Activate iPhone without Sim Card

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  1. Sevakd macrumors newbie

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    Hello everyone, I am looking for ways to activate my iPhone 6S Plus without Sim Card, since my Sim Card reader is broken and out of warranty, and since i reset my iPhone to factory settings, i am now unable to unlock since it requires Sim card to activate. Any possibilities to reactivate so that at least i can use it as music device or entertaining device
    Thanks in advance
     
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  3. Sevakd thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i tried and itunes also says no sim card is inserted on this device, and it says insert sim card
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    I was thinking if there are any external Sim Card readers which i can use just to activate the phone and use it as a device
     
  4. Audit13 macrumors 601

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    I assume you've tried different sim cards with no luck?

    I was not sure if iTunes would work. Thanks for confirming that it doesn't.
     
  5. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    As I recall any SIM card should work, even a non-working one.
     
  6. Audit13 macrumors 601

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    OP's sim reader is not working so the iPhone can't be activated.

    Maybe the sim card is not making proper contact with the sim reader's pins? Maybe put a piece of tape of the sim card and insert again? I know that some sim cards are thicker than others.
     
  7. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    Meaning the SIM card slot in the phone isn't working? I guess I didn't quite pick up on that originally when I saw "SIM Card Reader" being referenced.
     
  8. Audit13 macrumors 601

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    I would assume it's the sim card reader in the phone as the OP is trying to activate the 6s after performing a reset.
     

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