Got a new phone? We are all familiar with this happy feeling of new gadget addition. But before you even start operating the new mobile device, you need to configure it. No need to panic over it, it is no rocket science. Configuring your new device is an important yet little tricky task to make the most out of your new phone. Let us help you in those tips and tricks to configure your new phone for safety –
Step 1: Know your settings
The first step is to familiarize yourself with your device settings. Learn about the ways to personalize your mobile by taking the help of instruction booklet.
Step 2: Clean it up
Your home screen must be filled with widgets and apps. Wipe the slate clean to create a blank home screen. This can be done by selecting a widget and dragging it into trash. This step would not delete any of your app but only clear the home screen of default widgets that you don’t need.
Step 3: Set a Password
Setting up a password is the best way to ensure that your phone stays new as no one can dig into it or do any unwanted changes without your permission. Generally phones provide multiple security options like alphanumeric pin, pattern or facial identity to set a password, depending upon its features. You can set up a password the way you want to make sure no one does the snooping into your new device.
Step 4: Download the right apps
Make sure you download the right apps to ensure smooth functioning of your device. Be aware of the third party apps and always download from legitimate links. On the Google Play Store if you your new device is an Android based phone. If its an iPhone, only download apps from App Store. Remember to check the app rating and reviews to ensure its credibility.
Step 5: Set up backup for photos
Many Android phones come with an app called Google+ photos which can back up every photo and video we click at full resolution. You can go to the settings and activate it to keep your memories safe for future.
Step 6: Configure Device Manager
The Device Manager in the Android phones is same as the “Find My iPhone” in case of Apple’s iPhone. It has two options that you need to check – remotely locate the device and remote lock and erase. Both the options are very helpful in case your phone gets lost or stolen. Check both f these setting to enable remote management features of your phone. It will help you to locate, wipe and lock a stolen phone in case of emergency.
Step 7: Manage the notifications
Now that you have done all the necessary settings and downloaded many apps from Google Play Store, you need to manage the notifications from those apps as well. These notifications can flood your home screen with unnecessary junk and can be really obnoxious at times. An easy way to silence them is go to your settings and then to ‘Apps’. Look for the ‘Downloaded’ tab and select the app you don’t want to get notification from. You can uncheck the ‘show notifications’ box and you are sorted. This will help a great deal in ensuring the phone runs smoothly without any logs.