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How to Configure an Android Phone for the First Time

By | December 19, 2016

androidpit-play-storeIf you just bought a shiny new smartphone or tablet, you probably want to start playing with it immediately. Before then you need to configure it first. This article for beginners will give you a step by step guide on how to give your new Android smartphone.

Every Android device is different, and each manufacturer has its own small appliances extras that distinguish them from the mass of competitors, in the background, Android devices ultimately similar copy. The following shows how the procedure with the stock Android looks (in a Nexus 6).


  1. Choose a language

Once you have turned on your phone, you will see a welcome screen where you will be asked to select a language. If you default a list of all available access to the system, choose your favorite from the list and tap the arrow to continue language. This will be the language system and menus, but you can choose to add additional languages on your keyboard later if it is multilingual.


  1. Place Entering the SIM card and PIN

You will then be prompted to insert a SIM card. Place your SIM card into your phone can sometimes be a bit difficult – Sony devices usually have valves to open, while the Nexus phones require the insertion of a pin to open the lock. Sometimes the SIM card must be under the battery, in which case you should carefully open the back of the unit.
You are then prompted to enter the PIN code of your SIM card, which usually appears in the SIM package. This is another screen locking pin that can be configured later used to prevent unauthorized access if someone picks up your PIN devices.


  1. Select a Wi-Fi

If you are within range of a wireless network, you can now connect to it. Select your network from the list and enter the password if necessary. Then tap “Connect”.

 Do you have another device?
At this time, you are asked whether you want to copy your data from another Android device. If you can and want to do, then do it. Otherwise, click “No thanks.” It is advisable to do if you are upgrading from an Android phone old to a new Android phone.
The easiest way to do this is by using the Google Tap & Go. This works by placing the two devices that will take place the transfer, and the NFC technology, the files are copied to the new phone.


  1. Configure / log in to the Google account (optional)

If you have beaten the previous step, the next step is to configure or logging into an account to use your smartphone with apps and Google services like Gmail, Play Store.
If you are, you can enter this already a Google Account. You are then prompted to accept the Terms of Service and the Google Privacy Policy. Read (if desired) to play the highlighted phrases and then click “OK”.
If you do not have a Google Account, but you want to configure, follow the steps to choose a username and password. No need to have a Google account to use the phone, but you needs to use all its functions, including the installation of applications from Play Store. To get the best from your new Android phone, you need to have a Google account.
5. Best tips and tricks from Google Play Store
Some manufacturers, such as Samsung, ask during registration if you want to create an additional account. This is only necessary if you want to use some special services of that company. These services can optionally be useful if you lose your phone, or if you want to take advantage of the exclusive features of devices your phone manufacturer. You can simply skip this step if desired.
Google also asked which services they wish to participate. This includes backing up your device, which is recommended in case something happens to your device. The other can be evaluated case by case. None of these essential and can be enabled or disabled at any time.

6. Add another email and protect your phone
If you have an existing email address that you want to sync to your Android phone, here is where you can add. As with almost every step of this list, it may later.
You will then be prompted to set a security code on your device. We highly recommend it. If you lose your device, this security measure is an important step to prevent unwanted access to the device.
You will also be prompted for a PIN when you want to start the device, which will recommended


  1. Messages

This section shows how the device displays content when the phone is locked. You have three options:
• “Displaying content of all notifications” means that when the device is locked, if you receive a message, for example, the message is displayed on the lock screen.
• “Hide Sensitive Content Notification” will display any notification information if you have received a message, but the message content is hidden.
“Do not see notifications at all”. Means that you do not see the notifications on the lock screen at all, but you can still find them on the notifications screen of your device.
We have applied these message notifications to pure, because it is the easiest to visualize, but it actually applies to all the messages it receives, regardless of which application it is.
After this, if not all files and data from a previous device, you now have the opportunity to recover files from a backup of the cloud. Select the backup you want, or skip this step.

  1. Get Google Now

“Get Google Now” screens are the latest settings you see on Nexus devices, but it’s just a reminder of the benefits of using Google’s smart assistant. Click “Next” after reading the information.

  1. Other services

Many smartphones come with preinstalled software, such as cloud storage services like Dropbox, Box or Google Drive. If you are already aware of these services, you can now place orders, or you can subscribe to the ones you want.

  1. Insert the microSD card

If your phone has a microSD card slot, the last thing you should do is insert a microSD card if you have one. This will provide additional storage space for your device, which allows you to store more files. If you do not have a MircoSD card, you should save the purchase of a space in the phone’s internal memory. You may need additional storage space at first. But once you start downloading applications, getting important software updates, and taking photos and videos, you may need more space for yourself.

  1. Download apps from the Google Play store (optional)
    The first installation of smartphones is complete. To get a list of the applications already installed on the device, take a look at the application drawer. The application drawer is a list of icons for all applications on your phone and most likely it is located at the bottom of the home screen (the screen you have at the moment). The application drawer icon is a gray circle with six points inside, you can tap the main screen.

Now look around your application drawer. If there are apps to remember that you do not have, you can go to the Google Play Store to download them. Does not worry, the Play Store itself will already be installed on your phone? Installing applications is a simple process and the headset will take you through everything you have to do (like felling).
If you do not find an application drawer, the phone does not have one. If you find your applications in this case, just your finger left or right on the main screen for your other home screens positions, where you can be found find applications.


  1. Install the software updates and Android

If your Android is for the first time, it can not run the latest version of the software is available for your specific model. For example, your phone could come with Android Lollipop, or maybe Android Marshmallow. It depends on the phone.
To check if an update is available, enter your phone settings. The settings are as an application in the app drawer or by the notification screen and click on the settings icon (usually a gear or a set of tools of some sort).
Look for the tab about phone, which is usually located at the bottom of the setup menu and press. It will look different depending on the manufacturer. However, it is likely go into something along the lines of “Search software updates”.
Software updates may take a long time to download and install, which can drain the battery and sometimes hundreds of MB of mobile data plan. So make sure that when it does is connected to a Wi-Fi connection and the battery at least 50 percent full. You must upgrade to the latest version of Android is available for your device, because (usually) provides more functionality, better battery life and greater safety.


  1. Personalize your phone
    If you do not like the background image that came with your device, do not despair – any smartphone offers to choose from a selection of different funds, how to make these changes, depending on the manufacturer, but look Display or Wallpaper in the setup menu.

Very often, if you are on the home screen somewhere for a few seconds, a window appears where you can change your wallpaper.
If none of the options is to your liking, you can try a new set of icons or try some other funds – there are plenty of them online.
You should also check the standard sound of your phone. If you do not like the default tone, most phones are reloaded with alternatives. Make sure the tone and volume to set the alarm at the appropriate level. You do not want to bother your cell phone everyone when they go out in public. You can also configure the sound settings for menu items when you touch or write on your keyboard still, if desired.

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