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First Things to do with your Samsung Galaxy S24 & S24 Plus

Congratulations on getting your hands on the latest Samsung Galaxy S24 and S24 Plus! Now that you have this powerful device in your hands, here are a few tips to kickstart your journey and make the most out of your new phone:

1. Set up biometric security

Secure your device with your fingerprint or facial recognition. It adds an extra layer of security to your device, ensuring your data stays safe.

Go to Settings > Biometrics and Security to set up these features.

2. Customize your home screen

Make your phone truly yours by customizing your home screen. Long-press on an empty area of your home screen to access options like changing wallpapers, adding widgets, or adjusting app icons.

3. Explore Samsung’s One UI


Dive into the features and functionalities of Samsung’s One UI. It’s designed to make your experience smoother and more intuitive. Explore the settings menu to discover even more customization options.
Swipe down from the top of your screen to access the notification shade and quick settings panel.

4. Transfer your data

If you’re switching from another device, use the Samsung Smart Switch to transfer your apps, photos, contacts, and more to your new Galaxy S24. It ensures a seamless transition from your old phone to your new one.

5. Install essential apps

Regardless of whether you’re a gamer or a productivity nerd, you will need your essential apps to get you going. Head over to the Google Play Store to download essential apps tailored to your needs. Whether it’s productivity tools, social media apps, or games, personalize your device with apps that enhance your daily life.

6. Optimize battery settings

Maximize your battery life by tweaking the battery settings. Go to Settings > Battery and device care > Battery to enable power-saving modes, optimize app usage, and monitor battery usage statistics.

7. Set up Samsung Pay

Simplify your payment experience by setting up Samsung Pay. It allows you to make secure payments using your phone at compatible payment terminals. Simply add your cards and follow the setup instructions to get started.

8. Backup your data

Don’t forget to regularly back up your data to ensure you never lose important information. Use Samsung Cloud or other cloud storage services to back up your photos, videos, contacts, and more automatically.

9. Stay updated

Keep your device up to date with the latest software updates. These updates often include bug fixes, security patches, and new features.
Go to Settings > Software update to check for and install any available updates.

10. Explore advanced features

Take some time to explore the advanced features of your Galaxy S24 and S24 Plus. Browse through the advanced camera capabilities to get your shots looking professional. Get to grips with the new multitasking features. Or take a look at the Samsung DeX for a desktop-like experience.

11. Get a screen protector and a case

There is nothing worse than having your new phone for a few days or weeks and then it develops a scratch, or worse, having the glass shatter! As JerryRigEverything likes to say, “glass is glass and glass breaks,” so ensure you keep your investment secured with a new case and screen protector!
You can find out our top picks for a screen protector and case here!
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