You have just unwrapped your Android device from its packaging. Your heart is pounding, hands are shaking with anticipation. Ok, maybe I am exaggerating a little, but getting started with a brand new device is “an all time” an adventure. You have gone through the initial setup, installed WhatsApp, and now you are wondering “what else can I do with this shiny new device?” Don’t worry, here are some tips to get you started with your new phone. It doesn’t matter what new smartphone you own as long as it’s one of these.

  • Nexus 6.
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 4
  • Samsung Galaxy S5
  • Nexus 9
  • Motorola DROID Turbo
  • HTC One M8.

Familiarize yourself with basic features

If this happens to be the first Android device you’ve ever bought, then you should introduce yourself to Android interface and its basic feature before looking into more features.

Learn how to import your contacts and synchronize them, place a call, and take pictures.  

Tackle your settings

Another important thing to do is to go through the settings.  By doing so, you will be able to fine-tune your devices behavior right from the start and also learn about your device’s capabilities.

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Install widgets to your Home Screens

Widgets happen to have the biggest impact over the Home screen. Widgets come in handy in so many ways. You can use widgets to save time. You may want to view emails, notes, your calendar, and RSS feeds. Well, Widgets are the way to do it.

Download apps

You should update apps to always have the latest and greatest features. Such as Twitter, Google Wallet, Netflix, Facebook, Google Play Store and much more. Mobile apps can be so much fun.

Set up your space

Your new handset might be installing all your old apps, but it does not mean you have to keep doing things the same way.

With the new handset, you now have great chance to wave good-bye to some bad habits and say hello to better life decisions, or maybe to better apps decisions. For instance if your devices was using the default browser, now you can get your hands on Chrome. It is lightning fast. Or if you were using Nova launcher, which is way 2012, now you can use Google launcher, which happens to be quite hard to beat. You can also grab a custom Keyboard (Swipe or Swift key) to stay focus on your typing habits.

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What's my model number?

There are several ways to locate your model number:

Option 1
On your device, go to Settings, then "About device" and scroll down to "Model number"
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Often times you can view the model number inside the device, by removing the battery
Option 3
Using Samsung's model/serial number location tool

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