If you're setting up your first iOS device, follow these steps: .
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1. Turn on your device
Press and hold the device's power button until you see the Apple logo. You'll then see "Hello" in many languages. Follow the steps to get started. If you're blind or have low vision, you can turn on VoiceOver or Zoom from the Hello screen.
When asked, choose your language. Then tap your country or region. This affects how information looks on your device, including date, time, contacts and more. At this point, you can tap the blue accessibility button to set up Accessibility Options that can optimize your setup experience and the use of your new device.
2. If you have another device on iOS 11 or later, use Quick Start
If you have another device that's running iOS 11 or later, you can use it to automatically set up your new device with QuickStart. Bring the two devices to close together, then follow the instructions.
If you don’t have another device with iOS 11 or later, tap 'Set Up Manually' to continue.
3. Activate your device
You need to connect to a Wi-Fi network, mobile network, or iTunes to activate and continue setting up your device.
Tap the Wi-Fi network you want to use or select a different option. If you're setting up an iPhone or iPad (Wi-Fi + Cellular), you might need to insert your SIM card first. Get help if you can't connect to Wi-Fi or if you can't activate your iPhone.
4. Set up Face ID or Touch ID and create a passcode
On some devices, you can set up Face ID or Touch ID. With these features, you can use face recognition or your fingerprint to unlock your device and make purchases. Tap Continue and follow the instructions, or tap 'Set Up Later In Settings'.
Next, set a six-digit passcode to help protect your data. You need a passcode to use features like Face ID, Touch ID,, and Apple Pay. If you'd like a four-digit passcode, custom passcode or no passcode, tap 'Passcode Options'.
5. Restore or transfer your information and data
If you don't have a backup or another device, select Don't Transfer Apps & Data.
6. Sign in with your Apple ID
Enter your Apple ID and password, or tap 'Forgot password or don't have an Apple ID?' From there, you can recover your Apple ID or password, create an Apple ID or set it up later. If you use more than one Apple ID, tap 'Use different Apple IDs for iCloud and iTunes?'
When you sign in with your Apple ID, you might be prompted for a verification code from your previous device.
7. Turn on automatic updates and set up other features
On the next screens,
you can decide whether to share information with app developers and allow iOS to update automatically.
8. Set up Siri and other services
Next, you’ll be asked to set up or enable services and features, such as Siri. On some devices, you'll be asked to say a few phrases so that Siri can get to know your voice.
9. Set up Screen Time and more display options
Screen Time gives you an insight into how much time you and your children spend on your devices. It also lets you set time limits for daily app use.
After you've set up Screen Time, you can turn on True Tone if your device supports it, and use Display Zoom to adjust the size of icons and text on your Home screen. If you have an iPhone X or later, learn more about using gestures to navigate your device. If you have an iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8,, or iPhone 8 Plus, you can adjust the click for your Home button.