Press the Power button (top-right edge) to power the iPhone on.
If this is an upgrade or your phone was not activated when purchased, refer to the activation instructions in Power On Activation - iPhone.
Swipe up from the bottom of the screen to choose a language then tap the country or region.
Tap Set Up Manually.
If you have a previous device running iOS 11 or later, follow the directions to use Quick Start to complete auto sign-in.
Tap the Wi-Fi network, enter the Wi-Fi password then tap Join.
If activating over the Verizon network, tap Use Cellular Connection.
From the Data & Privacy section, tap Continue.
When prompted to set up Face ID, tap 'Continue' or 'Set Up Later in Settings'.
Enter your Apple ID and password then tap Next.
If you have an Apple ID already in use on another device, a verification code is sent to that device; you must enter this code to proceed with activation.
If you don't have an Apple ID or have forgotten your sign-in info, refer to one of the following:
From Express Settings, tap 'Continue' or 'Customize Settings'.
From Keep Your iPhone Up to Date, tap 'Continue' or 'Install Updates Manually'.
From iMessage & FaceTime screen, tap 'Continue' or 'Not Now'.
From iCloud Keychain, tap 'Continue' or 'Dont' use iCloud Keychain'.
From Siri screen, tap 'Continue' or 'Set up Later in Settings'.
From Screen Time screen, tap 'Continue' or ' Set Up Later in Settings'.
Tap whether to share analytics with app developers by tapping 'Share with App Developers' or 'Don't Share'.
From the True Tone Display screen, tap Continue.
True Tone adjusts your display based on the ambient light for consistency and for softer light at night.
From Appearance, select 'Light' or 'Dark' then tap Continue.
From Display Zoom. select 'Standard' or 'Zoomed' then tap Continue.
From Go Home screen, tap Continue.
From the Switch Between Recent Apps, tap Continue.
From the Quickly Access Controls, tap Continue.
Swipe up from the bottom of the screen to get started using your iPhone; confirm the status bar at the top of the screen changes from No Service to Verizon.
This process may take 2-3 minutes. If the activation fails, view this support info.