Activate / Set Up Device - HTC Desire® 526 4G LTE Prepaid

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

Note Notes:

  • 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).
  • For more info on prepaid service activation, refer to Set up Verizon Prepaid Service.


  1. If powered off, press and hold the Power button (located on the right edge) until the logo appears then release.
  2. From the Welcome screen, tap the appropriate Language then tap Next (located in the lower-right).
    Note Allow several seconds for activation to complete.
  3. If presented to select a Wi-Fi network, tap SKIP > SKIP ANYWAY.
  4. If presented, sign in with the Google account that was previously synced on the device.
  5. When presented with 'Your new Verizon Wireless phone is now active', tap Next.
  6. If presented with 'Terms of use' screen, tap (check) the following, if desired, to enable then tap NEXT:
    • Share my precise location
    • Share my personal usage data
  7. From the Email Accounts screen, tap Skip.
  8. From Add your account (Google) the Got Google screen, navigate: SKIP > SKIP.
  9. From the 'Protect your phone' screen, tap SKIP > SKIP ANYWAY.
  10. Review the Google & Location notices to enable the services as desired then tap NEXT.
    Note Enabled when a check mark is present.
  11. From the Summary screen, tap Done.


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