1 Get Started
2 Welcome! Thanks for choosing Sprint. This booklet helps you get started with your Samsung Galaxy Tab 4. ReadyNow For more help in getting up and running with your new tablet, take advantage of exclusive Ready Now resources at sprint.com/readynow. You can even schedule a one-on-one appointment at a Sprint Store near you. For ongoing support and resources, visit sprint.com/support. There, you ll find guides, tutorials, and more to help you get the most out of your tablet. Note: Available applications and services are subject to change at any time.
3 Using This Guide This Get Started guide is designed to help you set up and use your new Samsung Galaxy Tab 4. It s divided into four sections to help you find the information you need quickly and easily. Get Ready Page 5 Find out what you need to do before you use your tablet the first time, including activating Sprint service on your device. Use Your Tablet Page 13 Take advantage of your tablet s features and Sprint services, from the basics (going online) to the more advanced (using Google Play, Wi-Fi, and more). Android Basics Learn some basics about how to move around on your tablet, use the home screen, and enter text. If you re familiar with Android devices, you can probably skip these pages (although a refresher course never hurt anyone). Page 8 Tools & Resources Page 25 Find useful tips for your tablet and discover resources and other helpful Sprint information. For additional information including the full User Guide, videos, tutorials, and community forums, visit sprint.com/support.
4 Your Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Front Camera Power/Lock Key 3.5mm Headset Jack Camera Volume Key Display Infrared Blaster SIM Card slot Memory Card Slot Speaker Recent Apps Key Home Button Back Key USB Charger/Accessory Port 4
5 Get Your Tablet Ready Before you start: Visit sprint.com/readynow to learn about transferring contacts, calendars, and more from your old device. Charge the Battery 1. Insert the USB cable into the charging head. 2. Insert the small end of the USB cable into the charger/accessory jack at the bottom of the tablet. 3. Plug the charging head into an electrical outlet. Turn the Tablet On Press and hold the Power/Lock Key. Unlock the Screen Swipe the screen with your finger to unlock it. Turn the Screen On and Off To quickly turn the display screen off, press the Power/Lock Key on the top right side of the tablet. To turn the screen on and display the unlock screen, press the Power/Lock Key. Turn the Tablet Off Press and hold the Power/Lock Key and then tap Power off > OK to turn the tablet off. visit sprint.com/readynow for more information to get your tablet up and running 5
6 Activate Your Tablet Activate Your Tablet If you purchased your tablet at a Sprint Store, it is probably activated and ready to use. If you received your tablet in the mail, and it is a new Sprint account, your tablet is designed to activate automatically when you first turn it on. You will see a Sprint Connections Optimizer notice. Tap I agree to allow your tablet to connect to a data network. To confirm your activation, launch the Web browser. If you received your tablet in the mail and it is going to be activated on an existing number (you re swapping devices), go to sprint.com/activate and follow the instructions. When you have finished, launch the Web browser to confirm your activation. If your tablet is still not activated, visit sprint.com/support for assistance. If you do not have access to the Internet, call Sprint Customer Service at from another phone. 6
7 Set Up Your Tablet When you first turn on your device, follow the prompts to set up your Google Account and preferences.* Complete the Setup Screens 1. When you turn on your tablet, you ll see the Welcome screen. Choose a language, and then tap Start to begin. 2. You ll see a Wi-Fi setup screen. Follow the prompts to set your Wi-Fi options. 3. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete each section. Tap Skip or Next to continue. EULA & Diagnostic Data - Read and accept the terms and conditions to proceed. Got Google? - Create or sign in to a Google Account. Select additional Google preferences, including Google Location options, as prompted. This tablet belongs to - Enter your name to personalize your experience. Samsung account - Create or sign in to your Samsung user account. Dropbox - Create or sign in to your Dropbox cloud storage account. 4. Enter a name for your device and then tap Finish. * You do not need to sign up for a Google Account to use your tablet; however, to download content from the Google Play Store app, you must link your tablet to a Google Account. Sprint Connections Optimizer During or following the initial setup, you may see a Sprint Connections Optimizer notice. Read the notice and tap I Agree to allow your tablet to connect automatically to the best available data network, including Wi-Fi. Note: You can turn off Sprint Connections Optimizer at any time. Press and then tap Apps > Settings > Connections > More networks > Mobile networks > Connections optimizer. visit sprint.com/readynow for more information to get your tablet up and running 7
8 Android Basics: Your Home Screen Viewing Your Home Screen Your tablet s Home screen extends horizontally up to seven full screens. This gives you room to customize your tablet and put the things you need front and center, just a swipe away. To display the main Home screen, press from any screen. To view extended screens, swipe the screen left or right. To display thumbnails of all available screens, pinch any home screen. Tap a thumbnail to display any screen. Status Bar The status bar at the bottom of the Home screen lets you quickly see both your tablet status (connections, signal strength, battery, location) and any current notifications. Notification area Status area 8
9 Your Home Screen Notifications Panel You can expand the notification area to provide more detailed information about the current onscreen notification icons. 1. Drag down from the top of the screen to open the Notifications panel. 2. Tap a notification entry to open the associated application. Add Items to Your Home Screen 1. Touch and hold an empty area on a home screen. 2. Tap an option under Add to home screen. Apps and widgets to add an app shortcut or a widget to the home screen. From the next screen, tap the Apps tab and then touch and hold an app icon and drag it to the home screen to add a shortcut. Tap the Widgets tab and drag a widget to the home screen to add a widget. Folder to add a folder to the home screen. Enter a folder name and tap OK to add the folder. Page (if available) to add a new home screen. Your tablet can support up to seven home screens. visit sprint.com/support for guides, tutorials and more 9
10 Your Home Screen Open Apps If an app is on one of your Home screens, just tap it to open it. If an app is not available from your Home screen, press and then tap to display the apps list. Tap an app icon from the list to open the application. You may have to scroll right or left to find the app you re looking for. Open Apps with Multi Window Multi Window allows you to use two apps on the same screen in separate, resizable windows. 1. Drag the Notifications panel down and touch Multi window to enable the feature. 2. Touch and hold. 3. Touch and hold an app and drag it to the Home screen, and then touch and hold another app and drag it on top of the first one. 10
11 Buttons and Keys Buttons and Keys The bottom front of your tablet contains a Home button and two static keys that let you perform basic functions. Home Button ( ) Press to return to the main Home screen. Back Key ( ) Tap to return to the previous screen view. Press and hold to access the multi window tray from any screen. Recent Apps Key ( ) Tap to open recently-used apps. Entering Text Your QWERTY Keyboard Your Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 comes loaded with the Samsung QWERTY keyboard. When you select a field that requires text or numbers, the onscreen keyboard will appear. (If you don t see the keyboard when, for instance, you re entering contact information, just tap the field you re working on to bring it up.) The tablet s onscreen keyboard can be used in either portrait or landscape mode. Note: To switch between text entry methods while a keyboard is displayed, drag the notifications bar down from the top of the screen, touch Select input method, and then select a text entry method. Recent Apps Key Home Button Back Key visit sprint.com/support for guides, tutorials and more 11
12 Entering Text Typing with Samsung Keyboard Entering text using the traditional Samsung QWERTY keyboard is easy: just tap the letters to type the words. 1. From a screen where you can enter text, tap the input field to reveal the onscreen keyboard. 2. If needed, select a text mode option: ABC to enter alphabetic characters or Sym to enter symbols or punctuation. 3. Tap the corresponding onscreen keys to begin typing. If you make a mistake, tap to erase. Using Google Voice to Enter Text Use your voice to enter text instead of typing. 1. From any screen where you can enter text, touch the input field to reveal the keyboard. 2. Touch and speak clearly. 12
13 Use Your Tablet: Contacts Your tablet s Contacts application lets you access and manage contacts from a variety of sources, including Google and Corporate accounts, contacts synced from your computer, and old-fashioned contacts entered by hand. Add a New Entry to Contacts 1. Press and then tap > Contacts > Contacts. 2. Tap. 3. Select an account for the contact, such as Samsung account, Google, or Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync. Select Device to save the contact to your tablet only. 4. Tap any field and use the onscreen keyboard to enter the name, phone number, and other contact details. 5. Add more data fields or a picture if desired, and tap Save. Edit a Contact Entry 1. Press and then tap > Contacts > Contacts > [contact you d like to edit]. 2. Tap. 3. Tap any field and use the onscreen keyboard to edit the information. You can also add new fields or remove existing ones. 4. Tap Save to save your updates. Note: To add a phone number, address, or other field to an existing contact, tap Add another field at the bottom of the entry and select a data type. visit sprint.com/support for guides, tutorials and more 13
14 Your tablet s applications let you access and manage multiple accounts simultaneously in one convenient location. Although there is a separate Gmail application, the main application can manage both Internet-based services (Gmail and Yahoo ) and Corporate Work (Outlook ). The tablet can also be manually configured to connect to other systems. Set Up a Gmail Account 1. Press and then tap > Gmail. 2. Follow the instructions to set up or sign in to a Gmail account. Note: Although you need a Gmail account to use certain features such as Google Play, you do not have to use Gmail as the default account for your tablet. Set Up a POP3/IMAP Account 1. Press and then tap > If another account is already set up, tap > Settings > Add account. 3. Enter the address and Password for the account. 4. Tap and follow the onscreen instructions. 14
15 Set Up a Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync Account 1. Press and then tap > If another account is already set up, tap > Settings > Add account. 3. Enter your address and Password information and then tap Manual setup. Contact your Exchange Server administrator for required sign-in information. 4. Tap Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync. 5. Enter a Domain\username, Password, and Exchange server information, and then tap. 6. Follow the prompts to set additional options and permissions. Tap to continue. 7. Identify your new account with a unique name and provide the outgoing name text then tap Done. Access Messages 1. Press and then tap > . Tap the Account selection button on the top left of the screen to change the account. 2. From the inbox, tap the message you want to view. Send an Message 1. Press and then tap > . Tap the Account selection button on the top left of the screen to change the account. 2. Tap. 3. Enter an address in the To field. 4. Enter a subject and a message. To add attachments, tap and select an attachment. 5. Tap. visit sprint.com/support for guides, tutorials and more 15
16 Camera & Video Take a Picture 1. Press and then tap > Camera. 2. Using your display as a viewfinder, aim the camera lens at your subject, and tap. View Pictures 1. Press and then tap > Gallery to view the Camera folders. 2. Tap a picture and then tap to explore other options. Record a Video 1. Press and then tap > Camera. 2. Tap to switch to Camcorder mode. 3. Using the tablet s display screen as a viewfinder, aim the lens at your subject, and then tap to begin recording. 4. Tap to stop recording. 16 View Videos 1. Press and then tap > Gallery to view the Camera folders. 2. Tap a video icon to view the video. Share Pictures and Videos 1. Press and then tap > Gallery to view the Camera folders. 2. Touch and hold a picture or video to send. 3. Tap and select any of several methods such as Add to Dropbox, Bluetooth, Drive, , Gmail, Google+, Photos, Picasa, Wi-Fi Direct, Hangout, Memo, YouTube and more. 4. Follow the onscreen instructions to send your picture or video clip.
17 Web Go Online 1. Press and then tap > Internet. 2. From the opening page, tap the address bar and enter a website address. Tap a link to open it. For more options, tap from any page. Options may include New tab, New incognito tab, Add shortcut to home, Save page, Share via, Find on page, Sync open pages, Desktop view, and Print. To scroll, slide your finger up or down the page. To zoom in or out, pinch the screen. Downloading Apps From the Web You can download Apps while browsing the Web, but you must first set permissions in settings to allow applications from unknown sources. Applications downloaded from the Google Play Store (see page 20) do not require additional permissions. 1. Press and then tap > Settings > General > Security. 2. Tap the Unknown sources check box. 3. When the Attention dialog box opens, read the disclaimer and tap OK. Note: Additional browser options, such as Google Chrome, may also be available on your tablet. visit sprint.com/support for guides, tutorials and more 17
18 Wi-Fi Connect to a Wi-Fi Network When you re in range of an available Wi-Fi network you can use your tablet s Wi-Fi feature to access the Internet and other data services. Note: You may already have signed in to Wi-Fi during the tablet s setup process. 1. Press and then tap > Settings > Connections. 2. Tap the icon next to Wi-Fi and slide to the ON position to turn Wi-Fi on. 3. Tap Wi-Fi and then tap Scan to display a list of available networks. 4. Tap a Wi-Fi network to connect. If necessary, enter the security key (password) and tap Connect. When you re connected to a Wi-Fi network, you ll see the Wi-Fi icon ( ) in the status bar. Note: To quickly toggle Wi-Fi on or off, flick the Notifications panel down from any screen and tap Wi-Fi. You can also toggle Bluetooth, Location, Screen rotation, and more from the panel menu. 18
19 Mobile Hotspot Connect up to eight Wi-Fi-capable devices to the Internet using your Galaxy Tab 4 as a mobile hotspot. Set Up and Activate Your Mobile Hotspot Note: Add-on to service plan required to access hotspot functionality. Other users can access your mobile hotspot only if they enter the correct password. Broadcast channel Select a channel that minimizes potential interference. You may need to try different channels. Note: Risks can be associated with connecting to the public Internet. Your tablet allows you to create a mobile hotspot. It is recommended that you use a password or other possible steps to protect against unauthorized access. 1. Press and then tap > Settings > Connections > Hotspot and touch the ON/ OFF switch to enable the mobile hotspot. 2. Touch Hotspot and enter your settings. Network SSID Enter a unique name for your hotspot. Security Select the type of security you want, and then enter a unique password. visit sprint.com/support for guides, tutorials and more 3. Touch Save to save your settings. Connect a Device to the Mobile Hotspot 1. Enable Wi-Fi on your device (for example, a laptop computer). 2. Select the Network SSID for your mobile hotspot and enter the password if prompted. 3. When Connected appears on your device, launch your Web browser to confirm you have an Internet connection. 19
20 Google Play and Google Mobile Services Google Play is the place to go to find new apps, games, movies, and more. Use Google Play for Downloads 1. Press and then tap > Play Store. 2. The first time you visit the Google Play Store app, tap Accept to accept the Terms of Service. 3. Browse through featured apps and games, or tap to start a search. 4. Tap an item to read a description and reviews. 5. Tap INSTALL (for free apps) or the price (for paid applications) and follow the onscreen prompts. Note: You must have a Google Account set up on your tablet to purchase and download applications from Google Play. 20 Google Mobile Services Your Galaxy Tab 4 provides easy access to a variety of Google services. Gmail The Google mail service. Your Gmail account lets you access many Google-related services as well as the Google Play. Google+ Hangouts Google s versatile IM app. Press and then tap > Hangouts to begin using the service. Google Maps The Google location app. Press and then tap > Maps to begin using the service. YouTube View and share videos. Press and then tap > YouTube to browse through and view available videos. Sign in with your Google Account to upload your own videos.
21 Bluetooth Pair and Connect With a Bluetooth - Capable Device 1. Verify your Bluetooth is active. (Press and tap > Settings > Connections > Bluetooth and then tap the ON/OFF slider to ON.) 2. From the Bluetooth settings page, tap the check box next to your tablet s name to make it discoverable by other devices. Your tablet must be visible to successfully pair with an external device. 3. Tap Scan. (Your tablet will display a list of discovered in-range Bluetooth devices.) 4. Tap a device from the list to initiate pairing. 5. Enter the passkey or PIN code, or verify the shared key, and tap OK. 6. The external device will then have to also accept the connection and enter your tablet s PIN code. 7. Once you re paired with a device, your connection should launch. The Bluetooth icon shows your current connection status. Share Contacts, Files, or Pictures Using Bluetooth 1. Open the application containing the file you want to share (for example, press and then tap > Contacts ). 2. Locate the file or entry you want to share. You can send pictures, videos, Calendar events, Contacts (as vcards), music tracks, and voice recordings. Not all devices will be able to receive all file types. 3. Depending on the application, tap > Bluetooth or press and hold the file and select Share via (or Send) > Bluetooth. 4. Tap the name of the device to which you re sending the file. (If prompted, tap OK to turn Bluetooth on.) visit sprint.com/support for guides, tutorials and more 21
22 Music Adding Music to Your Music Folder Before you can listen to music with the Music application on your tablet, you will need to load songs into your Music folder. 1. Use the supplied USB cable to connect your tablet to an available USB port on your computer. 2. When you see the USB icon in the Notifications status, flick open the Notifications panel and make sure Connected as a media device is the selected mode. 3. On your computer, locate your tablet s internal storage, and open or create the Music folder. 4. Copy music files from your computer to the music folder. 5. When you are done, follow your computer s procedures to safely remove the drive, and then disconnect the tablet from the USB cable. Listening to Music 1. Press and then tap > Music. 2. Tap Playlists, Tracks, Albums, Artists, or Folders. 3. Tap a song to begin playing. Use the controls at the bottom or the side to play, pause, or skip songs. Note: Your tablet includes additional music playing options, including Google Play Music (Play Music) and Sprint Music Plus (see page 24). 22
23 Social Networking: Facebook, Twitter & More You can set up and access all your favorite social media apps on the go. Set Up Social Networking Accounts Before using your social networking accounts, you may need to download social media apps from the Google Play Store. 1. Press and then tap > Play Store. 2. Browse or search for the app you want to download, for example Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. 3. Tap the app and then tap INSTALL. Follow the prompts to download and install the app. Use Social Media Apps 1. Press and then tap > Facebook (or Twitter, Instagram, etc.). 2. Follow the onscreen instructions to sign into your account, for example, by entering a user name and password. 3. Update your status, post pictures, follow your favorite tweets, and more, all on your Galaxy Tab 4. Note: Tap to access settings for the app, depending on the account type. Tip: You can add Home screen widgets for many social networking apps. Touch and hold an empty space on a home screen, tap Apps and widgets, tap Widgets, and then drag the widget to the empty space. visit sprint.com/support for guides, tutorials and more 23
24 Sprint Applications Access additional exclusive Sprint features right from your tablet. Sprint Music Plus In addition to the Music application (see page 22), your tablet offers Sprint Music Plus, an all-in-one music store and player for full songs, ringtones, and ringback tones. Get Sprint Music Plus 1. Press and then tap the Application Tab > Sprint Zone > My Account > Manage My Account. 2. Select Go to the m.sprint.com homepage > Featured Apps then search for Sprint Music Plus. 3. Tap Sprint Music Plus and follow the prompts to download and install the app. Use Sprint Music Plus Press and then tap > Sprint Music Plus. Tap to access all your music, including items you have purchased or loaded onto your tablet s microsd card. Tap Music below Store to access the music store. For more information, tap > Settings > About or Help. 24
25 Tools & Resources: Settings Explore ways to customize your tablet, set permissions, update your tablet, and more in the Settings menu. Accessing Settings 1. Press and then tap > Settings. 2. Select the settings you want to change. The settings options are organized into categories by tabs: Connections, Device, Controls, and General. To find what you re looking for, select a category tab and scroll through the list. You can also tap and enter a search term. For more Settings options, tap. For detailed information about settings, please see the User Guide at sprint.com/support. visit sprint.com/support for guides, tutorials and more 25
26 Battery-Saving Tips Manage the Display Brightness and Screen Timeout Press and then tap > Settings > Device > Display > Brightness to modify the backlight setting as desired. To turn off the screen, press the Power/Lock key. The tablet will continue to function. Turn on Power saving mode. Press and then tap > Settings > General > Power saving mode, slide the option to ON, and select additional power saving options. Manage Your Tablet s Wireless Functions Disable the Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Location functions of the tablet when you re not using them. Use the toggle options in the Notifications panel to turn these off when not in use. Flick the Notifications panel down and tap Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or Location to toggle these options on or off. For more useful tips about battery care and safety, see the User Guide at sprint.com/support. 26
27 Manage Your Account Online: Make a payment, see your bills, enroll in online billing. Check data usage and account balance. See or modify the details of your Sprint service plan. Get detailed instructions and download content. On any Phone Sprint Customer Service: Dial Business Customer Service: Dial Survey We are interested in your initial impressions of this new Sprint tablet. Within two weeks of your tablet purchase, please go to the website to complete a brief survey. Your feedback will help us provide the wireless features and services you want most. Thank you for choosing Sprint. visit sprint.com/support for guides, tutorials and more 27
28 Resources Resources For Your Tablet This Get Started Guide to get you up and running. Ready Now Visit sprint.com/readynow for additional help to get started on your new tablet. You ll find more information on basic setup, activation, maximizing your tablet s performance, and personalization. Plus, you can even schedule a personalized one-on-one Ready Now appointment at a Sprint Store near you. Online Support For ongoing help over the life of your tablet, visit sprint.com/support to find videos, tutorials, troubleshooting tips, and the complete User Guide for your Samsung Galaxy Tab 4. Community Visit community.sprint.com to join the discussion about all things Sprint. Here people help each other make the most of their wireless services with tips, forums, blogs, and the latest news. 28
29 Sustainability At Sprint, environmental responsibility is more than talk. We re continuously working to reduce our carbon footprint and decrease our use of natural resources. So where is my User Guide? We took the full printed User Guide out of the box and put it, along with expanded support resources, online for you. Less paper, more and better information. Just visit sprint.com/support from any computer to access your complete User Guide and the rest of our support materials. What else has Sprint been doing? Plenty. To find out just what we ve been up to, use your tablet to scan the QR Code below or visit sprint.com/green for more information. To scan the code, download and install a QR Code reader from the Google Play Store app, launch the reader, and aim your tablet s camera at the image. This guide is printed with soy inks and contains up to 30% post consumer paper. visit sprint.com/support for guides, tutorials and more 29