Get Started. Samsung Galaxy S4, SPH-L720ZPASPR

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Get Started

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

Your Phone at a Glance

The following illustration outlines your phone’s primary features.

Set Up Your Phone

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

1. Install the battery.

 Using the slot provided, gently lift the cover off the phone.

 Insert the battery, aligning the gold contacts on the battery with the gold contacts on the phone, 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.

2. Plug the USB cable into the Charger/Accessory Jack on the bottom of the phone.

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3. Plug the other end of the USB cable into the Charging Head, and then plug the Charging

Head into an electrical outlet to charge your battery. Fully charging a battery may take up to three hours.

Note: Your phone’s battery should have enough charge to turn the phone 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.

4. Press and hold the Power/Lock Key to turn the phone on.

 If your phone is activated, it will turn on, search for Sprint service, and begin the setup application.

 If your phone is not yet activated, see Activate Your Phone for more information.

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.

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 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.

• 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.

Note: Do not press the Power/Lock Key while the phone is being activated. Pressing the

Power/Lock Key cancels the activation process.

Complete the Setup

After you turn on your phone and activate it, your phone displays a Welcome screen. From the

Welcome screen follow the prompts to set up features and preferences on your phone.

Note: In some cases, you may be able to complete the setup process before your phone has been activated on your Sprint account.

During setup and activation, you may see Sprint Connections Optimizer notice. Read the notice and tap I Agree to use Sprint Connections Optimizer, or tap Settings and uncheck option if you do not wish to use the Sprint Connections Optimizer.

1. At the Welcome screen, follow the onscreen instructions to complete setup for each topic. Tap Next, or the right arrow, to move through the steps. You can skip topics to continue to the next one.

Language: Choose the default language for your phone’s operation, and then tap


Wi-Fi: By default, your phone prompts you to use Wi-Fi when accessing data services. Tap a Wi-Fi access point, or tap Next to continue setup using your phone’s connection to the network.

Date and time: By default, your phone uses the date and time provided by the wireless network. Configure options, or tap Next to use the defaults and continue.

Samsung account: Your Samsung account is used with some apps and features.

Tap Sign in to sign in to your Samsung account, or tap Create new account to sign up for a new Samsung account.

Got Google?: Complete the steps to sign in to your current Google account, or sign up for a new Google account right from your phone.

Yes: Enter your Gmail address and password and tap the right arrow to sign in to your current Google account.

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No: Tap Get an account, and then follow the instructions to sign up for a new

Google account, or tap Not now to continue without setting up a Google account on your phone. You can always set up a Google account later. Tap the right arrow to move to the next screen.

Google and your location: Select Google location options, and then tap the right arrow to continue.

This phone belongs to: Enter your First and Last name, and then tap the right arrow to continue.

Dropbox: Dropbox allows you to save your photos and videos to associated computers and to a Web-based storage area. Tap Create account or Sign in, or tap

Next to skip the step and continue.

Learn about key features: Tap features to view details, and tap the ON/OFF switch to turn the feature On or Off.

Device name: Your device name is how you and other devices identify your device, such as when sharing via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi Direct. If you want to use a different name, tap the field and enter a name.

2. Tap Finish to complete setup. Follow the onscreen instructions to learn about basic touch/tap navigation.

Set Up Voicemail

Your phone automatically transfers all unanswered calls to voicemail, even if your phone is in use or turned off. 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.

1. Press Home and tap Phone.

If your screen is locked, press the Power/Lock Key to turn on the display and then

swipe your screen in any direction. See Turn Your Screen On and Off .

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.

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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.

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/Sign up 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 Set Up Voicemail

for more information on your voicemail password.

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.

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● 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

1. Press and then tap Phone.

2. 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.

Note: You can also access Sprint Zone app from your device. Press

Apps > Sprint Zone. and then tap

Sprint Support Services

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

Sprint 411

Sprint 411 gives you access to a variety of services and information, including residential, business, and government listings; movie listings or showtimes; 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 Home

Sprint Operator Services

and tap Phone, and then tap .

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 Home

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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