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New to iPhone? Do the following first if you own an iPhone 13

Here are some tips for the new iPhone users.

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Congratulations and we welcome you to the Apple world. So finally you have switched to an Apple iPhone and if you are a first-time user then you need to learn some basic tricks. Our guide will help you set up your iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro if you were wondering where to begin. Here are some tips and tricks that you must try right away after unboxing it.

Here is how to set up your iPhone 13

Create an Apple ID

So first things first, as soon as you unbox and switch on your new iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro you will be asked to create your Apple ID. Yes, this is a step we also follow when setting up a new Android device. So enter your credentials if you already have one or create a new one as it is absolutely free. 

By following this step you can make purchases from the App Store and use other amazing features like iMessage, Facetime, FindMyPhone and so on. However, this is not really necessary but to make full use of your iPhone features you must do that. One can also set up the iPhone automatically.

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Enabling FindMyPhone

Before we move ahead we need to make our phone safe as you have saved your hard-earned money and waited patiently to buy the iPhone 13. So another essential step to follow next is enabling FindMyPhone. It is a built-in feature that can help in tracking your device or remotely wiping the stored data if it gets lost or stolen. 

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Set up FaceID

Earlier devices came with a built-in Home button for a fingerprint scanner that Apple called TouchID. But the new device comes with FaceID, which is a facial recognition system to unlock the phone. Not just that, this feature allows you to make iTunes or App Store purchases, so make sure you have enabled it on your Apple iPhone 13. 

Set up Focus

The iOS 15 brings the revamped Do Not Disturb feature now called ‘Focus’. This functionality filters out notifications and apps based on what a user wants to focus on. According to Apple, users can set their device to help them be in the moment by creating a custom Focus or selecting a suggested Focus, which uses on-device intelligence to suggest which people and apps are allowed to notify you during this time. 

Install iTunes

iTunes is another important tool that lets you add and remove music, videos, apps and more. Without this you won’t be able to transfer your data from your PC to iPhone or vice versa, so make sure it is in place. 

Download useful apps from App Store

We have already done a dedicated story where you can find all the important apps which you should install on your new iPhone 13. 

10 best apps to download for iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Mini and

10 Apps you need to install in your new iPhone 13 pro and iPhone 13 pro max

So, feel free to go through the list. 

Personalise your iPhone home and control centre

Not many customisation options are available on iPhone like we get on Android smartphones. But still, you can customise your iPhone home screen by heading to Settings>Wallpaper>Choose a New Wallpaper.

To set up a Ringtone go to Settings>Sounds>Ringtone

To access the Control Center, swipe down from the top right corner of the phone with FaceID. You can also open it from Settings>Control Center. From here you can turn on/off Wi-Fi, control media, flashlight, screen brightness, music and a lot more. Similarly, you can access the notification centre to check missed calls, texts, emails, reminders, calendar events and more. You can also configure it from Settings>Notification Center.

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Komila Singh
Komila Singh
Komila is one of the most spirited tech writers at Gadget Bridge. Always up for a new challenge, she is an expert at dissecting technology and getting to its core. She loves to tinker with new mobile phones, tablets and headphones.
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