Insert SIM (subscriber Information Module)
The first thing you need to do is insert your GSM SIM card and make sure that the network tower signals can be seen. Alternatively, you can set up the WI-FI access because internet is needed to sync up with online services For the WI-FI to be set up, press the 'Home' button this will prompt you to press the 'menu' button and last but not least 'settings'. Continue by tapping on the wireless & networks WI-FI settings this will turn the WI-FI option on. A list of the wireless networks within its range will be displayed. Choose the one that suites you and login to access your internet.
In order to sync your Android phone with Google services, you need to create a Google account if you don't have one, and make sure it is verified. With this, you can now be able to synchronize the data on your phone with the cloud.
Begin by tapping on the 'settings'> 'accounts and sync'. It will give you an option at the end called 'Add account'. Tap on it to show you a list of different services to sync with like Facebook, Twitter, My space, Microsoft and many more.
Email, Backup contacts, Calendar will be automatically synced once the correct ID and password are entered. A confirmation will be shown after completion; this will display a syncing icon at the top of your phone whenever you back up data.
Setting up your home screen
All the options listed might seem hard to understand the first time but they are actually not that complicated when you look at home screen. At the top of the screen you will find the status bar which displays the time battery status, signal strength and other information plus notifications icons. Basically, the status bar shows you the state of your Android phone.
You can also find widgets which are applications that can be used directly on the home screen. By touching the items on the home screen you access them. When you wish to create a shortcut for an application or a widget, all you need to do is touch and hold on an empty spot. The launcher icon at the bottom of the screen is for viewing all applications.
With the information above, you are ready to experience what millions of users worldwide are experiencing. Please note that you can later on learn how to use the applications on your Android phone using informative articles such as this on various sites. Have fun while discovering the amazing world of mobile technology.
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