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A Beginner’s Guide To Owning An iOS Device

A Beginner’s Guide To Owning An iOS Device

You just got a new iOS device for Christmas. For sure, you are beaming with excitement, but also feeling a bit intimidated, especially if you have never owned an iOS handset before. 

 

That's alright -- we have all been there before. To get you started on your brand new iOS device, you just need to follow the simple tips outlined below.

 

Keep Your Device Secure

 

Normally, a setup assistant would walk you through the process of setting up an iCloud account and securing your iOS device using Touch ID and a personal identification number (PIN). If for some reason you skipped this step, there is no need to worry. You just need to open the Settings app on your device, then select Touch ID & Passcode. From here, you can set your fingerprint to unlock your device (provided that it is equipped with Touch ID). Apple products usually require you to create a four digit PIN too. For those devices without Touch ID, you can just set your PIN for security.

 

You can also enable the Find My iPhone feature, just in case you need to locate your device via GPS when it gets lost, or worse, stolen. Just go to Settings > iCloud > Find My iPhone.

 

Create An iCloud Account

 

Using an iCloud account, you can send iMessages, make FaceTime calls, back up your device automatically, and even sync photos across multiple iOS devices. To create an account, just head on to the Settings app, find the iCloud option, and follow the prompts.

 

Study The Settings App

 

Needless to say, the Settings app may be the most important app in your iOS device. You can do well to explore it and simply familiar yourself with the app. It is also a useful tool for checking if your device's software is updated. Just go to General > Software Update to check if you do have the latest version available.

 

Learn How To Navigate

 

The iOS user interface typically has lots of buttons to help you navigate between apps and screens. But there are also loads of gestures that you can employ in order to be more efficient in operating your iOS device. For instance, when you are browsing web pages via Safari, you can swipe in from the left to go back, or swipe in from the right to move forward. We are not going to spoil everything for you, so we recommend that you explore your IOS device and discover for yourself what a little swiping from here to there can do.

 

Personalize!

 

Use photos you have personally taken for your wallpaper. Or you can use wallpaper apps (such as Mobiles Wall) that offers loads of choices for your iOS device. As for ringtones, you can create your own using your device. Or, you can buy them from the iTunes store.

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