The Android platform has various operating systems. However, a phone’s operating system is determined by the particular phone’s specifications. It is possible to upgrade your Android operating system to a newer version, but you should ensure your phone’s specifications allow for the upgrade.
The Android operating systems support various apps, and the G-Tide phone is no different. One of the most popular apps for smartphones is Whatsapp messenger. Whatsapp is a messaging app that allows the user to share text messages as well as media files using internet connection. How do you get to enjoy the whatsapp messenger on your G-Tide phone?
The first step is ensuring your phone has unlimited data and the connection is good and reliable. Once you have ensured this, the next thing you need to do is visit the Google Play Store on your phone. The Android operating system in most cases has the Play Store as a default app. Once connected to the Google Play Store, search for the Whatsapp application. The Play Store has a search tab and this should make it easy for you to search.
The search returns many results, bearing similar names or icons. It is advisable to choose the original app, which is “WhatsApp Messenger” from WhatsApp Inc. third party apps are known to develop issues during use. Once you have identified the app, tap on “Install or Download” button. This allows the app to download to your phone. The app is free to download and use for the first one year, after which you start paying $1 per year for the service. It is worth noting that data charges from your mobile service provider will apply. Another alternative will be visiting whatsapp.com from your mobile browser. Once in the website, look for the android link and click on it to download the app.
Your phone will indicate that it is downloading at the menu bar on top of the screen. This icon shows the progress of the download, informing you when the download is complete. When the download is done, the next step is installing the app. Your phone should give you a prompt to choose the mode of installation you prefer. If you do not trust the app source, choose the “Verify and Install” option. Upon full installation, your phone should show you the process is complete. The whatsapp icon will appear on your phone’s app list. Downloading and installing the app is not enough for you to start using the messenger app.
The messenger is now fully installed but you have to setup your account to enable you to use the app. To setup your whatsapp account, you begin by launching the app. To do this, scroll your app list until you see the whatsapp icon. Tap the icon to prompt your phone to launch the app. Most android systems arrange the apps alphabetically, thus on your G-Tide gadget, the app should be at the bottom of the list.
Once the app launches, you need to agree to the terms and conditions by tapping “Agree and Continue.” The next step is confirming your country code and logging in to your account. Once you chose your country, the code appears automatically. If you have an existing whatsapp account, type your phone number to verify your number. Whatsapp should then send you a verification code that allows you access into your whatsapp account. Type the verification code into the shown box to continue to the next step.
The next step is to input your preferred name. This is the name other users who do not already have your contact will identify you with. Once you have completed these steps, your G-Tide phone should now be whatsapp enabled. You can add a profile picture to your profile as well as change your status. You can now enjoy the Whatsapp app on your G-Tide phone.