Ho, Ho, Ho, Merry Christmas to all! Did Santa Claus leave an iPhone underneath a Christmas tree? If so, it might be an ascent from an comparison device, or it might be your initial iPhone. It’s elementary to set adult a new iPhone and quit your apps, content, and settings from an aged one, or even quit from an Android phone. In this week’s column, we go over a routine to set adult a new iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
Set adult a new iPhone
Q: we got a new iPhone for Christmas. What should we do to get it adult and running?
Congratulations. we don’t know if this is your initial iPhone, or if you’re upgrading to a new iPhone, so I’ll cover both scenarios. The same procession also relates to a iPad and iPod touch. And if you’re switching from Android, Apple creates this easy too.
If we already possess an iPhone, you’ll wish to quit from a aged phone to a new one, maintaining your apps, content, and settings. There are dual ways to do this, one regulating iCloud, and one regulating iTunes.
Back adult your aged device
A lot of people use iPhones and iPads though ever joining them to a mechanism and never syncing them with iTunes. While this is possible, it does make a emigration routine a bit some-more complicated. If we don’t wish to use iTunes, make certain that iCloud backups are incited on. Go to Settings iCloud Backup. If iCloud Backup isn’t toggled on, do so. Then daub Back Up Now, and wait until your device has finished subsidy up. (This could be a good time to representation some chestnuts roasting on an open fire…)
Since your iPhone sends information to Apple’s servers when it backs adult regulating iCloud, a time it takes depends on your Internet connection. If we have a delayed connection, it could take a prolonged time. So we suggest joining your iPhone to your computer—if we have one—and regulating iTunes. Also, if we ever have a problem with your iPhone and need to revive it, we can do it some-more fast regulating iTunes. Note that an iCloud backup won’t store your song or videos, unless they’re purchased from a iTunes Store. (See this Apple technical document for a full list of what iCloud backs up.)
When a device is connected, click a idol in a iTunes navigation bar, afterwards click Summary. Check Encrypt iPhone Backup and enter a password. If we do this, iTunes can behind adult many of your passwords and settings, and revive them to a new iPhone; we won’t need to configure as many settings on a new device. Click Back Up Now to have iTunes start doing a work.
Set Up a new device
Once you’ve corroborated adult your aged device, it’s time to set adult a new one. If it is an iPhone or an iPad with a mobile connection, trip your SIM label in a device. You’ll find a SIM tray eject apparatus in a box with your iPhone.
When we spin a device on, we see a Hello screen. Swipe to start a setup procedure. Select your nation and language, select a Wi-Fi network and enter a password, and confirm if we wish to spin on Location Services. (You should; if not, we can’t use Maps and some other apps.)
Next, set a passcode and, if your device supports it, Touch ID. This latter record lets we use a fingerprint instead of typing your passcode. You still have to form a passcode occasionally, though many of a time, when we clear a device, and when we squeeze calm from a App Store or iTunes Store, we can only hold a home symbol rather than type.
At this stage, your iPhone or iPad will ask if we wish to revive from an iCloud backup, revive from an iTunes backup, set adult a new device, or quit from Android.
- To revive from an iCloud backup, enter your Apple ID and password. And wait. Maybe try some egg nog now?
- To revive from iTunes, bond a new iPhone to your computer, and select a backup we done earlier. This will be a lot faster than restoring from iCloud.
- To quit from Android, we start by installing a Move to iOS app on your Android phone. Apple explains a routine here.
If you’re regulating your initial iPhone and not migrating anything, or if you’re only upgrading to a device regulating iOS 9, we should check out the Settings app, so we can tweak a approach your device works. Check out a new Hey Siri! feature, learn how to use content blockers to make your web browsing some-more efficient, and learn some of the coolest facilities in iOS 9.
Enjoy your new device! Merry Christmas!
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