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



Want to know more about the keys and sockets on your tablet? Follow these easy instructions.


On/Off
  • Several functions are associated with On/Off:
  • Tap On/Off to turn your tablet on or off.
  • Tap On/Off to turn on the screen lock.
  • Tap and hold On/Off to access the functions silent mode and flight mode.

The Return key
  • Tap the Return key to exit an active menu item or hide the keypad.

The Application key
  • Several functions are associated with the Application key:
  • Tap the Application key to view a list of your most recently used menu items and applications.
  • Tap and hold the Application key to use two applications at the same time.

The Home key
  • Several functions are associated with the Home key:
  • Tap the Home key to return to the home screen.
  • Tap and hold the Home key to search the internet.
  • Tap the Home key twice in quick succession to turn on the tablet camera.

The Volume key
  • Several functions are associated with the Volume key:
  • Tap the upper or lower part of the Volume key to adjust the ring volume.
  • Tap the upper or lower part of the Volume key during a call to adjust the volume.
  • Tap the upper or lower part of the Volume key to silence the incoming call alert.

Socket
  • Connect the charger or data cable to the tablet socket and to a power point or your computer's USB port.

Headset socket
  • Connect the headset to the headset socket.

Camera lens at the back of your tablet
  • Point the camera lens at the back of your tablet at the required object to take a picture or record a video clip.

Camera lens at the front of your tablet
  • Point the camera lens at the front of your tablet at the required object during a video call.

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

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

Network

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

Contacts

Copying contacts between my SIM and my tablet
Copying contacts from social network sites and email accounts
Creating a contact for my tablet
Merging identical contacts on my tablet
Assigning a contact to a speed dialing key

Voicemail

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

SMS

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

MMS

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

Email

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

Organiser

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

Internet

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

Apps

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

Music

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

Wi-Fi

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

Bluetooth

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

Facebook

Using Facebook on my tablet
Installing Facebook on my tablet

Twitter

Installing Twitter on my tablet
Using Twitter on my tablet

Gmail

Using Gmail on my tablet

Google Maps

Using Google Maps on my tablet

YouTube

Using YouTube on my tablet