If you've just unboxed a shiny new apk phone, you're probably excited khổng lồ play with it. There's a little bit of setup to giảm giá with first, but don't feel daunted—whether it’s a Samsung Galaxy S21 or a Google px 6, the process of getting started with game android is basically the same, and blessedly simple. 

With a little prep, things will go swiftly and smoothly. Here's what you want before you get started:

Your old phone (not essential, but it's a good idea to have it on hand)Your SIM cardYour Wi-Fi detailsYour Google account details (you need khổng lồ have a Google tài khoản to use an app android phone)

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For a seamless transition from old phone lớn new, you should start by backing up your old phone. The simplest way is khổng lồ back up your data to your Google account. Thực đơn options can differ a little from phone to phone. For example, on a Pixel, you go to lớn Settings, System, Backup, but on a Samsung Galaxy phone, you go to lớn Settings, Accounts & backup, Backup and restore. Whichever path you take, make sure the backup option is toggled on when you get there and tap Back up now. We have a full guide on how to back up your game android phone if you want lớn know more. 


Doing this ensures that your contacts, calendars, text messages, wallpaper, apps, và a few other system settings will make the jump khổng lồ your new device. It will take some time for your old phone to upload everything, especially if you haven't backed up recently.


If you're switching from an iPhone, install the Google Drive app. In the Google Drive phầm mềm on your iPhone, go lớn Settings, Backup, and choose everything you want to save and move across khổng lồ your new phone. You should also go lớn your iPhone Settings và turn off iMessage & FaceTime, otherwise, you might miss calls và texts on your new phone.


Put your SIM thẻ in your new phone and hold down the power nguồn button to lớn turn it on. Once you’ve powered up your device, you’ll be greeted with a series of set-up chores. This is where you’ll set your language preferences, connect khổng lồ your trang chủ Wi-Fi network, & enter your Google trương mục details. This is the same as your email address and password. Mix up security features like the device unlock passcode & the fingerprint unlocking feature, if your phone offers it. Lastly, you can decide if you want to use Google Assistant & set up voice commands if you do.


Being signed in lớn your Google account makes it easy lớn set up a new phone from there. Things like contacts, calendars, và emails that are tied to lớn your Google account—whether you stashed them there from the web or your old phone—can flow onto your new device after you log in. You will be prompted to choose what you want to lớn restore from your most recent backup. This is a great opportunity to lớn scan your phầm mềm list and ditch any old apps or games you don't use anymore.

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Depending on the new android phone you have chosen, you might get an option khổng lồ copy data from your old device directly. This is usually done via Wi-Fi, but sometimes you can connect the two phones with a cable. It is by far the fastest & easiest way khổng lồ copy your old data (especially photos & videos), so we recommend you bởi it if given the option. 

If you don't get the option khổng lồ copy data directly, or you'd prefer not to, you will want another method of copying your precious photos and videos. Whether your old phone is an app android or an iPhone, your best bet is lớn use Google’s cloud-based service, Google Photos, which comes preinstalled on app android devices. It's also the place your photos are automatically saved every time you back up your photos on an apk phone. (If you find yourself running out of room in your Google account too often, check out our guide for how to không tính tiền up space.) 

If you're not already using Google photos, that's OK. Pick up your old phone, & back up all your photos khổng lồ the Google Photos cloud by opening the app & tapping on your small round user icon in the upper right. Select Back up now và wait for the photos to lớn sync. Your photos should then be available lớn browse and download on your new android phone—as well as the web, và any ios device where you've downloaded the Google Photos app.


Once you’ve synced all the data that's available from your Google account, you’ll want to link some of your other accounts to lớn your phone for seamless integration down the line. Just head khổng lồ Settings, Accounts (or Passwords và accounts), select Add account, và enter your info for Facebook, Twitter, Dropbox, Skype, và whatever else you use on the regular. (You can also just xuất hiện each app và sign in.)

And that’s basically it! You can tinker in the settings or fully customize the phone to your heart’s content—this is Android, after all—but most of it just amounts to personal preference.

One last tip? Keep an eye on Google Assistant, the personal assistant baked into apk that can answer your questions, learn from your search and location history khổng lồ serve up timely information & articles, & control compatible smart trang chủ devices. You can see personalized news articles chosen by the Assistant at any time by swiping right on the trang chủ screen.

To configure the Assistant, go to lớn Settings, Apps, Assistant, & tap See all Assistant settings at the bottom, where you can customize how it works, what kind of info is useful to you, what sort of voice activation you prefer, if any, và a whole lot more.


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Simon Hill has been writing about tech for more than a decade. He is a regular contributor for generalimex.com.vn, but you can also find his work at Business Insider, Reviewed, TechRadar, game android Authority, USA Today, Digital Trends, và many other places. Before writing, he worked in games development. He lives... Read more