Are you someone who has always had a basic mobile phone but is now coming to the conclusion that you need a smartphone in your life? If so, you’re probably feeling a little overwhelmed with the features that today’s smartphones offer people. You’re likely reading this post today because you want some help getting to grips with your new phone or one you will soon be buying. With those thoughts in mind, take a look at the following basic starter tips and tricks to help you navigate the world of smartphone ownership.
Create a Google or Apple Account
When you get a new smartphone, and you’ve never owned one before, you’ll need to create a new Google or Apple account, depending on whether you’ve purchased a new Android or iPhone smartphone. The reason for needing those accounts is simple: your smartphone gets linked to them, and you use them for things like device security checks and purchasing apps and games. Thankfully, setting up a new Google or Apple account is easy and free to do.
Install A Tracking App
The next thing you need to do is install a tracking app on your new smartphone. Why would you need a tracking app, you might ask yourself? The answer is simple: to locate your smartphone if it ever gets lost or stolen. If you have an Apple iPhone, read more on familyorbit.com to find the best tracking apps for your needs. Similarly, Android smartphone owners can check out Google’s Find My Device or an alternative Android tracking app.
Remove the Junk
The sad truth about some smartphones is that the manufacturers install many “junk” apps by default – ones they perhaps get sponsored to promote by other companies. It makes sense to delete these apps because you’re unlikely to use them, and they take up a lot of valuable storage space on your smartphone. If you’d rather not buy a smartphone with such apps installed by default, it’s worth looking at online reviews from existing users to determine which phones or brands you should avoid.
Customise Your Wallpaper And Sounds
One of the bugbears that new and existing smartphone users experience is having all kinds of weird and wonderful sounds playing on their devices whenever there’s a notification from an app, such as a new text message. Similarly, they might have odd wallpapers (background images) showing on their home and lock screens. When you get your new smartphone, one of the most important things you should do is customise your device’s notification and ringtone sounds and the wallpapers used on your home and lock screens.
Organise Your Home Page
One final thing you should do is organise the apps and app icon layout on your home screen. Both Android and Apple iPhone smartphones give you plenty of customisation options, so you’ll doubtless come up with a preferred design that best meets your needs. Ensure you have home screen app shortcuts to the most used apps on your smartphone.
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