Android phone: Get started
Welcome. The courses in this topic are for anyone with a new or pre-owned Android phone. We show you how to set up your Android phone safely, and customise it to suit your needs.
Each course has a lovely animated video to watch, and a handy guide to print and keep.
To ensure you can easily follow our courses, and to keep your device secure, we recommend you keep your software up to date. Our handy printable guide shows you how to do this.
Some of the most popular Android phones are made by Samsung and Google, but not all Android devices have easy-to-spot logos. If you’re unsure if you have an Android phone or an iPhone, you can easily find out by looking at the back of your phone. You may need to remove any additional protective covers first. This can be fiddly, so you might like to ask a friend to help you do this.
If you can see an Apple logo on the back of your phone, then you have an iPhone and should look at our Apple iPhone courses.
If you can’t see the Apple logo, you most likely have an Android phone and you are ready to begin.