Samsung Galaxy J3 Mission - 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.

Caution To avoid potential issues, review the following:

  • Video Camera Icon For a quick overview watch this video.
  • View this info if performing first time (out-of-the-box) setup.
  • Accounts (e.g., Gmail, email, etc.) should be set up after activating the device (see Related Topics).
  • Wi-Fi Calling settings don't transfer after switching devices and/or performing a factory data reset. You need to enable Wi-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. From the 'Start' screen, select the appropriate language then tap the Next icon Next icon.
  3. In order to enter setup, you must accept the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy. Tap the check boxes to select them then tap AGREE.
  4. If presented with a Phone Activation screen, tap NEXT or tap 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.
  5. From the 'Set up Wi-Fi' screen, tap SKIP (lower-right).
  6. From the 'Google Sign in' screen, tap Skip (lower-left).
  7. From the 'Name' screen, enter your name then tap NEXT.
  8. From the 'Protect your phone' screen, select Not now then tap SKIP ANYWAY.
  9. From the 'Google services' screen, tap any of the following services turn on Switch on or off Switch off then tap NEXT.
    • Use Google's location service to help apps
    • Improve location accuracy
    • Help improve your Android experience
  10. From the 'Verizon Cloud' screen, tap SKIP then tap NOT NOW.
  11. From the 'Email Setup' screen, tap SKIP.
  12. From the 'Personalize your phone' screen, tap SKIP.
  13. From the 'Ready to Go' screen, tap GOT IT.


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