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The Google Pixel 3a is the all new manufacturer dedicated to providing a high-quality product, for a fraction of the cost. Check out the details below to help customers get started using their new devices or visit the Google Pixel 3a XL page for more information.


In the box

The Google Pixel 3a comes with everything customers need to get them started on their way to enjoying their new devices.

  • Google Pixel 3a with a T-Mobile nano SIM pre-inserted
  • USB-C power adapter
  • USB-C to USB-C cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Quick Switch Adapter
  • SIM tool

Buttons and icons

There's a lot customers can do with their new devices, so here's a quick glance of some basic items:


  1. Front-facing camera
  2. Top speaker and microphone
  3. Power button
  4. Volume buttons
  5. SIM card tray
  6. LED flash
  7. Rear-facing camera
  8. Fingerprint sensor (Pixel Imprint)
  9. NFC



Do not disturb: No notifications on the device

Wi-Fi: In range / connected

Battery saver: Battery saver is active

Auto-rotate: Screen automatically rotates when turned

Location services: Turn location services on or off

Data saver: Enabled on the device

Airplane mode: No connections. Cannot make calls, send messages, or connect to any device or Wi-Fi

Brightness: Adjust how bright your screen is

Bluetooth: On / connected to a device

Cast: Share your screen with another device

Flashlight: Use the camera flash as a flashlight

Hotspot: Your Wi-Fi Hotspot is on and ready to share data

Invert colors: The colors on your screen are inverted

Mobile data: Turn mobile data on or off

Mute: Device will not make any sounds

Nearby: Find and interact with services near you

Night light: Adjust screen color to put less strain on the eyes at night

Settings: Access device settings

Vibrate: Device will vibrate, but not ring

Device tutorials and user guide

No matter what customers want to do with their new devices, we have plenty of resources available to help them get on their way.

First time use

When customers first turn on their new devices, they may see a setup wizard to help get started. Take a look at the steps below to help walk customers through the setup process if needed.

  1. Insert your SIM card, the press the Power button to turn your device on.
  2. At the welcome screen, tap Start.
  3. If you haven't inserted your SIM card, you'll be prompted to insert it now. Don't tap SIM-free setup, it's not supported by T-Mobile.
  4. Tap your Wi-Fi network to enter the password and connect. Tap Skip to move forward without connecting to Wi-Fi.
  5. Wait while the device checks for and installs any available updates.
  6. On the Copy apps & data screen, tap Next to copy data from another device.
    • Tap Don't copy to skip the data copy and set up as a new device.
    • Follow the on-screen prompts to begin copying your previous data to the new device.
  7. Sign in or create your new Gmail account. Once you have signed into your account, any backed up data will begin to download.
  8. Review the Google Terms of Service. If you agree to them, tap I agree.
  9. Review the available Google services and tap the switches to turn them on or off. Make sure to scroll to the bottom, then tap Accept.
  10. Review the additional legal terms, then tap I accept to accept.
  11. Tap Next to set up fingerprint unlocking with Pixel Imprint, then follow the steps to set up your PIN, Password, and Fingerprint. Otherwise, tap Skip.
  12. If you didn't set up your Pixel Imprint, you'll be prompted to set up your screen lock. Follow the on-screen step to set it up, or tap Skip.
  13. Tap Continue and follow the on-screen steps to set up additional services like Google Assistant, Google Pay, and your Wallpaper. Otherwise tap Leave & get reminder.
  14. Review any additional apps, check the ones you want to install, then tap OK.
    • Make sure you install the T-Mobile apps, like Visual Voicemail and Device Unlock.
    • If you don't install an app now, you can use the Play store to install it laterr.
  15. Review and agree to T-Mobile's Device Data Collection. When done, your device will be ready to use.

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