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  • How do I transfer data from my existing mobile phone (iPhone) to Nothing Phone (2a)?

    Switch from an iPhone to a Nothing phone

    Step 1: Get ready to set up your new Nothing phone.
    Make sure you have the following items:

    1. Your fully charged Android phone on the latest software and its charging cable.
    2. Your new, fully charged Nothing phone.
    3. A good WiFi connection.
    Important: we recommend using a Google account to ensure you can download apps and can get all content copied to your new device.

    Step 2: Prepare your iPhone
    On your iPhone, turn off iMessage and Facetime.

    1. While your SIM card is still in your iPhone, go to Settings > Messages > Turn off iMessage.
    2. Then do the same for FaceTime. Go to Settings > FaceTime > Turn off FaceTime.
    3. If you have other Apple devices, deregister your phone number from them too. You can continue using iMessage, but make sure your phone number isn’t still registered on those devices.

    If you already removed your SIM card, ask Apple to deregister your phone number with iMessage.

    Step 3: Insert your SIM card and connect to WiFi
    Now you're ready to set up your new phone. Turn on your Nothing phone and tap → in the setup wizard. You can change your phone’s language here, too.

    If you have a SIM card, insert it now and then connect to a WiFi or mobile network. If not, the data won’t copy from your old device to your new one.

    Step 4: Connect the phones

    When Copy Apps and Data appears on your screen, tap Next.
    1. Turn your iPhone on and unlock it. Get the iPhone cable to charge your phone.

    2. Plug the smaller end of the cable into your iPhone and the larger one into into your Nothing phone.

    3. On your iPhone, confirm it's OK to connect.

    4. On your Nothing phone, enter your Google account password, and tap Sign in.

    When you copy data using a cable, your texts, photos, contacts, most apps and music will transfer.

    Step 5: Copy your data
    If you don’t want to transfer specific data, uncheck the box next to it. When you’re ready, tap Copy.

    Once your data is copied to your Nothing Phone, tap Finished. If one of your apps didn’t transfer, you can download it through the Google Play Store.

    Note: depending on how much data your phone has, the transfer can take anywhere between a few minutes to over an hour.

  • How do I transfer data from my existing phone (Android) to Nothing Phone (2a)?

    Switch from an Android to a Nothing phone
    Step 1: Get ready to set up your new Nothing phone.
    Make sure you have the following items:

    1. Your fully charged Android phone on the latest software.
    2. Your new, fully charged Nothing phone and its charging cable.
    3. A good WiFi connection.
    Important: we recommend using a Google account to ensure you can download apps and can get all content copied to your new device.

    Step 2: Insert your SIM card and connect to WiFi.
    Once you're ready to set up your new phone, turn on your Nothing phone and tap → in the setup wizard. You can change your phone’s language here, too.

    If you have a SIM card, insert it now. Then connect to a WiFi or mobile network. If not, the data won’t copy from your old device to your new one.

    Step 3: Connect the phones
    When 'Copy apps and data' appears, tap Next.

    1. Turn your Android phone on and unlock it. Get the cable you use to charge your Nothing phone and connect the two phones.
    2. On your Android, confirm it’s OK to connect.
    3. On your Nothing phone, enter your Google account password and tap Sign in.
    4. When you copy data using a cable, your texts, videos, contacts, calendar and music will transfer.


    Step 4: Copy your data
    If you don’t want to transfer specific data, uncheck the box next to it. When you’re ready, tap Copy.

    Once your data is copied to your new Nothing phone, click on Finished. If one of your apps didn’t transfer, you can download it through the Google Play Store.
    Note: depending on how much data your phone has, the transfer could take a few minutes to over an hour.



  • How do I delete a Google account in the system?

    Go to Settings > Passwords and accounts > Personal, select the account you want to delete, click to open a new page, and click Remove account to delete it

  • How do I use the app pinning function?

    App pinnings allow you to keep the current app in view until you unpin it.
    When an app is pinned:
    - Personal data may be accessible (such as contacts and email content).
    - Pinned app may open other apps.
    - If you want to securely share your device with someone, use a guest user instead.

    To use app pinning:
    1. Turn the app pinning on.
    2. Open Overview.
    3. Click on the app icon at the top of the screen, then click on Pin.

    How to unpin:
    1. At the view of the pinned app, swipe up and hold to unpin.

  • How do I manage my message notifications?

    If you're getting too many notifications, manage your preferences as below:
    1. Turn off notifications in settings: go to Settings > Notifications > App settings, select the app whose that you want to manage notifications for.
    2. Quickly turn off notifications from the notification bar: swipe down the status bar on the notification page, long-press the notification content and click on Turn off notification. On the new page, select the notifications you want to turn off and click Done to finish.

  • How do I use battery share?

    Phone (2a) doesn't support wireless battery sharing.

  • How do I change fonts on Phone (2a)?

    The font in Phone (2a) can't be changed. However, you can change the font size by going to Settings > Display > Font size.

  • How do I screen-cast Phone (2a) to my TV?

    1. To set up screen-casting, swipe down twice from the top of the screen to access the expanded quick settings. Press the edit (pencil) icon and drag the screen cast tile up from the hidden tiles.
    2. To begin the screen-cast (mirroring), swipe down to open the quick settings and find the newly added Screen recording tile. Click on it once and select the targeted device to cast to connect in the same local area network.

  • How do I block / blacklist numbers on Phone (2a)?

    1. Open the Phone Dialer app and tap the three-dot icon to the right of the search bar.
    2. Next, go to Settings > Blocked numbers > Add a Number and block incoming calls and messages from the newly added number.

  • How do I enable call waiting on Phone (2a)?

    1. Open the app and click on the three-dot icon on the right side of the search column.
    2. Go to Settings > Calling accounts > Additional settings and turn on the 'Call waiting' feature.

  • How do I hide message details on the locks creen?

    Go to Settings > Lock screen > Privacy to choose notification preview options.

  • How do I know when a new software update is available?

    You'll receive a notification when a new software update becomes available. You can also manually check for updates by going to Settings > About phone > Software info. If there is a new update available, a red icon will appear next to the Nothing OS label.

  • How do I enable game mode on Phone (2a)?

    Phone (2a) features a built-in game mode, which allows for management of notification display preferences, touch error prevention, enhanced game graphics colours and a do-not-disturb mode during gaming to improve the gaming experience. Access it via Settings > System > Game mode.

    By default, game mode supports games that are directly downloaded and installed from the Play Store. Games downloaded from other sources will not be automatically added to game mode; they must be added manually as follows: Settings > System > Game mode > Apps > Add apps, then add the relevant game apps.

  • How do I turn on / restart Phone (2a)?

    There are two ways to do so:
    1. Combination keys
    Press and hold the Volume up and Power button at the same time to bring up the operation interface, which offers four options: Emergency, Lockdown, Power off and Restart. Click on Power off or Restart to turn off or reboot your phone.
    2. Control center panel
    Slide down the status bar and pull down the control center panel, click the icon in the bottom-right corner to bring up the operation interface, with the same four options: Emergency, Lockdown, Power off, Restart. Click Power off or Restart to turn off or reboot your phone.

    Note: if the phone is frozen and the screen is unresponsive, you can force a shutdown by holding the power button for 15 seconds, or force a restart by long-pressing the power button for 15 seconds or more.

  • How do I force restart Phone (2a)?

    Hold the power button and volume up button simultaneously until the Nothing logo appears on the display.

  • How do I connect Ear (1) to Phone (2a)?

    1. The Fast Pair feature launches on the Phone (2a) when you open an unpaired Ear (1) case with the buds inside. Navigate through the Fast Pair setup to finish the pairing.
    2. If Fast Pair doesn't appear, go to Settings > Connected devices > Pair new device to search for Nothing Ear (1). For more details, please refer to the Ear (1) manual.

  • How do I eject the SIM tray on Phone (2a)?

    Insert the provided SIM card remover tool into the hole next to the SIM tray, located on the bottom of the phone.

  • How do I set and use the passcode on Phone (2a)?

    Go to Settings > Security & privacy > Device lock > Screen lock to choose your preferred unlocking method.

    Note: you'll need to set a pattern / PIN first to use fingerprint or Face unlock.

  • How do I record on Phone (2a)?

    Launch the camera app and click on the video option on the mode selection bar.

  • How do I add the Ear (1) widget to Phone (2a)?

    Just like any other widget, the Ear (1) widget can be accessible by long-pressing on an empty space in the home screen and selecting 'widget' in the pop-up menu. Next, scroll down to the Ear (1) app and drag the widget out to the home screen.

  • How do I use screen recording on Phone (2a)?

    1.To set up screen recording, swipe down from the top of the screen twice to access the expanded quick settings. Click on the edit (pencil) icon and drag the Screen record tile up from the hidden tiles.
    2.To begin recording, swipe down to open the quick settings and find the newly added Screen record tile. Click on it once and confirm to begin recording after the three-second countdown, shown on the right side of the notification bar.
    3.To finish recording, swipe down to open the notification center and click on Stops to save the recording. The file can be accessed via Google Photos > Library > Movies.

  • How do I change the wallpaper and accent colours on Phone (2a)?

    Long-press the empty space of the home screen and go to Customisation > Wallpaper and style to change the wallpaper or color.

  • How do I back up data on Phone (2a)?

    Phone (2a) uses Google's default backup process when connected to WiFi and left on standby for 2 hours to charge. If you need to back up now, go to Settings > Google > Backup and click the Back up now button.

  • How do I use the Find My Phone function if my phone is lost?

    If you lose your phone, you can find, lock or erase it. If you've added a Google account to your device, Find My Phone is automatically turned on. If you allow Find My Phone to encrypt your phone's most recent location and store it with Google, your device’s most recent location is available to the first account activated on the device.

    To find a device, make sure you:
    - are signed in with a Google account on your device.
    - have the location opened.
    - have Find My Phone turned on
    - have power on and are connected to mobile data or WiFi.

    You can still find its recent locations if your device turned off or not connected to mobile data or WiFi and enable 'Store recent locations.'

    Important: if you find your device after you've erased data, you need your Google account password to use your device again. Learn about device protection.

    1. On a browser, go to https://www.google.com/android/find/.
    2. Sign in to your Google account.
    - If you have multiple devices, select the lost one at the top of the sidebar.
    - If your lost device has more than one user profile: sign in with a Google account that's on the main or personal profile. Learn about user profiles.
    3.The lost device gets a notification.
    4.You'll get info about where the device is on the map.
    - The location is approximate and may not be accurate.
    - If your device can't be found, you may find its last known location if available.
    5. If you get a prompt, tap Enable lock and erase.
    6. Select what you want to do:
    - Play sound: rings your device at full volume for 5 minutes, even if it's set to silent or vibrate.
    - Secure device: locks your device with your PIN or password. If you don't have a lock, you can set one. To help someone return your device to you, you can add a message or device number to the lock screen.
    - Erase device: permanently deletes all data on your device, but may not delete SD cards. After you erase it, Find My Phone won't work on the device any longer.

  • How do I enable location services?

    Location services can be activated in Settings > Location. When this switch is enabled, apps that require location services will request permission to access your location data when you first open the app.

  • How do I change the language settings?

    The language can be set on the first page of the setup page. It can also be changed in Settings > System > Languages and input.

  • How do I turn Phone (2a) on?

    Press and hold the power button until the Nothing logo appears on the display.

  • How do I enable USB debugging?

    Go to Settings > About phone > Software info > Build number and click 7 times. After 'You are in developer mode' appears, turn on USB debugging in Settings > System > Developer Options >USB Debugging.

  • How do I uninstall an app?

    Please try the below:

    1. Swipe into the home page to open the application center on the mobile phone, long-press the corresponding app and select Uninstall. Alternatively, long-press the corresponding app, click on App info and Uninstall.
    2. Alternatively, go to Settings > Apps > See all apps. Click on the app you want to uninstall, and then select Uninstall.

    Note:
    - Some built-in apps don't support uninstallation.
    - Uninstalling the app will clear the app data; back up your data before uninstalling.

  • How do I adjust the Glyph light for ringtones?

    1. Please go to Settings > Glyph Interface > Ringtones > Default ringtone. Preview the Glyph display and choose the different Glyph styles.
    2. Click the add icon in the upper left and add your customised ringtones.

    Note: you can set notifications sounds similarly and choose from original Nothing and imported sounds.