We open the box and there is our brand new smartphone. We take it out of it, take the charger and the cable, as well as see if it comes with a case, so that we can immediately turn it on, since we can’t wait any longer.
Once we have gone through all the parts of the configuration that Android shows us, it is time to perform certain tasks and follow certain tips that we are going to give you so that the experience is good from the beginning.
So now sit back, grab your new smartphone and let’s see how we can customize and configure it to its fullest potential right from the start with these simple tips.
Log in and restore backup
Of course, the first thing is to log in with our Google account to associate the contacts, for example, and if we have a backup security associated with that account, it can also be installed.
This will allow us to recover everything that we have saved in that backup such as the call log, messages, photos, videos and even the apps that make up the smartphone.
When starting the mobile and putting the password, there comes a time when it gives us the option to continue as a new terminal, to synchronize the backup that we have in Google or to get the information from another phone through a WiFi Direct connection.
If you have not created any previous backup, the best option is to connect both mobiles and transfer the information from one to the other, if you want to keep everything you had on your old smartphone.
Depending on the terminal you have, you will do it with one program or another, since each brand uses its own. For example, Samsung uses Smart Switch, OnePlus has OnePlus Switch, Huawei uses Phone Clone, or Xiaomi uses Mi Mover.
Customize the device to your liking
If there is a substantial difference between Android and its great competitor iOS, it is that the level of customization allowed by the operating system of the great G is well above that of Apple.
Therefore, another of the things we can do when brand new a device is to put it completely to our liking, changing the wallpaper, the lock, the icons and even putting widgets that are useful to us.
We can do it using the possibilities provided by the brand itself, since the vast majority have their own systems to change everything that is the structure of the sports system.
But we also have at our disposal a good number of applications in the Google Play Store to change the appearance of the entire device.
Finally we can use widgets to put on the screen and at the same time that they serve to give a more personal touch to the phone, they can be extremely functional and serve as information.
When we talk aboutBloatwarewe refer to those applications that the brand installs on the smartphone and that really are of no use to us or they are duplicating the ones we already have through Google, for example.
In most cases they can be uninstalled, so it is convenient because that way they do not occupy storage space.
Another reason to eliminate them is that they do not occupy memory, since, in some cases, even if we have never executed them, they start when the phone starts up and occupy a part of the mobile’s RAM. totally absurd way.
Unfortunately, there are times when brands make such applications, whether their own or third-party, cannot be uninstalled because they are system applications. In that case we can do little and we will have to stoically put up with having those apps.
We can make changes in our way of navigating with the smartphone, that is, suppressing the three typical buttons of Android by a gesture system or even placing said buttons differently.
What we recommend is the gesture system. We are not going to lie to you, it needs a period of adaptation and a little patience at first, but once we have got the hang of it, we verify that its operation is really very good, much faster than it seemed to us and with a versatility that we did not they have the three buttons.
Customize quick settings bar
The quick settings bar is the one that we all have if we slide a finger on the screen from the top to bottom.
It is that screen where we have specific buttons for WiFi, Bluetooth, sound, automatic screen rotation, flashlight, mobile data or Airplane mode, among many other things.
We can customize and place all these buttons in the order we want, in order to have the ones we use the most at hand. We can even place new buttons if we deem it necessary.
Change the animation speed
It is clear that with today’s processors, regardless of the range we are talking about, we are going to obtain a performance decent at least to carry out the most basic tasks that we do every day.
To that we must add today’s screens that in many cases reach 90 Hz or 120 Refresh rate Hz.
This makes the sensation of fluidity really good and we do not have any problem in this sense, but, even so, there is a very effective trick with which we can make that feeling even better.
For this we are going to modify the Android animations.
- We must go to Settings.
- Then About the phone and click 7 times on the Build number, until a banner appears saying that Developer options have been enabled.
- Now go to the new Developer Options menu and scroll down until you find these three options: window animation scale, transition animation scale, and animation duration scale.
- We must touch all these options and change the Animation scale to 0.5X
- At that moment we restart the smartphone to verify that the animations are faster, giving more sensation of fluency.
Above all, if you have an OLED screen or any of its variants on your smartphone, it is very convenient for you to have Dark Mode activated to Android.
Since OLED screens are capable of turning off each pixel independently, the fact of having a lot of black on the screen means that it does not work as much, since the Most will be pixels off.
This can help us a lot in saving the battery, making quite considerable differences in autonomy with respect to the normal operating mode.
With the Digital Wellbeing system we can limit the use of your phone by setting time limits for certain applications, knowing also how much time have we actually spent in each of them.
If you think you spend a lot of time in front of your smartphone playing games or with certain apps, this can be a good way to help you limit yourself.
You can set a goal for screen time , set app timers after which you can’t open that app, and even add a bedtime mode so you can use your smartphone before bed.
It’s a way to get away and detox a bit from your own smartphone.
Linking with our Windows PC
Those of us who have Android have always looked with some suspicion at the excellent integration that iPhones had with Macs, since they could make a lots of things like replying to messages, copying and pasting photos or videos and much more.
Well, now we can synchronize our Android mobile with a Windows computer in a very simple way. similar to perform a good number of tasks such as receiving mobile notifications on the PC screen, copying files by simply dragging and even controlling the smartphone from the computer, among many other options.
Thanks to the Your Phone Companion app, you can synchronize your smartphone with Windows without any problem.
With everything we have seen, you will be able to have your mobile well prepared from the first day you use it so that it gives you the maximum from the beginning.
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