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

With a little prep, things will go swiftly & 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 tài khoản details (you need to have a Google trương mục to use an apk phone)

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For a seamless transition from old phone to lớn new, you should start by backing up your old phone. The simplest way is lớn back up your data khổng lồ your Google account. Thực đơn options can differ a little from phone to lớn phone. For example, on a Pixel, you go khổng lồ Settings, System, Backup, but on a Samsung Galaxy phone, you go to lớn Settings, Accounts & backup, Backup và restore. Whichever path you take, make sure the backup option is toggled on when you get there và tap Back up now. We have a full guide on how khổng lồ back up your apk phone if you want khổng lồ 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 lớn 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 app on your iPhone, go to Settings, Backup, and choose everything you want to save and move across khổng lồ your new phone. You should also go khổng lồ your iPhone Settings and turn off iMessage & FaceTime, otherwise, you might miss calls and texts on your new phone.


Put your SIM card in your new phone và hold down the power button to 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 mix your language preferences, connect lớn your trang chủ Wi-Fi network, and enter your Google tài khoản details. This is the same as your gmail address và password. Mix up security features lượt thích the device unlock passcode & the fingerprint unlocking feature, if your phone offers it. Lastly, you can decide if you want to lớn use Google Assistant và set up voice commands if you do.


Being signed in khổng lồ your Google trương mục makes it easy khổng lồ set up a new phone from there. Things lượt thích contacts, calendars, & emails that are tied to 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 khổng lồ choose what you want lớn restore from your most recent backup. This is a great opportunity 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 lớn 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 to copy your old data (especially photos & videos), so we recommend you do 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 và videos. Whether your old phone is an app android or an iPhone, your best bet is khổng lồ 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 app android phone. (If you find yourself running out of room in your Google account too often, check out our guide for how to không lấy phí up space.) 

If you're not already using Google photos, that's OK. Pick up your old phone, and back up all your photos lớn the Google Photos cloud by opening the app và tapping on your small round user icon in the upper right. Select Back up now & wait for the photos khổng lồ sync. Your photos should then be available lớn browse and download on your new game android phone—as well as the web, & any quả táo 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 to Settings, Accounts (or Passwords và accounts), select Add account, and enter your info for Facebook, Twitter, Dropbox, Skype, và whatever else you use on the regular. (You can also just mở cửa 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 tìm kiếm and location history to lớn serve up timely information and 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 home screen.

To configure the Assistant, go to Settings, Apps, Assistant, and 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, and 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 daihiepkhach.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