LG V30® - 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:

  • if performing this setup for the first time (out-of-the-box), view this info.
  • 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.
  • Video Camera  Icon For a quick overview watch this video.


  1. If powered off, press and hold the Power button (on the back) until the LG logo appears then release.
  2. 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.
  3. Select the appropriate language then tap NEXT.
    Note Allow several seconds for activation to complete.
  4. Setup Wi-Fi or Choose SKIP
  5. If you'd like to restore your info from a backup or transer your stuff from an old device, tap 'Copy your data'. If you'd like a frest start, tap 'Set up as new'.
  6. From Sign in with your Google Account screen, navigate: SKIP > SKIP.
  7. From the Name screen, enter the first and last names, tap NEXT.
  8. If you'd like to use your fingerprint to unlock your device, see locked content, and make purchases, tap one of the following:
    • Set up fingerprint.
    • Set up only Knock Code, pattern, pin or password.
    • You can also tap No, thanks.
  9. From the Google services screen, select any of the following to enable or disable then tap AGREE (may require scrolling to the bottom).
    Note Enabled when a check mark is present.
    • Help apps find your location
    • Improve location accuracy
    • Help improve your Android experience
  10. 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 Verizon apps folder > Cloud.
  11. From the Email Accounts screen, tap SKIP.
  12. If you like to add Digital Secure to protect your phone from malware, viruses and other threats tap ACCEPT or SKIP.
  13. Tap GOT IT to complete set up.


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