iPhone/iPad Setup for New Hires

Regardless of whether you are setting up and iPad or an iPhone, the setting in bold is required, just as shown, and the others will help with your device experience.

Pre-Phone setup

First make sure you have already established your Microsoft/Windows password. If this is your first day, you need to use your PC, or a kiosk, and change your temporary password.

Next, every employee with a company phone needs an Apple ID. If you don't already have one, you can follow the steps on your device to create one. Use your personal email address, as this is your own ID and not Seneca's. Do not use your Seneca email address as your Apple ID.


All of these are found under the Settings icon

At the top of settings > (Your Name At The Top) > iCloud > turn off: Mail, Contacts, Calendars (you will sync to an Exchange account, not an iCloud account) All others listed below are toggled on and should be green.

Cellular > Wi-Fi Assist (at the very bottom of the page): Off

Cellular > iCloud Drive (at the very bottom of the page): Off


General > About > Name: (Set to FirstName LastName's iPhone) Example: Kevin Taber's iPhone
General > AirPlay & Handoff > Handoff: Off


Sounds & Haptics > Ringer and alerts: (slide volume to highest)
Sounds & Haptics > Change with Buttons: Off
Sounds & Haptics > Keyboard Clicks: Off
Sounds & Haptics > Lock Sound: Off


Face ID & Passcode > iPhone Unlock: On (usually enabled from the setup process)


App Store > Apps: Off

App Store > App Updates: On

App Store > Automatic Downloads: On


Mail > Organize by Thread: Off
Mail > Accounts > Add Account > Microsoft Exchange

Enter Email Address (Description can be blank) tap Next up at the top

Tap Sign in

Type in your Password then hit sign in



Contacts > Sort Order: First, Last


Camera > Formats: Most Compatible

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