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Blog / How to Buy a Phone – Part Two
Jun 30, 2020
Last week, we presented Part 1 of our Guide to Buying a New iPhone During Lockdown. We discussed how to order a new iPhone without leaving home, which phones are available, and the protective cases that we recommend for your new device. In Part 2, we’ll talk about how to connect your new phone to cellular service and transfer your data. We’ll also talk about the screen protectors that are available from BodyGuardz.
Setting up your new device is probably the trickiest part of buying a phone with no face-to-face assistance. You’ll need to connect your phone to your cellular service, then migrate all your contacts, photos, music, apps, etc. The process isn’t difficult—it should only take a few minutes. We’ll go over the basic steps here. For the full set of instructions, or if you intend to use Dual SIM, check out Apple’s Setup Guide.
The first thing you’ll want to do is find the little tray for the SIM card. It’s on the side of the phone and it’s kind of hard to see. The most visible feature on the tray is a little pinhole. Straighten a paper clip and slide the end into the pinhole. The tray will slide out. Then put your old nano-SIM in the tray and slide the whole thing back into the side of the phone. Activate the phone and enter your PIN when prompted. You should be ready to go.
iPhone XS, XS Max, XR, 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max are all eSIM-enabled. eSIM is not a physical SIM card, so you’ll set up eSIM in your phone settings. These phones also use nano-SIMs, so you really only need to set up your eSIM if you’ll be using two lines on your phone.
Go to Settings and choose Cellular. Tap Add Cellular Plan. Position your phone so the QR code provided by your carrier appears in the frame. You can also enter the details manually. Tap Add Cellular Plan again. If you’re setting up a second line, just follow the prompts.
There are several ways to transfer your data. We’ll go over the basic steps for a simple phone-to-phone transfer. The simplest process is a wireless peer-to-peer data transfer. This will move all your photos, media, app data, settings, and more from your old phone to your new phone.
First, you’ll activate both phones. When you swipe the screen on your new phone, the old phone will ask if you want to set up a new phone. Hit Continue. Then, you’ll hold the old phone above the new one so that the old phone’s camera captures the new phone. Enter your old passcode on the new phone and the transfer will begin.
Next, the phone will prompt you to set up Face ID or Touch ID. Follow the prompts. Once Face ID or Touch ID are set up, it will ask if you’d like to transfer your data. Tap Transfer from iPhone. You’ll agree to Terms & Conditions, Transfer Settings, set up Apple Pay, Apple Watch, and Analytics. After you’ve tapped through those screens, your data will begin to transfer. This may take a few minutes. Once the new phone reboots, all your old data and settings will have transferred to your new iPhone.
With your shiny new iPhone all set up and ready to go, the last thing to do is make it battle-ready for everyday use. BodyGuardz screen protectors provide industry-leading protection and stylish utility. With so many designs, there’s sure to be a screen protector that fits your lifestyle perfectly.
BodyGuardz screen protectors do not affect screen sensitivity. They are designed to fit perfectly with BodyGuardz cases.
1. BodyGuardz Pure 2® - Tempered glass
Pure 2 is the very first glass screen protector in the US to utilize aluminosilicate, a rare variant of tempered glass. This technology provides more protection than regular soda-lime glass found in most other screen protectors. Pure 2 is available for iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11, and iPhone SE.
2. Pure 2 Edge - Tempered glass
Pure 2 Edge builds upon our award-winning Pure 2 product with edge-to-edge coverage. Aluminosilicate glass construction features increased scratch resistance, reduced scratch visibility, and improved "after-scratch" strength compared to traditional soda-lime glass protectors. Pure 2 Edge is available for iPhone 11, and iPhone X.
3. Pure 2 EyeGuard – Tempered glass
Pure 2 EyeGuard is engineered with blue-light filters that block up to 43% of harmful blue light to protect eyes from digital eye strain. It utilizes the same aluminosilicate glass as Pure 2 to safeguard from scratches and drops. Pure 2 EyeGuard is available for iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11, and iPhone X.
4. PRTX® – Synthetic glass
PRTX’s synthetic glass construction matches the look and feel of glass, but will never chip, shatter, or pop off the screen. The electroplated, hardened topcoat prevents scratches with 8H hardness. The middle layer uses acrylic and PET to absorb impact but flexes and bends to prevent shattering. PRTX is available for iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11, iPhone X, and iPhone SE.
5. PRTX EyeGuard – Synthetic glass
PRTX EyeGuard provides protection with synthetic glass technology. A blue light filter blocks the harmful blue light emitted from electronic devices to prevent eye strain, headaches, and macular degeneration. PRTX EyeGuard is available for iPhone 11.
6. SpyGlass® Edge – Tempered glass
SpyGlass Edge uses a two-way privacy film is incorporated into the glass to obstruct the view of your screen from onlookers and protect your sensitive data from wandering eyes. It is made with aluminosilicate tempered glass, which is stronger and more scratch-resistant than soda-lime glass. SpyGlass Edge is available for iPhone 11.
7. UltraTough® – Protective film
Made with self-healing urethane film, our UltraTough ScreenGuard is similar to the clear shields installed on the front of vehicles to protect them from stones and abrasive elements. Installation kit is included. UltraTough is available for iPhone 11 and iPhone X.
Technology has become so advanced that we rely on the experts to walk us through how to use our new devices. During the coronavirus lockdown, we’re being forced to learn to do many of these things ourselves. We hope this guide has made your new smartphone purchase a little easier.
If you still have questions about features, pricing, or how to set up a new iPhone, visit apple.com or call Apple Customer Service at 1-800-MY-APPLE. For more information on BodyGuardz cases and screen protectors, visit bodyguardz.com.