Whether you have just joined the Apple ecosystem or upgraded to the latest iPhone 13, setting up your new phone can be an exciting experience. Here’s everything you need to know about quickly setting up your iPhone 13.
But first, understand the options you have when it comes to setting up your new phone.
- Set up from scratch and use it as new: You can set up every setting from scratch if you want nothing to do with your old phone. It is also the ideal option if you’ve never used a smartphone before.
- Restore the settings and data from your old iPhone: If you were using an iPhone before upgrading to iPhone 13, you can move contacts to a new iPhone and get all the data via the Internet with iCloud. You can also transfer data via Finder or iTunes.
- Import from Android: If you switch to iOS from Android, you need to transfer data by downloading apps like Move to iOS from the Google Play Store. Other apps allow you to transfer data to your new iPhone from your old Android, such as Mobile-Trans Phone Transfer.
Now that you are clear on your setting up options, let’s move on to the different steps you need to take to start using your brand new iPhone 13.
- Things to do when you switch on your new iPhone
When you turn on your iPhone for the first time, the phone will say ‘Hello’ in different languages. It doesn’t matter whether you are setting up from scratch, importing from Android, or restoring from iPhone, this message is inevitable.
You have to swipe up to get started and choose your language. Also, select your region or country. At this point, you can tap on Quick Start to transfer data from your old phone automatically and complete the setup process.
You need to choose a Wi-Fi network or turn on cellular data. Then, tap Continue after reading Apple’s Data & Privacy information. Then, tap Continue to set up Face ID and create a password. If you wish to skip this step, you can tap Set Up Later.
- Setting up your iPhone 13 from scratch
Whether this is your first iPhone and you don’t want to carry over your Android data or your latest iPhone, and you want to start afresh, the option is to set up your iPhone 13 as new.
It would be best to tap Set up as New iPhone > enter or create an Apple ID and passcode > go through Apple’s terms, and conditions and tap Agree to confirm > set up iCloud Keychain and Apple Pay. You need to set up Siri and say, ‘Hey Siri.’ Then, move on to sending Diagnostic Information to Apple by tapping if apps are crashing, or you can tap Don’t Send. It would be best to switch on Display Zoom for larger texts and icons. Then, tap Get Started.
- Switching SIM cards on iPhone
For switching out the SIM cards on your iPhones, you need to locate the SIM card tray. You can use a paper and push it into the small hole to bring out the SIM tray. You can switch the SIM cards or insert a new one as the tray pops out. Then, put the SIM card tray back by pushing it.
- Creating a new Apple ID
While setting up your new iPhone 13, you need to have an Apple ID. If you don’t have one, you must create one. On the Apple ID screen, tap Don’t Have an Apple ID and tap Create a Free Apple ID. Then, you have to type your name, birthday and tap Next > tap Get a free iCloud email address or Use your current email address > type your email address and create a passcode > tap Next > set up the three security questions and select Next > tap Agree to the Terms & Conditions.
If you already have an Apple ID, you can tap on Forgot Password and follow the instructions.
- Transferring data to your new iPhone
When you have unboxed your iPhone, switched it on, and arrived at the Apps & Data screen, you will have to choose from the following options if you want to bring over your data to your new phone from your old phone:
- Restore from iCloud Backup. You need to sign in to your iCloud account and select the most updated backup. Depending on the size of the backup, it might take between a few minutes to a few hours.
- Restore from PC or Mac by connecting your iPhone to your computer. You need to open Finder or iTunes and tap Restore Backup.
- Transfer directly from iPhone by placing your old iPhone near your new phone and following the Quick Start instructions.
So, hopefully, this will get you started on setting up your new iPhone 13. If you follow the instructions, the process is pretty straightforward.