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How to Set up New iPhone 7& 7 Plus Correctly

“I got a new iPhone 7 and I like it very much. I want to know how to set up the new iPhone 7 correctly so that I could use it well.”

With the release of new iPhone 7 & 7 Plus, more and more will choose to change their phone to the newly iPhone 7/7 Plus. Besides, iPhone 7& 7 Plus is also a best choice to be sent as the present. However, if you are the fresh man of iPhone, the setup process can be a little daunting, especially if you’re not sure what settings to turn on or off.

Luckily, Apple makes it really easy to set up the iPhone 7& 7 Plus. If you bought the iPhone 7/7 Plus in a carrier store, an employee most like went through the setup process for you, but if you received the device in the mail, you’ll have to go through the setup process yourself and activate the iPhone 7& 7 Plus with your carrier over-the-air. Either you know the setup process or not, here we will walk you through the steps to set up iPhone 7& 7 Plus correctly.

How to Set up iPhone 7& 7 Plus Correctly

Setting up the iPhone 7/7 Plus takes only a few minutes (a bit longer if you need to active it with your carrier). Now let’s start it. When you first see the iOS Setup Assistant, you’ll be greeted with “Hello” in different languages. From these, swipe on the screen to officially get started.

Choose Your Language and Country: Self explanatory.

Choose a Wi-Fi Network: Connecting to WiFi will make the setup process quickier. You can skip this and activate your iPhone over a cellular data connection, but using WiFi will be much quicker most of the time, depending on how fast your WiFi is.

Enable Location Services: Most app use your location to enhance the experience, but it’s absolutely essential that certain apps know your location, such as navigation apps. You’ll want to enable Location Services in order to use these kinds of apps.

Set up Your iPhone: This screen will have you pick one of three options. If this is your first iPhone ever, go ahead and select Set Up as a New iPhone. Otherwise, if you previously owned an iPhone and have a backup of it, you can restore that backup to your new iPhone 7/7 Plus.


Restore from iCloud Backup

If you had a previous iDevice and you made an iCloud backup in advance, you can choose to restore your iPhone 7/7 Plus from an iCloud backup you created before. Follow us to restore your device from iCloud backup: Select Restore from iCloud Backup> Next> Enter your Apple ID and password> Agree to the iCloud terms and conditions> Pick up the correct backup from the list of all the compatible iCloud- hosted backups> Stay Connected and wait for the process to complete.

Restore from iTunes Backup

If you have an iDevice and also backed up to iTunes, you can select this option and connect your iPhone 7/7 Plus to computer with USB cable. Then follow us to restore your new iPhone from iTunes backup: Select Restore from iTunes Backup when the screen asking “Set up Your iPhone as New Device or Restore from a Local Backup”> Choose Restore from this backup> Next> Enter your Apple ID and password> Select the desired backup by its sized and date from pop-up menu> Enter password if you are restoring from an encrypted backup> Wait for the process to complete. Once the process is complete, the setup process continues.

Apple ID: If you owned an iOS device previously, then you have an Apple ID account. Go ahead and log in when you get to this screen. If this is your first Apple device ever, you’ll need to create an Apple ID.

Terms and Conditions: Once you log in to your Apple ID or after your created one, you’ll need to agree to Apple’s Terms and Conditions by tapping on Agree in the lower-right corner of the screen. Then, the iPhone 7/7 Plus will take a few moments to set up your Apple ID.

iCloud: You can either use or not use Apple’s iCloud. iCloud lets you sync certain iOS settings and information across iOS devices. You can also use iCloud to backup your settings wirelessly to the Cloud. Using iCloud is your choice, but if you want Find My iPhone activated, you have to use iCloud.

Find My iPhone: If you do choose to use iCloud, the next screen will explain Find My iPhone and your iPhone 7/7 Plus will activate the service by default. Just go ahead and tap Next.

iMessage and FaceTime: The next screen will set up iMessages and FaceTime, and you can choose what e-mail address and numbers that you want associated with these services by tapping on them to check or uncheck them from the list.

Touch ID: This screen allows you to set up your iPhone 7/7 Plus’s Touch ID fingerprint sensor. This process takes a few minutes, depending on how many fingers you want to set up for it, so you can skip it and access it later in the settings if you wish. Otherwise, you can begin setting it up by placing your finger on the Touch ID home button to begin the Touch ID setup process.

iCloud Keychain: If you chose to use iCloud in previous steps, you’ll be asked whether or not you want to use iCloud Keychain, which can keep credit card info, passwords, etc. in sync across your various Apple device

Siri: If you want to use Apple’s voice-activated virtual assistant, this is where you can enable or disable it.

Diagnostics: Diagnostics and usage data consists of pretty much everything you do on your iPhone 7/7 Plus, and when enabled, it sends it all to Apple “anonymously” in an effort to improve the iOS experience, but we all know that’s kind of bologna. Enabling this feature gives Apple permission to track everything you do, so we’d recommend choosing Don’t Send.

App Analytics: This is similar to Diagnostics, and it allows app developers to log app crashes and other information about how you use their apps. Go ahead and select Don’t Share.

Display Zoom: This is where you can choose what kind of view you want on your iPhone 7/7 Plus. Standard is the standard view of iOS, while Zoomed essentially makes everything bigger on your screen, which is perfect for those with less-than-ideal eyesight.

Finally, tap on Get Started on Welcome Page to enter Home screen and start using your new iPhone 7/7 Plus.

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