Samsung Galaxy Tab A (10.5) - 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 A screen appears then release.
    Power button
  2. Select the appropriate language then tap the right arrow icon.
    Select Language
  3. To continue, review the 'Terms and Conditions' screen then tap AGREE.
    Note In order to continue, you must accept (check) all items.
    Terms and conditions
  4. From the 'Tablet Activation' screen, tap NEXT.
    Note If prompted, enter the account PIN then follow the onscreen prompts (see Account PIN FAQs for additional info).
    Note If activating a new tablet on an existing phone number, ensure the old device is powered off.
    Tablet activation
  5. From the 'Set up Wi-Fi' screen, select a network then enter the password.
    Note If you choose 'SKIP', you can add a Wi-Fi network after setup is complete.
    Setup Wi-Fi
  6. Sign in to your existing Google™ account or create a new one.
    Note If you choose 'Skip', you can add a Google account after setup is complete.
    Google sign in
  7. From the 'Name' screen, add a preferred name for your tablet then tap NEXT (lower-right).
    Name your tablet
  8. From the 'Protect your phone' screen, select the preferred option then tap NEXT.
    Note If you choose 'No, thank you', you can set up screen lock or face recognition after setup is complete.
    Protect your tablet
  9. From the 'Google services' screen, select any of the following to turn on Switch on or off Switch off then tap I AGREE.
    Google services
  10. From the 'Email setup' screen, select an email account type then enter your sign-in info.
    Note If you choose 'SKIP', you can add a personal email account after setup is complete.
    Email setup
  11. From the 'Ready to go' screen, tap GOT IT (lower-right).
    Setup complete