If you recently bought a new iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus – then you’ll need advice on how to set it up as a brand new phone. We’ve created a guide on how to set up Touch ID, restore or transfer your data and customize your Home button.
Turn On Your iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus Or iPad
When you first turn on your device you’ll see “Hello” in many languages. Simply press the Home button to unlock your device and start the set up.
Select Your Language And Country
When asked, choose your language. Then select your country or region. This will affect how information is displayed on your device, including date, time, contacts and more.
Activate Your iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus Or iPad
You’ll need to connect to a Wi-Fi network, cellular network or iTunes to continue setting up your new iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus or iPad.
Tap the Wi-Fi network that you want to use. If you’re setting up an iPhone or iPad, you might want to insert your SIM card first.
Next, you’ll need to enable Location Services, a feature you need for apps like Maps and Find My Friends.
Set Up Touch ID And Passcode
With some devices, you’ll be able to set up Touch ID. With Touch ID, you can use your fingerprint to unlock your devices and make purchases.
Next, you’ll need to create a six-digit passcode to help protect your data. To use features like Touch ID and Apple Pay you’ll need a passcode. If you decide you don’t want a passcode, tap Passcode Options.
Restore Or Transfer Your Data
If you have an iCloud, you can restore or transfer your data from your old device to your new device. If you don’t have another device or backup, select Set Up As New iPhone.
Sign In With Your Apple ID
Enter your Apple ID and password or tap Don’t have an Apple ID. You can then create an Apple ID or choose to decide to set it up at a later time. Next, you’ll have to accept the iOS Terms and Conditions. Once signed in your with your Apple ID, follow the next steps to set up Apple Pay, iCloud Drive and iCloud Keychain.
Set Up Siri
You can choose to use Siri, Apple’s personal assistant that will help you get things done. Siri can do everything from send your messages, make calls, check your calendar and more. Just say “Hey Siri” and ask your questions. For example, you can say, “Hey Siri, how’s the weather?
Customize Your Home Button
Whether you own an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus, you can customize how your Home button responds to you when you press it. Simply select an option, and press the Home button to test it out. To see the one you like best, tap Next. You can also skip this screen or set up your Home button later by going to Settings.