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DROID TURBO 2 - Designed by You
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DROID RAZR by MOTOROLA
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DROID BIONIC by MOTOROLA
Verizon Wireless USB760 Modem
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DROID by MOTOROLA
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DROID 3 by MOTOROLA
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Verizon Wireless UM175 USB Modem
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Sharp KIN™ TWOm
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HP® Mini 110-1046NR Netbook
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Kyocera K404
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Nokia 2285
Kyocera KX444
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LG VX4700
Samsung Glyde™
Kyocera K323
Motorola MOTO Q™ music 9m
Motorola MOTORIZR Z6tv
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Nokia 3589i
Motorola C343
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Samsung SCH-a530
Nokia 6236i
BlackBerry® 7250
Verizon Wireless U630 PC Card
Nokia 6315i
Kyocera SE47
Samsung Saga™
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Motorola MOTOSLVR L7C
Samsung SCH-i830
BlackBerry® 7750
Samsung SCH-a610
Nokia 6305i
Motorola V120e
Samsung SCH-a970
Motorola T720
Samsung SCH-n330
Motorola T300p
Motorola V276 Prepaid
Motorola C333

Accessories

Add Apps - Apple® Watch
[Device-Specific Instructions]

Activation & Initial Setup

Top 10 Things to Do with Your New Smartphone
[General Information]
Get the most out of your new smartphone with this list of practical tips to help you get started.
Device Replacement Program
[General Information]
See all your options for replacing your phone or tablet if it’s lost, stolen, broken, defective or otherwise in need of replacement.
Activate, Switch or Bring Your Own Device FAQs
[FAQs]
Learn how to set up a new or old device on an existing line of your account online through My Verizon.
Transfer Your Contacts and Media
[Online Tool]
Find out how to transfer your contacts, pictures, videos and songs from your old phone to your new one with this helpful online tool.
Verizon Cloud FAQs
[FAQs]
Learn about our digital cloud storage service that you can use to back up and sync your contacts, photos, videos and more.
How to Use Guide: Verizon Cloud
[How to Use Guide]
Get step-by-step instructions for how to sign up for and manage Verizon Cloud online. Learn how to upload contacts, pictures, videos, music, documents and more.
Equipment Protection Programs
[General Information]
Learn about the different insurance and protection options for your device, including monthly cost, deductable and coverage.
Equipment Protection FAQs
[FAQs]
Learn about our device insurance and protection programs that cover loss, theft, accidental physical and liquid damage, and defects after the manufacturer's warranty expires.
How to Activate Your Device
[Video]
Watch this video to learn how to activate a device on your existing My Verizon account.
Length: 3:07
Quick Guide for Your Certified Like-New Replacement Device
[How to Use Guide]
Certified Like-New Replacement Device Activation and Shipping Guides
How to Swap Phones on Your Account
[Video]
Watch this video to learn how to switch your device with another person on your account.
Length: 1:54
What is Verizon Cloud?
[Video]
Watch this video to learn about the features of Verizon Cloud - like content transfer, media storage, photo printing and more.
Length: 2:32
Activation and Setup Guide for Apple iPhone 4s and iPhone 4 8 GB - New Customers
[How to Use Guide]
Activation and Setup Guide for Apple® iPhone® 4s and iPhone® 4 8 GB.
Perform Over-The-Air (OTA) Activation
[Device-Specific Instructions]
To perform initial activation/setup on your 3G smartphone or basic phone, view this info. If you're having other issues with your device, visit our Troubleshooting Assistant. These walk you through solutions for issues you may have with your device.
How to transfer content from your old Android phone to your new iPhone
[Video]
Watch this video to learn how to transfer content from your old Android phone to your new iPhone using Verizon Cloud in a few simple steps.
Length: 2:08
How to transfer content from your old iPhone to your new iPhone
[Video]
Watch this video to learn how to transfer content from your old iPhone to your new iPhone using Verizon Cloud in a few simple steps.
Length: 1:55
How to transfer content from your old iPhone to your new Android phone
[Video]
Watch this video to learn how to transfer content from your old iPhone to your new Android phone using Verizon Cloud in a few simple steps.
Length: 2:06
Activation and Shipping Guide: iPhone® 5, 4S or 4
[How to Use Guide]
Instructions on activating a replacement iPhone® 5, 4S or 4 and shipping your defective device back to us.
Move to iOS® App for Android™
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Apple® Article - Get help activating your iPhone
[Device-Specific Instructions]
If you see an error message when trying to activate an iPhone, view this info.
Setting Up Apple iPhone 4s and iPhone 4 8 GB
[How to Use Guide]
If you purchased and activated an Apple® iPhone® 4s or iPhone® 4 8 GB in a Verizon Wireless store, refer to the steps below to complete setup of your device and get an Apple ID.
Apple iOS Support
[How to Use Guide]
Can I activate an iPhone 4s from Sprint on Verizon?
[Community]
I have an i phone 4S and the current carrier is Sprint, can i activate and use the phone with Verizon?
Can I activate an iPhone 4s that has been out of service?
[Community]
I own a Version 4s and have not had service with Verizon for 2 years. I met all the terms of the contract. How do I go about having the phone unlocked?
Can I use a "Sprint" iPhone 4s with Verizon?
[Community]
I've tried researching it, but I'm just more confused.  Any advice on whether I can use a Sprint iPhone 4s on my Verizon plan? Thanks,Allen
Email and Web for Smartphone Download & Set Up Instructions
[PDF]
Instructions for setting up email on your Smartphone.
How do I activate a used iPhone 4s?
[Community]
I'm getting an used iPhone 4s from my cousin because my Droid Bionic broke and now using an old Droid Motorola.  What do I need to activate the iPhone 4s?
How do I activate my old iPhone 4s with an existing number?
[Community]
how do i activate my old iphone4s with an existing number?
How do I activate my old iPhone 4s?
[Community]
Hi I am going back to my old phone and need to know how to go about doing that.  I will be removing a Samsung s5 and putting an iPhone 4s on the existing plan. Thanks!
How do I add an iPhone 4s to my account?
[Community]
I have a 4s I want to add and they keep making me try to buy a phone and not add my own phone--how do I get around this
Why can't I activate iMessage or FaceTime?
[Community]
Hello! I had my iPhone 4S replaced yesterday, and since the new one was activated I have not been able to activate iMessage or FaceTime. It is worth noting that my old phone, as well as my iPod Touch and Macbook are all connected to iMessage on the same iCloud account with no issues. I've spoken...
Why can't I receive texts after switch from an iPhone to a non-Apple smartphone?
[Community]
On our last upgrade, my daughter switched from iPhone 4s to an HTC1, which she really likes. We did a reset on the iPhone and traded it in for $200.Apparently iMessage was still on, despite the reset which caused the extremely irritating problem of her new phone not being able to receive texts from other...
Why does my iPhone 4S say it is "waiting for activation?"
[Community]
Received new iPhone 4S yesterday. Backed up old iPhone 4 and then synced new 4s. I received a message on phone "Waiting for activation. This may take some time."  Been waiting almost 24 hours.  Instructions that came with the phone said it would only take minutes.  What's going on? ...

Basics

Apple iPhone FAQs
[FAQs]
Learn about using iPhone on the Verizon Wireless network, including info on different iPhone models, iTunes®, Visual Voicemail and more.
Display Icons - Apple® iPhone® iOS 6
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Determining Verizon Wireless Service Availability - Verizon Wireless Website
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Our Verizon coverage map may show why you're having trouble with device setup/activation, media transfers, apps, data connections, email, messaging, and placing/receiving calls. If you're having other issues with your device, visit our Troubleshooting Assistant. These walk you through solutions for issues...
Accessories FAQs
[FAQs]
Information about accessories from Verizon Wireless.
Display Icons - Apple iPhone 4S
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Prepaid Certified Pre-Owned iPhone 4s and iPhone 4 FAQs
[FAQs]
Learn about the Prepaid Certified Pre-Owned iPhone 4, including what plans are required and how to buy it.
Notification Center - Apple® iPhone® 4S
[Device-Specific Instructions]

Battery & Power

Battery Issues - Battery Usage
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Restart/Soft Reset - Apple® iPhone® 4s
[Device-Specific Instructions]
A restart (soft reset) can help if a device is resetting (turning off and on), isn't working (crashing, freezes, not ringing, not vibrating, not placing or receiving calls), device locks up, keypad doesn't respond. A soft reset is like rebooting your computer and is often used as the first step in any...
Wireless Charging FAQs
[FAQs]
Information about wireless charging with your mobile device.
Battery Troubleshooting Basics
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Extend Battery Life - Apple® iOS
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Battery Inserting/Removing - Apple® iOS
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Battery Issues - No Power - Apple®
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Battery Overview - Apple® iPhone® 4s
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Battery Percentage - Apple® iPhone® 4s
[Device-Specific Instructions]

Bluetooth

Bluetooth FAQs
[FAQs]
Learn more about Bluetooth wireless networking, and how to use it on your Verizon Wireless devices.
Using the Bluetooth® Headset Pairing Guide
[Device-Specific Instructions]
This links to our guide for connecting/pairing your device to Bluetooth headsets, speakers, keyboards and other accessories. Also links to the Bluetooth car compatibility matrix. Visit our Bluetooth FAQs for additional info. If you're having other issues with your phone or device, visit our Troubleshooting...
Bluetooth® On/Off - Apple® iPhone® 4S
[Device-Specific Instructions]

Calendar

Reminders - Apple® iPhone® 4S
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Will my calendar events transfer to a new device?
[Community]
I do all my iPhone 4s backups on my computer using iTunes. I plan on purchasing a new iPhone 5s soon. If I transfer my 4s backup to the new 5s will it transfer all my calendar events ??

Calling & Dialing

Remove a Block - Call & Message Blocking - My Verizon
[Device-Specific Instructions]
To add a free temporary block to stop unwanted calls and messages, view this info. If you're having issues with your phone or device, visit our Troubleshooting Assistant. These walk you through solutions for issues you may have with your device.
Placing an International Call
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Apple® Article - If you can't hear a person on a call or voicemail or if the sound quality is poor on iPhone®
[Device-Specific Instructions]
If you can't hear a person's voice clearly or hear crackling, static or experience poor voice quality while on a call or listening to a voicemail, view this info.
Add Call & Message Blocking - My Verizon
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Announcement 3 - Suspended Service
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Ensure The 10-Digit Mobile Number Or Email Address is Being Entered Correctly
[Device-Specific Instructions]
This may help if you're having trouble sending a picture/text message. If you're having other issues with your device, visit our Troubleshooting Assistant. These walk you through solutions for issues you may have with your device.
Announcement 2 - Invalid Number
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Announcement 9 - Roamer Dialing Instructions
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Announcement 11 - Authentication error
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Announcement 39 - Authentication Error
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Announcement 4 - Dialing Change
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Call Waiting - Apple® iOS
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Announcement 1 - No page response
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Dial a Number - Apple® iPhone® 4S
[Device-Specific Instructions]
How do I switch back to the first call when I am on call waiting?
[Community]
When I'm on a call and a second call comes in I tap "hold current call and answer." I get connected to the second call and the first call is put on hold. But when I am done with the second call, how do I get back to the first call? I can't find any way to get back to the call that is on hold. I usually...
Plus (+) Dialing - Apple iPhone 4S
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Voice Dial - Apple® iPhone® 4S
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Why am I being prompted for a calling pin?
[Community]
So I changed my phone number and to active the new number I am told to dial *28 SEND which then prompts me to purchase a calling pin or use the existing PIN.  Problem is, I don't ever remember setting up a pin.  Verizon told me to remove my sim card (Iphone 4s) and leave it out, that I didn't...
Why can't I send texts or make calls internationally even though we have global services and wi-fi set up?
[Community]
I can't even get the phone to dial verizon support, the line starts and then immediately disconnects! Very frustrating. Anyone with suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Why can't receive phone calls or texts after activating a new plan with Verizon?
[Community]
Hi everyone. I'm using an iPhone 4S and just opened verizon yesterday. However, I'm not able to receive phone calls or texts, but I'm able to call and text other people and access the web. I already reseted my network settings, triple checked that i'm not forwarding my calls anywhere, and my blocklist...

Camera, Photos & Videos

Unable to Sync with iTunes - Photos
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Camera Settings - Apple® iPhone® 4S
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Can I still use my iPhone for music and camera if it is deactivated?
[Community]
Okay so I love my iPhone, I really do, but with my new job I won't be able to afford the ~$90-95 bill that it costs me anymore. I have really good wifi at home (well.. relatively good wifi for what's in my area lol) and on my university campus so I tend to not even use data as much as I used to unless...
Play a Video - Apple® iPhone® 4S
[Device-Specific Instructions]
What is "Pix Place?"
[Community]
I am new to Iphone...I have received a VZW message re:  Pix Place Account.  I do not every recall setting up such a thing with Verizon.  What is this?

Contacts

Transfer Your Contacts and Media
[Online Tool]
Find out how to transfer your contacts, pictures, videos and songs from your old phone to your new one with this helpful online tool.
Move to iOS® App for Android™
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Import Contacts From a Comma Separated Values (*.csv)/vCard file - Gmail™
[Device-Specific Instructions]
This helps import contacts/numbers to Gmail from a saved file (.csv). If you're having other issues with your phone or device, visit our Troubleshooting Assistant. These walk you through solutions for issues you may have with your device.
Add a Contact - Apple® iPhone® 4S
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Delete a Contact - Apple® iPhone® 4S
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Edit a Contact - Apple® iPhone® 4S
[Device-Specific Instructions]
How do I restore deleted contacts using Backup Assistant?
[Community]
I have been sent to the same page on Verizon's website, but have had no luck finding the "trash can" to find my deleted contacts.  Can anyone help?
How do I transfer my contacts from my Android to my new iPhone?
[Community]
Just got my new iPhone 4S yesterday. How do I transfer the contacts from my old Samsung Strat to my new iPhone? Thanks.
Why did my contacts disappear?
[Community]
Are there any problems with the iPhone 4s? I lost all my contacts. All I can see are plain numbers from my texts Is there a fix? ThxDave
why can't I search my contact since my last back up assist?
[Community]
If I make a call and type in the phone number, it shows up that I'm calling my contact but if I search for that contact in text messaging, contacts, or through the phone contacts, it doesn't come up. Should I restore from my last sync? My iphone is my rolodex, I really need some of these numbers. Thanks...

Data

Promotional Data FAQs
[FAQs]
Learn the about the options to add promotional data to your devices on The MORE EverythingSM Plan.
Data Usage FAQs
[FAQs]
Learn about how your devices use data, how to determine the right amount of data for the devices on your account, and tools to monitor your data usage
How to Set Up the iOS Data Meter Widget
[Video]
The Verizon Data Usage widget for iOS 8 allows you to quickly view your Verizon data usage within the Notifications Center on your Apple device. Watch this video to learn how to set it up.
Length: 0:30
Data Utilization FAQs
[FAQs]
Learn about a free online tool that helps you understand how the devices on your account are using data. Access it through My Verizon and My Verizon Mobile.
Data Gifting FAQs
[FAQs]
Learn about the data gifting program where you can give extra data to others as a gift, and receive it too.
Turn Off/On Facebook® Video Auto Play
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Optimize Data Usage - Apple® iPhone® 4S
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Turn Data Roaming On/Off - Apple® iPhone® 4S
[Device-Specific Instructions]
This helps when you can't connect to the Internet / have no network connection or cannot send/receive email/text/pics/videos. If you're having other issues with your phone or device, visit our Troubleshooting Assistant. These walk you through solutions for issues you may have with your device....
Turn Data On/Off - Apple® iPhone® 4s
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Fetch New Data - Apple iPhone 4S
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Can I add an iPhone without a data plan?
[Community]
I wanto to try a new smart phone but I not interest in internet. Can I get a iPhone with my contract without internet service?
Does Facetime use data?
[Community]
When using facetime, does it use your data?
How can I get Gmail and Instagram to connect over 3G?
[Community]
I've deleted and re-added both, I've rebooted - nothing has worked. I'd be grateful for any help. Gmail says Cannot Get Mail. The mail server imap.gmail.com is not responding.Instagram says Could not refresh feed.
How much data does facetime use?
[Community]
How much data does a FaceTime video call use on an iPhone 4S (3G)?
Will the gps work if I am outside the United States?
[Community]
What information is accessible on i4s when traveling out of the country without an international plan?  Does GPS work?  Can you access saved email? etc?

Date & Time

Date and Time Settings - Apple® iPhone® 4s
[Device-Specific Instructions]

Device ID & Info

Troubleshooting FAQs
[FAQs]
Frequently Asked Questions about device Troubleshooting from Verizon Wireless. Get quick answers to common device issues.
Check for Water Damage - Apple®
[Device-Specific Instructions]
View Device Info - Verizon Wireless Website
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Locating the 4G SIM PIN / PUK
[How to Use Guide]
Learn how to find the SIM PIN and PUK numbers for your 4G LTE SIM card.
How to Use Guide: Identifying Device Damage
[How to Use Guide]
A How to Use guide about identifying device damage.
Damaged Device Fee FAQs
[FAQs]
Learn about the Damaged Device Fee that's assessed if you turn in your device for a Certified Like-New Replacement device and your returned device is found damaged.
Locating ESN or MEID Numbers on Handsets
[General Information]
How to locate the ESN or MEID number on handsets.
Check for Physical Damage - Screen
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Check for Physical Damage - Charging Ports
[Device-Specific Instructions]
View Mac Address - Apple® iPhone® 4S
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Check for Water Damage
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Check for Physical Damage
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Check for Physical Damage - Separated Hinges
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Signal Strength - Apple® iPhone® 4S
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Can I add insurance online?
[Community]
I have had my phone for one week, i originally denied insurance  with the rep but have since changed my mind. I would like to add insurance to my phone but i would like to do it online and not have to call a rep.
How do I change the phone number on a reused device?
[Community]
How to change phone number on a reused device?
View PRL/ERI - Apple® iPhone® 4S
[Device-Specific Instructions]
View Phone Information - Apple® iPhone® 4S
[Device-Specific Instructions]

Device Search

Apple® Article - iOS: Search with Spotlight
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Spotlight Search - Apple® iPhone® 4S
[Device-Specific Instructions]

Device Settings

Do Not Disturb On/Off - Apple® iPhone® 4S
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Restrict App Usage - Apple® iPhone® 4S
[Device-Specific Instructions]
If you'd like to restrict access to apps and hide app icons, view this info. If you're having other issues with your phone or device, visit our Troubleshooting Assistant.
Backlight - Apple® iPhone® 4S
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Allow App Usage - Apple iPhone 4S
[Device-Specific Instructions]
If you'd like to allow access to apps or can't see app icons, view this info. If you're having other issues with your phone or device, visit our Troubleshooting Assistant.
Control Center - Apple® iPhone® 4S
[Device-Specific Instructions]
How do I change the phone number on a reused device?
[Community]
How to change phone number on a reused device?
How do I suspend service on my phone ?
[Community]
my iPhone was stolen and I want to suspend service
How do I wipe and deactivate my old phone?
[Community]
Hi!I recently upgraded to an iphone 6 from my iphone 4s. I followed the instructions to activate the phone (and yes, I turned off the old phone before I did this). My question is: When you activate the new phone, is the old phone automatically deactivated or is there something I need to do additionally?...
Is the iphone 4s capable of 4g?
[Community]
are i phone 4s phones 4g capable
Notifications On/Off - Apple® iPhone® 4S
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Restriction Settings - Apple® iPhone® 4s
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Set Up Printing - Apple® iPhone® 4S
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Why don't I hear a beep when I call someone and they are on the phone?
[Community]
I called my son and he was on the phone but it did not beep to let me know he is on the phone.  Is there a way to turn that off so that when people call you they don't know you are already on the phone?  If so, how do you do that?
Why is my iPhone 4s saying it is disabled?
[Community]
I dropped my iphone  4s and the screen went black, I can not get it turned back on.  I have an Iphone 4s that I had before and it didn't keep a charge very well.  But I want to use it till I can get a replacement.  But when I turned it on it says it is disabled...how can I get this...

Email/Gmail

Unlock a Gmail™ Account
[Device-Specific Instructions]
If you can't remember your Gmail user name/password or your account has been locked, this info will help you. If you're having other issues with your device, visit our Troubleshooting Assistant. These walk you through solutions for issues you may have with your device.
Recover Gmail™ Sign-in Information
[Device-Specific Instructions]
This helps if you're receiving invalid Gmail user name/password errors or your account has been locked. If you're having other issues with your device, visit our Troubleshooting Assistant. These walk you through solutions for issues you may have with your device.
Internet Spam Blocking - My Verizon Website
[Device-Specific Instructions]
To permanently block text message spam sent from email addresses, email domains and/or text nicknames, view this info. If you're having issues with your phone or device, visit our Troubleshooting Assistant. These walk you through solutions for issues you may have with your device.
Import Contacts From a Comma Separated Values (*.csv)/vCard file - Gmail™
[Device-Specific Instructions]
This helps import contacts/numbers to Gmail from a saved file (.csv). If you're having other issues with your phone or device, visit our Troubleshooting Assistant. These walk you through solutions for issues you may have with your device.
Configure the Email Client to Leave Messages on Server after Retrieval - Windows®
[Device-Specific Instructions]
This often helps if you get emails on your computer/PC but not on your phone. If you're having other issues with your phone/device, visit our Troubleshooting Assistant. These walk you through solutions for issues you may have with your device.
Configure the Email Client to Leave Messages on Server after Retrieval
[Device-Specific Instructions]
This often helps if you get emails on your computer/PC but not on your phone. If you're having other issues with your phone/device, visit our Troubleshooting Assistant. These walk you through solutions for issues you may have with your device.
Email Account Settings (Personal POP/IMAP) - Apple® iPhone® 4S
[Device-Specific Instructions]
This info is helpful if you need assistance with your personal (POP/IMAP) email settings and locating common email server addresses for your iPhone. If you're having other issues with your phone or device, visit our Troubleshooting Assistant. These walk you through solutions for issues you may have...
Create Gmail™ Account
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Configure the Email Client to Leave Messages on Server after Retrieval - Macintosh®
[Device-Specific Instructions]
This often helps if you get emails on your computer/PC but not on your phone. If you're having other issues with your phone/device, visit our Troubleshooting Assistant. These walk you through solutions for issues you may have with your device.
Email and Web for Smartphone Download & Set Up Instructions
[PDF]
Instructions for setting up email on your Smartphone.
View Email Messages - Apple® iPhone® 4S
[Device-Specific Instructions]

Find My Phone

How to Find Your Phone
[How to Use Guide]
Learn how to locate a lost or stolen Android, Apple, Windows or Blackberry device.

GPS & Location Based Services

E911 Compliance FAQs
[FAQs]
Review information about calling 911 from your mobile phone.
GPS Location - Apple® iPhone® 4S
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Wireless Location Based Services FAQs
[FAQs]
Learn about location based services.
Improving GPS Performance
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Add Layers (Maps) - Apple® iPhone® 4S
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Reminders - Apple® iPhone® 4S
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Will the gps work if I am outside the United States?
[Community]
What information is accessible on i4s when traveling out of the country without an international plan?  Does GPS work?  Can you access saved email? etc?

Google Backup & restore

Home Screen

Lock/Unlock Screen Portrait Orientation Mode - Apple® iPhone® 4S
[Device-Specific Instructions]
If the screen/display on your device doesn't flip or rotate, this shows how to fix it. If you're having other issues with your phone or device, visit our Troubleshooting Assistant. These walk you through solutions for issues you may have with your device.

Hotspot

Mobile Hotspot FAQs
[FAQs]
Learn about Mobile Hotspot which lets you share your device's Internet connection with other devices using Wi-Fi. Also, find out how to use it and how you're charged for it.
Set Up HotSpot - Apple® iPhone® 4S
[Device-Specific Instructions]
To setup or activate the hotspot on your device for use as an Internet/Wi-Fi connection, follow these instructions. If you're having other issues with your phone or device, visit our Troubleshooting Assistant. These walk you through solutions for issues you may have with your device.
Personal HotSpot Settings - Apple® iPhone® 4S
[Device-Specific Instructions]
To change Personal Hotspot settings, like the Wi-Fi password, on your device, use this info. If you're having other issues with your phone or device, visit our Troubleshooting Assistant.
Turn Personal HotSpot On/Off - Apple® iPhone® 4S
[Device-Specific Instructions]
This shows how to turn the hotspot feature, which enables your device to be used as an Internet connection for other devices, on or off. If you're having other issues with your phone or device, visit our Troubleshooting Assistant.
How do I set up a mobile hotspot on my iPhone 4s?
[Community]
looking for info on 4s 3G hot spot how does it work?

Internet & Web Browser

Determining Internet Connection Speeds
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Apple® Article - iOS: Setting up VPN
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Clear Temporary Internet Files - Apple® iPhone® 4s
[Device-Specific Instructions]
If you're having trouble connecting to the Internet or a web page won't display on your device, follow these steps. If you're having other issues with your phone or device, visit our Troubleshooting Assistant. These walk you through solutions for issues you may have with your device.
Reboot the Router
[Device-Specific Instructions]
View Browser History - iOS
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Apple® Article - Using FaceTime
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Browser Cookies On/Off - Apple® iPhone® 4s
[Device-Specific Instructions]
If you can't browse the Internet or view website images on your device, view this info. If you're having other issues with your phone or device, visit our Troubleshooting Assistant. These walk you through solutions for issues you may have with your device.
JavaScript Settings - Apple® iPhone® 4s
[Device-Specific Instructions]
If you can't view websites or pages won't load/render on your device, checking your JavaScript settings often helps. If you're having other issues with your phone or device, visit our Troubleshooting Assistant. These walk you through solutions for issues you may have with your device.
Add a Browser Bookmark - Apple® iPhone® 4S
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Web Browser - Apple® iPhone® 4S
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Websites - Apple® iPhone® 4S
[Device-Specific Instructions]

Keyboard

How do I type symbols using 4S keypad?
[Community]
How to type symbols such as $ using 4s keypad?
Keyboard Settings - Apple® iPhone® 4S
[Device-Specific Instructions]

Language

Language Selection - Apple® iPhone® 4S
[Device-Specific Instructions]

Memory/Storage

View Storage Meter/Upgrade Memory - Verizon Cloud - Website
[Device-Specific Instructions]
To see how much Cloud storage you have left or to add more storage for pictures, music, videos and documents, view this info. If you're having issues with your phone or device, visit our Troubleshooting Assistant. These walk you through solutions for issues you may have with your device.
Memory Card Formatting
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Check Memory - Apple® iPhone® 4S
[Device-Specific Instructions]

Music

MP3 Player FAQs
[FAQs]
Learn about playing music on your mobile device.
Apple article - Latest iTunes® Version
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Play Music Files - Apple® iPhone® 4S
[Device-Specific Instructions]

Navigating & Multitasking

Apple® Article - Family Sharing
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Recently Used Apps - Apple® iPhone® 4S
[Device-Specific Instructions]
To view, open and close recently used apps, view this info. If you're having other issues with your phone or device, visit our Troubleshooting Assistant. These walk you through solutions for issues you may have with your device.

Operating System & Software

Software Update: Apple iPhone 4s
[Updates]
Discover the benefits of the most recent software update available, and view instructions for how to download it to your Apple iPhone 4s.
Reset Network Settings - Apple® iPhone® 4s
[Device-Specific Instructions]
If you can't connect to the Internet or send/receive emails and messages (text/picture/video) on your device, this could help. If you're having other issues with your phone or device, visit our Troubleshooting Assistant. These walk you through solutions for issues you may have with your device.
Install System Updates - iTunes®
[Device-Specific Instructions]
iOS Updates - Apple® iPhone® 4s
[Device-Specific Instructions]
This provides instructions for updating the software/iOS on your iPhone. If you're having other issues with your phone or device, visit our Troubleshooting Assistant. These walk you through solutions for issues you may have with your device.
Erase all Content and Settings - Apple® iPhone® 4s
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Erasing all content and settings (hard reset) may help with: screen not working (blank or frozen screen), app issues (app crashing, app freezing, app running slow), keypad/touch screen not working, audio problems (can't hear, making noises), not being able to place or receive calls, device not syncing....
Reset All Settings - Apple® iPhone® 4s
[Device-Specific Instructions]
If your device crashes and resets itself, apps freeze/hang or reset the device, restoring your device to default settings often helps. If you're having other issues with your phone or device, visit our Troubleshooting Assistant. These walk you through solutions for issues you may have with your device....
Restarting the Operating System - Macintosh
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Can I downgrade my IOS?
[Community]
How do i downgrade from IOS7.1 to 7.06?
How do I get my device to restart after an update?
[Community]
Tried to update my phone but it won't restart. Apple appears, then goes dark. Plugging into computer but does nothing. iTunes doesn't show device attached. Help?

SIM Card

Locate the 4G SIM PIN/PUK - My Verizon Website
[Device-Specific Instructions]
If you're unable to send/receive calls or connect to the Internet, this could help. If you're having other issues with your phone or device, visit our Troubleshooting Assistant. These walk you through solutions for issues you may have with your device.
Remove the SIM Card - Apple iPhone 4S
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Inserting/removing a SIM is helpful when receiving activation errors (SIM not detected/Not valid/failure/not recognized/misaligned), having trouble with the browser or have a blank/frozen screen on a 4G device. If you're having other issues with your phone or device, visit our Troubleshooting Assistant....
4G SIM Card Tips and Tricks
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Apple® Article - If you see 'No SIM' alert on iPhone
[Device-Specific Instructions]
If you see an "Invalid SIM" or "No SIM Card installed" alert on your iPhone, view this info.
View the SIM Card Number - Apple iPhone 4S
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Unblock SIM PIN - Apple® iPhone® 4S
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Insert the SIM Card - Apple® iPhone® 4s
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Can I have my device unlocked for use in both the U.S. and Mexico?
[Community]
I bought an iPhone 4s of a friend, in hopes of using it in Mexico, then when I crossed over to Us for work, use VZW. He mentioned it was unlocked, but after I restored and reset, the splash screen said use SIM for International Roaming. I tried inserting a SIM card from Mexico but didnt accept it,...
Can I use a de-activated 4S in Europe with a foreign SIM card?
[Community]
Can I use a de-activated 4S in Europe with a foreign SIM card?
Can I use an unlocked iPhone 4s in Greece?
[Community]
hello, my name is valentinos and iam from greece i have bought an iphone 4s from ebay and is activated at verizon us. i didnt know that in usa the verizon use cdma network and here in greece we have gsm so i would like an (anwser ) if i could to unlock it or to used it in greece . thanks!! my phone...
Can I use my 4s SIM card in a Nexus 5?
[Community]
I have a Verizon iPhone 4S, my question is has anybody used their SIM card in a Nexus 5? For some reason Verizon doesn't like Nexus!
How do I have a main phone and a usable backup device?
[Community]
Hi Guys,I'm Looking to use one of my old phones as a backup phone(to take on trips, so if i drop it i still have my main one)My main phone is an lg g2 (verizon)and my backup one is an iphone 4s (verizon).So how would i make the backup phone usable? Do I just swap the sim card any time i need it?Any...
SIM Failure & No Service ???
[Community]
Can any one offer help with a 4S iphone that says "SIM Failure" when it comes off a night on the charging station? I also get "No Service" and since this is my only phone, it's very frustrating. After a visit to a Verizon store and an online chat with a Verizon rep, I have learned that rebooting the phone...
What will happen to my device if I use an international SIM card?
[Community]
I will be travelling to the UK.  I have Verizon service on an iPhone 4S.  My intention is to switch out the SIM card when I get there after purchasing a new SIM card with a UK phone number to give to friends and family to call me on. Questions:1) According to what I have read, my Verizon...
Where can I find the PUK code for my iPhone 4s?
[Community]
My iPhone 4s says PUK locked.  Your sim cannot be accessed. Does anyone know how to undo this?
Will I be able to use my SIM card to activate a new device?
[Community]
Hello. If I were to get an Apple iPhone 6 or a Samsung S6 Galaxy Edge from an old Apple iPhone 4S, would I just reuse iPhone 4S' old SIM card into one of these newer smartphones without having to do anything else? Or is there something else I have to do for Verizon Wireless service? Thank you...

Sounds, Volume & Audio

Apple® Article - If you hear no sound or distorted sound from your iPhone®, iPad®, or iPod touch® speaker
[Device-Specific Instructions]
If you can't hear anything from the built-in speaker on your iPhone or iPad, or if the sound is distorted, muffled, intermittent or you hear static or crackling noises, view this info.
Resolve Volume Issues
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Do Not Disturb On/Off - Apple® iPhone® 4S
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Test Microphone - Apple® iOS
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Set Ringtones - Apple® iPhone® 4S
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Speakerphone - Apple® iPhone® 4S
[Device-Specific Instructions]
How can I hear my texts?
[Community]
I can't hear my incoming text messages. Can anyone assist?
Vibrate Mode - Apple® iPhone® 4S
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Volume Controls - Apple® iPhone®
[Device-Specific Instructions]

Text & Multimedia Messaging

Create and Send a Text Message - Verizon Wireless Website
[Device-Specific Instructions]
If you'd like to send a text message from your computer/PC to another Verizon Wireless number, this info helps. If you're having issues with your device, visit our Troubleshooting Assistant. These walk you through solutions for issues you may have with your device.
Text Messaging FAQs
[FAQs]
Learn all about text messaging, including how much it costs, how to do it and more.
How To Use Verizon Messages
[Video]
Watch this video to learn how to customize messages, use Integrated Messaging on your phone, tablet and computer and take picture messaging to the next level with Verizon Messages.
Length: 4:03
Text to Landline FAQs
[FAQs]
Learn about sending a text message to a non-mobile phone, including how much it costs and how the recipient will get the message.
Send Picture/Video Message using Email
[Device-Specific Instructions]
iMessage On/Off - Apple® iPhone® 4S
[Device-Specific Instructions]
If you've recently changed OS types (Apple, Android, Windows, BlackBerry) or are unable to send/receive text messages on your iPhone or messages from other iPhones aren't blue (iMessages), this may help. If you're having other issues with your phone or device, visit our Troubleshooting Assistant....
Determining Message Type - Apple iOS
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Cancel Text Messaging Subscriptions
[Device-Specific Instructions]
MMS Messaging On/Off - Apple® iPhone® 4S
[Device-Specific Instructions]
If you're unable to send/receive picture messages, checking your MMS messaging settings often helps. If you're having other issues with your phone or device, visit our Troubleshooting Assistant. These walk you through solutions for issues you may have with your device.
Group Messaging - Apple® iPhone® 4S
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Picture / Video Messaging email address
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Garbled Message - iOS
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Apple® Article - iOS: Using Messages
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Auto Signature - Apple® iPhone® 4S
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Blocking texts
[Community]
Is it possible to "block" someone from whom I don't want to receive a text ?
Delete Message - Apple® iPhone® 4S
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Enable/Disable SMS - Apple® iPhone® 4s
[Device-Specific Instructions]
How do I receive my texts as iMessages?
[Community]
Greetings, I had my iPhone 4s and DH's 4s side by side right now trying to figure out why I am missing a boatload of messages coming from DH's iPhone since yesterday morning. What I know: 1. DH upgraded to OS 7.1 yesterday (as per settings in phone) Not sure what the OS was before that,...
What happens to a blocked number when they try to text you?
[Community]
I have heard mixed answers on this.  I have an iphone, and so does the number I blocked.  I have turned off iMessage, and am curious what, on his end, will happen if he tries to text me.  Will it say "delivered" as normal, or will it turn green with the red exclamation that says "message...
Why are people getting e-mails when I text them?
[Community]
So I recently changed my phone number and after completing the activation steps successfully, I started texting my contacts my new number.  However, some of my contacts are receiving an email that seems to just show a snapshot of the text I sent them.  Any ideas on what could be happening? ...
Why are some messages green and others blue?
[Community]
when i message everyone in my contacts they send as green and when i send a message to my fiances phone that is on the same account why are they blue?
Why can't I activate iMessage or FaceTime?
[Community]
Hello! I had my iPhone 4S replaced yesterday, and since the new one was activated I have not been able to activate iMessage or FaceTime. It is worth noting that my old phone, as well as my iPod Touch and Macbook are all connected to iMessage on the same iCloud account with no issues. I've spoken...
Why can't I send texts or make calls internationally even though we have global services and wi-fi set up?
[Community]
I can't even get the phone to dial verizon support, the line starts and then immediately disconnects! Very frustrating. Anyone with suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Why can't receive phone calls or texts after activating a new plan with Verizon?
[Community]
Hi everyone. I'm using an iPhone 4S and just opened verizon yesterday. However, I'm not able to receive phone calls or texts, but I'm able to call and text other people and access the web. I already reseted my network settings, triple checked that i'm not forwarding my calls anywhere, and my blocklist...

Tips, Tricks & Shortcuts

Top 10 Things to Do with Your New Smartphone
[General Information]
Get the most out of your new smartphone with this list of practical tips to help you get started.
Can I get alerts to one of my devices when a stolen device is turned on?
[Community]
someone has turned it on 3 days in a row.  ive run the locator, but it does not good while the phone is off.  they only turn it on long enough to get stopped by my password on the phone.  but, data statistics on the phone that it has been turned on, and data cant be sent nor received while...
Capture a Screenshot - Apple® iPhone® 4s
[Device-Specific Instructions]
How do I erase everything on my iPhone 4s?
[Community]
how do you clear an apple iPhone 4s out?
How do I get my device to restart after an update?
[Community]
Tried to update my phone but it won't restart. Apple appears, then goes dark. Plugging into computer but does nothing. iTunes doesn't show device attached. Help?
How do I get pictures from my computer off of my iPhone 4s?
[Community]
When I plugged my phone into my computer to download my pics onto my computer, the computer downloaded all my pictures on my phone. I have tried many times to get rid of the pics, but I am not able too. With all those pics there I am not able to do any software updates, how can I get rid of all those...
How do I use my old iPhone as an iPod?
[Community]
I have an old iPhone 4s that is all cleared out and I can not get past the welcome screen, even when I plug it into iTunes. I want to give it to my little sister to take with her on a trip to use for wifi and media and am not sure what to do to enable this to happen.
My screen is magnified and I can't enter my passcode. How do I reset the screen?
[Community]
4s screen is magnified so a pass code cannot be entered.  Pinching does not take the figures back to normal size.  How do I get it to respond?
What do I do if my device is not responding?
[Community]
All the sudden when i go to unlock my phone it only swipes halfway, i held down the power button and the home button and nothing works i have an iphone 4s

Transfer Content to/from Device

Back Up & Transfer Content Between Devices
[General Information]
Learn the simple way to back up and transfer content with Verizon Cloud and find out about other options.

Visual & Hearing Accessibility

TTY Settings On/Off - Apple® iPhone® 4S
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Reduce Motion Setting - Apple® iPhone® 4S
[Device-Specific Instructions]

Wallpapers/Theme

Wallpaper - Picture - Apple® iPhone® 4S
[Device-Specific Instructions]

Wi-Fi & Network

Wi-Fi FAQs
[FAQs]
Information about using Wi-Fi networks with a mobile device, like a smartphone or tablet.
Add a Wi-Fi Network - Apple® iPhone® 4
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Add a Wi-Fi Network - Apple® iPhone® 4S
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Can I activate an iPhone 4s from Sprint on Verizon?
[Community]
I have an i phone 4S and the current carrier is Sprint, can i activate and use the phone with Verizon?
How do I connect to Wi-Fi without any networks listed?
[Community]
So I went to bed with wifi that was working just fine and one that I normally never have an issue with. I woke up this morning to a text from Verizon saying that my data was at 75% (I have 2 GB and given that I'm always near a place with wireless it's suited me just fine for years), and noticed that my...
How do I get rid of "No Internet" pop-up?
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I have an iPhone 4S. All day today I can't get anything on the Internet. It keeps saying no internet. I can see I have wifi connection. It doesn't even work when I leave home. Phone calls working fine.
What constitutes data usage?
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what constitutes data usage?
Wi-Fi On/Off - Apple® iPhone® 4S
[Device-Specific Instructions]
  • Upgrade to the iPhone SE.

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