Restore iPhone 5 without SIM?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by gdourado, Oct 30, 2013.

  1. gdourado macrumors 6502

    gdourado

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    Apr 22, 2010
    #1
    Hello,
    How are you?
    Now that my 5s has arrived and I have it set up from my iTunes 5 backup with everything, it is time to pass on my old iPhone 5 to my wife.
    This will be her first iPhone. She is used to Android.
    I will use iTunes to restore my iphone 5 to factory settings and then set it up for her.
    My question is that she does not have a Nano SIM yet.
    Can I restore the iPhone without a SIM inserted and set it up? Create her iCloud account and all that?
    Or is a SIM card mandatory?

    Cheers!
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

    Applejuiced

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    #2
    No.
    You will need a sim inside in order to activate it after the restore.
    You will not be able to get inside the homescreen without one.
     

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