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Samsung Galaxy Tab A

Samsung Galaxy Tab A Questions & Answers

8.0", 10.1" (2019 Model), 7.0", 9.7", 10.1" (2016 Model) and 10.5"
4.2 from 553 reviews

18 questions from our users

Peter W

Peter Wasked

Galaxy Tab A 10.5" 4G

Transfer photos from camera sd card to Tablet ??

2 answers
Samsung
JoanneSamsung

Hi Peter, we have provided a link below to assist you with transferring files from your microSD card to your Tab A. We hope this helps.

https://www.samsung.com/au/support/mobile-devices/how-do-i-transfer-files-from-external-sd-card-to-my-device/

Jo
Samsung AU

Peter W
Peter W

Could you please advise a suitable adaptor that will connect with my tablet so I can insert the sd card and down load photos straight on to the tablet.
Many thanks
Peter W


paulneri

paulneriasked

Galaxy Tab A

Dear Samsung
My wife (a newbie in the market for a Tablet) has asked me to ask you the following questions regarding this Tablet. We currently have a desktop PC wireless arrangement:
(1) Can I watch SBS News and other SBS programs?
(2) Can I watch ABC Iview news and other programs?
(3) Can I download books?
(4) Can I get weather and tidal forecasts?
(5) Can I buy a "5 series program" e.g. gardening series and store/watch it on the Tablet?
(6) Can I listen to content on the Tablet without earplugs i.e. like a radio? I want to prop it up in the Kitchen and listen to news etc without ear plugs.

Thanks

3 answers
Steve-gee
Steve-gee

Wow Paul, some gutsy questions and I am not Samsung, you should try asking them? Bless you, Steve.

Lauren D
Lauren D

Hi mate, Yeah i'm sure you can do all those things. In regards to tv shows and books you might have to download some apps from the Play Store, im not sure which ones exactly though.
Weather apps are usually pre-loaded so its a yes for that.
In regards to music, you could listen without ear plugs but i doubt it would be very loud, unless you connect to a bluetooth speaker.
I'm sure when you go to purchase the sales person could also help with these questions.

Samsung
JoanneSamsung

Hi Paul, we'd be sure to help you and your wife out with this :) The Galaxy Tab A is able to access the internet. Hence, if you are looking into a specific program that is able to be accessed via a website, you will be able to do so. You are also able to download a third-party application on your tablet to help you with e-books. The Galaxy Tab also has a dual speaker.

You are able to weather by the app or a simple search on the internet. With the gardening program mentioned, we recommend for you look into the application used to view your program. If you require further assistance, feel free to head to your nearest Samsung Studio or authorised Australian retailer.

https://www.samsung.com/au/tablets/galaxy-taba-t290/

Jo
Samsung AU


nvs

nvsasked

Galaxy Tab A

I cannot find a way to change default pdf viewer from one drive to Adobe reader. Disabling one drive just makes it grey

1 answer
Samsung
JoanneSamsung

Would you be able to follow the steps below to help you with changing your default app?

Settings > Apps > 3 dots on the top right > Default apps > OneDrive > Clear Defaults

Then, next time you open a PDF, you will be prompted on which app you would like set as your default. Hope this helps.

Jo
Samsung AU


CoffeeGoddess

CoffeeGoddessasked

10.5"

How fast is the response time when using Facebook on the Galaxy Tab A 10.5" and does FB use a lot of storage space. Also has anyone loaded Facebook "Lite" in preference to standard Facebook? My Tab A is new and I am a "learner user".

1 answer
Samsung
JoanneSamsung

Response time of the app is based on various factors. However, if you find that the app starts to lag, we recommend for you to clear its cache via the steps below.

Settings > Apps > Facebook > Storage > Clear cache

If you would like to clear space from the app, you can also do so by:

Settings > Apps > Facebook > Storage > Clear data.

For further information about the Facebook app, we recommend for you to contact the app developers.
Hope this helps.

Jo
Samsung AU


3lions

3lionsasked

Galaxy Tab A 8.0" 4G (2016)

Hi,
Excuse my ignorance, but will this work using a SIM card? Like an oversized mobile basically. I noticed it says 4g, so I'm hoping that's what that means. If using wifi how safe is that?
Thanks

6 answers
Bob
Bob

There are basically two versions of the Tab A.
The wifi version. Works on wifi not on a network.
The SIM card version called Tab A lte.
This takes a SIM and can be used like a mobile phone. It is a couple of hundred dollars more than the wifi version.

Chris A
Chris A

The T385 has SIM but the T380 does not.

3lions
3lions

Thanks, I've got the T385, so that's great.
Thankyou for your reply :)


hal55

hal55asked

Galaxy Tab A 10.5" Wi-Fi

I use a 8" Tab A, about six years old, and have been really impressed by, via the headphone jack, it's sound quality and ability to comfortably drive large full size headphones.
Looking at getting this model primarily as a media server and for watching music videos and concerts. How does the sound quality and headphone driving ability compare to the earlier model, again, only via the headphone jack. Quality of built in speakers isn't of much concern to me.

3 answers
Samsung
JoanneSamsung

Sound quality is a fairly subjective topic, Hal. What we suggest you can do is head into your nearest authorised retailer to take a hands on look of the Tab A yourself :)

Jo
Samsung AU

hal55
hal55

Bought the Tab a month ago, very happy with its audio quality using headphones, its an excellent player that can drive most full size around ear headphones with ease. Also impressed that it will autodetect when an external dac has been connected and feed the digital stream straight to it. A bit less impressed that, to download music or photos to the sd card, you MUST use Samsungs own browser or install a separate download manager. That's just weird.

Samsung
JoanneSamsung

We greatly appreciate your feedback, Hal. If you would like to move your Downloads folder to your SD card, you can do so via the steps below:

Open My Files app > Internal storage A> long press the Downloads folder > tap Move > go back and select SD card

If you have any further enquiries, please feel free to send us a private message via the link below:

> m.me/SamsungAustralia

Jo
Samsung AU


Jim

Jimasked

Galaxy Tab A 7.0" Wi-Fi

Hi
Can I put data sim card network in it for quick internet without using wifi?
Thank you

2 answers
Rex
Rex

No. Not with this model

Wander44
Wander44

If you have purchased the Sim card version the Tab A is released as a WiFi only version and a WiFi and Sim version.


missjo

missjoasked

Galaxy Tab A 7.0" Wi-Fi

I cannot connect my tablet to the internet any more I bought it in 2014 it got stuck on hearing disabled and my friend got it back to normal was ok but now when I try to go to a web page it says try later but the wifi says connected??? Any help?

4 answers
Rex
Rex

Update the software to the latest operating system

missjo
missjo

thanks Rex

Samsung
PhilSamsung

Hi there, we hope this has been resolved, however if not, we suggest soft resetting the device, ensure software is all up to date. If there are further issues, please visit your nearest service centre, and our technicians will assist you.


marion

marionasked

Galaxy Tab A

I have a Galaxy Tab A (unfortunately a 2016 model although l bought it in 2017).

I use it daily and have loved it until today. It has run out of space for new apps, unless l delete current apps.

Can somebody please tell me how to move apps and data to the SD card?

No answers

BarneyRubble

BarneyRubbleasked

10.1" Wi-Fi (2016)

does this tablet have a sim card slot? If yes, what size.

1 answer
Rainbow Rule
Rainbow Rule

Its a bit tricky the 10.1, some models have SIm cards some don't , the more (Expensive 3 G B 9.7 Samsung Tablet )does( Defintely )(has )
one , if Samsung put SIM cards in all their $250 Samsung Tablets you probably wouldnt need to spend $800 on a smart mobile phone.I brought my Samsung Tab 10.1 expecting a Sim was inside it, i didnt know it didn't have one ,(neither did the sales rep either), i suggest before you even step inside an Australian Department Store , do your own research on Technical ability yourself, and not trust the opinion too much of a commission based sales rep ,as they could or would probably know a whole lot less than you do about approximately half the Tech on any Shop Floor.


Adelady

Adeladyasked

Galaxy Tab A 7.0" Wi-Fi

Can the control buttons. Be moved to the screen?

4 answers
Dhelia
Dhelia

I'm not sure I'll have to check

Good question
But i would keep the controls as they are
Too much going on in the touch screen already(including upwards touch screen volume slide bar? )
Just be carefull and you get used to the positioning of the buttons, it's bearable.
The next generation model Samsung tablet will be very interesting to see ?

Good question
But i would keep the controls as they are
Too much going on in the touch screen already(including upwards touch screen volume slide bar? )
Just be carefull and you get used to the positioning of the buttons, it's bearable.
The next generation model Samsung tablet will be very interesting to see ?

This Samsung tablet is super quick
Could it be faster than an i pad ?


Rainbow Parrot

Rainbow Parrotasked

10.1" Wi-Fi (2016)

Harvey Norman
The Good Guys
Bing Lee
Office Works
JB HI FI
WHO IS THE BEST ? customer service and pricewise ?
Wi fi tablet and printer combo.?
Samsung Tab A 6 10.1 with Sim card and easily connectable directly to a wi fi printer ?

2 answers
lovelylegs
lovelylegs

my opinion i think the office works is the best because they have after pay and you can pay in 4 instalments. Also i think they are more easily connectable with what you need.

I went in to the re refurbished office works warehouse at Auburn.
I asked the passing sales rep does this brother printer connect with this Samsung tablet ?
He shook his head and walked away.
Im not sure why such poor customer service as they had more staff than customers.
Where have all their customers gone.?
I guess Office Works is in trouble like the rest of them.
The internet shopping revolution has cut their margins big time.
But for me shopping online and paying for something i haven't received is a definite no no.


Jude

Judeasked

Galaxy Tab A 8.0" 4G (2016)

I can make and receive calls but can't hear the other end and they can't hear me how can I fix this?

2 answers
vicvicvic
vicvicvic

Not sure. Better call Samsung!

benniebeng4556
benniebeng4556

Turn volte off, use hands-free esrplugs


Liz

Lizasked

Galaxy Tab A 7.0" Wi-Fi

I have a Galaxy Tab A can i travel with this , it has wi fi connection ok but do i need to purchase data, and / or does this unit have a cellular data option? Ie unlocked sim card option ?

1 answer
Pete
Pete

Hi there,
My Tab A 8" has Wifi but importantly it also has 4G (a sim card ) so it's the 4g sim card that gets the data.
My understanding is the Tab A's come out with wifi or wifi/4g. You can certainly travel with this BUT for internet access, you will need to a sim card or if not, then locate a wifi spot.The WiFi on a Tab A would need to connect to a 'hotspot', someone's sim card or to a home wifi to work. Unfortunately, without the sim card or access to a sim card via someone smartphone or device, you can only connect to the internet via wifi.


Percy

Percyasked

Galaxy Tab A 8.0" Wi-Fi (2016)

Thinking of getting one of these to use as an e-Reader. Will it do the job? I use Overdrive and borrow books from a library. Will it do this?

2 answers
Wisey
Wisey

G'day Percy, yes, we've used this. Download APP from local library. How good it is will almost certainly depend on how good the app is .... but it's been fine for us.

Rank
Rank

Hey Percy,
I agree with Wisey. It will work well as an e-reader. I have a 7.0" Tab and have found it lighter and easier to handle than the 8.0" model.
Rank


mauricek

mauricekasked

Galaxy Tab A 8.0" 4G (2016)

Is there any benefit in installing a mini SD card in my Samsung Tab A 8 inch?

3 answers
SavvySaver
SavvySaver

Absolutely, you can keep other data like music, and movies on the SD and keep the main tablets memory for apps.

Pollyfodder
Pollyfodder

Yes there is!
As much as my tablets Samsung programs give me the eebie-jeebies, one must be fair and acknowledge that there are many benefits to installing a 128 or 256gig SD card, esspecially if one has thousands of music files on one tablet and hundreds of movies on the other.
Good screen size for the later.

Just install a THIRD PARTY file manager like "File Manager Pro", (the blue folder one), and you can create sub folders for different artists, and music genre's, or folders for 60s 70s 80s etc for singles, and a folder or two or three for albums.
Endless opportunity.

In fairness to the Samsung mob, It is well worth the couple of bucks getting SD cards for your tablet!
Get one with the highest speed!
You'll have a lot of fun.
You'll be fine.
Hope you have more fun with yours than I am with mine.
Peter
Townsville

benniebeng4556
benniebeng4556

Peter your a tool.
Come on!

There is review.
There is feedback...

Then there is soapbox status with dribbling rhetorical verbal runs..

Personal issues have no place upon here. I mean this is bonkers. Really really bonkers.


Renata

Renataasked

Galaxy Tab A 7.0" Wi-Fi

Can you let me know if the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7.0 Wi-Fi 8 GB have a sim card slot and if yes is it at the same slot as the SD card?
Thank you
Ewa

3 answers
Jimb
Jimb

Yes it does up to 256 gb as stored memory only has 8 gb.

Renata
Renata

Thanks Jimb, however I meant does it have a sim card slot to have access to internet on the go (once subscribed to a plan). There is a SD card slot but not a slot for sim card.

Mogg
Mogg

2 seperate slots


kytomitt

kytomittasked

Galaxy Tab A 8.0" Wi-Fi (2016)

Is the resolution still ok for kindle and games such as minecraft? Thinking of getting for the kids. Thanks

3 answers
Jokani
Jokani

I have the Kindle app on mine, and although it is backlit (which personally means I can't read on it for as long as I can with the kindle) it is really easy to sync with your kindle account and access books and read them. I don't have minecraft but the games I do have are great on this size (kids Lego games, pet rescue, candy crush, etc.).

manyangels
manyangels

I have a Nook Color so I haven't tried reading books on it. It does great for minecraft youtubes. I have so far refused to let the grandkids use it for their games. I have a couple of games that work really well on it. The size is really nice. I got the 9.7

Mogg
Mogg

Way better redolution than kindle. Great for games. I love it


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