If you’ve recently purchased an iPhone or just started using an older model, congratulations! You’ve got a durable, cutting-edge device that’s intuitive to use and a lot of fun to explore. In this guide, we’ll take you through your first few steps and ensure you know all about your shiny new iPhone.
Setting up Your iPhone
If you’re wondering about the best way to proceed after unboxing your iPhone, check out our guide on how to set up a new iPhone. This comprehensive guide takes you through everything you need to know.
Using Your iPhone
Once everything is set up, you’ll be greeted with your home screen, where you can find all the apps available on your phone, from settings and the camera to messages and phonebook. You can browse and navigate the apps on this screen and swipe to the right to view more pages with more apps. There are many things you can do to customize your home screen, including changing the background to make it personal.
Transfer Your Contacts and Data to a New iPhone
If you’re upgrading from an older iPhone, it’s easy to transfer your contacts and data to the new device. Check out our guide on how to transfer contacts from your old phone. For transferring data from other platforms, you may find Google Drive useful.
Creating an Apple ID
Your Apple ID is essential for accessing most Apple services, including the App Store and iCloud. If this is your first time using an Apple product, you’ll need to create an Apple ID. Check out our guide on creating an Apple ID.
Protect Your iPhone with a Case
While iPhones are sturdy and well-made, they can be damaged easily if dropped. We highly recommend getting a case for your new phone to keep it safe. Check out our review of the most stunning iPhone cases available, or our most secure iPhone cases if safety is a top priority.
The iPhone is packed with useful features that you’ll discover over time. Check out our best iPhone tips and tricks to make the most out of using your new phone.
1. Can I transfer my data and contacts without iCloud?
Yes, if you’re moving to a new iPhone you can use the Quick Start feature to transfer your important data from your old iPhone to your new device without using iCloud.
2. How do I customize my iPhone’s home screen?
You can customize your iPhone’s home screen by holding down on any app icon until the icons start shaking. You can drag or move apps around, create folders or swipe right to access additional pages of apps you’ve downloaded.