Polski
русский
Українська

What to do immediately after buying a new smartphone: instructions

Yulia PoteriankoNews
You've just taken your new smartphone out of the box - here's what you need to do next

Remember how difficult it can be to choose a new smartphone - you need to figure out what features you want and still fit into your budget. But the story does not end with the purchase of the gadget. Experts advise to pay attention to the new phone as well.

OBOZ.UA inquired about what exactly needs to be done. Here are the tips given by professionals to those who have just got a new smartphone.

Check the IMEI code

IMEI stands for International Mobile Equipment Identity. This is a unique 15-digit combination that identifies mobile equipment and helps determine its origin. You should check this code on one of the available online services. If it is not found, everything is fine. If the system recognizes it and displays it in the search results, you have a stolen smartphone and it can lead to trouble.

How do I find out the IMEI code? Just type *#06# on the smartphone keyboard and it will appear on the screen automatically. You don't have to press the call button. You can also find this code under the device battery on a special sticker or on the box. By the way, if the IMEI on the screen and the sticker do not match, this may also mean that you have been sold a stolen gadget.

Keep the warranty card and read the instructions

The warranty card will allow you to have your device repaired free of charge during the warranty period. Therefore, it is an important document that you should keep properly. So put it in a safe place where it won't get lost.

Also, be sure to read the gadget's manual. It will contain all the important warnings and also tell you about some non-obvious useful features and settings. You should also keep the manual in a safe place, as it will help you solve some issues if your smartphone starts to malfunction.

Remove protective films and buy a case

The protective films that come with your smartphone before it is sold are not designed to protect it during use. They protect it from damage during transportation. For everyday use, there are special materials such as self-adhesive films and screen protectors. Therefore, you should remove everything that is attached to your smartphone when it is still in the box. Instead, it's important to buy a protective case for it as soon as possible to protect it from damage when dropped, as well as to protect it from moisture and dust.

Take care of backups

The information contained in a modern smartphone is critically important, as we now enter passport and bank card numbers, not to mention contacts, as well as personal photos and videos. Therefore, it is important to make sure that all this information is archived and remains available in case of damage or loss of the gadget. To do this, get yourself a place in the cloud storage and set up regular data synchronization. Experts recommend that it be done automatically once a week.

Subscribe to the OBOZ.UA channels in Telegram and Viber to keep up with the latest events.

Other News

Explosions in Djankoi

S-400 and command post destroyed: Ukrainian guerrillas confirm successful strike on occupied Dzhankoy

The missile attack hit one of the most difficult targets – air defense equipment
Taurus season can change the world forever: how it will affect all zodiac signs

Taurus season can change the world forever: how it will affect all zodiac signs

A period of stability and important decisions is coming