iPhone 6(S)(+) repaired iphone 6 s plus

lasloduncan

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will be here in the morning...I think I put in the sim card hook to itunes and do a restore and back in business??---but what about serial number? ...has it been changed? is it on the sim card? what?--do I have to re-regisiter this phone and serial number with apple?..and worse yet do I have to hassle with tracfone, my carrier.??------so some clearification on how the serial number change, if it has occured is dealt with it?..may have been nice if it was just ported over to the replacement device..

I guess the replacement rather than new, are a mix mash of tested working used parts?? comments on that also please...thank you--

It is tg week so trying to keep this simple- people will be crazy if I have to get help
 

akash.nu

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Your post is far from simple. Mind posting the questions in a more coherent fashion with bullet points?

In general if your replacement is directly coming from apple then you don’t need to worry about anything at all.
 

lasloduncan

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Thank you I orginally wrote that in my native apache -I guess the translator hosed it up sorry was hoping for either and native apache or english speaker comment...however you seem to have diciphered it sucessfully and I do apprecaite your help -thank you very much for your trouble
 

Audit13

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will be here in the morning...I think I put in the sim card hook to itunes and do a restore and back in business??---but what about serial number? ...has it been changed? is it on the sim card? what?--do I have to re-regisiter this phone and serial number with apple?..and worse yet do I have to hassle with tracfone, my carrier.??------so some clearification on how the serial number change, if it has occured is dealt with it?..may have been nice if it was just ported over to the replacement device..

I guess the replacement rather than new, are a mix mash of tested working used parts?? comments on that also please...thank you--

It is tg week so trying to keep this simple- people will be crazy if I have to get help
You can use iTunes to restore or from an iCloud backup.

Serial # and IMEI will be different.

No need to re-register the serial # and IMEI. Both will be registered to your AppleID when you sign in.

If you cannot get service with your Tracfone sim, you may have to call Tracfone and have them add the phone's IMEI to your cell phone account.
 

lasloduncan

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You can use iTunes to restore or from an iCloud backup.

Serial # and IMEI will be different.

No need to re-register the serial # and IMEI. Both will be registered to your AppleID when you sign in.

If you cannot get service with your Tracfone sim, you may have to call Tracfone and have them add the phone's IMEI to your cell phone account.
[doublepost=1542579303][/doublepost]thank you that is what I wanted to know...now I need to find out how to do that with tracphone...thanks.
 

lasloduncan

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[doublepost=1542579303][/doublepost]thank you that is what I wanted to know...now I need to find out how to do that with tracphone...thanks.
[doublepost=1542584001][/doublepost]will I need new and different sim card...it is a straight talk phone I thought, but the carrier desigantion in the top of the screen when on says tfw trac phone wireless..and the sim says tf on it...I just went to wally and bought straight talk sim in case I need a new one..the guy at walmart says st and tracphone each use thier own different sim cards..so that means I will not have the correct one unless they can use the same one. all very cumbersome and confusing at least to me....thanks
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[doublepost=1542584001][/doublepost]will I need new and different sim card...it is a straight talk phone I thought, but the carrier desigantion in the top of the screen when on says tfw trac phone wireless..and the sim says tf on it...I just went to wally and bought straight talk sim in case I need a new one..the guy at walmart says st and tracphone each use thier own different sim cards..so that means I will not have the correct one unless they can use the same one. all very cumbersome and confusing at least to me....thanks
[doublepost=1542585817][/doublepost]sorry for the confusion. mostly mine...I will wait get the phone get the instrustions and go from there --talked already with two...c/s at straight talk--not sure they know what they are talking about either -one said need different and new sim other said present one that came with the orig phone will work..
.no matter will chug ahead. If I need a new one will go get it....just was trying to do this in a half a day instead of the usual two day deal for a 3 hour deal...thanks for your help-
 

lasloduncan

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follow up fyi--orig sim card worked perfect --had an apple tekkie hold my hand took and hour or so...but frankly I would have never never got through the itunes restore deal with her. so bad info on the sim card deal but thnx anyway tracphone straight talk carrier..??? go figure...dont know but done...thanks all