Activating iPhone.

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by nellisere, Jul 27, 2013.

  1. nellisere macrumors member

    Oct 5, 2011
    Hey everyone. I've just bought an iPhone 4S which was locked to O2, but he said it might be unlocked but he was unsure. I assumed that when trying a sim, if it was unlocked it would come up with this message and you'd only get one bar of signal, as shown here.


    But when I put a 3 simcard into the O2 iPhone, I got this message, along with 4 bars of signal.


    Also notice it's giving me the option to try again. (Also if WiFi wasn't on, it shows the 3G sign at the top and attempts to activate over 3G, giving the same message.

    So what does this mean, I was hoping that means it's unlocked seeing as it's a different message. What does it mean?

  2. wsc9005 macrumors regular

    Dec 12, 2011
    Scotland, UK
    Your phone is locked.

    If it is unlocked, it will activate with whatever SIM card you inserted.
  3. charlituna macrumors G3


    Jun 11, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    It means your phone is locked and they are telling you not to be bother whining to Apple cause it is a carrier issue.

    Try again is for after you call or you put in a correct sim
  4. nellisere thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 5, 2011
    Ok thanks. I'm getting it unlocked now. But I just wanted to know why there are two different messages, with different meanings?

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