Hey congrats! So you’ve just bought a new iPhone or iPad or even an iPod Touch. You need to get going and before that, you have to setup your new iPhone or iPad.
Here’s a guide to help you get your new gadget up and running.
Setting up your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch
Step 1. Turn on your device, seriously
To turn on your device, press and hold the power button until you see the Apple logo. After that is the ‘hello’ screen
Step 2. Choose your preferred language, then country or region.
For a Quick setup, you should opt for “Quick Start” but that’ll only work if you have another iOS device running iOS 11 or later.
Step 3. Activate your device
To active your device you have to connect to a Wi-Fi network, a cellular network, or iTunes. If you have no Wi-Fi network available, insert a SIM card to your iPhone or iPad first – on most Apple devices, the SIM tray is located on the right side.
Step 4. Secure your device
After activating your device, it’s time to secure it. There’s two ways to do so; via face recognition(Face ID) and bio-metric fingerprint(Touch ID). If your device supports either or both, it will give you an option to set them up. To do that tap “Continue” and follow the instructions. However, you can bypass it and set it later by tapping “Set Up Later In Settings.”
If you chose the continue option, first you will have to set a six-digit passcode in order to use FaceID, TouchID and Apple Pay. “Passcode Options” gives you a way to customize your passcode.
Step 5. Restore or transfer your information and data
In case you previously owned an iPhone and have data stored in iCloud or iTunes backup, you can restore it to your new device using the “Apps and Data” screen. If you’re coming from Android, choose “Move data from Android” and follow instructions. If you don’t want to transfer data or this is your first device choose “Don’t Transfer Apps & Data.”
Step 6. Sign in with your Apple ID
If you have an Apple ID, fill it in the blank provided and tap “Next” at the top right. If you don’t have an Apple ID tap “Forgot password or don’t have an Apple ID?” Then follow the prompts.
Note: Apple might ask you to provide a verification code from your previous device if you sign in with an Apple ID.
Step 7. Enable or Disable Automatic Updates
Updates are very important, so we recommend you choose automatic updates instead of manual updates. Tap “Continue” for automatic updates, or “Install Updates Manually.”
Step 8. Setup various Services including Siri
Next, you will be taken to a screen that enables you to setup Siri, Apple’s voice control AI, and other services. Tap “Continue” and follow the prompts to set up Siri, or choose “Setup Later in Settings” to bypass it. On the next screen is the Screen Time setup options.
Step 9. Finishing Up
You’re already good to go. Tap on the “Get Started” button to start using your device.