How to set up new iPhone 14

Getting started

Are you new to the world of Apple Bites, and timidly opening the box with your new iPhone in the nagging premonition that you can’t set it up yourself? In this simple guide, we’ll walk you through the basic setup of your new Apple device so you can get the most out of it.

First, insert the SIM card into your device when it’s switched off. Then make sure your device is charged. If you try to turn your phone on with the home button and nothing happens, the battery is probably dead. Just recharge it using the mains charger inserted and then switch on again. After your phone greets you, you will be prompted to select a language. You will then set your country and region. This will come in handy when automatically setting the date and time according to time zones. If you have other devices running iOS 11, you can use the Quick Start feature. This transfers data from one device to the other by connecting both devices to the same WiFi network. Simply place the devices side by side. To fully set up and use your device, you need to connect to a WiFi network. Tap on the network you want to use and log in. If you’re setting up at home, you can save your home network for future connections.

Create an Apple ID

An Apple ID is similar to an Android Google account. It’s an account you can use for all Apple services, such as downloading apps, shopping in the iTunes Store, signing in to iCloud, and more.

Apple ID is also useful if you’re upgrading from an old device to a new one. By signing in to your Apple ID, the information stored on your iCloud automatically syncs with your new phone.

Creating an Apple ID is easy. It’s a login in the form of your email and a password, which should be as secure as possible. Finally, on the Apple ID account page, you can change your settings or, for example, enter your payment details.

Secure your phone with Touch ID and Face ID

You can also set up smart screen lock features on your phone, either Touch ID or Face ID. Both are used to unlock your phone’s display and shop on iTunes, the App Store, or the iBooks Store. Before you can set up Touch ID, you’ll need to create a passcode that will serve as a backup method of unlocking. Your phone will then prompt you to place your finger on the designated spot. Make sure your fingers and phone are clean and dry. Then, naturally, as you normally would when holding the device, place your finger on the screen, but don’t press it. Follow the on-screen instructions to place your finger repeatedly on the reader, each time with a slightly different angle. When Touch ID reads your fingerprint, you’ll be instructed to lift your finger. In the next step, adjust your hold. Touch the desktop button with the outer edges of your finger, sideways. Simply confirm when you’re done.

When you set up Face ID, make sure nothing obscures the camera or your face. In addition, Face ID is designed to work even if you’re wearing glasses or contact lenses. When you’re setting up, hold your phone about 25 to 50 cm away and look at the phone’s display so that the frame frames your entire face. Slowly move your head to form a circle and the phone will guide you. After setting up Face ID for the first time, tap Continue and repeat the process. Finally, simply save your Face ID.

Set up iCloud and backup

Use iCloud storage to store and back up your data. With this storage, you’ll never lose your contacts, calendar notes and appointments, or your photos. Setting it up is easy. On your iPhone, go to Settings, where you’ll find iCloud. Here, you’ll need to enter your Apple ID, which is the name and password for your Apple account. You can also log in to iCloud from other devices, such as your Apple Mac.

iCloud is a very useful tool, for example, when changing devices. There’s no more copying contacts and confusing photo downloads. Simply sign in to iCloud on your new device with your Apple ID and have everything you need right at your fingertips.

Set up additional services

The next step prompts you to set up additional features and services, such as Siri, your personal assistant. She’ll ask you to say a few phrases so she can learn your voice and respond to your requests.

In addition, you can also set up the Apple Pay payment gateway or iCloud Keychain. Then your setup is almost complete and you can start using your device.

Apps from the App Store

There are all sorts of apps to make working with your device easier. Some are available for free, others you have to pay for. The advantage of these apps is that you can use them on all your Apple devices thanks to iCloud. The App Store gives you an overview of the latest apps, expert recommendations, helpful tutorials and new ways to have fun.

You’ll also need an Apple ID to buy and download apps. Once you’re signed in, you can discover what’s new in the App Store. You’ll see featured apps in the Today section, new or top-rated apps in the Games and Apps section, and if you tap the Search dialog, you can find what you want just by name. Once you’ve selected an app, simply press the Get button and wait for the app to appear in your app list. You can then place it elsewhere on your desktop with a simple drag and drop.

At this stage, your device is ready to use. Get even more apps, download music on iTunes and have fun with your Apple iPhone.

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