Last Updated on May 28, 2021 by Larious
Have you just bought a new Android phone and looking for ways to set it up for the first use? If yes, you are reading the right article.
Things can be a little bit confusing if you are using Android for the first time. Android has more apps and games than any other operating system.
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Things To Do Immediately After Buying a New Android Phone
Also, you can customize Android as per your wish easily. Here we have listed some of the best and first things you should do immediately after buying a new Android smartphone.
1. Check out the Device
After purchasing a smartphone, and before you boot in, you need to check your device properly. You need to check what’s inside the box. Sometimes we are in so hurry that we don’t even bother to look beside our new smartphone.
Well, you need to spend some time reviewing your warranty information and take note of any extras.
2. Take a Look At The Phone
Well, if you have purchased a phone from online websites like Amazon, Flipkart, etc. Then you need to take a good look at the phone itself first. Since your phone has traveled a lot to reach you, check whether everything is ok and nothing is broken.
If you find anything broken, then make sure to claim a replacement warranty. Amazon provides users ten days of replacement warranty in which users can get their phone replaced.
3. Prepare Your Phone
Before using your Android device, make sure to charge your phone. You will explore the new device for the next couple of hours, and we are quite sure that you don’t want your new device dying in the middle of a crucial process.
This is the most probable reason smartphone manufacturers recommend fully charging your phone before using because they don’t want to disappoint you on the first usage.
4. Connect to WiFi
You will probably have an active internet data pack, but since you are using your smartphone for the first time and you need to install lots of apps, connecting with WiFi seems to be a better option.
Suppose you need to verify an OTP via SMS; your mobile internet will interrupt in that case because you will be receiving the SMS on the same SIM you are using the internet. That’s why connecting to the WiFi network is always the best option.
5. Clean Setup Junk
Regardless of the brand, your Android phone will have some sign-in services that you don’t need to use. Your device could have the same type of services that will be asking you to join, but the thing is that these services are just made to verify you have brought their device.
You just have to remove these services from your new phone as you will never use them again.
6. Clean Home screen
If you are using your new phone for the first time, you will find many icons on the home screen. If the home screen looks crowded, you need to remove the home screen items one by one.
To remove the app icons from the home screen, long-press the app icon and select the ‘Uninstall’ option. If the home screen has widgets, you need to long-press it and select the ‘Remove’ option.
7. Unwanted Bloatware
Well, Bloatware is commercial apps that are preinstalled on a device by the manufacturer. Most of the time, you won’t need apps. These apps do nothing; they just run in the background slowing down the device.
You can remove these apps by going to app settings and removing or disabling them from the available options.
8. Setup Your Google Account
While setting up a new Android smartphone, we were asked to enter the Google Account details. However, most of us skip that step and setup later.
Make sure to set up your Google Account first because, without a Google account, you won’t be able to access the Google Play Store to download apps and games on your device.
9. Use Cloneit
CLONEit is one of the best and most useful Android app available on the Google Play Store. The app is used to transfer data from old phones to new one. Well, everyone wants to transfer their essential data from the old smartphone to the new one.
So, Cloneit is an app that can backup and transfer 12 types of data from one phone to another. The file uses WiFi to transfer data with up to 20M/s speed.
10. Secure Your Device
We all know that our phone contains lots of sensitive information, especially if you use it for banking or shopping. Therefore, make sure to set up some solid security measures to protect your privacy and identity. You can put up a PIN or pattern lock.
If your device has a fingerprint sensor, you can set up fingerprint unlock as well.
So, these are the things to do immediately after buying a new Android smartphone. I hope this guide helped you! Please share it with your friends also. If you have any doubts related to this, let us know in the comment box below.