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How to Activate an iPhone


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iPhone Set Up Options
iphone activation, step 6

Choose How You Want to Set Up Your iPhone

Next, you have to choose how you want to set up your iPhone. There are three options:

  1. Set Up As New iPhone - This is your choice if you haven't had an iPhone, iPad, or iPod before. This means you're starting completely from scratch.
  2. Restore from iCloud Backup - If you haven't had an iOS device before this doesn't apply to you. However, if you've used iCloud to backup your data, apps, and other content from other devices, choose this to download the data from your iCloud account to your iPhone.
  3. Restore from iTunes Backup - Again, this won't work if you haven't had an iPhone, iPod, or iPad before. If you have, though, you can install your apps, music, settings, and other data on your new iPhone from the backups that already exist on your PC. This isn't required--you can always set up as new if you want--but it's an option that makes the transition to a new device smooth.

Tap on your choice and then tap the Next button in the top corner to proceed.

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