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Setting up HTC U11 life for the first time

When you switch on HTC U11 life for the first time—or after you've done a factory reset—you’ll need to set it up.

If you don't have data to copy from a previous phone, simply tap Set up as new during the setup, sign in to your Google® Account, and follow the onscreen instructions to complete the setup.

If you have data from a previous phone that you need to copy, first back up the phone's data before you start setting up HTC U11 life. If you have an iPhone, visit for details on how to back up iPhone data.

Here's how to set up HTC U11 life and copy data from your previous phone.

  1. If you need to navigate by voice feedback, turn on TalkBack by pressing and holding two fingers on the first screen until you hear a message and then a beep.

    Or if you accidentally enabled TalkBack, follow the onscreen tutorial to turn it off.

  2. Choose the system language you want to use, and then tap Let's go.
  3. Tap Copy your data.
  4. Choose whether to connect to the Internet through Wi‍-Fi® or the mobile network.
  5. Choose where to copy your backed up data from.
    • Tap A backup from an Android phone to wirelessly copy data from your old Android phone.
    • Tap A backup from the cloud to copy data from an Android phone that was backed up to your Google Drive™ storage.
    • Tap An iPhone device if you have an iPhone.
  6. Sign into the same Google® Account that was used to back up your previous phone.
  7. If you're copying backed up data from an Android phone, follow the onscreen instructions to choose the phone name and the apps you want to restore.
  8. Tap Add fingerprint to set up and use the fingerprint scanner for unlocking HTC U11 life. See Fingerprint scanner for details.
  9. On the Google Services screen, make sure the Back up to Google Drive option is turned on to automatically back up HTC U11 life. It's also recommended to have the options under Location and Device maintenance turned on.
  10. When prompted to give Google Assistant permissions, tap Yes, I'm in.
  11. Set up Edge Sense so you can instantly take camera shots or perform other actions by simply squeezing your phone. See What is Edge Sense? for details.
  12. Follow the remaining instructions to finish your phone setup.
Note: Some features that need to connect to the Internet such as location-based services and auto-sync of your online accounts may incur extra data fees. To avoid incurring data fees, disable these features under Settings. For more information on location services, see Location settings.
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