Now that you finally have your new iPhone in the palm of your hands, how do you get the most out of its many features? For some people, the iPhone 7 will seem similar to the iPhone 6. These people will probably be able to unlock the ultimate potential of their phones with little trouble. However, for new smartphone users, the device will be an introduction to a new world. You can have the best experience with your new iPhone by knowing how to use some of its best features, like the iCloud and the App Store.
Know how to access the iCloud
There is currently a huge focus on cloud-based storage services. Using the iCloud comes with several benefits such as file storage, backup capabilities, and more. When you start-up your new iPhone, you will be asked to sign in to an existing iCloud account. You will also be given the option to create a new account. If this is your first time using an iPhone, set up a new account.
You can secure the account using two-factor authentication. This is a great step if you want your information to stay secure. You should also print a physical copy of your recovery key and hide it somewhere safe. If you forget the key, you could be locked out of the account on all of your devices.
Wait for the iOS update
There is a short period between the manufacturing of the phone and retail. However, a new iPhone is probably already using the latest version of iOS. No version of iOS is perfect and there are often hiccups with the new updates. These hiccups cause a lot of iPhone users to choose not to update to the latest version. Keep in mind, Apple is pretty quick at fixing bugs and any errors in the iOS code.
With all this in mind, understand that updating your iPhone the second it comes out of the box is not always necessary. If you do choose to update iOS, there is a small period of time when you can go back to the older release. You may simply choose to wait a while after the update comes out to update your phone. Look online and see what other users have to say about the update. If most people hate the newest update, you may want to ignore it until a better version comes out or any errors are fixed.
Take advantage of apps
One of the best benefits of your new iPhone is access to the third-party apps. The App Store is easy to navigate, but you may be wondering where to start. Some of the obvious favorites for social networking are Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Cloud based applications from Google and Microsoft are also helpful. If you use the Google Suite, look into the iPhone’s Gmail, Google Maps, Google Drive, and Google Plus apps.
There are also plenty of apps designed just for fun. Sports fans will enjoy NFL, MLB, and ESPN apps. The iPhone has many apps, both educational and fun, designed for children as well. There are hundreds of applications to choose from, so you are bound to find several that interest you.
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