Hey iMore, show me around my new iPhone.
We want to make sure you get the most out of your new device, so we've put together this guide to get you started. We'll walk you through the setup process if you don't do it in store; help you transfer your data over from an old iPhone, Android, or feature-phone; suggest some great apps for you to install; and offer our favorite accessories and cases.
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How to set up your new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus
When you pick up an iPhone from the Apple Store, you're given the option to set it up in-store with a Specialist. If you're doing something complicated—switching from another platform, for example, or a feature phone—it might be helpful to have someone walk you through the ropes. But if you have an iCloud backup or an iTunes backup of a previous iPhone, it's better to set it up at home.
For one thing, if you have an iCloud backup, you won't be relying on the Apple Store's already strained Wi-Fi network to restore—and once you start restoring, you have to stay there until it finishes. (That can sometimes take up to an hour—and unless you love hanging out in an Apple Store for an hour...) And iTunes backups generally make more sense to restore when you get home, as they require your computer.
Of course, if you really want to play with your new iPhone right this second—or you want to make sure you can receive phone calls until you get home—you can set your iPhone up as new and then reset and restore it when you get back.
How to transfer data and accounts to your new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus
Whether you're coming to the iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus from a previous iPhone, or you're switching over from an Android or BlackBerry phone for the first time, thanks to "the cloud", transferring content and data is easier than ever.
If you've owned a previous iPhone, you should have been able to move all your information over via iCloud or iTunes restore. If you opted not to restore, you can still regain most of your information by logging back into your iCloud, but you won't be able to restore certain things like your Health data, Apple Watch backups, and more.
Once you've set up your iPhone as a new device, restored from backup, or moved your Android information over with the Move to iOS app, it's time to add your other accounts and customize your iPhone.
- How to set up your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus with Gmail and Google
- How to set up CardDAV, CalDAV, and subscribed calendars on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch
If you're a Blackberry or Windows Phone user, this is also the time to move over any of your accounts.
How to get the best apps for your iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus
With the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, built-in software is just the beginning. The App Store has over a million apps that can help you do an almost unlimited number of things. The only challenge is figuring out which are the absolute best apps for you. Luckily, that's what iMore is here for. Day in, day out, we scour the app store and organize and present the apps and games you need to check out first. We even have Editors' Choice awards, so you know what our very favorites are.
How to get the best accessories for your iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus
iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus accessories are just beginning to hit the market. We'll be rounding them up and testing them all as soon as possible, but in the meantime our store team has already been collecting their favorites and getting as many up and available as possible. Check them out!
How to get more help with your iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus
If you've got specific questions or need extra help getting started with your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, check out our amazing forums. They're filled with bright, energetic people who just love to help everyone get the most out of their iPhone!