Sonim XP8® - 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:

  1. If powered off, press and hold the Power button until the Sonim logo appears then release.
    Press and hold the Power button
  2. Select the appropriate language then tap Start.
    Select a language then tap Next
  3. From 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
  4. From the 'Connect to Wi-Fi' screen, select a network then enter the password.
    Note If you choose 'Skip', you can add Wi-Fi Networks after setup is complete.
    Select a Wi-Fi network
  5. From the 'Copy apps & data' screen, tap the preferred option.
    Select an option to copy apps & data
  6. Sign in to your existing Google™ account or create a new one then tap Next.
    Note If you choose to 'Skip', you can add your existing Google account after setup is complete.
    Sign in to Gmail
  7. Enter your name then tap NEXT.
    Add your name
  8. From the 'Unlock with fingerprint' screen, tap NEXT.
    Note If you, choose 'Skip', you can add a fingerprint recognition afer setup is complete.
    Add a fingerprint to unlock your phone
  9. From the 'Set a screen lock' screen, enter a 4-digit PIN then tap NEXT.
    Note If you, choose 'Skip', you can add a screen lock after setup is complete
    Add a fingerprint to unlock your phone
  10. From the 'Google Services' screen, select any of the following to turn on Switch on or off Switch off then tap ACCEPT.
    Add a fingerprint to unlock your phone
  11. From the 'Anything else' screen, tap NO THANKS.
    Add a fingerprint to unlock your phone
  12. From the 'Verizon Services' screen, turn any of the following on or off then tap ACCEPT:
    • Location Info
    • Apps Info

Add a fingerprint to unlock your phone

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

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