How to Rock Your New iPhone 6 Every Day of Hanukkah

How to Rock Your New iPhone 6 Every Day of Hanukkah

Enjoy eight days of Hanukkah and your new phone with tips from Akruto

How to Rock Your New iPhone 6 Every Day of Hanukkah


Akruto, Inc. Press Release

Newton, Mass. – December 13, 2014 – Many people plan to get a new iPhone 6 or receive one as a gift during this holiday season. It can be overwhelming especially when this is someone’s first iPhone. You can make it easier by doing just one thing for the iPhone 6 each day of Hanukkah. Akruto, Inc., developers of AkrutoSync™, Windows® PC software that syncs Outlook Calendars, Contacts, Tasks, and Notes across unlimited mobile devices, shares eight activities — which can be done over eight days — to help people make the most of their new iPhone 6.

“Based on talking with customers and friends, we’ve learned many people struggle to get off to a good start with a new phone,” says George Tatar, founder and CEO of Akruto, Inc. “It compelled us to share our experience with setting up new phones and taking some simple steps to ease the transition.”

Doing these activities over eight days will help new owners become more comfortable with the iPhone 6 and discover its various capabilities without feeling overwhelmed.

Day 1: Back up the old phone.

Backing up the old phone ensures all of your data is stored someplace safe before moving to your new phone. The backup process varies by phone. How to Back Up and Sync My New Phone has steps on how to do this with iOS, Windows Phone and Android devices. While backing up the old phone, plug in the iPhone 6 to charge it.

Day 2: Dress up the iPhone 6 to protect it.

It doesn’t take much for a phone to break. With many affordable, colorful cases and screen protectors on the market, it is easy to find one that would make a great Hanukkah gift. Not only will the iPhone look sharp and show off its owner’s style, but it will also be protected from scratches and falls.

Day 3: Export data from the old phone.

Now that your iPhone 6 has protection and is charged, you can export data from the old phone to import it into the iPhone 6. Steps to export data depend on the old phone’s make and model. Most manufacturers’ websites provide instructions for exporting data as a .csv or .ics file. You can import it into Microsoft Outlook by clicking File Tab > Open > Import.

Day 4: Treat the iPhone 6 to a game.

An iPhone 6 deserves to have some fun. Buy an iTunes card to give as a gift after lighting the menorah, or treat yourself to a game. We like Threes! and Trivia Crack. For free games, we still like Words with Friends. We also like Peggle Blast. It’s Hanukkah, have fun!

Day 5: Sync iPhone 6 with Outlook wirelessly.

People are always on the go and want to have contact information and appointments on their iPhone 6. An easy way to do this is to sync iPhone 6 with Outlook using either iTunes or third-party software like AkrutoSync. The latter can keep data in sync wirelessly and automatically. You can try it free for seven days to see how you like it.

Day 6: Give the gift of charging.

Many apps can drain a phone’s battery faster than it takes to recharge it. Affordable chargers make a great Hanukkah gift or a valuable item to buy with a gift card.

Day 7: Make a favorite Hanukkah dish.

While at the grocery store, browse the web on the iPhone 6 for recipes for potato latkes or sufganiyot (jelly-filled donuts). Get the ingredients and then go home at fry up a storm with the recipe right in your hands. Even with protection, don’t let the phone get too close to the fryer!

Day 8: End Hanukkah on a high note.

Give the gift of a song or treat yourself to a Hanukkah song from the iTunes Store like “Candlelight” from the Maccabeats. You can always go to the popular standbys of “The Dreidel Song” or “Hanukkah, oh Hanukkah.”

About Akruto, Inc.
Akruto develops software for individuals and small businesses that want to synchronize Microsoft Outlook with smartphones and other mobile devices. Its engineers have extensive experience in data management and share a strong commitment to protecting data privacy. The company’s solutions offer a reliable way to sync smartphones with Outlook contacts, calendar, notes and tasks without using the cloud, delivering a higher level of privacy. The company’s flagship product, AkrutoSync, includes support for Android, iOS and Windows phone platforms. Founded in 2010 and headquartered in Newton, Mass., the company maintains a website at Media inquiries should be directed to media(at)akruto(dot)com.

George Tatar, 617-299-0094
Meryl K. Evans

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