Download Apps For Samsung Galaxy Tab

Download apps for Samsung Galaxy Tab and start doing more with the device. There are tons of apps out there, and many different ways to acquire them.  Here are a few options to get you started.

Download apps from Google Play

The Play Store app comes with the Samsung Galaxy Tab, and is the central place to obtain apps.

1. Open the Play Store app.

2. Select Apps.

3. Choose a category or tap the magnifying glass to search for an app.

4. Tap the app you wish to install.

5. Tap Install or Buy.

Note: You are allowed to try purchased apps for 15 minutes. If you decide you don’t want the app, you can uninstall it and you won’t be charged.

6. Tap OK.

7. Read the information the app will access. If it seems alright to you, tap OK. You may be prompted to enter credit card information if you haven’t bought an app from Google Play before.

You can also visit Google Play from a web browser on your PC to search and browse for apps.


Download apps for Samsung Galaxy Tab from outside the Android Market

Android apps come in the form of APK files. You can use Google to find free APK files for your Galaxy Tab, then install them using the steps below.

Note: This method should probably only be used by techies or people who really know what they are doing. Installing APK files from some sites can compromise the security of your device.

1. Open Settings.

2. Select Applications.

3. Check Unknown sources to enable app installs from outside of the Android Market.

4. Open Android Market and download and install Astro File Manager.

5. If you used your computer to download the APK file, mount the Galaxy Tab to your computer and copy the APK file to the device. If you used the Browser on the Galaxy Tab, the file should be saved to the device.

6. Open Astro File Manager.

7. Navigate to the APK file location. Tap it and select Open App Manager.

8. Tap Install.

9. Tap Install again.


  1. Betty Butler says

    The other night I downloaded a FREE slots app, and when it opened Double down and slot Galaxy..It had all kinds of credit cards to show which one I was going to use…help I want out but I can’t find how to uninstall Help!!

  2. johno3 says

    i have samsung galaxy tab 2 10.1 i am trying to download from samsung app and it is telling me the country infomation does not match it says to sign in using an account with the same country how

  3. Kcee says

    Help! Help! Help!! Pls someone should help me here i jxt got a samsung galaxy 8.9 and i can’t access the google market and if i try to, it wil display thus “you must add account to the device to continue. Do you want to add one now?” then i clicked on Yes. It displays sign in with your google account. so i typed in my account, there after it displays “you don’t have a network connection. This could be temporary problem. Please try again or connect to another wi-fi network”

  4. phineas says

    My Samsung galaxy tab is not downloading.It only say download in progress after that it say download failed.

  5. Adrian Evans says

    I have just purchased the galaxy tab 8.9 and i cannot seem to down load any of the apps even the free ones is there some thing i must do to activate the tab. Thank you

  6. omer says

    Salam.i had downloadid android market on my galaxy tab but, i cont download anything free or buy from it to my galaxy tab ! ?

  7. david rogers says

    I cannot buy any apps on galaxy tab.
    how do i setup an account like i have with Itunes.

    very frustrated, so far i can just download free apps.

    please assist.

    I checked my gmail account but nowhere does it ask for CC info

  8. gadgets addict says

    Can’t download any application in android market for my new samsung galaxy tab. WHenever i tap install it gives me error message saying “there’s no andriod phone associated to this account. Please sign in with different account”. Tho i have tried all possible options. I reset into factory setting which erasing all my save contacts. I created new gmail account but stil can’t recognize it! Its very annoying! I wanted to return now this galaxy tab and get Iphone instead. It’s not very user friendly.

  9. new user says

    I am not able to use market in my country so how and from where i can download applications

  10. Fred says

    I dont know why but when I download apps from the android market using my samsung galaxy tab it says unable to download (NAME OF APP) plz help!!!

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