How to Configure Your Mobile iPhone for the First Time?

When you buy a new iPhone from wholesale distributors, especially if it’s your first iPhone, there are literally hundreds (maybe thousands) of things to learn how to do. But you have to start somewhere, and that somewhere should be the basics. Although these tips just scratch the surface of what you can do with an iPhone, they will get you on your way to becoming a professional user of iPhones.

Set Language and Location

The first step in the activation of the iPhone is to set the location where you will use it. This involves selecting the language you want to use the appliance and your country of origin.


Start playing in the language you want to use, and then tap the next button in the upper right corner of the screen.

With that done, tap on the country in which you want to use the phone (that won’t stop him using it elsewhere, but determines the country of origin) and click the next button.

Wi-Fi Services and Location

The next option is to connect to a Wi-Fi network, if you have one. This is not necessary, but if you have a Wi-Fi network where you are activating your iPhone, tap on it and then enter the password (if you have one). Your iPhone will remember the password from now on and you will be able to connect to the network at any time that you are with the wireless option on. Tap the next button to continue.

The next thing you need to decide when to activate your iPhone is if you want to enable location services or not. Location Service are iPhone’s GPS features, features that allow you to get driving directions, find movies and restaurants nearby, and other things that depend on know your location. Touch your choice, and then tap Next, in the upper right corner to continue.

Initial Settings of the iPhone

Then you have to choose how you want to configure the iPhone. There are three options:

Set up as a new iPhone: this is your choice, if you haven’t had an iPhone, iPad or iPod before. This means that you are starting from scratch;

Restore from Backup iCloud Backup: If you haven’t had an iOS device before this does not apply to you. However, if you have used the iCloud to backup your data, applications, and other content from other devices, choose this to download your iCloud account to your iPhone;

Restore from Backup in iTunes: again, this won’t work if you didn’t have an iPhone, iPod or iPad before. If you had, however, you can install your apps, music, settings, and other data about the new iPhone from the backups that you already have on your PC. This is not necessary. You can always set up as new user, if you want. But it is an option that makes the transition to a new device smoother.

Touch of your choice, and then tap the next button at the top to continue.

Create or Enter Your Apple ID

Once this is done, you will be prompted to enter or an existing Apple ID or create a new one. Your Apple ID is an account that you will use for a lot of things, since the purchase in iTunes using iCloud to make contact with the media and more. If you have an existing Apple ID that you used with a previous Apple product or to buy in iTunes, log in here.

If not, you will have to create a. Tap the button to create a new Apple ID and follow the instructions on the screen. You will need to enter information such as your birthday, name and email address to create your account.

Activate iCloud

You will see a screen or two of the terms and conditions. You are required to agree to them in order to use your iPhone, then go ahead and agree.

Once you have done this, you will have a couple of options related to iCloud, a free web-based service from Apple and offering guests a lot of things. Generally speaking, iCloud lets you:

Use the Find My iPhone;

Download again from purchases on iTunes;

Use the PhotoStream for storing and accessing photos online;

Save and access pages, notes, numbers and documents online;

Data backup and restoration from backup over the Internet;

Use iCloud as a central account to your calendar, contact and email and sync them to devices compatible with iCloud;

Use iTunes Match;

Your iCloud account will be added to your Apple ID.

To enable the iCloud, slide the switch to On/on, or Off/Off and tap Next.

Then decide where you want to back up your iPhone. If you choose the iCloud, your data will be copied to the iCloud daily via Wi-Fi. It has a number of advantages: the data will not be on your computer, a hard drive failure cannot lose them, you can restore via the Internet. But you may want to back up your iPhone to your computer each time you synchronize.

Tap the option you want, and then tap the next button to continue.

Find My iPhone

Then you have to decide if you want to enable Find My iPhone. It allows you to use the phone’s GPS to locate a lost or stolen iPhone so you can retrieve it. If you lose your iPhone, you will be happy to be able to find it.

Touch to make your choice, then tap next to continue.

Activate Siri And Complete the Activation

This step applies only to models with 4S and 5. Here, you need to decide whether you want to activate, iPhone voice Assistant that you can talk to perform actions.

Siri is one of the coolest features of iPhone 4S and the iPhone 5. I recommend enabling, but not necessary. Make your choice and press the next button to go to the final steps.

Apple, then asks if you want to share information about your iPhone. Basically information about how the iPhone is working and if it fails, etc, no personal information is shared with them. This helps to improve the overall experience of using the iPhone, but is strictly optional.

Once You Have Done That, You’re Ready to Go!

Since you do not configure the iPhone using iCloud’s data or a backup, you will need to add content to your iPhone from your PC. To do this, learn how to sync your iPhone, download some apps and make good use of your new appliance.