Hints & Tips, Travel

How to set up an iPhone?

Congratulations on your iPhone purchase/rental! You now have access to one of the best phones on the market. Are you unsure about how to set up your new iPhone? Follow the quick and easy guide below.

  1. Turn on iPhone

    To begin, simply turn on your device by pressing the power button for 2 seconds. Models iPhone 6/6 Plus and newer will have the button on the right of the phone; previous models have the power button located above the phone.

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  2. Hello – Welcome screen

    Your iPhone should now have turned on and will be displaying a message saying ‘Hello’. Slide your finger to the right on the bottom of the screen to continue.

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  3. Select your country and language

    You will now be asked to select your country and language. This will determine the language that your phone uses on the display. Select the country/language that you would like by scrolling through the selections with your finger and then press on the country that you would like to choose.

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  4. Connect your iPhone to a Wi-Fi network

    The next screen gives you the opportunity to select a Wi-Fi network. If you are within range of a trusted Wi-Fi network then proceed to connect by selecting the name and entering the router password.

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  5. Turn on Location Services

    You will now be asked whether to turn on ‘Location Services’, personally I believe this to be a great feature on the iPhone and would turn it on. This enables important apps such as ‘Find my iPhone’ to work with greater accuracy.

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  6. iPhone security and Touch ID

    iPhone Touch ID will be presented to you if your device is a 5S or newer. This allows you to unlock the phone using your fingerprint and is an extra form of security offered by Apple and saves time when unlocking your phone. This can also be used later on if you wanted to use Apple Pay, however this must be set up separately.

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  7. Restore from iCloud backup

    If this is your first Apple device then you click “Set Up as New iPhone”, for previous iPhone users, you can restore from iCloud Backup.


  8. Create an Apple ID

    Sign in with your Apple ID or create a new ID if you do not already have one. Although the phone can work without this step, it is highly recommended that you use an Apple ID to benefit from all of the phone’s features.

  9. Set up Siri

    It’s now time to set up Siri, turn on this feature to be able to speak orders to your phone. Siri is great for headphone users as it lets you control the iPhone without having it in your hand. One of the final options is to decide whether to share information with app developers. This is personal choice, however most people choose not to use this feature.

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  10. Get started

    Finally finish up by clicking “Get started”. You will now be able to make calls, surf the web, write emails, download apps and much more!

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Hints & Tips, Travel

What does send as text message mean on iPhone?

Have you ever sent a message to your friend or colleague, but instead of the usual blue text bubble, you’re greeted with green. This is because your iPhone has sent your message as an SMS over your mobile network, rather than iMessage on an internet connection.

Why would I want to send as a text message?

There are situations where it will be preferable to send a text as SMS and not via iMessage. If you want to text someone that is not connected to the internet, an iMessage will send but not deliver until the recipient turns on their connection. By forcing your phone to send as a text message, the recipient will be able to receive the message as long as they have a mobile network connection.

When traveling abroad, you may not have a data plan and therefore would have to pay large data roaming costs if you sent an iMessage. By selecting Settings > Messages > Turn off iMessage, this enables you to text and call abroad without worrying about a large data bill. If you’re looking to only use calls and texts abroad then you can benefit from a local SIM card and save when traveling.

Can I use iMessage abroad?

Yes! The great thing about iMessage and FaceTime is that they operate over an internet connection and therefore only need a WiFi or mobile data connection. To ensure that you only send via iMessage select Settings > Messages > Turn off Send as SMS. Please be aware that when messaging a non-Apple device, your phone will still send as SMS unless using a free internet messaging service such as WhatsApp. Here’s the great news… using mobile data abroad doesn’t have to result in expensive bills! An International Data SIM card combines both high speed mobile data worldwide with worry-free billing. Mobile data is now more popular than ever as it lets you communicate worldwide using iMessage, WhatsApp, Skype and FaceTime without having to pay roaming fees for calls and texts.