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Setting up your phone for the first time

When you switch on your HTC phone for the first time—or after you've done a factory reset—you’ll need to set it up.
Important: If you have data from a previous phone that you need to copy over to HTC Desire 12s, back up the previous phone's data first. Or use the HTC Transfer Tool to transfer content from your previous phone after you've finished setting up HTC Desire 12s. For guidance, go to
  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, read and agree to the terms of use, choose your Internet connection, and sign in to your Google® Account.
  3. On the screen that asks you which device to restore from, do one of the following:
    • If you backed up your old phone using your Google Account, tap the phone name. Tap to select the apps to install, and then tap Restore.
    • If you want to start fresh, tap Don't restore.
  4. On the Google services screen, make sure the Back up to Google Drive option is turned on to enable Auto Backup. It's also recommended to have the options under Location and Device maintenance turned on.
  5. Set up Google Assistant, or do this later. For details, visit
  6. Sign in to your HTC Account to use the same login credentials for HTC services such as Themes.
  7. 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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