Samsung Galaxy S® 4 - Activate / Set Up Device

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 (located on the right edge) until the Samsung logo appears then release.
  2. Tap the appropriate language then tap Next (located on the lower-right).
  3. From the Phone activation screen, tap Next.
  4. From the Restore your contacts screen, tap Next.
    Note If restoring contacts is not desired, de-select (unchecked) Sync contacts.
  5. From the Email setup screen, tap Skip.
  6. From the Tap & Go screen, tap Skip.
    Note To configure Tap & Go settings after initial setup, from a Home screen navigate: Apps > Settings > NFC.
  7. From the Add your account (Google) screen, navigate: Skip > Skip Anyway.
  8. From the Name screen, enter the first and last names then tap Next.
  9. From the Google services screen, tap any of the following services to enable or disable then tap Next.
    Note Enabled when a check mark is present.
    • Use Google's location service
    • Help improve location services
    • Help improve your Android experience
  10. From the Setup Wizard summary screen, tap Done (located in the lower-right).
  11. From the Samsung account screen, tap Skip then tap No.

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