Got a new iPhone? Here are 10 Things You Should do

BY Rajesh Pandey

Published 25 Dec 2018

New iPhone Setup

Got a new iPhone this Christmas? Then it is time to set it up and enjoy all the new features that it offers. Before you head over to set it up though, check out our recommendation below on how to set up your new iPhone the right way and other tips and tricks you should follow.

Simply follow the ten steps we have mentioned below to set up your iPhone the right way, know the best tips and tricks for it, the accessories to buy for it, and more. These steps will get you up to speed on all the new features of your iPhone in no time at all and also help you select the right case, accessories, and wireless charger for it.

10. Automatically Setup Your new iPhone

If you are already using an iPhone, the process to upgrade to a new one is a relatively straightforward one. This is thanks to a new Automatic Setup feature in iOS. Simply keep your old iPhone near your new iPhone while setting the latter up and you will automatically get a prompt to import all your data and settings from it. This option will come after you are done signing into your iCloud account, setting up iMessage etc.

During the process of importing data from your old iPhone to new iPhone, your old device will show a QR code which you will have to scan using your new iPhone. Both phones will then talk to each other and transfer all the necessary data and settings. Depending on the amount of data to be transferred, the process can take up to 20-30 minutes.

9. Set up Face ID or Touch ID

Set up Face ID Step 1

This goes without saying but make sure to set up Face ID or Touch ID on your new iPhone. Don’t just enter a 6-digit passcode and be done with it. This is because Face ID and Touch ID are more convenient and they add an extra layer of security. Plus, they make logging into websites and apps extremely easy.

If you skipped setting up Face ID or Touch ID the first time around, you can do so from Settings -> Touch ID/Face ID & Passcode.

8. Learn the Basics

Taking a screenshot on the iPhone XS or iPhone XR is a bit different from older iPhones due to the lack of a physical home button. The process is still simple and it is just that the shortcut combo has changed.

Similarly, if you are looking to reset your new iPhone for some reason whatsoever, our guide will help you with that.

7. Gestures to Know

If you got a new iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone X, or iPhone XR, you will find the lack of a Home button on the device jarring. That’s because Apple has completely switched to a gesture-based navigation system on these devices. So before you get started on using your new iPhone, there are some gestures you must know. Read our guide below to know all about the gestures on iPhone XS and iPhone XR.

6. Apps and Games to Try

App Store

Your new iPhone is capable of doing much more than your old iPhone. But for that, you need to use the right set of apps that are capable of using it to its fullest. Check out some of our recommendations for the best apps for your new iPhone that will allow you to the device to its fullest.

5. Learn the Tips and Tricks

Like with every other device, there are some tips and tricks that must know and follow to make the full use of your new iPhone. These tips will help you use the new features of your new iPhone properly and know more about its various features.

4. Accessories to Buy

To go along with your new iPhone, you should consider buying some accessories for it which will complement the device beautifully. We have our own list of recommended accessories that every iPhone XS or iPhone XR should buy which includes the likes of a fast charger, a wireless charger, and more. Check out our recommendations below.

3. Cases to Buy

Your new iPhone is expensive which is why you use must protect is properly using a case. While there are plenty of cases available for iPhones, not all of them are worth your money. Check out our roundup of the best iPhone cases below to help solve your case dilemma.

2. Wireless Chargers

The iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR come with Qi wireless charging capability. This means one can wirelessly charge the phones which is more convenient than using wired charging. If you are confused as to which wireless charger you should buy, make sure to go through our roundup of the best wireless chargers for iPhone XS and iPhone XR. They are all Qi wireless chargers so they will be compatible with all iPhones that support Qi wireless charging.

1. Set up eSIM

Your new iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR come with dual-SIM connectivity and eSIM functionality. This means you can connect to two networks at the same time on a single iPhone. Since there’s only one SIM slot on the device, it relies on the eSIM technology to connect to the second network. If you are wondering how to setup eSIM on your new iPhone XS or iPhone XR, follow our guide below.

How are you liking your new iPhone? Which one did you get this Christmas? Drop a comment and let us know!