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How to Activate iPhone without SIM

Here are the steps to activate your iPhone without SIM card. Use iTunes or R-Sim or X-Sim to set up iPhones.

There is no doubt that the iPhone is one of the best and most reliable smartphones on the market. Even if, at times, its “closure” may seem like a limitation, at the same time it keeps us away from cyber dangers. The same goes for activating the Apple smartphone without a SIM card inserted, which normally wouldn’t be possible. So, you may be wondering, what you have to do to activate the iPhone without a SIM. Well, worry not, as in this guide, we will tell you all the procedures to set up your iPhone without a SIM card below.

How to Activate an iPhone without SIM Card (2023)

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You can easily activate your iPhone without a SIM card, and there are exactly two ways to do it, I will explain them to you step by step below:

Activate iPhone without SIM via iTunes

iTunes offers the possibility (with some carriers only) to activate your iPhone without requiring a SIM card, here’s how it is done:

  • First of all, download the latest version of iTunes from the official website.
  • You need to make sure to use the most up-to-date version of the iTunes software that does not encounter incompatibility issues and other conflicts between your computer and iOS device.
  • After that connect your iPhone to the computer with the USB cable (preferably original).
  • At this point, iTunes should open automatically and search for the latest iOS update for your iPhone. Once found, just download and install the latest iOS version for your iPhone.
  • Once the latest iOS version has been installed on the iPhone, you will come across two options: “Setup as New” or “Restore From Backup”.
  • Simply, select the “Setup as New” option and press the Continue button.
  • Now you just have to go through the instructions given on the screen to complete the Setup process and finally, the iPhone will be unlocked.
  • You also need to note that after following this procedure, you will only be able to use the iPhone to browse the internet, play games or use some apps. Everything that has to do with telephony functions will obviously be disabled and therefore no longer usable.

Activate iPhone with R-Sim or X-Sim

Another way to activate the iPhone without a SIM inserted is to use the X-SIM or R-SIM that is not linked directly to a telephone operator. Just follow the steps below on how to do that:

  • First of all, you need to buy an R-SIM or other cards of this type, I suggest you take a look at this Amazon website.
  • Insert the R-SIM or X-SIM into your iPhone.
  • Select the telephone operator from the list or enter your IMSI code by searching it on this link for your specific iPhone model.
  • Confirm and restart the device.
  • At this point, the iPhone will begin to search for the field and then complete the activation procedure.

That’s all there is to know about how to activate iPhone without a SIM. For more iPhone Tips and Tricks, check out similar types of guides only on our website TechNClub.com: How To Fix iPhone XS Won’t Connect To Mac Issue, and How to Check if my iPhone is Accessed Remotely.