Apple Incorporation has designed and marketed a range of smartphones which go by the name of iPhone. All generations of the iPhone use nothing but only Apple’s iOS mobile operating system software.
The first-generation iPhone was eventually released on June 29 in the year 2007, and since then, a lot of new hardware iterations with whole new iOS releases have been released for the customers.
The new users of the iPhone are not very much aware of the nitty-gritty of the same and hence they find iPhone activation an issue. So, we are providing the steps here for seamless iPhone activation:
Using WiFi or mobile cellular internet connection:
- The users have to insert the SIM card into their iPhone, if necessary.Depending on how they bought their iPhone and the service, they may need to insert a brand new SIM card into their iPhone before activating.
If they bought a new iPhone directly from any carrier, it should come with the SIM card already provided.
- The SIM card must be activated by the users’ iPhone’s carrier. If they are attempting to use a SIM card from a carrier which is other than their own, they won’t be able to activate their iPhone.
- Then they have to Power On their iPhones.
- They have to then press the Home button and set up the preferred location, language, et al.
- They have to tap for a connection option and then the phone will attempt to activate itself after establishing a secure internet connection.
- Some users might be asked to provide their Apple ID and password during the activation process.
- The users have to first make sure that their phones have the latest versions of iTunes.
- If not, they have to download it or update it.
- Then they have to set up their language and location.
- Then they have to click on the option to Connect to iTunes – which will be available under the option of wireless networks.
- The users then have to connect their phone to the laptop using a USB cable.
- Then the users can select “Set up a new iPhone” or “Restore from backup” as per their preferences and the activation will start.
That being said, some more details on iPhones are that Apple has released twelve generations of iPhone models, each accompanied by one of the twelve major releases of the iOS operating system. GSM models of the said iPhone use a range of SIM cards so as to identify themselves to their respective GSM network. The SIM has fit in a tray, which is then inserted into a slot at the top of the iPhone device.
The SIM tray can also be ejected with a paper clip or the “SIM ejector tool” (a simple piece of sheet metal) which has been included with the iPhone 3G version and 3GS version in the United States and with many other models elsewhere in the world.
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Some iPhone models are shipped along with a SIM ejector tool which was then fabricated from an alloy dubbed as “Liquidmetal”. In many of the countries, the iPhone is usually sold with an added SIM lock, which thus prevents the iPhone from being used on a new or entirely different mobile network.