Can I activate new iPhone on any computer w/latest iTunes? Or just at home?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by straleno, Jun 14, 2009.

  1. straleno macrumors newbie

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    Couldn't find any threads on this, and I was curious. My 3GS is being delivered to my office, and if I can activate on my work computer, I wouldn't have to wait until I get home. Does it matter where I activate/sync the first time? I'd be syncing ONLY at home after that.
    Thanks.
     
  2. Roessnakhan macrumors 68040

    Roessnakhan

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    Nope it doesn't matter. Just like an Apple employee activating it on any computer in the Apple Store, you can activate it on any computer.
     
  3. bobsentell macrumors 6502a

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    Any computer with iTunes, just remember to NOT sync it unless on your computer.
     
  4. tayshon macrumors 6502a

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    When you get home just connect and back-up (if this is not your first iphone)
     
  5. jazz1 macrumors 65816

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    O.K. then. Does this mean that since I already have a 3G synched to my home desktop computer, I can take a new replacement 3G s and register it on my laptop (since I won't be home until the end of the day)?
     
  6. straleno thread starter macrumors newbie

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    For me, it's my first iPhone, so I wouldn't be restoring or backing up right away, just activating. So, to be clear and idiot-proof (for myself, that is), it sounds like I could do that first sync/activation anywhere, then?
    Thanks.
     
  7. iknownothing987 macrumors newbie

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    If I bought a phone under a family plan, what information would I need to be able to ativate an iphone from another computer if my number isn't the main number for the account?
     

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