Setup Your Own Google iPhone

Hi guys and welcome to 123myIT. In this video, we will show you how to setup your iPhone as a Google iPhone. Ok Guys I’m an Android user and I wanted to see if I could convert myself to use an iPhone by creating a Google iPhone and replacing all the Apple Apps with Google ones.

Before and After – Google iPhone

This is what you iPhone will look like before and after you change it to a Google iPhone. You don’t need to change all the Apps you could just change the Apps you want. For example, one of the reasons I have not changed to an iPhone is I really like the Google Assistant. Later in this video, I will show you how to setup the Google Assistant with the tap back function.

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What your Google iPhone will look like before and after.

Let get started. First I would need to transfer the data from my old phone to my iPhone. I already have a video how to do this and if you are interested, I will put a link in the description.

Download the Apps – Google iPhone

Next, you will need to download the Apps that you use from the Apple Apps Store. Because I used the Transfer to iOS app, some of my free apps will download automatically. Once you have some apps downloaded, you can start organising them. You can replace the safari with Google Chrome or in my case, I prefer the DuckDuckGo browser and I will show you why later in the video. You can also replace Apple music with YouTube music. To edit the home screen tap, hold, and then drag the icons to where you want them. Alternatively, you can tap and hold the app and drag it.

I have not downloaded YouTube music yet so I will do that now. Just tap to download it and once its downloaded drag It to wherever you want it.

DuckDuckGo – Google iPhone

Cool, now you have you main bar down the bottom sorted. Open up your browser so Chrome or Duckduckgo and set it as the default browser. The reason I use Duckduckgo is that it is a private browser so it doesn’t track you which is nice. In the top of Duckduckgo tap the cog icon and then tap set as default browser. This will open any links in Duckduckgo rather than safari. I will show you how to do this for the Chrome browser as well.

In the Chrome browser, tap the three dots tap Settings. Tap Default browser, Tap open Chrome settings. Tap on default browser App and select Chrome. You can see Duckduckgo is selected I am going to leave it on that. However, if you want to use Chrome select Chrome.

Replace Facetime

You can replace FaceTime with Google Duo. So tap and hold the App to remove it. Then go ahead and download Google Duo from the App store. I already have it downloaded so I will move it to replace FaceTime.

You can replace Apple Calendar with Google Calendar. Photos with Google Photos. So just, download them and drag them into place.

Swap out Mail for Gmail – Gmail is better anyway.

Delete Apple maps for Google Maps – Google Maps is better anyway.

Download Google App and replace it with Weather and Download Google Assistant to replace it with Siri. You can still use Siri however; we will set up Google assistant with the Tap Back feature. Which is just awesome. 

Ok while that is downloading lets change out the Weather app. Moreover, you can move the Google Assistant to the main screen.

Download Google Keep and replace notes.

Delete News and download Google News.

Replace Books with Play Books.

Delete unwanted apps

Go ahead and delete any Apps you are not using. Remember you can always download the App again if you need too.

All right swap Play Movies with Apple TV which we deleted earlier. Another good one is Android TV.

Moreover, you can replace the health app with Google Fit.

You can swap Apple Home with Google Home.

On the Second screen you can delete any apps you are going to use. You can replace files with Google drive. Delete ITunes store. Also remove Translate and delete Watch if you do not have an Appel Watch. Delete tips and Utilities.  Keep the Shortcuts icon because we will use that for the Google Assistant.

You can move your Google drive to the top to make it neater, then go back to apps store, and download Google Docs, Sheets and Slides. Tap and hold and bring them to the top so its neater.

GBoard the Google Keyboard

Go back to the Apps store and download Gboard, which is the google Keyboard. In addition, download Wear OS which is an App for your Apple Watch. To Setup Google Keyboard to to Settings General Keyboards and tap add a new keyboard.  Select Gboard and then tap on Gboard and toggle the Allow full access button. Cool you have just setup you’re Google Keyboard.

Setup Google Assistant

Let us setup Google Assistant. Open Google Assistant and login to it with your Google Account. Just tap no thanks and continue to get it started.

All right its working go back to the Home screen find the Shortcuts icon and tap to open it. Tap the plus icon and tap Add Action. You should see Hey Google down the bottom tap that and then tap the Next button at the top. Type in the name for the Action. I just type Google Assistant this will help you identify the shortcut when you add it to the tap back action.

Cool you have a short cut now for the Hey Google command. Let’s add it to the Tap back section. Go into settings accessibility Touch and scroll down to the bottom to where it says Back tap. If you double or triple tap the back of your iPhone it can do an extra command. Go into Double tap and scroll to the bottom. Under Shortcuts you will see the Google Assistant Shortcut we created earlier select that and watch the magic. If you double tap, the back of the iPhone the google assistant starts up.

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Setup your iPhone or iPad in 2021

Hi guys and welcome to 123myIT. Do you have a new iPhone or iPad? Lets go through the setup process. Swipe up on the iPhone 12 and press the Home button on the iPad to get started. Next select your language and region. Setup your iPhone, let get started.

If you want to transfer your data from another iPhone or Android, you can use the quick start guide. I have already done a video on this I will put the link in the description. Otherwise tap setup manually and then connect to your WIFI. Go ahead and enter your WIFI password then tap next.

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Setup your iPhone and iPad in 2021

Your iPhone and iPad will take a few mins to activate. If you have a sim card for your iPhone you can put it in now or you can fast forward to the 5:51 mark and I will show you how to add the sim card. Go ahead and tap continue on the Data & Privacy screen.

Different Models? – Setup your iPhone

Depending on which device model you have. You might have Face ID or Touch ID. Face ID unlocks your device with your face and Touch ID with your fingerprint. Tap continue and get started for the Face ID and move your head around in the circle. Cool that’s setup now. Let us setup Touch ID next. To setup Touch ID tap continue then press and hold your finger on the Home button.

Setup Touch ID – Setup your iPhone

Adjust your grip and setup a second fingerprint. Tap Continue.

Next, you will need to setup a six-digit passcode. This is used to unlock the Face ID or Touch ID settings. If you tap Passcode option, you can set a four-digit passcode or no passcode at all.

If you want to transfer data from another device, you can use the Apps and Data screen to do so. I have plenty of videos you can follow to do this I will put them in the description. For this video, we are just going to go to Don’t Transfer Apps & Data.

Apple ID

If you have an Apple ID go ahead and type it in now. If you do not have, an Apple ID now is a good time to set this up. You will need an Apple ID to download Apps to your iPhone or iPad. My Apple ID has Two Factor authentication, which means it will send a code to your email or another device. So check your other device or email for a code and type it in.

Almost there now, tap Continue on the updates screen. Then you can enable disable locations services. This turns on the GPS and it allows Apple to see where you are to recommend services to your device. Normally I turn this off and you can always turn it back on later.

Apple Pay

If you have Apple pay setup on your credit card, you can setup Apple Pay now. This allows you to pay with your iPhone or iPad instead of your credit card. I am going to tap setup later and continue to the SIRI screen. Ok I am going to setup SIRI on the iPhone you can also do this on the iPad if you want to. Ok So I finished setting up the iPad the steps will be the same on the iPhone. Tap continue and you can now use the side button to ask siri a question. You can share your Audio with Apple. I never do this always tap not now. If you want screen time reports on how you use your phone hit Continue and on iPhone Analytics tap Don’t Share.

True Tone

True tone display allows you to have a warmer display on your device. Press the see without True Tone Display to see if you like it or now. You can change this later if you want.

Select light or dark appearance which ever your prefer. IF you got big fingers or you want the text on your screen to be larger select Zoomed.

Awesome so you are all setup now. One last thing if you want to setup your SIM card you can get the little SIM card eject tool and on the iPhone 12 Pro the slot is on the left side. Push the pin into the hole to eject the slot out. Just add your SIM and replace the slot back inside the iPhone. If you do not have a sim contact your carrier. Your sim card might have a PIN on it enter your PIN. IF you do not have one contact your carrier..

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Transfer Data iPhone to iPhone in 2021

Hi Guys and welcome to 123myit. In this video, we will show you how to Transfer your data from your older iPhone to your newer iPhone in 2021. Therefore, if you have the iPhone 12 Pro like this one or any other iPhone that’s new to you, then this video will help you move contacts, text messages, music, photos apps and app data. This also includes apps like WhatsApp for example.

Already Setup your iPhone

If you have already setup, your phone and you are on the Home screen. Unfortunately, you will have to reset the new phone. If you do not want to reset your iPhone then you can do a backup and restore from iCloud. Alternatively, backup and restore from iTunes.

To reset your phone Go into settings > General and scroll down to reset. Once you are there tap on Erase Content and settings. Then Erase iPhone.

After Reset

Once your iPhone has reset itself. Go ahead and select your country and language. You should see the quick start screen appear on your old Phone. Tap Continue. If you don’t see the quick start screen make sure Bluetooth is turned on and you can also press the sleep wake power button to put the device to sleep then tap it again to wake it up.

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Apps & Data Screen- This is where the magic happens.

You should get a little blue animation now. However, if it does not come up continue setting up your Phone until you get to the Apps and data screen. Once you are on the Apps and data screen. Transfer directly from Phone. There you go now the little blue animation has come up. Scan it with the rear Camera on your old Phone. Now at this stage you might need to enter your old Phone passcode on your new Phone. It did not come up for me because I turned it off before starting the transfer process. Follow the prompts to setup touch id or face id on your new Phone.

Almost there!

Finally, tap continue and agree to start the Data Transfer from your old Phone to your new Phone. Almost there follow a few more prompts to setup your Phone until you get to the Transferring Data from Phone screen. There it is so all your data should be copying across now.

Keep the two devices close by and make sure they are plugged into power.

Your new iPhone will restart itself and when you log on you go and check that all your data has transferred across ok. I will check my pictures and see if that are the same. Cool looks like everything has copied across.

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