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Initial Sign In and First Use
  1. The Hands Free Activation process will begin automatically.

    Tap OK to complete the activation and reboot the device.

  2. Review the TalkBack message, then tap NEXT.

  3. Scroll to the preferred language, then tap the Next icon.

    Note: To activate TalkBack from the previous step, press and hold two fingers anywhere on the screen, then follow the steps.

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

  4. To connect to a Wi-Fi network, tap an available network.

    Note: To continue without adding a Wi-Fi network connection, tap SKIP, read the warning message, then tap SKIP ANYWAY.

  5. Enter the Wi-Fi network Password, if required, and then tap CONNECT.

  6. 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.

    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.

  7. Enter the account Password, then tap NEXT.

    Note: If a reset was performed with Device Protection enabled, entering the Google account credentials will be required to continue.

  8. Tap to review the Google Terms of Service and Privacy Policy, then tap ACCEPT.

  9. To restore data from a previous device backup, tap a backup from Restore from this backup, tap DONE, tap NEXT, and follow the prompts.

    To continue without restoring a previous backup, ensure Set up as new device is selected and tap NEXT.

  10. A screen lock works with your Google account to help protect your device and personal information.

    To protect your phone's data, tap SET SCREEN LOCK NOW.

    Note: To continue without adding a screen lock, tap SKIP, then tap SKIP ANYWAY.

    You will be required to enter your Screen lock Pattern, PIN or Password prior to starting a factory reset of the device.

  11. 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.

  12. Enter the PIN number, then tap the Next icon.

  13. Enter the PIN number one more time, then tap the Next icon.

  14. Tap to select a lock screen notification option, then tap NEXT.

  15. Read the Google services message and tap to set the preferred options.

    Scroll down and tap NEXT.

  16. Tap NEXT.

  17. Tap OK.

  18. Your phone is now set up for use.

    Note: If the carrier Default installation prompts, wait for the installation to finish, then tap OK.