Got a New iPhone? This is What You Should Do

Aleksandra Mednikova —  August 23, 2013 — Leave a comment

Congratulations! You are now a proud owner of an iPhone. This magical little device will open up a new world to you. But before you start experimenting with it, there are some things you need to know. Well actually there is a lot to know about the iPhone, but let me cut down to the basic tips.

New iPhone

Activating your iPhone

If it’s your first iPhone, the process of activation will depend on the iPhone model and operating system version you’re using. If you have iPhone 3G, the process is a combination of iTunes and in-store related activation. When you buy the iPhone, the Apple store staff will guide you about it.

Installing iTunes

iTunes is not simply a program for storing and playing music. This tool also lets you manage all your music and video files, photos, apps, and other things using your iPhone. It has many settings regarding what goes live on your iPhone.
To take advantage of the huge number of amazing apps on the App Store or the iTunes Store, you need to have an iTunes account. This free account enables you to buy apps, movies, music, and more at iTunes and is also a part of Find My iPhone, iCloud, FaceTime, and other great iPhone technologies.

Syncing your iPhone

You can manage the content that is added or removed by syncing your iPhone. To sync the iPhone to your computer, plug the iPhone cable into the phone and connect it to the computer’s USB port. When you do this, your phone automatically begins to sync and you don’t have to do anything.

Configuring iCloud

Having iCloud makes using your iPhone much easier, especially when you have multiple devices with your apps or music on them. iCloud has the ability to take data backups on Apple’s servers with single click re-installation over the Internet. With iCloud, you can re-download anything bought from the iTunes Store. So your purchases are always available even if you happen to delete them by mistake.

iCloud’s Find My iPhone feature allows you to use the built-in GPS to get your phone’s exact location on a map so you can track it at all times.

Using apps

The iPhone has a cool collection of built-in apps. Learn to make the most of these for regular activities such as browsing, emailing, viewing photos, hearing music, and of course calling.

Once you become familiar with the built-in apps, you can visit the App Store for various types of new programs to help you with your workouts, menu planning, and more.

Aleksandra Mednikova

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