Download and Setup Telegram for the iPhone 6
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You are watching VisiHow. Today, we are going to show you how to download, install and set up Telegram for your iPhone 6.
Let's start by pressing the lock screen button on the right-hand side. This will bring us to the lock screen.
Swipe across the screen and enter in your PIN or whatever else you have set up for your lock screen. Once you do that, we will be on our home screen.
Now we are looking for the App Store icon, which is a blue square with a white letter "A" inside of it. One press will open up the App Store.
The App Store will load in the Featured section. However, we are looking for Telegram, which involves pressing the Search icon on the bottom of the screen.
Tap on the search bar and start typing Telegram. As you type, Telegram should show up in the drop-down list. Tap that. You may notice that this app wasn't the top choice, at least according to popular culture, which is interesting because Telegram is actually one of the most secure messaging platforms in the world. It was designed by the person who created what is commonly known as the Russian Facebook, VKontakte. Tap on Telegram to read more about the app.
If you scroll down, you can see the description of the app. Telegram syncs with all of your devices. You can use it on a desktop, tablet, and phone. It is very much like WhatsApp, only it is very secure and Facebook doesn't own it.
My phone says Open since I have already downloaded the application, but yours will say "Get", once you tap on "Get" it will change to "Install". Tap on Install, enter in your password and it will begin downloading. Alternatively you may have a cloud with an arrow which indicates that you've downloaded or used this application on a previous device. Tap the cloud and the download will begin. Once it is done downloading, tap Open.
The opening Telegram page will say "Telegram, the world's fastest messaging app. It is free and secure." You cap tap on Start Messaging, or you can swipe over to see all the information.
Telegram delivers messages faster than any other application.
Telegram is free forever. No ads. No subscription fees.
Telegram has no limits on the size of your chats and media.
Telegram keeps your messages safe from hacker attacks.
Telegram lets you access your messages from multiple devices because it is cloud-based. Go ahead and tap Start Messaging.
This will take up to the setup area. You do need a phone number to set this up. Enter your Country and phone number then tap Next.
Telegram is going to send an SMS with the code. I have received the code so I need to enter it in. As soon as you enter the last digit of the code it will go to the next step.
Enter in your name. If you would like to add a photo tap on the big circle next to the name that says Add Photo.
You can take a photo or choose a photo. I will choose from my existing photos.
Telegram will ask for permission to access your photos. Tap on OK.
Select the photo you would like, then tap on Choose.
Telegram will ask if you would like to receive notifications. You can tap OK or Don't Allow. I will allow it.
Telegram will ask for permission to access your contacts to connect to everyone I know that might be using Telegram. You can tap on OK or Don't Allow.
Tap on Contacts in the bottom left corner of the screen to see who is using Telegram from your contacts. I can Invite Friends, I can make a New Secret Chat, I can create Broadcast Lists for my contacts and I can add people by pressing the + symbol in the top right corner.
Tap on Chats in the middle to see your existing chats. I can create a new chat by pressing the icon in the top right corner or I can edit my chats by pressing Edit in the top left corner.
If we tap Settings in the bottom right corner we can set up profile details and change settings. I can change my Notifications and Sounds, Privacy and Security, Chat Settings, and set the Background for my chats. I can also tap on the little arrow to see all of the Chat Background images.
Here you can see the selections for background images.
I can change my Phone Number, set up a Username for when I want to login from desktops or other areas. I can Ask a Question, check out the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), and I can turn on the option to Save Incoming Photos, which is a nice feature.
To set up a Username, tap on Username and it will bring you to this window. You can enter a username if you would like to and people can find you by searching for your username. I'm going to set up my username then tap on Done. Now I have a username, just like I have on Twitter.
If I want to change my name I can tap on Edit in the top right corner. I will leave it the same and tap on Done.
Press the home button to go back to the home screen, then double tap the home button and swipe on the applications to close them. Tap on the home screen and now we can do whatever we would like to with our iPhone 6.
This concludes our tutorial on how to download, install and set up Telegram for the iPhone 6. Thank you for choosing VisiHow. Have a great day.
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