If you're switching to a new device
If you're setting up your first iOS device
If you already set up your new device but want to start over, learn how to erase your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
Otherwise, follow these steps:
Turn on your device
You'll 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.
If you have another device on iOS 11, use Quick Start
If you have another device that's running iOS 11, 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 iOS 11 device, tap Set Up Manually to continue.
Activate your device
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 SIM card first.
Set up Touch ID or Face ID and create a passcode
On some devices, you can set up Touch ID or Face ID. With this feature, you can use your fingerprint or face recognition to unlock your device and make purchases. Tap Continue and follow the instructions, or tap Set Up Later.
Next, set a six-digit passcode to help protect your data. You need a passcode to use features like Touch ID, Face ID, and Apple Pay. If you'd like a four-digit passcode, custom passcode, or no passcode, tap Passcode Options.
Restore or transfer your information and data
Sign in with your Apple ID
Enter your Apple ID and password, or tap "Don't have an Apple ID or forgot it." From there, you can recover your Apple ID or password, create an Apple ID, or set it up later. If you use more than one Apple ID, tap "Use different Apple IDs for iCloud and iTunes."
When you sign in with your Apple ID, you might be prompted for a verification code from your previous device.
Set up Siri and other services
Choose settings for app analytics, True Tone, and Home button
Decide whether to share information with app developers.
Next, turn on True Tone if your iPhone or iPad supports it. True Tone adjusts the color and intensity of your display to make images appear more natural.
If you're new to iPhone, learn more about how to set up and use your iPhone.