So you bought a new cell phone. Whether you’ve stuck with the same brand for a while – or switched from iPhone to Android – we’ll help you set up your new phone so you can maximize its hidden potential.
As we continue to help 300 million users (and counting!) get the most out of their favorite, connected tech devices, Assurion’s experts have put together these tips to get your new phone up and running. So you can get back to the big part – complete with all the new gadgets you’ve brought to the table!
How to set up email and social media on your new phone
Now back up your favorite communication tools and run them on your new device. How is he here?
How to set up email on your iOS device
Go to Settings > Mail > Accounts.
Click Add Account, and select your provider.
Enter your email address and password.
If you see the following, click to verify your email account.
Click to finish if you want to save.
How to set up email on your Android device
If you have an Android phone, you’ve set it up with a Gmail™ account, so emails from that account can be accessed in the preinstalled Gmail app. If you have another email service, you can access the Google Play™ store by downloading and installing the app for that service. If you have a Samsung® device, you can manage multiple email accounts using the Samsung Email app. app. Here’s how to install it:
Settings > Accounts & backups > Manage accounts.
Select Add Account > Email > Preferred Service.
Enter your email and password.
Check out the various benefits and set up your account.
How to install social media on your phone
Download and install your favorite apps to restore your social media apps. Protect your usernames and passwords.
Tips for backing up your old phone
Whether it’s Android or iPhone, your mobile operating system offers software and cloud backup capabilities to protect important data like photos, passwords, email messages and notes from various applications. You can find these programmable extensions in your phone’s settings, and they’re easy to set up.
On Android phones
Android backup service backs up your data and can link it to at least one Google account. Here’s how to install it:
Connect your gadget to a Wi-Fi network.
Open your phone’s settings.
Under Accounts and backups, click Backup and restore.
Click the Backup my data button.
You’ll then see options for providing your information, including passwords, preferences, and app data, all of which will be stored in your Google Account.
You can back up your gadgets using iCloud – learn how to set up iCloud.
Connect your gadget to a Wi-Fi network.
Click on Settings.
Scroll down and tap iCloud.
Once you’re in iCloud, click the Backup button and make sure iCloud Backup is turned on.
Now click on the backup button
Stay connected to your Wi-Fi network until the end of your trip. Make sure the setup is complete: Settings > iCloud > Storage > Manage Storage, then select your gadget. Consolidation should be specified in the specification with time and number.
Step-by-step instructions for restoring data from your old phone to your new one
The upgrade cycle is quite similar, with steps to transfer data such as contacts, graphics and photos from the old phone to the new gadget.
When you use an Android phone, your Google account is tied to everything. Icons in your Google account can quickly transfer contacts, calendar and messages to your new phone, accidentally backup and restore your old gadget (if not, see the best way to restore in the previous section). Pick up your old phone).
There are several options for transferring data from an old gadget to a new iPhone. See our guide on how to back up data from iCloud or the best way to back up your iTunes account.
The most efficient way to connect email, web media and the cloud
Check the email and web media account settings that appear on your new gadget. Are you looking for an efficient way to back up your data to the cloud? Check out our guide to the best distributed storage options that will come in handy the next time you move hardware.
Tips for finding your gadget
Make sure you know how to turn your phone on and off, and feel free to set up a script to recover your device if it’s lost.
Instructions to get My Phone on your Android device
Regardless of the type of Android gadget, this can also be called Unlock My Device.
Click on Biometrics and Security.
Find my cell phone and turn it on.
For more information on what to do if you lose your gadget, see How to find a lost Android phone.
The most efficient way to transfer your iPhone
My app makes it easy to find. Follow these steps:
Go to Settings [[Your Name] > Find My > Find My iPhone.
Click to turn on or off.
Now that it’s installed, here are some tips to protect your phone and keep some data out of the wrong hands. Update your password every 2-3 months.
Three tips for creating a password for your smartphone.
Use letters and numbers to help create a test password, but whatever is important to you. For example, if you have a sweet tooth, you can use CAKE (2253) or PIES (7437).
Avoid obvious number combinations like 1-2-3-4 or monotonous codes like 1-1-1-1.
Learn and remember world dates, phone numbers, and more. Try not to use hypothetical results.
Two-factor authentication: Is it a good idea for me?
If you use iCloud or Google accounts, you probably know about two-factor authentication. This security strategy should take extra steps to verify your identity when accessing email, online media, or other confidential content. This second layer of security prevents other people from accessing your records whether or not they have your password. For more information, see our guide on the best way to set up two-factor authentication.
For more than 25 years, Asurion has helped 300 million consumers insure, integrate and deliver the technology they love. Moreover, cell phones are not free either. Your life is in your gadget, protect it. Log in today and learn how to choose a phone protection plan.