New iPhone Stuck on Setting Up Apple ID? Fix It Yourself

  1. Published on Jun 28, 2022
  2. Updated on Jun 28, 2022
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The process of setting up a new iPhone is a fairly easy one, complete with step-by-step instructions aimed to help you set up your iPhone as quickly as possible.

But some users have reported that their iPhones are getting stuck on the setting up Apple ID section of the setup process.

If this is your experience, the solutions we will list here will help you fix any underlying issues that may be causing the problem allowing you to complete the setup process.

iPhone stuck on the setting up Apple ID

How Long Should Setting up Apple ID on New iPhone Take?

If you are not restoring any backups to the device, setting up the Apple ID should take only a few minutes.

But if restoring a backup from iTunes or iCloud is part of the process, it may take considerably longer.

The following are the typical steps that you can use to set up your device:

  • Step 1: Turn on your brand-new iPhone and choose your preferred language.
  • Step 2: If you will not be transferring data from another iPhone, tap on “Set up Manually.”
  • Step 3: Choose a Wi-Fi network to connect the device to.
  • Step 4: Once connected, your device will prompt you to set up a security feature such as a passcode or Face ID.

Then just follow the rest of the onscreen instructions to complete the setup process and your device should be ready to use in a few minutes.

But if this process gets stuck on setting up Apple ID, try the following solutions.

Restart or Force Restart your iPhone

Restarting the device is a good solution when you encounter this problem. Just use the appropriate physical buttons to turn off the device, then wait a minute or two before turning in the device again.

If a simple restart doesn’t do it, then try to force restart the iPhone. Force restarting refreshes the memory of the device and may even eliminate some of the simple system bugs that could be causing the issue.

Force Restart iPhone 12

Ensure the Apple ID is Correct

You may also have difficulty with the Apple ID settings if the Apple ID you are trying to use is incorrect. Therefore, check and double-check to make sure that the Apple ID and password you are using are correct.

If you have recently changed the Apple ID password, make sure that you are using the correct Apple ID password.

Ensure the Apple ID is Correct

Check Apple’s System Status

To set up an Apple ID when setting up a new iPhone, your device will need to connect to Apple servers. But sometimes the servers can be under maintenance and therefore unavailable to authenticate the Apple ID.

You can go to Apple’s Server Status page to check the status of the Apple servers. If there is anything other than a green dot next to App Store, Apple ID, or iCloud Account & Sign in, then Apple servers are under maintenance and you just need to try again later.

Check Apple’s System Status

Reinsert Your SIM Card

The device’s SIM card is very important to the setup process. it is after all, what you need to connect to network signals and make or receive calls. Therefore, the setup process may be interrupted if the SIM card is not installed properly.

If it is your first time setting up an iPhone, you may have inserted the SIM card incorrectly, causing the setup process to get stuck on the “setting up Apple ID” step of the process.

To make sure the SIM card is not the problem, you may want to remove and reinstall it. Follow these steps to do it:

Step 1: Turn off the iPhone and then pull out the SIM card tray from the device.

Step 2: Carefully pull out the SIM card and reinsert it back onto the device.

Step 3: Now slide the tray back onto the device and turn on the iPhone to see if you can complete the setup process.

Reinsert Your SIM Card

Fix Potential System Issues

If the solutions above don’t work or if your device gets stuck on the Apple logo during set up you can try to use the TinyFix iOS System Repair tool to fix the device.

This is software that can be used to resolve many of the common iOS system issues that may affect the device.

Before we look at how you can use this program to resolve this issue, let’s first examine some of the reasons why it is the most ideal solution for you. They include the following:

  • It can be used to repair up to different iOS problems, including a device that is stuck on the Apple logo, a boot loop, or even various iOS update issues
  • It will repair your device without affecting any of the data on the device
  • It works well with all versions of iOS and all iPhone models

Here’s how you can use this system repair tool to fix your device:

  • Step 1: Open TinyFix iOS System Repair on your computer, connect the iPhone to the computer and then click on “iOS System Repair” to begin the repair process.
  • Step 2: On the next screen, select “Standard Repair” and then click on the “Standard Repair” button.
  • Step 3: You will then be prompted to download the correct firmware for the device. Click “Download” to begin downloading the firmware.
  • Step 4: When the download is complete, click on “Start” to fix the iPhone. The device will restart when the repair process is complete and you should be able to complete the setup process without further interference.

 main screen of TinyFix


The setup process is important and without it, it can be very hard to start using the device. If you are having trouble with any section of the setup process, the solutions we have looked at above should be able to help.

TinyFix iOS System Repair tool in particular will be helpful if the device remains stuck or gets stuck on any other screen during the setup process.

Aaron Roussey

Aaron is tech-savvy and enjoys writing technical articles about phones, computers, games, and the internet!
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