Activate your phone

When you have restored the factory default settings, you need to activate the phone.

Follow these instructions to activate your Apple iPhone 4S.

  1. Turn on the phone
    Press and hold On/Off until the phone is turned on
    Drag the arrow right
    Press Unlock
    Key in the PIN and press OK

  2. Select general settings
    To change language
    Press the required language
    Press arrow right

    To change country or area
    Press Show More...
    Press the required country or area
    Press Next
    Press Enable Location Services or Disable Location Services
    Press Next

    If you select Disable Location Services:
    Press OK

  3. Select option
    Activate the phone using iTunes, go to a
    Activate the phone without using iTunes, go to b

    a) Activate the phone using iTunes
    Press Connect to iTunes
    Press Continue
    Start the program iTunes on your computer
    Connect the data cable to the socket at the bottom of the phone and to the computer's USB port
    Follow the instructions on the screen to select synchronisation settings
    Select Done
    After a moment, it is indicated on the screen that the phone is ready for use

    Please note: Before you can activate the phone using iTunes, you need to install the program iTunes on your computer

    b) Activate the phone without using iTunes
    Press the required WiFi network or Other....
    Follow the instructions on the display to connect to the required WiFi network
    Press Next
    Press Set Up as New iPhone
    Press Next

    To activate the phone using an existing Apple ID:
    Press Sign In with an Apple ID

    To activate the phone using a new Apple ID:
    Press Create a Free Apple ID

    To activate the phone without an Apple ID:
    Press Skip This Step
    Press Skip
    Follow the instructions on the display to activate the phone
Last updated: 24/12/2018
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