If powered off, press and hold the Power button (located on the back) until the "Hello" logo appears then release.
Allow several seconds for activation to complete.
From the "Setup Wizard" screen, select the appropriate language then tap NEXT.
From the Phone Activation screen, tap NEXT or tap ACTIVATE NOW (if available).
If prompted, enter the last 4 digits of the Account Owner's Social Security Number or the Billing Password.
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.
From "Add your account" (Got Google?) screen, navigate: SKIP > SKIP.
From the Name screen, enter the first and last names then tap NEXT.
Select the appropriate language option then tap NEXT.
From the "Protect your phone" screen, tap the checkbox to unselect "Protect this device"then tap SKIP.
On the Warning pop-up, tapSKIP ANYWAY.
From the "Google services" screen, enable any of the following then tap NEXT.
Enabled when a check mark is present
Help apps find your location
Improve location accuracy
Help improve your Android experience
From the Verizon Cloud screen, tap SKIP then tap NOT NOW.
To add Verizon Cloud after initial setup, from a Home screen navigate: Verizon apps folder > Cloud .