Seeing as Christmas was a few weeks ago, it stands to reason that lots of you may have new phones. So, I’ve come up with a helpful guide detailing four things you need to do with your new phone:
Backup Your Photos
One of the main things we look for in a new phone is the camera. Everyone wants a good camera on their phone, so they can take cool snaps whenever they like. There’s nothing worse than taking loads of pictures and then losing them. Perhaps you deleted them by accident or your phone broke, and you can no longer access them. No matter the reason you’ve lost your photos, it’s a horrible feeling when you do. So, the first thing you should do with your phone is backup photos to the cloud. For Android devices, you’ll likely have your photos backed up to Google Drive using Google Photos. It’s a straightforward process that most people will be able to do. With iPhones, you’ll be backing photos up to iCloud. If you’re not sure what that is, iCloud Login has some articles that will help you understand more. It doesn’t matter what OS it runs; you should always set your phone to backup photos whenever you take any.
Customize Alert Tones
The next thing you should do is look at customizing all your alerts. I’m talking about the things your phone does when you receive a message, email or phone call. Set your ringtone to something that won’t embarrass you in public. Or, don’t set a ringtone at all, choose to have your phone vibrate only. You can change message alert tones too; some phones let you customize these for different people. So, when Mum sends a message, you’ll be able to tell it’s from her before you look at your phone. You can also play around with alerts for emails and app notifications.
Take Security Measures
Another thing you should do is take extra security measures. It’s a really quick and easy thing to do and will make your phone safer. Simply go into your settings and set your phone to require a password whenever you turn the screen on. So, instead of turning your phone on and being faced with your home screen, you get a lock screen instead. It adds a layer of security to stop people seeing your private information.
Change The Look Of Your Phone
When you get a new phone, it will come with a basic wallpaper and lock screen. This is just something the manufacturers have set to be displayed on every one of these phones. You should look to change the way your phone looks. Set your wallpaper to something different, something you like. Take your pick from one of the many offered by your manufacturer. If they don’t tickle your fancy, then search online and download one that does. You could even make one of your photos the wallpaper for your phone if you want. Similarly, change the image displayed on your phone’s lock screen to personalize it even more.
If you plan on buying a new phone, then make sure you do these four things the moment you get it!