5 MUST DO Things with Your New Smartphone For Security & Performance

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Got a brand new Smartphone? High Specs, Best camera, fastest Chipsets, and whatnots. Right?
Well, that's not all, There's a significant part that the Software plays when it comes to the overall experience of any Smartphone. And there are quite a few things you need to do to make your Smartphone Experience and Workflow more fluid. So, today in this article, That's exactly what we are going to tell you.
Today we are going to tell you the top 5 things that you need to do inside the phone in order to use it at its full potential.

So, let's begin the adventure Without any further ado.

1) Set up Emergency SOS and Medical Information.

When setting up your new Android phone, the First thing you should do is add your medical information and set up the Emergency SOS mode. This way, in case you are ever involved in an accident or any other Sketchy situation, it will be easy for emergency services to get all your essential medical information like your blood type, medications, allergies, Etc.
Similarly, you should set up Emergency SOS on your Android phone so that the next time you find yourself in an emergency, you can trigger the mode to inform your friend or family member about it. You should also set up the feature to automatically call local/national emergency services and record an emergency video. Here if you're worried about your medical info going into the wrong hands, Worry not This data is saved in your phone locally and does not get synced to Google's Servers.
Now the most important question of yours might be, How exactly to do this stuff?

Let's Break the Process into Steps.

How to Turn on Emergency services and add Medical Info?

Step 1. Hop into your phone settings then, Safety & Emergency then, Finally Emergency SOS.

Step 2. Tap the toggle button next to Use Emergency SOS, to enable the feature. When you press the Power button quickly five times or more in an emergency, your phone will play a loud alarm sound by default.

Step 3. Alongside this, you are free to choose to enable any of the following actions when emergency SOS is activated:

  • Call emergency services
  • Share info with emergency contacts
  • Record emergency video

How to fill in your medical details:

Step 1. To enter this information, you'll need to dive deep into your phone's settings. Start by going to Settings and then scroll down to find the Safety & Emergency option. It should be tucked in between your Location and Passwords & Accounts options in the list here.

Step 2. Within the Safety & Emergency menu, you'll find Medical Information at the very top. Tap on this, and you can fill out the following medical information fields:

  • Name
  • Blood Type
  • Allergies
  • Medications
  • Address
  • Medical Notes
  • Organ Donor Status

Step 3. Tapping on each of these fields will bring up a text box for you to enter your information. The only exceptions to this are the Organ Donor and Blood Type fields, which will bring up a list for you to choose from.

This is how you make sure your loved ones get informed if some mishappening occurs, and all this data is saved offline so you don't have to worry about Google knowing that you are allergic to peanuts or you're on anti-depressants.

2) Turn ON Find Device to avoid theft.

Now that we have made sure of our safety by setting up Emergency services and Medical information, Next up we should take care of our Device's safety. And we do that by turning on the Find Device service provided by Google and giving it proper permissions. This service lets you track the location of your phone in case you lose it or someone steals it. This can be very useful in case of emergency.
In order to turn this service On we need to dive deep into settings, so let's check out the step-by-step process of it.

Step 1. From a Home screen, navigate:

Apps > Settings > Google > Google services.

Step 2. To allow the device to be remotely located:

  • Tap Location.
  • Ensure the Location switch (upper-right) is set to the ON position.

Step 3. Tap Security.

Step 4. Tap the following switches to turn on or off:

  • Remotely locate this device
  • Allow remote lock and erase

By following these steps you made your device safe and trackable in case of theft or loss. Using this service, you can factory reset your device remotely in order to keep your credentials and data safe.

3) Set up Digital well-being and keep track of your health and screen time.

To keep your smartphone usage in check, it is important that you set up Digital Wellbeing. You can use it to get an overview of how many times you unlocked your phone, the amount of time you spend in each app every day, reduce interruptions, and more. You can also set up Focus mode to minimize distractions during a specific time of the day and when using selected apps. This can assist you in building more focus on real-world tasks and maintaining a proper workflow

There's also Heads Up that will remind you to look up and focus on what's around you whenever it detects that you are using your phone while walking. In order, to set up the Digital Wellbeing Service Follow these steps and you'll be good to go.

Step 1. Open the Settings app, then scroll down and tap the Digital Wellbeing & parental controls section.

Step 2. Tap the three-dot menu in the upper right, then press Manage your data and Hit Daily device usage, then tap on Open Settings.

Step 3. Tap Digital Wellbeing, then enable the Permit usage access option.
Use the back arrow or gesture until you return to the main page.

This gives you an overview of how long you've spent using each of your apps for the day, presented in a nice colorful chart that's easy to understand. Tapping an app name on the chart will give you more specific details about that app on its individual Dashboard page.
You can see how much screen time the app has taken for the day or any other previous day, giving you a good idea of how often you use it. Tapping the Screen time drop-down menu also allows you to see the number of notifications you got from that app and how many times you opened it.
You can also quickly see the number of times you've unlocked your phone from the main screen. The Unlocks stat is interesting because it lets you know how many times you've picked up your phone — the total number might be shocking. Going back through your device unlocks from the previous days can also help you identify any patterns. You can then decide if you need to pick up your phone less often, which is a step in the right direction.
If you scroll down, you'll see quite a few more options and features to help you customize Digital Wellbeing to suit your personal needs.

4) Disable / Delete Bloatware, And keep your Phone fast

Bloatware These days is not as big of a problem as it was a few years back.
Still, the manufacturers ship smartphones with a fair amount of useless pre-installed apps. And those apps can play a big role in hogging your RAM and making the phone feel slow and stuttery at times. And disabling or deleting them can make a fair amount of difference between performance in some cases.
So, make sure to go through all pre-installed apps and bloatware on your device and uninstall the ones you don't need. You should be able to uninstall most pre-loaded apps, though some can only be disabled. You can disable them by Long pressing them and tapping the app info option.
This way you won't have unnecessary junk in your phone to blame for bad performance.

5) Enable Autofill passwords for a hassle-free experience.

Before you start signing into all your favorite apps and services on your new Android phone, you should set up password autofill. If you use a password manager, this will ensure that the login credentials are automatically filled. Even if you don't use a password manager but have all your passwords saved in Google Chrome, you can sync them to your Android device. This way, you avoid the struggle of having to remember the passwords for your most frequently used apps and services.

On Samsung phones, you'll find the Autofill service under Settings > System > Language & input. On Google phones, the option is located under Settings > Passwords & accounts. From there, select your password manager or Google if you save all your login credentials in Chrome. Proceed to tap on OK when prompted whether you trust the app or not.

This concludes our Top 5 things to do after buying a new smartphone. Do let us know in the comments about which smartphone you use and if you have done all these things on your phone. Do follow us on YoutubeInstagram, & Twitter to stay updated with the latest tech. We will be back with more tech news and updates until then Stay Tuned.

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