I just bought an iPhone for the 1st time

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by creamz, May 16, 2017.

  1. creamz macrumors member

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    And two years earlier I got a MBP. Looks like there is no turning back.

    It got me pissed off for a while when I need my MBP to sign in with my apple id. But when I got home and did the unboxing, I actually spend 2 hours taking out and putting back in the contents of the box. I had completely forgotten how pissed I was driving back...

    So I am curious, does anyone feels the same way? The amount of detail is such a stark contrast over the earlier phones I have had.
     
  2. bufffilm Suspended

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    I honestly didn't understand what you typed.
     
  3. LoveToMacRumors macrumors 68020

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    He's so pissed he missed some sentences
     
  4. bufffilm, May 16, 2017
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    Or he's drunk and just needs to sleep it off. :D

    (I was watching North By Northwest earlier today for anyone who understands the reference. Heh heh)
     
  5. Givmeabrek macrumors 68040

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    I tried, I really did. No way I can figure this out... :confused:
     
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  7. fartnugget213 macrumors member

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    In an attempt to answer your question, no. I've never been pissed after buying a phone, rather I look forward to unboxing and playing around with it.

    When I switched from the Note 5 and an iP6s, it was quite an enjoyable experience.
     
  8. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Uh, congratulations @creamz. I hope you enjoy your new iPhone.
     
  9. creamz thread starter macrumors member

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    Sorry, the sentence was indeed incomplete. When I try to sign in to appstore on my new iPhone, my apple id is required. However, for me to sign on I would need to have the confirmation code that apple had sent over to my MBP which is not by my side. So I can't do anything until I get home...that's what make me kind of pissed haha
     
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    By the time we respond and console you, and you feel better you will be home and the purpose of this thread will be forgotten.
     
  11. creamz thread starter macrumors member

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    Not really, I am not needing any console. All this happens yesterday anyway. I'm just curious if anyone would spend hours on the unboxing of the iPhone alone.
     
  12. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Nope.

    Unbox > sign into iCloud > restore from backup.

    Two step does indeed kick in but it's better to be safe than sorry.
     
  13. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    Called two factor authentication.
     
  14. geoff5093 macrumors 68020

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    Then turn off 2 factor authentication. I didn't need any of this when I signed into my iPhone 7 for the first time, and I don't even own any other Apple products.
     
  15. BigMcGuire Contributor

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    I love 2 factor authentication. I do have several apple devices though - that said, I don't remember that hindering me when purchasing a new iPhone - but it's been over a year since I've last activated a new iPhone.

    I like Google's 2 factor the best - I can use the Google Authenticator app or several phone numbers to receive a code (my wife's iPhone being one).
     
  16. T5BRICK macrumors G3

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    I usually take my phone out and put the box and all of its contents into my desk. I spend maybe 5 minutes "unboxing."
     
  17. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

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    Your English instructor was obviously cheating in his/her composition class, therefore needs to be fired.
     
  18. ZEEN0j macrumors 65816

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    I've always been able to send the code to my phone number after restoring. Done it multiple times when I got a new phone at the apple store and wanted to get going with it before getting home.
     
  19. creamz thread starter macrumors member

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    Well, it works that way too.
    --- Post Merged, May 18, 2017 ---
    Thanks for your feedback. I will proofread before I post next time.
     
  20. Black05Hemi macrumors regular

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    I'm still trying to figure out what MBP means...
     
  21. 8692574 Suspended

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    MacBook Pro :p

    No really it means that!

    P.S.
    It was actually the only part comprehensible in the message :p
     
  22. silverblack macrumors 68030

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    Pissed? No.
    Inconvenient? Yes. I can imagine how frustrating it could be if I lost or broke my iPhone while traveling. Even after I buy a new iPhone, I won't be able to restore until I have a second device.
     
  23. jetsam macrumors 6502

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    In the current 2FA, you can use any trusted phone number to get the code. I use my landline and my wife's cell as backups, just in case. Of course, you have to enable those phone numbers before you need them.
     

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