IPhone Customization: Simple Steps That Will Save You

Poster for publication Setting up the iPhone

Personally, I’m convinced that it’s silly to pay for the initial configuration of a new iPhone or iPad to store managers or service center employees. In this there is nothing complicated, to damage or disable the device in the process of its adjustment is simply impossible, and consequently save your “blood”. In today’s publication, I’ll tell you about the initial configuration of a newly purchased iOS device or after a flashing.

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  • Set up iPhone by steps
    The first time you launch a new iPhone or iPad, before you see an iOS desktop on your screen, you will need to initialize it, namely:
  • Connect the device to the wireless network (optional);
  • enable or disable geolocation services (you can not skip this step, you will have to choose);
  • configure the iPhone as new or restore from a backup saved in iCloud or on the local computer;
  • Enter your Apple ID or create a new one (this step can be skipped);
  • Accept the Terms of Use (required);
  • create a fingerprint with the Touch ID and set the lock password (you can set up later);
  • specify whether or not to send diagnostics and usage data to Apple (must be selected).

Setting up a new iPhone
Select a Wi-Fi network
Primary iPhone setting – Selecting a wireless network

If you are within range of a wireless network with an Internet connection, connect the device to the Wi-Fi network. This will make it possible to restore the device from a backup copy stored in iCloud (not relevant for new devices).

Enabling / disabling geolocation

Here you can enable or disable geolocation services that allow the Maps application and similar to collect information about your geographic location.

Information about the services of geolocation from the official site of Apple:

“With geolocation services, programs and websites that require location data (including Maps, Camera, Safari, and other Apple and third-party programs) can use information from the cellular network, Wi-Fi networks, GPS and from iBeacon beacons to determine your approximate location. ”
Geolocation services will allow you to track a stolen or lost device in the Find iPhone application from another device or through iCloud. We advise it to be included.

You can enable geolocation services anytime in Settings -> Privacy -> Location Services.

Disabling geolocation services will extend the device from 1 battery charge. You can disable geolocation services for specific services on the device.

Setting up iPhone

On the next screen after Geolocation, you will be offered to configure the iPhone as new, restore it from a backup stored in iCloud or saved on a local disk.

If you are setting up a new iPhone, restoring from a backup copy is not relevant to you, choose “Configure as a new iPhone”.
If you are configuring an iOS device after the firmware has been restored or updated, you can restore all data and settings from the backup at the initial configuration stage, and you can do this without connecting the device to the computer (via iCloud).
Apple ID
Set up an Apple ID on the iPhone the first time you launch it

Next, you will be asked to set up an Apple ID account: you can log in under the existing Apple ID (if you registered it earlier), create a new account or skip this step.

Information for those who do not know what an Apple ID is and why it is needed.

If you have an Apple ID, log in to your account, in the future this ID and password will be defined in the iPhone settings and you do not have to enter it when installing applications from the App Store.

Create a new Apple ID you can directly from the iPhone during the setup process or later through the App Store application or the “iTunes Store, App Store” menu in the device settings.

Terms of Use

Next, you must agree to the terms of use and accept the user agreement. Until you accept the agreement, you can not complete the setup and use the device. Personally, I never read and every time I blindly agree with all its provisions, I am sure that 99% of owners of iOS devices do this.

Touch ID and password
Configuring the Touch ID and Password

The penultimate setting allows you to create a fingerprint with the Touch ID (actual for the iPhone 5s and all future iOS devices with a fingerprint scanner in the “Home” button) and use it to unlock the device (go from the LockScreen to the desktop (HomeScreen )) and authorization in the App Store.

Create a lock password when you first set up your iPhone

In case you can not unlock the iPhone 5s with your finger, after creating a fingerprint, you will be asked to set the lock password.

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