Setting up Your Phone

The following sections describe how to set up your Librem 5 for the first time.

Before You Start

You will need the following item:

  • Nano-SIM card – this is provided by your mobile network service provider

These optional items can also be installed

  • microSD card
  • 3FF format Smart card

Install the Nano-SIM Card and microSD Card

The phone accepts a nano-SIM card and a microSD card in the slot marked in the diagram below. These are installed together using the tray included with the phone.

Insert the nano-SIM card into the tray on the edge of the phone, as shown in the diagram below. Optionally insert a microSD card into the vacant slot.

The location of the SIM tray slot on the edge of the phone

The socket should click as the card is latched into place.

Charge the Phone

The phone will need to be charged before it can be used.

  1. Connect the phone to the charger via the USB cable provided
  2. Place the phone on a flat, hard, level surface
  3. Plug the charger into a mains power supply

Leave the phone to charge until the power indicator shows a reasonable level of charge.

Power on the Phone

Ensure that the screen is visible. Locate the power button.

The location of the power button

Hold down the power button until the screen lights up.