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Best way to set up a new iphone?

By learninmypc ยท 7 replies
Apr 11, 2018
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  1. I'm just curious, what is the best way to set up a new iphone? thank you.
     
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 12,274   +1,367

    This is my opinion of the order of important tasks for a new device.

    1. wire pc connection, launch iTunes, take a backup
    2. connect the device to your Apple ID which will allow iTunes as a point of control
    3. delete all apps you are not interested in (you can get them back if you really need to)
    4. check for updates
    5. go thru Location Services, disable as many as reasonable (aka needed in Maps when active)
    6. go thru every settings->app_name to set your preferences
    7. take another backup at this point.
     
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  3. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 8,506   +553

    Thank you for your reply/help (y)much appreciated.
     
  4. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 8,506   +553

    Ok, yesterday I received a new iphone SE & decided to set it up as new because I didn't want photos I had already taken on it.
    I did not use itunes for that reason yet I now have 69 photos on it that got imported.
    If I reset it to factory settings & start over, will those photos come back?
     
  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 12,274   +1,367

    Hmm; not certain, but think you can avoid sync if you so choose.
     
  6. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 8,506   +553

    Ok,thanks.
     
  7. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 8,506   +553

    Didn't work. Oh well.
     
  8. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 8,506   +553

    Thanks :)
     

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