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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Backup Your iPhone iPad to Google Drive

Hi Guys and welcome to 123myIT. In this video, we will show you how to backup your iPhone or iPad to Google Drive.

By following this video you will be able to backup Contacts, Google Calendar,  Photos & videos to Google Drive. Why would you want to backup to Google Drive? Mainly Storage reasons.

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iCloud has 5 GB free storage space and Google Drive has 15 GB.

Things to be aware of. You need to be on WIFI to back up your data.

Only new content will be backed up if you backup more than once.

Backup your iPhone to Google Drive

In addition, albums will not be backed up to Google Drive. Lastly, you can still keep your iCloud backup and before you do a backup make, sure you delete any videos or pictures you do not need. Such as blurry pictures so, it does not take up your backup space.

Download Google Drive

Let get started. Logon to App Store and search and download Google Drive. Go ahead and Open it up. Tap open and Tap sign in. Sign in with the Google Account you want to back up your iPhone with.

In the top left, tap the menu button and then Tap Storage and View Details to see how much space you have. Tap the X to go back then Tap menu again and go into Settings then Backup. If you don’t want to backup any of these you can go in and toggle them off. I don’t want t backup my contacts or Calendars.

Under Photos and Videos, You have two backup options. Original and High quality. High quality stores the files at a smaller size. Therefore, this does not eat into your storage quota. Once you are done hit Start Backup. Just go ahead and tap allow access.

Backup Complete

Cool out backup is complete let’s check our photos on the phone. Cool our photos are there.

The next step here is important. You need to check that your data has been backed up to Google Drive. Remember your back is only as good as the data you can restore. So always, check what has been backed up.

Go to another computer and login to Google drive or Gmail. In the top, right click on the Rubix cube icon. You can find your contact by clicking the contacts menu. You can find your calendar items by clicking on Calendars. I want to check my photos have been backed up so I click on Photos menu. Awesome there they are they have been backed up.

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Set a Live Photo as your Wallpaper on your iPhone

Hi guys and welcome to 123myIT. Do you have a favourite live photo that you show people all the time? You can set you live photo as your wallpaper. Let us show you how.

Tap on Photos, then Albums and scroll down to Live Photos. Select the photo you want to save as your wall paper. Touch and hold the live photo to see it play.

Next, Tap Share and then scroll down and tap on the Use as Wallpaper button. You can drag and pinch the photo if needed and once done tap on Set.

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Live Photos

Once done you can set it for Lock screen only or Home screen only or just set both. Alright here it is on our lock screen now. Ok here it is again.

If you want to remove it and put your old wallpaper back go to Settings Scroll down to wallpaper. Tap choose a new wallpaper. Select your wallpaper. Tap Set and your old wallpaper is back.

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Move from Android to iPhone

Hi Guys and welcome to 123myit. In this video, we will show you how to move from Android to iPhone. There is two ways to move from Android to iPhone. The Apple recommended way requires you to reset your iPhone. If you don’t want to reset your iPhone then fast forward to the 4 min mark and I will show you how to move your data without resetting your iPhone.

This video we will help you move contacts, message history, camera photos and videos. Web bookmarks, mail accounts, calendars and free apps.

Resetting your iPhone the Official Apple Way – From Android to iPhone

The first step is to reset your iPhone.

Go into settings > General and scroll down to reset. Once you are there tap on Erase Content and settings.  Next Tap Erase iPhone. This will delete all media and data so do a backup first if you need too.

Once your iPhone has reset itself. Just follow the prompts and start setting it up again.

Next up connect to your WIFI and make sure your Android device is connected to the same WIFI.

Continue setting up your iPhone until you get to the Apps and data screen. Once you’re on the Apps and data screen. Tap move data from Android. Before you hit continue, go to your Android phone and download the move to iOS app from the Google play store. Play.google.com

Download the Apps Move to iOS – From Android to iPhone

I have already downloaded it therefore, I am going to press open. Tap continue, agree and then go ahead and tap allow.

Tap continue on your iPhone and on your Android device type in the code that you see on your iPhone. It now shows you the iPhone wifi. Tap continue. It comes up again with the wifi to connect to just tap connect.

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Transfer Data screen in move to iOS App

Ok great you are on the transfer data screen just deselect anything you don’t want to transfer and press Continue. Also here’s a tip if you have large video files it will take some time. So maybe delete any large video files you don’t need.

Cool your data is transferred now. Tap done on your Android phone and you can close the app. On your iPhone tap, continue setting up iPhone. Go ahead and set up your iPhone.

Install your FREE Apps

Awesome the last step here is to install your free apps. To do this you will need your Apple iD. Just tap add apps and then tap use existing apple id. And your iPhone will download all your free apps for you. If you get the Apple iD Verification just tap settings and then enter in your Two Factor Authentication. This will pop up as a message on one of your other Apple devices if you have it or as an SMS on your phone. Tap agree on the terms and then agree again.

If you swipe across you should see all your apps start to appear. You can also check if your if you photos messages and video copied across.

Don’t want to Reset your iPhone?

The second part of this video is if you don’t want to reset your iPhone. We will move the data with an App called, Copy my data. Go to the google play store on Android phone and download Copy my data. I’ve already downloaded it so I will tap open. Tap on to or From Another Device Over Wifi.

Open up the App store on you iPhone and download the same copy my data app. Tap open and then tap allow to give the app access to your data. If you don’t everything right yu should see the iPhone appear on your Andriod phone. Tap copy data to selected device. Enter the pin number from yoru android device onto your iPhone. On your Android phone deselect any data you don’t want to copy across.

Awesome all your data is copied across now. If you have a SIM card you can move it across now too.

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Apple iPhone 12 Pro Pacific Blue

Hi Guys and welcome to 123myit. In this video, we will show you everything you need to know about the iPhone 12 Pro. The iPhone 12 Pro is the same as its little brother the iPhone 12 with the A14 Bionic processor. Pricing for the iPhone 12 Pro starts at $999 USD and it comes in three different colours, Graphite, Silver, Gold and Blue.

First up in the box you have the iPhone 12 Pro itself. Next will find the documentation a SIM card eject tool, quick start guide, Warranty information and Apple sticker. The only other accessory is the Lighting USB cable, which does up to 50% charge in 30 mins with a 20-watt adapter. Not to forget that the 12 Pro supports 15 watts wireless charging and is IP68 water and dust resistant.

Minimal Packaging – iPhone 12 Pro

It’s worth mentioning that Apple has removed the USB charger and minimised packaging and documentation. Which I think its great for the environment. However, I would have liked to see Apple minimised the price of the iPhone also.

The iPhone 12 Pro has a 6.1-inch Super Retina XDR OLED display. It has a 2532 by 1170-pixel resolution at 460 ppi. If you compare it with the iPhone 8 on the left, you can see the Pro has allot more screen real estate on its 6.1-inch OLED display. In addition, for those of your who are thinking about upgrading from the iPhone 8 it would be a big update.

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Compare the screen sizes between Samsung S20+ and iPhone 12 Pro

Here’s a quick compassion between the screen size on the 12 Pro and the Samsung S20+.

Design Change on the iPhone 12 Pro

Apple has changed the design of the iPhone 12 line up as well. It now has smooth flat edges, which allows the iPhone to stand up on its end. I love this design we first saw it on the iPhone SE. However, the aluminium frame does show fingerprints. This might not be an issue if you decide to buy a cover.

The left side of the iPhone, you have the Ring Silent and Volume up and down buttons and a SIM card slot.

On the right side, you have the Sleep Wake power button. On the bottom, you have the lighting connector, microphone and 1 of the stereo speakers. Actually, the Stereo speakers are impressive. Take a listen.

Face Unlock

Face unlock is standard on the iPhone 12 models. Along the front top of the 12 Pro we have a 12 megapixel True Depth Camera which has a F2.2 aperture. While you can’t see them there is actually a whole bunch of sensors hidden here. Ambient light, Proximity, Flood illuminator, infrared camera and dot projector.

On the back of the 12 Pro you have a Triple Camera setup which features a Ultra Wide, Wide and Telephoto cameras. The Ultra Wide camera has a 120-degree field of view. The new Wide camera has a f 1.6 aperture and a 7 element lens which lets in more light. Moreover, the last camera on the iPhone Pro 12 features a 52 millimetre telephoto camera for stunning portrait shots.

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Therefore, out of the box the iPhone 12 Pro will take amazing photos. Here are some comparisons between the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 8. Can you spot the difference?

The iPhone 12 Pro has the A14 processor. A fast processor is important when playing games and videos or when generally moving around the iPhone. Here’s the Geekbench scores for the iPhone 12 Pro and the iPhone 8.

In terms of Battery life for the iPhone, you can expect up to 17 hours video playback. This will get you about 11 hours of streamed video playback. Say from the web.

So what’s my thoughts pretty amazing phone you can’t really go wrong. However I think the price could have dropped a bit since Apple no longer includes a charger and battery life could be also be improved in my mind. I would like to see it last longer.

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How to use the Camera app One-Handed on iPhone

Hi guys and welcome to 123myIT. In this video, we will show you how to use the Camera App one-handed on iPhone. In iOS 14 you can use the Camera App one handed. Lets show you how.

First of all start up your camera app.

If you want to take photos in burst mode swipe the shutter button left.

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Using the Shutter Button – swipe to the left.

If you want to record quick take video, touch and hold the shutter button. You can see the video recording time at the top. To stop recording the video just lift your finger.

Recording a Video – One-handed on iPhone

To record video without having to hold down your finger. Just hold to start recording the swipe right to the lock icon. To stop recording just tap the stop button.

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Apple iPad 8th Gen 2020

Hi guys and welcome to 123myIT. In this video, we will show you everything you need to know about the Apple iPad 8th Gen 2020 in four minutes. Apple has released two different versions of the iPad and iPad Air. Pricing for the base model iPad starts around $329 USD and it comes in three different colours, Silver, Gold and Space Grey.

First up in the box you will find the iPad 8th Gen and the colour that we have is Space Grey. Next you get the documentation, Quick start guide, Warranty information and Apple stickers. Other accessories are USB C to lighting cable and a 20 watt USB C charging adapter. Twenty watts should charge the battery from empty to 50% in thirty minutes. Don’t quote me on that because it was hard to find any exact data on this. However Apple says you should get Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi or watching video and 9 hours on Cellular models.

Display 10.2-inch

The 2020 iPad has a 10.2-inch LED-backlit Multi-Touch Retina Display with IPS technology. It has a 2160 by 1620-pixel resolution at 264 pixels per inch. And the display also has 500 nits of brightness which is fine. Here’s the viewing angels and stereo speaker test.

The display is also not laminated this means it has a small pocket of air between the LED display and the glass surface. This might make the touch feel a little less sensitive. But Unless you are use to an older iPad you might not even notice.

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Slight gap on the display which might make the touch less sensitive.

In terms of size this iPad is thicker than all previous models going back to the iPad Air 1. And you do notice this. Does it really matter though? Probably not.

Space for a Keyboard – iPad 8th Gen

On the bottom, you have 3 little dots which allows you to attach an Apple keyboard. However they are expensive and not that great to type on so you might be better off with a Logitech keyboard and I will leave an Amazon link in the description.

Around the back of the iPad we have the space grey finish with colour matched apple logo.

At the back of top we have an 8 megapixel camera with a f2.4 aperture and beside that one of the dual microphone pin holes. On the top right side you have Sleep Wake power button. Along with that the another microphone pin hole and headphone jack. Down the right side you have the volume up and down buttons. On the bottom you have a lighting port and stereo speakers.

Around the hardware

On the front bottom you have the all familiar Home button and it comes with finger print unlock. There is no face unlock on this model.

The top you have a 1.2 mega pixel FaceTime HD Camera with a f2.4 aperture. Not super outstanding but it does the job.

The biggest upgrade for the iPad 2020 is that it includes the A12 Bionic processor which is a 64-bit chip. A fast processor is important when playing games and videos or when generally moving around the iPad.

And for those that are interested in the Geek Bench 4 scores here is the single and multi core scores and compassion.

The Apple iPad 8th gen is a stock standard iPad with a fast processor. And would be perfect for most people. If you are doing design work however you might want to look at the iPad Pro model instead.

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