Setting up your new Galaxy S23/Galaxy S23+/Galaxy S23 Ultra
Updated: Feb 17, 2023 6:33 pm
This Samsung Galaxy S23 new user setup guide will tell you everything you need to get you started with your new Galaxy smartphone.
Samsung has just launched its new flagship mobile phones in 2023. If you are familiar with the interface of Samsung, you will find your way around it, but if you are switching from an older version, you may notice that there are many new features and that some things have moved. The phone is familiar but not entirely the same if you’re new to the Samsung series.
This guide will help you set up your new Samsung Galaxy 23 phone.
How To Set Up Samsung Galaxy S23?
Start by inserting your SIM card and press and hold the power button until you feel it vibrate. You will see the Samsung logo appear as the phone starts. The below steps will guide you through how to do this for the first setup.
You can choose to skip some of the stages and complete them later, but completing them right away allows you to use your phone right away and gives you more flexibility. For instance, entering your Google account grants you access to the Play Store, and setting up a password increases your phone’s security.
Here is the step-by-step to set up your phone:
Your phone box will include an ejector with your new smartphone. Carefully insert the tool into the tiny hole to release the SIM tray. It will click open. Insert your SIM and SD card in the tray with the gold-colored parts facing down. Then carefully push the tray shut.
Press and hold the Power button on your phone until it vibrates and you see the Samsung logo. The Power button is usually located on the right side of Samsung Galaxy phones.
In order to complete the setup, your phone will guide you through a number of processes, including connecting to Wi-Fi, configuring a screen lock mode, adding a Google account, and moving data from your old phone to your new one.
Allow your phone to look for software updates while you wait. You don’t need to take any action. After downloading and installing all updates, your phone will automatically move on to the next step.
Your phone will ask you to choose which Google Services, such as Backup & Storage and Location Services, you want to authorize. Choose the services you want to turn on, then press “Accept” to move forward. You are now done with setting up your phone.
Home Screen Tips for Samsung Galaxy S23 series phones
Here are some tips to make your journey of navigating through your phone easier.
Samsung still offers button controls, and they can be turned on by default. Navigate to settings > display > navigation bar to switch to Android gestures. From here, you can select “Swipe Gestures”
Customize Your UI Colors on Samsung S23
You can access Android’s Material from your home screen. Android’s Material You feature is accessible via the choices on the home screen. Then select style and wallpaper.
Apart from changing the backgrounds from default ones, you’ll see the options for changing your color palette. By doing this, you can change the user interface’s colors to match your wall cover. There’s also an option to do that for icons, however, it only works with folder backgrounds or native Samsung apps.
Edit Your S23 Home Screen
You can change your home screen’s wallpaper along with its style, themes, widgets, and other settings by long pressing it. You can also add screens here or you may erase entire screens to adjust apps.
Expand Your S23 Home Screen
Expand the content on your home screen: Depending on how packed you want your home screen to look, you may choose the size of the screen grid for your shortcuts and widgets.
Long press the home screen, then click ‘Settings’ at the bottom right. The home screen and the application tray can each be customized.
Create a Folder on Galaxy S23
Set up a folder by dragging an app on top of another one from any page of the home screen. When you open a folder and long-press an app, a pop-up menu with the option to remove or uninstall the app will appear.
Drag other applications into the folder to add them, or click the “+” button inside the folder to add any apps.
Resize Widgets on Galaxy S23
Change the size of your widgets by long-pressing the home screen and choosing “Widgets” to access them. Before making changes to them, you must first add a widget to the home page.
Simply press and hold any widget till the “pull points” appear at the edge. Resize them according to your preference.
Samsung Galaxy S23 New User Setup Guide FAQs
How to access Google discover on Samsung Galaxy S23?
Just swipe the home screen from left to right. Long-press the home screen and swipe right to open the left-hand page as an alternate option. Choose from Google Discover or Samsung Free, or use the toggle at the top to completely disable this page.
How to set up e-SIM on Galaxy S23?
When you first set up your Samsung Galaxy S23, you will be asked to set up eSIM if it is available on your device. After the initial setup, go to settings and click on connections. Then, go to SIM management and add eSIM to enable it.
How to manage Android Auto on Samsung S23?
Manage Android Auto on your Samsung device: You can modify the Android Auto interface on Samsung phones. To access Android Auto, go to settings > connected devices. You can modify some other settings as well from this window.
How can I project another device from my phone?
You may use Smart View to project your phone’s screen onto a different device, such as a TV. To get Smart View, go to settings > connected devices. You can mirror your screen on a compatible device by connecting the preferred device.
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Samsung Galaxy S23 New User Setup Guide : Final Word
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