Have you just bought a new Android phone and looking for ways to set it up properly. So here are the 10 things you should instantly do after just buying a new Android phone.
Switch on your new Android phone and Charge It
The first thing you should do after unboxing your new phone is to just switch it on and check it if it’s charged or not. Well, before using your Android device, make sure to charge your phone. You are going to explore a new device for the next couple of hours, and we are quite sure that you don’t want your new device dying on you right in the middle of a crucial process. So, start charging your phone now.
Use the phone case
You all know it but I would still like to mention. Just after unboxing your phone, don’t forget to put on the case on your new Android phone. Many of the phone companies like Xiaomi, Realme and others are offering a basic TPU case as a part of accessories with your phones. So at least for the start, with this case, you can save your phone from falling, getting dirty and so and so.
Check for Software Updates
Even if the phone was purchased recently, it’s still worth checking for updates. The device can lie on the counter quite a long time, and you might need updates. Just go to the settings and then along the following path: System – Additional functions – System update. There are devices where “additional functions” are absent, and you should click on “About the system”; Next, you’ll find a menu with the status of the system. If an update is available, you’ll find it here.
Setup a Screen Lock
We all store important data on our phones – like photos, videos, passwords, banking operations, and messages. In order to prevent this information from prying eyes, you must set up a screen lock on your new phone. You need to do the following: Go to the device settings; Select “Security” or ‘’Lock screen’’ (the name depends on your software); Choose a convenient method of protection – You can easily setup a pin code, a pattern, face scan, password or fingerprints.
In case you are setting up fingerprints, then try to register at least 2 fingers. Once you have setup a screen lock, it’s time for another important step to do.
Enable Find My Device
Also guys, once you have started the setup process of your phone, google account has been registered, the very first thing you should do is – ”Enable Find my device’.
Google’s Find My Device service can help you locate, erase, and lock your phone remotely if it’s lost or stolen. It could be a life savior, especially if you have important data on your device. So, make sure that it’s enabled on the very first day.
To turn it on, navigate to Settings > Security > Find My Device and flick the toggle. Make sure that your phone is connected to the internet, and the location is on at all times for it to be able to track your phone.
Store IMEI number
Store your IMEI physically or digitally somewhere with you. I would suggest you don’t take it lightly. In case, you lose your phone or it’s stolen, you will be asked your IMEI number to register an FIR
There are 2 ways to do it:
#Check Phone’s IMEI Number Using USSD code
The good thing about this method is that it is more or less universal. It works on almost all feature phones and smartphones:
-Dial *#06# on your phone.
-The IMEI number will now be displayed on the screen. You should note it down somewhere safe or you can always take a screenshot.
To know your IMEI number on Android, go to Settings > About > IMEI to see the IMEI number. Tap Status and scroll down to see the IMEI information.
On an iPhone, tap Settings > General > About and scroll down to IMEI. On most other phones with a removable battery, the IMEI is printed on a sticker that is inside the phone, under the battery.
Copy your Data from Old Phone
During the setup process of your phone, Android asks whether you want to copy data from an old device. Using the feature, you can import all your apps and data from your old phone through a compatible USB cable.
In case you skipped this step and later want to do it, that’s not the only option- there are several third-party file-sharing apps you can use to transfer files, apps, videos, music, and documents wirelessly to the new device.
Companies like Huawei, Samsung, and OnePlus have their own proprietary apps that can import not only apps and data but also text messages, call logs and more from the old phone.
Uninstalling bloatwares on your new Android Phone
Now a days we all have dozens of preinstalled apps on our newly bought smartphones, these are called bloatware. This bloatware might slow down your user experience, or you don’t necessarily need them, so the only way to get rid of them is – just to uninstall.
You can get rid of them in 2 ways:
In first case, you just need to open up Settings and choose Apps and notifications, then See all apps. Then just select the app, then tap on uninstall.
But In some cases, you won’t be able to completely uninstall the app, then you need to look for an option labeled “Disable” instead of “Uninstall”. This will at least prevent the app from running, using up vital system resources that may be slowing that the phone.
Start backing up your new data
Creating a backup of your phone data is really important now-a-days. So, start backing up your data on your new phone from the Day 1.
Here’s how you should do it.
On your phone, go to Settings > Accounts & sync. Under ACCOUNTS, and tick mark “Auto-sync data”. Next, tap on Google. Now, tap on the Gmail ID you used to sign onto the phone.
Here, you can turn on all the options so that all your Google related information gets synced to the cloud. This includes your contacts, photos, app data, calendar events, Chrome tabs, your Google Fit
data and more. Now go to Settings > Backup & Reset.
Check Back up my data.
Explore your new Android phone
Spend some good time on your new phone.
‘’Remember if you want to use it better, you need to spend time exploring settings’’.
To understand what all your new phone can do, just open your phone- go in settings, check out each and every option, If you are not able to understand some function, search it on internet and then know more about it. Or reach out to our active community on Telegram and WhatsApp.