First Steps To Properly Set Up Your Android Phone

If you have a new smartphone and you are using Google's Android operating system, you will need to do the following initial setup to get it working right from the start. In this way, you will be able to take full advantage of the opportunities that the mobile has available to you as a new user.


Among the options that must be made are the basic ones, since if they are not configured before doing anything else, the operating system will proceed with the default configurations and will not be properly optimized according to your needs. So take a few minutes to make your phone set like a "Swiss watch". If you do, you will have the best user experience... that's what it's all about.

Initial configuration options in Android

These are the options that you should pay attention to before putting the terminal into use. There is nothing complicated about it, however, believe it or not if you choose to skip these steps in the initial wizard, you may run into problems over time.

Google account and Wi-Fi:

These are the two main parts that go together these days. By connecting to a wireless network, you provide your computer with Internet access, which is required during initial setup. Therefore, before you start, make sure you are in a place with reliable WiFi. Then you need to enter the Gmail email address you already have or generate a new one. The Gmail account is key in this process, and if you create a new one, we recommend that you do not lose the access code because if at any time your account is disconnected by mistake, you will have to use that code so that all the configuration and also your contacts, be recovered. Some users change mail with each new phone they use. If this is your case, we want to tell you that it is not a good practice, your Gmail is like your ID or ID in the Android system and everything, absolutely everything is saved in the cloud with that email. When you change to a new cell phone and enter the same account, you will automatically be transferring contacts, photos, videos, documents and more data that you had on your previous device, but if you lose your password, you will also be losing all that data.

Enable terminal security:

Another option that you must complete before doing anything else with your smartphone is to activate security. Currently there are different options, the most used and recommended for its effectiveness is the fingerprint reader (since sometimes facial recognition can cause problems). To do this, you will first need to set up a 4-digit PIN. By following these steps, you ensure that no one can access your device without your consent. If you use bank account apps, this step becomes vitally important, since you can activate the option to enter using your fingerprints within the app, in this way, even if your bank accesses are filtered, no one will be able to have access because as a second factor the app will request authentication by fingerprint. This if and only if you take the time to configure security on your Smartphone.

Set up your Google Assistant:

This option is the one that will make your life easier, and very few people use it. Do not miss it because the voice recognition options that Google offers are very useful. From using it to search for information, make calls, open apps or send text messages, to intelligently control your entire home (with the right gadgets for this function). This is what you can achieve if you use and get the most out of Google's voice assistant.

Use the right data network:

In the settings, specifically in Mobile networks and Preferred network type, you can configure this option. For example, if you have a smartphone with 5G and it is not yet enabled in your country or your data plan does not have it available, having 5G active can be a great waste of battery because the device will constantly be looking for opportunities to take advantage of higher speeds. on the network, but since it is not available, each of the attempts will be unsuccessful and you will only see how your battery drains faster than usual.


The ideal here is to let the system do it automatically, that every time and when it can check if there is something new to improve through system updates by the manufacturer. The new firmware brings improvements for the optimization of the operating system.

Guide To Configure Android Phones

If you want more complete help, in the following images we have compiled the step by step of how to do the initial configuration correctly.

  1. Choose a language, the Wi-Fi network, link your Google account and update the software.
  2. Establish strong passwords and double security factor Guide-to-configure-android-devices-step-2
  3. Wireless network configurations Guide-to-configure-android-devices-step-3
  4. Protection against fraud and antivirus Guide-to-configure-android-devices-step-4
  5. Protect your information with backups Guide-to-configure-android-devices-step-5
  6. Customize your device with the installation of apps from the Play Store, give permissions to secure apps and check the Geolocation Guide-to-configure-android-devices-step-6
  7. Locate your device from the web Guide-to-configure-android-devices-step-7
  8. Do you want another mobile? Get rid of the mobile with secure deletion Guide-to-configure-android-devices-step-8
  9. Conclusion and advice Guide-to-configure-android-devices-step-9
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