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How To Setup - Samsung Galaxy Tab 3
How To Setup - Samsung Galaxy Tab 3

Learn how to setup your Samsung Galaxy Tab 3. When you first turn on your device, you are asked to set up a few things. To do that, the following screens display. Some screens can be skipped (touch Next) or re-displayed (touch Back). Some screens display depending on the options you choose.

Welcome!

  • Touch the Select language field, scroll through the list, and touch the language you want your device to use, such as, English (United States).
  • If required, touch Accessibility to change the accessibility settings.
  • Touch Next.

Wi-Fi

  • Make sure the Wi-Fi OFF / ON icon is set to ON and choose one of the following options:
    • Touch Add Wi-Fi network to enter a Network SSID that is not listed.
    • Touch Scan to make sure you have an accurate list of Wi-Fi networks.
    • Touch one of the Wi-Fi networks in the list, enter the password, and touch Connect. Touch and connect to another Wi-Fi network or touch Next to continue.
    • Touch Next to perform this task later.

Date and Time

  • Under Set date, set the date (month, day, year), if necessary.
  • Under Set time, set the time (hour, minute, and AM or PM), if necessary.
  • Under Select time zone, set the time zone field (GMT) and select the correct time zone.
  • Touch Next.

End User License Agreement

  • Read the End user license agreement and touch the I understand and agree to the terms and conditions above check box.
  • If you do not agree to provide Samsung the error log data from any Software Update failure your device experiences, touch the No thanks button.
  • Touch Next.

Samsung Account

  • Sign in to your Samsung account to use Samsung services.
  • Touch variety of services to learn more.
  • Touch Create new account to create a Samsung account.

or –

  • Touch Sign in if you already have a Samsung account.
  • Touch Restore and Auto backup, if desired. Touch Next.

or –

  • Touch Skip to perform this task later.

Got Google?

Your new device uses your Google account to fully use its Android features, including Gmail, Maps, Navigation, Google Talk, and Google Play. The Got Google? screen allows you to sign in, if you already have a Google account.

Note: If you skipped Wi-Fi setup, the Wi-Fi setup screen displays and you must connect through a Wi-Fi network.

  • Touch Yes and then enter the email address and password of your existing account.
  • Touch Next play like icon to continue.

or –

  • Touch No to proceed to the next screen.

Make it Google

  • This screen displays if you did not sign in to your Google account. The Make it Google screen allows you to create a new Google account.

Note: If you skipped Wi-Fi setup, the Wi-Fi setup screen displays and you must connect through a Wi-Fi network.

  • Touch Get an account or enter the email address and password of your existing account.

or –

  • Touch Not now to perform this task later.

Entertainment

This screen displays if you signed in to your Google account.

  • Touch Set up a credit card, enter credit card information for your Google Play account, and touch Save.

or –

  • Touch Not now.

Backup and Restore

This screen also displays if you signed in to your Google account.

  • Read the backup and restore information.
  • Enable either or both options.
  • Touch Next play like icon to continue.

The Restoring screen displays while your information is being restored.

Google & Location

  • Read the information on the screen and enable either or both of the Google location services.
  • Touch Next play like icon to continue.

This Tablet Belongs To ...

  • This screen displays if you did not sign in to your Google account.

To personalize the tablet with your name:

  • Touch the First and Last fields and use the on-screen keyboard to enter you first and last name.
  • Touch Next play like icon to continue.

Free Dropbox Account

To get a free 50 GB Dropbox account for two years:

  • Touch Create account, enter the required fields, and touch Register for Dropbox.

or –

  • Touch Sign in to sign in to Dropbox.

or –

  • Touch Skip to skip this offer.

Learn About Key Features

  • Touch Voice control, Smart stay, or Adapt display to see more details about the selected function.
  • Touch the OFF / ON icon next to a function to turn the function on or off.
  • Touch Next.

Setup Complete

Congratulations! Your device is set up and ready to use.

  • Touch Finish.

The main Home screen displays.

This guide will work on all Samsung Galaxy Tabs; including Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0, Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 and Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1.