Getting Started with the Samsung Galaxy Tab

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How to Add Widgets to the Samsung Galaxy Tab Home Screen

A widget works like a tiny, interactive or informative window, often providing a gateway into another app on the Samsung Galaxy Tab. Just as you can add your favorite apps to the Home screen, you can also [more…]

How to Put Shortcuts on the Samsung Galaxy Tab Home Screen

A shortcut is a doodad you can place on the Galaxy Tab Home screen that’s neither an app nor a widget. Instead, a shortcut is a handy way to get at a feature or an informational tidbit stored in the Samsung [more…]

How to Move and Remove Icons and Widgets from the Galaxy Tab Home Screen

Icons and widgets are fastened to the Samsung Galaxy Tab Home screen by something akin to the same glue they use on sticky notes. You can easily pick up an icon or a widget, move it around, and then restick [more…]

How to Lock Your Samsung Galaxy Tab

The Galaxy Tab features a basic lock screen: Simply slide the Unlock button outside of the locking ring, and the Tab is unlocked and ready to use. If you prefer to have a lock that’s not so easy to pick [more…]

How to Create a Lock Screen Pattern on Your Samsung Galaxy Tab

The Galaxy Tab gives you both hardware and software options to lock the device. The hardware lock opens with a simple slide of the Unlock button outside of the locking ring. If you prefer to have a lock [more…]

How to Set a PIN or a Password for Your Samsung Galaxy Tab

To lock and unlock the screen on your Galaxy Tab, slide the Unlock button outside of the locking ring, and the Tab is unlocked and ready to use. If you prefer to have a lock that’s not so easy to unlock [more…]

How to Set Sound Options on Your Samsung Galaxy Tab

The Sound screen is where you control which sound the Galaxy Tab plays as a ringtone, but it’s also where you can set volume and vibration options. To display the Sound screen, choose Sound from the list [more…]

How to Change Visual Settings on Your Samsung Galaxy Tab

There are two visual settings that get used more than the others on the Samsung Galaxy Tab: Screen Brightness and Screen Timeout. The Screen Timeout setting is the setting that the Galaxy Tab uses to put [more…]

Getting Your Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK Out of the Box

To download books (or anything else) or to browse the web with a Tab 4 NOOK, you need access to a Wi-Fi system with an active connection to the Internet. [more…]

How to Sign Up for a NOOK Account

You did buy the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK because of its integration of the NOOK Shop, right? You’re going to want to create a Barnes & Noble account.

If you already have an account, your tablet can retrieve [more…]

How to Charge the Tab 4 NOOK Battery

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK comes with a built-in (and non-removable) rechargeable battery. The battery probably still has some power in it from testing at the factory, but [more…]

What Your Tab 4 NOOK Looks Like

Take your Tab 4 NOOK and place it on a desk or table in front of you. See the figure for a guided tour of the front of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK. All of the following descriptions are based on looking [more…]

How to Turn On/Off Your Tab 4 NOOK

The high-tech battery in your Tab 4 NOOK can hold its charge for several weeks when it’s young and fresh and the tablet is off. Once you turn it on, the battery should provide power for somewhere between [more…]

Airplane Mode on Your Tab 4 NOOK

Your nifty Tab 4 NOOK has a setting called Airplane Mode. It disables Wi-Fi and Bluetooth radios but lets you read eBooks and play videos and music.

Little by little, the airlines and government agencies [more…]

How to Install a microSDHC Card in Your Tab 4 NOOK

The kind designers at Samsung have made sure you don’t need a post-graduate degree in engineering to install a memory card in the Tab 4 NOOK. You can get to the card slot without removing the back cover [more…]

Mounting and Unmounting a microSDHC Card from the Tab 4 NOOK

It's important to mount and unmount your microSDHC card, but sometimes that doesn't happen. Here’s how to manually mount a memory card that was removed improperly or that somehow isn’t automatically mounted [more…]

How to Format Your Tab 4 NOOK's microSDHC Card

When you buy a new microSDHC, it will likely come formatted (a process that electronically indexes its memory so that the computer inside your tablet knows where to store or retrieve information). In that [more…]

Gestures and Your Tab 4 NOOK's Touchscreen

You have several (officially labeled) ways to communicate with your Tab 4 NOOK's touchscreen, with slight variations depending on the particular app or control panel in use: [more…]

The Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK's Home Screen

The Home screen is the first thing you’ll see after you turn on your tablet, and it’s where you’ll go when you close an app. It holds folders full of apps, is where one or more web browsers lives, and [more…]

The Bottom of the Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK's Home Screen

Look down at the very bottom of the Home screen: If you see a very small symbol of a home, then you have arrived at the official Home screen. If instead you see a horizontal bar, you’re on a secondary [more…]

The Google Search Bar on Your Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK

The official search engine of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK is Google, but you can use a different search engine if you prefer. Remember that Google Search only works if your tablet has an active Wi-Fi [more…]

The Notification Bar and Panel on Your Tab 4 NOOK

At the tiptop leftmost part of the Home screen on your Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK, you’ll see notification icons. Have any new emails come in recently? Taken any screenshots? Has the system updated any apps for [more…]

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK's Status Bar

As if owning a Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK weren’t status enough, in the status bar you can see how well connected your tablet is, how full of energy it is, check its watch, and more. [more…]

Multi Windows on Your Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK

How smart is the tiny processor inside your Tab 4 NOOK? It’s so smart it can walk and chew gum at the same time. Or display a map of the fabulous island of Malta [more…]

Tips for Using Your Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK's Keyboard

The following figure shows the Samsung keyboard, which is more of a traditional, typewriter-like keyboard. Keep these tips in mind when using the keyboard in your Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK: [more…]

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