Accounts (e.g., Gmail, email, etc.) should be set up after activating the device (see Related Topics).
If powered off, press and hold the Power button until the Samsung Galaxy Tab A screen appears then release.
From the 'Welcome' screen, select the appropriate language then tap Start (center of the screen).
Allow several seconds for activation to complete.
At the 'Tablet activation' screen, review the presented information and tap NEXT (lower-right).
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.
If presented with the 'Tablet Activation' screen, tap NEXT or tap ACTIVATE NOW (if available).
If prompted, enter the account PIN then follow the onscreen prompts (see Account PIN FAQs for additional info).
If activating a new device, ensure the old device is powered off and allow several minutes for the deactivation of the old phone to complete.
From the 'Set up Wi-Fi' screen, tap SKIP (lower-right).
From the 'Add your Account (Google)' screen, tap Skip > Skip.
From the 'Name' screen, enter your name then tap NEXT.
From the 'Protect your tablet' screen, select Not now then tap SKIP ANYWAY.
From the 'Google services' screen, select any of the following to turn on or off then tap I AGREE to continue.
Enabled when a check mark is present.
Help apps find location
Improve location accuracy
Send system data
From the 'Email setup' screen, tap SKIP (lower-right).
From the 'Personalize your tablet' screen, tap SKIP.
From the 'Ready to go' screen, tap GOT IT (lower-right).