How To Set Up Your Android OS The First Time

If you have just gotten your first ever android device or you have just shifted to android from a different platform it can be quite confusing to get around the OS when you know so little about it. The home screen itself has many features that if you can miss out on if you are not aware of the different features of the android OS.

Android OS is the most versatile OS that is ever made you can customize to fit your daily needs and also set it up exactly the way you want your smart phone to be. So we have prepared a guide for you that will enable you to get used to the Android OS and enjoy the myriad of features that it has to offer.

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How To Set Up Your Android Smart Phone

  1. The first thing you do after switching on your android device is to set up your Google Account. This will allow you to access all the basic apps that are available on the phone and also allow you to download new apps from the Play Store.
  2. To get to know all the details about your new phone you need to explore the settings of your device. So tap on settings in app drawer and you will be able to customize the data transfer, display and sound. It will take a couple of minutes for you to get to know the settings of each and everything but it’s worth it.
  3. You need to set yourself an alarm if you want to wake up on time in the morning. To set up your alarm tap on your app drawer and tap on clock app to set up your alarm.
  4. The wallpaper that is set up on your home screen might not be to your liking. To change your wallpaper long press on your home screen which will bring up a menu from where you can either choose static wallpaper or live wallpaper. If the pre-installed wallpapers aren’t to your liking then you can download one of the many wallpaper apps from the play store.
  5. The default ringtone in your device might not be to your liking. To set up a new ringtone tap on your settings and go to sound and device ringtone. There you can set up the ringtone of your choice and if you don’t like the pre-installed ones then you can set an MP3 as your ringtone.
  6. To share files and images with your friends and family or between your other devices you need to turn on the Bluetooth. To turn it on go to your settings app and then tap on network to access the Bluetooth settings.
  7. You can download new apps from the Play Store. To begin downloading new apps open your app drawer and tap on play store to access the android market from where you can filter apps in different categories and also search for a specific app.
  8. If you want to download a paid app from the play store you can add your credit card details. Google offers a very secure system which makes sure that your details are never compromised. To add your payment details open the play store and go to the app that requires to purchase it before you can download it. Tap on the download button and it will take you to a screen where you can add the payment details which will be saved for future transactions.
  9. These the majority of the android device are equipped with very capable cameras that take very good pictures and also record HD videos. You can use the default camera app that comes pre-installed or you can download one of the many camera apps from the play store that offers many exciting features that will make you a master of photography.


There you have a simple guide that will allow you to get around your android smart phone much easily.

Do let us know if you know any other ways that will allow you to get used to your android device easily.

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