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Initial Sign In and First Use
  1. To change the default language setting, swipe up or down on English.

    To view and enable the device accessibility options, tap ACCESSIBILITY.

    When finished, tap START.

    Note: If prompted to Allow Google to regularly check device activity, tap the preferred option.

  2. To connect to a Wi-Fi network, tap the network name, enter the password if required, and tap CONNECT.

    When finished, or to continue without connecting to a Wi-Fi network, tap NEXT.

    Note: If the device was reset with Device Protection enabled, a Wi-Fi connection may be required to continue and complete the Google account authentication.

    If prompted to Skip Wi-Fi, tap SKIP ANYWAY.

  3. Read the Terms and ConditionsPrivacy Policy, and Diagnostic data message and tap to check or uncheck it as needed.

    To continue, tap ALL, and then AGREE.

    Note: The device may need to perform the Hands Free Activation and update the PRL and Firmware. If needed, tap OK for each prompt, then the device will power off and restart.

  4. A Google account is required to access a variety of Google services or to purchase and download content from the Play Store.

    To create a new Google account, tap Or create a new account and follow the steps.

    To log in to an existing Google account, enter the email address, then tap NEXT.

    Note: Adding a Google account will automatically enable Device Protection. Device Protection uses your Google account to prevent others from activating your device if it's ever lost or stolen.

  5. Enter the account Password, and then tap NEXT.
  6. Read the Google Terms of Service and Privacy Policy, and then tap I AGREE to continue.
  7. Read the Account settings information, and then tap NEXT.
  8. If available, tap a backup file from the list under Which device? and follow the prompts.

    To skip this step, tap Don't restore.

  9. To set a security option, tap to select an option, and then tap NEXT.

    Note: To skip this step for now, tap to select No, thanks, then tap SKIP.

    If prompted, tap SKIP ANYWAY to confirm.

  10. Tap to select a screen lock type.

    Note: While this guide shows how to set a PIN, the basic process is the same for all of the screen lock options.

  11. Tap to select a Secure startup option, and then tap CONTINUE.
  12. Enter the PIN number, and then tap Done.
  13. Enter the PIN number again, and then tap DONE.
  14. Set Notifications option, and then tap NEXT.
  15. Scroll through and tap to enable or disable the Google services.

    When finished, tap NEXT.

  16. Tap NEXT to set up Google Assistant. To skip this step, tap SKIP.
  17. Review additional apps to enable or disable to updates when Wi-Fi is connected.

    Tap OK when finished. 

  18. A Samsung account allows access to certain Samsung services.

    To sign into an existing Samsung account, enter your Samsung Email ID and Password, then tap SIGN IN.

    To create a new Samsung account, tap CREATE ACCOUNT and follow the prompts.

    To skip this step for now, scroll to and tap SKIP.

  19. Tap SKIP.
  20. Customize your device by enabling or disabling features.

    Tap FINISH.

  21. The device is now set up and ready for use.