Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 - Activate / Set Up Device

If you need to transfer contacts and media from one device to another, follow these step-by-step instructions before activating the new device.

Caution To avoid potential issues, review the following:

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  1. If powered off, press and hold the Power button until the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 screen appears then release.
    Power button
  2. From the Welcome screen, select the appropriate language then tap Start (center of the screen).
    Note Allow several seconds for activation to complete.
  3. In order to enter setup, you must accept the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy. Tap the check boxes to select them then tap AGREE (lower-right).
  4. If presented with the Verify your account screen, sign in with the Google account that was previously synced on the device, tap NEXT then tap No.
  5. If presented with the Tablet Activation screen, tap NEXT or tap ACTIVATE NOW (if available).
    Note If prompted, enter the last 4 digits of the account owner's social security number or the billing password.
    Note If activating a new phone, ensure the old phone is powered off and allow several minutes for the deactivation of the old phone to complete.
  6. From the Set up Wi-Fi screen, tap SKIP (lower-right).
  7. From the Add your Account (Google) screen, tap SKIP > SKIP.
  8. From the Name screen, enter your name then tap NEXT.
  9. From the Protect your tablet screen, select No, thank you then tap SKIP > SKIP ANYWAY.
  10. From the Google services screen, select any of the following to turn on switch on or off switch off then tap AGREE to continue.
    Note Enabled when a check mark is present.
    • Use Google's location service to help apps
    • Improve location accuracy
    • Help improve your Android experience
  11. From the Email setup screen, tap SKIP (lower-right).
  12. From the Personalize your tablet screen, tap SKIP.
  13. From the Ready to go screen, tap GOT IT (lower-right).

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