Setup Samsung Galaxy S5 for First-Time Use

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Samsung's most powerful for 2014 has arrived! Samsung Galaxy S5 is packed with one of the most powerful processor, camera and health features. We have all the tutorials, instructions and tips on how to get the most out of your phone on this Category:All About Samsung Galaxy S5.

The first time that you will use your Samsung Galaxy S5, you need to set it up. Setting up of the device is easy since you will be guided by the phone. All you need to do is follow with the on-page instructions. Initial set up is not required; in fact, you can skip the procedures and use your device right away. However, it is advised that you perform the setup procedures. This is to keep you from doing the same procedures in the future. To the unfamiliar, associating the phone with online accounts is not easy.

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How to Setup Samsung Galaxy S5

If you have just got your Samsung Galaxy S5 out of the box, then you are in for an experience with one of the world's most powerful phone. So Insert SIM Card and Battery on Samsung Galaxy S5, Turn on and Off the Samsung Galaxy S5 and setup your Samsung Galaxy S5:

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    On the first time that you power on your device, you will be taken to the Welcome screen.
    Select your preferred language and choose the accessibility settings.
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    • After choosing the language and the accessibility settings, tap on Start to start setting up your device.
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    Enable your WiFi by switching the WiFi button (upper-right button on the screen) to the right to turn it on.
    Choose the preferred WiFi network.
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    • Once you are done with choosing the WiFi network, tap on Start button to get to the next page.
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    You will now be taken to the EULA and Diagnostic Data page.
    Read and understand the end user's license agreement and put a checkmark on the checkbox below it if you agree to all the terms. Also, read the consent to provide diagnostic and usage data; if you confer to it, put a tick mark on "Yes", and else disagree by ticking on "No thanks".
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    • After agreeing with the EULA and Diagnostic Data, tap on Next to proceed to the next page.
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    On the "Got Google" page, associate a Google account with your phone.
    Tap on "Yes" if you have a Google account or "No" if you do not have yet. Tapping on No will take you to the "Create a new Google account" page, follow the procedures on-screen to successfully Easily Create a Google Account on Samsung Galaxy S5.
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    • After tapping "Yes" or after creating your own account, you will be taken to the "Sign in" page.
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    On the Sign in page, enter your Google account and password and tap on the Next button to proceed to the next page.
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    A pop up will ask you to agree with Google's terms or service, privacy policy, Chrome's terms of service and privacy notice, and Google Play's terms of service.
    Read each terms and tap on the OK button to proceed to the next page.
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    You are now on Google services page where you can allow Google to back up your data by ticking on the Backup and Restore check box.
    Other options like the location service and communications services are available. Tick on the corresponding checkboxes if you want to avail of them. Tap on the Next button to proceed to the next page.
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    You will be asked to enter your name.
    The entered name will be used to personalize some applications. Tap on the Next button to continue.
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    On the Samsung account page, tap on "Sign in" button if you already have a Samsung account or "Create a new account" if you wish to have a new Samsung account.
    This is an optional step so you can also; alternatively tap on the "Skip" button to get to the next page.
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    If you chose to sign in with a Samsung account, enter your account details (ID and password) and tap on the "Sign in" button on the lower-right part of the screen to proceed.
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    On the backup and restore page, you will be given an option to restore data from another phone using the same Samsung account.
    You can also choose to perform Auto backup on your device by ticking on the appropriate box. Tap on the Next button to get to the next page.
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    If you have chosen to Back and restore your device, a prompt will show saying that your data will be backed and restored.
    Tap on "OK" button to proceed.
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    Select your device model that you want to restore and backup by ticking on the corresponding tick box beside the device name.
    You can find your device model under the battery of your phone. Tap on OK to get to the next page.
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    On the Restore page, select the data that you want to be restored from the device that you chose from the previous step.
    You can select by tapping on the check box. Tap on Next to proceed to the next page.
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    On the Dropbox page, sign in with your Dropbox account or tap on "Create account" button to create one.
    You can also tap on the Skip button to get to the next page.
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    If you chose to sign in with a Dropbox account, enter your account details and tap on "Sign in".
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    You will now be taken to the Thank you page.
    Change your device name by tapping on the existing one (the name you previously entered). You can tap on the Easy mode check box to start your device on Easy Mode. Tap on Finish when you are done.
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    The last page will be the connection optimizer page.
    This feature will enhance the data experience on your Galaxy S5. Go over the user acceptance information and tap on "I agree" to complete the setup.
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    You have successfully set your Samsung Galaxy S5 for first time use.
    You can now start using Samsung's flagship phone for 2014.
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Questions and Answers

Why did one of my Samsung not start for first time on the welcome screen?

Had 2 new S5 phones turn up today.. one phone has the welcome screen on first turn on.. the other did not?

This is only possible if someone had previously activated and set up the device. In this case, you are most likely using a floor or demo model, which should have been discounted. You should consider performing a Factory Reset of the device to make sure there is no malicious software installed, or random settings that will later be difficult to revert.

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Diagnostic Data Consent Yes/No?

Hi, just setting up my S5 and I'm not entirely sure what information the Diagnostic Data consent includes, and can't find a more solid answer online. Basically I'm unsure if I should accept or decline.

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I am looking for the > button using the keyboard?

I am looking to use the > symbol as part of a password

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Phone starts in Spanish and won't let me open anything to change to English?

Galaxy S5 active won't let me leave Spanish page to switch to English. I have tried: Tried that reboot

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My Samsung Galaxy 5 was in my pocket and now I'm stuck on the EULA and Diagnostic screen. How do I get out from here?

My Samsung Galaxy 5 was in my pocket and now I'm stuck on the EULA and Diagnostic screen. How do I get out from here?. I have tried: Reset and reboot. I think it was caused by: My stupidity

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What can I do to skip the WiFi menu?

I have switched on my Samsung A5 for the first time and the WiFi menu has refused to skip, what can I do. I have tried: I have tried to reboot it. I think it was caused by: I don't know

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What is eula & diagnostic data and do I need it for my phone?

I'm using my phone for the fist time, its asking if I agree to it?

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