Activate / Set Up Device - Samsung Galaxy S® III

If you are upgrading your existing Verizon device, follow these steps to activate before proceeding with the instructions below.

Caution To avoid potential issues, review the following:


  1. If powered off, press and hold the Power button (on the right edge) until the Samsung logo appears then release.
  2. From the Welcome screen, tap the appropriate language then tap Next (lower-right).
  3. If presented with the Activation complete screen, tap Start the setup wizard (at the bottom).
  4. From the Verizon Cloud screen, tap Skip then tap Not Now.
  5. From the Email setup screen, tap Skip then tap Next.
  6. Select the desired Location services (e.g., Verizon Location Services, etc.) then tap Next.
    Note Enabled when a check mark is present.
  7. From the Got Google screen, navigate: No > Not now.
  8. From the 'Welcome to your new phone' screen, select Done (lower-right).


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