If you’re coming from Android, be sure to download the Move to iOS Android app from Google Play. On the Applications and data Screen During the setup process for your new iPhone, tap Transfer data from Android. Go back to your Android phone, open the app, and tap CompleteAnd follow the instructions from there. You can’t transfer everything, but you can bring your own contacts, messages, photos, videos, calendars, and email accounts. Some apps will even make the jump.
Set up your new iPhone
Stick the SIM card to your new iPhone and hold the Power button to turn it on. You will be greeted with the Apple logo and the word “Hello” in many languages. Follow the onscreen instructions to connect to your Wi-Fi network, set up a six-digit passcode, Face ID, your Apple ID, and iCloud account, and activate Find My Phone and Location Services. You’ll also be asked if you want to set up Siri (you do!), which involves saying a few phrases so the Assistant can recognize your voice.
There seems to be a lot of decisions and input, but the whole process only takes a few minutes. Even better, none of these options are binding; You can find them all again later in Settings Implementation.
After you’ve done the basics, it’s time to make this beauty truly your own, by adding it to all your contacts, apps, and content. You can do it the easy way or the hard way. The path you choose will likely depend on whether this is your first iPhone or iPad.
If you’re an Apple vet and your old iPhone is on hand, try Quick Start for the quickest route to setting up your new iPhone. Simply bring your new iPhone closer to your old device, and confirm that you want to use the same Apple ID on the new device. The animation should appear on your new device; Move your mouse over it until that image appears in the viewfinder. Enter your password when prompted, and you’re on your way to setting up Face ID. From there, you can choose exactly what you want to back up, and which settings — including for your Apple Watch, if you have one — you want to transfer.
Alternatively, you can simply choose Restore from iCloud Backup or Restore from iTunes Backup. Then enter your Apple ID and password, and go to Peppermint mocha while your iPhone restarts with all settings, preferences, apps, and more. In other words, it will be just like your old device, but…newer.
If this is Apple’s first rodeo, or you just want a fresh start and want to play in the rosters, select Set up as a new phone, which will achieve exactly what it looks like. People coming from Android, remember that you can use the Move to iOS app when accessing Applications and data Screen part of the setup process. You may also be interested in Useful iPhone Tips for Previous Android Users.