Can you activate an iPhone without SIM card? This is a question that has been at the center of debate for the longest time and in this article, we will attempt to answer it. In fact, we will provide you with definitive ways to bypass iPhone activation screen without SIM card.
The answer to this question is a resounding yes. It is very possible to activate an iPhone even if you don’t have a SIM card. But we must point out that the process of trying to activate your iPhone without the SIM card can be a little tricky.
We have however, tried to simplify the solutions on this guide as much as possible to make it easy to follow.
If your iPhone is new, the following are two of the most effective ways to activate it without a SIM card:
You can use the emergency call feature on your iPhone to activate the device without using a SIM card. Here’s how to use this feature:
Step 1: When you see the “No SIM card Installed” message during the activation process, press the Home Key. You should see the emergency call option.
Step 2: Make the call to 999 or 112. But press the power button on the iPhone to disconnect the call before it connects.
Step 3: You will see a message asking if you would like to cancel the call. Select it and the iPhone will now be activated.
Please note however that this solution is fairly limited and may or may not work as expected.
If you don’t have a SIM card, you can also use iTunes to bypass the Activation screen. Here’s how to do it:
Step 1: Open iTunes on your PC or Mac and make sure that you are running the latest version.
Step 2: Connect the iPhone to computer using its original USB cable.
Step 3: Follow the on-screen instructions to set up the iPhone and when you are prompted to activate the iPhone with the carrier network, skip this option.
If this was an old iPhone, you can then choose to restore any backups you may have to the iPhone.
It is also quite possible to bypass activation on iPhone without SIM card if you jailbreak the iPhone. This is because jailbreaking your iPhone will lift many of the restrictions that Apple may impose on the device during the activation process. This is an ideal solution for older devices, but we recommend using it as a last resort.
Jailbreaking your iPhone is not just complicated and requires a lot of time, but it may also void the warranty and damage the device when you do it incorrectly. But if you are able to jailbreak the iPhone, you can definitely activate it without having to insert the SIM card.
There are a lot of jailbreaking tools in the market to choose from. Do your research to make sure you are using a tool that is ideal for your specific iPhone model.
You may also use the R-SIM or the X-SIM to activate the iPhone if you don’t have the carrier SIM. Follow these simple steps to do it:
Step 1: Insert the SIM card with the R-SIM/X-SIM into the iPhone.
Step 2: Turn on the iPhone and select your preferred network from the list presented or enter the IMSI code to confirm your choice.
Step 3: Reboot the iPhone and you will see the activation completion message popup on your screen, indicating that the activation process has been completed.
If you purchased a second-hand iPhone and the previous owner failed to remove the Apple ID associated with the device, you will have problems activating the device.
In this case, we recommend using LazePaw iPhone Passcode Unlocker, a third-party tool that allows you to easily bypass iCloud activation and activate the second-hand iPhone with or without the SIM card. The following are some of its most notable features:
You can easily and very quickly bypass activation lock screen even if you don’t have the SIM card, Apple ID or passwords.
It will work on all iPhone models from 5 to X running iOS 12.3 and later, including iOS 15, etc.
Once the device is unlocked, you can enjoy all features on it except calls, cellular and iCloud.
Your device can no longer be tracked or erased remotely once the Apple ID has been removed.
Install LazePaw on to your computer and then follow these simple steps to bypass iPhone activation without the SIM card:
Step 1: Open LazePaw on your computer and the click “Unlock Apple ID”. Connect the locked iPhone to computer using the device’s lightning or USB cable.
Step 2: The program will immediately begin downloading the jailbreak package needed to unlock the device.
Step 3: When the download is complete, follow the on-screen instructions to complete the jailbreaking process. Click on “Start” to continue.
Step 4: LazePaw will start to unlock the device and in a few seconds, the process will be complete.
The above are all solutions that will prove useful when you need to activate an iPhone without the SIM card. Whatever method you choose, try to follow the instructions as precisely as you can for the best results.
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