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How to set up your first iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

Just got a new iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch? Cool. Setting it up is easy. Here’s how:

Press and hold the device’s power button until you see the Apple logo. You’ll then see “Hello” in many languages. Follow the steps to get started. If you’re blind or have low vision, you can turn on VoiceOver or Zoom from the Hello screen.

When asked, choose your language. Then tap your country or region. This affects how information looks on your device, including date, time, contacts, and more. At this point, you can tap the blue accessibility button to set up Accessibility Options that can optimize your setup experience and the use of your new device.

If you have another device, you can use it to automatically set up your new device with Quick Start. Bring the two devices close together, and then follow the instructions. 

If you don’t have another device, tap “Set Up Manually” to continue.

You need to connect to a Wi-Fi network, a cellular network, or iTunes to activate and continue setting up your device. 

Tap the Wi-Fi network that you want to use or select a different option. If you’re setting up an iPhone or iPad (Wi-Fi + Cellular), you might need to insert your iPhone or iPad SIM card first.

(This how-to is based on my experiences and info on Apple’s support pages.)

the authorDennis Sellers
Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.
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