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How to Setup your New Google Android Phone

Congratulations on your New Android based SmartPhone. You are now a part of those million consumers who are already enjoying the features offered by the Google OS on the mobile platform. Now lets get started on the setup of your new phone along with the best tips we would be suggesting you.

Android Phone Setup

Step 1 – Insert SIM or Setup Wi-Fi :
The first step you need to perform is inserting your GSM SIM Card onto your device and making sure that the Network Tower Signals are displayed. If you do not want to insert your SIM before working around the contacts transfer then its suggested to setup Wi-Fi access because we need a Internet Connection to sync with online services. To setup Wi-Fi, You need to Press the ‘Home’ button, followed by pressing the ‘Menu’ button followed by Settings. Next you will have to Tap on the Wireless & networks > Wi-Fi settings. Tap on the Wi-Fi option to turn it ON. The phone will start searching for different wireless networks in its range and display a list of the same. Select the best one and enter the logins to get Internet access on your Phone.

Android Phone Wi-Fi Settings

Step 2 – Sync Google Account :
The second step is to Sync your device with your Google Account. You need a verified and working Google account using which you can synchronize the data on your device with the cloud. Hence you need to either use the current account or create a new one.

Android Add Google Account

To get started Tap on the ‘Settings’ > ‘Accounts and sync’ . Here you will find a option at the end called ‘Add account’. You need on tap on this option following which you will get a list of different services you can sync with like Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync & Google.

Android Signin Google Account

Enter the correct ID & Password following which the main services like Email, Backup Contacts, Calendar etc would be automatically synced. Once the Sync is completed you will be shown with a confirmation following which you can find a syncing icon on the top of your phone whenever data is being backed up.

Step 3 – Understanding Home Screen :
The next step is to understand the Home screen of your device. It might look quite complicate in the first view but its actually not really hard to understand all the options listed. The below Image can be helpful to you in understanding the different Icons, Options and other sections.
Android Phone Home Screen

That’s it now you are ready to start using your Phone. You can also read our articles on How to Transfer Phone Contacts from Nokia to Android & Import Gmail, Facebook & Twitter Contacts to Samsung Galaxy S.


85 comments

  1. i have this android phone..i factory reset because of some reasons,,,but when i tend to create new Google account or to enter my previous account i cannot access or create…it says “cant establish a reliable connection to the server.
    this could be a temporary problem or your device may not be provisioned for data services.if it continues, call customer service” ….how can i fix this..i cannot even acces playstore and youtube…please help..thanks

  2. Definitely believe that which you stated. Your favorite justification seemed to be on the net the simplest thing to be aware of. I say to you, I definitely get annoyed while people consider worries that they just do not know about. You managed to hit the nail upon the top as well as defined out the whole thing without having side-effects , people could take a signal. Will probably be back to get more. Thanks

  3. recentl i have a purchase lg nexus4 mobileset android OS by using Now I cant log in, in my google account. After giving id & password everytime it says “Can’t establish a reliable data connection to the server. This could be a temporary problem or ypur phome may not be provisioned for data services. If it continues, call Customer Care.” 1. I did reset factory data. [ settings > privacy > factory data reset ]. And same thing happened. 2. Tried to open a new google account too. Same report appeared. 3. I’m using wifi not mobile data. Signal strength is excellent. Wifi is working. I’m using browser of my phone. Please help me to fix this problem. Thanks in advance.

  4. I have bought a used android smartphone, still asking me to sign in using the old user account which I can’t access! Am I still able to download apps? Thanks

  5. thank you sooooo much i was soo worried its working thanks again

  6. Hi, thanks for the good job youare doing. Well i earlier synchronize my android phone with my old gmail account and now i can’t remember my account, and i have singed up another account to synchronize my phone with the new account, but still asking for the old password… plz help me out.

  7. android market still won’t recognize my motarola cliq xt .  I am using google on it just fine, followed all steps, how do I get android market to recognize my phone?

  8. android market still won’t recognize my motarola cliq xt .  I am using google on it just fine, followed all steps, how do I get android market to recognize my phone?

  9. android market still won’t recognize my motarola cliq xt .  I am using google on it just fine, followed all steps, how do I get android market to recognize my phone?

  10. Got a problem same with Mon ”
    i did what you said but whenever i tried to add a google account it said cant establish a reliable data connection to the sever..but my browser is working fine..pls help.” 

  11. Got a problem same with Mon ”
    i did what you said but whenever i tried to add a google account it said cant establish a reliable data connection to the sever..but my browser is working fine..pls help.” 

  12. Got a problem same with Mon ”
    i did what you said but whenever i tried to add a google account it said cant establish a reliable data connection to the sever..but my browser is working fine..pls help.” 

  13. THANKS!!!!!!!!!!! I have done these steps:
    Make sure your background data is enable.

    Settings–>Accounts & sync—>Background data

    AND IT WORKED!!!

  14. i did what you said but whenever i tried to add a google account it said cant establish a reliable data connection to the sever..but my browser is working fine..pls help.

  15. how i can use internt service at any where ,at any time without wirelles area in my andirod google phone

  16. Hey I had issues with getting android market and google play to work on my phone then i found out that its android market and google play are not supported in my country thats why i get all kind of weird messages abt my connection and google account so i just downloaded one mobile market and now its working perfectly with downloading my apps

  17. Hello Neal,

    i have a sg2 I9100G, i buy from china so no google acounts and of course no market. you know any solution for this problem?

  18. i bought new sony ericcson Neo V & my ealier phone was Samsung Galaxy Pro & now i am not able to connect through Gmail account as it says check your passwords & i can use gmail with same login & password on Laptop,
    Can any one help here
    Thanks

  19. NEW android USER

    dears i can`t finde google play icone in my galaxy s II caz when i want to install any app from market it give (Google Play website before using the Google Play Store app on your device. It may take several minutes after using the Google Play Store app on your device for that phone or tablet to show up on play.google.com. If you don’t have the Google Play Store app pre-installed on your device, contact your carrier or manufacturer for further assistance.
    plz what can i do for this !!!!

  20. My husband has a Samsung Illusion. We have our home wi-fi set up to come on automatically when he is in range and the home wi-fi works perfectly. He has wi-fi at work. His phone found the wi-fi, my husband put in the security code. It shows he is connected but when he tries to go on internet it comes up and says no internet connection. Any suggestions anyone?

  21. i wanted to use my existing account for my android phone galaxy s2. due to 2 level password it was not accepted my account. then i created new account and setup my phone. Now i want to use my 1st account for my phone. How to do that.
    Google talk in my phone is automatically login in the 2nd new account. I want to sign out from new and use old account for google talk also.

    Please help

  22. hey, my problem is that every time i open my browser or m.facebook.com i really can’t connect to it,, there is this word always comes out “there is no data connection” or ” no internet access”. but i can internet if i am on wifi. but if not on wifi.. i cannot access my internet.. i’ve register to facebook mobile but i cannot access to it.. my load is wasting. please help.

    • Go for a factory reset option and clean up everything and also uninstall the application followed by clean re-installing the Facebook App. Retry these and it may help you.

  23. I have a New Android 2.2 tablet with Phone When i put my t-mobile sim card in it will not let me make calls, First it was saying no sim card, now its dropping the calls and saying End Call. How do i get the phone feature to work with my t-mobile sim card so i can make calls ???

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