Setting up iPhone manually as a new device

Apple iPhone 6 Plus on iOS 12.0.0

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Upon receiving a new device (or performing a factory data reset on your current device), you will need to follow the Initial Setup steps to activate and configure your device.

  1. Note: For this tutorial, we're showing how to manually set up iPhone as a new device through a simplified pathway. You can also restore content from previous accounts or devices, but steps may vary based on what you choose.

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    Press the Home button to get started.

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  3. Step 2/26

    Select your language.

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  4. Step 3/26

    Select your country or region.

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  5. Step 4/26

    Tap Set Up Manually.

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    Select a Wi-Fi network you'd like to connect to.

    Note: Wi-Fi hotspots may have security limitations. If necessary, enter a password and tap Join.

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    Tap Continue.

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    Tap Set Up Touch ID Later.

    Note: iPhone has fingerprint recognition called Touch ID. This allows you to unlock iPhone, just by touching the Home button / Touch ID sensor.

    Note: For this tutorial, we're skipping Touch ID setup. You can enable Touch ID, but steps may vary based on what you choose. You can also adjust your Touch ID preferences later in settings.

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  9. Step 8/26

    Tap Don't Use.

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    Tap Passcode Options.

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  11. Step 10/26

    Tap Don't Use Passcode.

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  12. Step 11/26

    Tap Don't Use Passcode again.

    Note: For this tutorial, we're skipping passcode security setup. You can enable passcode security, but steps may vary based on what you choose. You can also adjust your passcode preferences later in settings.

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  13. Step 12/26

    Tap Set Up as New iPhone.

    Note: For this tutorial, we're showing how to manually set up iPhone as a new device. You can also restore content from previous accounts or devices, but steps may vary based on what you choose.

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    Tap the Apple ID field.

    Note: If you don't have an Apple ID account yet, tap Don't have an Apple ID or forgot it?.

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    Enter your Apple ID.

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    Tap Next.

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    Enter your password.

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  18. Step 17/26

    Tap Next.

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    Tap Agree.

    Note: Review all terms and conditions before proceeding.

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  20. Step 19/26

    Tap Continue.

    Note: Express Settings is a faster setup experience that automatically enables Siri and Location Services.

    Note: For this tutorial, we're enabling Express Settings during setup. You can customize settings instead, but steps may vary based on what you choose.

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    Tap Update Manually.

    Note: For this tutorial, we're skipping automatic updates for iPhone during setup. You can enable automatic updates, but steps may vary based on what you choose. You can also adjust your update preferences later in settings.

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    Tap Set Up in Settings Later.

    Note: Screen Time is a feature that creates weekly reports based off your usage behavior. You can also use Screen Time to set up parental controls for a child's device.

    Note: For this tutorial, we're skipping Screen Time during setup. You can enable Screen Time, but steps may vary based on what you choose. You can also adjust your Screen Time preferences later in settings.

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    Tap Don't Share.

    Note: Enabling iPhone analytics helps Apple improve its products and services.

    Note: For this tutorial, we're skipping iPhone analytics during setup. You can enable iPhone analytics, but steps may vary based on what you choose. You can also adjust your iPhone analytics preferences later in settings.

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    Tap Choose a View.

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    Tap Next.

    Note: iPhone has different display zoom settings to adjust the size of your text and controls.

    Note: For this tutorial, we're using the standard display. You can select a different display, but steps may vary based on what you choose. You can also adjust your Display Zoom preferences later in settings.

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  26. Step 25/26

    Tap Get Started to launch iPhone.

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    Step 26 of 26:

    You've completed the steps!

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