If you are a newbie/existing Android user but don’t know how to set up an android phone, this will take you through 6 simple steps to set up your Phone.
How I set up my android phone?
This typically consists of
- The wallpaper choice
- Custom launcher
When you get a brand new phone, what’s the setup process?
Step 1 – Add a skin
The very first thing I do is add a skin. Now if you’re not familiar with a skin is basically a vinyl decal that goes over your phone and it kind of gives you a little extra layer of protection. Now the skin that I am using is a marble skin.
Step 2 – Add software
Now for the software side, one of the things that I like to do is install Nova long-term. Mainly because I use a ton of different phones. And for example, if I use a Samsung phone it has TouchWiz. If I use an LG phone or a Huawei phone they all have their different flavors of Android and I like a consistent stock android feel and Nova launcher can provide that for me.
Step 3 – Add icons
Now I like the fact that I can also back up this phone and we store it on a new Android phone and pretty much get the same exact setup. Now typically what I like to do is change a couple of different settings. Like for example, I like to change the icon size anywhere from 105 to 110 percent. Mainly because I like the bigger icon. This is obviously going to depend on the type of phone that you will be using.
Now a couple of other things that I like to do is change the icon. The icon pack that I’ve been using probably for the last year is called corny. Now, this icon pack I like because the developer is constantly updating the applications that it supports. Now I also like this icon pack because it does resemble stock android but a little bit better. I like the fact that it’s very clean and it’s not very flamboyant or bubbly like some of those icon packs out there.
So this has been my choice of icons for the longest time.
Step 4 – Set a launcher
I also like to give it that stock very stock vanilla android feels sort of like the google pixels. So for example when I swipe up, I can see all of my different applications. And in this particular phone, because it is an AMOLED display, I like to have a black background just so I can’t reserve battery or get a little bit better battery life.
There’s a couple of other tweaks that I also do and I’m not going to go over all the ones because this will take a lot of time. But nova launcher is one of the best launchers available for Android and every time I use a launcher I always go back to Nova Launcher.
Step 5 – Set up wallpaper
Now the next thing or the next question is what wallpaper do I use?
And this is usually 99% of my wallpapers is to come from an app called backdrop. They have a ton of awesome wallpapers.
Step 6 – Set up widgets
Now in terms of widgets, I don’t use a ton of widgets but if there’s one that I have to recommend it’s called today calendar. And this is one that I love because it’s very clean, it has that material design look. And typically the reason why I picked this as one of the widgets that I have on my android phone is that I like to see what’s going on throughout the week. This gives me my calendar event all of my stuff and I can sort this to month. It’s a very clean widget and its one that I basically install on all of my android phones.
Now in terms of like theming and stuff I’m not doing much of that currently because like I said I’m always flip-flopping to phones. So my current setup right now is just very basic of apps that I currently use. I do have a couple of folders like for example, I have an office folder, social shopping automation.
These are folders that have applications inside of apps that I use and for example even the folders a little bit theme with Poorni icons. And if you guys are not sure or familiar how to do that just hold it down and you can change the way the folder or the icon look in case it’s not themed.
Here are our tips for you…
10 things you should never do on your Android Phone
- Never install any Apps from the unknown source.
- Never install crack App.
- Never try to clean App. If you do so, your application will start from zero and it loads on your processor and Battery.
- Never use Antivirus on Android if you use Application from the trusted source.
- Never use battery savers.
- Never install fake Apps that doesn’t work anything.
- Never clearing Cache memory cause it only clear temporary data.
- Rooting without knowing crates problem.
- Never give unnecessary permission to your Apps.
- Not re-start randomly. 1 re-start per week is ok.