How to Activate New iPhone

Kyle Wood

iPhone, Tutorials

Are you excited to get your hands on a new iPhone? Activating your new device is the first step towards unlocking its full potential. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of activating your new iPhone and getting it ready for use.

Step 1: Power on your iPhone

Press and hold the power button located on the upper-right side of your iPhone until the Apple logo appears on the screen.

Step 2: Set up Wi-Fi

To activate your iPhone, you need to connect to a Wi-Fi network. Go to Settings, then select Wi-Fi.

Choose a network from the list and enter the password if required. Once connected, you will see a checkmark next to the network name.

Step 3: Follow the on-screen instructions

Your iPhone will now guide you through a series of setup steps. These steps include selecting your language, region, and setting up Face ID or Touch ID for security purposes. Follow the on-screen instructions carefully to complete this process.

Step 4: Sign in with your Apple ID

If you already have an Apple ID, select “Sign in with Your Apple ID”. Enter your Apple ID and password when prompted.

If you don’t have an Apple ID, tap “Don’t have an Apple ID or forgot it? “ and follow the instructions to create a new one.


  • If you have enabled two-factor authentication for your Apple ID, you may need to verify your identity by entering a verification code sent to one of your trusted devices.
  • If you’re setting up an iPhone for someone else or as a new device, you can choose “Set Up Later in Settings” and sign in later.

Step 5: Restore from a backup (optional)

If you have a previous iPhone backup stored on iCloud or iTunes, you can choose to restore your new iPhone from that backup. This will transfer your apps, data, and settings to the new device. Select “Restore from iCloud Backup” or “Restore from iTunes Backup” and follow the instructions to restore your data.

Step 6: Complete the setup

After signing in with your Apple ID and optionally restoring from a backup, your iPhone will finish setting up. This may take a few minutes, so be patient. Once completed, you’ll be greeted with the home screen of your new iPhone.


  • If your iPhone requires a carrier SIM card for activation, make sure it is inserted before proceeding with the setup process.
  • If your carrier supports eSIM technology, you can also activate your iPhone using an eSIM instead of a physical SIM card.

Congratulations! You have successfully activated your new iPhone. Now you can explore its features, download apps from the App Store, and make the most out of your brand-new device.

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