Samsung Galaxy S10 – How to get started
There is always this great feeling that comes with getting a new smart phone, you are not alone. When you bought your Samsung Galaxy S10 no doubt you had those feelings and you couldn’t wait to put in all your details. So if you are looking for a step by step on what to do after you have taken your phone out of the box, you are definitely in the right place.
Do not be in a rush, the phone is already yours so why not relax and gradually set it up so you don’t end up mixing things up or having to revisit features to make some corrections when you could have saved yourself all the stress by simply taking a breath and going through every start up step methodically.
First and foremost slot your SIM card into the designated space for it on your phone, and when you are done with that, go ahead and charge your phone. You might feel it is of no need but best believe that when you are doing all the downloading and customizing your phone to suit you, you will wish that your battery was fully charged.
So charge the device, turn it on and let’s begin. Now whether you speak 24 languages, you will still need to choose one for your phone, have no fear though, you can change it as often as you choose, it is your phone remember?
The next things you should do is to set the date, connect to a Wi-Fi network, set up biometric authentication for instance the finger print scanner and sign into your Google account.
The phone is yours we know but you would want to make it more of your own, to show your style and personality. We are talking about customizing your phone and how best to start this if not with apps. Move to play store and download all the apps that you know you’ll need.
You might not need to go through this process if you backed up the data from your former device when you were setting it up and if that is the case then all your apps will be automatically downloaded into your new device.
Of course there is no rule anywhere that says you must have only the apps you had in your old phone, you can download new ones that you have never tried out before, or replace the an old one if you have found one that performs a certain function better. You can get anyone you want without any restrictions.
Still on the case of making the phone more of you, make changes to the home screen to suit you so you can change the wall paper to something you like, most people just use their pictures, include app shortcuts and widgets to make navigation easier. Don’t forget to set Edge panels if you would like to use them.
You can do this by going to settings, click on display, and click on Edge screen then select Edge panels. Now an important part of the customization process is your ringtone, select the tones you’ll love for your calls, notifications, reminders and alarms, if will be better if you choose different tones for them so that you will be able to differentiate and know exactly what your phone is notifying you about.
It is also recommended that you set the “Always-on display”, you can do this by moving to settings, select lock screen and then move to the “Always-on display” to customize it so as to suit you.
The Galaxy S10 features a Bixby button on the left side that kicks off the Samsung’s digital assistant, however, you can remap the button if you do not wish to make use of Bixby. Don’t panic as this is not a complicated process in any way. Simply move to settings, click on advanced features and then Bixby key.
You can remap the button to use it for another purpose of your choice such as putting on the Bluetooth. There are limitations to this however as you cannot remap the button to access Google Assistant, also you cannot make the Samsung’s digital assistant to totally stop working. When you long press the Bixby button, it will always come up.
Unless you have an unlimited plan, it is recommended that you set up mobile data tracking as that will ensure that you will not exceed the data limit that you have set.
The Samsung Galaxy S10 already has a built-in data tracker so you either make use of that or if you are not satisfied you can always download another data tracker from the play store and you can try out the Data Manager, the app is great for this purpose and has other amazing features that you will definitely enjoy.
Should you decide to use Samsung’s built-in data tracker, then move to settings, click on connections, click on Data Usage, click on Billing cycle and then data warning, you are now at a liberty to set up the data tracker according to the amount of data that you choose.
In addition, you can set up the data warning feature so that you can know when you have used a substantial amount of your data.
Everybody loves their privacy and if there are stuff on your phone that you do not want any other person that is not a problem at all. All you have to do is to set up the Secure Folder and all that will be taken care of.
To achieve this, you need to create a Samsung account, locate the Secure Folder in the app drawer and start it up, what you’ll do next is to sign in with your the Samsung account that you created, select any authentication method of your choice which could be fingerprint, pin or pattern and that’s all.
Anything on your phone that you’ll want to put away there whether pictures, videos, files etc., just add it there and it will be secured from prying eyes.
That’s pretty much the basic things you have to set up on your wonderful Galaxy S10, you can now do with the phone as you please and see all the capabilities of the smart phone for instance check out the triple-camera setup. Oh and don’t forget to get your device a case, because you wouldn’t want it to be ridden with cracks. Enjoy your phone.