Topic library

Courses

Android tablet: Get started

The courses in this topic are for anyone with a new or pre-owned Android tablet. We show you how to set up your Android tablet safely, and customise it to suit your needs.

We have a fun interactive guide where you can learn about the features of your tablet, step by step videos for you to watch, and handy guides for you to print and keep.

To ensure you can easily follow our courses, and to keep your device secure, we recommend you keep your software up to date. Our handy printable guide shows you how to do this.

Some of the most popular Android tablets are made by Samsung and Google, but not all Android devices have easy-to-spot logos. If you’re unsure if you have an iPad or an Android tablet, you can easily find out by looking at the back of your device. You may need to remove any additional protective covers first. This can be fiddly, so you might like to ask a friend to help you do this.

If you can see the Apple logo, you have an iPad and should look at our Apple iPad courses. If you can't see an Apple logo on the back of your device, then you most likely have an Android tablet and you are ready to begin.

Android product vs. Apple product
Android Tablet: Interactive guide

Android tablet: Interactive guide

This interactive guide is a fun way to find out more about the features of your tablet. Simply click on one of the pulsing circles to see short, easy to follow demonstrations and information cards.
Android tablet: Prepare to set up

Android tablet: Prepare to set up

This course is for anyone who has just been given a pre-owned Android tablet and wants to remove the previous owner’s details in readiness to set it up for their own personal use.
Android tablet: Set up

Android tablet: Set up

This course is for anyone who has a brand new Android tablet, or has completed course 1 above. This course shows you step-by-step how to set up your Android tablet safely from scratch.
Android tablet: Security & privacy

Android tablet: Security & privacy

A guide to making sure your Android tablet is set up securely including an overview of the main security and privacy settings and what they do.
Android tablet: Accessibility

Android tablet: Accessibility

Learn how your Android tablet can assist your day-to-day living, including useful features like voice-to-text, magnifying glass and more.
Android tablet: System settings

Android tablet: System settings

Learn to customise your Android tablet to suit you, including changing your ring tone and alerts, setting your preferred language, date and time zone and much more.
Android tablet: Keyboard and screen

Android tablet: Keyboard and screen

Learn how to use your Android tablet’s keyboard, and how to adjust the screen brightness so it’s just right for you.
Android tablet: Network settings

Android tablet: Network settings

Learn how to connect your Android tablet to the Wi-Fi network so you can browse web pages, install apps, send messages and more.