Congrats on the purchase of the iPhone! If you have not previously used the products of Apple, then I foresee a series of questions to which I myself once sought answers. Therefore, here I tried to collect information that will help you in the first time. A kind of instruction for beginners how to set up the iPhone, and what you need to do after purchasing the phone. By the way, if you have checks from the store to the purchased iPhone, do not rush to throw them away, they can come in handy.
1. Transfer contacts to iphone from another phone
If the iPhone is your first phone in life, then old friends will not get any problems.
For those who have accumulated a decent number of entries in the phone book, transferring them to a new device can cause some problems. To automatically transfer contacts to your iPhone from another phone, there are several methods described here.
2. Create an Apple ID and register in the App Store
Without an Apple ID with a smartphone, you can not do anything, just call. This is your account on the Apple server, which gives you access to all the features of the iPhone: install applications, backup, update the firmware, lock in case of loss or theft.
For this, the next step is to register an Apple ID, and in the Apple app store.
Very important! Do not lose the Apple ID and do not give it to everyone. Knowing the access data to your Apple ID, you can lock your smartphone!
To unlock, you will need to contact Apple support. And to prove your legal possession of the phone you will need checks from the store, which I recommended to leave …
All apps purchased on your App Store will be available to you at all times. I changed more than one generation of the iPhone but the Apple ID I had left alone.
How to create an Apple ID can be read here.
Having registered an account, you become the official user of iPhone.
3. Install iTunes
Earlier without iTunes, you could not download anything on the iPhone. Now there is an opportunity to do without this program. But, if you do not have a home WI-FI, then this is the only way to do something with a smartphone.
iTunes is not only a media player, but also a data synchronization system with the iPhone. Without it, it would not be possible to get a native way to upload music, photos, or rigtonos to the device. In addition, iTunes provides access to the company’s online store iTunes Store, allowing you to make purchases and rent movies. Therefore, I recommend that all newcomers deal with this program.
You can download the latest version for free from the Apple website.
Then connect the phone to the computer via a native USB cable. The computer recognizes the device and launches the iTunes application.
Now you will need to configure your profile and set a name for the device and settings. In a consequence, they can always be changed. In management, aytyuns is not very convenient. This is the worst thing that came up with Apple. But over time, everyone gets used to it.
Now you can create a music library and upload music to your iphone. There is also access to the photo gallery and phone book.
Setting iPhone in this program is an important but optional item. You can not do without it if you want to download your music, movies and ringtones to your phone.
4. Installing applications on iPhone
Now that you have an account in the App Store, you can try to install some free software.
Here is the installation manual.
In apprstora often pass sales or even distribution programs, the latest relevant proposals can always be found here.
Information about all your purchases in the store is stored on Apple servers, and even if you accidentally erased the program, or something terrible happened that zeroed out all the contents of your phone. You always have the option to restore the content, once again downloading the program from the store.
You can delete the program by pressing the icon for a couple of seconds. Icons will begin to tremble and a cross will appear next to them.
5. Setting up mail
Mail setup is detailed here. I recommend that you synchronize your phone book with Google’s phone book. To do this, you need to create a mail account on the google server.
Why Google? Unlike OutLook, it is independent of the computer, and unlike iCloud it does not depend on Apple. In addition, if you need to transfer contacts from your old phone, or vice versa, to drop the address book to another phone, then through google it will be much easier. Utilities of many manufacturers support this format.
6. Wi-Fi network
If you do not have a wi-fi point at home, it’s worth taking care of it. This will give you freedom from the computer and iTunes. You can install the programs through the App Store directly from your phone. And in the latest version of the firmware you can synchronize the music and update the operating system directly via wi-fi, even without connecting the iPhone to the computer. Select a point and configure the phone to work with it is not difficult.