Activate / Set Up Device - HTC One® (M8) for Windows®

If you need to transfer contacts and media from one device to another, follow these step-by-step instructions before activating the new device.

Note Notes:

  1. From the "Welcome" screen, select the appropriate language then tap next (located at the bottom).
    Note Selected when the text appears in red.
  2. From the "Terms Of Use" screen, review the info then tap accept to continue.
  3. Connect to Wi-Fi or tap skip.
  4. On Wi-Fi Sense screen select desired Wi-Fi settings then tap next.
  5. Select an option to choose phone settings:
    • Recommended
      Note If selected, skip to step 7.
    • Custom
  6. From the "Custom setup" screen, select any of the following settings to enable or disable then tap next:
    Note Enabled when a check mark is present.
    • Allow cellular data usage on your phone
    • Send Wi-Fi connection information to help discover nearby Wi-Fi
    • Send keyboard usage information to improve text suggestions and more
    • Let apps use my advertising ID for experiences across apps
    • Send phone usage feedback to help improve Microsoft and partner products and services
    • Automatically download and install Windows Phone updates
    • Automatically update Store apps
    • Send my location to Microsoft when my phone is activated
  7. From the "Time and region" screen, configure the country/region and time zone settings as appropriate then tap next.
  8. From the "Keep your life in sync" screen, tap Sign in or create one, starting at step 7.
    Note If Sign in later is selected, skip to step 13.
    Note To set up a Microsoft Account at a later date, refer to Add a Microsoft Account.
  9. Enter the Microsoft Account Email address and Password then tap next.
  10. If presented with the "Restore phone" screen, tap the device to restore your data from or tap "don't restore", then tap next.
  11. If presented with the "Back up?" screen, tap yes.
  12. If presented with the "Cortana " set up screen, tap not now, thanks.
    Note Refer to Set Up Cortana to set up at a later date.
  13. If presented with "All the apps have finished installing", tap next.
  14. From the "Almost done" screen, tap next.
  15. From the "Verizon Setup Wizard" screen (Backup Assistant Plus setup), tap not now (located in the lower left).
    Note Once setup is complete, refer to Initial Setup - Backup Assistant Plus.
  16. From the "Privacy Caution and Data Use" screen, review the info then tap accept (located in the lower-right) to continue.
  17. From the "Automatic Phone Updates" screen, review the info then tap next.
  18. From the "All Done" screen, tap done (located in the lower-left).