If you are lucky enough to get a brand new iPhone, there is plenty for you to enjoy. Whether it’s a very premium version iPhone 13 Pro Max, be more convenient for the wallet iPhone SE (2020) Or something in between, you’ll be able to take advantage of flexible software, a wealth of apps, and great cameras.
If you’re new to the Apple ecosystem or if it’s been a while since you last changed phones, there’s a lot to learn about getting started with your new iPhone.
Best, we have put together this guide that not only helps you get started with your new phone but also makes sure that you can get the settings from an old one along the way.
So let’s get started!
Back up your current iPhone
First of all, make sure you back up your personal data, photos, and everything else on your current iPhone (if you have one).
You can do this in two different ways, either by connecting your iPhone to a computer (PC or Mac) or by backing up to iCloud. If you want to do this via a computer, you need to have all your iPhone passwords and codes handy, as you will need to confirm that you trust the computer connection during the process.
on a computer Then you need to use iTunes. Connect your iPhone to your computer, then open iTunes, find the small iPhone icon in the upper left corner of the iTunes window, and click it. Select the “Summary” menu option, then “Backup Now”.
on a Mac Then the backup is no longer associated with iTunes. When you connect your iPhone, you’ll find it instead in the Finder sidebar. Click on your iPhone in the sidebar and select “General” then “Backup all data on iPhone to this computer” and then “Backup Now”.
iCloud Backup It is undoubtedly the easiest way because you can do it directly through your device. Connect your iPhone to a suitable wifi, open Settings, tap on your name and then iCloud.
Then go to iCloud Backup, make sure it is turned on and click on Backup Now to make an existing copy and wait until your phone notifies you that it is ready.
Restore from backup on your new device
No matter which method you chose to use to back up your old phone, it’s easy to restore your new device from it, it’s just an integral part of the iPhone booting process.
When you first start up your device (or after a reset), you will be greeted with a “Welcome” screen. Then connect your phone to the appropriate wifi as soon as possible.
When you get to Apps & Data, you get a chance to rebuild from your iCloud copy, from your Mac or PC or directly from another iPhone or Android phone.
To restore your new device from iCloud, you need to sign in with your Apple ID and choose the backup you want to restore from. If you have more than one backup, make sure you select the one with the correct date.
Once you select a backup, the restore process will begin. You may need to update iOS during the process and in that case, your phone will tell you that. You may also need to sign in with your Apple ID again in the meantime, to reset apps and other purchases, so keep an eye on what happens.
If you want to restore from a Mac or PC, now connect your new phone to your computer, select your iPhone in iTunes or Finder as described earlier and click “Restore Backup…” and make sure you select the correct backup if there is more to choose from between them.
Restoring from backup can take a while, but by doing so, you get all the content from your old device very smoothly. Finally, your device will restart before you can start using it.
Switch from Android to iPhone
Believe it or not, switching from an Android device to an Apple device has never been easier. This is thanks to the fact that Apple has released an app in the Google Play Store called simply “Go to iOS‘, an app that allows you to do just that.
If you want more information on how to switch from Android to iPhone, you can take a look at our guide.
Prepare your old iPhone for sale
Planning to give away your old iPhone to a friend or relative? Maybe resell it for some money? Apple devices have a reputation for maintaining value over a long period of time, which makes it a good idea to resell them when you switch to a newer device, especially if they are in good condition.
It is easy to restore your old device, delete all personal data and prepare it for a new user. Just make sure to follow the guide above to back up all the data first.
On the iPhone you want to sell or give away, go to Settings, tap your name and then Sign Out. Now you will need to enter your Apple ID password and then “Power off”.
When you do this, your Apple ID is logged out of the phone and thus the ability to track it via the “Find” app.
Then go back to Settings, go to General and Transfer or Reset iPhone. Then tap Delete All Content and Settings, enter your lock code and the phone will be reset to factory settings.
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