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Trading in your old phone?

Turn off 'Find my iPhone' on your old phone before getting started.

Step 2 Power on your new phone

Hold the power button until the device vibrates, then release.

Step 3 Enter your Verizon PIN

If prompted, from the "Verify Your Account" screen, enter your Verizon Account PIN. Follow the onscreen prompts, then tap Next. If you forgot it, reset or create your Account PIN.

Step 4 Welcome

From the "Let’s go!" screen, select the appropriate language, then tap the right arrow.

Step 5 Agree to the Terms and Conditions

From the "Check out some info to get started" screen, select I have read and agree to all of the above, then tap Next.

Step 6 Activate your new Galaxy S9

From the "Phone activation" screen, tap Next. Please allow a few minutes for the activation to complete.

Step 7 Bring your old data

From the "Bring your old data for quicker setup" screen, select the preferred option, then tap Next.

Step 8 Connect to Wi-Fi

From the "Set up Wi-Fi" screen, select a network. Enter the password and tap Connect or Skip the step. If your network isn't shown, tap Refresh List .

Step 9 Sign in to Google

Sign in to your Google account or create a new one. Signing in to Google allows you to access Gmail and your Google apps.

Step 10 Set up Google services

Google offers a variety of services that help many of their apps function better. Review all of them and tap the corresponding switch to turn them on. You may need to scroll down to see all of the services. Switches are turned on when in the blue position. Tap Accept after you've turned on all the services you want.

Step 11 Protect your phone

Protect your phone using biometrics (Face, Iris, or Fingerprints), or create a PIN, pattern or password. Choose Not now to bypass locking your screen.

Step 12 Set up Verizon Cloud

Verizon Cloud gives you added protection by backing up your important information to the cloud. Set up Verizon Cloud by tapping Next or Skip the step.

Step 13 Email setup

Select an email account type, then enter your sign-in info to add your email.

Step 14 Add Verizon Security and Privacy

Verizon Security & Privacy protects your phone from malware, viruses and other threats. Set up Verizon Security by tapping Accept or Skip the step.

Step 15 Samsung account

From the "Sign in to your Samsung account" screen, you can sign in to your existing account or create a new one. A Samsung account grants access to Samsung Apps and Bixby features.

Step 16 You're all done

From the "Setup Wizard is complete" screen, tap Done to complete setup.