How to configure smartphone after purchase and get it to work
When we buy a new smartphone, we get it in pristine condition. There are no any unnecessary files of data, and we can customize things as we like.
In this article we will tell you what actions you need to do with your smartphone after purchase that its use was as comfortable as possible.
How to configure your Android smartphone
The first thing you need to do after buying an Android smartphone is to make its basic setting. This includes language selection, enable transmission of data, the input data from the Google account, etc. In some cases, the system may also ask you to enter the data from the other accounts. Let’s look at the initial setup process more:
Step 1. Setting most of Android smartphones begins with language selection. You will be presented with a list supported by this version of the operating system languages from which to choose the one that suits you. After making your selection, click “Next”, which in our case is the arrow.
Step 2. The next step usually is to connect to a Wi-Fi network. Select the network which is the home for you. You can skip this step by clicking “Next” but this is only recommended if the smartphone is a SIM card with activated mobile Internet.
Step 4. It is possible that more will start the connection test. It is also possible that smartphone will provide an opportunity to update the firmware. The system can also offer to transfer data from other devices running Android. If not, click “Skip”.
Step 5. Full use of smartphone is impossible without creating a Google account. If you already had an Android smartphone, just enter your account details. If you have account yet, click “Create new account”. Skipping this step is not recommended, as otherwise you will not be able to access the app store, Google Play and many other functions.
Step 8. The system will prompt you to download the apps that were installed on your last phone. To do this, select the stamp you’ve used the device, select the desired application (you can leave the check mark near the item “All applications”) and click “Next”.
This initial configuration can be considered completed. It should be noted that depending on the manufacturer of the device produced by your steps may vary. Just follow the instructions on the smartphone screen and you can’t go wrong.
If you want to achieve maximum comfort, it is better to continue with setup.
In addition, you must configure the e-mail. Yourself email address Gmail will already be driven into options for the relevant application. But you can have other email addresses that you can also add the Gmail app. To do this, run the program and perform the following steps:
Step 1. Swipe from the left edge pull the curtain from the main menu. Or just click on the three horizontal bars in the upper right corner.
- Once you have completed all the settings, we recommend you enable power saving mode which will save battery power. Go to Settings – My device. And turn on energy saving (put all necessary ticks). To this end, it recommended to include when using on and off as soon as it’s not necessary, options such as GPS, Bluetooth or NFC, etc. do Not forget that all sorts of animation, vibration alert and so on are also enemies of conservation.
- If You plan to make purchases via Google Play, we recommend you to georeference your map.
- Be sure to install antivirus for Android.
- For full battery life try to follow the simple rules of use:
- not worth it for a long time to hold your smartphone in the cold
- try to avoid a complete discharge of the battery
- charge the battery fully. This will increase the cycle recharges smartphone
We encourage you to read our article “7 chips that need to know every owner of an Android device“.
How to set iPhone
After purchasing a new iPhone, as in the case of Android smartphones, it is necessary to conduct its initial configuration. The first thing you need to do to activate the iPhone, without which you will not be able to use it.
Step 1. The inclusion of smartphone
After enabling the “iPhone” you will see a greeting in several languages. Follow the instructions on the screen. For users with visual impairments are provided the option to enable VoiceOver or zoom on the welcome screen.
After you are prompted to select a language. Then select your country or region. This choice depends on how the device will display information (date, time, contacts and much more).
Thanks to the “Quick start” a new device, if you have another iOS device 11 can be configured automatically. Place the two devices next to each other, and then follow the on-screen instructions.
If you have no other iOS devices 11, to continue, click “Configure manually”.
To activate and continue configuring the device, you must connect to a Wi-Fi network, cellular network or iTunes.
Click the name of the wifi network you want to use, or select another option. When configuring the iPhone will ask you first insert the SIM card.
On some devices you can set the function Touch ID or Face ID. This feature allows you to unlock devices and make purchases using a fingerprint or eye (with facial recognition). Click “Continue” and follow the instructions on the screen or press the “Configure later”.
Then, specify a password of six digits to protect the data. A password is required to use features such as Touch ID, Face ID and Apple Pay. If you want to set a password of four digits or a password, or do not want to use a password, hit “Settings, passcode”.
If you have iCloud backup or iTunes, or an Android device, you can recover or transfer the data with previously used devices to new.
If a backup or other device to no, select “Set up as new [device]”.
Enter your Apple ID and password or click “don’t have an Apple ID or have forgotten it?”. At this stage it is possible to recover the Apple ID or password create an Apple ID or configure it later. If you have multiple Apple IDs, click “Use a different Apple ID for iCloud and iTunes?”.
When you login with your Apple ID you may receive a request for the confirmation code from your previous device.
Next you are prompted to configure or enable various services and functions, such as Siri. On some devices you will be prompted to speak a few phrases to get Siri to remember your voice.
Select whether you want to send information to the software developers.
As with Android smartphones, to ensure that your iPhone has long served you faithfully, we recommend you to follow the simple rules:
- do not keep for a long time the smartphone in the cold
- try to avoid a complete discharge of the battery
- try to charge the battery fully
We encourage you to read our article “Full review of iOS 11“
Now you know how to configure the smartphone after purchase and get it to work. Follow all the above tips, and your smartphone will delight you for years. If you have any questions, ask them in the comments.
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