Set Up Your Device

| Galaxy S8 User Manual |

 

 

Use the Set Up Wizard

The first time you turn your device on, a Welcome screen is displayed. It guides you through the basics of setting up your device.

 

Follow the prompts to choose a default language, connect to a Wi-Fi® network, set up accounts, choose location services, learn about your device’s features, and more.

 

Voice Assistant provides voice prompts and descriptions of items on the screen to improve accessibility.

 

 

Google Account

Your new device uses your Google™ Account to fully utilize its Android™ features, including Gmail™, Google Duo™, and the Google Play™ store.

 

When you turn on your device for the first time, set up your existing Google Account or create a new Google Account.

 

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To create a new Google Account or set up your Google Account on your device at any time, use Accounts settings.

1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.

2. Tap Settings > Accounts.

3. Tap Add account > Google.

 

 

Factory Reset Protection

When you sign in to a Google Account on your device, Factory Reset Protection is activated. Factory Reset Protection (FRP) prevents other people from using your device if it is reset to factory settings without your permission. For example, if your device is lost or stolen and a factory data reset is performed, only someone with your Google Account username and password can use the device.

 

You will not be able to access the device after a factory data reset if you do not have your Google Account username and password.

For more information, see “Factory Data Reset

 

Caution: Before shipping your device back to Samsung or taking it to your nearest Samsung-authorized service center, you should remove your Google Account before resetting the device back to factory settings. For more information, visit: samsung.com/us/support/frp.

 

 

Enable Factory Reset Protection

Adding a Google Account to your device automatically activates the Factory Reset Protection (FRP) security feature.

 

 

Disable Factory Reset Protection

To disable FRP, remove all Google Accounts from the device.

 

1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.

 

2. Tap Settings > Accounts > Google.

 

• If you have more than one Google Account set up on your device, tap the Google Account you want to remove.

 

3. Tap  More options > Remove account.

 

 

Samsung Account

Create a Samsung account for access to Samsung content and apps on your device. When you turn on your device for the first time, set up your existing Samsung account or create a new Samsung account.

 

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To create a new Samsung account or set up your Samsung account on your device at any time, use Accounts settings.

 

1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.

 

2. Tap Settings > Accounts.

 

3. Tap Add account > Samsung account.

 

 

Add an Email Account

Use the Email app to view and manage all your email accounts in one app.

 

When you turn on your device for the first time, set up your existing email account or create a new email account.

 

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To create a new email account or set up your email account on your device at any time, use Accounts settings.

 

1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.

 

2. Tap Settings > Accounts.

 

3. Tap Add account > Email.

 

 

Transfer Data from Your Old Device

Use Smart Switch™ to transfer contacts, photos, and other content from your old device. You can also use the included USB connector to copy content quickly and easily from your old device, without installing the Smart Switch app.

 

Note: The USB option must be set to Media device (MTP) on the other device. Transferring content with a USB cable may increase battery consumption. Make sure your battery is fully charged.

 

1. Select Smart Switch during setup.

 

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From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps > Settings > Backup and reset > Smart Switch.

 

2. Follow the prompts and select the content to transfer

 

Visit samsung.com/smartswitch for more information and to learn how to use the USB connector to transfer content faster.

 

 

Set Up Your Voicemail

You can access your voicemail from a Home screen.

 

1. From a Home screen, swipe up to access Apps.

 

2. Tap Phone, and then touch and hold the 1 key.

 

3. Follow the tutorial to create a password, record a greeting, and record your name.

 

For more information on voice mail, see “Voicemail

 

 

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