Tab Active 5
  • 10 May 2024
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Initial setup

SPEDION recommendation

Please note that this procedure is a recommendation from SPEDION GmbH. The procedure is the basis for a flawless function of the SPEDION App. Avoid deviating from the recommended procedure.

Important note on internet use

Surfing the Internet, using Internet services such as social networking, instant messaging and YouTube; online widgets, Samsung apps, downloading data and applications via your mobile phone's data connection may incur costs due to the amount of data generated.

Please contact your network operator/contract partner in advance to find out about the data charges corresponding to your tariff.

Please note that when using all functions, this tablet may be a device with a permanent Internet connection or, depending on the configuration, the connection may be established automatically.

1. Unpack the Android device

If the Samsung Galaxy Tab Active5 is in its original packaging, start by unpacking and preparing the hardware.

Follow the manufacturer's recommendations

The procedure described here represents a minimum requirement. Always observe the documents supplied by the manufacturer.

SIM card

Do not insert a memory card into the SIM card slot. Use only nano SIM cards!

  1. Open the original packaging.
  2. Remove the Android end device and the battery.
  3. Optional: Insert a nano SIM card into the SIM card slot.
  4. Open the cover on the back of the Android end device.
  5. Insert the battery into the Android end device.
  6. Close the cover on the back of the Android end device.
  7. Check that the cover on the back of the Android end device is firmly closed.


2. Set up Android device

Battery charge level

Make sure that the device is charged before you start setting it up.

WiFi network

You need a WiFi connection to set up the Android device.

Select system language

  1. Switch on the Android end device. To do this, press and hold the centre button on the right-hand side of the Android end device until the device vibrates.

  2. Tap on the blue button.

  3. Select your system language.

  4. Select Next.

Agree to terms and conditions

  1. Select the option I agree to all. (optional).
  2. Make sure that all points are selected.
  3. Select Agree.

Manual setup


As part of the initial setup, basic settings are made for the Android device.

Set up WiFi network

  1. Select a WiFi network.
  2. Log in with the access data. The Android device connects to the WiFi network.
  3. Select Connect.

Skip the transfer of your old data

  1. Select the option Don't copy.

Skip Google account sign-in

  1. Select Skip.
  2. Confirm the selection with Skip.
  3. You will be asked again to skip the account setup, confirm again with Skip.
Procedure if "Skip" is not displayed at the bottom left

If you do not see Skip at the bottom left, you will need to add a Google account to continue. We recommend creating a Google account for setting up end devices. You can use this account again and again to set up other end devices.
The Google account will be removed again in a later step of these instructions (Step: Accounts and backup).
Proceed as follows:
a) Enter the details of a Google account and click Next. Follow the further instructions.
b) Alternatively: If you have not yet created a Google account, click on Create account on the left.

Activate Google services

  1. Make sure that all Google services are activated.
  2. Confirm the selection with Accept.

Select search engine

  1. Select Google.
  2. Select Next.

Skip protection of your Android end device

  1. Select Skip.
  2. Confirm the selection with Skip.

Skip Samsung account

  1. Select Forgot password or don't have an account yet?.
  2. Confirm with Set up later in Settings.
  3. Select Skip.

Samsung services

  1. Deselect all Samsung services.
  2. Confirm the selection with Agree.

Select the display settings

  1. Select the desired design.
  2. Confirm the selection with Next.

Finish initial setup

  1. Select Finish.

  2. Swipe down from the top of the screen on your Android end device.
    Wait until a blue box labelled Finish setting up your Galaxy Tab Active5 is displayed.

  3. Tap on the blue field.

  4. Select Manual setup.

  5. Select Don't copy.

  6. Select Skip in the Google login screen.

Procedure if "Skip" is not displayed at the bottom left

If you do not see Skip at the bottom left, you will need to add a Google account to continue. We recommend creating a Google account for setting up end devices. You can use this account again and again to set up other end devices.
The Google account will be removed again in a later step of these instructions (Step: Accounts and backup).
Proceed as follows:
a) Enter the details of a Google account and click Next. Follow the further instructions.
b) Alternatively: If you have not yet created a Google account, click on Create account on the left.

  1. Confirm again with Skip.
  2. Make sure that all Google services are activated.
  3. Confirm the selection with Accept.
  4. Select Skip.
  5. Confirm the selection with Skip.
  6. Select Forgot password or no account yet?.
  7. Confirm the selection with Set up later.
  8. Select Skip.


3. Clean Android device for SPEDION

It is recommended to clean the start screen completely. This will ensure safe use of the SPEDION App on the Android device.

Delete start icon bar

  1. Tap and hold an application in the start icon bar at the bottom of the start screen.
  2. Select Select.
  3. Now select all applications in the start icon bar.
  4. Tap Remove at the top of the screen.

Delete screen window

  1. Swipe two fingers together on the home screen or press and hold your finger on a free surface for approx. 2 seconds.
  2. Swipe from right to left twice with one finger.
  3. Tap on the Plus icon in the centre of the screen.
  4. Swipe from left to right twice with one finger.
  5. Tap the trash can icon at the top of the screen.
  6. Confirm with Delete.
  7. Delete all screen windows with content (e.g. apps or widgets).

Deactivate Google Discover and Samsung Free

  1. Swipe two fingers together on the home screen.
  2. Swipe once from left to right with one finger.
  3. Deactivate Google Discover/Samsung Free at the top right.


4. Set up Android device for SPEDION

It is recommended to make the following settings in the Android device. This will ensure safe use of the SPEDION App on the Android device.

Open device settings

  1. Swipe from bottom to top on the Android end device.
  2. Select Settings.

Each of the following sections represents a menu item of the device settings.

Software update

  1. Select Software update.
  2. Deactivate the Auto download over WiFi function.
  3. Select Download and install.
  4. Install any software updates found directly.
  5. Select Download.
  6. Select Install now.
  7. Wait until the software update has been fully installed.
  8. Repeat steps 3-7 until no more new software updates are displayed.

Connections

Activate data roaming
Settings in the Connections menu item are only necessary and possible if there is a SIM card in the Android device.

Additional costs

The use of mobile data when roaming may incur additional costs.

  1. Select Connections.
  2. Select Mobile networks.
  3. Activate the Data roaming function.


Deactivate switch to mobile data

  1. Select Connections.
  2. Select Wi-Fi.
  3. Tap on the three dots in the top right-hand corner.
  4. Select Intelligent Wi-Fi.
  5. Make sure that the Switch to mobile data function is deactivated.

Sounds and vibration

  1. Select Sounds and vibration.
  2. Deactivate the Vibrate while ringing function.
  3. Select System sound.
  4. Deactivate all listed sounds.
  5. Tap the arrow < next to System sound at the top left.
  6. Select System vibration.
  7. Deactivate all listed vibrations.

Notifications

Deactivate notification options

  1. Select Notifications.
  2. Select Advanced settings.
  3. Activate Show battery percentage.
  4. Deactivate the Suggest actions and replies for notifications function.
  5. Deactivate the Show snooze button function.
  6. Deactivate the App icon badges function.
  7. Select Floating notifications and select Off.


Deactivate do not disturb

  1. Select Do not disturb.
  2. Deactivate the Do not disturb function.


Deactivate app notifications

  1. Select App notifications.
  2. Deactivate the notifications of all apps with the slider next to each app.
Notifications for all previously installed apps are deactivated

If the user of the end device is still to receive text messages, for example, you must leave the notifications for the Messages app activated.

Display

  1. Select Display.
  2. Deactivate the Page panels function.
  3. Deactivate the Taskbar function.

Lock screen

  1. Select Lock screen.
  2. Select Screen lock type.
  3. Select None.

Security and privacy

Activate unknown sources

  1. Select Security and data privacy.
  2. Select More security settings.
  3. Select Install unknown apps.
  4. Activate Chrome.


Deactivate SIM PIN request

The SIM PIN query can only be deactivated when a SIM card is inserted.

  1. Tap on the arrow < at the top left until you have returned to the More security settings menu item.
  2. Select SIM card security.
  3. Deactivate the SIM card lock function.
  4. Enter the current PIN of your SIM card.
  5. Select Ok.

Accounts and backup

Step not always necessary

The settings described in this section only need to be made if you have a Google account on this Android device and wish to remove this account.
If this is not the case, please continue with "Advanced features".

  1. Select Accounts and backup.
  2. Select Manage accounts.
  3. Tap on the Google account to be removed.
  4. Select Remove account.
  5. Confirm with Remove account.

Advanced features

  1. Select Advanced features.
  2. Deactivate the Show contacts when sharing content function.
  3. Deactivate Daily Board.
  4. Under Looking for something else?, select Swipe to call or text.
  5. Deactivate the Swipe to call or text function.
  6. Tap the arrow < at the top left.


Deactivate S Pen functions

  1. Select S Pen.
  2. Deactivate all functions listed under S Pen.
  3. Select Air command.
  4. Deactivate all functions listed under Air command.
  5. Tap the arrow < at the top left until you have returned to the S Pen menu item.
  6. Select More S Pen settings.
  7. Deactivate the Sounds function under More S Pen settings.
  8. Tap the arrow < at the top left.


Deactivate side key

  1. Select Side key.
  2. Deactivate the Double press function.
  3. Under Press and hold select Power off menu.
  4. Tap on the arrow < at the top left until you have returned to the Advanced features menu item.


Deactivate active key

  1. Select Active key.
  2. Select Press.
  3. Deactivate the Press function.
  4. Tap the arrow < at the top left until you have returned to the Active key menu item.
  5. Select Press and hold.
  6. Deactivate the Press and hold function.


Deactivate Multi Window

  1. Select Multi Window.
  2. Deactivate all listed functions.
  3. Tap on the arrow < at the top left until you have returned to the Advanced features menu item.


Deactivate motions and gestures

  1. Tap on the arrow < at the top left until you have returned to the Advanced features menu item.
  2. Select Motions and gestures.
  3. Deactivate all listed functions.
  4. Tap on the arrow < at the top left until you have returned to the Advanced features menu item.


Deactivate screenshot toolbar

  1. Select Screenshots and screen recordings.
  2. Deactivate the Show toolbar after recording function.

Battery

  1. Select Battery and device care.
  2. Select Background usage limits.
  3. Deactivate the Put unused apps to sleep function.

Apps

Not all apps available

It is possible that some of these apps are not yet available on the tablet at the time of setup.

Deactivate/uninstall applications

  1. Select Apps.
  2. Deactivate Android Auto.
  3. Deactivate Android System Intelligence.
  4. Deactivate AR-Emoji
  5. Deactivate AR-Emoji-Sticker
  6. Deactivate AR-Zeichnung.
  7. Uninstall AR-Zone.
  8. Deactivate Bixby-Voice.
  9. Deactivate CameraKit Plugin.
  10. Uninstall Drive.
  11. Deactivate Gmail.
  12. Deactivate Google Play Services for AR.
  13. Deactivate Google Partner Setup.
  14. Uninstall Google TV.
  15. Deactivate Link zu Windows.
  16. Deactivate Meet.
  17. Uninstall Microsoft 365 (Office).
  18. Uninstall Outlook.
  19. Deactivate OneDrive.
  20. Uninstall Photos.
  21. Deactivate PENUP.
  22. Deactivate Secure folder.
  23. Deactivate YouTube.
  24. Uninstall Youtube Music.
  25. Uninstall Samsung Flow.
  26. Uninstall Samsung Free.
  27. Uninstall Samsung Global Goals.
  28. Uninstall Samsung Kids.
  29. Uninstall Samsung Internet.
  30. Uninstall Samsung Members.
  31. Uninstall Samsung Notes.
  32. Uninstall Smart Things.
  33. Deactivate Smart Switch.
  34. Deactivate Voice Access.
  35. Uninstall Spotify.


Change Galaxy Store settings

  1. Select Samsung app settings.
  2. Select Galaxy Store.
  3. Select Auto update apps.
  4. Select Never.
  5. If available: Deactivate the Get news and special offers function.

General management

  1. Select General management.
  2. Select Text-to-speech output.
  3. Select Preferred engine.
  4. Select Speech Services by Google.
  5. Tap on the arrow < at the top left until you have returned to the General management menu item.
  6. Select **Samsung keyboard **.
  7. Deactivate Predictive text.
  8. Deactivate Suggest sticker while typing.
  9. Deactivate Keyboard toolbar.
  10. Tap on the arrow < at the top left until you have returned to the General management menu item.
  11. Select Passwords, Passkeys and autofill.
  12. Tap on Preferred service.
  13. Select None.
  14. Tap on the arrow < at the top left until you have returned to the Passwords, passkeys and auto-fill menu item.
  15. Deactivate Google under All services.
  16. Press the Home button on your Android end device.

Continue with Tab Active 5 - Install SPEDION App.


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