Unboxed a New iPhone? Here is How You Can Set it up
Setting up a new iPhone has become as straightforward as it can ever get. With multiple reliable methods, you can securely transfer all of your data including photos, videos, and music from one iPhone to the other or from an Android device to iOS. If you have just unboxed a new iPhone and are hoping to set it up without any hiccups, read on to get started on the right note.
Transfer Data from Old iPhone to New iPhone
If you are moving from one iOS device to the other, you can transfer data using the three reliable methods:
Quick Start: If your old iPhone is running iOS 11 or later, you can use this method to automatically set up your new device. What’s more, if your current device is running iOS 12.4 or later, you can also take advantage of the device-to-device migration process to transfer your data wirelessly.
iCloud: iCloud has long been a trusted way to move data from one iOS device to the other seamlessly. During the setup process, iOS offers the option to restore the device from the previous iCloud backup. So, you can use it to migrate the data without any pain.
iTunes/Finder: Another straightforward way to move your data from one iOS device to the other is to use iTunes/Finder. Simply, connect your device to your computer ->launch iTunes/Finder -> select your device and then click on Restore Backup. After that, select the most recent backup and you are good to go.
Click here to know how to use these methods in details. We have already simplified this for you in a previous article.
Transfer Data from Android Device to iPhone
This method comes in handy if you are switching from Android to iOS. Thanks to an app called “Move to iOS“, you can migrate data like contacts, message history, camera photos, and videos, web bookmarks, mail accounts, and calendars from Android to iPhone with ease.
Notably, when you start to migrate your data, your new iPhone creates a private Wi-Fi network for the secure transfer of the data. Moreover, it also quickly finds the nearby Android device with the Move to iOS app installed.
Now, all you need to do to start transferring data is to enter a security code.
Quick Steps to Set Up iPhone
Step 1 – Turn on your iPhone by holding down the power button until the Apple logo shows up. Now, the “Hello” screen will appear in many languages. Next, follow the setup assistant to get started.
After that, select your preferred language and choose your country/region.
- Just in case you have another iPhone/iPad running iOS 11 or later, tap on Set Up Manually. After that, set up the device as desired.
Step 2 – Next, connect your device to a Wi-Fi network/cellular network or iTunes/Finder to activate it.
Step 3 – Next up, set up Face/Touch ID by following the instructions.
Step 4 – Up next, you get the option to restore from iCloud backup, Mac/PC, transfer data directly from an iPhone, and even move data from an Android device.
If you want to go with a clean slate, select Don’t Transfer Apps & Data.
Step 5 – Now, sign in with your Apple ID and password.
Step 6 – Next, you have the option to turn on automatic updates and decide whether to share information with app developers. Besides, you can also choose to set up Siri to carry out several common tasks like playing songs, asking for news updates, or sorting out any queries using the personal assistant. It is recommended that you turn Automatic Updates On to keep your device up to date.
Step 7- Depending on your needs, you can also set up iCloud Keychain (the built-in password manager), Screen Time (parental controls).
Simply follow the instructions to set up everything in line with your usage and requirements.
Apple has made the task of setting up a new iPhone pretty simple. So, even if you are new to iOS, you can get things done without any pain. By the way, let us know your thoughts about the iPhone 12 Series and which one has caught your attention. Moreover, also share some tidbits about your reasons to switch to iOS, if you have decided to migrate to iOS from Android.