How do I activate my new iPhone 11?

Answered by Jeremy Urbaniak

To activate your new iPhone 11, follow these steps:

1. Turning on your iPhone: Press and hold the Side button (located on the right side of the device) until the Apple logo appears on the screen. This indicates that your iPhone is powering on.

2. Language selection: After the Apple logo disappears, you’ll see a “Hello” screen in different languages. Swipe from left to right or right to left to choose your preferred language. Once selected, tap on the blue arrow located at the bottom right corner of the screen.

3. Country or region selection: On the next screen, you’ll be prompted to select your country or region. Scroll through the list or use the search bar at the top to find your country. Once found, tap on it and again tap on the blue arrow to proceed.

4. Quick Start prompt: If you have another Apple device running iOS 11 or later, you can use the Quick Start feature to easily transfer your settings, apps, and data to your new iPhone. Simply follow the on-screen instructions to initiate the transfer. If you don’t have another device or prefer to set up your iPhone as new, tap on the option “Set Up Manually” at the bottom.

5. Wi-Fi network connection: On the next screen, you’ll be shown a list of available Wi-Fi networks. Select your desired network by tapping on it, enter the Wi-Fi password if required, and tap on “Join” or “Connect” to establish the connection.

6. Data & Privacy: Your iPhone will now ask if you want to transfer data from an Android device or restore from an iCloud or iTunes backup. If you choose to set up your iPhone as new, tap on “Don’t Transfer Apps & Data.” Next, you’ll be presented with the Data & Privacy screen. Review the information and tap on “Continue” at the bottom.

7. Face ID or Touch ID setup: If your iPhone 11 has Face ID, you’ll be guided through the setup process to configure facial recognition. Follow the on-screen instructions to position your face within the frame and complete the Face ID setup. If your iPhone has Touch ID instead, you’ll be prompted to set up your fingerprint recognition by placing your finger on the Home button.

8. Create a passcode: You’ll be prompted to create a passcode for your device. This passcode is used to unlock your iPhone and secure your data. Choose a passcode that is easy for you to remember but difficult for others to guess. You can also opt for a longer, more secure passcode by tapping on “Passcode Options.”

9. Apple ID sign-in: If you have an Apple ID, you’ll be asked to sign in using your Apple ID and password. This is necessary to access various Apple services and features. If you don’t have an Apple ID, you can create one by tapping on “Don’t have an Apple ID or forgot it?” and following the prompts.

10. Terms and Conditions: Read and agree to the Terms and Conditions presented on the screen. Tap on “Agree” to proceed.

11. Screen Time: If you want to set up Screen Time, a feature that helps you manage your device usage, you can configure it now. Otherwise, tap on “Set Up Later in Settings” to skip this step.

12. Siri setup: You’ll have the option to set up Siri, Apple’s voice assistant. You can either enable Siri by saying “Hey Siri” or choose to set it up later. Make your selection and tap on “Continue.”

13. Analytics and True Tone: Decide whether you want to share analytics data with Apple and use the True Tone feature, which adjusts the display’s color temperature based on ambient lighting conditions. Tap on your preferred choices.

14. Apple Pay setup: If you wish to set up Apple Pay, you can choose to do it now or later. Apple Pay allows you to make secure payments using your iPhone. Follow the on-screen instructions to add your credit or debit card details.

15. iCloud services: You’ll be asked to enable or disable various iCloud services like iCloud Keychain, Find My iPhone, and iCloud Drive. Choose your preferences and tap on “Continue” to proceed.

16. Get to know your iPhone: Your iPhone will now provide a brief introduction to its key features and gestures. Familiarize yourself with these functions by swiping through the screens and reading the information.

Congratulations! Your iPhone 11 is now activated and ready to use. Enjoy exploring your new device and discovering all the exciting features it has to offer!