Activating Your New Verizon Wireless Android® Tablet

This guide is for both new and existing Verizon Wireless customers who have purchased a new or Certified Pre-Owned Android tablet and have a Verizon 4G LTE SIM card. If you're bringing your own non-Verizon Android tablet or need a new Verizon 4G LTE SIM card, see our Bring your own device page.

Step 1

    Back up contacts and content from your old tablet

    Note: If you haven't had a tablet before, or you've already backed up your contacts and content, go to Step 2: Activate and set up your new tablet.

    Back up and transfer your contacts and other media (e.g., photos and videos) using Verizon Cloud, the Content Transfer app, or other means. For more information about backing up and transferring content, go to our Transfer Your Content & Media page.

Step 2

    Activate and set up your new tablet
    1. Charge your tablet.
    2. Turn it on.
    3. Follow the onscreen instructions to activate and set up your tablet.
      • If you're on a standard monthly plan: Activation will begin immediately.
      • If you're on a prepaid plan: You'll be prompted to purchase a data plan during initial setup. Activation will begin shortly after signing up for service.
    4. Note: It may take a few minutes to complete activation.

    5. If you backed up contacts and media from your old tablet, restore it to your new tablet. Refer to our Transfer Your Content & Media page to learn how.

    For some newer Android tablets, you can view step-by-step instructions for many of your tablet's features with our Interactive Simulators. Just select your tablet from the list on the main page.

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