Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 - 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:


  1. If powered off, press and hold the Power button until the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 screen appears then release.
    Power button
  2. Select the appropriate language then tap the right arrow icon.
    Select the language then tap the arrow.
  3. To continue, review the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy then tap Next.
    Review terms then tap Next.
  4. From the 'Tablet Activation' screen, tap Next.
    Caution If prompted, enter the account PIN then follow the onscreen prompts (see Account PIN FAQs for additional info).
    Caution If activating a new tablet, ensure the old tablet is powered off.
    Tap Next
  5. From the 'Bring your old data for quicker setup' screen, select the preferred option then tap Next.
    Select an option then tap Next
  6. From the 'Set up Wi-Fi' screen, select a network then enter the password.
    Caution If you choose to 'Skip', you can add Wi-Fi networks after setup is complete.
    Select a Wi-Fi network
  7. Sign in to your existing Google™ account or create a new one.
    Caution If you choose 'Skip', you can add your Google account after setup is complete.
    Sign in to your Gmail account
  8. From the 'Google services' screen, select any of the following to turn on Switch on or off Switch off then tap Accept to continue.
    Review Google
  9. From the 'Protect your phone' screen, tap the preferred option.
    Caution If you choose 'Not now', you can add a screen lock or set up face or Iris™ recognition after setup is complete.
    Select a Lock screen option
  10. From the 'Email setup' screen, select an email account type then enter your sign-in info.
    Caution If you choose 'Skip', you can add an email account after setup is complete.
    Enter a personal email
  11. From the 'Sign in to your Samsung account' screen, sign in to your existing account or create a new Samsung account.
    Caution If you choose 'Skip', you can add a Samsung account after setup is complete.
    sign in to your Samsung account
  12. From the 'Setup Wizard is complete' screen tap Done.
    Tap Done.