Get started with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

Learn how to set up your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

While setting up your device, you can start over at any point by pressing the Home button.

Turn on your device

You'll see "Hello" in different languages. Slide from left to right anywhere on this screen. 

If you're blind or have low vision, you can turn on VoiceOver or Zoom from the Hello screen.

To find your IMEI/MEID and ICCID, tap "i" in the lower right corner of the screen.

 

Select your country

Tap your country or region. This affects how information will look on your device, including date, time, contacts, and more.

Get online and choose Location Services

Tap a Wi-Fi network to connect. Or if you're setting up an iPhone or iPad with active cell service, you can tap Use Cellular Connection. Get help if you can't connect to Wi-Fi.

Then decide on Location Services, a feature you'll need for apps like Maps and Find My Friends.
 

Set up your device and review terms and conditions

Set up your device as new or restore it from an iCloud or iTunes backup

Then review the terms and conditions. Tap Agree to continue. For a copy of the terms and conditions, tap Send by Email, confirm your email address, and tap Send.

Sign in with your Apple ID and set up iCloud Drive

Enter your Apple ID and password. If you don't have one, tap Create a Free Apple ID. To make an Apple ID or sign in later, tap Skip This Step. For help, visit Apple ID Support.

Next, you can set up iCloud Drive, a feature that lets you access your files across all your devices and on iCloud.com.

Set up Touch ID and make a passcode

With iPhone 5s or later, iPad Air 2 or later, and iPad mini 3 or later, you can set up Touch ID. With this feature, you can use your fingerprint to unlock your device and make purchases. 

Next, decide whether to make a passcode to help protect your data. You'll need a passcode for features like Touch ID and Apple Pay. After setting up your device, you can make a more complex passcode under Settings > General > Passcode.
 

Set up iCloud Keychain and review settings for Siri

Choose whether to use iCloud Keychain, which updates information like your credit card and Wi-Fi credentials across your approved devices.

Then choose whether to use Siri. With Siri, you can speak to send messages, set reminders, find directions, make phone calls, and more.

Choose settings for app analytics and display resolution

Decide whether to share information with app developers.

Next, if you have an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, choose between two display resolutions: Standard shows more on your screen, while Zoomed uses larger text and controls. 

Finish up

Tap Get Started to begin using your device. Make a safe copy of your data by backing up, and learn about more features in the user guide for your iPhoneiPad, or iPod touch
 

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