All iPads How to activate an iPad Air 2 on Verizon

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

  1. av8rdude macrumors newbie

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    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

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    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

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    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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