Congratulations on your new android smartphone! If you’ve just bought a new Android, then this is the best time to learn the basics of setting up your phone.
There’s nothing like that new Android smartphone feeling. A few seconds, you’re wondering over your new phone, and the next few seconds you’ll be worrying how to set it up. Android lets you customize almost everything on your device. You just have to follow certain guidelines at the beginning to make the most of your new Android smartphone.
Basic guidelines for setting up new Android phone
1. Insert Sim card and prepare for charging
The first thing you have to do when you buy a new Android smartphone is to insert your Sim Card. First, you need to find where to put the sim card on your new phone. Once you locate it, insert your sim card. If you bought your phone from a carrier, usually the sim card is already inserted into the phone.
Once you’ve successfully inserted your sim card, turn on your phone and let the battery drain. After this, you have to prepare for charging. It takes about 3 hours to charge your new Android. Now, you can start using your Android after charging it fully.
2. Turn the Power On and Follow the Android Set up settings
Hold the power button for a few seconds to turn on your new Android phone. After this, your phone will display the welcome screen and you will need to choose a language. Choose your language preference and continue setting up your new phone.
Enable network connection after you set up the language settings. You have an option to connect to a mobile or Wi-Fi network. We recommend you connect to a more secure internet connection. This way, you can ensure that everything will go smoothly.
If this isn’t your first time using an Android smartphone, you have an option to copy your old contacts, files, apps from your old Android to your new phone. Nonetheless, you can skip this part if you like.
Latest Android versions and newer Android smartphones make it easier to copy data. You only need to enable the Google Tap and Go feature. Additionally, you have to use NFC technology for this to work. To use NFC technology, both phones should have this feature.
Set up Google Account
The next step to set up your new Android phone is to create or sign in a Google Account. If you already have a Google Account, just sign in your email and password. If you don’t have a google account, you just need to follow the prompts to create a new Google account.
After you sign in with your Google Account, you can tweak other Google services like back up, location services and payment method. We advise you to enable these services so you can maximize your android usage.
3. Add passcode or other security options
After setting up your Google account and other Google services, you need to enable passcode or other forms of security to protect your new phone. Newer Android phones have a fingerprint scanner and other touch scanners that you can use to secure your phone.
Moreover, you can choose what notification you will allow on your lock screen. You can hide sensitive contents or you can choose to hide all notifications if you like.
After you do the above methods, you can now customize other services and features on your new Android phone. You can remove bloatware and add more Android Apps. You can also use widgets if you like. In addition, you can adjust the brightness, the notification panel, and other settings of your phone to your preference.