How do I get to iPhone setup assistant?

Answered by Jarrod Smith

To access the iPhone setup assistant, follow these steps:

1. Turn on your iPhone: Press and hold the side button (or the top button on older models) until the Apple logo appears on the screen. If your iPhone doesn’t turn on, it might need to be charged. Connect it to a power source using the charging cable and wait a few minutes before attempting to turn it on again.

2. Set up your iPhone manually: After your iPhone turns on, you’ll be greeted with a “Hello” screen. Swipe up from the bottom of the screen or press the Home button to begin the setup process. The setup assistant will guide you through the initial steps of setting up your iPhone.

3. Choose your language and region: On the first screen, you’ll be asked to select your language. Swipe up or down to find your preferred language and tap on it. Next, you’ll be prompted to select your region or country. Again, swipe up or down to find your location and tap on it.

4. Connect to Wi-Fi: On the next screen, you’ll be asked to connect to a Wi-Fi network. Tap on the network you want to connect to and enter the password if required. If you don’t have access to Wi-Fi at the moment, you can choose to set up your iPhone as a new device or restore it from a backup using iTunes later.

5. Activate your iPhone: If your iPhone is brand new or if you’re setting it up after a factory reset, you’ll need to activate it. Choose the option that suits your situation and follow the onscreen instructions. This might involve inserting a SIM card, signing in with your Apple ID, or contacting your carrier for activation.

6. Set up Face ID or Touch ID: Depending on the iPhone model you have, you’ll be asked to set up either Face ID (facial recognition) or Touch ID (fingerprint recognition). Follow the instructions to scan your face or fingerprint and set up the security feature.

7. Restore from backup or set up as new: If you’re upgrading from an old iPhone or have a recent backup, you’ll have the option to restore your data and settings from that backup. Choose the relevant option and sign in with your Apple ID to proceed. If you prefer to start fresh, select the “Set Up as New iPhone” option.

8. Sign in with your Apple ID: You’ll be prompted to sign in with your Apple ID or create a new one. Your Apple ID is essential for accessing various Apple services, including the App Store, iCloud, and more. If you don’t have an Apple ID, you can create one during this step.

9. Set up Siri and other features: The setup assistant will guide you through enabling or disabling various features, such as Siri, Find My iPhone, and Screen Time. You can customize these settings according to your preferences.

10. Agree to terms and conditions: You’ll be presented with Apple’s terms and conditions. Take the time to read through them, and if you agree, tap “Agree” to proceed.

11. Set up Apple Pay: If you wish to use Apple Pay, you’ll be prompted to set it up during the setup process. Follow the instructions to add your credit or debit cards to Apple Wallet.

12. Customize your settings: you’ll have the opportunity to customize your settings further, such as app permissions, location services, and more. Review and adjust these settings according to your preferences.

That’s it! Once you’ve completed these steps, you’ll be taken to the home screen of your iPhone, ready to start exploring and using your device. Remember to install any necessary updates and download your favorite apps to make the most out of your iPhone experience.