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APPLE : Tips & Tricks

Set up: iPhone 6 for the first time

Notes: You need not connect your new iPhone to the desktop/laptop as long as you have a Wi-Fi connection available for activation.If you make a mistake and then it needs to be corrected, the setup screen has a back arrow in the top left hand corner which will take you one step back and vice-versa .

Let’s get it started:

Turn your phone on by pressing the power button on the right-hand edge. You may need to hold it for a second until you feel a vibration, which means the phone, is getting on.

  • Swipe across the screen to begin the setup wizard.
  • Select your language - English is at the top of the list to make it easy to find, but if you wish to use a different language just scroll down until you find the one you need, then tap on it to select.
  • Choose your country, this time you will need to scroll down to find India, or if you are elsewhere in the world choose the most appropriate option for your location.
  • You will need to connect your new iPhone 6 to the internet to activate it. This is easiest if connected to a Wi-Fi network. Locate the name of your network in the list, and tap on it to select it.
  • Enter the wireless password (this may be shown on your router, and might be called the WPA key, WEP key, or wireless passphrase) and tap Join.
  • The tick will show that you are connected, and a Wi-Fi symbol shows on the notifications bar at the top of the screen. The iPhone will now activate with Apple automatically, and when that has completed the next screen will appear. This can take several minutes to go through.
  • Choose whether to enable Location services by tapping on the appropriate line. Location services help with mapping, weather apps, etc. all of which need to know where you are.
  • If this is your first iPhone, then you should choose to set up as new iPhone. Tap this line on the screen, then move on to the next step of this guide. If you are upgrading from an older iPhone, you can restore from a backup made of your old handset by tapping on the appropriate option, depending on whether the backup was made through iCloud or iTunes, and following the onscreen prompts to restore your content. If your old iPhone was backed up to your PC, you will now need to plug your new iPhone into your computer to continue. If your old iPhone was backed up to iCloud, all you need to do is sign in with your Apple ID and password and agree to the T&Cs. The iPhone will then start to restore but this could take several hours depending on the amount of data it needs to download.
  • You will need to use an Apple ID on your new iPhone. This is your account with Apple to download music, films, apps etc, and to manage your handset. If you already have one, perhaps because you already have an iPod or iPad, then Sign in with it, and continue with setting up ICloud. If not, tap Create a Free Apple ID.
  • Your birthday is important when creating an Apple ID for two reasons. It forms part of the security information you may be asked for when resetting your Apple ID password, but most importantly it controls what content you are able to download from the iTunes and App stores - age-restricted items will only be offered to those old enough according to the date of birth entered here). Choose your birthday by scrolling the date wheels at the bottom of the screen, then tap next.
  • Enter your name and tap Next to proceed.
  • Choose an email address to associate with your Apple ID. You can use a current email address you already have access to, or create a free iCloud address. We would recommend setting up a new, free iCloud email account to use as your Apple ID, as it keeps everything to do with your iPhone together in one place. If you have an old Apple ID linked to an expired email address, there's a link at the bottom of the screen to help gain access to that account.
  • If you chose to create a free iCloud email address, you now have to choose what that address will be. You can choose almost anything, but if your chouce has already been used you will be invited to try again. When you are ready to proceed, tap Next.
  • You will see a confirmation screen regarding creating your free iCloud account, double check what you have entered as you cannot change this once it has been submitted. When you are happy to proceed, tap Create.
  • Create and verify the password you wish to use with your Apple ID. This must comply with the guidelines shown onscreen, and when you're satisfied with your password, tap Next.
  • Create three security questions, with answers. Tap on the Question line to pick one of the choices of questions, then give your Answer below, pressing Next to move on each time. These are to help you to reset your Apple password should you forget it, so we'd advise making a note of whet you enter here!
  • Enter a rescue email address. This is an email address you already have access to, in order to help you recover a lost or forgotten password. It is optional, but advisable. Tap Next to continue.
  • Choose whether to receive email updates from Apple - if the switch is green, it's turned on. Tap the switch to change it if you wish, then tap Next.
  • The Terms and Conditions screen will now be displayed. There are several links to allow you to inspect them closely, but in order to use your new iPhone you will have to agree to them. Do this by tapping Agree.
  • Prove you really agree by tapping Agree again!
  • Choose whether to use iCloud. This is Apple's online synchronization service, allowing you to share your contacts, calendars and media between all your iCloud compatible devices - iPods, iPads etc. This also helps you keep your important data secure by backing up your contacts, calendars and camera roll photos. Tap Use iCloud to turn this on (recommended) or tap Dont Use iCloud if you'd rather not. You can always change this later on.
  • If you turned on iCloud, you will see a screen telling you about the Find My iPhone service. There is a link to more information, and when you're ready to move on, tap Next.
  • You will then be asked about setting up Touch ID, which is Apple's name for it's fingerprint recognition system, allowing you to use your fingerprint in place of your passcode or password. Tap either Set Up Now or Set Up Later to continue.
  • If you want to set up Touch ID, the screen will guide you through the steps required. Due to the way the iPhone 6 takes the screenshots we're illustrating this guide with (using the Home button), we can't show you the screens relating to the Touch ID setup, but we can tell you how to do it! Place your finger onto the home button, lifting it off and replacing it as requested. When the iPhone has successfully scanned your fingerprint, you will see a success screen. Tap Continue.
  • Once this is done, it will ask you to Create a Passcode as a backup to using your fingerprint. Type in a four digit code, then confirm it by entering it again.
  • You will now be given the option to use Touch ID for Purchases, such as in the App Store. Enable this by tapping that option.
  • If you chose not to set up Touch ID, then you will still be asked whether you wish to set up a passcode to secure your iPhone 6. Always a good idea, we would certainly recommend doing this, so to set up Passcode lock just enter your chosen 4 digit code, and then confirm it by entering it again. If they don't match, you'll be asked to do it
  • The next screen talks about iCloud Keychain, which is Apple's secure method of sharing your stored password and payment information across all your Apple devices. You can Set Up iCloud Keychain by tapping that option, but this can be configured at any time in the future, so you can Set Up Later if you wish.
  • You will then be asked whether to use Siri. Siri is voice control, taken a lot further. It allows you to search, send messages, check information, all without having to flick through individual apps. Choose whether to Use Siri or not by tapping on the line.
  • You can choose whether to feed information back to Apple for diagnostic purposes, or not. There's more information available on how that data is used by tapping on the link at the bottom of the page. Tap to decide whether to Automatically Send, or Don't Send information to Apple.
  • App analytics are used by app developers to bring you better, more robust apps. You can choose whether to help by sending back information when apps crash, and other information. Click the link to find out more about how this data is used, then choose by tapping Share with App Developers or Don't Share.
  • Display Zoom allows you view the iPhone 6 in either its standard view, which shows you more information, or zoomed which shows larger text and controls. Tap Choose a view to be taken to samples of both views, or tap Standard or Zoomed to set it without looking at the examples.
  • Tapping the Standard and Zoomed buttons at the top shows you the change in appearance of the home screens.
  • Swipe across and you can view standard and zoomed examples of the messages screen, swipe across again to see what an email looks like in both views.
  • When you have chosen which view you'd like to use, leave that button at the top highlighted, and tap Next.
  • That's the end of the setup wizard! Tap Get Started to finish.

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