Support for iPhone
If you already set up your new iPhone but want to start over, learn what to do. Otherwise, follow these steps to set up your new iPhone.
Turn on your device
You’ll see “Hello” in many languages. Press the Home button to unlock your device and begin set up.
If you’re blind or have low vision, you can turn on VoiceOver or Zoom from the Hello screen.
Get help if your device won’t turn on, or if it’s disabled or requires a passcode.
Select your language and country or region
When asked, choose your language. Then tap your country or region. This affects how information looks on your device, including date, time, contacts, and more.
Activate your device
You need to connect to a Wi-Fi network, cellular network, or iTunes to activate and continue setting up your device.
Tap the Wi-Fi network that you want to use or select a different option. If you’re setting up an iPhone or iPad (Wi-Fi + Celluar), you might need to insert your SIM card first.
Then decide on Location Services, a feature you need for apps like Maps and Find My Friends.
Get help if you can’t connect to Wi-Fi or if you can’t activate your iPhone.
Set up Touch ID and create a passcode
On some devices, you can set up Touch ID. With this feature, you can use your fingerprint to unlock your device and make purchases.
Next, set a six-digit passcode to help protect your data. You need a passcode to use features like Touch ID and Apple Pay. If you’d like a four-digit passcode, custom passcode, or no passcode, tap Passcode Options.
Restore or transfer your information and data
If you have an iCloud or iTunes backup, or an Android device, you can restore or transfer your data from your old device to your new device.
If you don’t have a backup or another device, select Set Up as New iPhone.