Here are tips for new iPhone setup
You just got a cool new gadget. Lucky you. Now you’ve got to set it up. You poor thing. We’re hearing a fair amount about new iPhone setup issues. That’s not to say activating an Android phone is easier. At ClickAway, our cell phone repair technicians do a lot of new phone transfers. For those that want to do it themselves, there are steps to follow. However, sometimes the device gets stuck on hello, quick start iPhone stops working, or doesn’t transfer all your files. And why does it take so long to activate the next iPhone? Activation issues always seem to plague new phone models. In this blog we’ll discuss our top tips to setup new iPhones and what to do if you encounter activation problems.
Are you ready to setup a new iPhone quickly? Being a prepared will make the setup of your next iPhone go more smoothly. Make sure you have the following before you start:
- Your old phone (not essential, but it’s smart to have it handy)
- Your SIM card
- Your Wi-Fi name and password
- Your Apple ID and password
- Make sure your old phone is backed up to the cloud
- Passwords to key apps like Gmail, Amazon, Evernote, or any other app you regularly use
iPhone Setup Problems
With quick start iPhone setup for 13 models, for example, we’re hearing about a variety of activation issues. These problems include first and third-party apps, excessive battery drain, Face ID problems, noise cancellation issues, exchange problems, Wi-Fi problems, a variety of CarPlay problems including frequent crashes, iCloud issues, Bluetooth issues, sound problems, and login issues.
Some iPhone 13 owners are complaining about pink screen problems that make their device impossible to use unless the device is restarted. Apple is aware of the issue and says it’s a software bug though it’s unclear when the company will roll out a fix.
Other users are complaining about touch issues where the device’s display doesn’t respond to swipes and gestures. As far as Wi-Fi is concerned, it’s important to note that 5G is still new technology and coverage is still very inconsistent. Some of the frustrations with slow 5G performance should resolve over time as carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile build out their 5G networks.
How to fix iPhone 11/12/13 stuck on hello screen
Let’s take a common issue with quick start iPhone setup – stuck on hello. If you can’t cancel setup and start over, try these steps:
- Force restart
- Drain out the battery
- Use fixgo without data loss
- Restore via iTunes
- Restore in recovery mode
iPhone 13 Pink Screen Issue after iPhone Setup
Apple suggests that people should back up their data and make sure that all iOS updates are installed. Notably, it also wants people to make sure that all App Store updates are installed as well.
How to fix battery draining issues
We haven’t seen widespread complaints about iPhone 13 battery life. However, battery life issues are common with any iPhone, particularly after Apple releases new iOS software. We also know that 5G connectivity can drain batteries faster than LTE so complaints about battery drain aren’t surprising to see. Here are fixes that have worked for us over the years. You can always call ClickAway for help as well.
- Restart your iPhone
- Update your iPhone
- Turn off 5G
- Check your apps
- Reset all settings
- Use low power mode
- Reduce screen brightness
- Stop background refresh
- Downgrade iOS
How to Fix iPhone 13 Bluetooth Problems
If your iPhone 13 can’t connect to one or more of your Bluetooth devices, there are a few solutions you can try. First, you’ll want to forget the Bluetooth connection that’s not working. Make sure you’ve got your password handy before doing these steps: Go to settings > Bluetooth > Select connection > Tap “forget this device” > Reconnect to the Bluetooth device. If that doesn’t work, try resetting your network settings.