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Trading in your old phone?

Remove your Google account from your old phone before getting started.

Step 1 Turn off your old phone

2 Power on your new phoneStep 2 Power on your new phone

Hold the Power button until the Google screen appears, then release.

3 WelcomeStep 3 Welcome

From the "Welcome to your Pixel" screen, select the appropriate language, then tap Get Started.

4 Activate your Pixel 3a / Pixel 3a XLStep 4 Activate your Pixel 3a / Pixel 3a XL

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

5 Enter your Verizon PINStep 5 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.

6 Connect to Wi-FiStep 6 Connect to Wi-Fi

From the "Connect to Wi-Fi" screen, select a network. Enter the password and tap Connect or Skip the step. If your network isn’t shown, tap See all Wi-Fi networks.

7 Transfer your stuffStep 7 Transfer your stuff

From the "Copy apps & data" screen, tap Next and follow the steps to transfer your content. If you'd like a fresh start or would like to transfer your stuff later, tap Don't copy.

Step 8 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 9 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 10 Agree to the Legal Terms

From the "Additional legal terms" screen, select I accept.

11 Protect your phoneStep 11 Protect your phone

Adding a screen lock to your phone allows you to create a PIN to unlock it. Enter a PIN, then tap Next and follow the steps, or tap Skip.

12 Keep goingStep 12 Keep going

From the "Continue setup" screen, tap Continue to get your phone fully set up. To finish later, tap Leave & get reminder.

13 Hey GoogleStep 13 Hey Google

To access your Assistant directly by using your voice, tap I agree or tap Skip. If skipped, Voice Match can be turned on later.

14 Access your AssistantStep 14 Access your Assistant

To allow your Assistant to unlock your device, tap I agree or Skip. If skipped, you can choose to set up Assistant later.

15 Squeeze for your AssistantStep 15 Squeeze for your Assistant

You can access your Assistant any time by squeezing the bottom half of your phone. From the "Squeeze for your Assistant" screen, tap Next or Do it later.

16 Always-on displayStep 16 Always-on display

From the "Always-on display" screen, tap Turn on. Time, notifications, and other info will appear on your lock screen. If you don't want this information displayed on your lock screen, tap No thanks.

17 Anything elseStep 17 Anything else

From the "Anything else?" screen, tap the preferred option (music, font, wallpaper, etc.) to set up or tap No thanks.

18 More tips & tricksStep 18 More tips & tricks

To stay current on the latest features, services, and offers, tap the switch to turn on. Tap Yes, I’m in or No thanks to skip.

19 You're all doneStep 19 You're all done

From the "Getting your phone ready" screen, wait for set up to complete.