Welcome to the 'Setting up your new iPhone' course. A new iPhone is one that has not belonged to someone before you or a phone that has been reset so it's safe to use. Before you start setting up your new iPhone, it's a good idea to have a mobile phone plan with a service provider, and you should have inserted your SIM card into the phone. You should also have ready access to your home Wifi name and password. If you don't have a SIM or a mobile plan yet you can still set up your phone and be able to follow along with this video. If your iPhone has a physical Home button some of the steps might be slightly different but you can still follow along.
To begin, switch on your iPhone by holding the power button until the Apple symbol appears. When the hello screen appears, swipe up from the bottom of the screen to continue. Next tap your preferred language to set the language your phone will use. We're going to tap English for this demonstration. And now tap Australia. It's safe to tell your phone that you live in Australia, this doesn't give out your home address and it makes sure you receive the right updates and information for Australian phone owners. If you've done this sort of thing before and already have another iPhone or iPad you can use the Quick Start option here, but we are going to continue to set up the iPhone manually.
Next it's time to connect to your home Wi-Fi. Connecting your phone to Wi-Fi at home can save you money because using the internet via the mobile data network can be expensive. Find the name of your home Wi-Fi network from the list. It will most likely be at or near the top. Just tap your network name to start connecting. You will need to type the password for your home Wi-Fi. If you haven't changed it, the password will probably be written on the bottom of your home router. Use the keyboard to type in the password. Type it carefully so that any upper and lowercase letters match exactly. Tap Join in the top right corner. Now tap Next. The iPhone will take a few minutes to do some setup in the background. The Data & Privacy screen tells you that the phone will sometimes ask for personal details and explains what that information is used for. When you have read the information and are ready, tap Continue. Face ID lets you use your face to unlock your phone. We'll set this up in a later course so for now, tap Set Up Later.
Now it's time to create a passcode or PIN. This is a combination of numbers that you'll use to unlock your iPhone each time you use it. This will protect your phone from being used without your permission. Choose a six-digit passcode that's easy for you to remember but hard for others to guess. If the iPhone says the passcode can be easily guessed, tap Change Passcode and try again. Use a mix of random numbers and avoid number sequences. Then re-enter your new passcode to confirm it. If you made a backup of an older iPhone, Restore from iCloud Backup will copy its settings, apps, photos and other content to your new iPhone. It's a useful feature and we'll learn more about how to back up and restore your data in another course. For now we'll tap Don't Transfer Apps & Data and move on to the next step.
If you already have an Apple ID, you can sign in here. An Apple ID is the username for an account that lets you access Apple services. It lets you buy apps, use your iPhone to pay for things, back up your photos, and secure your personal details. If you have an Apple ID, you can enter it here. But if you don't, you can create one. Tap Forgot password or don't have an Apple ID? Then tap Create a Free Apple ID.
Now it's time to add some information about you. It's okay to provide your personal information during the Apple ID setup as this ensures that only you can use your Apple ID. Enter your first name and last name using the keyboard. Enter your date of birth. Now, tap Next. You will need to enter an email address which will be used as your unique Apple ID. Apple can also help you create an email address for free. So if you don't have an email address or if you just want to create a new one to use as your Apple ID, tap Do not have an email address? Tap Get an iCloud email address to create your new email address, which you will use as your Apple ID. Enter your name or any other words and numbers before the @icloud.com to create your address. If the email address you suggest isn't available Apple will suggest something else for you. Tap, Create Email Address to continue. You will also need to create a strong password for your new Apple ID. It should have a mix of letters, numbers, and capitals. Using the keyboard, carefully type it in next to password. And then once more next to verify. Then tap Next. When choosing a password for your Apple ID don't use the same password as any other email or account. This makes it harder for someone to guess your password and get access to your information. You should also keep a secure record of your Apple ID and password in a safe place. The iPhone uses a mobile phone number to send you text messages and help with some security options. If your phone has a SIM card installed, messages will go to your mobile number. If you don't have a SIM yet or you want to use a different mobile number, you can change this later. For now, just tap Continue.
Once you have read the terms and conditions and are ready, you can tap agree. The iPhone will now take a few moments to create your new Apple ID. Sit tight as there are just a few more steps to go to complete the setup of your new iPhone. It's important to keep your iPhone up to date to ensure it's working properly. Updates help keep your phone secure and receive new features and to make life easy, your phone can update itself automatically. Tap Continue to accept updates when available. Next, we see something called Location Services. This feature uses your phone's GPS, which is short for global positioning system, to provide weather, traffic and other information local to where you are. It can even help you find your iPhone if you lose it, and you can learn more about this in another course. This is a handy feature so let's enable Location Services. If you change your mind, you can always turn this feature off later. But without Location Services, apps and features that rely on mapping information will not work properly. For now, let's tap Enable Location Services. The next option is Apple Pay. This lets you use your phone like a credit card in some shops. We will look at this in a later course, do for now, tap Set Up Later in Wallet.
Whenever you use a new password or credit card your phone will ask if you'd like to save the details for future use. iCloud Keychain then securely stores them to use on your phone so you don't have to remember them. It's a helpful feature so tap Continue. An iPhone is a complicated device and these next few screens deal with advanced features that we'll talk about in later courses. For now, you can safely tap Set Up Later in Settings, Set Up Later in Settings, and Don't Share. You've now arrived at the Appearance screen. There are two options for your phone's appearance. Light mode is default and keeps menus all white while Dark mode does the opposite and turns menus black. For now, we will stick to Light mode. Now tap Continue. Next is the Display Zoom screen. Here, you can choose a zoom level for your phone's display. Zoomed makes everything a little bit larger and easier to read. For now, tap Standard. Tap Continue.
Setup is now finished. Welcome to your new iPhone. Swipe up to go to your new Home screen. Look for the Wi-Fi symbol at the top of your screen. If you have a SIM card inserted, you will also see a symbol for mobile network reception. If both symbols are white, your phone is connected to wifi and the mobile network and is ready to use. Your phone has lots of useful features. If you are ready to move on, there are many other courses to explore on Be Connected.