How to Set Up iPhone XR

Whether you have upgraded the iPhones several times or a new user of Apple phones, setting up a new phone of this family is an experience of a lifetime. After bringing the iPhone X into the mobile world, the company has recently launched iPhone XS and iPhone Max, and it will be joined by iPhone XR very soon. If you have already set up iPhone XS and iPhone Max, here are a few things you have got to know about iPhone XR that is likely to join this bandwagon. Although this phone shares similar features with the recently launched iPhones, the price tag is going to be on the lower side. Here, we are going to show you how to set up iPhone XR.

Knowing the options

There are various ways in which to set up the new iPhone XR, whether you want to restore the apps from another phone, start anew, or import data and content from a non-Apple phone. Firstly, it is important to understand what these options mean for the users of the iPhone XR.

  • When you start a new, you begin every setting from scratch, and this applies to all those people who have not used a smartphone or the internet services. It also implies that the users want to experience a brand-new feeling while using the iPhone.
  • If you import data from other non-Apple brands such as Android, Windows or Blackberry, you can get the work done with the app of Apple in Google Play, especially for Android. It is a suitable option for those users switching to iPhone or iPad.

How to set up iPhone XR

1. Starting with the set-up process

As you turn on the new iPhone XR, you will receive greetings in different languages saying “Hello”, and it is similar whether you are planning to start the set up process freshly, restore from a previous iPhone or moving from your Android phone. All that you have got to do is to touch on Slide to Set Up and select your Language followed by the Region or the Country to where you intend using the iPhone. After this, you can choose the Wi-Fi network but if you are yet to come within the range of this network, you can set it up later and work with Cellular option for now. After this, you can follow the procedure of Automatic Set Up using the same Settings and the Passcode.

If you are the one trying to set up the phone manually, you can tap Continue after reading Data and Privacy Information that Apple has shared with the users. After this, you can tap on Enable Location Services or if you do not want it right now, you can tap on Skip Location Services.

2. Setting up Face ID

The facial identity scanner available with the breed of iPhones released by Apple is the new kid on the block. You can secure the apps and unlock the phone with the help of this app. Apart from this, you can authenticate the apps from Apple using this facial scanning feature on the device.

iphone XR Face ID

Setting up this feature is similar to what you have done with the Touch ID minus the scanning process. The first step is to launch Settings from the Home Screen and tapping on Face ID and Passcode. After this, you may enter the Passcode and tap on Set Up Face ID and tap again to Get Started. Now you have to place your face on the circle and move it slowly in a circular motion. Tap Continue and start moving the head again in the second circle. Tap Done after this to complete the set-up process.

3. Registration of alternate face

This is another option you get when you set up Face ID on iPhone XR.  Adding another face scan to the local database is possible with a second appearance of the same person using the phone. However, if you plan to share the device with another individual, you can set up the alternate appearance as well. It is a good option to have a second appearance as the device may fail to recognize you by Face ID when you are wearing sunglasses or a hat. You can visit the Appearances section and tap on Set Up an Alternative Appearance to get the registration done.

iPhone XR second Face

4. Unlocking the phone with Face ID

When you finish setting the Face ID on your device, you are ready to unlock the phone using your face. For this, you have to wake the device up either by pressing the Slide button or tapping on the screen. After this, you have to look into the device directly and watch the padlock icon open to know that you have unlocked the device successfully. You can just swipe up to go to the Home screen of the device. If the phone fails to unlock and the passcode screen appears, you can swipe up on the screen to try the Face ID again.

5. Restoration of data into the device from another phone

If you are not planning to start fresh with the data cleaning service and happy to restore data from another phone or switch from your Android device, you can do it using the iCloud or iTunes. Backing the data of the old phone is the first thing you need to do and then restore data into the new iPhone XR from iTunes or iCloud. While moving from the Android phone, you can utilize the apps of Apple in the Google Play Store. However, before moving the data to your new device, iPhone XR, you have to download Move to iOS on the old device at first.

Open the Google Play Store on the Android phone and search for Move to iOS. After this, you have to open the Move to iOS app listing and then tap Install. Tap to open the request of permission and tap Open after the installation. Tap Continue on the devices and then Tap Agree followed by Next on the Android phone. Enter the 12-digit code displayed on the new iPhone and then the Android device will connect the new iPhone XR with the Wi-Fi connection. You need to respond when the device asks whether you are keen to transfer the data such as contacts, the text messages, videos and photos.

Just choose the data you want to move to the new device. The Android phone will transfer the data into the new iPhone XR and place all the content into the correct apps. After the transfer of data, you can finally disconnect the devices. The time needed to transfer the data depends on the amount of data you would like to transfer.

iPhone XR Data

6. Setting up the new device

If the new iPhone XR is the first from the family of iPhones on which you invest, you may want to set it up fresh. You can tap Set Up as New iPhone at first and then enter the Apple ID and Password. If you do not have the ID or the password, you are free to create one. Just read the terms and conditions of the company and agree to it. Tap Agree to confirm the act. After this, you have to set up Apple Pay and iCloud Keychain.

iPhone XR Apple pay

7. Restoration of data from iTunes backup

If you have a lot of music apps or photos in the old iPhone device, you can restore the entire data from the cloud or iTunes. For all those planning to pick up the iPhone XR, you have to connect the old phone to the computer through the USB cable and open iTunes if it does not open automatically. iTunes will seek permission whether you want the computer to access the information present on the device and the iPhone will again ask if you are keen to transfer the data. You can tap Trust on your iPhone and then click Continue on the computer. After this, you have to click to Get Started. You have to choose your iPhone from the list of the devices present on the left panel and click on the Summary tab of the iPhone. Finally, you can select Restore Backup and sync the phone to your computer.

iPhone XR itune backup

While restoring data from iCloud, you have to enter the Apple ID and Password, agree to the terms and conditions and choose the backup option. The process can take some time; so, you have got to wait before grabbing the data.

8. Setting up Siri

You can set up Siri, say “Hey Siri” and then say that it is you. Finally, you can tap Send Diagnostic Information to Apple if any of the apps crash when you set up the device and tap again on Don’t Send if you are not keen to send the information. Turning on the Display Zoom will enhance the visual accessibility while using the phone and tap to Get Started.

iPhone XR siri setup

As you try to set the new iPhone XR, you can get familiar with some of the apps, try to switch between them and turn off the phone as one of the first experiences. While setting up the Face ID feature the right way, you might come to know a few more interesting facts about the new device.