Part one: First things you should do when you get an iPhone 6 17/10/2014
Our tips on the first things you should do when you get a new iPhone 6.
Part one: First things you should do when you get an iPhone 6

You waited for the release of the new iPhone 6 for months. You may have even been one of those serious Apple devotees that spent hours queuing to be one of the first to get their hands on this newest smartphone to rock the digital world. But now that you have this compact miracle of modern technology in your hands, one question looms clearly in your mind: "Now what?"

Well, never fear, we've compiled a list of the first things you should do when you get a new iPhone 6 to help you fall more deeply in love with your new device. In part one of this two-part series we will show you how to:

  • Back up your old phone

  • Restore from backup

  • Finish the setup

  • Set up your Touch ID

1. Back up your old phone

Thankfully you can import all your contacts, apps, photos and music from your previous phone to the new one. This is a vital first step, and it's also an opportunity to say goodbye to an old friend before you move on to greener pastures. You can back up your files wirelessly using iCloud or by connecting your USB cable to your laptop and using iTunes. 

2. Restore from back up

Once you turn on your new iPhone, follow the setup prompts and then connect to Wi-Fi. If you've backed up your old phone with iCloud then sign into your account. If you went the iTunes route, then make sure your USB is connected and choose the "restore from iTunes backup" option. The phone should restart when it has completed the process. 

3. Finish the setup

When your new mate wakes up again, there are a few more steps to follow before she's properly up and running. You will be asked to enter your iCloud account password and agree to the iCloud terms and conditions. Then comes the fun part; you get to set up how people can reach you over iPhone messaging apps like iMessage and Face Time. If you're in a hurry (or just a procrastinator) you can skip these steps and complete them at a later date. 

4. Set up your Touch ID

In this age of digital piracy, security is vital. It can make all the difference between your photos, messages and financial information being secure or having them exposed and vulnerable to digital thieves. The iPhone 6 has a cool security feature called Touch ID. During the setup process, you will be asked to activate it. When asked to do so, place a finger on the home button. It will then ask you to place the edges of your finger over the screen at different angles so that it can get a complete picture of your fingerprint.

For extra security, you can add more fingers or even add a friend, family member or partner by visiting the settings app, scrolling down, and selecting Touch ID & Passcode - Add a Fingerprint.

If you're not keen on using Touch ID, don't worry you can forgo it all together, but in this day and age of identity theft, why would you?

In part two of this series we will show you how to:

  • Pick a size with Display Zoom

  • Peruse the settings

  • Update your apps

  • Install some widgets

  • Open the Tips app 

  • Get a hot new iPhone 6 case to keep it safe

If you're in the market for accessories to protect or just trick out your new iPhone 6, view our product range online including iPhone 6 cases and iPhone 6 Plus cases. Our 100% money-back guarantee provides you with peace of mind. Also, all orders over $20 within Australia come with free delivery and a 12-month warranty.

In the meantime, visit one of your social media channels and drop us a line to tell us what was the first thing you were itching to do with your shiny new iPhone 6. Did we leave something out? Let us know, and have a happy New iPhone Day.

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