Android is a great platform for the general people because every technology involved in creating a smartphone is very handy. The platform is likewise very user-friendly as well. Buying a smartphone in 2018 is an exhausting task, because of the things you need to take care when buying a smartphone. Nowadays, this exhausting task got much simplified but then you have to follow some basic rules. this is because you don’t wanna do the same thing of buying another smartphone in a gap of two or three months. But anyhow you managed to invest your money in a good phone of your choice, the next thing you need to do is configuring your smartphone the right way so that you get ease while handling your smartphone in future. You may not find many posts regarding these and hence this post is generated by the users who seek comfort while using their smartphones. This post has been created while keeping general users in mind. Let’s take a look at how to setup your android smartphone the first time.
Starting your Smartphone
The first thing you do after buying a smartphone is to unbox the phone and that is the most liked part of many users. Assembling your mobile phone by putting a sim card and memory card varies from phone to phone and the instructions can be found in the manual that comes along with the smartphone itself. The next part is a very crucial part because by doing it you will ensure the battery life of your device. The next thing that you are going to do is charge your mobile phone up to 100% charge. Never use any device that runs on a battery, with low battery for the first time because this can cause problems for the battery in future. Once you have charged your mobile phone its now time for the basics.
Setting up the basics
Setting up basics includes entering your owner info like name, mobile number, email address and registering yourself, as the owner, in the company’s database. After that, you need to select your region, country, and location. Once you are done setting your location, you need to set your preferred language. You can choose your preferred language from the list of many and set your favorite one as your preferred language in the device. The next thing you need to do is very crucial and that is connecting your device to a wi-fi network which will help you enough to set up your smartphone.
Check for software updates
Most number of times when we buy a smartphone, it is highly likely that the smartphone is at least one month old and thus if any updates regarding software get released, then your new smartphone won’t get that. Hence, it is necessary to check for software updates on your latest smartphone. To do so you need to go to settings and then go to About phone and there you will find system update option. Click on the option and your device will start searching for updates. If it finds any updates then it will ask for your permission before downloading. Tap on download module to download and install the updates.
Signing up with your email
One more important process to safeguard your Android smartphone is by signing in to Google account with your Gmail. If you don’t have an account then there is an option to create one. By signing up with Gmail account in your Google account on your smartphone, you ensure the security of user data on your smartphone. Once all your data has been synced from your smartphone into google account, then you will never lose your data.
Copying data from your previous Android Device
When you logged in with your Google account you are half way through in copying your previous data from your previous android device. When you log i0.n with Google account, the phone number, messages, and some other useful settings get synced in your google account, with which, when you login into your new device, the data gets synced down to your new device. This feature helps to save a lot of time and free you from the hassle of saving contacts one by one into your new device. Furthermore, after adding a new contact in your new smartphone, you can simply sync the data in google account so that if there is any mishap with your smartphone, then you can easily get your data back. There is one more advantage of this, which is in case of mobile theft you can track, raise an alarm and wipe off data from the stolen device remotely just by accessing google account from a desktop PC.
Avoid crowding your smartphone with too many apps
Now that you have set 90% of your smartphone, you can now use your smartphone reluctantly. But before you proceed further you should take a look at some of the points that you need to take care so that your mobile phone doesn’t malfunction. One way to do this is by removing the unnecessary apps that came installed along with the smartphone. There are lots of unnecessary apps that come installed along with your new device and you should remove all the apps that are of no use to you at the moment. However, you can download any app from the Google play store when needed. There is one more thing you need to do is update all the apps to the latest version because this is same as like updating your mobile’s software.
Buying a new smartphone and configuring it for the first time is not so easy. Because if you, don’t configure it properly the first time then you may face problem while handling the smartphone in future. If you service your mobile from time to time like cleaning up the cache, clearing background apps after use and shutting your smartphone when not in use. Also, take care of the fact that charge your mobile phone when it shows battery low alert. By taking care of these simple things you will never face any lags in your smartphone on future.