iPhone Settings Finishing Up 2020

Finishing Up Your iPhone 11 Settings

iPhone Settings

There are a few other settings you might need to do to complete your iPhone setup. After successfully migrating your data, you might have to re-enter your passcodes to your Mail App, Contacts, and Calendar App.

To begin, go to Settings, then open Password & Accounts.
Next, select each of the accounts and then enter your correct password when prompted.

Check Mail, Contacts and Calendar App

I would advise you to check if your Mail, Contacts, and Calendar are up to date.

To begin, launch the Mail App and allow your emails to download to your new iPhone 11. Enter your email password when prompted to do so and proceed to set up your email.

For the Contacts App, once you open it, check to see that all your contacts from the previous iPhone were successfully transferred.
Next, open your Calendar App and check if all your events were successfully transferred. If not, you can use iCloud to update your calendar events.

Enabling Notifications

Asides the Mail, Contacts, and Calendar apps, you might need to open some other apps to allow their notifications. Once you open any app and you prompted to tap Allow Notification. If you open anyone and cannot allow it’s a notification, you would have to do that from the settings. So, go to Settings and navigate to Notifications, then open information for the app.

Bluetooth Accessories Pairing

Another setup you would want to do is to pair your Bluetooth accessories such as your speakers, Air Pods, and headset. To do this, go to your Settings to open the Bluetooth and turn it on.

Now turn on any of your accessories that you want to pair with your iPhone 11 Bluetooth and put that accessory on Discovery Mode, then wait for the accessory name to show up on your iPhone 11.

Tap on the accessory name to pair it with your iPhone 11 and enter your passcode when prompted to do so.

Adding Your Credit/Debit Card to Apple Pay

For you to be able to use Apple Pay on your new device, you would have to add your debit card, prepaid card, and credit card to your Wallet.
To do this, go to your Settings and navigate to Wallet & Apple Pay.
You would see the plus (+), tap on it to add a new card.

Follow the instructions on how to enter your card details and their security codes. You may also need to download your bank or card issuer’s mobile app before you can successfully add your card to your Wallet.

Once you have successfully entered the correct details of your cards, your bank service provider or card issuer would run a check on the information provided to verify your card. You might be required to provide more information or might be required to input a confirmation code from your bank. Once you know, go back to your Wallet and tap on your card to enter the details.

Once the verification is done, tap next to complete the process. To add other cards, repeat the same process, you can add up to 12 different cards on your iPhone 11.

Adding your card to Apple Pay makes payment easier with your iPhone, as your card can be used for payments on the Safari browser, and you can send money to family and friends using your Apple Pay.

Managing Subscriptions

A subscription in this term is what you pay to access content from a website or an app over an agreed period. For example, you can subscribe to Apple Music to get access to some music of your choice, you can subscribe to Apple News+ for daily news updates, and you can subscribe to Apple TV channels, Apple Arcade and so on. This subscription is not limited to Apple alone as you can subscribe to other third-party contents such as Spotify, Hulu, HBO Now, and so on.

For most of these apps and other services, you would have to pay a subscription fee by subscribing to a monthly or yearly plan for you to have access to their content. Most times, once you link your cards to these subscriptions, they renew automatically until you cancel them yourself. So now that you have linked your card to Apple Pay, you might want to manage those subscriptions. 

iCloud to Keep your iPhone 11 Calendar up to date

The Calendar update is another advantage the iCloud offers iPhone users; with the iCloud, your Calendar is always handy. Changes made to your Calendar does not only update on your iPhone, but it also updates on every device connected to that Account.

When you properly manage your events using your Calendar, you won’t have to miss any appointments or meetings as you would be right where you need to be and when you need to be there. Here is how to perform the default Calendar setting on your iPhone 11. To that open your Settings and navigate to your Calendar, then choose from the list of options on what you want to make your Default Calendar.

Note that whenever you create any new event, your iCloud will add this newly created event to your default calendar automatically. So, you should consider setting a Calendar you use the most as the default. You can as well change your default calendar whenever you wish to, all you would do is to follow the previous steps on how to set up your default calendar. Once you are done setting up your default calendar from your mobile phone, the next thing you should do is to make the same settings on your iCloud Account.

To do this log on to iCloud.com and go to Calendar and locate the Settings icon, next open the Preferences and choose your preferred Default Calendar from there and tap on Save. With this, you can always make changes to your default Calendar settings using both your iPhone 11 and your iCloud Account from any other device.

Sharing Your Calendar with Family and Friends

With the Family Sharing feature, you can create a family group, more like a social media chat group. But this functions basically to track your family member’s schedule, your family members here are those who have been added to a group. Every family member can set appointments and would also be able to see everyone’s schedule. Any changes made by a family member would update automatically on every member of the group’s device.

How to Set Up Content and Privacy Restrictions on Your iPhone 11

To begin, open your Settings and go to Screen Time. 
Then tap on Continue, you would have to choose between My Device, and This is My Child’s.

If you’re making changes from your ward’s device, choose the My Child’s option and follow the instructions until you are prompted to enter and confirm the Parent Passcode. If you want to restrict through your iPhone, you can use the Family Sharing feature to limit a family member. To prevent someone from changing your settings, create a Screen Time Passcode if you’ve not. Simply tap on the Use Screen Time Passcode to create a new one.

Once you’re done with the previous step, go ahead to open Content & Privacy Restrictions. Enter your password when prompted to do so and then turn on the Content and Privacy button. Now that you’ve turned on the Content and Privacy, let’s go through how you can manage some of the Setting earlier discussed.

Preventing Purchases From the iTunes & App Store Purchases

This Setting would help you prevent your child from making in-app purchases, installing unwanted apps, or deleting any apps.
To begin, open your Settings as usual and go to Screen Time. 
Then tap on the Content & Privacy Restrictions button and enter your passcode if asked to do so.

Next, open the iTunes & App Store Purchases. You should get three Store Purchases & Downloads options. If you want to prevent your kids from installing apps, set the Installing Apps to Don’t Allow, and if you’re going to prevent your child from making purchases, set the In-app purchases to Don’t Allow, and the same goes for the Deleting Apps settings. For the Required Password setting, you can choose to require a password for additional purchases by checking the Always Require button.

Preventing Explicit Contents

You can prevent your kids from exposure to explicit content, music, and TV shows by filtering out content with specific ratings.

To begin, go to your Setting and open the Screen Time, navigate to the Content & Privacy Restriction, and tap on the Content Restrictions. 

Then choose the type of content you would like to restrict.

Here is a breakdown of some of the contents you can restrict:

Ratings For: With this, you can select the approved rating for a country or region and apply those contents ratings automatically.

Music, Podcasts & News: You can use this to filter out music, podcasts, and music videos containing inappropriate wordings and contents for kids.

Apps: This would help you block apps that have a specific rating, such as violent games that are not appropriate for kids within a particular range of age.

Music Profiles & Posts: This is where you can prevent your kids from seeing what their friends are listening to.

Other content restrictions include the TV shows, Books and Movies where you can stop them from reading books and watching movies and TV shows with specific ratings.

Adjusting Web Content Settings

The iOS 13 on iPhone 11 has been optimized to automatically filter through your website content and prevent access to adult content in your Safari browser and phone apps. You can also manage the settings to sift through it manually by adding a specific website you always want to allow through.

Open your phone Settings, go to the Screen Time and open the Content & Privacy Restrictions.

Enter your Screen Time Passcode when prompted to do so and then tap on Content Restrictions.

Navigate to the Web Content and open it up. You would have three options which are to give Unrestricted Access to Limit Adult Websites and Allowed Websites Only.

If you want your iOS to filter out adult contents automatically, check the Limit Adult Websites.

To enter in specific websites that you want to prevent, check the Allowed Websites Only and use the Add Website button under the Never Allow section to avoid such sites.

Preventing Siri Web Search

Here is the final adjustment you might need to make pertaining to managing your web content.

Open your Settings and go to Screen Time. Then open the Content & Privacy Restrictions and tap on the Content Restrictions. Navigate down to Siri and adjust the following settings.

The first is the Web Search Content, which you should use to stop Siri from searching the web for answers when you ask a question.

The second one is the Explicit Language that you can turn off to prevent Siri from displaying any explicit language.

Restricting Gaming

With the improvement in processor power and GPU engines, iPhone 11 users are now open to so many options when it comes to gaming. Playing games is good as it can help you relax, but when you begin to spend the time that should have been channeled into more productive ventures on gaming alone, then you need to start considering some forms of restrictions. As adults, it is easier for us to say no to excessive gaming, but we know that is not the same for kids as they lack that same amount of will power, so setting restrictions in gaming would go a long way in helping them stay focused.

To begin, locate the Screen Time feature under your Settings. 
Then go to the Content & Privacy Restrictions and open the Content Restriction page.
Navigate down to the Game Center to start making changes.

You can prevent any form of multiplayer games on the iPhone under the Multiplayer Games section.
Under Adding Friends, you can stop your child from adding friends to the Game Center
You can also prevent game screen and sound recording as well using the Screen Recording feature in the Game Center. 

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