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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 device vibrates, then release and wait for the "Samsung Galaxy" screen to appear.

3 WelcomeStep 3 Welcome

From the "Welcome” screen, select the appropriate language, then tap Start.

4 Agree to the Terms and ConditionsStep 4 Agree to the Terms and Conditions

From the "A few legal items to review" screen, select I have read and agree to all of the above, then tap Next.

5 Activate your Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5GStep 5 Activate your Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 5G

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

6 Connect to Wi-FiStep 6 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.

7 Transfer your stuffStep 7 Transfer your stuff

From the "Copy apps & data" screen, tap Next, then 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.

8 Sign in to GoogleStep 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.

9 Set up Google servicesStep 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.

10 Protect your phoneStep 10 Protect your phone

Add additional security (Fingerprints, PIN, password, etc.) or choose Skip to bypass locking your screen.

11 Hey GoogleStep 11 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.

12 Access your AssistantStep 12 Access your Assistant

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

13 Set up Verizon servicesStep 13 Set up Verizon services

Verizon Services help to improve your experience and optimize your service. Select Location and App info, then tap Accept.

14 Set up Verizon CloudStep 14 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 Accept or Skip the step.

15 Add Digital SecureStep 15 Add Digital Secure

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

16 Samsung accountStep 16 Samsung account

From the "Sign in to your Samsung account" screen, sign in to your existing account, create a new account or Skip the step.

17 Taking care of your phoneStep 17 Taking care of your phone

From the "Taking care of your phone" screen, read the caution information, then tap Next.

18 You're all doneStep 18 You're all done

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