Activate / Set Up Device - Samsung Galaxy J1™

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

Note Notes:

  1. If powered off, press and hold the Power button (located on the right edge of the device) until the Samsung logo appears then release.
  2. From the "Welcome" screen, tap the appropriate language then tap NEXT.
  3. From the Phone activation screen, tap Activate My Phone.
  4. From the Email Setup screen, navigate: Skip > Skip Anyway.
    Note Once setup is complete, refer to Add an Existing Google Account or Create a New Google Account.
  5. Wait a few moments as the device checks for updates. Tap NEXT to install any updates (if applicable).
  6. From the Add your account (Google) screen, navigate: Skip > Skip Anyway.
    Note Once setup is complete, refer to Add an Existing Google Account or Create a New Google Account.
  7. Tap First and enter your first name then tap Next.
  8. Enter your last name then tap Done.
  9. Tap NEXT.
  10. 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
  11. From the Samsung account screen, tap Sign in later.
    Note To add a Samsung account after initial setup, from a Home screen navigate: Apps > Settings > Add account > Samsung account.
  12. From the Setup Wizard summary screen, tap Done (located in the lower right).
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