Here’s our guide on how to pre-order iPhone X quickly the right way when Apple flips the switch on pre-orders for its 2017 flagship.
Apple is getting ever-closer to making the highly anticipated iPhone X available for pre-order. Those pre-orders will begin on Friday, October 27 at 12.01 AM Pacific Time, which means that you need to be primed and ready wherever you are in the world to stand the best possible chance of securing one of the initial units.
We’re going to take a look at how you can prepare yourself, and your existing device, to be with the best possible chance of being successful. To stand the best possible chance of getting one of the initial iPhone X units, you are going to want to be using a combination of the Apple Store app and Apple Pay for the order. This allows you to do some early housekeeping prior to pre-orders beginning, as highlighted below.
Make sure Apple Pay information is accurate
Step 1: Payment is going to be one of the biggest parts of the iPhone X pre-order process so you need to make sure you’re set up for that to be as quick and seamless as possible. The easiest and quickest route to payment is to use Apple Pay through the Apple Store app. If you haven’t got Apple Pay set up, then launch the Wallet app, tap the “+” button and follow the on-screen prompts through to add and activate the card for Apple Pay purchases.
Step 2: If you already have Apple Pay active, and have used it recently, then it should be okay to go, primed and ready. If not, then it’s definitely worthwhile launching Wallet on the device and checking the card to make sure that it’s still an active and functional card. This just ensures that there are no barriers to payment when the time comes.
Step 3: You will also need to make sure that all associated addresses, billing, and delivery, are accurate and up to date. Apple is very big on having the right billing address assigned against a purchase made with a specific card, so getting this right is imperative to a successful order.
Prepare Apple Store app with your iPhone X choice(s)
Step 1: Rather than messing around with device choices and individual configurations during the actual pre-order time, you can get this prepared in advance and we highly recommend you do so. To do this, launch the Apple Store app and tap to head into the iPhone X product page.
Step 2: Select the carrier (if it’s available to you).
Step 3: Choose the color of the device that you would like. The options for iPhone X are Silver or Space Gray.
Step 4: Select the internal capacity of the device. Apple is offering two different configurations where iPhone X is concerned; either 64GB or 256GB.
Step 5: You will now get an overview of the product that you have chosen. Tap on the favorite (heart) icon in the top navigation bar to add this configured device to your favorites. We recommend adding at least two choices to favorites, with second choice being a backup option in case the first one gets sold out quick. Once done, it will be super simple to access your choices when the time comes.
When Pre-orders go live…
Step 1: When Apple flips the switch on iPhone X pre-orders, that’s when it’s time to put the preparation into full flow. Launch the Apple Store app and select the Account tab from the bottom of the interface.
Step 2: Quickly select the saved iPhone X configuration from Favorites section that will hold the information about the carrier, device color and capacity. Make sure you tap the blue Add to Bag option to put this device into your basket.
Step 3: Tap the Bag icon button to view the contents and then choose the Buy with Apple Pay option. This will be a big black option with the Apple logo on it and can’t be missed. Tap on the Apple Pay button again and then validate the purchase with Touch ID.
That’s it! This should complete the purchase and hopefully get you your iPhone X delivered on launch day.
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