How to Activate, Sync and set up Apple iPhone Instruction Manual

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What You Need – To use iPhone, you need:
– A new wireless service plan with the carrier that provides iPhone service in your area
– A Mac or a PC with a USB 2.0 port and one of the following operating systems:
– Mac OS X version10.4.10 or later
– Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 2 or later
– Windows Vista Home Premium, Business, Enterprise, or Ultimate edition
– Display resolution on your computer set to 1024 x 768 or higher
– iTunes 7.5 or later, available at www.apple.com/itunes
– An iTunes Store account (a major credit card is required to open a new account) Â An Internet connection

Activating iPhone
Before you can use any of iPhone’s features, you must activate iPhone by signing up for a service plan with the iPhone service carrier in your area and registering iPhone with the network. If you already have a wireless account with the carrier, you may be able to upgrade your account to work with iPhone, or keep using your old phone and add a new line for iPhone. (Some accounts may not be upgradeable.) You may also be able to transfer your current phone number to iPhone, or get a new one.

For more information about iPhone, including videos about how to activate and use it, go to:www.apple.com/iphone

Inserting the iPhone SIM Card
In some regions, you may need to purchase the SIM card separately and insert it into iPhone before activation. Read the documentation that comes with the SIM card for instructions.
If your carrier gave you a PIN number to use with your SIM, you may need to enter the PIN before activating iPhone.

Activate iPhone
1 Download and install the latest version of iTunes from www.apple.com/itunes.
2 Connect iPhone to a USB 2.0 port on your Mac or PC using the dock and cable that
came with iPhone. Unless your keyboard has a high-powered USB 2.0 port, you must connect iPhone to a USB 2.0 port on your computer.

3 Follow the onscreen instructions in iTunes to activate iPhone and sync iPhone with
your contacts, calendars, email accounts, and bookmarks on your computer. A single checkmark in “Set Up Your iPhone” syncs all these items automatically. Or you can use iTunes to customize the information you sync, and to sync your ringtones, music, photos, podcasts, and videos to iPhone. See the following section.

You can disconnect iPhone from your computer after “Waiting for activation” appears on the iPhone screen. When activation is complete, “iPhone is activated” appears on the iPhone screen. This means that iPhone is fully functional and you can use all of its features.

Important: If you are migrating your current phone number to iPhone, activation may take from several hours to a day and migration of your number may take several days, depending on your location and previous carrier.

Syncing iPhone with Your Computer
When you connect iPhone to your computer, iTunes syncs iPhone with the information and media on your computer, according to how you’ve configured the iPhone sync settings in iTunes.

You can set iTunes to sync any or all of the following:
– Contacts – names, phone numbers, addresses, email addresses, and so on
– Calendars – appointments and events
– Email account settings
– Webpage bookmarks
– Ringtones
– Music and audiobooks
– Photos
– Podcasts
– Videos

Ringtones, music, audiobooks, podcasts, and video content are synced from your iTunes library. If you don’t already have content in iTunes, the iTunes Store (available in some countries) makes it easy to purchase or subscribe to content and download it to iTunes. You can also add music to your iTunes library from your CDs. To learn about iTunes and the iTunes Store, open iTunes and choose Help > iTunes Help.

Contacts, calendars, webpage bookmarks, and photos are synced from applications on your computer, as described below. Contacts and calendars are synced both ways between your computer and iPhone. New entries or changes you make on iPhone are synced to your computer, and vice versa. Webpage bookmarks are also synced both ways.

Email account settings are only synced from your computer’s email application to iPhone. This allows you to customize your email accounts on iPhone without affecting email account settings on your computer.

Set up syncing
1 Connect iPhone to your computer, and open iTunes (if it doesn’t open automatically). Unless your keyboard has a high-powered USB 2.0 port, you must connect iPhone to a USB 2.0 port on your computer.
2 Select iPhone in the iTunes window (below Devices, on the left).
3 Configure the sync settings in each of the settings panes.
4 Click Apply in the lower-right corner of the screen. The following sections provide an overview of each of the iPhone settings panes. For more information, open iTunes and choose Help > iTunes Help.

Summary Pane
Select “Automatically sync when this iPhone is connected” to have iTunes sync iPhone automatically whenever you connect it to your computer. Deselect this option if you want to sync only by clicking the Sync button in iTunes. For more information about preventing automatic syncing, see page 11.

Select “Sync only checked songs and videos” if you want to sync only items that are individually checked in your iTunes library.

Select “Manually manage music and videos” to turn off syncing in the Music and Video settings panes.

Info Pane
The Info pane lets you configure the sync settings for your contacts, calendars, email accounts, and web browser.

You can sync contacts with applications such as Mac OS X Address Book, Microsoft Entourage, and Yahoo! Address Book on a Mac, or with Yahoo! Address Book, Windows Address Book (Outlook Express), or Microsoft Outlook 2003 or 2007 on a PC. (On a Mac, you can sync contacts with multiple applications. On a PC, you can sync contacts with only one application at a time.)
If you sync with Yahoo! Address Book, you only need to click Configure to enter your new login information when you change your Yahoo! ID or password after you’ve set up syncing.
Note: Syncing won’t delete any contact in Yahoo! Address Book that contains a Messenger ID, even if you’ve deleted the contact from your address book on iPhone or your computer. To delete a contact containing a Messenger ID, log in to your Yahoo! account and delete the contact using Yahoo! Address Book online.

You can sync calendars from applications such as iCal and Microsoft Entourage on a Mac, or from Microsoft Outlook 2003 or 2007 on a PC. (On a Mac, you can sync calendars with multiple applications. On a PC, you can sync calendars with only one application at a time.)

Mail Accounts
You can sync email account settings from Mail on a Mac, and from Microsoft Outlook 2003 or 2007 or Outlook Express on a PC. Account settings are only transferred from your computer to iPhone. Changes you make to an email account on iPhone don’t affect the account on your computer.

Note: The password for your Yahoo! email account isn’t saved on your computer. If you sync a Yahoo! email account, you must enter the password on iPhone. From the Home screen choose Settings > Mail, choose your Yahoo! account, and then enter your password in the password field.

Web Browser
You can sync bookmarks from Safari on a Mac, or from Safari or Microsoft Internet Explorer on a PC.

These options let you replace the information on iPhone with the information on your computer during the next sync.

Use the Ringtones pane to select the ringtones you want to sync to iPhone.

Music, Podcasts, and Video Panes
Use these panes to specify the media you want to sync. You can sync all music, podcasts, and videos, or select the playlists and specific podcasts and videos you want on iPhone. Audiobooks and music videos are synced along with music. If you want to watch rented movies on iPhone, transfer them to iPhone using the Video pane in iTunes. If there’s not enough room on iPhone for all the media you’ve specified, iTunes asks if you want to create a special playlist and set it to sync with iPhone. Then iTunes randomly fills the playlist.

Photos Pane
You can sync photos with iPhoto 4.0.3 or later on a Mac, or with Adobe Photoshop Album 2.0 or later or Adobe Photoshop Elements 3.0 or later on a PC. You can also sync photos in any folder on your computer that contains images.

Preventing iPhone from Syncing Automatically
You may want to prevent iPhone from syncing automatically when you connect iPhone to a computer other than the one you usually sync with.

Turn off automatic syncing for iPhone
Connect iPhone to your computer, then select iPhone in the iTunes source list (below Devices, on the left) and click the Summary tab. Deselect “Automatically sync when this iPhone is connected.” You can still sync manually by clicking the Sync button.

Prevent automatic syncing for all iPhones
In iTunes choose iTunes > Preferences (on a Mac) or Edit > Preferences (on a PC), click iPhone, and select “Disable automatic syncing for all iPhones.” If this checkbox is selected, iPhone won’t sync automatically, even if “Automatically sync when this iPhone is connected” is selected in the Summary pane.

Prevent automatic syncing one time, without changing any settings
Open iTunes. Then, as you connect iPhone to your computer, press and hold Command-Option (on a Mac) or Shift-Control (on a PC) until you see iPhone in the iTunes source list (below Devices, on the left).

Sync manually
Select iPhone in the iTunes source list (below Devices, on the left), then click Sync in the lower-right corner of the window. Or, if you’ve changed any sync settings, click Apply.

Disconnecting iPhone from Your Computer
Unless iPhone is syncing with your computer, you can disconnect if from your computer at any time.

When iPhone is syncing with your computer, iPhone shows “Sync in progress.” If you disconnect iPhone before it finishes syncing, some data may not get transferred. When iPhone finishes syncing, iTunes shows “iPhone sync is complete.”

To cancel a sync so you can disconnect iPhone, drag the slider on iPhone. If you get a call during a sync, the sync is cancelled automatically and you can unplug iPhone to answer the call. Connect iPhone after the call to finish syncing.


21 thoughts on “How to Activate, Sync and set up Apple iPhone Instruction Manual”

  1. Dale says:

    i really need help, I bought an iphone, transfers my old number over to the new sim, I have entered payandgo.co.uk into the APN box, and i have a text saying that my bolt on has been activated, but i cant get online, says i have no subscription with a carrier

  2. ed says:

    gud day!

    i just bought my iphone. i wanted to download like free stuff ym,facebook,it said free download but how come it’s asking me my credit card acc.? how can i download without giving my acc?pls reply asap…..

  3. gina says:

    same here..i just bought my iphone and i can't set it…followed the first which is downloading itunes…but i can't get to sync part…i a m frustrated as the salesperson told me i don't have to set anything…just insert the sim and it's going to work perfect…apple what's going on???????????

  4. Mary says:

    My daughter gave me as a gift an iphone and now I would like to know what is the procedure step by step to connect to the wireless internet (I already got access code from my provider ). Thank you

  5. Taressem says:

    Help anyone! I have just been given an IPhone by my Grandaughter, she says, to bring me into the 21st Century. I have a message appearing which says that there is no SIM card inserted.. Does this mean that she has removed the SIM or is more sinister? Lovely Phone just have no idea what to do about it???

  6. sanjit says:

    I get a iphone from my relative who lived in canada. This phone charge was close then i recharged it but how can i operate now? in the top right button i pressed but not activate.
    how can i activate this?

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