Everything About Buying Your First iPhone

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Iphones these days are a style statement. You may have been saving all your money to purchase your first model. You need to be well informed before spending so much. Here's everything you should know about buying your first iphone:-

Research is essential: The first thing you need to do is look up all the information you can about the latest iphone models. Check out their features and reviews and then decide which one you would like to go for. It will help you save a lot of time at the store. Currently, iphone 11, iphone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max are new in the market. Here's how they are different:

Display: iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro Max have 6.1 inch and 6.5-inch display respectively, while iPhone 11 Pro has a 5.8-inch display. While iPhone 11 uses LED technology, the other two use OLED, which is superior to LED.

Camera: The new iPhones have 12MP front camera with an f/2.2 aperture. Slofies is a new feature that lets you record selfie videos at 120fps. iPhone 11 has a back camera of 12MP wide, f/1.8, OIS and 12MP ultra-wide, f/2.4, 120-degree FOV. The iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max have three back cameras. The first camera is 12MP wide, f/1.8, OIS, the second 12MP telephoto, f/2.0, OIS, 2x optical zoom and the third is 12MP ultra-wide, f/2.4, 120-degree FOV.

Battery and Charging: Apple promises up to 17 hours of battery life for iPhone 11, 18 hours for Pro and 20 hours for Pro Max. While iPhone 11 has a 5W power adapter, the other two phones come with fast charging facility with an adapter of 12W or more. They also have wireless charging.

Sound: Sound is much improved for all three models with the addition of the new spatial audio and Dolby Atmos support. They also have two speakers.

Biometrics: All of them have Face ID and facial recognition but only 30% faster than before, improved performance and accuracy even for longer distances.

Storage: As far as storage goes, nothing has changed. They have the same storage capacity, that is, 64GB, 128GB and 512GB.

Water Resistance: They have the highest water resistance ability, that is, IP68. It essentially means that they can remain damage-free for 30 minutes in water that is 2 metres deep.

Make sure you have an ID: Financing your phone will require two forms of ID. Your first ID can be a passport, voter ID, state ID or driver's license depending on where you stay. Your other ID can be a credit card or anything else you have. The address of your first ID should tally with that on your carrier bill, and the names on both IDs should be the same. Ensure that they are valid.

Check if you are an authorised user: You will also need to be an authorised user to finance your phone. To know if you are authorised on the carrier's account, call your carrier and find out. They will check their records and let you know.

Keep your carrier account information ready: Note the last four digits of their social security number. Also, you need to know the account PIN and password, depending on the carrier. The latest iPhone models also let you finance your phone. You can do so through the iPhone Upgrade Program. All you need is a credit card, your social security number and your salary.

Things To Do After Your Purchase:-

Set up your iCloud account: Setting up an iCloud account is essential. All your data will be stored and backed up in that account. If you already an existing account and want to transfer data from your old set your iCloud account is all you will require. Do not back up in the Apple Store because it will take much longer to do so.

Create an Apple ID and password: Your phone will not run without an ID or a password. An ID will give you access to the Apple Store, the iTunes Store and other iPhone features such as iMessage, Face Time, and so on. You will have to create a new password or use your existing one. You can also reset your password from the Apple Store in case you forget it.

Set up Find My iPhone: Find My iPhone is an iCloud feature. It uses your phone's GPS to locate it on a map. This feature is highly beneficial because you can locate your phone if you lose it or if it is stolen. It will make it easier for you to recover your phone.

Set up Apple Pay: Apple Pay is a wireless payment facility. Once you set it up, you can make quick payments every time you make a purchase. With Apple Pay, you no longer run the risk of losing your credit card or debit card because all the information will be stored on your phone. It is also completely secure. Apple will not share your information with anyone unless you give permissions.

Set up a medical ID: You need to set up a medical ID to use Apple's Health app. You can add crucial information about your health, such as your medications, health conditions, allergies, emergency contacts, and so on. These can come in handy during a medical emergency.

Owning and using an iPhone for the first time can be much less stressful if you are informed and updated. These tips are everything you need when you finally make your purchase. 

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