iPhone X and iPhone 8 has been released recently. Once you get the new iPhone, this first thing you need to do is activate the new iPhone. iPhone activation is the most important process to be performed for you to enjoy music and videos, make phone calls or do anything else with your new iPhone. How to activate your new iPhone? Actually there are different methods for you to activate the new iPhone, even without SIM card. Below we will show you how to activate new iPhone X/8/7/6/5.
Part 1. How to Activate iPhone X/8/7/6/5 Using Wi-Fi or Cellular Connection
Activation process can be completed easily on new iPhone. For people who are fresh to iPhone and people who give up their old iPhone 5/4S/4 and switch to a new iPhone S X/8/7/6/, the iPhone activation can be slightly different, but basically the same. Here I'll take activating Verizon iPhone as an example:
Note: For old iPhone users, if your contacts are still useful to you, you should back up your contacts before activating your Phone for Verizon service.
Step 1: If necessary, insert the SIM card into your phone. Depending on how you got your iPhone and your service, you may need to insert a new SIM card into your iPhone before activating. For existing Verizon customers, use a different phone other than you phone, call (877) 807-4646. Make sure that you have the receipt for your service handy, as you will need to provide the customer service reps with some information on it.
Step 2: Power on your iPhone and start the setup process. You'll be asked to select your language and region.
Step 3: Choose a Wi-Fi network or tap "Use Cellular Connection" If you select a Wi-Fi (iPhone won't connect Wi-Fi?), enter the password and connect it. If you select "Use Cellular Connection", you can use your cellular connection instead to activate and setup the iPhone.
Step 4: Wait for your iPhone to activate. Your Verizon iPhone will contact the activation servers when you connect to a network. This will take a few minutes at most.
After the iPhone has been activated through Verizon, you will be guided through the rest of the iPhone setup process, including creating/signing into the iCloud account, restoring your saved contacts and more.
Part 2. How to Activate iPhone Without SIM Card (Using iTunes)
If you don't have a wireless network connection for the activation, or you want to activate iPhone without SIM card, you can choose to activate iPhone with iTunes. Here is the tutorial on how to activate AT&T iPhone with SIM:
Step 1: Download and install the latest version of iTunes on your PC.
Step 2: Start the new AT&T iPhone setup process on the iPhone. You'll be prompted to select a language and region.
Step 3: Tap "Connect to iTunes" beneath any available wireless network.
Step 4: Connect your iPhone to your computer via USB cable. iTunes will activate AT&T iPhone automatically.
Step 5: You'll be asked to setup AT&T iPhone as new or restore from a backup. Choose the one as you like, it won't affect the activation process.
Step 6: Click "Get Started" then "Sync". Your iPhone will sync to your computer and the AT&T cellular activation will be applied.
Step 7: Disconnect your iPhone and continue the setup on the iPhone screen. Now your AT&T iPhone is activated with no SIM card. You can finish other work on your iPhone, including creating passcode, signing in with an Apple ID.