If you've just bought an iPhone getting started is easier than you think. Just use this free lesson as a guide.
Once you have an iPhone, your next step should be learning about the physical features of the device and the accessories that came with it. This includes the different buttons and ports, how to turn the device on and off, how to charge the battery, and the importance of protecting the device.
The iPhone currently comes with the following accessories:
To learn more about the buttons and ports on the outside of the device, review the diagram below.
The headphone jack was removed in the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. Now, all new models use either a Lightning connection or Bluetooth for connecting headphones.
The first time you turn on your iPhone, you'll be asked to choose a few settings, like your preferred language, a Wi-Fi network, and your Apple ID. If you don't want to choose all of these settings, you can always skip them for now and change them later.
When you're ready to use the iPhone, you'll need to wake it. Newer phones will wake automatically when you pick them up. If you're using an iPhone 6 or older, you can press the Home button to wake it. The Lock screen will appear. From here, there are two options for unlocking your iPhone:
When you're done using the iPhone, press the Sleep/Wake button to put it in Sleep mode. This will turn off the screen and help save battery life. The iPhone will go to Sleep mode automatically if you don't use it for more than a few minutes.
Most of the time, you won't need to turn your iPhone off. You can just use the Sleep/Wake button to keep your iPhone in Sleep mode. But if you need to turn it off completely (for example, on an airplane), press and hold the Sleep/Wake button for several seconds, then slide to power off.
To turn the iPhone on, press and hold the Sleep/Wake button until the Apple logo appears. It may take a few minutes to turn on completely.