iPhone Tips and Tricks 1

Set Up iPhone 12 Series

  • First, you put your Nano-SIM in the bottom right corner of the iPhone 12 in the designated slot.
  • Hold the power button for a few seconds until your iPhone powers on and displays a screen with “Hello.”
  • Swipe your screen to select your preferred language.
  • After choosing your preferred language, you’ll be required to select your country or region where you reside. Scroll down and make your selection. I choose “United States.”
  • Next, a screen with the caption “Quick Start” will pop up with instructions to either set up your device automatically or “Manually.” If you want to set your iPhone, automatically follow the instructions on the screen.  For this guide, we’ll opt to select the option “Set Up Manually.”
  • When you’re done with the above step, you’ll be required to choose a Wi-Fi network to facilitate the setup. If there’s no Wi-Fi, select the option “Connect to Mac or PC.” To use a Wi-Fi network, select from the options displayed on your phone (make sure your Wi-Fi router is turned on).
  • You’ll be prompted to enter the Wi-Fi’s password. Input the password to continue.
  • After you’ve completed the above step, a “Data & Privacy” option will appear on the screen. Tap “Continue” to proceed.
  • Next, a screen will appear, prompting you to set up “Face ID.” To set up Face ID immediately, tap “Continue” to set up later tap “Set Up Later in Settings.” I choose the second option. You’ll learn how to set it up yourself later in this book.
  • Another screen will pop up, prompting you to secure your device by setting a passcode. Tap “Passcode Options” to display your preferred type of passcode.
  • Choose your passcode type from the options displayed or tap “Don’t Use Passcode” if you don’t want to set up passcode now.
  • The “Apps & Data” screen will appear, asking your preferred method of sending your saved data to your iPhone. Make selection base on your preference and follow prompt to retrieve your data. Choose “Don’t Transfer Apps & Data.”
  • The next screen will require you to set up your “Apple ID,” if you have one, enter it in the blank field and tap “Next” at the top left corner to proceed. From the resulting screen, touch “Forgot password or don’t have an Apple ID?” base on your preference.
  • Next, the “Terms & Conditions” page will appear, touch “Agree” to proceed.
  • An “Express Settings” screen; these settings entail the use of your personal details and other Apple Analytics. Tap “Continue” to proceed or tap “Customize” to control these settings.
  • Next, a screen asks you how to get updates to appear; to automatically get updates such as iOS upgrades tap “Continue” to control or run the updates manually, tap “Install Updates Manually.”
  • You’ll be required on the next screen whether to enable “Location Services” or not?
  • From here, select “Enable Location Services.” Alternatively, you can opt “Disable Location Services.”
  • Next is the “Apple Pay” screen, select “Continue” to set up Apple Pay immediately or tap “Set Up Later in Wallet” to configure it later on.
  • Next, a screen to set up “Siri” will appear, tap “Continue” to set up the feature now, or tap “Set Up Later in Settings” to set it up later on.
  • Another screen will display prompting you to configure the settings for “Screen Time,” to set it up now, tap ‘Continue,” to do it some other time, select “Set Up Later in Settings.”
  • Next, the iPhone Analytics page will appear. To share your data with Apple, select “Share with Apple.” To decline sharing your data with the company, select “Don’t Share.”
  • An “App Analytics” screen, to share your data with the developers, select “Share with App Developers,” to decline, tap “Don’t Share.”
  • We’re almost getting to the finish line here. A “True Tone Display” screen will appear, to see how the screen will look without it, tap “See Without True Tone Display” and the screen will respond. Tap “Continue” to continue.
  • Next, the “Appearance” screen will pop up. Choose how your background will look like, switch between “Light” and “Dark” to see which one best suits you. Tap “Continue” to proceed.
  • The “Display Zoom” page will appear, switch between “Standard” and “Zoom” to see which one best suits your taste; you’ll learn how to change these settings later in this book too. Tap “Continue.
  • The next three screens that will appear are basically instructions screen with the label “Go Home,” “Switch Between Apps” and “Quick Access Control” respectively. Tap the “Continue.
  • Next, swipe up to view your home screen.

Restore from iCloud Backup

When you’re initially setting up your iPhone for the first time, you’ll get the prompt to restore from backup.

  • At the “App & Data” page, touch Restore from iCloud Backup.
  • Enter the Apple ID and password you are using for iCloud, then tap Next.
  • The terms of use will be displayed. Tap Agree.
  • A list of backups stored in iCloud appears with the name of the device and the date the backup was taken. In addition to iPhone backup, you can also choose from backups of other devices such as iPad.
  • When you select a backup, the settings will be restored.
  • When restoration of settings is completed, and the home screen is displayed, restoration of apps, photos, ringtones, etc. will begin.

Turn On iCloud Backup

This is done automatically once a day as long as you set it. Key content is backed up, but not all.

iCloud can use up to 5GB for free. If there is not enough space, change the storage plan from the iPhone settings app.

  • Open the Settings app
  • Next, tap yourname at the top of the display.
  • Then tap iCloud.
  • A list of iCloud functions will be displayed. Tap iCloud Backup.
  • If iCloud Backup is off, turn it on.
  • Turning on iCloud backup turns off automatic backup via iTunes
  • When iCloud Backup is turned on, the backup via iTunes that is automatically performed when the iPhone is connected to the computer is turned off.
  • Since iCloud backups and iTunes automatic backups cannot be used together, it is usually a good idea to use iCloud backups and regularly back up manually with iTunes.
  • Tap Create backup now to start back up on the spot. A Wi-Fi environment is required, but it is not necessary to connect to a power source.
  • The backup is complete when the message “Creating backup” disappears, and the time of the previous backup is displayed.

Disable iCloud Auto Sync for Photos and Videos

Photos and videos taken with an iPhone are automatically uploaded to iCloud.

Because this option is turned on by default, you may unknowingly consume a large amount of data and limit the speed. You need to change the setting to turn off the feature.

  • Launch the Settings app.
  • Select “Photos” on the setting screen
  • Proceed to “Mobile Data Communication
  • Switch off “Mobile Data Communication

How to Reset iPhone

  • From the home screen, tap Settings>General, then tap Reset at the bottom of the “General” screen.
  • Tap Erase all content and settings to initialize iPhone.
  • If you select Reset All Settings, the settings information such as mail and Wi-Fi will be reset, but the data (the contents of mail / message, photos, apps, etc.) will remain. If you have set a passcode, you will be prompted to enter it.
  • After that, when you tap Erase iPhone, you will be asked: “Do you really want to continue?” Tap Erase iPhoneagain.
  • Your iPhone initialization will starts.
  • If you have not set a passcode, you will be asked for your Apple ID password before initialization.

Install the Nano-SIM

  • Insert a paper clip or SIM eject device into the SIM tray’s tiny hole and then shove in toward your iPhone to eject the tray.
  • Next, take away the tray from your iPhone.
  • Now, place the nano-SIM in the tray. The angled curve decides accurate positioning.
  • From here, insert the tray back into the iPhone.
  • However, if before this moment, you have set up a PIN on the nano-SIM, input the PIN when asked.

CAUTION: Don’t attempt to guesstimate a SIM PIN. An incorrect assumption can permanently lock your SIM from making phone calls or use cellular data via your carrier until you get a new SIM.

Set Up your Cellular Plan with eSIM

  • Go to Settings.
  • Next, touch Cellular.
  • Tap Add Cellular Plan.
  • Position the iPhone in such a way that the QR code provided by your carrier will display in the frame; alternatively, input the info manually. However, you may be required to input a confirmation code provided by your carrier.
  • From here, touch Add Cellular Plan.
  • However, if the new plan is your second line, follow the onscreen guidelines to configure how you desire the plans to work together.
  • On the other hand, you can activate your cellular plan via your carrier’s app (if supported); for this, navigate to the App Store, download your carrier’s app, and then use it to enable a cellular plan.
  • You can seamlessly store additional eSIM on your iPhone; nevertheless, you can use only one eSIM at a time. To alternate eSIMs, move to Settings and then tap Cellular. From here, tap the plan you wish to use, and then click Turn On This Line.

How to Turn ON/OFF iPhone 12

  • Go to Settings.
  • Tap General and move to the bottom.
  • Click the Shutdown option.
  • From here, move the ‘‘Slide to Power Off’’ slider to the right to switch off your iPhone.
  • Alternatively, to get into the switch-off menu, you must hold down one of the two-volume buttons in addition to the side button (formerly the power button), and you will see a “Slide to Power Off”option. Drag it to the right to switch off your device.

How to Enable Emergency SOS

  • Press and hold the Side button, and one of the Volume keys, so you basically squeeze both sides of the device.
  • Continue holding until the Emergency SOS countdown appears on the screen. You can wait for the countdown to finish or to slide in to call emergency services immediately and notify your emergency contacts.
  • If you do not want Emergency SOS to automatically call the emergency services. when the Side button is pressed, be sure to disable the “Auto Call” via Settings > SOS Emergency > Disable Auto Call.

Change the Name of your iPhone

You can easily change or edit your iPhone’s name, as it appears on your Mac/PC, iCloud, Personal Hotspot, AirDrop, etc.

  • Move to Settings.
  • Tap General.
  • Next, tap About.
  • Tap Name.
  • From here, tap the Clear Text button, input a new name, and then touch Done.

How to Create Ringtone for iPhone

  • Open iTunes on the desktop to start.
  • Select the song you want to use to create a ringtone and click on it.
  • Right-click on the song
  • Next, tap “Song Info.”
  • Tap the Options tab.
  • Select up to a period of 30 seconds in the song that you’ll want to create your ringtone. Apples restrict your ringtone for 30 seconds, so you will not be able to have anything more than that.
  • When making the selection of your time, make sure you put the time in minutes and seconds. Once you choose your time, be sure to play it back to ensure it is a song that really wants.
  • Next, tap, OK.
  • With the song highlighted, tap File and then click “Convert” and choose the option that says “Create AAC Version.” Apple iTunes will immediately convert a 30-second audio clip you just choose to create.
  • Right-click on your newly created ringtone and on a Mac, select the option “Show in Finder.” On a Windows PC, look for the songs in your Windows Explorer pane to find the location on your hard drive.
  • Change the file extension from .m4a to .m4r song. That’s because Apple uses for ringtones .m4r extension. When asked to either keep .m4a or go with .m4r, chose the latter.
  • Keep windows open and plug in your iPhone to your computer. You will see the iPhone screen appears on the left sidebar.
  • Drag and drop ringtones .m4r you just made to the options on the left sidebar, under your iPhone, which says “Tones.” It will appear beneath the ringtones on your iPhone.
  • Go to your iPhone and select Settings.
  • Next, tap Sound & Haptics.
  • Scroll down to Ringtones and press the selection.
  • Here, you’ll see your ringtone. Select it. Ringtone also has to play, so you can be sure it is working properly, and everything is good to go.

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