Article ID : 00021450 / Last Modified : 08/16/2015

How to enable the 3G mobile network communications feature on the tablet.

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Follow these steps to enable the 3G mobile network communications feature.

IMPORTANT: A SIM card must be inserted before attempting to use the mobile communications function.

  1. On the desktop, tap the Home icon. Image
  2. In the upper-right corner of the desktop home screen, tap the Apps & Widgets icon. Image
  3. In the Apps & Widgets screen, tap the Settings icon. Image
  4. In the Settings screen, tap Data Usage.
  5. In the Data Usage screen, tap the Mobile data to turn On the feature. Image
  6. Once the Mobile data setting is turned On, under Data usage, tap to select More. Image
  7. In the Wireless & networks screen, tap Mobile networks. Image
  8. At the Mobile network settings prompt, tap to place a check in the box next to Data enabled. Image

NOTES:

  • If the built-in mobile communications antenna is covered (with your hands or other objects) while connected to the Internet using the mobile communications feature, the connection quality may deteriorate.
  • If you are outside a mobile communications area, you will not be able to connect to the Internet using the mobile communications feature. You will need to move to an area with mobile communications reception.
  • The battery consumption will be greater when you are outside a mobile communications area with the mobile feature activated than when you are inside a mobile communications area.