How To Use Security Settings – Samsung Galaxy Tab S

How To Use Security Settings - Samsung Galaxy Tab S
How To Use Security Settings - Samsung Galaxy Tab S

Learn how to use security settings on your Samsung Galaxy Tab S. Change settings for securing the device. On the Settings screen, tap General > Security.

  • Encrypt device: Set a password to encrypt data saved on the device. You must enter the password each time you turn on the device.

Note: Charge the battery before enabling this setting because it may take more than an hour to encrypt your data.

  • Encrypt external SD card: Set the device to encrypt files on a memory card.

Note: If you reset your device to the factory defaults with this setting enabled, the device will not be able to read your encrypted files. Disable this setting before resetting the device.

  • Remote controls: Set the device to allow control of your lost or stolen device remotely via the Internet. To use this feature, you must sign in to your Samsung account.
  • ACCOUNT REGISTRATION: Add or view your Samsung account.
  • Use wireless networks: Set the device to allow location data collection or to determine the location of your lost or stolen device via Wi-Fi or mobile network.
  • SIM change alert: Activate or deactivate the Find my mobile feature which helps locate the device when lost or stolen.
  • Set up SIM card lock:
    • Lock SIM card: Activate or deactivate the PIN lock feature to require the PIN before using the device.
    • Change SIM PIN: Change the PIN used to access SIM or USIM data.
  • Make passwords visible: Set the device to display passwords as they are entered.
  • Device administrators: View device administrators installed on the device. You can allow device administrators to apply new policies to the device.
  • Unknown sources: Set the device to allow the installation of apps from unknown sources.
  • Verify apps: Set the device to allow Google to check the apps for harmful content before installing them.
  • Security policy updates: Set the device to check and download security updates.
  • Send security reports: Set the device to automatically send the updated security reports to Samsung.
  • Storage type: Set a storage type for credential files.
  • Trusted credentials: Use certificates and credentials to ensure secure use of various apps.
  • Install from device storage: Install encrypted certificates stored on the USB storage.
  • Clear credentials: Erase the credential contents from the device and reset the password.

About device

Access device information, edit the device name, or update device software.

  • On the Settings screen, tap General > About device.


This guide will work on all Samsung Galaxy Tab S’s; including Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 and Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5.

Amarnath Natarajan

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