Setup iPhone After Updating

Edited by Train Wreck, VisiHow, Eng, Alma

This is a tutorial on how to set up a new iPhone after updating to a new version of iOS. Any time you have updated an iPhone, you will be asked to perform some additional operations or functions to set up the phone. We will guide you through the basic steps, and are here to answer any questions you may have. Just let us know in the section below this article.

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Setup Your iPhone After Updating

Once the update process has completed, you will be need to set up your phone. The following steps will show you how.

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    Press the home button
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    You will see a screen indicating 'hello'. It will also read 'slide to set up' at the bottom.
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    These messages will cycle from English to other languages as time passes.
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    Simply slide to begin the process of setting up your iPhone
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    Note that it does not matter what language the text is in. The slide function will set up the phone in whichever regional language it is in. The functionality is independent of the language. Once you have slid you will see text indicating that your recent update has completed.
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    Press 'Continue'
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    Now you will be asked to select a WiFi network
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    If you already have WiFi setup from your previous connection, you can also on next after tapping next. Otherwise you will need to select your WiFi connection and enter the password.
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    You will be given the option to set up touch ID
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    You may elect to set up touch ID later, or set it up now. We recommend setting it up now to make sure your phone is secure.
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    To set up touch ID, simply start by placing your thumb or your other finger on the home button.
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    You'll need to continue placing your finger on the home button until the phone has identified the entire center of your fingerprint.
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    When the phone has identified the center of your fingerprint, you'll be asked to continue touching by using your finger a little differently so that the phone can identify the edges of your fingerprint.
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    You'll need to tap on 'Continue' in order to start this process.
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    Make sure you lift your finger as it is scanned
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    Don't take too long but also don't lift your finger too quickly.
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    When done, you'll receive a notice that the fingerprint scan is complete.
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    Tap 'Continue', and you will be asked to enter a passcode
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    Choose a passcode and enter it.
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    Now enter the passcode once more to verify it
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    You will be taken to the 'Get started' page.
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    Tap 'Get started' to start using your phone
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    This will take you directly to the home screen of your phone. From here you will be able to use your iPhone, setting it up and personalizing it to your own needs.
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This has been a VisiHow tutorial on how to set up a new iPhone after upgrading from one version of the iPhone operating system to another.

Additional Tips

  • Remember that while there are minor changes from operating system to operating system, the general format of entering the phone stays fairly consistent.
  • Make sure your six digit passcode is one you will remember. If your fingerprint fails to unlock the phone, you won't be able to unlock the phone unless you have the passkey.
  • Don't forget to visit our other tutorials on how to turn off fingerprint lock, turn off passcode lock, or reset your iPhone.

See other tutorials on iPhone smartphones: Set Up an iPhone 6s Plus, Set Up and Manage Location Services on iPhone 6, Set Up APN on iPhone, Perform Factory Reset on the iPhone 6s Plus, Do Hard Reset on iPhone 6s Plus, Manage Fingerprints on iPhone 6, and Turn Off the Lock Screen Passcode on an iPhone 6s Plus.

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Recent edits by: Eng, VisiHow, Train Wreck

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