There are few feelings more thrilling than opening the box of your brand-new phone. Before you start surfing the web and making calls, here are the first things you should do with your new Android.
Take it out the box
This is pretty obvious. Take it out of the box, checking that the charger and all promised accessories are there. Remove all the protective films (what a feeling!) and, if applicable, install the battery. Install your Vodacom SIM and turn it on!
Charge it - or not
Cellphone batteries have come a long way since the old days when you had to charge your new phone for hours. If it turns on when you take it out of the box, go ahead and use it without charging it at all. You don’t need to leave it for a super-long charge - just charge it as you normally would from the get-go.
Set it up
You’ll already be connected to your Vodacom number, if it’s already active. Make sure you have a data bundle, or set up your home Wi-Fi connection. Be aware that a new phone often does updates that can use a lot of data.
If it prompts you, update the operating system. A new phone could have left the factory a while before, meaning new updates have come out in the meantime. Best to have the latest version of Android.
Then sign into your Google account. You have an Android phone which means you...