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Quickstart Guide: Getting Started With Your First iPhone | iOS 17 Guide

If you’re new to the iPhone, an app like this can be invaluable to help explain the basics. But we’ve got more than 200 tips, and it’s hard to digest so much information in one sitting.

Here, then, is a handy quickstart guide to nudge you in the direction of our most useful tips for iPhone and iOS beginners. These are the essentials you’ll need to know; 20 must-read tips that will instantly help you get more out of your iPhone.

(If you’re really new to this sort of thing, try reading the Basics chapter in its entirety instead.)

Home Screen: Welcome To The Home Screen

Cover Sheet: Notification Center And More

Control Center: Quick Access To Handy Settings

Notes Basics: Write Or Sketch Quick Notes

Medical ID: Emergency Info For First Responders

Apple Pay: Set Up Your Digital Wallet

Low Power Mode: Automatically Extend Battery Life

Incoming Calls: All The Ways You Can Respond

FaceTime: Apple’s Video Calling Platform

Sharing Media: Send Photo And Video Messages

Privacy Permissions: Choose What You’re Happy To Share

Portrait Mode: Stunning Shots With Blurry Backgrounds

Memories: Watch And Edit Photo Slideshows

Using Tabs: Switch Between Open Websites

Reader View: Plain Text Without Distractions

Attachments: Add Photos Or Files To An Email

What is iCloud? A Simple Guide To Cloud Storage

Siri Requests: A Taste Of What Siri Can Do

Find My Friends: Share Your Live Location

Restart Your Device: A Guide To Properly Rebooting