First of all, let’s make sure you have everything you need. Inside the box* you should find:
We’ll guide you through startup and tell you a bit about your tablet’s features.
Note: software updates happen frequently, so your tablet may look a little different.
Plug the end of the USB cable into the USB Charger/Accessory Port.
Then, plug the USB power adaptor into an electric socket.
After fully charging, disconnect the device from the charger. First unplug the charger from the device, and then unplug it from the electric socket.
To turn the tablet on, press and hold the power button on the right side for a few seconds.
Now, it’s time to turn your Galaxy Tab S4 on and move on to the Setup Wizard!
Turn on your tablet.
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Push the power button to turn it on, holding it in for a few seconds. The tablet will turn on, displaying the setup wizard. Just follow the screen prompts to get started.
If you use Gmail™, you already have a Google™ account – if not, you can create an account during setup. Signing in to your Google account lets you access, sync and back up your stuff. See your Google apps, contacts, calendar, photos and more.
Accounts: to add, edit or delete accounts, open the Settings app and select Accounts and Back Up > Accounts. For help with your Google account, visit www.google.com/accounts.
The Home screen is what you see when you turn on your tablet. From here you can explore apps and more.
Note: software updates happen frequently, so your screen may look a little different.
These tips and tricks can help you get familiar with the basic features that you’re likely to use on your Android device.
Note: Android isn’t the same on all devices. These instructions are for devices running Android 7.1.2 and up.
Your Home screens are what you see when you don’t have an app open.
At the bottom of your tablet, you’ll see 3 navigation options and buttons:
In the center of your Home screens, you’ll find Google Search. Search lets you search your tablet or the Internet.
To type search terms, tap the Google icon.
To speak search terms, or to take an action by voice, say “Ok Google” or tap the Microphone .
Return: to return to the Home screen from any location, tap virtual Home button .
Pages: to add a page, drag an app to the right side of the screen until you see a white bar. You can add multiple pages. To see other pages of shortcuts and widgets (if available), swipe the Home screen left.
Settings: to quickly open common settings, swipe the status bar down with two fingers. To open more settings, tap .
Shortcuts: swipe up , touch and hold an app, then drag it to one of your Home screen pages.
Apps: to remove an app from a Home screen page, touch and hold the app, then tap Remove. (The app isn’t removed from your tablet, just the Home screen.)
To uninstall apps from your Home screen, touch and hold the app, then tap Uninstall. (You can’t uninstall some apps.)
Notifications alert you to things like new messages, calendar events, and alarms.
Some notifications show individually. Other notifications from a single app get bundled together.
Status bar icons
At the top of your screen, you’ll see your status bar.
The icons on the left show you when you have new notifications.
The icons on the right show you the status of things like your Wi-Fi connection and battery level.
For quick access to notifications, settings, and more, simply open the Notification panel by dragging the status bar down.
To read your notifications, swipe down from the top of your screen.
The Notification panel also provides quick access to device functions using Quick settings.
Get started with the Google Assistant on your tablet.
You can find info and get things done with the help of the Google Assistant. Ask it questions and tell it to do things.
Talk or type to the Google Assistant
On your tablet, tap the microphone symbol in the Google search bar or say “Ok Google” or “Hey Google”.
Ask a question or say a command.
What you can ask the Google Assistant on your tablet
You can ask your Assistant for information and for help with everyday tasks.
Start a conversation
On your tablet, touch & hold the Home button or say “Ok Google” or “Hey Google”.
Examples of what you can ask
To get ideas, ask “What can you do?” Your Assistant can help you:
Get local info
Plan your day
See photos & media
Control your smart home
Get around your tablet
Entertainment: Tell me a joke. Tell me something interesting.
Control your settings
Quickly change common settings
Get to settings you use often — like brightness, airplane mode, and battery — from anywhere on your device with Quick Settings.
Open Quick Settings
To see your short Quick Settings bar, swipe down once from the top of an unlocked screen.
To see your full Quick Settings panel:
Adjust settings or see status details
To turn a setting on or off, or to see its status:
Manage screen & display settings
You can change your screen’s brightness, font size, display size, rotation settings, and more.
Change display settings
Use screen brightness settings
Use display settings
Visibility settings / Screen zoom and font
Add or remove an account
You can add accounts to your Android phone or tablet. When you add an account, information associated with that account automatically syncs with your device. To get apps from the Google Play Store, you’ll need an account on your device.
If you’re using a device with multiple users, make sure to sign in as the right user before changing account information.
Note: Android isn’t the same on all devices. These instructions are for devices running Android 7.0 and up.
Add an account to your device
Remove an account from your device
When you remove an account from your device, everything associated with that account is also deleted from your device. This includes email, contacts, and settings.
Connect via Bluetooth
To connect to a Bluetooth device, first turn on your phone or tablet’s Bluetooth. Then, the first time you use a new Bluetooth device, pair it with your phone or tablet. After pairing, devices can connect with each other automatically.
Important: On a tablet that multiple people use, each person can change the overall Bluetooth settings.
Note: Android isn’t the same on all devices. These instructions are for devices running Android 5.0 and up.
Turn Bluetooth on or off
At the top of your screen, a Bluetooth icon shows when Bluetooth is on.
Tip: To save battery, turn off Bluetooth when you’re not using it. Bluetooth is off in Airplane mode.
Pair & connect a Bluetooth device
Before you can connect to a Bluetooth device, you must pair your phone or tablet with it. After you pair your devices, they stay paired until you unpair them.
While Bluetooth settings is open, nearby devices can see phones and tablets running Android 5.0 and up.
Pair a Bluetooth device
Tip: If you need a passcode and don’t have it, try 0000 or 1234 (the most common passcodes).
Connect to a Bluetooth device
After pairing with a Bluetooth device, you can connect to it manually. For example, you can connect manually when you want to switch devices or reconnect after a device comes back in range.
When your phone or tablet and the Bluetooth device are connected, the device shows as connected in the list
You can remove data from your Galaxy Tab S4 by resetting it to factory settings.
Important: By performing a factory data reset, all data will be erased from the device. While any data stored in your Google Account will be restored, all apps and their associated data will be uninstalled. Make sure you back up your data before you do a factory data reset.
Before you start
Backup your data
Make sure that your photos, files, and other data on your device are backed up before you reset your device.
Plug your device into a power source
Erasing your data may take some time, so make sure that you plug your device into a power source before you start.
Reset your device