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How to set up your iPhoneUpdated 2 years ago

How to set up your iPhone

Before you start setting up your new phone, make sure you backup your previous iOS device so you can transfer all of the content to your new device.

Activate your device

Turn on your new device -> press and hold the device's power button until you see the Apple logo appear. You'll then see "Hello" in many languages. Follow the next steps to get started.

Choose your language -> tap your country or region. 

This affects how information looks on your device, including date, time, contacts and more.

Tap ‘Set Up Manually' to continue  -> connect to a Wi-Fi network, mobile network or iTunes to activate and continue setting up your device  -> tap the Wi-Fi network you want to use, or select a different option. If you're setting up an iPhone (Wi-Fi + Cellular), you might need to insert your SIM card in. 

Touch ID or Face ID and password set up

On some iPhones you can set up Touch ID or Face ID, which you can use to unlock your device or make a purchase through Apple Pay. Tap Continue and follow the instructions or you can choose ‘set up later’.

After you have your Touch iD or Face ID set, you need to set a six-digit passcode that will help you protect all of your data. The passcode is required if for some reason your face ID, touch ID is not working or you don’t want to use it.

There is a possibility to create a customised password (eg, 4 digit passcode, custom passcode or you can choose an option not to have one). For that click on passcode options'.

Restoring or transferring your information and data

If you have an iCloud, iTunes or even an android account, you will be able to easily transfer all of your data to your new device. All you need to do is, pick one of the options on the screen (restore from iCloud backup, restore MAC or PC, transfer directly from iPhone, move Data from Android or don't transfer apps or Data)

If you don't have a backup or another device, select ‘Don't Transfer Apps & Data’.

If you have an existing Apple ID

Type in your Apple ID and password. If you don’t remember your password, click on ‘forgot password or don’t have an Apple ID), which will let you either to change your password or create a new Apple ID. You can also set it up later.

Once you sign in with your Apple ID, you might be prompted for a verification code from the device you were using your iCloud on previously.

Automatic updates and setting up other features

On the next steps, you can decide whether to share your information with app developers and allow iOS to automatically update your phone.

Siri and other services

After setting up automatic updates and other features, you will be asked to set up or enable other services and features, such as Siri and other. If you would like to set up Siri, you might need to say a few phrases, so the phone can record your voice and recognise when you are ‘talking to Siri’.

If you signed in with your Apple ID, follow the steps to set up Apple Pay and iCloud.

Setting up Screen Time and other display options

On the screen time you can see insights into how much time you spend on your phone. Also, you will be able to set time limits for daily app use. After Screen Time is set up, you can also turn on True Tone if it’s supported on your device and use Display Zoom to change the size of text  and icons on your Home screen.

And it’s ready to use!

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