5 Tips For Setting Up A New Android Phone

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Congratulations, you have a new Android phone! From the moment you first turn it on, you’ll be tempted to dive right in and explore all the cool features (or just start watching Netflix). But wait a minute—don’t go too fast. The best way to get your new phone off to a great start is to set it up properly from the very beginning. Here’s how:

Install web browser

The first thing you should do when setting up a new phone is to install a web browser. You can find the Google Play Store on your home screen and use it to download either Chrome or Firefox — both are free, both work well and are compatible with Android phones, and both offer different features that may appeal to you. If you prefer one of these over the other (or would like to try something else), feel free!

The best browser for you will be one that’s easy to use, has plenty of features, works across all devices (including mobile), provides services like syncing bookmarks and passwords across browsers (or in this case phones), can be used as an email client, supports extensions/add-ons/plugins/etc., offers ad blockers


In general terms: any browser will do unless it doesn’t work on your device at all—in which case we’d recommend not using it until such time as someone figures out why not—or if it’s so slow that no amount of patience could save your sanity while using it — in which case we’d recommend finding another browser ASAP.

Set up the phone

Once you have your phone, it’s time to set up the phone.
It’s important to set up the phone to your liking and preferences. It’s also important to do this in a way that can be easily done by anyone else if they need help with their own phones.
This will ensure that everyone will be satisfied with their phones and know how to use them correctly.

Link your Google account to the new phone

  • Import your contacts. If you have an existing Google account, all of your contacts will be automatically imported into your new device as soon as you sign in with that account.
  • Import your calendar. If you have an existing Google account, all of your calendars will be automatically imported into Android and displayed in the Calendar app.
  • Import your photos and videos from Google Photos or other compatible cloud storage apps (like Dropbox). All of these photos and videos will show up in the Gallery app on both Android devices. The only thing is that they won’t show up at full resolution unless there’s enough space on the device itself to store them locally too—but this isn’t necessarily a bad thing since it keeps things simple for people who don’t want to worry about managing multiple storage sources just yet!

Download your favorite apps

This is the time to download your apps like your favorite call recorder, music or social media app if it does not have one inbuilt. You don’t want to be stuck with a bunch of apps that you never use because downloading them will take up space on your phone. Plus, if you download them now, then when it comes time to use them, they will be there and ready to go!


You can download apps from both the Google Play Store and the App Store but only one at a time. So if you have already downloaded an app from one store, then choose the other store for your next app.

Back up your old phone

Backing up your old phone is important, because it helps protect you against any data loss. Here’s what to back up:

  • Your contacts
  • Your photos and videos
  • Other important files on your phone (like PDFs or Word documents)
    There are two ways you can backup your files: either by backing them up over Wi-Fi or through a cable connection. If you have a lot of time on your hands and don’t mind being tethered to the wall, then cable is the way to go. For everyone else, we recommend backing things up via Wi-Fi instead—it’s simply faster and easier than connecting with a wire each time!

Make sure you are covered.

With all the new features on your Android phone, there are a few things you need to be sure of before you start using it.

  • Make sure you are covered. Make sure that your device is insured and that any data loss or damage is covered. For example, if someone drops your phone in the toilet or spills coffee on it and it stops working, then this would be included in most insurance policies. If not, then those cases should be addressed separately with an extended warranty program offered by the manufacturer or carrier.
  • Backup everything! Keep backups of all files stored locally on your device as well as on cloud services such as DropBox or Google Drive so that they can easily be accessed from another device if needed (e.g., after losing/breaking/stealing your phone). This includes contact lists so that people don’t have to re-enter contact info every time they call someone back; photos for sentimental reasons like family trips; videos for work presentations; etcetera…


Setting up a new Android phone is surprisingly easy. Once you’ve turned it on and linked up your Google account, the phone will take care of most of the work for you, downloading all your apps and restoring settings from your old device. The only thing left to do is download any apps that aren’t available on Google Play and back up your old device. While this process may seem a little time-consuming at first glance, it’s actually quite simple to complete in just a few minutes or less!