Activate / Set Up Device - The all new HTC One® (M8)

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:

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


  1. If powered off, press and hold the Power button (upper-right edge) until the HTC logo appears then release.
  2. If presented, drag the Lock icon Lock Icon (located at the bottom) to the middle of the screen.
  3. Tap the appropriate Language then tap Next (lower-right).
    Note Allow several seconds for activation to complete.
  4. From the Phone activation screen, tap Next.
  5. Enable any of the following then tap NEXT:
    Note Enabled when a checkmark is present
    • Share my precise location
    • Share my personal usage data
  6. From the Verizon Cloud screen, tap Skip then tap Not Now.
  7. From the Email setup screen, tap Skip.
  8. From the Add your account (Google) screen, navigate: Skip > Skip Anyway.
  9. Tap Done.


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