Smartphone experts have listed a couple of steps to be taken when buying a new Android phone to ensure its optimum performance and durability.
You are very excited about your brand-new Android OS phone and you are showing it off to your friends. In fact, you have started using it without doing anything.
No, you are putting your phone at risk. There are certain changes you need to make to ensure it performs optimally. In line with this, here are seven things to do to keep it safe and secured.
(1) Download apps
You can use the Google Play Store to download or you take your phone to a store where you can download all the apps. In this case, you do not need to exhaust your data on downloading. However, ensure that you download only relevant apps and from a secured website.
(2) Secure your device
Your phone can be hacked or be infected by viruses. So, you need to get a very strong antivirus to secure your device. You can also activate pattern lock and PIN. You must do this because you will not be using your phone for texting and calling alone.
(3) Install and activate device manager
The device manager will come in handy when your phone is stolen. The manager gives you unlimited access to everything on your phone online. This will help you wipe or lock a lost device.
(4) Customise your device
The functions of your phone are in default mode; hence, you have to customise it. You should change the ringtone, message, and notification tones. In addition, you can kill the keypad tone and replace the wallpapers. This is one of the ways to personalise your phone.
(5) Search for software/apps updates
Your phone usually comes loaded with all of the latest software but with frequent updates from the developers, your apps and software may not be current. Therefore, it won’t be a bad idea if you search for latest updates.
(6) Get a case/screen guard
The case and screen guard are to protect the body of your phone and screen. It will help maintain the new look of your device.
(7) Fully charge your battery
Your new phone is usually charged up to 50 per cent. But before you start using it, you should boost it to 100 per cent. Also, note that you should prevent it from fully discharging the battery (letting it drop to zero per cent, thus forcing it to shut down). This is the main cause of short battery life.