Setup your Galaxy Tab S5e

Last modified : Apr 26. 2019

Congratulations! You've just purchased your new Galaxy Tab S5e.

Need help learning about the new device layout, powering your Tab S5e on or off or charging the battery? Check out the below page for step-by-step instructions.

Charging the Battery

It is recommened to charge the battery before using it for the first time or when it has been unused for extended periods.

1 Insert the USB cable into the USB charger port.
2 Plug the USB cable into the device’s multipurpose jack.
charging tablet
3 Plug the USB power adaptor into an electric socket.
4 After fully charging, disconnect the charger from the device.

Then, unplug the charger from the electric socket.

Battery charging tips and precautions

  • If the battery is completely discharged, the device cannot be turned on immediately when the charger is connected. Allow a depleted battery to charge for a few minutes before turning on the device.
  • Using a power source other than the charger, such as a computer, may result in a slower charging speed due to a lower electric current.
  • The device can be used while it is charging, but it may take longer to fully charge the battery.
  • While charging, the device and the charger may heat up. This is normal and should not affect the device’s lifespan or performance. If the battery gets hotter than usual, the charger may stop charging.
  • If you charge the device while the multipurpose jack is wet, the device may be damaged. Thoroughly dry the multipurpose jack before charging the device.
  • If the device is not charging properly, take the device and the charger to a Samsung Service Centre.

Device Layout

Galaxy Tab S5e device layout


  • Do not store your device and some accessories (sold separately) near magnetic fields. Magnetic stripe cards, including credit cards, phone cards, passbooks, and boarding passes, may be damaged by magnetic fields. 
  • When using the speakers, such as when playing media files or using speakerphone, do not place the device close to your ears. Be careful not to expose the camera lens to a strong light source, such as direct sunlight. If the camera lens is exposed to a strong light source, such as direct sunlight, the camera image sensor may be damaged. A damaged image sensor is irreparable and will cause dots or spots in pictures.
  • If you use the device with its glass or acrylic body broken, there may be a risk of injury. Use the device only after it has been repaired at a Samsung Service Centre.

Turning the device On and Off

The Hard Keys are used for restarting the device, powering on and off as well as adjusting the volume.

Galaxy Tab S5e hard keys
1 Press and hold the Power key for a few seconds to turn on the device.
2 To turn off the device, press and hold the Power key, and then tap Power off.

Restarting the device

1 To restart the device, press and hold the Power key, and then tap Restart.

If your device is frozen and unresponsive, press and hold the Power key and the Volume Down key simultaneously for more than 7 seconds to restart it.
restarting Galaxy Tab S5e

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