First 8 Things to Do On Your New Realme Phone

First 8 Things to Do On Your New Realme Phone

Realme offers great hardware at an affordable price. However, the software experience is lacking. To fully enjoy the benefits, you need to adjust the internal settings. If you recently purchased a Realme phone, here are a few important changes to make immediately.

First 8 Things to Do On Your New Realme Phone

Why? For a better phone experience, of course. So, before you take it out, check out the points below.

1. Set up Navigation Gestures

Gestures are cooler and more intuitive than buttons, allowing you to save screen space. Enabling navigation gestures should be your top priority. To enable them, go to Settings > Convenience Aid > Navigation keys, then tap on Swipe-up gestures and you’re ready.

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Navigation gestures enable you to swipe up from the middle for Home. To access the Recent apps menu, swipe up and hold. Simultaneously, swipe from either side to go back a step.

2. Get Rid of Bloatware

No one loves bloatware. Realme doesn’t include a ton of it, but there may be some built-in apps that you’ll never use. Removing them is easy.

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“Open Apps Management, tap on the apps you want to uninstall, and hit Uninstall. That’s it.”

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3. Get a Productivity-Friendly Launcher

I’m not a fan of the stock launcher in Realme phones. The side-scrolling is unproductive. Instead, I prefer a clean, stock-Android look on my phone. If you agree, you can try the Rootless Launcher.

First 8 Things to Do On Your New Realme Phone

If you are a fan of the stock OnePlus Launcher, you can try it out. It is clean, simple, and feature-rich. However, if you want more customization options, choose a launcher like Nova Launcher, Action Launcher, Lawnchair, or Lean Launcher.

First 8 Things to Do On Your New Realme Phone

The UI is minimal and allows you to customize your home screen for a personalized look.

4. Enable Smart Sidebar

The Smart Sidebar of Realme phones quickly launches your frequently used apps. Once enabled, you’ll see a white vertical line in the top right corner. Simply swipe inward on the line to open the Smart Sidebar.

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Furthermore, you can add your favorite apps by tapping on the Plus icon. No more fishing for your apps on the app drawer. Hello, productivity!

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To enable it, go to Settings > Convenience Aid > Smart Sidebar. You can also enable the sidebar on landscape mode.

5. Set up Automatic Call Recording

Realme devices, such as the Realme XT, have an automatic call recording feature. You can use this feature to record all incoming calls or only calls from unknown numbers (numbers not stored on your phone). To enable it, open the Dialer and tap the Settings Cog in the top-right corner. Then, tap Call Recording and select Auto Record.

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Once done, add contacts you wish to record calls from. Then you’re all set.

6. Turn on Dolby Atmos

Realme devices have Dolby Atmos, which significantly improves sound quality. If your phone has this feature, it’s a good idea to activate it while watching movies or TV shows.

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To activate Dolby Atmos, go to Settings > Sound & Vibrations and choose one of the four sound effects. You can also customize the equalizer.

7. Activate Sleep Standby Optimization

Your Realme phone has a nifty option called Sleep Standby Optimization to save battery. It operates in low power mode while you are asleep.

First 8 Things to Do On Your New Realme Phone

You’ll receive fewer notifications while the phone is in this mode. As soon as you pick it up, it switches back to its usual routine.

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To activate it, go to the battery settings, tap on Power saver options, and toggle the switch for Sleep Standby.

8. App Recommendations

What is a phone without useful apps? Here are our app recommendations for you. In addition to the third-party launchers I mentioned earlier, check out X Player for running videos and movies, or OH! Browser for one-handed use if you’re tired of Google Chrome. If you’re into video editing on your phone, try the InShot app. You can also use the nifty SMS Organizer to keep your inbox clutter-free or Snapseed for image editing.

Get the Most of Your Realme Phone

Lastly, get a case. I know it spoils the look of your phone, but it’s one of the most effective ways to keep off scratches and dings at bay. Hence, it makes sense to invest in a cover that’s not only sturdy but also lifts the overall appearance of your new smartphone.

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And hey, don’t forget to turn on Google’s Find My Device feature.

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