The time it takes to set up a new tablet varies depending the brand and model of the device. The one-time setup guides for the most common Android, Amazon and Apple tablets can be completed in steps that take no more than a few minutes for a prepared user.
The first and most important setup step is ensuring the tablet is charged. Initial charging is unnecessary when the device comes with a fully charged battery. Another stumbling block is entering correct Wi-Fi and account credentials, so having details such as these ready is useful. The final steps, such as updating the tablet software to the latest version, vary greatly depending on the model of tablet and the preferences of the user.