Activate old iphone 6

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ndaddio, Aug 13, 2017.

  1. ndaddio macrumors newbie

    Aug 13, 2017
    My iphone 6 broke so i switched to an iphone 4s, now that my iphone 6 is fixed i want to reactivate it. How do i do that?
  2. eyoungren macrumors Core


    Aug 31, 2011
    ten-zero-eleven-zero-zero by zero-two
    When you say reactivate do you mean reactivate to use as an actual phone or do you mean reactivate just to get past the SIM activation?

    If the first, put a new SIM in it for the line you are going to use it on.

    If the later, just find any old SIM off eBay for your carrier (deactivated SIMs are fine) and use that.
  3. ndaddio thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 13, 2017
    I have a sim for my old iphone 6 but it must have gotten deactivated when i activated my iphone 4s. I would just transfer the sim from my current phone but the iphone 4 has a different size sim card.
  4. timeconsumer macrumors 68000


    Aug 1, 2008
    What carrier do you have? Usually you can just contact your carrier and provide the number of the SIM card you want to use and they will activate it for you.
  5. ndaddio thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 13, 2017
    Okay i have at&t do you know if there is a way to put that info in online?
  6. HallStevenson macrumors 6502a


    May 1, 2012
    Call your carrier

    If it was Verizon and the phone was previously active on the account, they have a "bring your own device" option and allow you to pick previously active phones. ATT might have something similar - start digging around.

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