Activate / Set Up Device - Samsung Galaxy S® 4 mini

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:

  • Ensure the SIM card is inserted if performing first time (out-of-the-box) setup.
  • Accounts (e.g., Gmail, email, etc.) should be set up after activating the device (see Related Topics).
  • To activate the device on prepaid service, refer to Set up Verizon Prepaid Service.


  1. If powered off, press and hold the Power button (on the right edge) until the 'Samsung Galaxy S® 4 mini' screen appears then release.
  2. Tap the appropriate Language then tap Next (lower-right).
    Note Allow several seconds for activation to complete.
  3. From the 'Your Verizon Wireless phone is now active' screen, tap Next.
  4. From the 'Restore your contacts' screen, tap Next.
    Note To disable contact syncing, ensure Sync contacts is unchecked.
  5. From the Email setup screen, tap Skip.
  6. From the Got Google screen, navigate: No > Not now.
  7. From the 'This phone belongs to..' screen, enter First and Last names then tap the Next icon Next icon (lower-right).
  8. From the Setup Wizard summary screen, tap Done (lower-right).
  9. From the Samsung account screen, tap Skip.


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