iphone 4s start up problems help !

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by mcevoyi, Jun 16, 2012.

  1. mcevoyi macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hi all

    I'be purchased to day and iphone 4s ...
    The phone was off an auction website ...and i collected for the saler ...the phone is boxed and complete with the actual sales recipt from apple in exeter uk

    The phone is unlocked ...but was useing orange network ...but i need to use 3 three..and habe purchased the micro sim ..installed ..

    I've turned the phone on and it wants to activate ..i have no access to a wi-fi network so i am tryingn to get the phone to activate via the 3g .....

    The phone keeps showing a screen ' could not activate iphone '

    The phone is showing a 3g signal ....and a box at the bottom of the screen 'try again over mobile ' i have touhed that a few times and it 'looks' the returns to ' coild not activae iphone '
    Do i need to leave the phone for a time while it works out its fitted with a different sim ?
    Or havei not set up correctly
    Please help ..my daughter driving me nutts

    Iain
     
  2. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

    bandofbrothers

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    The micro sim will be recognised instantly so there should be no delay there.

    I would suggest you need to hook up the phone to iTunes and follow the prompts.
     
  3. mcevoyi thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hinthere

    Yes that sorted it out

    Seems to be working

    Thank you !
     

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