This post is for those of you who told me that you just got your iPhone need to get started using it quickly but don’t want to read that long boring manual. This is the first in a series of instructions on how to set-up, sync your content, and start using your iPhone quickly. In this part, you will be instructed how to set-up the phone in so many words. Simply read the steps and solidify your understanding by watching the video.
Start by Setting Up Your iPhone
You will need:
1. A new wireless service plan with a carrier that provides iPhone service in your area. If you already have a wireless account with the carrier, you may upgrade your account to work with iPhone or keep using your old phone and add a new line for iPhone.
2. 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
3. A display resolution on your computer of 1024 x 768 or higher.
4. iTunes 7.5 or later install on your computer, If you do not have it, you can get it here: iTunes. Simply locate the button that says iTunes 7, Download Now and click to download.
5. An opened iTunes Store account (for this, you will need a major credit card).
6. An Internet connection so that you can get online.
Going through the Set-up Process
a. Download and install the latest version of iTunes on your computer.
b. Use the dock and cable to connect the iPhone to a USB 2.0 port on your Mac or PC. iTunes will launch automatically and take you through the set-up process. Simply follow the instructions on the screen (see video below).
c. If you are an At&T customer, just replace your old phone or add an existing line.
If you are new to AT&T, just get a new line or transfer your old number from your existing carrier.
d. Select your plan from the choices show on the screen, submit your personal information. Click submit and wait for the activation confirmation to appear on the screen. Your iPhone is now fully functional and ready to use all of its features.
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