Samsung Galaxy J3 V / Galaxy J3 (3rd Gen.) - 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:

 

  1. If powered off, press and hold the Power button (located on the right side of the phone) until the 'Samsung Galaxy J3 V' screen appears then release.
  2. Select the appropriate language then tap the Start icon.
    Select language then tap Right arrow icon
  3. To continue, review the 'Terms and Conditions' screen then tap Next.
    Review the Terms and Conditions then tap Next
  4. If presented with the 'Phone Activation' screen, tap NEXT.
    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.
    Tap Next
  5. From the 'Set up Wi-Fi' screen, select a network then enter the password.
    Note If you choose 'SKIP', you can add a Wi-Fi network after setup is complete.
    Select a network then enter the password
  6. Sign in to your existing Google™ account or create a new one.
    Note If you choose 'SKIP', you can add your Google account after setup is complete.
    Sign in to your existing Google account or create a new one
  7. From the 'Protect your phone' screen, tap an option.
    Note If you choose 'Not now', you can add a screen lock after setup is complete.
    Tap an option
  8. From the 'Google services screen', select any of the following to turn on Switch on or off Switch off then tap ACCEPT (scroll to the bottom):
    • Help apps find location
    • Improve location accuracy
    • Send system data

Select any of the following to turn on or off then tap ACCEPT

  1. From the 'Verizon Cloud' screen, tap NEXT.
    Note If you choose 'SKIP', you can set up Verizon Cloud after setup is complete.
    Tap NEXT
  2. From the 'Email setup' screen, select an email account type then enter your sign-in info.
    Note If you choose 'SKIP', you can add an email account after setup is complete.
    Tap NEXT
  3. From the 'Security & Privacy' screen, tap ACCEPT.
    Tap ACCEPT
  4. From the 'Personalize your phone' screen you can sign in to your Samsung account, create a Samsung account, adjust font size and screen zoom or extend your battery life.
    Note If desired, tap SKIP to reach the end of the Setup Wizard.
    Tap ACCEPT
  5. From the 'Setup Wizard is complete' screen, tap DONE (lower-right).
    Tap ACCEPT

 

Video Camera Icon If you'd like additional support, check out this Getting Started With a New Smartphone video.

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