Set up the device: T-Mobile Sidekick 4G

Learn how to set up the time, date, and language on the T-Mobile Sidekick 4G. Find out more on this page:

 

Developer options

Language

First time use

Time & date

 

 

Developer options

Turn off developer options

If developer options are turned on, it can cause red border on the screen, errors when connecting to computers, or other problems. To turn off all developer options, follow these steps:

 

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Language

Change language

To change the language of the device and menus, follow these steps:

 

  1. From the Home screen, press Menu.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Language & keyboard.
  4. Tap Select language.
  5. choose desired language.

 

 

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First time use

Prepare the battery and SIM card

Before using the device, you need to insert the battery and SIM card. To prepare the battery and SIM card, see these steps:

 

 

 

Setup wizard

After turning on your device the first time, you may see a setup wizard to help you set up your device. To do this initial setup, follow these steps:

 

  1. Create or sign into your Gmail account.
  2. Make some initial decisions about how you want to use your phone.

 

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Time & date

Auto-update time (NITZ)

To set the device clock to automatically update based on what time zone it is in, follow these steps:

 

  1. From any Home screen, press the Menu  key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Scroll to and tap Date and time.
  4. Tap the Automatic check box to turn on or off automatic update.

 

 

Set time & date

To set the time and date of the device clock, follow these steps:

 

  1. From any Home screen, press the Menu sk4Gmenu.png key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Scroll to and tap Date and time.
  4. If necessary, tap the Automatic check box to turn off automatic update.
  5. Tap Set date.
  6. Tap the Plus icons or Minus icons or tap to select and enter a new number to set the current date.
  7. Tap Set.
  8. Tap Set time.
  9. Tap the Plus icons or Minus icons or tap to select and enter a new number to set the current time.
  10. Tap Set.
  11. If desired, tap to select Use 24-hour format.
  12. If desired, tap Select date format.
  13. Select one of the following options:
    • MM/DD/YYYY
    • DD/MM/YYYY
    • YYYY/MM/DD

 

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