LG G5 - Activate / Set Up Device

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:

  • 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.
  • Wi-Fi Calling settings don't transfer after switching devices and/or performing a factory data reset. You need to enable W-Fi Calling manually if you want to use it.

  1. If powered off, press and hold the Power button (on the back) until the Google logo appears then release.
  2. Select the appropriate language then tap Next.
    Note Allow several seconds for activation to complete.
    Tap Next
  3. From the 'Phone activation' screen, tap NEXT or ACTIVATE NOW (if available).
    Note If prompted, enter the account PIN then follow the onscreen prompts (see Account PIN FAQs for additional info).
    Note If activating a new phone, ensure the old phone is powered off and allow several minutes for the deactivation of the old phone to complete.
    Tap Next
  4. From the 'Set up Wi-Fi' screen, tap Skip.
    Tap Skip
  5. From the 'Welcome to your VS987' screen, tap either 'Copy your data' or 'Set up as new'.
    Tap an Option
  6. From the 'Google Sign in' screen, enter your Gmail username then tap Next.
    Tap Next
  7. Enter your Gmail password then tap Next.
    Tap Next
  8. From the 'Add phone number' screen tap Skip.
    Tap Skip
  9. To continue, review the Terms of Service and the Privacy Policy then tap I agree.
    Tap I Agree
  10. From the 'Add your fingerprint' screen, tap No, thanks, then tap Next.
    Tap Next
  11. Tap Skip Anyway.
  12. From the 'Google services' screen, select the desired options then tap I Agree.
    Tap I Agree
  13. From the 'Meet your Google Assistant' screen tap Skip.
    Tap Skip
  14. From the 'Verizon Cloud' screen, tap Skip then tap Not Now.
    Note To add Verizon Cloud after initial setup, from a Home screen navigate: Verizon apps folder > Cloud.
    Tap Skip
  15. From the 'Email Accounts' screen, tap Skip.
    Tap Skip
  16. From the 'Ready to go!' screen, tap Got It.
    Tap Got It

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