I just got my iphone and something happened. Is this normal??????

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  1. VideoNewbie macrumors 6502

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    ok i just got my iphone and i wanted to charge it first (thats the first thign u do before anything else right?)

    anyway when i stuck the plug into a power socket and connected it to my iphone it gave me an icon that signaled me to use a usb cable to connect to itunes and gave me the option to "slide for emergency" or something?

    emergency? what emergency?!! help

    is someting wrong? also i turned off the phone to let it just sit there and charge but i dont see any kind of green battery icon or anything??
     
  2. iUser4Lyfe macrumors 6502

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    Its just asking you to activate it. Calm down. Just plug it into Itunes.
     
  3. JBaker122586 macrumors 65816

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    Plug it into the computer.
    You have to set it up first.
     
  4. D3lta macrumors 6502a

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    It seems your phone just isn't activated. The 'slide for emergency' is to dial 911 in case of an emergency, even if the phone isn't activated.
     
  5. Torq macrumors regular

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    That's normal.

    It was just telling you that you could slide to unlock the phone if you needed to make an emergency call.
     
  6. VideoNewbie thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i dont hav my macbook with me right now..should i just let it charge? how long should the initial charge be?

    or should i just wait until i can get it to itunes
     
  7. fireplace macrumors member

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    it charges through the USB anyway - it multitasks. its a woman:eek:
     
  8. Resist macrumors 68030

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    They give you an instruction manual for a reason. I suggest you read it. :)
     
  9. dccorona macrumors 68020

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    the initial charge should be however long you want it to
    the batteries come pre calibrated
    some people like to calibrate them themselves, but youd have to drain it completely first, then charge it. When you get it, its already partially powered up

    classic
     
  10. TSX macrumors 68030

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    LOL, Yes the iPhone is in distress call for emergency!!!!!!!!!!
     
  11. VideoNewbie thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ok i just connected it to my macbook and it told me that itunes cant access the itunes store (ok im not connected to the net)

    accordign to the manual itunes should bring me to a setup guide and that didnt happen...

    also i do not see the iphone icon on my desktop and i dont see that my macbook recognizes that the iphone is even connected to my computer?

    what ami doin wrong
    it doesnt make sense that u hav to have internet connection to set up the phone?
     
  12. VideoNewbie thread starter macrumors 6502

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    so r u saying its better to just use the phone until its dead before i start charging it?
     
  13. iUser4Lyfe macrumors 6502

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    Ha awesome.
     
  14. nikhsub1 macrumors 68000

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    You must be connected to teh intarwebz to activate
     
  15. nabechu macrumors 6502

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    yes you'll need internet access in order to activate the phone.
     
  16. MattZani macrumors 68030

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    Just Charge it every night.

    And it needs the internet to activate your phone.

    The Phone comes like 3/4 Charged anyway, its charged as they load the software at Apple.

    I dont understand how this is complicated? Unbox iPhone. Plug iPhone into iTunes, Follow On screen instructions, done.
     
  17. Inf4life macrumors regular

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    My suggestion is that you return the phone to ATT or Apple and get a Zack Morris phone because you are obviously not qualified to own an iPhone.
     
  18. ARK macrumors 6502

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    MY THOUGHTS EXACTLY!!!!
     
  19. duky macrumors 6502

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    LMFAO, that's hilarious, but yeah it's really not that complicated, plug it in, make sure you're connected to the internet, activate it. If you can't do it go to an ATT store or Apple and explain your distress and they'll come to your aid I'm sure,
     
  20. Inf4life macrumors regular

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    Then when you leave they will probably snicker behind your back about how retarded you are.
     
  21. milani macrumors 68000

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    You're from Texas... keep that in mind.

    We have to forgive the OP. Keep in mind that setting up a smart phone isn't like a regular phone. If you've never done it before, it might be a bit confusing. Cut the OP some slack.
     
  22. Inf4life macrumors regular

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    Ok. But I still say that if you can't even set it up on iTunes then you won't know how to work the actual phone.
     
  23. ALittleDrive macrumors regular

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    Yeah, it sounds really bad, but I'm sure he/she will learn...wait, do you live in a town called Killeen in Texas? Like, Killin' in TX.
     
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