Getting a new phone is exciting, but we all know that excitement can throw you in a lot of trouble if not handled properly. Regardless of how excited you may be, when you get a new phone, there are things you’re expected to do so you get the best out of your purchase.
Here are 8 of them.
CHECK OUT THE DEVICE
After buying a new smartphone, and before you turn it on, you need to check your device properly. Check what’s inside the box properly and make sure you actually bought a phone instead of something else, and make sure all the accessories are complete and working.
PREPARE YOUR PHONE
Try to charge your phone properly first. You are going to use a new device for the next couple of hours, and I’m sure you don’t want your new device dying on you right in the middle of something. It’s advised you charge the phone fully before using.
CLEAR YOUR HOME SCREEN
By default, the home screen of your device is usually filled with some apps and widgets that are placed in their default order as provided by the manufacturer. You can simply remove them and make your home screen look less congested or you could install a new launcher.
REMOVE UNWANTED BLOATWARE
Most manufacturers pack some unwanted apps in their new products. These useless apps can be annoying, and you will definitely want to remove them. You can remove these apps by going to Apps- settings and removing or disabling them from the available options.
SET-UP YOUR GOOGLE ACCOUNT
If you used an Android phone previously I don’t need to emphasize much about this. Without having a Google account, you won’t be able to access Google Play store and other Google services.
SECURE YOUR DEVICE
Most devices come with fingerprint security these days. Make sure you set up some solid security measures to protect your privacy and identity. You can put up a Fingerprint, PIN or pattern lock.
USB debugging is very important because it helps just in case you ever forget your pattern lock or pin lock, then you can reset the password by enabling the USB debugging. You just need a computer and USB cable to reset your old pattern lock with the help of USB debugging.
Create a backup with the Google account where you want to store all your data. You have up to 15 GB, and you can access it anytime. To create your own data backup, just install Google Plus Photos app on your device.