Activate / Set Up Device - Samsung Galaxy J3 V

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 (located on the right edge) until the Samsung logo appears then release.
  2. Tap the appropriate language then tap NEXT (located on the lower-right).
  3. From the Phone Activation screen, tap Next or tap Activate Now (if available).
    Note If prompted, enter the last 4 digits of the Account Owner's Social Security Number or the Billing Password.
    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.
  4. If presented, from the "Verify your account" screen, sign in with a Google Account that was previously synced on the device.
  5. From the Add your account (Google) screen, navigate: SKIP > SKIP.
  6. From the Name screen, enter the first and last names then tap NEXT.
  7. From the "Protect your phone" screen, tap (uncheck) Protect this device then tap SKIP > SKIP ANYWAY.
  8. 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.
    • Help apps find your location
    • Improve location accuracy
    • Help improve your Android experience
  9. From the Verizon Cloud screen, tap SKIP then tap NOT NOW.
    Note To add Verizon Cloud after initial setup, from a Home screen navigate: Apps > Verizon folder > Cloud.
  10. From the Email setup screen, tap SKIP.
  11. From the Setup Wizard summary screen, tap DONE (located in the lower-right).
  12. From the Samsung account screen, tap SKIP.
    Note To add a Samsung account after initial setup, from a Home screen navigate: Apps > Settings > Add account > Samsung account.

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