So you got a new android device, and want to get started with the top things to do with new android device. I have prepared a list of 8 things that will help you setup your device.
In this list i will be covering a few basic setups which will make your device ready to use. And a few important security setups to keep your device safe and working.
Top 8 things to do with new android device.
#1 Change your background
The new android device comes with a default background image which you might like it and some of you may not. But obviously everyone likes to change the background image and keep their favorite one.
To change the background image simple follow these steps.
- Navigate to Settings > Display > Wallpaper. Here you can easily change your wallpaper, Or you can also follow the second method.
- On your home screen, long press on a blank area. A dialog box to choose wallpaper will appear, select your image from that box and tap set wallpaper. This will change your device wallpaper.
#2 Change the Sound
Some of you might not like your device default sound. So you rather want to customize it for notifications, vibrate, dial pad touch tones, ringtone etc. To change the sound simply navigate to Settings > Sound. Here you can customize all of your device sound.
#3 Create a password
Setting up a password for your device is the basic yet the most important part for your device. It keeps your data safe from others, if Your device is lost or if stolen. To set a password navigate to Settings > Security, here tap on screen lock. You will find 4 methods to setup a password, An unlock pattern, a password, 4-digit pin and face detection password. Choose one which is suitable for you. The most recommended methods areÂ 4-digit pin and a unlock pattern, follow the instructions further on your device and your device is secure with a password.
#4 Android device manager
Android device manager is a feature that helps you with your lost android device. With this feature you can lock and erase your device data.
To setup this feature navigate to Google settings app > Android device manager. Here you can setup this feature easily. To access it later you can use the android device manager website.
#5 Google account
Most of the users will setup google account during the main setup of their device. But for those who have skipped up this setup or missed it. This is one of the most important part of your android device, as it allows you to have access to google play (App store), your gmail account and more.
ToÂ setup google account navigate to Settings > Accounts > Add account. Here select google from the options provided. Select existing if you already have an gmail account, if not then select new and proceed the instructions. This will setup your google account.
#6 Apps and games
Now its time to install a few apps and games.
Google has a huge variety of apps placed under different categories, and the main reason some of the people buy android device is because google offers a huge number of apps and games.
You can download and install you favorite apps and games by accessing the play store app.
#7 Google drive
Google drive is a cloud storage feature for your device. With this feature you can store your files, media, photos and more on the google drive. You might think this is not necessary but if you want your data to be safe, and if you want some extra space on your device than you can make use of this feature.
To setup google drive navigate to Settings > Accounts > Google. Here make sure you have checked the google drive sync option. Install the drive app from the play store to get full benefits.
There are also a few apps which provide sameÂ functionality they are dropbox, onedrive etc.
#8 internet security software
Keeping your device protected from malware is a tough work. Almost everyone uses internet over android device to browse the web, download apps and more. Malware which enters your device may corrupt your device and apps.
I have prepared a list of top internet security software which you can install in on your device and by which you can keep your device protected.