I just bought an iPhone for the 1st time

creamz

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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.
 

fartnugget213

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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.
 

creamz

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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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creamz

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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.
 

Gav2k

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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.
Nope.

Unbox > sign into iCloud > restore from backup.

Two step does indeed kick in but it's better to be safe than sorry.
 
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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
Called two factor authentication.
 

geoff5093

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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
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.
 

BigMcGuire

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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).
 

T5BRICK

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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.
I usually take my phone out and put the box and all of its contents into my desk. I spend maybe 5 minutes "unboxing."
 

ET iPhone Home

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

ZEEN0j

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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.
 

creamz

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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."
Well, it works that way too.
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Your English instructor was obviously cheating in his/her composition class, therefore needs to be fired.
Thanks for your feedback. I will proofread before I post next time.
 

silverblack

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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.
 

jetsam

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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.
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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