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Samsung Galaxy Tab: How to Set Up a Google Account

Initial setup of the Galaxy Tab works best when you already have a Google, or Gmail, account on the Internet. If you need to create a Google account, follow these directions to complete the setup process.

To get the most from your Galaxy Tab, you must have a Google account. If you don’t already have one, drop everything and follow these steps to obtain one:

  1. Open your computer’s web browser program.

    Yes, it works best if you use your computer, not the Tab, to complete these steps.

  2. Visit the main Google page.

  3. Click the Sign In link.

    Another page opens, and on it you can log in to your Google account, but you don’t have a Google account, so:

  4. Click the link to create a new account.

    The link is typically found beneath the text boxes where you would log in to your Google account. The link is titled Sign Up for a New Google Account.

  5. Continue heeding the directions until you’ve created your own Google account.

Eventually, your account is set up and configured.

To try things out, log off from Google and then log back in. That way, you ensure that you’ve done everything properly — and remembered your password. (Your web browser may even prompt you to let it remember the password for you.)

It is also a good idea to create a bookmark for your account’s Google page on your computer: The Ctrl+D or cmd+D keyboard shortcut is used to create a bookmark in just about any web browser.

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