Bought an iPhone 8 or 8 Plus? Do these ten things first

Did you get a new iPhone 8 or 8 Plus? thymus! But before you go out to take a million photos or upload it, there are a few details you should be aware of. We've listed ten things to do as soon as you get your new iPhone 8 or 8 Plus out of the box.

1. Back up and restore

We swear this is not a bad tip. On the contrary: it's a good idea to back up your old phone after You will need to have your new iPhone in hand so that the backup is as up to date as possible. You can back up via iCloud or on a Mac.

IOS has a feature called Quick Start (Quick Start) that uses your old iPhone to set up your new one. You can still use Quick Start (and if you want to do this, skip to item 2 on our list), but it's still recommended to back up your old iPhone first. You do not need to use Quick Start. Here are instructions on how to back up your old iPhone and use it to set up your new iPhone.

For a Mac backup (macOS Catalina): Connect your old iPhone to your Mac, open a new Finder window, and select your iPhone from the left column in the Places section. You will see a window that looks like the iPhone management window that used to be in iTunes. At seo Backups, choose Back up all your iPhone data on this Mac. Check option Encrypt Local Backup It's also a good idea to back up your account passwords and integrity data – just choose a password you don't forget. Click the button Back up now.

When the backup is complete, plug in your new iPhone 8 and tell the Mac you want to restore from the backup you just made. If you prefer, you can go back to iCloud backups at Settings> iCloud> Backup. But never too much to perform a backup on the Mac itself from time to time.

For a Mac backup (macOS Mojave or earlier): The backup process is similar to the one described above for Catalina, but you use the iTunes application. After backing up your old iPhone, plug in your new one. ITunes guides you through the setup steps.

For an iCloud backup: No need to connect your old iPhone to Mac. Just open Settings and touch your list of Apple ID profiles at the top. Then go to iCloud> iCloud Backup and select Back up now.

When setting up your new iPhone 8, you can restore your iPhone from this backup after signing in to your new device with your Apple ID.

2. Quick Start

QuickStart is a way to set up your new iPhone without using your Mac. You can use QuickStart instead of the method described in number 1 above. Before using Quick Start, have your old iPhone around as it will be used to set up your new iPhone. If you don't want to transfer apps and settings from the old iPhone to the new one, make a quick start manual setup, which we'll get into shortly.

When you start your new iPhone 8, it gets a Hello screen. After you press the Home button to open iPhone, you will be prompted to choose a language. After that, you need to select your country or region.

Now the Quick Start screen is displayed. See how to set up your new iPhone.

Transfer data from the old iPhone to the new. After the Quick Start screen appears on the new iPhone, you will see a Set Up New iPhone screen on your old iPhone. On the old iPhone, tap Unlock to continue if the phone is locked. Then tap the button Continue.

On your old iPhone, you will see a screen with a large circle labeled Hold your new iPhone to the camera. On the new iPhone, you will see a screen called Waiting for the other iPhone…. Take the old iPhone and use the camera to position the cloud of blue pixels on the new iPhone in the center of the circle. When the old iPhone detects the pixels, the setting will continue automatically. On the new iPhone, you need to enter the old iPhone password.

Set up the new iPhone as a new phone and do not transfer data from an old iPhone. When the Quick Start screen appears, tap the link. Set up manuallyat the bottom. On the next screen, select a Wi-Fi network. Once your iPhone is authenticated using the Wi-Fi network, follow the steps to set up iPhone. On the Apple and Data screen, select Do not transfer applications and data if you do not want to do so.

3. Set up Touch ID and Apple Pay

Yes, you should use Touch ID for maximum security – the fastest way to unlock iPhone is to set a more complicated access code, as you don't always have to enter it. So take a few minutes to repeatedly press a finger on the Home button to register it.

If you trust another human to unlock the phone, you can add your finger (or more of your own digits) by accessing Settings> Touch ID and Password> Add a Fingerprint.

Since you need to enable Touch ID to use Apple Pay, it would be a good time to access the Apple Wallet app to set it up. If you are new to Apple Pay, follow the instructions in Wallet to add a credit card or two. If you already had Apple Pay on an old iPhone, note that your credit cards have disappeared on your new iPhone. Why? For your safety, of course. Your Google Wallet history will still be there, but you'll need to re-enter the payment cards you want to use with Apple Pay.

4. Set Home Button Sensitivity (Home)

The Home button is not a separate crop button that moves down when you press it. It is completely fused with the rest of the iPhone's chin so it doesn't physically move up and down. You can still find it with your thumb, thanks to the metal ring Touch ID that surrounds it.

However, when you press the Home button, you still feel a vibration from the Taptic Engine, which no longer exists on iPhones 11 and 11 Pro. If you set up iPhone 8 as a new phone, you can choose what the Home button should look like. IOS gives you three clicks to choose from. On this screen, tap 1, 2, or 3 and press the Home button to feel the difference between these clicks. Choose what you like best and tap Avanar in the upper right corner. If you want to change it later, just go to Settings> General> Home Button.

5. Update your apps

Great, now you should finally be on the home screen. Enter the App Store: You want the latest versions of all your apps. While you're there, check out the cool app collections, with magazine-style articles, interviews with upcoming app developers, game trailers, and more in the Today section. This changes daily, so you can come back tomorrow to see what's new.

Don't forget that you can automatically update your apps by pressing the button. Updates in Settings> Apple ID> iTunes and App Store. Or you can manually update the tools in the App Store – tap your account icon in the upper right corner of the App Store app and scroll down to the Available Updates section.

6. Pair your Apple Watch

If you use an Apple Watch (or you may have just purchased a new Apple Watch), you will need to pair it with your new iPhone to keep Activity data saved in the Sade app database and keep notifications on your new phone. being sent to the clock. First, you need to unpair the watch on your old iPhone. From the Apple Watch app on your old iPhone, tap the watch, then the “i” icon, unpair Apple Watch, and enter your iCloud password when prompted.

Then launch the Apple Watch app on your new iPhone 8, which guides you through the pairing process, including setting a password, unlocking behavior, and Apple Pay.

7. Try the camera

Be sure to familiarize yourself with the different camera modes. Play with Time-Lapse and Slo-hand cameras, record a few videos, check out the common camera as well as Square and Pano cameras.

8. Edit Live Effect Photos

In the Camera app, enable Live Photos by tapping the small circle icon that looks like a firework (middle left, between the flash icon at the far left and the timer icon at the right), on the top toolbar when you are in regular photo mode. It glows yellow when activated. When you take a photo, iPhone captures 1.5 seconds of video before and after, so keep your phone steady for best results.

To see your Live Photos in action, you will find them among your regular photos in the Photos app. When you pass the photos, the Live Photo animation is displayed for a split second and then stops. To see everything, tap 3D on the photo by pressing firmly and holding the photo.

To edit a Live Photo, tap the button. To edit. You can crop them, add a filter, adjust colors and lighting or even use the magic wand adjuster in the upper right corner. You can also crop your live photo for time.

9. Customize Your Control Center

The Control Center provides quick access to some iPhone functions and applications, including camera, flashlight, calculator and alarm clock. You will also find two sliders for screen volume and brightness, in addition to switching to screen rotation lock, Do Not Disturb mode, screen mirroring, and all your wireless controls (such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and Airplane Mode). ).

You access the Control Center by sliding up at the bottom of the home screen. V for Settings> Control Center> Customize Controls and add any features that seem interesting.

10. Loading

There is a reason for your new iPhone 8 to have this glossy glass on the back, and this is not a setback for the iPhone 4. This glass supports wireless charging. To use this feature, you will need a compatible wireless charger that uses the Qi standard. If you have such a device, all you have to do is put the iPhone on it and you're done. Say goodbye confusing Lightning cables to your bedside table.

Of course, you can charge your iPhone 8 via Lightning if you want. And in fact, this may still be the fastest way to charge your phone.