Tips for setting up my first iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by clankfu, Sep 29, 2015.

  1. clankfu macrumors member

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    Long-time Android user receiving my 6s tomorrow.

    Any tips or maybe a good guide for setting one up for the first time?

    Do's and don'ts?

    I'm a Linux user so I won't have access to iTunes.
     
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    There is an app for transferring all your data on the App Store. Other than that you can download the iPhone user guide in the iBook app on the phone and that has everything you need.

    If you don't have an iTunes account then be smart when setting the device up. Do not use your current email address for iTunes. Set up an iCloud account and use this for both iTunes and iCloud syncing. It keeps things simple in the future.
     
  3. clankfu thread starter macrumors member

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    Should I create an Apple ID account before I get the phone?
     
  4. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    No you can do it on the phone just read the screen as you go through the setup.
     
  5. throwthedice macrumors regular

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    I switched over from Android (Nexus) to iPhone 6s plus this weekend. The app move to iOS was a piece of crap. It didn't import my contacts correctly and now there's no easy way to import them. Had to take the long route and import from Gmail which had its own share of problems :(

    Hopefully you'll have better luck with the app.
     
  6. clankfu thread starter macrumors member

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    That sucks. So do you recommend moving everything over manually?

    I don't really need to transfer any pics or music. The main things I need moved over are Gmail, Contacts and Calendar from Google.
     
  7. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Gmail can be added to the mail app or you can use the stand alone app.

    Calendar and contacts can be transferred easy enough. Just google move contacts from Google to iOS and there's a lot of guides to do so.
     
  8. clankfu thread starter macrumors member

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    Can you explain what specific issues you had with contacts? Were some contacts missing or something?
     
  9. clankfu thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm assuming this is the easiest way to do it. Says it's for iPad but it should work with an iPhone too right?

    http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/easy-sync-google-mail-contacts-calendar-ipad/
     
  10. Gav2k macrumors G3

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