You’ve just bought a new iPhone, and you’re eager to start using it. But before you can do anything on your phone, there are some things you’ll need to do first. This guide will walk through the process of setting up your new iPhone, so it’s ready for use when its box is delivered by Apple.
Turn on your iPhone
To turn on your iPhone, press and hold the Power button until it begins to flash. The Apple logo will appear on the screen, indicating that your phone is ready for use.
Choose a language.
To set up your iPhone after inserting a sim card, you’ll need to choose a language and input method.
Language – Select the language you want to use for text on the screen and any apps that are installed on your phone. For example, if you live in France and speak French as a second language but don’t know how to type it out yet (and don’t want to), then go ahead and select “French.”
Input Method – This lets you choose between different keyboards if they’re available in your region: US English Keyboard, UK English Keyboard, or international keyboard (if there isn’t one).
Set up Face ID
If you’re the type of person who cares about the security of your phone, then setting up Face ID will be a no-brainer. Face ID is more secure than Touch ID because it doesn’t rely on any kind of fingerprint scanning, so if someone steals your iPhone and tries to make a transaction with their own face instead, they’ll have trouble doing so.
Face ID also works with Apple Pay: when it’s time for you to pay for something at an Apple Store or other retailer that accepts Apple Pay payments, simply look at the phone and tap “Pay.” It’ll recognize your face—and only let you buy things when necessary!
Restore or Set up as a New
If you’ve backed up your device, it’s time to restore or set it up as new. If you did not make a backup, skip this step and go on to step 2.
Tap Set Up as New:
This will take you through all the steps of setting up your phone for the first time without any of your personal data being transferred over from an old device or iCloud backup file.
Tap Restore From Backup:
You can use this choice to restore data from an older iCloud backup that was made at some point (and has been stored on Apple servers). If you decide that doing this makes sense for you, tap Confirm Backup Selection to continue and choose the type of backup file(s) that should be used for the restoration. If not, tap Cancel.
Wait for iCloud Settings to be Activated
It may take up to 24 hours for iCloud settings to be activated once you’ve installed and activated the new iOS software. This means that until then, your iPhone won’t function; you must wait till the procedure is finished before using your phone once more.
When iCloud settings have been activated, a notice stating “iCloud is ready in Settings > General” will appear on the screen. When this notice appears, tap “Settings” on your iPhone’s home screen, followed by a tap on “iCloud” at the top of the page (or select “Settings” from the Control Center).
Enter your Apple ID and Password
Once you’ve activated your iPhone and synced it with iTunes, you’re ready to get started.
Your Apple ID and password must be entered. Enter this information the first time you sign in to the App Store. On your computer or other devices, click “iTunes” in the upper-left corner of any window, followed by “Sign In,” to access this information. You’ll be asked to create an Apple ID during setup if you don’t already have one, which is the situation for many individuals who just bought iPhones. Select “Create New Account” if you haven’t already done so or if it needs to be modified.
Use an existing iCloud account: If there is already a member connected through an email address associated with that person’s name within iMessage discussions, you can use that account rather than creating a new one (for example). This will allow users who already own other iOS devices, such as iPads or Mac computers, access through their iCloud IDs instead of having multiple logins for each device type separately.
Tap Get Started to Begin Using your iPhone
Get a feel for the phone. You’ll see all of the different apps on your home screen and how they look when you first open them up. These can be used as references in setting up other settings later on, so take some time here to get familiar with what’s available to use with your phone (or find out more about why certain features are included in this guide if you’re not sure).
Open apps and try them out: You may have already set up one or two apps before going online with Apple’s services—like iMessage or FaceTime—but there are thousands of others waiting! For instance, you should install apps that protect the iPhone from hackers – iPhone also can be hacked. Besides these protection apps, you can download gaming apps to chill your mood.
The point is that once you’ve got everything set up just right, it’s time to play around with some new ones! For example: If I’m feeling nostalgic about my old Nintendo 64 days (and who isn’t?).
Now that you know how to set up your new iPhone, you’re ready to start using it. Remember that it’s best practice not to turn off your device until you’ve installed all of the apps that were on your old phone or iPad and synced them with iCloud. You can also use “Set Up Later” in Settings if there’s something specific about your device or account settings that aren’t yet activated.