Get Started. Sprint Samsung Galaxy S III

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Get Started

The following topics give you all the information you need to set up your phone and wireless service the first time.

Your Phone at a Glance

The following illustration outlines your phone’s primary external features and keys.

Set Up Your Phone

You must first install and charge the battery to begin setting up your phone.


Install the battery.

 Insert a coin or other flat object into the slot at the bottom of the battery compartment cover and lift the cover up gently.

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 Insert the battery, contacts end first, and gently press the battery into place.

 Replace the battery compartment cover, making sure all the tabs are secure and there are no gaps around the cover.


Plug the USB connector into the charger/accessory jack on the bottom of your phone.


Plug the AC adapter into an electrical outlet and charge your battery. Fully charging a battery may take up to three hours.

Note: Your phone’s battery should have enough charge for the phone to turn on and find a signal, run the setup application, set up voicemail, and make a call. You should fully charge the battery as soon as possible.

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Activate Your Phone

Depending on your account or how and where you purchased your phone, it may be ready to use or you may need to activate it on your Sprint account.

● If you purchased your phone at a Sprint Store, it is probably activated and ready to use.

● If you received your phone in the mail and it is for a new Sprint account or a new line of service, it is designed to activate automatically.

 When you turn the phone on for the first time, you should see a Hands Free

Activation screen, which may be followed by a PRL Update screen and a Firmware

Update screen. Follow the onscreen instructions to continue.

● If you received your phone in the mail and you are activating a new phone for an existing number on your account (you’re swapping phones), you can activate on your computer online or directly on your phone.

 Activate on your computer:

• Go to and complete the online instructions to activate your phone.

 Activate on your phone:

• Turn on your new phone. (Make sure the old one is turned off.) Your phone will automatically attempt Hands-Free Activation.

• Tap Activate to override auto-activation and start the manual activation wizard.

• Follow the onscreen prompts to complete the activation process.

● To confirm activation, make a phone call. If your phone is still not activated, visit for assistance. If you do not have access to the Internet, call Sprint

Customer Service at 1-888-211-4727 from another phone.

Note: If you are having any difficulty with activation, visit for assistance.

Complete the Setup

After you activate your phone, follow the prompts to set up your Google Account and preferences.

For best results, activate your phone before starting the setup process.

Note: During setup, you may see a notice about Connections Optimizer. Connections Optimizer helps you manage and enhance your data experience by finding and connecting to remembered

Wi-Fi networks on your device, and if applicable, the 4G network.

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1. After you activate your phone, you’ll see the Welcome screen. Choose a language, and then tap Start to begin setup.

2. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete each section. For each topic, you will have an option to skip it and continue to the next screen.

Wi-Fi: You can choose to connect to Wi-Fi to complete setup, instead of your phone’s wireless network connection. Select an available Wi-Fi network, and then follow the prompts to connect.

Got Google?: Follow the prompts to sign in to your current Google Account, or sign up for a new Google Account right from your phone.

• Tap Yes to enter your Gmail address and password and then tap the right arrow to sign in to your current Google Account.

• Tap No to sign up for a new Google Account. Tap Get an account, and then follow prompts to set up your new account.

Backup and Restore: Select your Google Account backup settings. If you're signing in with an existing Google Account, you can choose to restore your Google Account information, such as apps, bookmarks, Wi-Fi passwords, and contacts, to your new phone. You can also choose to keep your new phone backed up with your Google


Google & location: Select options for allowing Google and other apps to use your location information.

This phone belongs to: Enter your name. Your phone uses your name to personalize some features.

Google services: Learn about Google’s privacy policy and other terms.

3. At the Setup complete screen, tap Finish to complete setup and continue with other options.

4. At the Dropbox screen, select an option and follow the onscreen instructions.

Create a new Dropbox account: Tap to set up a Dropbox account to save your photos and videos to a Web-based storage area.

I already have an account: Tap to sign in to your current Dropbox account.

No thanks: Tap to skip the Dropbox setup screens.

5. That’s it, your phone is now ready to use.

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Set Up Voicemail

You should set up your Sprint Voicemail and personal greeting as soon as your phone is activated. Always use a password to protect against unauthorized access. Your phone automatically transfers all unanswered calls to your voicemail, even if your phone is in use or turned off.

Note: Voicemail Password – Sprint strongly recommends that you create a password when setting up your voicemail to protect against unauthorized access. Without a password, anyone who has access to your phone is able to access your voicemail messages.

1. Press and tap Phone.

2. Touch and hold to dial your voicemail number.

3. Follow the system prompts to:

 Create your password.

 Record your name announcement.

 Record your greeting.

Note: You can also access Visual Voicemail by touching .

Sprint Account Information and Help

Find out about account passwords and information about managing your account and finding help.

Sprint Account Passwords

As a Sprint customer, you enjoy unlimited access to your personal account information, your voicemail account, and your data services account. To ensure that no one else has access to your information, you will need to create passwords to protect your privacy.

Account User Name and Password

If you are the account owner, you will create an account user name and password when you sign on to . (Click Sign in/Register and then click Sign up now! to get started.) If you are not the account owner (if someone else receives the bill for your Sprint service), you can get a sub-account password at .

Voicemail Password

You’ll create your voicemail password when you set up your voicemail. See Voicemail for more

information on your voicemail password.

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Data Services Password

With your Sprint phone, you may elect to set up an optional data services password to control access and authorize Premium Service purchases.

For more information, or to change your passwords, sign on to .

Manage Your Account

Manage your Sprint account from your computer, your Sprint phone, or any other phone.


● Access your account information.

● Check your minutes used (depending on your Sprint service plan).

● View and pay your bill.

● Enroll in Sprint online billing and automatic payment.

● Purchase accessories.

● Shop for the latest Sprint phones.

● View available Sprint service plans and options.

● Learn more about data services and other products like games, ring tones, screen savers, and more.

From Your Sprint Phone


Press and tap Phone.


Do any of the following:

 Tap

to make a payment.

 Tap

to access Sprint Zone and a summary of your Sprint service plan or to get answers to other questions.

Sprint Support Services

Sprint 411 and Sprint Operator Services let you easily access information and calling assistance from your Sprint phone.

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Sprint 411

Sprint 411 gives you access to a variety of services and information, including residential, business, and government listings; movie listings or show times; driving directions, restaurant reservations, and major local event information. You can get up to three pieces of information per call, and the operator can automatically connect your call at no additional charge.

There is a per-call charge to use Sprint 411, and you will be billed for airtime.

■ Press

and tap Phone, and then tap

Sprint Operator Services


Sprint Operator Services provides assistance when you place collect calls or when you place calls billed to a local telephone calling card or third party.

■ Press

and tap Phone, and then tap .

 For more information or to see the latest in products and services, visit us online at


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