Topic outline

  • General

    Android phone:
    Set up

    This course is for anyone with a brand new Android phone, or a pre-owned Android phone that has been ‘reset’. If your Android phone is pre-owned and has not yet been reset, you will first need to complete the steps in Android phone: Prepare to set up.

    In this course, we will show you, step-by-step, how set up your phone in readiness to start using it safely.

    If your phone has already been set up, you can progress straight to the next courses in this topic. We have provided some handy links to these courses in the 'Recommended content' section below.

    What do I need to start this course?

    To get the most from this course, you will need the following:

    • Your brand new or 'reset' Android phone.
    • Approximately 20 minutes to watch the video in one sitting as, if you stop during the process, your phone may switch off and you'll need to restart the course from the beginning.
    • We recommend you watch this video on a laptop or desktop (if you have access to one) so that you can follow along and complete the steps on your phone as you go.
    • There is also a handy printable guide for you to download and keep. You will find the guide at the bottom of this page.

    So, when you're ready to start, scroll down and click or tap the play button on the video.