Set up.

Hi Don and Margaret,

Here’s a few tips.


Take the rubber case off.

Where my thumb is, there is a hole. Get the pin from the box (I’ve put it on the charger plug)

Put the pin in the hole and press.

Your sim card tray will pop out. Lay it down the way it came out so you know it goes in that way up.

The tray has one corner cut off, so the sim card can only fit one way.

Put your old sim in and replace it. If it says something like “no sim card detected” that probably means the card is dead and you need a new one. If not, credit it and you’re good to go.

Next you want to start setting up your ‘phone.


With the power on, and screen unlocked (button on the side in the middle, then swipe the screen up) put your finger on the bottom of the screen and drag it up.

Somewhere on the page will be a cog looking icon which is settings. If not, swipe to the side until you see it.

Tap it and you get a menu. Tap Connections.

It will show you some toggle switches.

Slide the wifi one off (to the left)

Then back to the right and it will look for wifi connections. The top one should be yours. Here is the one from our house (don’t use it)

Tap on the top one, if it’s yours, It will try to connect. It should ask you for a password

Which you can find on the back of your router.

Be very careful to enter the correct upper and lower case letters. There is an up arrow on the keyboard to get an upper case letter. Press that then the letter. If it stays in upper case press it again.

Enter it and it should say you are connected.


Go into the Gmail envelope and enter your email address. Then password. It will ask for verification. Ask it to send it to a device you are already signed into (your computer). When you get the email, open it and click “this is me” or whatever. Then you are signed in.

Then swipe up again and look for Playstore (a sideways pointing triangle)

Tap on that and possibly sign in again.

In the search bar at the top type in Duolingo

Tap on the green one at the top. Then install, open, and select your language (Klingon. Or Spanish. Up to you.) And you’re in.

Another one from the playstore is Whatsapp. Then we can send you videos and you can get in on Wendy’s church stuff.


That’s just a matter of plugging that cable I gave you into the side of the computer (in the right sized slot, obviously) and in the back of the telly. The only trick is going through the sources on your telly remote to find the computer.

The other thing is to plug that stick in the side of the computer, in a different type of hole, an left click on the file you want. Season 1, episode 1, and you’re away.

Right. That’s enough to be going on with. Tell me when you’ve settled and given everything a go if anything goes wrong.