Kit Guide: Lenovo B - setting it up

In this guide, we'll take you through the steps you need to set up your Lenovo B and get it ready to use.

Lenovo B User Manual

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1. Box Contents

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Here's what you'll find in the box:

  • Lenovo B
  • Battery
  • Mains adaptor
  • USB cable
  • Information pack

2. Inserting your SIM & memory cards

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Before turning the phone on, you'll need to get the SIM card put in. Your Lenovo B uses a MicroSIM, and you can add some more storage to it with a MicroSD card. Both need to go in the back of the phone, so you'll have to take the back-cover off first.

 
 
 
 
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1.

At the bottom of the cover is a small notch. Use your thumbnail in the notch to prise the back-cover away from the phone.

2.

Slide the MicroSIM into the left-hand slot, with the metal contacts facing down, and the cut-off corner going in first.

3.

If you're using a MicroSD card, slide this into the right-hand slot, again with the metal contacts facing down.

4.

Put the battery in, using the metal contacts to line it up.

With everything in, press and hold the power button on the right-hand edge of the phone to turn it on, and start setting it up.

3. Completing the B Setup Wizard

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When the phone is first turned on, it will show the 'Setup Wizard'. This is a series of steps that will help you to get the phone ready to use.

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1.

Choose your language on the welcome page, and then tap the yellow arrow button.

2.

You'll need to agree to Lenovo's 'User Experience Plan' to use the phone. Scroll through and read it, then tick the box at the top, and press Next.

3.

Tap the Wi-Fi network you want to connect to, or tap Skip if you don't need Wi-Fi.

4.

Type the password for the Wi-Fi, and press Connect. If you're not too sure what it is, have a look on your router.

 
 
 
 
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5.

If it works, you'll see the word 'Connected' underneath your Wi-Fi - tap Next.

6.

If you've had another Android device before, and it has 'NFC', you can transfer some data from it to your B. Tap Copy Google accounts, apps and data from your other device to get started, or tap No, thanks to skip.

7.

Press Next.

8.

If you've got a Google account - which you'll need if you want to download apps and games - type it in and press Next. If you need to make one, tap Or create a new account. If you don't fancy using one, tap Skip.

 
 
 
 
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If you're signing in, type your password in, and press Next.

10.

You'll have to agree to Google's 'Terms of Service' and 'Privacy Policy'. Tap them to read them, then tap Accept at the bottom.

11.

Read through the Google services, which includes things like backing up your phone, and using its location for apps like maps. Keep the boxes ticked for the ones you want to use, and then tap Next.

12.

You might be asked to add some payment info to your Google account, so you can buy things from the Google Play Store.

To add some, tap a payment method, tap Continue and fill out the details for it. If you don't need this, tap No, thanks and then tap Continue.

 
 
 
 
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You'll be asked if you want to add another account - we'll cover this in more detail later in the guide, so tap Not now, then Next.

14.

To set up a screen lock for your phone, keep the box ticked and press Next, or untick it to skip.

15.

If you're adding a screen lock, choose the type:

  • Pattern: draw a pattern across a grid of dots.
  • PIN: a code of numbers.
  • Password: can be made up of numbers and letters.
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Type or draw your screen lock, then confirm it.

 
 
 
 
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17.

Choose which notifications you want to see on the lock screen, then tap Next.

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Read through the Google Now information, and then tap Yes, I'm in if it's something you want to use, or tap Skip if it's not for you.

19.

Tap Next.

20.

Read through the welcome message, and tap Got it.

You've finished the Setup Wizard, and you'll be looking at the phone's Home screen. The bottom row of icons is for some of the most used apps: Phone, Contacts, Messages and Chrome.

Touchscreen buttons

At the bottom of the phone are the touchscreen buttons, which are used to help you get around the phone.

  • 'Recent apps' (square): shows apps you've had open, and lets you swap between them.
  • 'Home' (house): takes you back to the Home screen.
  • 'Back' (triangle): takes you back a screen, or closes an app.

4. Connecting to the Internet

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You'll need to get your B connected to the internet before you can do things like downloading new apps, connecting to email, or going on websites. You can use Wi-Fi or mobile data to connect to the internet, and we'll go through both here.

Connecting the B to a Wi-Fi network

 
 
 
 
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1.

From the Home screen, tap the Settings icon.

2.

Tap on Wi-Fi, and check that the switch is turned on at the top.

3.

Tap the Wi-Fi network you want to connect to.

4.

Type in the password, and press Connect. If you're not too sure what it is, have a look on your router.

If it works, you'll see the word 'Connected' underneath the Wi-Fi, and you'll see the Wi-Fi signal bars at the top of the screen. Your phone will remember the password, so every time your phone is near the router, it will connect automatically.

Turning mobile data on

Setting up your account will let you see your emails, send new ones, and your phone will give you a notification whenever new messages come in.

 
 
 
 
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Open Settings from the Home screen.

2.

Scroll down and tap Accounts.

3.

Tap +Add account.

4.

Choose the type of account you want to add. For work or school accounts, tap Exchange, or for Personal accounts, tap Personal IMAP (for some old accounts, you might need to use POP3).

Tapping the yellow envelope will add the account to the Email app, while the red envelope will set it up on the Gmail app.

5.

Type in your email address, and tap Next.

 
 
 
 
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Type in your password for the account, and tap Next.

7.

You might be given some account options, such as how often to check for new messages. Choose the options you want to use, then tap Next.

8.

Type a name for the account, and type your name at the bottom.

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Tap Next.

Your account is set up, and you can get to your emails by opening the Email or Gmail app from your Home screen. If you have any problems adding your account, you'll need to put in the settings for it. Don't worry if you don't know them - have a look at our guide to email server settings to find them.

6. Setting up a lock screen

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Setting up a screen lock on your phone will help keep your photos, messages and other data safe. You've got a couple of different options on your B, and we'll take you through them here.

 
 
 
 
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1.

Open Settings.

2.

Scroll down and tap Security.

3.

Tap on Screen lock.

4.

Choose the type of screen lock you want to use:

  • Pattern: draw a pattern across a grid of dots.
  • PIN: a code of numbers.
  • Password: can be made up of numbers and letters.
 
 
 
 
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5.

Type or draw your screen lock.

6.

Confirm your lock.

7.

Choose which notifications you'd like to see on the lock screen, and tap Done.

Your screen lock is set up, and you'll be asked to put it in whenever you want to use the phone.

Your phone is set up, and ready for you to start using it. If you'd like some help with it, with things such as making calls and sending texts, read our Lenovo B User Guide.

Or if you'd like some help from our Team Knowhow Experts, you can get in touch with us here.

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