Smart Phones (Android) - Mastering the Basics

The mobile phone you own is not just a phone for making calls. Discover the many different features you have on your Android smart phone including: emails, google maps and be shown how to download Apps. In this course you will learn how to turn the phone on or off; understand the basics of navigating around an Android smartphone; receive and make calls; customise your phone; and download Apps.


  • Get started by understanding the device outlay, functions of different buttons, installing one or more SIM cards
  • Use basic features such as touch screen, icons, notifications and quick setting panels, Home and Apps screen, opening Apps, Installing or uninstalling Apps, Enter text and use power saving feature
  • Personalise the Smartphone by: Switching to easy mode, managing home and apps screens, changing screen lock methods, setting wall paper and changing ring
  • Connect to a mobile or wifi network; use download booster & Smart network switch
  • Make and receive calls
  • Add and manage contacts
  • Use the Charger and Powerbanks
  • Front and Back – buttons, sensors, microphone and speaker placement (as identified on each person’s physical phone)
  • Use a Touchscreen vs physical buttons on old phones
  • Gestures and the Notification & Navigation area (overview only, unless the class is tech savvy)
  • Apps vs Widgets with repositioning
  • Lock screen / home / apps – Settings such as Smart Stay, changing lock screen time, font size, volume (mute/vibrate/DND)
  • WiFi vs SIM card
  • Apps & Google Play – set up a Gmail account
  • Use Whatsapp
  • Google Maps, TripView & Opal Travel – get around the city via trains, buses, ferries
  • Camera – basic features
  • Install an AntiVirus
  • S Planner vs aCalendar – optional if there is time/interest


  • You must have completed the Smart Phones (Android) - Mastering the Basics course or have basic understanding of how to use an Android Smartphone.
  • You MUST bring your own Android Smartphone to be able to learn from this course. Please make sure that your Smartphone is fully charged.

If your phone brand isn’t listed here, give us a call to confirm:

  • Samsung Galaxy s4 and above
  • Huawei
  • LG
  • Google
  • OnePlus

Please make sure you select courses and enrol at the level appropriate to your skills and needs. NO REFUND and NO TRANSFER if you enrol in the wrong course.

The learning pathway shall consist of face-to-face delivery including demonstrations; discussions; practical tasks; group activities; Q & A and one-on-one support. As much as time will allow, this course will be tailored to the individual needs and preferences based on individual equipment.

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