Samsung Galaxy Tab E - setting it up


This guide shows you how to get a Samsung Galaxy Tab E set up and ready to be used as quickly and easily as possible.

Download the Samsung Galaxy Tab E user manual

If you're looking for the official user manual for the Samsung Galaxy Tab E, you can find it here.


1. Box contents


This is what you get in the box:

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab E
  • USB lead
  • Mains adaptor
  • User guide

2. Inserting a memory card


The Galaxy Tab E is ready to be turned on and set up, but you can make the memory a bit bigger if you've got a microSD card.

samsung tab memory card

Use your thumbnail to open the cover on the left-hand edge of the tablet.


Slide the memory card in with the contacts facing the back of the tablet. 


Press the card against a spring until it clicks into place.


Close the cover.

3. Completing the Galaxy Tab E Setup Wizard


These are the steps you need to do to get the Galaxy Tab E set up. It looks like a lot, but don't worry, we've explained everything.

Setting it up

samsung tab e setup 1

When you first turn the tablet on, you'll need to choose a language. Press Start to just use 'English (United Kingdom)' or tap it to pick a different one.


Connect to Wi-Fi so that the tablet will be online straight away. Tap your network name in the list.


Type in your wireless password and tap Connect.


When it's worked, the network name will be in blue and it'll say 'Connected' under it. Tap Next.

samsung tab e setup 2

The date and time should already be set, but you can tap any of them to change them. Press Next when it's right.


Read through the 'End user licence agreement' and then tick the box to confirm you agree. You don't have to give Samsung 'Error log data' though, so choose Yes or No, then tap Next.


If you've already got a Google account, tap Yes, otherwise choose No.


You'll need a Google account for downloading apps. Type in your email address and password, then tap the right arrow.

samsung tab e setup 3

Google uses some services that run in the background. Read about them and choose which ones you want to use, then press the right arrow.


Personalise your tablet by filling in your Name, then press the right arrow.


A Samsung account lets you use some other Samsung services. You can just use your Google account to sign in, or Skip if you're not bothered.


Give the tablet a name if you want, then press Finish.

That's all the steps done, so you'll go to the Home screen.

Touch buttons

Under the main screen there's a button in the middle, and a touch button on either side of it. Here's what they're for and what they do.

'Home' (circle): pressing this gets you back to the Home screen from any screen or app.

'Back' (triangle): takes you back one screen.

'Menu' (square): shows apps you've used before.

4. Connecting to the Internet


This is how to connect your Galaxy Tab E to different Wi-Fi networks so that you can stay online at home, and out and about.

Connecting to a Wi-Fi network

samsung tab e wifi

Swipe down from the top of the screen to see the 'notification panel'.


Press and hold on the Wi-Fi icon to go to the settings.


Make sure it's turned on, then tap the network name you're connecting to.


Type in the wireless password and tap Connect. If it's your home network, you'll find the password on the back of your router.

When it's done, you'll see 'Connected' under the network name.

5. Setting up your email accounts


You can have more than one email account on the Galaxy Tab E. This is how to set up a new one.

Adding an email

samsung tab e add account

Open the Settings and go to Accounts Add account


Choose Email, then type in the email address and password and tap Next.


Choose your 'Sync' options and then press Next to finish.


The account will set up automatically and you'll go back to the settings page, where you'll see it listed.

If it doesn't work, you might need to put some manual settings in. Have a look at our email server settings guide for help with it.

6. Setting up a lock screen


Protecting your tablet with a lock screen stops other people from using it without your permission. This is how to set one up.

samsung tab e lock screen

Go to SettingsLock screen and choose Screen lock.


Choose a type of lock. We recommend using 'PIN' or 'Password' because they're the safest.


Type in the PIN or Password you want to use, then tap Continue.


Type it in again to confirm it, then press OK.

You'll go back to the settings page and your new screen lock is set.

Hopefully, that's your tablet set up and ready to use. For any help using it (like sending emails and adding new users), we've written a Samsung Galaxy Tab E User Guide.

If you'd rather speak to a Team Knowhow Expert, you can do it here.

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