Nothing makes you happier than unboxing a brand new phone. Immediately, you will start the setup process to be able to use your iPhone 12. While you are all excited about your new purchase, you might forget about the crucial steps during the setup process. We made a list of the first things you need to do when setting up your new iPhone. They are meant to make it easy for you, so make sure to go through them all!
Setting up the Face ID is an essential step in setting up your phone. It is the easiest and most convenient way to unlock your phone. If you ever have troubles with face recognition, make sure to set up different images of yourself. This will help the system recognize you fastly. The wearing of masks might impose difficulties for the system, but Apple introduced instant passcode appearance.
How to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone
Before, we used to transfer contacts with the SIM card. You save all contacts on SIM, and they will move on your new phone when you insert the card. However, Apple tries to make the latest versions SIM-free and doesn’t use cards in the latest versions.
If you don’t want to lose your family and friends’ numbers, here is a smart tip on how to transfer contacts from iPhone to iPhone. When you have your new phone, one of the things you need to do is move the contacts. Luckily, there are useful apps that will help you finish this within a few taps. AnyTrans is a good app that makes backup easy. Despite transferring our contacts, you can also migrate images, messages, calendar, and more. The first thing that you need to do is to turn the iCloud contacts off. Plug the phone on your Mac and transfer the contacts.
In case you forgot to transfer a few important contacts, don’t worry. You can use AirDrop to migrate the contacts from your old to new iPhone. The only downside is that you need to move each contact individually. Use this feature only when you have a few contacts left. AirDropping your whole contact list is a time-consuming process.
Turn off 5G
The 5G network offers excellent speed, but it can be slow at certain times. If you want to preserve battery:
- Switch the 5G off. The phone will struggle to connect to the weak network, which will waste the battery.
- Open the Cellular Data in settings and go to the Voice and Data option.
- Choose LTE as your preference.
Tailor the home screen
If you are one of the people that want to add a personal print on your phone, use the advanced customization settings. Choose from a wide range of wallpapers for aesthetics and widgets for functionality. Starting from iOS 14, there are improved custom settings that you can take advantage of.
Turn the HDR off
The new iPhone comes with the ability to record 4k HDR videos. Why would you disable this premium function? If you want to send the video via Photos, keep in mind that the device will convert it to SDR. If the device you send video to doesn’t support HDR, your phone will automatically convert it. This is why your video won’t look the same like on your phone.
Go to settings and pick the camera settings. Go to record videos and turn off the HDR. Do this when you want to record videos for sending. When you need your HDR feature back on, switch it on and enjoy your high-quality videos.
One of the things that you will forget about is the control center. But, keep in mind that iOS 14 comes with a wide range of controls to enhance your experience. You have the chance to have full access to customizing the different controls. Go to settings and tap on Control center. Here, you have many controls that can be switched off or on according to your preference. This gives you the chance to tailor your phone according to your specific needs.
Activating your new iPhone 12 and 12 Pro will take only a few minutes. Then, you can proceed to transfer contacts, set up Face ID, customize your controls. We hope that this guide helped you set up your phone and remind you of a few things that many forget about. What do you think? What is the first thing that you do after unboxing?