It’s true that our excitement over a brand new Android phone can be cut short when we start to set it up. You feel really good to switch on and star exploring what it has to offer. However, you don’t have to go through a painful experience especially if you have just bought an Android such as a Samsung Galaxy S5 because the following steps will help you get started. They also work in the same way for HTC One (M8) and other phones. These are the things that you should not skip.
These are the things that you should do:
Skip the Unnecessary Setup
There is no need for the setup process because you might end up signing in for services you won’t need. Instead, reduce the setup process to feeding in your Google account details because it will allow you to download the apps. It will also connect you to many Google services that might be useful to you.
Clean the Phone
After signing in with your Google account, many apps and widgets will start flooding your home screen. You need to do away with them and start a fresh. In case your Android phone is one of the Samsung Galaxy S series, then you can get rid of those apps by pinching the home screen. You’ll see all the home screen pages and then create a blank home screen onto which you can drag any unwanted app into the trash. You can then add the apps and widget that you need.
Check the Google Play Store
You had cleaned up your screen but you need to be sure that the new apps don’t spoil anything. So, open Google Play Store then swipe to the right and hit on Settings. Uncheck the box with the message ‘Add icon to Home screen’. You can get your new apps from the app tray that’s at the bottomed of your home screen.
Set Up the Android Device Manager
The device manager will enable you to lock your phone in case you lose it through theft or otherwise. Go to the Google Settings app then to Android Device Manager and then choose the remote management features that you want to enable then set it up. For easy access of the Android Device Manager website, bookmark it after the setup.
Remember a new phone will need some set up for you can start using it. The steps should help you get started.