The joy of holding a brand new and radiant smartphone in your hand is incomparable. As most of you are already familiar with, the moment is priceless. But did you know that a major part of the population is not aware of how to use a smartphone to its full potential? Seems a little unfair, right? Perhaps the main reason for this is because some people are just a tad bit less techno-friendly than others. Using a smartphone seems like a pretty easy thing to do but not a lot of people are aware of how to make a smartphone worthy of appropriate use.
To make full use of your smartphone and get the true worth of your hard earned money, you need to learn how to set up an Android smartphone. Does it sound too complicated? Even if it does, you don’t need to fret over the action as we are here to guide you through the process step by step. Depending on the Android version and the brand of smartphone you are using, the process might differ slightly, but more or less it’s the same. You will also have an option to restore your previous data from another device in case you are switching to a totally new phone. Now, without any further ado, let us take a look at how you can make your smartphone fully functional by following the below-mentioned steps.
1. Inserting Your Sim Card
As easy as it sounds, inserting a sim card in a brand new Android device can sometimes get really tricky. Different devices have different slots and setups. For instance, in some phones, there is a flap that opens to a slot where the sim is to be inserted. In some cases, the slot for the sim is present under the battery of the device. Just remember that you have to be extremely careful while opening the back of the device or you risk damaging sensitive parts of your phone.
In most cases, the user will be asked to enter a pin number which is provided with the sim’s cover. This pin is not the same as your device’s security code. In case your device gets stolen, the thief won’t be able to misuse your sim in any way. This pin is a crucial part of the security of a smartphone as it protects it from any kind of unauthorized access.
2. Charging Your Phone
After you have inserted the sim, switch on the phone and ensure that your device is fully charged. In most cases, the battery is not charged up to 100%. So, you need to charge your phone unless your battery is fully charged to ensure proper running for the time to come. It is preferred that you charge your phone while keeping it switched off for the first time.
3. Selecting The Language
After turning your device on, you will be greeted with a welcome screen where you are required to select the language for your phone. The device will present you with a list of compatible languages where you can choose the one that suits you. Select one language of your choice that is available on the system and tap on the arrow to continue further. In most devices, you can also add multiple languages if you know more than one.
4. Connecting To a Wi-Fi Network
Once you have done with the above three steps and you have a wide array of Wi-Fi networks to choose from, you can go ahead with it. Choose the network of your choice from the list displayed and simply press on the option you wish to connect your phone with. If it requires a password, enter the password. At this stage, instead of mobile data, it is recommended that you connect to a Wi-Fi network so that you can carry out the downloading of new apps and updates as early as possible. This is because such a massive bulk of updates will need a large amount of data and using your internet pack would not be cost effective in this case.
5. Entering The Details Of Your Google Account (Optional Step)
Samsung and some other smartphone manufacturers give an option for creating a separate account to avail of some extra services from the company. Although you can skip this step if you don’t wish to make a new account.
6. Restoring Data From a Previous Device
If you are switching devices, it is better to transfer all your previous data from another Android device. The Google’s tap & go feature uses the NFC technology and copies the data from one device to another by keeping them together. This way, all the files from the previous phone are easily replicated to the new phone.
7. Setting a Password
Some users prefer to slide and unlock the phone but setting up a password or a pattern or PIN is highly recommended. If your phone goes into the wrong hands, someone can commit an offense using your identity. But if you keep your device protected with passwords or other technologies like face recognition, fingerprint scanner, etc, then you can definitely stay on the safer side and prevent any unauthorized usage.
There is absolutely no point in owning an Android smartphone if you have no idea how to extract the most out of it. It is like owning a vehicle and not knowing how to drive it! The setup process might seem a little challenging if you are not a tech geek but once you get a hold of the different configurations and how creative you can be with your phone, you will realize that the entire procedure is totally worth the effort in the end. Setting and the Android smartphone also provide the user an opportunity to get somewhat familiar with the entire interface of the mobile phone and initiate a far better user experience.