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How to Set Up iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max

For a lot of people using the iPhones for a long time, the iPhone XS is entirely different. Here, we are going to show you how to set up iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max.

Even though you may be familiar with the operation of the iPhones, there are different aspects in this version that you ought to know deeply before using the phone. In this version, you can get the advantage of the Automatic Setup of Apple. For those using the older version of the iPhone without Face ID, the Touch ID does not exist in the iPhone XS. All that you need to do is to save your face instead of the fingers. The chances are that you will restore the new iPhone from the backup of the previous phone. There are two things on which you must focus.

The backup must be up-to-date

For this, you have to visit the iCloud settings of the existing device and check whether the updates are recent or not. If you cannot find the recent updates, you can do it manually. You have to head towards Settings and then move on to Your Name to iCloud and finally to iCloud Backup and tap on the Back Up Now. Wait for the process to finish.

Use the Automatic Setup feature of the phone to update the device

For this option, you have to copy the ID and the Home Wi-Fi settings from the existing device by bringing both of them close to each other.

The best option is to set up the new device from the beginning. Even if you decide to restore from the backup of your current device, there are plenty of things you will come to know from this guideline.

How to set up iPhone XS or iPhone XS Max

1. Starting from the basics

Downloading the apps you need

You may have plenty of applications on your iPhone and most of them stay unused. It is necessary to make the setup process clean and vivid. Tap and visit the App Store while signing in to the Apple account. Try to download those apps that you have used during the last six months or those that are used daily.

Do not Disturb

This is an essential app to be used in the iPhone if you constantly get notifications, messages or other disruptions. The right way to set up this app on your device is from the Settings app which is in the second section under the Control Center or Notification. You must get this app on your phone if you are not willing to be bothered with the distractions. Toggling Scheduled to ON and setting the time during which you want to avoid the Notifications is the first step you need to take. However, if there is an emergency, you would want to keep on the schedule, yet let some things in. You can tap on Enable Allow Calls From your Favorites, and toggle on Repeated Calls to ON.

iPhone XS Do Not Disturb

Setting up Apple Pay

You may not want to carry your wallet every time you leave home. Now you are ready to pay from your phone even when you do not carry the wallet. To use Apple Pay, you must add a card to your wallet. Visit the Settings and then move on to the Wallet and Apple Pay and add the card. Do not forget to call the bank for verifying the card you want to use. Once you set this up, it is easy to use. If you have already set up the Face ID on the new device, it will scan your face and approve the purchase you have made.

iphone Xs Apple pay

Setting up Face ID

Setting up and using Face ID is simpler than you think. No longer do you need to use the fingers, and it is a look into the camera that can do the trick. To set up the Face ID, you have to follow the steps similar to what the compass calibration in the device makes you do while using the Maps. You have to roll your head this time instead of rolling the device. When you complete two scans, the iPhone XS stores the 3D image of the head in the Secure Enclave which even the operating system cannot access. When you are in the Settings mode, you can go to the option of Face ID and Passcode. Now you are ready to use those features you want with the Face ID just as you did with the Touch ID. If you are keen to sport a second appearance, you have to set up the alternate appearance as well and all that you may have to do is to tap the Face ID settings and set it up.

iPhone XS Face ID setup

2. Customization of the set up in the iPhone

Changing the name of your device

While using the connected services using several devices, you must give a separate name to the new iPhone so that you can find the right device. For this, you have to head to Settings and then to General. Once you reach there, you have to tap on About and then on the Name which might appear by default to something that appears vague. Type iPhone XS to ensure the device you need to target over the network.

Changing the ringtone

You can set the ringtone to something that no one else uses. You can tap on Settings and then on Sounds. You can swipe down to the list of the ringtones and tap on the button you want to select. If you are willing to make the ringtone distinctive, you can choose from the old ringtones not in use. You will easily come to know which device is ringing.

3. Managing iCloud, Messages and Calendars

Setting alert with default calendar

When you need to get alerts about significant events, you have to set a default time based on the type of the event. For instance, the events that are held throughout the year, Birthdays, and Events are three of the major options you can follow to set up the Calendar. Accordingly, you can get the reminders at the right time. If you set it right, you will never forget to attend the event on the day it is organized.

iPhone XS Calender alert

Refreshing the background apps

You might just want to select the apps carefully that you want to run on the background. It is time to take a look at the list present in the Settings and then move on to General and Background App Refresh. Toggle the last option to ON and then put OFF all those apps you may not need to access in the background. If you are skeptical, you can toggle it to OFF and check whether any of the apps in the background is slowing down the device, and you may need to refresh them as well.

4. Setting up email in the device

Adding the email accounts

You may use Sparrow, Mail, or Outlook but adding all these accounts is one of the significant aspects of setting the email in this device. For the Mail app in Apple, you have to tap on Settings and visit the Accounts and Passwords and then tap on Add Account.

Email preview

While the mail allows you to view the content without opening it, you want to add a bit more to it. For the Mail app of Apple, you have to tap on Settings and then on Mail and finally tap on the Preview button. You can change the settings to five lines to avail more information from the emails without having to open them.

iPhone XSEmail

Setting the default account

Just Tap on Settings and Accounts and Passwords to Your Mail Account name and finally tap on Account and Email. Once you reach this setting, you can easily tap on the email address you prefer. This address can be used as the From address in the upcoming emails. You can also add any other address that is associated with your email account.

5. Advanced options in the iPhone XS email

Swipe and manage the email

It is easier to swipe the email you need to view rather than tapping on multiple buttons. You can change from Swipe Right to Archive and swipe in the same direction to be able to save the emails to your Archive. If the email account in your device supports the swiping to the left as a default Delete Action, you can see the Trash icon.

Adding HTML signature

Adding a nice signature can add to the professional look, so you must not forget to add it in the email. If you have a signature on the desktop, all that you need to do is to copy and paste the code into the email account and forward it to yourself. After this, you have to copy and paste it into the Mail app.

6. More apps all the way

Enhancing the length of the Auto Lock

As you get this flamboyant device, you may use it all the time. The default two minutes that helps you enhance the length of the app can stay ON without turning OFF the display. It can help you maintain the power of the battery for a long time, but it may not suffice for the user when using the device normally. Go to the Settings and General to Auto Lock and set it at five minutes so that you can save the effort of tapping the screen for a long time to keep it awake.

Equalizing the tunes

When you turn on the EQ in the music app of the device, you can listen to your favorite music without using the Bluetooth speaker. After this, go to Settings and Music. Once you reach there, you can tap on EQ and set the phone to the Late Night option to enjoy the blasting sound on the device while you complete your office work and cooking in a jiffy.

Obtaining the text messages

Once you set up the option of iMessage on your phone, you can get text messages from the other iPhone devices. Try to place the other iPhone nearby, and you tap on the Settings and then on Messages to Text Message Forwarding. A list of devices will show up in your iPhone. Toggle the other devices ON and check the code in the target device. Once you enter the code in your iPhone, all the devices can receive the iMessages and the text messages.

7. Subscribing to services during set up

iCloud Photo Library

With the help of this app, you can store the videos and the photos in the cloud so that you can retrieve the files easily when you lose them. If you have a lot of photos and need to store them, you can tap into the Settings and then go on to iCloud and Photos. After that, you can toggle the iCloud Photo Library to ON.

Enabling iTunes Match

Apple music tracks all the music files present on the device, but you may delete all the files from your iPhone accidentally. If you are not ready to settle for the music that Apple provides you on the device, you must have a backup of the files in the iCloud. To set up this device on your phone, you can tap on Settings and Music. After this, you have to subscribe to iTunes Match to avail this service whenever you want.

iPhone XS itune Match

8. Securing the web service

Safari setup

For this setup, you have to visit the Settings and then move on to Safari and Auto Fill to make the mobile browser work in the right way. Let toggling the Use Contact Info to ON be the first step. After this, you can tap on My Info and choose the contact you want while coming across form fields in Safari. Toggling Names and Passwords can help you visit the same website again without facing any difficulty.

Your iPhone XS is now ready for use.

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