iPhone 6s Set Up

You may have upgraded your old iPhone to new iPhone 6s (Plus) these days. Or you are one of Android phone users who have decided to get one Apple Device. No matter what situation you are in, this post would be helpful for you - there are some essential things you’ll want to do to set it up right away. Here we prepare a detailed guide about how to set up and activate iPhone 6s (Plus).

After you’ve gone through the basic guided setup that Apple walks you through, these additional tips and tweaks will get you to a better iPhone experience faster. The guide below assumes you’re setting up your new iPhone 6s from scratch. If you don’t want to do that, you’ll definitely want to check out our how-to guide on Backup iPhone on iTunes.

Activate Your iPhone 6s (Plus)

If you purchased your iPhone in the Apple Store, maybe you have already activated it with the help of an Apple Specialist. While if you have received your new device in the mail, or you chose to not activate immediately, here is a guide on how to activate iPhone 6s (Plus) and how to set up new iPhone. Let’s get it started!

  1. Turn on your iPhone and then drag your finger to right to launch Setup Assistance on Welcome Page.
  2. Pick up your language and country.
  3. Choose a Wi-Fi network.
  4. Choose to enable Location Services or disable Location Services. This also can be changed in Settings App latter.
  5. Set up Touch ID: you can use your fingerprint to unlock your iPhone or purchase or download Apps from App Store.
  6. Create a passcode: You need to set up a six or four digit passcode to protect your data. And the passcode also needs to use some features like Touch ID and Apple Pay.
  7. Restore your new iDevice with older backups you made or transfer your Apps or data.

When setting up iPhone 6s (Plus) in iOS 9, you have 4 choices: Restore from iCloud Backup, Restore from iTunes backup, Set Up as New iPhone, and Move Data from Android. To help you set up your iPhone correctly, here we offer detailed information about the 4 choices as below:

  1. Restore from iTunes Backup - if you had an iDevice and also synced your device to iTunes, you can select this option and connect your iPhone 6s (Plus) to computer with USB cable. Then follow us to restore your new iPhone from iTunes backup: Select Restore from iTunes Backup.

    When the screen asking "Set up Your iPhone as New Device or Restore from a Local Backup" > Choose Restore from this backup > Next > Enter your Apple ID and password > Select the desired backup by its sized and date from pop-up menu > Enter password if you are restoring from an encrypted backup > Wait for the process to complete. Once the process is complete, the setup process continues.

  2. Restore from iCloud Backup - if you had a previous iDevice and you made an iCloud backup in advance, you can choose to restore your iPhone 6s (Plus) from an iCloud backup you created before. Follow us to restore your device from iCloud backup

    Select Restore from iCloud Backup > Next > Enter your Apple ID and password > Agree to the iCloud terms and conditions > Pick up the correct backup from the list of all the compatible iCloud-hosted backups > Stay Connected and wait for the process to complete. Compared to restoring from iTunes backup, restoring from iCloud backup is much slower.

  3. Set up as new iPhone - if you plan to start fresh or you don’t have any iDevice, the first thing you need to decide is whether to supply an Apple ID. If you don’t have one, you need to create one for buying Music, Apps, Books and other contents from App store.

    Absolutely, you also can skip this step by tapping on Skip This Step link on the bottom of the screen, and add or create an ID from the Settings App latter. But you can’t purchase anything from iTunes store or set up iCloud until you adding your Apple ID.

  4. Move Data from Android - Apple developed an App named Move to iOS to help Android users to transfer data to new iPhone 6s just like iDevice users. If you are working with an Android smartphone and getting a new iPhone 6/6s, before transferring data to your iDevice, here are several things you need to do:

    • Check if your Android smartphone is installed with Android 4.0, if not, upgrade it.
    • Download and install Move to iOS App on your Android device.
    • Ensure both of your iPhone and Android smartphone can get access to a Wi-Fi network.
    • Plug both of your iPhone and Android device into power source.
    • Make sure the contents (including those on your external Micro SD card) you plan to move will fit on your new iPhone 6s.
    • If the Chrome bookmarks are also in the to-transfer list, you need to update the Chrome to the latest version on your Android smartphone.

    And then follow steps below to transfer data from Android to new iPhone 6s: Select Move Data from Android > Open Move to iOS App on your Android device > Tap on Continue > Read terms and conditions and click Agree to continue > Tap on Next in the top-right corner of the Find Your Code screen > Wait for a ten-digit code to appear on your new iPhone > Enter the code on your Android device.

    Wait for the Transfer Data screen to appear > On your Android phone select the contents you want to transfer and tap on Next > Wait for the process to complete and tap on Done on your Android device after the loading bar finishes on your iDevice. And then you can continue to remaining setup.

iPhone Personal Settings

Turn on Battery Percentage – Nothing’s better than seeing precisely how much battery you have left at a glance than this. Drop into Settings and tap on Battery. You’ll see a toggle for Low Power Mode and then one for Battery Percentage. Toggle that second one to ON and never guess how much your battery has left in it again.

Change your iPhone’s name – When you’re using connected services like Find my iPhone and you have several devices, you’ll want to change the name to your new iPhone so you can figure which one to Find. Tap into Settings, then tap into General. Once there, tap into About, then tap on Name, which usually defaults to something vague. Type in iPhone 6s (or iPhone 6s Plus if that’s your jam) to make sure you know what device you’re targeting over the network.

Set up Do Not Disturb – If you’re like the rest of us, you’re constantly getting notifications, iMessages, and other kinds of distractions up on your phone. Set up Do Not Disturb in the Settings app (it’s in the second section down the page, just under Notifications and Control Center). You’ll want to schedule it for times when you need to not be bothered. Toggle Scheduled to ON and then set the times you want to keep Notifications out of your face. Try 10 pm to 7 am, if you can.

Add four fingers to Touch ID – Sure, you can add all of your fingers on one hand, but why? Do you really need to unlock your iPhone with your pinky? Probably not. When you set up your new device, just add the four fingerprints you’ll use the most: both thumbs and both index fingers. Tap into Settings, then Touch ID & Passcode (you’ll get a prompt to enter your numerical passcode) and then add your four fingerprints in the second section. You can even name them accordingly, with right thumb, right index, etc. Be sure to toggle iPhone Unlock, Apple Pay, and App and iTunes Stores to ON here so you can use Touch ID for everything possible. You’ll never want to type in a passcode again.

Update social media contacts – Keeping your iPhone contacts synced is trivial these days with iCloud, but Twitter and Facebook contain some of our most contacted individuals, as well. Tap into Settings and swipe down a few sections to Twitter and Facebook. Tap each service to sign in, and then tap on Update All Contacts to make sure your social media life is as up to date as possible.

Arrange icons by color – There are any number of ways to rearrange your Home screen apps on your iPhone. Some people love to arrange apps into topical folders, others prefer to place apps that work well together near each other, and still others tend to place more used apps up front and less used apps on later pages. One of the best ways, however, we’ve seen to arrange our Home screens is to arrange our apps by color. It’s perfect for visual learners, and it lets you find your stuff much more easily when you’re swiping through the screens to find that one specific app.

As you can see, it is easy enough to get started with your iPhone 6s (Plus). But it is far enough to make your new iPhone work efficiently and offer you better service like. You need to transfer your data to your new device, such as, Music, Videos, and other contents are not included in iTunes or iCloud backup. Don’t forget - iPhone is filled with features and options to customize your new phone.