When you first start using an Android phone, there are certain guidelines that may be appropriate to follow. Just as there are some applications that can not be missed on the mobile, there are certain tricks or tips that can help us when we are taking the first steps with a phone with the Google operating system.
If you just bought an Android mobile or you are going to do it, and it is the first one you use, we leave you with a series of tricks, guidelines or tips with which to take your first steps in this operating system. They will help you to start being able to take advantage of the phone, and make good use of it.
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The first step that an Android phone will ask us when we use it is to log into our Google account or create one. Your Google account is your Gmail email address, so if you already have one (you probably already have one) you just have to enter the address and password. This will allow you to have the phone associated with that account as well, in addition to synchronizing the data of those Google apps or services that you use.
In case you do not have one, the phone itself will indicate the steps to follow to have one, so you will not have a problem. That will be then the Google account that is associated with your phone, although in the future you can add more (in the Accounts section in the Settings).
Delete apps you don’t want
Your Android phone comes with many applications that you don’t want to use, but they are installed by default. These system applications are basically bloatware for many users, something we have already talked about. Unfortunately, many of these applications cannot be removed from the phone, but we can bet on disabling them, so that they will not work on the device, even if they are installed on it. The steps are:
- Open the settings.
- Enter Applications.
- Go to the list of applications.
- Find the app you don’t want to use on Android.
- Get into it.
- Click on Disable.
- Repeat the process with the apps you want.
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Security on the phone
To access your phone you’re going to have to create an unlock method. Most current Android phones give various options, such as using a password or PIN, using the fingerprint sensor or facial recognition. Each system has its advantages and disadvantages, so it will depend on each one which one to use on the phone. In any case, we have to establish one, which is done from the device settings:
- Open Settings.
- Enter the Password section (on some phones it is within Security).
- Go to the desired section (fingerprint, password or facial recognition).
- Activate this option.
- Register your fingerprint, create a password or register your face.
- Click OK.
This is going to allow have an unlock method on your phone, so that you will be able to access the phone safely, in addition to preventing other people from entering.
Set default apps
By default, Android opens certain applications when performing a specific action. That is, if you want to browse and you have multiple browsers on the phone, Chrome will always open by default, unless you do something about it. You can customize this, selecting at all times what is the default application in each field, to make the phone fit you better. The way to do this is simple, as we showed you in your day, following these steps:
- Open the phone settings.
- Enter Applications.
- Click on the Default applications section.
- Enter the section where you want to set a default app of your choice.
- Choose the application to use.
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Quick access to the camera
One of the simplest tricks on Android, but what better they will allow you to use the phone’s camera. Quick access to the camera is a simple trick that will allow you to open it without having to go to the application icon, ideal in case you want to quickly take a photo from the phone.
Enough with a double tap on the power button to open the camera. In some brands, such as Huawei, access is different, since in that case it is a double click on the volume down button. In the camera application settings you can activate this option and there the action to be performed on your phone is indicated.
Customize do not disturb mode to your liking
One of the best functions that we can use on Android is the do not disturb mode. With this mode we can say goodbye to calls and notifications for a while. Ideal if we have a meeting or simply want to disconnect from everything for a while. We can activate it at any time manually, but we also have the possibility to program it, so that it is activated automatically. The steps to do this are:
- Open Settings.
- Enter Sounds (Sounds and vibration).
- Enter Do Not Disturb Mode.
- Press the switch to activate it.
- Select the hours.
- Determine if you want any exceptions.
Take advantage of Google Assistant
Google Assistant is already essential on an Android phoneIn addition, the assistant has been gaining presence with all kinds of new functions. Therefore, we will be able to take advantage of it on the device, since we can use it to make searches or queries, but it can also be used to send messages on WhatsApp or make calls to contacts at any time.
To activate it, just use “OK Google” and then say the command you want to use, what you want to ask him to do. The assistant is increasingly important in Android, so a good command of it will allow us to use the phone in a really comfortable way at all times.
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