Have you just bought Android – a smartphone and don't know where to start? Do you think you should have taken iPhone? Android – something complicated and incomprehensible? This is normal, because the operating system Android is in many ways much more functional and complex in comparison with iOS, which is installed on company phones Apple. And at first it will be difficult for you, but getting used to it, you will understand that Android – phones are not as complicated as they seemed at first glance. In this article, we will tell you how to quickly and correctly set up Android – the phone after purchase, and also give advice on a number of important issues that you may be worried about.
How to set up Android – smartphone after purchase
What's the first thing to do after buying?
Samsung Galaxy A10
If we are talking about a phone with a glass back cover, it is better to immediately buy a cover for the phone. This will help get rid of scratches on the case in the future and sell the device on the secondary market more profitably. As a rule, Chinese manufacturers include a simple case with the device in the kit, so this issue should not be a big problem.
After purchase, we also recommend using a protective film or glass. Not so long ago, we wrote a material where we explained which screen protectors exist and which one is optimal.
It's also worth making sure your device supports fast charging. If there is a mention of this feature in the specifications of the phone, you should study the possibilities of complete charging, because not all manufacturers sell the phone with a fast charger, in this case you will have to buy it.
Another important point is support for NFC and wireless charging. If your device supports wireless charging, after purchasing the phone, you can immediately purchase a similar charger to charge the phone without connecting to the power cable. We previously wrote material about wireless chargers, click on this link to study this issue in more detail.
What is NFC?
What is NFC?
This is a contactless payment technology. Typically, all modern flagship and mid-range phones are equipped with NFC. Using it, you can connect your bank card to the device and then make purchases in stores through the phone. More information about NFC can be found here.
Should I completely discharge my smartphone after purchase?
No, you don't need to do this. The old lithium batteries were not perfect and this procedure was really helpful, but times change, battery technology is improving. There is no point in resorting to such manipulations today.
Refurbished or not?
How do I know if my phone has been restored? This is quite difficult to do if you have not previously dealt with the original model. As a rule, little-known phones are not restored. If we are talking about iPhone or Samsung, it is worth taking a closer look at the build and screen quality. As a rule, refurbished phones have poor quality screens and not very good build and body materials.
What is a refurbished phone?
This is when a supported device is restored, bringing it to the state of an almost new or new phone. The restored device may not have any scratches if its case was changed to Chinese. In this case, the quality of the case will become worse. They often sell refurbished devices with the original housing and screen. These are rare cases and you can be considered lucky.
We do not recommend purchasing refurbished phones if you don’t want any part of the device to fail in a few months.
Setting Android – phone
The most important thing is your Google account. When you first set up your phone, you are prompted to sign in with your Google account. On this screen, you can immediately create an account if you do not have one. The account allows you to use Google services on your phone, sync passwords, view the history of downloaded applications. A Google account is a prerequisite for normal phone use. You can create it using this link.
Security Android – Smartphone
Security Android – Smartphone
During the initial setup, you will be asked to send data and various statistics to Google servers. For safety reasons, it is best not to do this. Earlier, we wrote a big piece that explains how to make Android a safer phone. You can view it at this link, we highly recommend that you familiarize yourself with the information provided in this article.
How do I install apps on Android?
How to download an app from Google Play?
To do this, you need to open the 'Google Play' app. If you are previously signed in to your Google account, there will be no problems, otherwise, after opening the application, a window will appear with the login to your account. After that, the world will open in front of you into the universe Android – applications. Want to download 'Telegram' or 'Watsap'? To do this, just click on the search bar at the top and use the keyboard or voice input to enter 'WhatsApp' or 'Telegram'. The application store will show the results of the request, click on the application from the list and then click on the 'Install' button. After installation, the application icon will appear in the application menu of the phone. Some devices, in addition to the main menu, also offer an internal one with a list of all applications, so if you don't find an icon in the main menu, you should go to the additional one. On Samsung phones, it will open by swiping up on the screen on the desktop.
That's all. Now you are a full-fledged owner of Android – the phone, you understand the basic principles of working with it, and are also able to protect yourself. Do you have any questions? Write to our Telegram chat, since you can already download Telegram. Also leave comments under this publication, we will try to answer.