If you have a new smartphone in your hands, you want to start surfing right away. But that can take revenge. Verivox gives tips for a smooth start and also describes how to transfer the data from the old phone again.

Transfer data from the old mobile phone
Charge the battery correctly
Ensure safety
Use storage efficiently
Check the default settings of the provider
Other important settings on the smartphone
Transfer data from the old mobile phone

Smartphones are important data carriers: they manage personal contacts, store our communications and photos. Sure, that the data should be transferred from the old to the new smartphone. But how does the data transfer work?

Move important data
Via the cloud, via cable or via SD card – there are various ways to transfer your data. Whether you work directly from device to device or via a detour via PC, depends on the mobile devices used. Within the same operating system – that is, if you stay with an Apple device or switch within the Android family – the switch is easy: Apple customers use the iCloud or iTunes, Android customers their Google Account. It is then enough to register the new smartphone with the old account – all data is already available.

With different operating systems, the data must be transferred from one service to another. They are first exported and then imported, the smartphone must be linked to the cloud or accounts. If you do not want to move your data via the servers of the corporations, you can take the detour via the PC or the notebook and retrieve data from the mobile phone and copy it to a new device.

If the old device is a simple mobile phone, a simple SIM card that replaces with the old data can also help.

Dub WhatsApp protocol
Who activates WhatsApp on his new smartphone, first looks at an empty chat history. But in the same operating system, the dubbing of the protocol works flawlessly: In Android, the path is quite simple via a memory card. To do this, a backup must first be created in the old mobile phone via the WhatsApp settings. If you then insert the SD card into the new cell phone, the backup is detected and can be restored. Prerequisite, however, is that the same mobile number is used. Even with Windows Phone, the transfer works via memory card. Apple automatically backs up the data via the iCloud, so WhatsApp dialogs are automatically transferred when reinstalled with the familiar mobile number.

Charge the battery correctly
Even before the first use of the new smartphone, the battery should be fully charged. This allows the display to set up correctly on the display. As a result, rechargeable batteries do not always have to be fully charged and discharged: it makes sense to keep the capacity between 30 and 70 percent. Manufacturers promise a longer service life.

With a smartphone with a nickel battery, users can “train” the memory cells to achieve the best possible storage capacity: during the first charging process, the device should be charged for at least 12 hours, in the following days this can be repeated several times.

Ensure safety
In any case, one of the first steps is to take security precautions for your smartphone. In order to prevent a third party access, activation of the device lock should therefore be a matter of course for users. It makes sense to set a fast locking, which takes effect after a few seconds.

If a smartphone or tablet is lost, localization and remote erasure can be helpful in recovering the device or protecting data. Such functions are either already anchored in the operating system or can be retrofitted. In addition, you should write down the so-called IMEI number to identify the device properly. Anyone who installs new apps on their smartphone should make sure they come from a trusted source, such as the official manufacturer stores.

Use storage efficiently
For smartphone users a known nuisance: Already at the delivery of the device is often occupied half of the promised storage space by installations of the manufacturer. The solution: You can expand your storage with an additional memory card – or remove the pre-installed apps.

Remove preinstalled apps
Unfortunately, the applications of the manufacturers and providers can not be deleted easily. One possibility is rooting the operating system, which accesses rights management for apps. However, this can cause the manufacturer’s warranty to be lost. A second alternative is to install a new operating system. Both before rooting and before a ROM installation, a backup of the system and all important data is required.

Check the default settings of the provider
A smartphone on sale is often branded and pre-configured by manufacturers and mobile service providers. However, users who want to make changes do not always have it easy. You should weigh the pros and cons as well as the effort of their intervention.

Both hardware and software of a smartphone may be branded by the provider. For example, branding refers to the provider’s logo on the home screen or pre-installed apps provided by the provider. While the launcher, the “desktop” of the phone, can be replaced quite easily, removing applications is almost impossible. Although software branded by the mobile service provider can usually be replaced by new software, it should be noted that in this case the device warranty expires. If the provided software can not be replaced, at least the updates of the provider can be uninstalled. Provider branding also includes SIM or network blocking.

SIM lock lock
Some smartphones are delivered by the provider with a SIM lock lock. This means that the device can only be used within a defined mobile network or even only in combination with a specific SIM card and is blocked for another use. The duration of this blocking usually depends on the minimum contract term of the mobile service plan. In order to unlock the smartphone from the SIM lock, this must be requested from the provider and paid for with a fee of usually about 100 euros.

Other important settings on the smartphone

System update
Since smartphones often store for weeks before the sale at the dealer or manufacturer, it is worthwhile to make an update of the operating system when commissioning – so device and users are up to date.

automatic data
With some Handytarifen after the consumption of a certain data volume automatically further data packages are booked with costs. Against the so-called automatic data users should submit directly contradictory – otherwise threatens the cost trap.

data roaming
Anyone who activates data roaming for their smartphone will automatically surf the EU’s roaming conditions. About the settings of the smartphone, the appropriate programming can be made.


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