All iPads How to activate an iPad Air 2 on Verizon

Discussion in 'iPad' started by av8rdude, Oct 24, 2014.

  1. av8rdude macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2014
    1. With the iPad turned off, remove the Apple nano sim

    2. Replace the Apple sim with a Verizon nano sim

    3. Using iTunes, Restore the iPad (Note: restore the device itself, not a previous backup of apps, music, pics, etc.)

    4. When the Restore is complete, the iPad should recognize a Verizon signal

    5. Call Verizon Customer Service or go online and activate an iPad data plan (line of service)

    6. Enjoy your new iPad Air 2!

    Note: this will work with a Verizon nano sim used in a previous iPad Air just as well as a new one
  2. -Reaper- macrumors member

    Oct 3, 2012
    Think this will also work if I have a 2 year contract with verizon. With an iPad air? Just switch the sim over and do what you said and it should auto update on the account showing it's the Air 2 now?
  3. fanchee, Oct 24, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2014

    fanchee macrumors 6502a


    Nov 23, 2009
    Why do you have to restore? Can't you just pop in the sim from a previous Verizon iPad and turn it on?

    Update: I can confirm no restore is necessary. I just popped my Verizon sim from my other iPad into iPad Air 2 and it works great. Didn't even have to restart.

    Put the Apple sim away for a rainy day, I guess.

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