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Customizing Android to Your Liking in Your Samsung Galaxy Tab 4

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Learn how to customize Android settings on your Galaxy Tab 4, including creating password protection, setting parental restrictions, changing the date and time, modifying your wallpaper, setting alert sounds, and changing keyboard settings, in this excerpt from My Samsung Galaxy Tab 4.
This chapter is from the book

This chapter is from the book

Your Galaxy Tab 4 isn’t just a static system that forces you to work with it. It’s malleable so you can change many attributes of the system to work the way you prefer. The topics in this chapter include the following:

  • Password-protecting the Galaxy Tab 4
  • Setting parental restrictions
  • Changing the date and time
  • Modifying your wallpaper
  • Setting alert sounds
  • Changing keyboard settings

Password-Protecting the Galaxy Tab 4

One of the first things you should do when you set up your Galaxy Tab 4 is password-protect it so that unauthorized persons can’t use it or gain access to the data stored on it.

  1. Tap the Apps icon on the Home screen.

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  2. In the Apps screen, tap Settings.

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  3. Tap Device in the menu bar at the top of the screen.
  4. Tap Security.

  5. Tap Encrypt Device.

  6. The Encrypt Device page on the screen reminds you that the encryption process takes an hour or more, that the device must be plugged in during the entire encryption process, and that interrupting the process risks the loss of some or all of the data stored on the Tab 4. When you’re finished reading these reminders, tap Set Screen Lock Type.

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  7. Tap Password.

  8. Type your password in the Select Password screen. The password must be at least four characters. A couple of seconds after you tap the letter, the letter turns into a dot to hide what you just entered. Tap Continue.

  9. Retype the password in the Confirm Password screen and then tap OK.

    The next time you log in to your Galaxy Tab 4, you are prompted to type in your password in the password box. If the keyboard doesn’t appear on the screen right away, tap the password box to open the keyboard.

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