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iPhone X Setup

Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:20 pm
by Ray Bentsen
Well, I got my iPhone X about 2:30 on Friday, Nov. 3 ... and couldn't believe how easy it was to set up:

1. After opening the box, a press of the side button brought up a bright, crisp "Hello" screen, which prompted me to "Swipe Up" (first attachment).

2. After choosing "English" as the language to use on the next screen, a "Quick Start" screen was displayed on the iPhone X, which then prompted me to bring my current iPhone nearby (second attachment).

3. I was then prompted to hold the camera of the old iPhone over a cloud-like image that was displayed on the iPhone X. Once that was done, the old iPhone just needed a tap to "Continue" (third attachment)

4. After tapping "Continue", the process of transferring data from the old iPhone began (fourth attachment).

The process couldn't be easier!!

;)

Re: iPhone X Setup

Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:26 pm
by Stephen Hart
So let me get this right.
You didn't need to restore from a backup stored by iTunes?
Did it transfer everything, or do you then need to sign in again to everything? (An encrypted backup in iTunes has "everything.") Or is it using an iCloud backup (which is limited)?
How long was the transfer process?

Any problems with having AT&T recognize your new iPhone X? (That's supposed to be taken care of ahead of time.)

Re: iPhone X Setup

Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:43 pm
by Ray Bentsen
Stephen Hart wrote:
Fri Nov 03, 2017 2:26 pm
So let me get this right.
You didn't need to restore from a backup stored by iTunes?
Did it transfer everything, or do you then need to sign in again to everything? (An encrypted backup in iTunes has "everything.") Or is it using an iCloud backup (which is limited)?
How long was the transfer process?
O.K. It looks like I interrupted the process by trying to take a screen shot with the new iPhone. I pressed the side button and an option to "start over" presented itself. I chose that option, and within a minute or so, got the screen below. I plan to use an iTunes backup for the remainder of the process.

Note that during this process my AT&T service got automatically switched to the new phone, with the old phone now displaying "No Service" at the top of the screen.

There is more on the process here: https://www.macworld.com/article/323598 ... -tips.html

8-)

Re: iPhone X Setup

Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:36 pm
by Ray Bentsen
One more snag:

Restoring from iTunes started off well with a confirming message on my iMac (first screenshot).
But then I got this message ... (second screenshot)

The problem is that my old iPhone had been updated to iOS 11.1 and the new iPhone was still using iOS 11, so I had to resort to setting up the iPhone X as a new iPhone ... and am now in the process up updating the iPhone X to iOS 11.1

Re: iPhone X Setup

Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 6:02 pm
by Ray Bentsen
A few more small snags:

First, I got a friendly reminder to turn off "Find my iPhone", but it didn't say which phone. It turns out that I had to turn it off on the iPhone X to proceed. (first screenshot).

Once I did that, I got a dialog box on my Mac asking for THE backup password (second screenshot). Turns out that the iTunes password worked.

Then finally the iTunes restore began (third screenshot)

And yes, I did have to configure everything again ... iCloud, Apple Pay, and Apple Watch.

Re: iPhone X Setup

Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 6:44 pm
by Stephen Hart
So it looks like my plan is still intact:

back up my current iPhone 6s with an encrypted backup (it's already backed up that way, but one last backup is in order)
turn off my current iPhone 6s
plug in my new iPhone X
restore from the most recent backup in iTunes
verify that my new iPhone X has everything on it and that it takes and sends calls properly


erase my iPhone 6s

Then we'll see how it goes with passing that iPhone 6s to my wife to replace her iPhone 6. In the past, that part has given us headaches, so we may end up calling Verizon and asking them to talk us through that part.

Re: iPhone X Setup

Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:58 am
by Stephen Hart
Here's Apple's official page with step-by-step instructions for Quick Start, iCloud and iTunes set up procedures.
https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201269

Re: iPhone X Setup

Posted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:21 pm
by Stephen Hart
I should add here that Ray and I are talking about one kind of setup: copying information from an older iPhone.
If the X is your first iPhone or you want to start fresh, there is no setup. Unbox the iPhone X and turn it on. It just works.
That's because Apple is shipping them with a SIM installed (from the service you specified when you ordered) and the iPhone X is already assigned your mobile number.

Re: iPhone X Setup

Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:57 am
by Stephen Hart
Here's a question I haven't been able to track down definitely:
Is the side button (on the right side) a real button or a virtual one (with or without taptic feedback)?

Re: iPhone X Setup

Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:55 am
by Ray Bentsen
Stephen Hart wrote:
Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:57 am
Here's a question I haven't been able to track down definitely:
Is the side button (on the right side) a real button or a virtual one (with or without taptic feedback)?
It is the same type of real button that is on most iPhones ... no feedback.
It is, however, a little bigger and a little lower than on my iPhone 6 Plus.
;)