If you have just purchased a new iPhone 11 device, one of the first things you will have to figure out is how to set up new iPhone 11 before you can begin using it. Thankfully, the process of setting up iPhone 11 has become quite easy over the years as Apple keeps trying to make the process a lot more seamless for users.
In the past, setting up a new iPhone was a lot more complicated. Users had to copy passwords manually just to access the home screen. These days, you just need to do a few things to move from your old device to a new iOS device. In this post, we go over the process of setting up your new device whether it is the new iPhone 11 or the iPhone 11 pro.
Before you begin
To make the process of setting up your new iPhone a lot more seamless, you will need to have the following things in place.
- Internet connection: this could be a Wi-Fi network or stable cellular data with good amount of data.
- Apple ID and Password: if you don’t have these already, then you will create one during the setup process.
- Your previous device: you can transfer all your data from your old iPhone or Android device. We will go over both processes in this guide. Also, you can simply restore your data from a backup of the previous device.
- You may also need your credit or debit card information if you intend to add a card to your Apple Pay during the setup process.
With all of these in place, you can power on your device to get started. To do this,
Upgrading from an old iPhone to a New iPhone 11 – How to set up new iPhone 11 manually
This is what you do if you do not have an old phone or you are not interested in copying your old data and settings. After turning on your device for the first time, you will be prompted to begin set up. Tap continue to get started. You simply need to follow the prompts to set things up. You will be prompted to choose your preferred language, connect to a Wi-Fi network, input your Apple ID password among other settings.
How to set up new iPhone 11 automatically
If your previous IPhone iPad or iPod touch runs on IPadOS 13, iOS 11, or any of the later versions, Apple has a quick and easy way to automatically set things up known as Quick Start. All you need to do is bring the two devices close to each other during the setup process. Follow the onscreen prompts to securely copy all your settings, device preferences, and your iCloud Keychain on your new device. Once this is done, you can restore the rest of your data directly from iTunes or iCloud backup.
Apple also has a provision to wirelessly transfer all your data to your new iPhone directly if both devices run on iPadOS 13, iOS 12.4, or later. Be sure to keep both phones plugged into a power source while you do this.
Alternatively, you can transfer data over a wired connection between the two devices. If you choose to use this method, you will need to plug your old iPhone into the new one using a lightening USB 3 camera adapter.
Switching from Android phone to iPhone
If your old device was an Android phone, you can also transfer your data from your old phone to your new one. To do this, you will need to download the Move iOS app from Google Play on your old phone. This is an Android App built by Apple which makes it easy to automatically and securely move data between your Android and your new iPhone. Note that you need to do this during the setup process. If you already completed the setup, you will have to erase your iPhone and restart setup. Otherwise, you have to move your data manually.
This article will be a good guide if you are switching from Android to iPhone.
Checklist of other things to do
When you are done with set up, there are some other things you may decide to do. This includes:
- Setting up your Apple ID.
- Switching on Siri.
- Setting up Apple Pay.
- Set up face id or Touch ID.
- Set up Haptic Touch.
- Software updates and customization.
As you can see, setting up iPhone 11 is easy and straightforward. You are unlikely to encounter any issues. And if you do, getting technical support is easy. Thanks to Apple’s new innovations like Quick Start and the Move iOS app for android you will find the steps on how to set up new iPhone 11 simple and easy to follow.