Whether you just got a brand new iPhone 13 or an older version of Apple's popular phone, there are a few steps you have to take to get your iPhone set up. In this iPhone beginner's guide, we take you through the process starting with "Hello," and have user guides for some of Apple's built-in apps, like Messages, FaceTime, Mail, and more.
Plus, find out how to get apps, games, movies, music, and more right on your iPhone. This guide exists to make setting up your new iPhone as straightforward as possible, so you can make your iPhone the best iPhone it can be. iPhone Beginner's Guide: How to set up your new iPhone
Right out of the box, your brand new iPhone is ready for you to set up. You'll be greeted with a friendly "Hello." From there, you'll be able to set up your iPhone as brand new or transfer your data from another phone, even an Android phone. As long as you read each page in the setup process carefully, it's pretty hard to go wrong, though you can always go back a page if you tap the wrong option. You'll get the opportunity to set up Face ID or Touch ID for some security and pair up your Apple Watch if you plan on keeping tabs on your daily exercise. iPhone Beginner's Guide: Familiarize yourself with the basics
Once your iPhone is set up, you're going to want to play around with all of its features. We've got some guides to help you with some of the most commonly used features on your new iPhone, from setting up mail, contacts, and calendars to learning about the iPhone camera, Apple Pay, Hey Siri, and more. Our iOS 15 review is a good place to start if you want a detailed look at the latest features available for iPhone and it may provide some inspiration for ways to get more out of your shiny new device. iPhone Beginner's Guide: The built-in Apple apps you're definitely going to want to use
Apple has a handful of built-in apps that are integral to using your iPhone, like Apple's Messages instant messaging app, the video chat app FaceTime, Mail, Photos, Health, and more. You're probably going to spend a lot of time in Safari for all of your web browsing needs. Notes and Reminders are terrific tools for keeping tabs on things you care about in whatever way makes sense to you. iPhone Beginner's Guide: Apps, games, movies, and books are waiting for you