Iphone 6 Settings

Make sure you have a backup from your old device

Owners of previous iPhone 5s, 5c, 4s, 4 can easily and conveniently transfer all their favorite applications, valuable data and familiar settings to their new Apple smartphone. This will require a backup. You can do it either through the iTunes program or through the Apple iCloud cloud service.

How to set up your new (out of the box) iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

If you’re looking at a clean iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus (a new device, or a factory reset), it’s time to set it up. How to do it correctly, and this material will tell.

Iphone 6 Settings

How to transfer favorite apps from your old device to your new iPhone

No way. However, you will surely find a version of your favorite program or game for iPhone in the App Store. There is a possibility that the data will also be saved, for example, the program for monitoring physical activity Endomondo perfectly remembers everything that the author did on Windows Phone, and on Android, and on iOS.

How to Restore Settings on New iPhone from iTunes

Connect your new iPhone via USB to the computer with the backup data. There are two ways:

A) File. Devices. Restore from backup, or
b) Click on the gadget icon in the top menu bar, in the Backups section Restore from a copy. After finishing the data recovery process, your iPhone will restart. After that, copying of media files (music, etc.) will begin, so do not disconnect the smartphone from the computer until the end of the procedure.

How to Transfer Music, Movies and Photos to Your New iPhone

To synchronize media content with iPhone, iTunes is used (available for both Windows devices and Mac computers). Transfer the music from your old device to your computer, then add it to iTunes (File. Add to Library). After that, connect your iPhone to your computer, open iTunes, select your smartphone by clicking on the icon and in the Music, Movies tabs specify which content should be copied to the device. If there is not enough space, create a playlist for the very best.

How to Restore Settings on New iPhone from iCloud

If your old iPhone has been backed up to iCloud (see step 4), select restore from iCloud, click Next and enter your Apple ID and password, then specify the copy you want to restore. The process can be delayed if you have a lot of data. After the end of the recovery, the smartphone will restart.

If you want to sync data that is not in the backup (music, etc.), you will have to connect to iTunes and make an additional sync.

The exception is iTunes Match subscribers who can download music and apps directly from iCloud.

By the way, for this method, it is not necessary to connect the iPhone to the computer, just connect it to an outlet and then access the Internet via a Wi-Fi network.

How to erase content and settings on iPhone

This procedure is performed very simply, in just 5 taps.

  1. On iPhone, go to Settings. Basic. Reset.

Select the Erase content and settings item and if you set a lock password, you must enter it.

Confirm the request by double-tapping Erase iPhone. Do not be surprised that you need to confirm the erasure 2 times, the action is not reversible and can lead to the loss of important data, you must be sure of what you are doing.

If Find My iPhone is enabled in iCloud settings on iPhone, you need to enter your Apple ID password. You cannot erase content and reset settings without this (this is how activation lock works).

  • After you disable Find My iPhone, the iPhone screen goes blank, then the Apple logo and progress bar appear. Depending on the device model and the amount of space occupied in its memory, the reset can take from 2 to 15 minutes.

To erase content and settings on an iPhone, it does not need to be connected to a power source, but make sure that the battery level is at least 25%. Otherwise, if the battery is completely discharged during the erasing process, you may need to restore the iPhone using iTunes.

With my iPhone 5s jailbroken with Pangu, this is what happened. It’s good that the backup in iTunes and iCloud remained. I had to restore the device from Recovery Mode, or from DFU mode, there is no difference.

How to clean iPhone

You can clean your iPhone radically, i.E. Completely, or partially, by removing individual applications and their files. It is quite simple to do this in several ways at once.

How to remove an application and all its files from iPhone

Above, I have already noted that there are several ways to delete an application from the memory of an iOS device: from the desktop, through iTunes, from the settings.

There is nothing easier than removing an installed application (programs or games) from your desktop. To do this, just hold your finger on the iPhone screen anywhere for at least 2 seconds.

At the top left of the icons (icons) of applications that can be deleted (downloaded from the App Store), a cross icon will appear, the icons themselves will begin to dance.

Tap on the cross and confirm the deletion.

The same can be done from the iPhone settings in the Storage menu.

  1. Go to Settings. Basic. Statistics. Vault.

Tap on the desired application. A window will open with information about its aggregate (including data) size.

Tap on Uninstall a program and confirm. Done, the application and all its files will be deleted.

The third and final method to uninstall via iTunes is to de-sync it between your PC and iOS device. I talked about this in the article 3 ways to install applications from the App Store on an iPhone or iPad (link).

  1. Connect your iPhone to your computer with a USB cable or Wi-Fi and launch iTunes.

Select the device from the menu located next to the iTunes Store button (top right).

Go to the Programs tab.

Opposite the application to be removed in the list of downloaded programs, click the Remove button. If the application is not installed in the device memory, Install will be displayed instead of the Delete button. Then click Sync.

The application that you marked for demolition will be removed from the iPhone. Similarly, it can be reinstalled.

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In addition to applications, free space in an iOS device is consumed by photos, music, contacts, notes and other important information. But there is also another secret (for many) Safari memory eater.

The mobile web browser from Apple works like any other: when the site is loaded, it loads its content into temporary storage (cache). This is done in order to speed up the loading of pages when you access them again.

When re-accessing the web pages loaded into the cache, the cached data is not downloaded from the servers again, but is retrieved from the cache. On the one hand, this allows you to save on traffic and get fast loading of web pages, on the other hand, you have to put up with the fact that the cache eats memory.

So, if you actively use your iPhone or iPad for Internet surfing, be prepared for the fact that the Safari cache can take up a lot of memory space. This amount depends on how much data the server hosting the site has allowed to be cached. The iPhone owner cannot limit this size, all that remains is to periodically clean.

How to Clean iPhone: Erase in iCloud, Delete Content Factory Reset

Oftentimes, the reason why iPhones and iPads start to perform significantly worse than usual lies in the lack of free space in the device’s memory. If you notice that your device has become thoughtful, often freezes, involuntarily reboots without a command, then it’s time for a general cleaning. It’s time to clear the device memory from extra megabytes, or even GB of software junk. Agree, it is not professional to delete each application and its files by handles.

Today I will tell you how to quickly clear the device’s memory in whole or in part, as well as how to reset the iPhone to factory settings.

In the settings of the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad in the General menu. Statistics is an interesting section of the Storage. This menu contains information about how much and what the device’s memory is busy with. Take a look, you may be very surprised that even the most harmless, at first glance, applications, such as social media managers, can store gigabytes of useless data.

Recently, we were contacted by an iPhone owner who faced a problem of insufficient memory. When updating iOS over Wi-Fi, this caused the device to get caught in a recovery loop. Restoring iPhone was not considered a solution to the problem. The user did not want to lose data from the device. Fortunately, everything ended well, the person still had to restore the iPhone through iTunes, and the information was restored from an iCloud backup, which he did not even know existed.

This precedent pushes to always keep the device’s memory clean, or at least periodically clean it of information junk.

How to erase iPhone to iCloud

Another way to completely clean the iPhone in one fell swoop, you can do this remotely from any computer, tablet or smartphone (the operating system does not matter). The only thing is that the device must be connected to the Internet.

  1. Go to http://icloud.com, log in with your Apple ID and launch the Find iPhone web application. You can just follow this link and log in.

In the All devices menu, find the required (if there is more than one) and click on it.

In the window that appears on the right, click on Erase iPhone.

Confirm the request by clicking on Erase.

Activation Lock will prevent you from erasing data from your device until you enter your Apple ID password.

There is no need to enter a phone number and a text message, just click on Next and then on Done.

  • Immediately after you click on Done, the iPhone erasing procedure will begin.

You can also erase an iPhone that is not (currently) connected to the Internet in iCloud. The request will be queued and executed as soon as the device appears on the network.

On my iPhone 5s, the Find iPhone feature was enabled and as a result, after erasing the Activation Lock, it locked it. To activate it, you had to enter your Apple ID and password, if you don’t, you will have a brick at your disposal.

The radical methods of cleaning the contents of the iPhone are over, now let’s dwell on the more liberal ones, or rather, on deleting applications and their files.

Ways to Clean iPhone

  1. Restore Device in iTunes.
  2. Erase Content and Settings on iPhone.
  3. Erase iPhone to iCloud.
  4. Removing an application from the desktop.
  5. Deleting an app in iPhone settings in the Storage menu.
  6. Removing an app from iPhone via iTunes.

The first 3 methods allow you to completely zero out the device’s memory, as a result of which you will have an iPhone with pure iOS at your disposal. After cleaning, you will need to re-configure it and restore the necessary data from a backup to iTunes or iCloud.

The last 3 classic ones, allow you to manually delete individual applications and all their data.

We have already written about restoring the iPhone and in sufficient detail, I see no reason to repeat myself. Let’s try to erase the content and settings on the iPhone and see what it threatens.

How to reset iPhone to factory settings

Resetting iPhone settings can be useful in various situations. For example, in the event of a sale of a device or in the event of various software failures.

In this article, we will look at two ways at once on how to reset iPhone to factory settings. These methods will be relevant for all the latest models of smartphones from Apple, including iPhone 4, 4s, 5, 5s, 6, 6s and 7.

Iphone Factory Reset Precautions

But, before proceeding with the description of ways to reset iPhone to factory settings, you need to make some warnings.

  • Before proceeding with a factory reset, you need to make sure your iPhone is at least 30 percent charged. Because if it runs out of power during a factory reset, it will create additional problems for you.
  • You shouldn’t do a factory reset on a jailbroken iPhone. Otherwise, it may cause the smartphone to freeze when loading.
  • It is highly advisable to make a backup before resetting your iPhone. If necessary, this will allow you to restore important information that was on the device before the reset. In order to make a backup, you need to connect the iPhone to the computer, launch iTunes and open the Device File Create a backup.

Factory Reset iPhone

The easiest way to reset an iPhone to factory settings is to use a special function in the settings of the device itself. To do this, open the Settings application on the iPhone and go to the General section.

After that, you need to go to the settings subsection, which is called Reset. This section should be at the very bottom of the Basic.

After that, you will see a list of what can be reset on the iPhone. At the very top there will be two main options for resetting settings Reset all settings and Reset content and settings.

The first option, Reset All Settings, is a reset that will exclusively affect your iPhone’s settings. In this case, all your personal data (including photos, contacts, music) will remain in the smartphone’s memory.

The second option to Reset Content and Settings is to completely reset the iPhone. In this case, not only the iPhone settings will be deleted, but also all content in its memory. In other words, all user data will be deleted from the smartphone’s memory.

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In addition, in the Reset subsection, there are other ways to reset the settings: Reset network settings, reset the keyboard dictionary, reset the Home button and reset the geolocation settings. These factory reset methods affect only specific iPhone settings.

Factory Reset iPhone via iTunes

The second way to reset your iPhone to factory settings is to use iTunes. But, in order to use this method, you must first change some settings on the iPhone.

To do this, go to the settings on the iPhone and open the iCloud section. Here you need to find Find iPhone and turn it off. Please note that in order to disable this feature, you will need to enter your iCloud password.

After Find My iPhone is disabled, you can proceed with a factory reset. To do this, connect your iPhone to your computer and launch iTunes. After iTunes detects the iPhone, you need to click on the device icon in the upper left corner of the program.

Next, go to the Overview section.

And click on the Restore iPhone button. Please note that just below there is also a Restore from copy button. This button is responsible for restoring the iPhone from a previously created backup and has nothing to do with resetting the settings. Therefore, there is no need to confuse the Restore iPhone and Restore from a copy buttons.

After clicking on the Restore iPhone button, a pop-up window will appear warning you about resetting your iPhone to factory settings. To confirm the reset, click on the Restore button. Itunes will then start the factory reset process on your iPhone.

In addition, iTunes allows you to reset your iPhone to factory settings in recovery mode. To do this, you need to connect the iPhone to the computer, hold down the power button and the Home button and hold them for ten seconds, after which you need to release the power button and continue to hold the Home button. This will put your iPhone into recovery mode. Now you just need to click on the Restore iPhone button in iTunes and wait until the factory reset process is over.

Completely reset the settings via Hard Reset

Reset via Hard Reset is needed in such a situation: the user has forgotten the security password and cannot deactivate Find iPhone, the enabled function, in turn, prevents restoring settings through iTunes in a softer way.

Such an operation is not for nothing called a hard (Hard) reset can lead to the fact that all personal data will be lost. Therefore, it is recommended to contact Hard Reset only after other options have already been tried and have not been crowned with success.

Recovery via Hard Reset is done as follows:

Step 1. Connect your gadget to your PC and launch iTunes as usual.

Step 2. Enter your smartphone into DFU mode in the following way: simultaneously hold down the Home button and the power button and count to 10. Then release the Power button and continue to hold Home until the characteristic connection sound in iTunes. After entering the gadget in DFU mode, it makes no sense to look at its screen, it will be just black, without icons and images.

Step 3. Go to iTunes, and you will see that the window has changed and only one Restore iPhone button is available. It also needs to be pressed.

It will take about 10 minutes to wait until the initial settings are restored. When the reset is completed, the user will have to choose one of two options: reactivate the gadget or try to return the deleted data through a backup in iTunes. To implement the second option, go to the Device overview section and click the Restore from copy button.

Next, in a special window, you need to select the copy that suits you best and click Restore.

How to reset iPhone via iTunes?

If you need to reset the settings via iTunes, first turn off Find My iPhone (if activated). To deactivate on the device, follow the path iCloud Settings Find iPhone and turn the toggle switch to OFF. Then connect the gadget with a USB cable to your PC and follow these simple instructions:

Step 1. Click on the Device icon and you will find yourself in the Overview section.

Step 2. Click the Restore iPhone button.

Step 3. In the window that appears, click Restore again, so you confirm the request.

After that, iTunes itself will download the software to the gadget and return the original iPhone settings. When you reset the settings in this way, contacts, SMS, calendars, alarms and notes will not be affected, but you will have to say goodbye to multimedia files.

How to reset iPhone to factory settings?

Unfortunately, novice iPhone users do not always prudently approach downloading applications to the device, many, admiring the abundance of free software in the AppStore, install everything without thinking about the usefulness of the programs. It is the lack of free memory that is usually the reason why the iPhone starts to work worse: for example, it freezes or spontaneously reboots. If such symptoms appear, then it’s time to clean the device’s memory, you can do this by resetting the iPhone to factory settings.

Resetting the iPhone via Settings

You can reset the settings on the iPhone without connecting the gadget to the computer at all, you need to proceed as follows:

Step 1. Go to Settings and select the General section.

Step 2. Scroll to the end and select the Reset subsection.

You will see that the device offers several reset options, including:

  • Reset settings on iPhone. With such an operation, all personal information that the user stored on the gadget will remain in place. But, say, alarms and standard application settings will be reset. This short-term operation (reset lasts no more than 1 minute) can help with periodic iPhone freezes.
  • Erase content and settings. This type of reset is useful when an Apple user wants to gift or sell a used iPhone. The buyer receives a completely clean gadget without traces of prior use, including de-authorization of the Apple ID. Such an operation is longer and takes about a couple of minutes (depending on how cluttered the memory is).
  • Reset network settings. This operation helps if, after replacing the SIM, the gadget cannot find the network of the new service provider and access the Internet via 3G. Personal information will definitely not suffer from such a reset.

Before you reset your iPhone, consider these safety guidelines:

  • Before resetting (especially the second, longest type), recharge the gadget at least to 25-30%. If the iPhone sits down while erasing data, most likely, it will have to be restored via iTunes and a cable.
  • A jailbroken iPhone (such as Pangu) will end up in eternal apple mode by erasing content. Again, you will need to restore via iTunes with the preliminary introduction of the gadget into DFU mode or Recovery Mode.

Do you need to create a backup?

Before you reset your iPhone to factory settings, you should make a backup copy of the data stored on the phone, using iTunes, then, if necessary, you can restore important information. There are two ways to create a backup:

Step 1. In the context menu of the AppStore, go to the path Device File Create a backup copy.

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Step 2. Click the device icon in the top panel and in the Overview section click Create a copy now.

All data cannot be resurrected using a backup copy will be available only:

  • Contacts. Content of the Notes application. Photos. Messages and call history. Phone settings and network settings.

Games, apps and music won’t be restored.


Alas, the problems of smartphone users are not limited to gadgets freezing, quite often the owners of even such protected devices as the iPhone become victims of fraud: attackers learn the security password, change it remotely and start blackmailing and extortion, your humble servant also found himself in such a situation. Transferring money is out of the question, blackmail will never end, but a simple reset to factory settings via iTunes will help leave intruders with a nose. The main thing is not to neglect such an opportunity as creating backups: then even after a hard reset, you can restore important data.

Setting up iPhone for the first time

1. So, press the coveted power button and see such a screen.

2. Choose a country, region.

3. We connect to WiFi, or use a cellular connection. The next step is to enable or disable geolocation services. As a rule, I turn on, and then, already at the stage of detailed configuration, turn off geolocation for applications where it is not needed. The fact is that they reduce the battery life of the phone quite well, so it’s better to turn off all unnecessary things. I’ll tell you more about this further.

4. If you purchased an iPhone 5s or higher, you can set up the Touch ID function that allows you to access the phone, as well as the AppStore and some applications by fingerprint.

Next, you need to come up with a six-digit numeric password, which is required if it is impossible to unlock iPhone by fingerprint. By the way, if there are a lot of six digits for you, then you can set a 4-digit password, for this click the password parameters.

5. If the purchased iPhone is not your first and you have prudently made a backup copy of the data from the old device, then you can select the appropriate item. Or set up as new.

6. Now we are asked to enter an Apple ID, or create one. If you do not have this ID, then I advise you to click No Apple ID and then skip the creation step. A little further I will tell you how you can create an Apple ID without a credit card.

7. Siri. Not very long ago, the Apple voice assistant acquired the Russian language and learned to more accurately recognize the owner’s requests. It helps me a lot, especially while driving.

8. Next, the system asks whether to allow sending service information to program developers. You can choose any answer, it doesn’t matter.

9. This step is for owners of sixth and later iPhone models. The system offers to choose one of two options for displaying information on the screen: standard and enlarged. If there are no vision problems, then the standard is.

10. Click to start work, drum roll. And now our gaze finally appeared on the phone’s home screen. Congratulations # 128578;

Initial iPhone setup and optimization

Hello dear friends! I thought for a long time what would be so useful to write on New Year’s Eve and the decision came by itself. Surely in connection with the upcoming holidays, the number of iPhone owners has increased significantly. This means that the number of questions about the use of the gadget, the correct configuration and optimization of its autonomous operation has increased.

I hope that these recommendations will help not only beginners, but also experienced iPhones will be able to learn something useful for themselves.

Iphone Tips and Optimization

Before starting the second part of the article, I want to share my observations. Unofficially, all iPhone owners can be divided into two groups:
– Maximalists. They download a bunch of applications, all settings to the maximum, Internet, online, games. All to the fullest. And in your pocket there is always a charge.
– Minimalists. The screen barely shines, not a single toy or unnecessary application, 3G is turned on only before the Internet session. But these people can proudly say that they charge their iPhone every two days.

I mean, the advice below is purely advisory in nature and is not a dogma. It all depends on which of the two user groups you belong to.

1. Creation of Apple ID. Back to the question of creating your own identifier. Read step-by-step instructions on how to create an Apple ID without a credit card.

2. Import contacts to iPhone. Read this small guide for all the easy ways to transfer contacts to iPhone.

3. Now let’s get back to the issue of setting up geolocation services (setting the privacy of the geolocation service). I recommend turning on geolocation (select the item when using the program) for the following items:

  • Cards
  • Siri
  • Camera. Your pictures will be automatically assigned a location.

All other checkboxes. Optional.
Scroll down the list and select system services. Disable:

  • Geolocation iAd
  • Calibrating the compass
  • Wifi networks
  • Diagnostics and use.

Be sure to leave the Find iPhone switch on, the rest is optional. If necessary, you can always adjust the geolocation settings for yourself.

4. Software update. Remember to keep your iOS up to date (settings, basic software updates), as a rule, with each new firmware Apple improves stability and performance. But not always :). Keep in mind that stable WiFi is essential for this procedure if you are updating over the air (without a computer). Since updates weigh in the region of 1 GB and not everyone can afford to release all mobile traffic on this matter.

5. Understand iTunes. Unfortunately, many newbies cannot make friends with iTunes. I think the reason lies in the fact that Apple decided to cram too many functions into it. Here are a couple of articles for your reference.

6. If you are not satisfied with the standard ringtone that sounds from all the nooks and crannies. Then read how to create your own ringtone using iTunes.

7. Installing applications. If you have already created an Apple ID, then now you just need to go to the AppStore, select the desired application, download it and launch.

By the way, if you don’t want to enter a password every time you download applications and content, then in the Touch ID settings (Touch ID settings and password) you can activate fingerprint access.

On this, perhaps, I will end my quick guide. I sincerely hope that with these tips I was able to save someone from mistakes. Of course, this is not a complete list of everything that can be configured and optimized. Therefore, I am waiting for your comments with recommendations.

Happy everyone! I wish you new iPhones and their successful operation! # 128578;