A Complete Guide on How to Set up and Activate New iPhone 8

Bought a new iPhone 8 and don’t know its activation process? Then, you are on the right page. Here, you will get to know how to set up a new iPhone 8.

By Faye Clarke | Posted on: Sep. 05, 2018, Last Updated: Sep. 05, 2018
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Whenever a new iPhone is launched in the market, many Android users and existing iPhone users switch to the latest iPhone. After buying a new iPhone, the first thing users need to do is to activate the iPhone. So, if you have a minimal knowledge regarding the iPhone operations, then this ultimate guide will let you to know how to set up new iPhone 8.

Preparations before Setting up or Activating New iPhone 8

There are a few things that you need to do before starting the process of activating a new iPhone and to avoid issues during the setup process:

How to Activate and Set up New iPhone 8

If you are done with all preparations, then you are now ready to begin. Follow the below step-by-step guide carefully on how to set up new iPhone 8.

Step 1Switch on your new iPhone and tap “Home Button” to unlock it.

Step 2After unlocking it, “Hello” screen will be displayed on your iPhone and slide to select your language and country.

How to Activate and Set up New iPhone 8 -Step 2

How to Activate and Set up New iPhone 8 -Step 2   Image Credit: Apple.com

If your SIM card is locked, then you need to unlock it with its PIN. Otherwise, you will not be able to activate your new iPhone. It is recommended that you should insert a SIM card which is already unlocked.

Step 3Now, select a Wi-Fi network and enter a password to gain Wi-Fi connection. You can also choose cellular network by tapping “Use Cellular Connection”.

How to Activate and Set up New iPhone 8 -Step 3

How to Activate and Set up New iPhone 8 -Step 3  Image Credit: Apple.com

Step 4After that, you can enable or disable the “Location” Services as you wish and you can change location settings later.

How to Activate and Set up New iPhone 8 -Step 4

How to Activate and Set up New iPhone 8 -Step 4  Image Credit: Apple.com

Step 5Set up your Touch ID and make a passcode of six-digit from “Passcode” options.

How to Activate and Set up New iPhone 8 -Step 5

How to Activate and Set up New iPhone 8 -Step 5 Image Credit: Apple.com

Step 6Thereafter, “App&Data” screen will be displayed with various backup options. First one is “Restore from iTunes” to restore data from iTunes and choose “Restore from iCloud” if you back up in your iCloud Account. If you are switching from your Android phone to iPhone, then choose “Move Data from Android”. If you don’t have any backup, then choose “Set up as new iPhone”.

How to Activate and Set up New iPhone 8 -Step 6

How to Activate and Set up New iPhone 8 -Step 6  Image Credit: Apple.com

Step 7Now, it will ask for an Apple ID. If you have already existing Apple ID, then enter that or you can also make new Apple ID. You can also skip this part and can create ID later from settings.

How to Activate and Set up New iPhone 8 -Step 7

How to Activate and Set up New iPhone 8 -Step 7  Image Credit: Apple.com

Step 8After that, set up Apple Play and Tap on “Agree” for terms and conditions. Now, decide whether to operate “Siri” or not at this moment.  From settings, you can enable or disable “Siri” at any time.

Step 9Now, again decide whether you want to share your Diagnostics and App Analytics with Apple developers or not.

Step 10Thereafter, you need to select either “Standard” or “Zoom” as you want to view your new iPhone 8. Finally, tap on “Get Started” and the process of activating the new iPhone 8 is completed.

The Bottom Line

Thus, we hope that this guide helps you to complete your set up of new iPhone 8. You can share this guide with your friends to enable them to resolve the issue regarding their iPhone 8 setup.

Faye Clarke

Member of iMobie_Inc, an enthusiastic fan of Apple and Jazz music, always ready to offer advice and solutions to any iOS & Android related issues.

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