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Top iPhone Tips and Tricks for Beginners

Top iPhone Tips and Tricks for Beginners

So you finally switched to an iPhone? Welcome! Whether you’re a seasoned user or just starting, plenty of tips and tricks can help you get the most out of your refurbished iPhone. This article will take you through the top tips and tricks for getting the most out of your device.
1.Get to Know the Basics
As a first-time iPhone user, you will need to understand the basics of iOS first—the operating system for Apple’s phone—which is pretty simple to use. iOS natively includes a hands-on feature, multi-touch screen, easy-to-use interface, and built-in apps to get the most out of the device. In short, it’s what makes the iPhone work the way it does.
Get familiar with the basics, such as where to find the home screen, how to use the on-screen keyboard, and how to access settings and other features. Tutorials and resources are available online to help you learn all the ins and outs of your device.
2. Create an Apple ID
When you first set up your new iPhone, you will be prompted to create your Apple ID. You can use your primary email. This free account lets you buy content from the App Store and use your iPhone’s awesome features like iMessage, FaceTime, iCloud, FindMyPhone, Apple Music, etc. You won’t get much use out of your iPhone without it, so it’s essential to set it up first.
Remember that the iCloud sync will occur only if you are logged in with the same Apple ID
3. iCloud
iCloud is a cloud service developed by Apple Inc. Launched on October 12, 2011, iCloud enables users to store and sync data across devices, including Apple Mail, Apple Calendar, Apple Photos, Apple Notes, contacts, settings, backups, and files, to collaborate with other users, and track assets through Find My.
Once you have an Apple ID, you can sign in and synchronize the data you may have in our other Apple devices—such as the iPad or another iPhone— with iCloud. All the information you synchronized will be automatically downloaded to your new iPhone, and you can use it to create new backups.The iCloud sync allows you to share content seamlessly across your iOS devices.
4. Enable Find My
Safety comes first, iPhones come with a built-in security feature that tracks you down or remotely wipes the device if it gets lost or stolen.You can use the Find My iPhone app, which can make your iPhone beep if it’s missing and located nearby.
5. Set Up Notifications
The Notification Center is a great way to stay organized and informed on notifications. Swipe down from the top of your screen to access the Notification Center. You can customize the Notification Center to show you alerts and notifications from your favorite apps and services and other notifications from your phone. This way, you won’t miss important messages or warnings from apps and contacts.
6. Enable Siri
Siri is a virtual assistant which is part of Apple Inc.'s iOS, iPadOS, watchOS, macOS, tvOS, audioOS, and visionOS operating systems. It uses voice queries, gesture based control, focus-tracking and a natural-language user interface to answer questions, make recommendations, and perform actions by delegating requests to a set of Internet services. With continued use, it adapts to users' individual language usages, searches, and preferences, returning individualized results. You can easily access Siri by pressing and holding the Home button on your device. Once you’re used to it, you’ll find many creative uses for Siri that can make your life easier. One of my favorite Siri features is called Speak Selection. This makes the voice assistant read out highlighted text to you from a webpage, message app, etc.
7. Use Some of the Pre-Installed Apps
Pre-installed iOS apps, referred to in the App Store as 'Built-In Apps', are a suite of mobile applications developed by Apple Inc. which are bundled with iOS and installed by default or through a system update. You can use apps like Notes, Siri Suggestions, and Memories to store, create, and organize your data. You can also use apps like Photos and Music to keep your media organized and easily accessible.
8. Keep Your Phone Secure
Set up a password or touch ID to keep your phone private. Face ID (supported models) or Touch ID (supported models) provides a secure and convenient way to unlock your iPhone, authorize purchases and payments, and sign in to many third-party apps.