Apple iPhone 6 Basics: Device Activation and Setup Guide

This content will
help you set up and activate your new iPhone 6 smartphone to make it ready to
use. There are several options on how to activate your iPhone. You can do it
over a Wi-Fi network or over your carrier’s cellular network. In case neither
of these options are available, then you can activate your iPhone 6 by
connecting it to a computer and use iTunes instead.

how to activate setup iphone6

The first time you
turn on your new iPhone, you will be prompted with the Setup Assistant. Simply
follow the steps to complete the setup process on your device.
 For more queries on setup information for your
new iPhone 6, contacting your phone carrier is highly recommended.
If you’re decided to
proceed with the activation and setup process by yourself, then you may refer
to this tutorial.

Activate iPhone 6 with a Wi-Fi network

To activate over a Wi-Fi, simply hold the On/Off button to turn your iPhone 6 ON, and then follow the onscreen instructions.

Activate iPhone 6 using iTunes

If you opt to activate your iPhone 6 over iTunes, you have to download and install the latest version of iTunes to your computer. You may need to provide your Apple ID in this case. And when everything is set, just connect your iPhone 6 to your computer and iTunes will walk you through the activation process, as well as sync your video, bookmarks, video files and contacts.

In this procedure,
you will need a computer (Mac or PC with a USB 2.0, or 3.0 port) and any of
these operating systems (OS X version 10.6.8 or later), Windows XP Home or
Professional with Service Pack 3 or later, Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows
If everything is
ready, then you may now proceed with the following procedures:
  1. Connect your iPhone 6 to the
    Use the Lightning to USB cable provided with your iPhone device.
    On each device, you will be prompted to verify “Trust” of the
    other device.
  1. Connect your iPhone 6 to
    You will know if your phone is connected to a Wi-Fi or not by
    looking at the wireless network indicator on top of the screen. Be sure
    it’s connected to a wireless network before you proceed.
  1. Configure Wi-Fi settings. To
    configure Wi-Fi settings on your iPhone 6, go to Settings, then select any
    of the following options to configure.

  • Choose a network. Tap to
    select any of the available Wi-Fi network in range and enter the password,
    if prompted.
  • Ask to join networks. When
    you turn on Ask to Join Networks, you will be prompted/notified when a
    Wi-Fi network is available. If you don’t want this option, then you will
    need to manually join a network when the previous network you used is not
  • Forget a network. Tap next to
    the previous network you joined, then tap on Forget this Network.
  • Join a closed Wi-Fi network.
    You can also join a closed network if you want. Just tap Other, then enter
    the name of the closed network you want to join. You must know the network
    name, security type, and password to use this network.
You can also
configure the settings for a Wi-Fi network on your iPhone 6. To do so, tap next
to a network, then adjust any of the available options such as setting an HTTP
proxy, defining static network settings, turning on BootP, or even renewing the
DHCP server settings. You may have to contact your network carrier first, to verify the correct network settings/information for your device.

If you want, you can
also set up your own Wi-Fi network to use on your new iPhone 6 device.

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