iphone 4s start up problems help !

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

  1. mcevoyi macrumors newbie

    Jun 16, 2012
    somerset uk
    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

  2. bandofbrothers macrumors 601


    Oct 14, 2007
    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

    Jun 16, 2012
    somerset uk

    Yes that sorted it out

    Seems to be working

    Thank you !

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