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Set up Your New Android Smartphone in a Snap



You‘ve finally seen the light and decided to get yourself a new Android device – welcome to the family! Maybe you bought yourself a Samsung, Motorola or the new Google Pixel – whichever one you chose, we know that you want to get it customized and set-up as quickly as possible. Setting up your Android phone/tablet can be a little bit of a hassle, in the beginning, however, there are a couple ways to set-up your device with Android Lollipop or Marshmellow which helps you to avoid having to manually download your favourite apps one by one.


All your Android device needs to have a built-in NFC which won‘t be a problem since it was implemented in Android devices in 2010. But if your devices don‘t have NFC, not to worry, you can still transfer data from one device to another, the process will just take a little longer. In addition, if you‘re a Google Pixel owner, then you also have another alternative which is called a quick switch adaptor. With this, you simply connect both devices and choose what you want to transfer – and that‘s it. So, setting up your Android has a lot to do with the type of Android you have, this will ultimately show you the options you have when it comes to transferring data. So, let‘s not waste any more time. Here are a couple ways to set up your new Android in a jiffy.


Restore From an Old Android Device


Not everyone has a new Android phone/tablet, so if your phone doesn‘t have NFC, then you‘re going to have to set it up in a different way. While you‘re setting up your phone if you skip the Tap & Go, you have the option of choosing to restore your phone which will allow you to choose which device you want to restore from and what you want to restore. That way, you can carry over specific information to your new phone. You can restore any Android device that‘s connected to your Google account.


Android Tap & Go


When you start your device, you‘ll be given an option to use Tap & Go. In order to do this, make sure that both devices have NFC. Then, you simply tap their back together and the data, including the apps and Google account information, will be transferred from your old phone to the new one. If you‘re using Google Now, this transfer will also restore your home screen.


Start from Scratch


You may not want to actually transfer your data from one phone to another or you may want to manually download and upload data to your new device yourself. This means you‘re going to have to start from scratch.You can completely start from scratch and choose to „set up as a new device“. This means, you will not have any of your information carried over to your new device and you‘ll have to sync your contact and download your apps manually.


After you‘ve installed your apps, then you should check for updates on built-in apps, like Google. Then, once you‘ve updated those apps, you‘ll want to set-up your Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Last but not least, you‘ll then want to customize your notifications.


Root Your Android Device?


Now, you have to think about whether or not you want to root your phone. Rooting means that you‘ll access advanced settings on your phone which are usually blocked by the manufacturer. When you root your phone, it removes bloatware which is unwanted and preinstalled apps. Though, if you have the OnePlus One device, you won‘t have to root your device. Though, if you‘re choosing to root your device, double check if the phone company still covers your warranty after it‘s rooted. Rooting does provide you with more freedom and control over your phone but it‘s not a necessity, so before jumping into it, do your research and see if it‘s right for you.


Now that you know the different options you have, figure out which one works best for you when you‘re setting up your new Android.

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