If you have bought a new Realme smartphone. After thoroughly enjoying the unboxing experience, the next step would ideally be turning on the phone and setting it up. While it’s not too difficult, there are chances that you might get confused while setting up your new Realme smartphone. In this article, we will explain how you can set up your Realme smartphone properly.
Set Up Your Realme Smartphone
All the steps that you need to take in order to set up your Realme smartphone properly are listed below. If you follow the steps carefully, you won’t come across any sort of trouble while setting up your Realme smartphone. However, if you are stuck at a particular section during the setup process and want to head straight to it, you can tap on the relevant option from the list below.
- Press The Power Button
- Select Language
- Realme Smartphone User Agreement
- Connect To Wi-Fi
- Google Services
- Set Unlock Method
- HeyTap Account
- Recommended Settings
- Import Data
Note: Our setup guide takes into account the Realme smartphones running Android 12-based Realme UI 3.0 out of the box, but the setup process will be more or less similar for devices running the previous iterations of Realme’s in-house Android skin.
1. Press The Power Button
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The first step that you need to take is to press the power button on your Realme smartphone. Press and hold the power button for a few seconds, and the phone will vibrate and show you the Realme logo. The setup process will now begin.
2. Select Your Language
The first thing your Realme smartphone will ask you to do is to select your preferred language. By default, English (United States) will be selected, but you can choose from various regional and global languages, as per your comfort. Plus, the same page lets you enable or disable the device accessibility settings and lets you make an emergency call.
3. Realme Smartphone User Agreement
Tapping the next button will lead you to the Realme Smartphone User Agreement page, where you have to check the “I have read and agree to the User Agreement” option. Sounds easy, right?
4. Connect To Wi-Fi
Now, your Realme smartphone will ask you to connect to the Wi-Fi network and will offer the list of available wireless networks near your location. You can either connect to your Wi-Fi network. You can also skip and connect your smartphone to Wi-Fi later, once the setup process is complete.
5. Google Services
Since your Realme smartphone runs the Android operating system, it comes packed with various Google services that keep the device up and running and offer various features such as calendar, email, maps, navigation, internet search, web browsing, and more.
Your Realme smartphone will now ask you to grant or deny permissions to various Google Services, including its location-based services, which allow apps and services with location permission to use your device’s location, allow apps and services to scan for Wi-Fi networks and nearby devices, install updates and apps, and more.
Once you have gone through the terms and conditions, you can enable the services if you are comfortable.
6. Set Unlock Method
If you want to keep your Realme smartphone safe and secure, and if you want your phone to unlock only by you, it’s always a wise idea to set a password.
If your Realme smartphone is one of the company’s newer devices, it comes packed with various password-protection tools to safeguard your privacy. You can use traditional PIN/Password/Pattern unlock mechanisms, or you can opt for a more secure biometric form of unlocking, which includes fingerprint unlock and facial unlock.
That being said, the facial unlock mechanism on most mid-range and budget smartphones is not as secure as the flagship smartphones available in the market, so if you want utmost security, the fingerprint unlock mechanism should be your go-to choice. Plus, even if you choose a biometric form of unlocking the device, you’d still have to back it up with a PIN/Password/Pattern.
7. HeyTap Account
HeyTap is Realme’s in-house cloud-based service, which offers a range of services, including an App Marketplace, Game Center, Browser, and data backup service on the cloud. This service is strictly optional, and all the features it offers are already provided by Google.
You can either register for HeyTap during the device setup or if you already have a HeyTap account, you can sign in with the valid credentials at this step. If you want none of it, you can tap the Later option seen at the bottom right portion of the device’s display.
8. Recommended Settings
Your Realme smartphone will ask you to give permissions to some recommended settings, such as auto-updating your Realme smartphone with the latest software version overnight, Glance for Realme, and Personalized Search. Depending on your personal preference, the options can be enabled or disabled. Once you have made your choice, you can move to the next page.
9. Import Data
If you want to import data from your old smartphone to your brand-new Realme smartphone, there is an option called Clone Phone, which can be found in the initial setup process. You can import data from an older Realme phone, from an Android phone, or from an iPhone.
Your new Realme phone will display a QR code, which you can scan on your old phone to ensure a seamless data import process. Note that if your old phone is a non-Realme Android phone, you will have to install an app called Clone Phone on your device using a web browser.
However, if you don’t want to import data to your new Realme phone and want a fresh beginning with the device, you can skip this step and hit the Next button.
Congratulations! You have successfully completed your Realme smartphone’s setup process. You can tap the Get Started button on the display and start enjoying your device.
This is how you can properly set up your Realme smartphone without a lot of hassle. We hope that the article helped you set up your Realme smartphone with ease and educated you with various things involved in the setup process. If it did, don’t forget to share your feedback in the comments section below.