Tips & Tricks
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7.0 (2016) Tips, Tricks, FAQs & Useful Options
The South Korean giant, Samsung is well known around the world for its electronic goods and also for smartphones and Tablets. Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7.0 (2016) tablet was announced in the month of March. The device comes with a 7.00-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 800 pixels by 1280 pixels at a PPI of 216 pixels per inch. This is the successor of Samsung Galaxy Tab A (2015) that was priced for Rs. 17,000. Under the hood, there is a quad-core Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410 processor clocking at 1.3 GHz coupled with 1.5 GB RAM and Adreno 306 GPU.
Followed are the Tips and tricks of the device that can help the users in various ways.
How to insert the SIM card on your device?
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7.0 (2016) comes with a non-removable back panel, and the SIM card slot is present on the left of the device. To insert SIM on your device, Switch off you device and push the ejector pin in the slot. Now remove the tray and place the SIM in the slot and push back the tray in the respective port. You have successfully inserted SIM on your device.
What is the type of SIM supported on this device?
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7.0 (2016) comes with a single SIM card port on it and supports Nano-SIM card.
How to share your Data network via Tethering on the device?
Sharing on the internet over another device can be done using the Tethering mode on the device. To share the data on your Tab A 7.0, Open the settings and tap on Mobile hotspot and tethering. Further, tap on the Mobile Hotspot and toggle the off button to activate that on your device. You can set securities levels and also deny access to certain devices. A maximum of eight devices can be connected to this network.
How to take a Screenshot on my Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7.0 (2016)?
There are two methods to capture a screenshot on your Tab A 7.0.
Press the power/lock key along with Home key simultaneously until you hear a sound or feel a vibration to capture screenshot on your device.
Swipe your palm from left to right and vice-versa to capture the screenshot on your device. This feature is called palm swipe that has to be turned on from the Motions and gestures option available in the settings of the device.
Once the screenshot is captured using any of the methods, it is saved in the gallery. If you want to use the image quickly after the capture, you can access that from the notification panel. This image can be shared via any application if needed.
How to check for the Android Updates on the device?
To check for updates on your device, Open the setting and head over to System section and tap on About Device. Now click on Software Update and tap on update now. The device checks for updates, and if there are no updates, then a message stating the latest updates have already been installed is displayed on the screen.
How to Install external apps with apk files on the device?
External apps can be installed by enabling the Unknown sources options on your device. To enable this option on your Tab A 7.0, Open the settings and tap on Lock screen and security. In the new window, Tap on Unknown sources option, and click on the ok button in the pop-up to enable that on your device.
How to customize the Quick Settings in the Notification Panel?
Samsung has not provided the option of customizing the Quick Settings option available on the device, but you still can customize the quick settings from the notification panel.
How to use the Power saving modes on the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7.0 (2016)?
Power saving mode is used to enhance the performance of the battery by disabling the background option on your device. The device comes with power saving mode and ultra power saving mode. To enable any of them on your device, Open the settings, tap on battery and click on power saving mode and toggle the off button to enable that on your device. This can be turned automatically when the battery comes to 5, 15, 20 and 50% accordingly.
How to use the Ultra Power Saving mode on your device?
Ultra Power Saving mode will reduce the performance of the device and boosts the life of the battery. For enabling the Ultra power saving mode, Open the settings, tap on the battery in the personal section and click on Ultra power saving mode. Now toggle the off button, a new pop-up appears you need to tap on the check box to agree to the terms and conditions and Tap on Agree button to enable that on your device. To get out from the power saving mode, tap on more button that is on the top right of the screen and tap on disabling Ultra power saving mode. Your device would be resumed to normal.
What are the sensors available on the phone?
The device comes with various sensors like Direction, G-sensor, Acceleration, Light, E- Compass, Proximity, Gyro, Pressure, Linear acceleration and random vector are the sensors available on the device.
Are there LED notification lights on the device?
The device comes with LED notification lights on the top. To enable this on your Tab A 7.0, Open the settings, tap on Sounds and notifications. In the new window, tap on LED indicator and enable it on the tab. This ensures the user do not miss any notifications, even when the device is in silent mode.
How to change the Theme on your device?
Themes can be changed by heading on to the settings section of the device. Now by tapping on it display section of it and select Themes. Now, click on the theme that you want to apply and tap on the use button. The theme is successfully implemented to your device.
How to use the Screen pinning feature on the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7.0 (2016)?
Screen pinning feature helps you to pin any of the application on the screen so that other does not get access to all the applications expect that is pinned. To enable this feature on your device, Open the settings and tap on lock screen and security in the personal section. In the new window, scroll down to security and tap on Other security settings. Further, tap on the Pin window in the advanced section. Now you can toggle the off button to enable that on your device. Open the recent menu and tap on pin button that is at the bottom right on the app.
What are the Pre-installed Apps on the device?
The device comes with S Health, S Voice, Microsoft apps, Galaxy Apps, Slide Sync, S Note, S Planner, Smart Manager, all other Google related apps pre-installed.
What are the Bloatware available on this device?
Bloatware is the unwanted applications that come pre-installed on any device. Facebook, Whatsapp, Messenger and few Microsoft apps are the bloatware that comes pre-installed on this device.
Can I Move apps from phone storage to SD card on this device?
There is dedicated slot on the device where you can place external Micro SD card with which the user can extend the memory to a maximum of 200 GB.
How much the internal storage on the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7.0 (2016)?
The device comes with 8GB as its internal storage out of which 4.16 GB of space is available for the user and rest of space is occupied by System memory and pre-installed apps.
How much free RAM is available for the device if no apps are running?
The device comes with 1.5GB RAM, where 976 MB of free RAM is available when no applications are running on the device.
Does the device support OTG?
Yes, the device supports the OTG feature where you can transfer files from device to the OTG drive with ease. With OTG drive support, the user can easily transfer from the device to drive and vice versa. This saves a lot of the time because the user need not connect to the system always.
How to reset your device?
To factory reset your device, open the Settings, tap on Backup and reset in the personal section and click on factory reset data. In the new window, tap on reset device and further tap on Erase everything. The device will reboot, and data is completely erased from your device, and it will restart as if you have booted the device for the first time. Make sure that all your data is backed up and the battery on the device is more than 50%.
Will the device be getting the Android 6.0 Update?
The device comes to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out of the box, and the company has not given any word on the Marshmallow update on it.
What is a smart manager and how to use it?
The smart manager helps increase the performance of the device by clearing the cache from your device and stops the unwanted applications and release memory on your device. To use this on your device, Open the smart manager app and tap on clean on. The changes in the RAM value are displayed on your screen.
What are the smart gestures available on the Galaxy Tab A 7.0
The device comes with smart gestures like swipe to capture a screenshot and place the palm on the screen to mute the device.
How to enable the developer mode on your Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7.0 (2016)?
Developer mode is helpful in rooting the device and also helpful in changing the custom ROMs on your device. To enable the developer mode on your device, Open the settings and tap on About Phone. In the new window click on Software info and tap on build number 7 times continuously. Developer mode is enabled on your device; developer options appear in System section.
What is the Megapixel count of the front and rear camera on the device?
Galaxy Tab A 7.0 comes with a 5 MP autofocus rear-facing the camera with CMOS sensor and a 2 MP front-facing the camera for video calling.
How much battery is available on the handset?
Being a tablet, the device comes with a Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery on the back that will give a talk time up to 11 h on 2G and up to 30 h on 3G.
What are the Microsoft applications available on the device?
The device comes with many application pre-installed and it includes Microsoft Apps. The applications like Word, Excel, Powerpoint, OneNot, Skype, and OneDrive are available.
How to mute the device with motion gestures?
To mute an incoming call or to end alarm, we can place your hand on the screen of the device and the device is muted. This can be possible when the screen is on. To turn on this feature, go to the settings of the device and tap on Motions and Gestures and then turn on the feature by toggling the option.
What is Slidesync on the Galaxy Tab A 7.0?
SlideSync will connect the device to another device and mirror your device on it. You can easily do the things that you would do your device like making calls and using any application just as you use on your handset.
What is the model number of Galaxy Tab A 7.0?
The model number of the devices varies according to the region of the availability, and the number mentioned on this device is SM-T258. You can view this by heading to the settings of the device and selecting the option About phone.
Will the device support S-Pen feature?
This tablet won’t come with an S-Pen and does not support this feature also.
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