About to open up my brand new Iphone 4s: Any tips

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Totty1987, Nov 12, 2011.

  1. Totty1987 macrumors regular

    Oct 7, 2011
    I collected my iphone 4s from the apple store today, could anyone give me any tips and advice in relation to charging the phone for the first time and any phone settings I should activate/deactivate.

    thanx :)
  2. Andrew.s macrumors 6502


    Jul 14, 2007
    Inland Empire
    Bluetooth always off only because I don't use it.
    Raise to speak in Siri settings off.
    Auto brightness on.
    Auto lock to lowest setting.
    Location services turned off for things like Twitter, Facebook and camera.
    Use cellular turned off in Docs and Data iCloud setting.

    All just some basic settings to "help" with battery life. As far as battery the phone should have a decent charged battery out of the box though.
  3. whiskeyvol macrumors regular

    Mar 14, 2011
  4. TM WAZZA macrumors 68000

    Sep 18, 2010
    Hamilton, New Zealand
    I like to drain the battery first, then fully charge it.
  5. wrinkster22 macrumors 68030


    Jun 11, 2011
    I would open it up and go through settings and go throughout the various folders. Turn off anything you do not need. Congrats and enjoy
  6. GraphicsGeek macrumors 6502a

    Sep 19, 2008
    Today's batteries don't require any sort of "maintenance" so just plug it in when you need to or overnight. The 4S battery has been excellent for me so you may not need to turn off anything. I haven't and my battery lasts all day.
  7. cmeisenzahl macrumors 6502

    Oct 7, 2005

    Congrats! Turn off location services for things that don't really need it. Make sure to get iOS 5.0.1 if you don't have it already.

    I noticed that after about 4 days of use (and nightly charging to 100%) my battery life improved dramatically. After a week I calibrated the battery by letting it run all the way down, then charging to 100%.
  8. Zcott macrumors 68020

    Oct 18, 2009
    Belfast, Ireland
    Turn on and enjoy. Everything else mentioned is irrelevant.
  9. moogs macrumors member

    Sep 13, 2006
    why don't you like raise to speak?
  10. Totty1987 thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 7, 2011
    I'm such an idiot, I forgot that the iphone only uses micro sim cards. I'm gonna have to get one tomorrow. :mad:

    What's the best UK network?
  11. bluemonkeyguy macrumors 6502

    Sep 7, 2010
    this doesn't matter as the lit ion batteries in iphones dont have that "memory life" other batteries had.
  12. ShionoyaTamaki macrumors 6502

    Oct 9, 2011
    Just use it normally out of the box. Charge it when needed like any device.

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