Activate / Set Up Device - Sony Xperia® Z3v

If you are upgrading your existing Verizon device, follow these steps to activate before proceeding with the instructions below.

Caution To avoid potential issues, review the following::

  • If performing first time (out-of-the-box) setup, ensure the SIM card is inserted.
  • Accounts (e.g., Gmail, email, etc.) should be set up after activating the device (see Related Topics).
  • To activate the device on prepaid service, refer to Set up Verizon Prepaid Service.

  1. If powered off, press and hold the Power button (located on the right-edge) until the Sony logo appears then release.
  2. From the "Data disclaimer" screen, review the terms then tap Agree.
  3. Tap the appropriate language then tap Next (located in the lower-right).
    Note Allow several seconds for activation to complete.
  4. From the "Phone Activation" screen, tap Next.
  5. From the Verizon Cloud screen, tap Skip then tap Not Now.
  6. From the Email setup screen, tap Skip.
  7. From the Tap & Go screen, tap Skip.
  8. From the Add your account (Google) screen, navigate: Skip > Skip.
  9. From the Google services screen, tap any of the following services to enable or disable then tap Next.
    Note Enabled when a check mark is present.
    • Use Google's location service
    • Help improve location services
    • Help improve your Android experience
  10. From the Setup Wizard section, review the Summary then tap Done.

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