7 steps to set up your new HUAWEI MediaPad T3 10
Do you have a new smartphone with Android or tablet, and you don’t know how to set it up correctly? Do not panic, we present 7 steps that will help you with this. To use the Android system freely and safely, you need to change several settings and install several applications. These 7 steps describe the most important configuration items for your new Android device. Let’s take you through all of them, and in a few minutes you will have a ready and secure phone or tablet.
1. Log in to your Google account.
The first time you launch our new Android phone, you will be asked to fill out certain data. One of them is logging into your Google account. You can skip this step, but we do not recommend it.
After logging into your Google account, your data will be automatically transferred from older Android devices. Of course, if your data has been synchronized with the Google Cloud. With your Google Account, you’ll also have access to applications, games and multimedia from Google Play.
2. Adjust the screen lock
You are already logged in to your Google account and are on the main screen. Now is the time to set a screen lock for your Android. Why? Because in case of loss or theft, all your data can fall into unwanted hands.
Some people prefer to use Android without passwords and other means of blocking, they say that it is much more convenient. It is worth remembering that Android offers other forms of security for mobile devices, in addition to using security codes. for example, drawing pictures or recognizing faces.
3. Activate phone tracking
Another thing you need to activate is the Android Device Manager. This is the official Google tool that allows you to find your phone in case of theft or just lose it. It is also worth a try as soon as you receive a new device. On your computer, you can find the approximate location of your phone.
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If your phone or tablet is stolen or lost, you can start to sound an alarm or remotely delete all data. If you want better control over alternatives such as Prey or Cerberus (see Anti-Theft application overview right here Top Apps)
4. Install Google applications
We have reached a point where using an Android smartphone in Google Apps is simply inconvenient. Fortunately, these applications offer high quality and add many important features that you can use on your device. If they are not installed immediately, you must download them from Google Play:
- Chrome (browser)
- Cards (maps and GPS)
- Drive (documentation)
- Hangouts (chat and messages)
These are important applications that everyone should have. If you use Gmail and Google Calendar, you must also install them. You can also download applications for social networks such as Google. It’s good to check if you have a YouTube app on your phone (if not, download it immediately!). Soon, the Google family will become larger.
5. Install an alternate keyboard
You may still have used the physical keyboard of classic keys or the standard virtual keyboard. However, there are some simpler ways to write.
Honestly, the perfect keyboard does not exist, but Google Play offers many interesting alternatives that you might like. Here are the most interesting of them:
- Perfect keyboard (many personalization options)
- Go keyboard (perfect for tablets)
- Swype (classic gestures)
- Swiftkey (predicts well what you want to write)
6. Control your device
Your new Android phone is almost set up. However, it is also highly recommended that you install tools that allow you to monitor and control the battery, processor, or memory consumption and data transfer. Here are some of the best deals:
- Onavo allows you to control data transfer over the Internet.
- 3G watchdog even more detailed than Onavo, also available as a widget
- AutoKiller automatically closes inactive applications to save of resources processor and battery
- Juicedefender helps save energy
At the same time, keep an eye on the black market and all files freely available on the Internet. They often contain pirated applications that can compromise system security. If you do not want any viruses or other unpleasant problems, you must be very careful when installing the APK file.