then tap Next.
  7. Sign in to your Samsung account, create a new one, or skip.
  8. If you access your Samsung account during setup:
    1. Review the Samsung account terms, then tap Agree.
    2. Make selections for Samsung Backup and restore, then tap Next.
  9. Sign into your existing Dropbox account, create a new one, or skip.
  10. Tap Finish.
  11. Read the System Manager section, then tap Close.


Transferring data

Sure it's time to say goodbye to your old device, but before you do, don't forget to transfer your pictures, videos, and anything else you might want to keep over to your new device. Take a look at the Set up a new mobile device page