How to Charge the Battery on Your Samsung Galaxy Tablet

By Dan Gookin

One of the first things it is recommended you do with your Samsung Galaxy tablet is give the battery a full charge. This is a simple procedure, but a vital one.

Obey these steps to charge up the battery on your Samsung Galaxy Tab:

  1. Assemble the wall adapter that came with the tablet.

  2. Attach one end of the USB cable to the tablet.

    The cable attaches to the tablet’s bottom edge; the hole cannot be mistaken and the connector plugs in only one way.

  3. Attach the other end of the USB cable to the wall adapter.

  4. Plug the wall adapter into the wall.

Upon success, you may see a large Battery icon on the Galaxy tablet touchscreen. The icon gives you an idea of the current battery-power level and lets you know that the tablet is functioning properly. Don’t be alarmed if the Battery icon fails to appear.

If the Welcome screen appears when you charge the tablet, you can proceed to the installation and setup.

  • Most tablets come partially charged from the factory. However, it is still recommended to give your tablet an initial charge just in case, as well as to familiarize yourself with the process.

  • The USB cable is used for charging the Galaxy tablet and for connecting it to a computer to share information or exchange files

  • The tablet’s battery charges also when connected to a computer’s USB port, providing that the computer is on. However, charging the tablet by plugging it into a wall socket is more effective.

  • Neither the Galaxy Note nor the Galaxy Tab tablets feature removable batteries.