Samsung Galaxy Tab A

Using my tablet

List of display icons
Turning the screen lock on my tablet on or off
Guide to keys and sockets on my tablet
Writing text on my tablet
Ending active applications on my tablet
Restarting my tablet

Getting started

Charging the battery for my tablet
Turning my tablet on and off
Inserting a SIM into my tablet
Activating a Google account on my tablet
Inserting a memory card into my tablet

Sound settings

Setting the ring volume for my tablet
Choosing a ringtone for my tablet
Turning vibration on my tablet on or off
Turning silent mode on my tablet on or off
Choosing a message tone for my tablet

Display settings

Choosing a language for my tablet
Personalising the display for my tablet
Setting date and time for my tablet
Setting the display brightness for my tablet

Security codes

Turning use of lock code on my tablet on or off
Changing my tablet PIN
Turning my tablet PIN on or off
Changing the lock code for my tablet

Software update

Checking the software version for my tablet
Restoring factory default settings on my tablet
Backing up the tablet memory
Updating the software on my tablet


Turning flight mode on my tablet on or off
Choosing a network for my tablet
Choosing network mode for my tablet

Making calls

Making a call with my tablet
Making a call with hidden caller identification
Using call waiting on my tablet
Turning call waiting on my tablet on or off
Answering a call on my tablet
Turning caller identification on my tablet on or off
Diverting calls to another number
Using speed dialing on my tablet


Copying contacts between my SIM and my tablet
Copying contacts from social network sites and email accounts

Creating a contact for my tablet

Want to create a new contact? Follow these easy instructions.

Find "Contacts"
  • Tap Contacts.

Create contact
  • Tap the new contact icon.

Select address book
  • Tap the drop down list below "CANCEL".
  • Tap Device.

Enter name
  • Key in the required name.

Enter phone number
  • Tap Phone number and key in the required phone number.
  • Tap the field next to the phone number.
  • Tap the required number type.

Enter email address
  • Tap Email and key in the required email address.
  • Tap the field next to the email address.
  • Tap the required email type.

Add more information
  • You can add more information to the contact. The following steps show two examples:
  • Assign picture, go to 7a.
  • Assign ringtone, go to 7b.

7a - Assign picture
  • Tap the add picture icon.
  • To take a new picture:
  • Tap Take picture.
  • Point the camera lens at the required object and tap the camera icon to take the picture.
  • Tap OK.
  • To assign a saved picture:
  • Tap Image.
  • Go to the required folder.
  • Tap the required picture.
  • Drag the frame to the required position to select the required detail.
  • Tap DONE.

7b - Assign ringtone
  • Tap Ringtone.
  • Tap the different ringtones to listen to them.
  • Once you've found a ringtone you like, tap OK.

Save contact
  • Tap SAVE.

Return to the home screen
  • Tap the Home key to return to the home screen.

*Please refer to the Samsung website for more information or further support.*

Merging identical contacts on my tablet
Assigning a contact to a speed dialing key


Diverting calls to my voicemail
Saving my voicemail number
Calling my voicemail
Cancelling all diverts on my tablet


Writing and sending SMS
Setting up my tablet for SMS
Reading SMS


Setting up my tablet for MMS
Writing and sending MMS
Reading MMS


Writing and sending email
Setting up my tablet for email
Choosing a default email account for my tablet
Setting up my tablet for Exchange email
Reading email
Deleting an email configuration on my tablet


Setting an alarm on my tablet
Creating a note on my tablet
Creating a calendar appointment on my tablet


Setting up my tablet for internet
Using my internet browser
Clearing browser data on my tablet


Installing and using apps from Google Play
Uninstalling apps on my tablet

Camera, pictures and video clips

Sending pictures and video clips from my tablet
Viewing pictures and video clips on my tablet
Using the camera on my tablet
Using the video recorder on my tablet
Uploading pictures or video clips to social network sites


Using the music player on my tablet

GPS, maps and navigation

Turning GPS on my tablet on or off

Data usage

Turning data roaming on my tablet on or off
Turning mobile data on my tablet on or off
Checking data usage on my tablet

Connecting tablet and computer

Transferring files between a computer and my tablet
Using tethering on my tablet


Connecting my tablet to a Wi-Fi network
Setting up and using my tablet as Wi-Fi Hotspot
Turning Wi-Fi on my tablet on or off


Pairing a Bluetooth device with my tablet
Transferring files via Bluetooth
Turning Bluetooth on my tablet on or off


Using Facebook on my tablet
Installing Facebook on my tablet


Installing Twitter on my tablet
Using Twitter on my tablet


Using Gmail on my tablet

Google Maps

Using Google Maps on my tablet


Using YouTube on my tablet