You finally got it, that brand new iPhone 6s you’ve been drooling over since the big announcement. But there’s a few things you should do immediately, some of them even before taking your new baby out of the box – trust us, you don’t want to be the person going viral for dropping their brand-new phone one minute outside the store. Check out these four tips on what you should do immediately after purchasing a new smartphone.
1. Get a Case
Actually, we’re amending that statement: get a case – and make sure you put it on your new iPhone! A case can protect your phone against accidental damage from drops, falls and everyday life. Because who wants to use a phone with a cracked screen or one that can only be used on speaker?
2. Transfer your Data and Contacts
There’s nothing worse than realizing your new phone doesn’t have any of the important information, like photos or even more critical: contacts! Before you purchase a new smartphone, if you’re using the cloud, make sure it’s updated. Once you get the new phone, download all the information from the cloud. If you aren’t using the cloud, ask for the help of the sales associate at the store. They can help transfer all the critical information over to your new iPhone.
3. Connect to your Home WiFi
Once you get home, make sure you connect to your WiFi so that your phone automatically connects when you’re at home. This can help save money in the long run, as it reduces the amount of data you use. This is especially important if your data plan is limited – if you go over the amount of data you’re allowed, you run the risk of having to pay overage fees.
Connecting to a home WiFi network is important even if you have an unlimited data plan, because your home network is likely faster than your provider’s cellular network. And that means you can get email, surf the web, and check Instagram even quicker.
4. Get an iPhone 6s Protection Plan
We saved the most important for last: purchasing iPhone 6s protection. Accidents happen and it’s more common than not to crack your phone screen or completely ruin it by dropping it in a puddle. But with a protection plan, you can get a replacement phone the very next day. And isn’t that better than finding yourself without a working phone, wondering how you’re going to call friends and family?