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A Detailed Guide about How to Set Up and Activate New iPhone X/8/8 Plus

Aug. 30, 2017 05:14 pm / Posted by Jenefey Aaron to iPhone Tips
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Whether you are iPhone beginners who use Android phones a lot before or have been familiar with Apple’s products for years, the first thing to do with you new iPhone X, iPhone 8/8 Plus/7s is to set it up. Honestly, setting up and activating new iPhone is easy, buy you will face a lot of options then. Below you can find a detailed to-do list on how to get started with iPhone X, iPhone 8/8 Plus/7s/7s Plus setup the right way.

Part 1: Preparations before iPhone x/8/8 Plus Setup and Activation

There are a couple of things that need doing before you setup and activate iPhone X, iPhone 8/8 Plus/7s to avoid potential issues.

• Make a backup of your old device first.

3 ways you can take to make a backup so that you won’t lose any data when switching to a new iPhone.

Tip: If you are Android users, you can manually transfer the files to computer and use Tenorshare iCareFone to import these files to new iPhone X, iPhone 8/8 Plus/7s in File Manger section.
import android phone files to iphone

• Check whether Wi-Fi connection is available whether you active iPhone X, iPhone 8/8 Plus with WiFi or cellular network.

• Ensure the SIM card is inserted if performing out-of-the-box setup.

• Verify your new iPhone has sufficient charge.

Part 2: How to Set up and Activate New iPhone X/8/8 Plus?

Now everything is ready, let’s get right to the point today: How to Activate iPhone X/8/8 Plus.

Part 3: Possible iPhone X/8/8 Plus Activation Problems When Set up and Fixes

During the setting up process, only a small number of users will unluckily encounter iPhone 8/7s activation errors. If you are one of them, don’t worry, try below methods.

Cannot Activate iPhone X/8/8 Plus

iPhone Stuck in Activation Screen  

Cannot Restore Backup from iCloud When Set up  

Part 4: How to Activate New iPhone X/8/8 Plus without SIM Card

So if you don’t have a SIM card in hand right now or the SIM is not supported, you can use iTunes to activate the device. It may not work when the network is locked by carrier.

However, if you receive the message “There is no SIM card installed in the iPhone you are attempting to activate” from iTunes, sadly, this means your iPhone is locked. You can either borrow a SIM card from friends to activate it, or contact your network provider to unlock your iPhone, or even jailbreak it. 

That’s all about how to set up new iPhone from old iPhone, including iPhone X/8/8 Plus and earlier devices. Now enjoy your device freely!

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